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  1. To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound and in the diagnosis of Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS).

    Authors: Ahmed M. Maged, Akmal El-Mazny, Nada Kamal, Safaa I. Mahmoud, Mona Fouad, Noura El-Nassery, Amal Kotb, Wael S. Ragab, Asmaa I. Ogila, Ahmed A. Metwally, Yossra Lasheen, Radwa M. Fahmy, Maha Katta, Eman K. Shaeer and Noha Salah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:354
  2. Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is increasingly used in the clinical prenatal screening of twin pregnancies, and its screening performance for chromosomal abnormalities requires further evaluation. For twi...

    Authors: Xiying Yuan, Weinan Wang, Lei Dai, Wenjing Yong, Chenlin Pei, Jingzhi Li and Lingqian Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:351
  3. We aimed to evaluate the impact of recommending supplementation to pregnant women with serum ferritin (SF) < 20 µg/L in early pregnancy on use of supplements, and to explore which factors were associated with ...

    Authors: Marthe-Lise Næss-Andresen, Anne Karen Jenum, Jens Petter Berg, Ragnhild Sørum Falk and Line Sletner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:350
  4. Women undergoing induction of labour (IOL) more often have poor childbirth experience compared to women with spontaneous onset of labour (SOL). For understanding and optimizing childbirth experience in IOL, we...

    Authors: Katariina Place, Leena Rahkonen, Katti Adler and Heidi Kruit
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:349
  5. Although pregnancy is a physiological process it causes hormonal changes that can also affect the oral cavity. Pregnancy increases the risk of gum disease inflammation and tooth caries which could affect the h...

    Authors: Małgorzata Radwan-Oczko, Lidia Hirnle, Marta Szczepaniak and Irena Duś-Ilnicka
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:348
  6. This review aimed to identify guidelines with recommendations applicable to the antenatal management of dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies within high-income countries, appraise their methodological quali...

    Authors: Caroline O’Connor, Emily O’Connor, Sara Leitao, Shauna Barrett and Keelin O’Donoghue
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:347
  7. Some studies indicate that more than 10% of pregnant women are affected by psychological problems. The current COVID‐19 pandemic has increased mental health problems in more than half of pregnant women. The pr...

    Authors: Atefeh Fatemi, Fatemeh Nasiri-Amiri, Mahbobeh Faramarzi, Mohammad Chehrazi, Hajar Adib Rad and Zeinab Pahlavan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:346
  8. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is associated with an increased risk of adverse metabolic health in offspring, and these findings have been demonstrated in animal models without parental infertility iss...

    Authors: Le Bo, Lun Wei, Linling Shi, Chao Luo, Shasha Gao, Anwen Zhou and Caiping Mao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:345
  9. In twin pregnancies complicated by selective fetal growth restriction (sFGR), if the smaller twin is in the state of impending intra-uterine death (IUD), immediate delivery will reduce the risk of IUD of the s...

    Authors: So-hee Kim, Young Mi Jung, Chan-Wook Park, Joong Shin Park, Jong Kwan Jun, Mi Hye Park, Han Sung Hwang and Seung Mi Lee
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:344
  10. To evaluate the accuracy of different parameters of the ophthalmic artery Doppler (OAD) in the complementary diagnosis of preeclampsia (PE).

    Authors: Pollyanna F. M. Vaz de Melo, Leonardo Roever, Tânia M. S. Mendonça, Fabrício da Silva Costa, Daniel Lorber Rolnik and Angélica L. D. Diniz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:343
  11. Racial disparities exist in maternal morbidity and mortality, with most of these events occurring in healthy pregnant people. A known driver of these outcomes is unplanned cesarean birth. Less understood is to...

    Authors: Nicole S. Carlson, Madelyn S. Carlson, Elise N. Erickson, Melinda Higgins, Abby J. Britt and Alexis Dunn Amore
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:342
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic has had indirect effects on pregnancy outcomes. There is limited data on the impact on gestational diabetes (GDM) in diverse populations and the possible underlying mediators. This study ...

    Authors: Yoon Ji Jina Rhou, James Elhindi, Sarah J. Melov, N. Wah Cheung and Dharmintra Pasupathy
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:341
  13. Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) predicts negative health outcomes among individuals with overweight or obesity. Loss of control eating (LOC), the ingestion of food associated with being unable to contr...

    Authors: Michele D. Levine, Rebecca L. Emery Tavernier, Rachel P. K. Conlon, Jennifer L. Grace, Gina M. Sweeny, Bang Wang and Yu Cheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:340
  14. 20–25% pregnant women in the UK carry group B streptococcus (GBS) which, if left undetected, is transmitted from pregnant mothers to their babies during birth in 36% of cases. This transmission leads to early ...

    Authors: Georgina Constantinou, Susan Ayers, Eleanor J Mitchell, Kate F Walker, Jane Daniels, Sarah Moore, Anne-Marie Jones and Soo Downe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:339
  15. Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) is a rare disorder resulting from a deficient secretion of the episodic gonadotropin-releasing hormone, leading to delayed or absent puberty and infertility. In f...

    Authors: Yu Liang, Xiaokui Yang, Ying Li, Lingling Lei, Yonglian Lan and Shuyu Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:338
  16. Poor maternal mental well-being and a lack of secure parent-infant attachment, have been identified as important factors associated with adverse mental health outcomes later in a child’s life. Interventions de...

    Authors: Sofie Saxild, Philip Wilson, Sarah de Voss and Gritt Overbeck
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:336
  17. Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) and recurrent implantation failure (RIF) during in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment are still tough problems without effective treatments; thus, they are important research to...

    Authors: Bo Sun, Lu Li, Xiaoli Chen and Yingpu Sun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:335
  18. Patients with abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) are at high risk of massive postpartum hemorrhage. Resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), as an adjunct therapeutic strategy for hem...

    Authors: Yuanhua Ye, Jing Li, Shiguo Liu, Yang Zhao, Yanhua Wang, Yijing Chu, Wei Peng, Caixia Lu, Chong Liu and Jun Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:333
  19. mRNA vaccination is an effective, safe, and widespread strategy for protecting pregnant women against infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. However, information...

    Authors: Ken Takahashi, Osamu Samura, Akihiro Hasegawa, Haruna Okubo, Keiji Morimoto, Madoka Horiya, Aikou Okamoto, Daigo Ochiai, Mamoru Tanaka, Masaki Sekiguchi, Naoyuki Miyasaka, Yuto Suzuki, Tsutomu Tabata, Eijiro Hayata, Masahiko Nakata, Tomoo Suzuki…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:332
  20. Approximately 25% of facility births take place in private health facilities. Recent national studies of maternal and newborn health (MNH) service availability and quality have focused solely on the status of ...

    Authors: Hannah Tappis, Rebaz Lak, Riyadh Alhilfi, Aso Hameed Zangana, Falah Wadi, David Hipgrave and Shaimaa Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:331
  21. There are limited data describing adverse infant outcomes in infants born to women with a low risk of complications during pregnancy, such as those who may be enrolled in maternal immunization trials. This ret...

    Authors: Megan Riley, Dimitra Lambrelli, Sophie Graham, Ouzama Henry, Andrea Sutherland, Alexander Schmidt, Nicola Sawalhi-Leckenby, Robert Donaldson and Sonia K. Stoszek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:330
  22. Maternal and child health (MCH) improvement has been prioritised in resource-constrained countries. This is due to the desire to meet the global sustainable development goals of achieving a maternal mortality ...

    Authors: Stephen Oswald Maluka, Chakupewa Joseph Mpambije, Peter Clever Kamuzora and Sian Fitzgerald
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:328
  23. Globally, there are disparities in access to maternal health care services and equity in maternal health outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. While the literature is growing, it has not ...

    Authors: Meagan Bacciaglia, Hannah Tait Neufeld, Elena Neiterman, Akanksha Krishnan, Sophie Johnston and Kyla Wright
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:327
  24. To study the combined effect of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and maximum level of maternal serum total bile acid (TBA) on the incidence of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with intrahepatic cholestas...

    Authors: Tingting Liao, Xia Xu, Yulong Zhang and Jianying Yan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:326
  25. Pregnancy and early infancy are increased risk periods for severe adverse effects of respiratory infections. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (respectfully referred to as First Nations) women and child...

    Authors: Lisa McHugh, Annette K Regan, Mohinder Sarna, Hannah C Moore, Paul Van Buynder, Gavin Pereira, Christopher C Blyth, Karin Lust, Ross M Andrews, Kristy Crooks, Peter Massey and Michael J Binks
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:314
  26. In 2014, Uganda launched the National Male Involvement Strategy in Maternal and Child Health. In 2020, the District Health Management Information System report for Lamwo district, where Palabek Refugee Settlem...

    Authors: Irene Auma, Dinah Nabaweesi, Sam Orech, John Bosco Alege and Allan Komakech
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:325
  27. Viral infections during pregnancy can have deleterious effects on mothers and their offspring. Monocytes participate in the maternal host defense against invading viruses; however, whether pregnancy alters mon...

    Authors: Marcelo Farias-Jofre, Roberto Romero, Yi Xu, Dustyn Levenson, Li Tao, Tomi Kanninen, Jose Galaz, Marcia Arenas-Hernandez, Zhenjie Liu, Derek Miller, Gaurav Bhatti, Megan Seyerle, Adi L. Tarca and Nardhy Gomez-Lopez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:323
  28. Each year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm. Micronutrient deficiencies, including vitamin D deficiency (VDD), are common in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and these conditions a...

    Authors: Tashnia Tahsin, Rasheda Khanam, Nabidul Haque Chowdhury, A. S. M. Tarik Hasan, Md. Biplob Hosen, Sayedur Rahman, Anjan Kumar Roy, Salahuddin Ahmed, Rubhana Raqib and Abdullah H. Baqui
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:322
  29. It is assumed that the health conditions of urban women are superior to their rural counterparts. However, evidence from Asia and Africa, show that poor urban women and their families have worse access to ante...

    Authors: Andrew Magunda, Sam Ononge, Dorothy Balaba, Peter Waiswa, Daniel Okello, Henry Kaula, Brett Keller, Erica Felker-Kantor, Yvonne Mugerwa and Cudjoe Bennett
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:321
  30. Fetal loss is one of the most serious adverse outcomes of pregnancy. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brazil has recorded an unprecedented number of hospitalizations of pregnant women due to acute res...

    Authors: Rita Carvalho-Sauer, Renzo Flores-Ortiz, Maria da Conceição N. Costa, Maria Gloria Teixeira, Ramon Saavedra, Marla Niag and Enny S. Paixao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:320
  31. An inappropriate gestational weight gain (GWG) among pregnant women with overweight/obesity is a crucial health problem. Its prevalence remains high worldwide, particularly in urban areas. The prevalence and p...

    Authors: Thanyawalai Chairat, Ameporn Ratinthorn, Piyanun Limruangrong and Dittakarn Boriboonhirunsarn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:319
  32. Lipid metabolism disorder during pregnancy has been reported in women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). However, controversy remains regarding the relationship between maternal changes in lipid profile...

    Authors: Ping Shi, Jie Tang and Xiaoyan Yin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:318
  33. Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIs) at the time of childbirth can lead to serious consequences including anal incontinence, dyspareunia, pain and rectovaginal fistula. These types of lesions and their in...

    Authors: Perrine Leborne, Renaud de Tayrac, Zakarya Zemmache, Chris Serrand, Pascale Fabbro-Peray, Lucie Allegre and Emmanuelle Vintejoux
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:317
  34. Only a small number of studies have reported the use of progesterone vaginal gel in combination with dydrogesterone as part of the antagonist protocol for fresh embryo transfer. Therefore, this study aimed to ...

    Authors: Minji De, Lixue Chen, Lin Zeng, Yang Wang, Rui Yang, Rong Li and Hongbin Chi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:316
  35. Studies in Nigeria and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa (sSA) have explored factors influencing usage of intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp). Most studies, however, are not model or...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke, Rasheed Adebayo Yinusa, Olaoye James Oyeleye, Omolayo Bukola Oluwatope, Benjamin Bukky Ilesanmi and Tosin Olajide Oni
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:315
  36. To evaluate the role of a standardized first-trimester scan in screening different kinds of central nervous system malformations and to report a 3-year experience from a tertiary center using an unselected coh...

    Authors: Yu Hu, Lijuan Sun, Li Feng, Jingjing Wang, Yantong Zhu and Qingqing Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:312
  37. Pregnancy- and lactation-induced osteoporosis (PLO) presenting as spinal fractures is rare, and the spectrum of clinical presentation, risk factors and pathophysiology are incompletely understood. The aim of t...

    Authors: Naama Peltz-Sinvani, Hadar Milloh Raz, Pinchas Klein, Sophia Ish-Shalom, Iris Vered and Liana Tripto-Shkolnik
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:311
  38. With the increasing prevalence of pre-existing type 1 and type 2 diabetes in pregnancy and their associated perinatal risks, there is a need to focus on interventions to achieve optimal maternal glycemia to im...

    Authors: Katelyn Sushko, Patricia Strachan, Michelle Butt, Kara A. Nerenberg and Diana Sherifali
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:309
  39. In terms of embryonic origin, vascular ring is a congenital anomaly in which the aortic arch and its branches completely or incompletely encircle and compress the trachea or esophagus. Early and accurate diagn...

    Authors: Yi Zhou, Yuanyuan Zhou, Tingting Yu, Wanyan Li, Jingshu Zhang and Chaoxue Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:308
  40. Adverse neonatal outcomes are one of the most common causes of neonatal mortality and morbidity. Empirical evidence across the world shows that induction of labor potentiates adverse neonatal outcomes. In Ethi...

    Authors: Melaku Laikemariam, Almaz Aklilu, Fikadu Waltengus, Melkamu Addis, Wubishet Gezimu, Fekadu Baye and Temesgen Getaneh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:307
  41. Patterns of utilization of numerous smoking cessation methods among pregnant women amidst the increasing popularity of vaping (use of e-cigarettes) remains unknown.

    Authors: Xi Wang, Nora L. Lee and Igor Burstyn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:306
  42. Despite recognition of the adverse impacts of the mistreatment of women during pregnancy, labour and birth, there remains limited evidence on interventions that could reduce mistreatment and build a culture of...

    Authors: Habtamu Kasaye, Annabel Sheehy, Vanessa Scarf and Kathleen Baird
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:305
  43. The interrelationship of psychological and social factors in the current COVID-19 pandemic has been highlighted in research mainly focused on the global north. The impact of lockdowns can exacerbate psychologi...

    Authors: Linda McGowan, Andari Astuti, Firdaus Hafidz, Cesa Pratiwi, Vinami Yulian, Elizabeth Hughes, Arum Pratiwi, Emi Nurjasmi Indomo and Yu Fu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:304
  44. In low- and middle-income countries, approximately two thirds of maternal deaths occur in the postpartum period. Yet, care for women beyond 24 h after discharge is limited. The objective of this systematic rev...

    Authors: Nicola E. Symonds, Marianne Vidler, Matthew O. Wiens, Shazmeen Omar, L. Lacey English, U. Vivian Ukah, J. Mark Ansermino, Joseph Ngonzi, Lisa M. Bebell, Bella Hwang, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Niranjan Kissoon and Beth A. Payne
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:303
  45. There are many factors during pregnancy and labor that influence women’s acceptability of maternal healthcare. Nevertheless, the concept of acceptability of maternal healthcare has unfortunately not been clear...

    Authors: Joy Blaise Bucyibaruta, Mmapheko Doriccah Peu, Lesley Bamford and Alfred Musekiwa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:302

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