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  1. Successful breastfeeding is related to the psychosocial conditions of the mother. Covid19 pandemic resulted in psychological consequences in women during postpartum period. Maternal anxiety and distress reduce...

    Authors: Shiva Shamsdanesh, Roghaiyeh Nourizadeh, Sevil Hakimi, Fatemeh Ranjbar and Esmat Mehrabi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:26
  2. Preterm infants (PTs) are at greater risk for vitamin D deficiency, which relates to the possibility of a higher incidence of comorbidities. Our goal was twofold, 1) to monitor vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, ...

    Authors: I. Tofe-Valera, J. L. Pérez-Navero, J. Caballero-Villarraso, M. D. Cañete, R. Villa-Jiménez and M. J. De la Torre-Aguilar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:23
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic brought a new challenge to maternal mortality in Brazil. Throughout 2020, Brazil registered 549 maternal deaths, mainly in second and third-trimester pregnant women. The objective of this...

    Authors: Raphael Mendonça Guimarães, Lenice Gnocchi Costa Reis, Maria Auxiliadora de Souza Mendes Gomes, Cynthia Magluta, Carlos Machado de Freitas and Margareth Chrisostomo Portela
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:22
  4. The proportion of overweight or obese pregnant women is increasing in many countries and babies born to a mother who is overweight or obese are at higher risk for complications. Our primary objective was to de...

    Authors: Anna Akselsson, Jenny Rossen, Elisabeth Storck-Lindholm and Ingela Rådestad
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:21
  5. Congenital Heart Disease represents the most frequent fetal malformation. The lack of prenatal identification of congenital heart defects can have adverse consequences for the neonate, while a correct prenatal...

    Authors: Ungureanu Anda, Marcu Andreea-Sorina, Patru Ciprian Laurentiu, Ruican Dan, Nagy Rodica, Stoean Ruxandra, Stoean Catalin and Iliescu Dominic Gabriel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:20
  6. Tobacco smoking and alcohol consumption before and during pregnancy increase the risk of adverse health outcomes for mother and child. Interventions to address smoking and drinking before and during pregnancy ...

    Authors: Leonieke J. Breunis, Marlou L. A. de Kroon, Lieke C. de Jong-Potjer, Eric A. P. Steegers and Jasper V. Been
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:19
  7. The assessment of clinical prognosis of pregnant COVID-19 patients at hospital presentation is challenging, due to physiological adaptations during pregnancy. Our aim was to assess the performance of the ABC2-SPH...

    Authors: Zilma Silveira Nogueira Reis, Magda Carvalho Pires, Lucas Emanuel Ferreira Ramos, Thaís Lorenna Souza Sales, Polianna Delfino Pereira, Karina Paula Medeiros Prado Martins, Andresa Fontoura Garbini, Angélica Gomides dos Reis Gomes, Bruno Porto Pessoa, Carolina Cunha Matos, Christiane Corrêa Rodrigues Cimini, Claudete Rempel, Daniela Ponce, Felipe Ferraz Martins Graça Aranha, Fernando Anschau, Gabriela Petry Crestani…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:18
  8. Workplace legal protections are important for perinatal health outcomes. Black birthing people are disproportionally affected by pregnancy discrimination and bias in the employment context and lack of family-f...

    Authors: Renee Mehra, Amy Alspaugh, Jennifer T Dunn, Linda S Franck, Monica R McLemore, Danya E Keene, Trace S Kershaw and Jeannette R Ickovics
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:17
  9. In recent years, with the development of monitoring conditions and the application of pulmonary vascular-targeted drugs, pregnancy outcomes in women with pulmonary hypertension (PH) have improved, but the mate...

    Authors: Chengtian Lv, Yuwen Huang, Guangyuan Liao, Lichan Wu, Dunjin Chen and Yuanmei Gao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:16
  10. Cultural practices are an integral part of childrearing and remain a significant aspect for healthcare professionals to ensure culturally sensitive care, particularly in the neonatal intensive care unit.

    Authors: Madimetja Nyaloko, Welma Lubbe, Salaminah S. Moloko-Phiri and Khumoetsile D. Shopo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:15
  11. The aim of this study was to characterize the metabolites associated with small- and large-gestational-age newborns in maternal and cord blood, and to investigate potential mechanisms underlying the associatio...

    Authors: Xiao Zhai, Jieying Liu, Miao Yu, Qian Zhang, Ming Li, Nan Zhao, Juntao Liu, Yingna Song, Liangkun Ma, Rongrong Li, Zongxu Qiao, Guifen Zhao, Ruiping Wang and Xinhua Xiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:14
  12. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of using the teach-back method among women with limited maternal health literacy (LMHL) on maternal health literacy(MHL), postpartum health behaviours and maternal-infa...

    Authors: Gui Zhi Cheng, An Chen, Youdi Xin and Qian Qian Ni
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:13
  13. Prevention of pregnancy-related alloimmunization and the management of hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) has significantly improved over the past decades. Considering improvements in HDFN care,...

    Authors: Derek P. de Winter, Allysen Kaminski, May Lee Tjoa and Dick Oepkes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:12
  14. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the global leading cause of maternal mortality, affecting nearly 3 to 6 percent of all women giving birth in India. The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidelines...

    Authors: Beena Nitin Joshi, Siddesh Sitaram Shetty, Kusum Venkobrao Moray, Himanshu Chaurasia and Oshima Sachin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:9
  15. Evidence suggests that Aboriginal babies in Western Australia are not receiving adequate primary health care in their first 3 months of life, leading to questions about enablers and constraints to delivering s...

    Authors: Jocelyn Jones, Angela Durey, Natalie Strobel, Kimberley McAuley, Karen Edmond, Juli Coffin and Daniel McAullay
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:8
  16. Preterm birth (PTB) is the greatest cause of mortality and morbidity in children up to five years of age globally. The Western Australian (WA) PTB Prevention Initiative, the world’s first whole-of-population w...

    Authors: Ye’elah E. Berman, John P. Newnham, Scott W. White, Kiarna Brown and Dorota A. Doherty
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:7
  17. Africa has the highest rates of maternal deaths globally which have been linked to poorly functioning health care systems. The pandemic revealed already known weaknesses in the health systems in Africa, such a...

    Authors: Ephraim Kumi Senkyire, Olabanji Ewetan, Dominic Azuh, Ernestina Asiedua, Rebecca White, Margaret Dunlea, Mary Barger and Magdalena Ohaja
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:6
  18. Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy disorder that is related to an enhanced immune response. Immune cell characteristics such as neutrophil or monocyte to lymphocyte ratios (NLR, MLR) are known to be related to ...

    Authors: Hui Xing Cui, Chen Chen, Young Mi Jung, Zhen Yi Guo, Chun Yu Dong, Seung Mi LEE and Yin Hua Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:4
  19. Predicting the success of vaginal delivery is an important issue in preventing adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Thus, this study aimed to compare the success rate of vaginal birth by using trans-labial ...

    Authors: Elmira Nouri-Khasheh-Heiran, Ali Montazeri, Francesco Conversano, Maryam Kashanian, Mahboubeh Rasuli, Maryam Rahimi, Maryam Mirpour and Nahid Akbari
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:3
  20. The differences in maternal mortality between developed and developing countries is due to differences in use of antenatal and delivery services. The study was designed to determine the views of women on utili...

    Authors: Edmund Ndudi Ossai, Irene Ifeyinwa Eze, Pearl Chizobam Eke, Cosmas Kenan Onah, Chibuike Agu and Lawrence Ulu Ogbonnaya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:1
  21. IL-6 induces the upregulation of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO1) at the maternal-foetal interface, but the regulation mechanisms of IDO1 by IL-6 at this interface have not been fully understood.

    Authors: Rui Wang, Shuyun Zhao, Xiaojuan Chen, Ziwen Xiao, Xinghui Wen, Xingming Zhong, Shixiang Li, Hui Cheng and Guanyou Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:983
  22. Despite achieving relatively high rates of antenatal care, institutional delivery, and HIV antiretroviral therapy for women during pregnancy, neonatal mortality has remained stubbornly high in Zimbabwe. Cleare...

    Authors: Christie Noble, Ciaran Mooney, Rachel Makasi, Robert Ntozini, Florence D. Majo, James A. Church, Naume V. Tavengwa, Andrew J. Prendergast and Jean H. Humphrey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:981
  23. To evaluate the influence of day 3 embryo cell number on the clinical pregnancy and live birth rates of day 5 single blastocyst transfer in frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles.

    Authors: Jie Wang, Zhenyu Diao, Junshun Fang, Lihua Zhu, Zhipeng Xu, Fei Lin, Ningyuan Zhang and Linjun Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:980
  24. Pregnant Mexican Americans (hereafter called Latinas) and Black/African American women are at increased risk for psychological distress, contributing to preterm birth and low birthweight; acculturative stress ...

    Authors: R. Jeanne Ruiz, Kristyn Grimes, Elizabeth Spurlock, Angela Stotts, Thomas F. Northrup, Yolanda Villarreal, Robert Suchting, Melissa Cernuch, Liza Rivera, Raymond P. Stowe and Rita H. Pickler
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:979
  25. High-quality antenatal care (ANC) provides a lifesaving opportunity for women and their newborns through providing health promotion, disease prevention, and early diagnosis and treatment of pregnancy-related h...

    Authors: Resham B Khatri, Tesfaye S Mengistu and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:977
  26. Rates of episiotomy and severe perineal tears (SPT) are indicators of the quality of obstetric care. Time-trends in the reported occurrence of episiotomy and SPT can contribute to understand both, changes in c...

    Authors: Cristina Teixeira, Elsa Lorthe and Henrique Barros
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:976
  27. Vaccination of pregnant patients with tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccine during influenza season can reduce maternal and fetal morbidity and mortali...

    Authors: Nutan B. Hebballi, Tayler Parker, Elisa I. Garcia, Dalya M. Ferguson, Susan Lesser, KuoJen Tsao, Maryam Broussard and Susan H. Wootton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:975
  28. Listeria monocytogenes with a vast range of natural reservoirs is more known for being a food-borne pathogen. Human infections have shown an impact on pregnancy outcomes, so, this study surveyed the frequency of...

    Authors: Amjad Ahmadi, Rashid Ramazanzadeh, Safoura Derakhshan, Mazaher Khodabandehloo, Fariba Farhadifar, Daem Roshani, Atefeh Mousavi, Manouchehr Ahmadi Hedayati and Mohammad Taheri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:974
  29. The impact of labor epidural analgesia (LEA) on breastfeeding remains controversial. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between LEA use and exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) up to 6 months.

    Authors: Chun-Yan Fu, Li-Zhong Wang, Xue-Juan Tang and Feng Xia
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:973
  30. Well-developed critical thinking skills are required to provide midwifery care that is safe, evidence-based, and woman-centred. A valid, reliable tool to measure is required the application of critical thinkin...

    Authors: Amanda G. Carter, Amanda Müller, Michelle Gray, Dianne Bloxsome, Kristen Graham, Dolores Dooley and Linda Sweet
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:972
  31. To investigate the predictors of residual disease in a hysterectomy following a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 3.

    Authors: Qing Wu, Yu Jiang, Jun Ding, Lihua Xia and Haiou Xu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:971
  32. Although antenatal care (ANC) offers a unique opportunity to diagnose and prevent complications by mitigating modifiable risk, 38.2% of women did not complete any ANC visits in Afghanistan in 2015. Women empow...

    Authors: Sarah Yeo, Melanie Bell, Yu Ri Kim and Halimatou Alaofè
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:970
  33. Understanding women’s experience of birth planning is necessary for introducing and implementing this process in the Iranian maternity services. This study aims to explore perceptions of birth plan implementat...

    Authors: Zaynab Mohaghegh, Mojgan Javadnoori, Mahin Najafian, Simin Montazeri, Parvin Abedi, Ehsan Kazemnejad Leyli and Shahla Bakhtiari
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:969
  34. Extant perinatal research utilizes retrospective reports on the prenatal environment, but there are limited data on the validity of retrospective data compared with prospective data. The current study examined...

    Authors: Emily P. Rolan, Olivia Robertson, Nikolina Nonkovic and Kristine Marceau
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:968
  35. Cellular interactions and cell adhesion underlie preeclampsia (PE). The aim of the current study is to investigate the role of cell adhesion molecules such as CD97, neural (N)-cadherin, epithelial (E) -cadheri...

    Authors: Ayhan Atigan, Semih Tan, Hulya Cetin, Omer Tolga Guler, Saim Ozdamar and Yeliz Arman Karakaya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:967
  36. Around 42.7% of women experience anaemia during pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries. Countries in southeast Asia (with prevalence ranging between 40 and 60%) have reported a modest decline over the p...

    Authors: Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi, Ameet Babre, Mini Varghese and Jennifer Busch Hallen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:966
  37. Some concern has been expressed regarding the negative effects of low-level ionizing radiation exposure in the context of radiological evaluation prior to IVF/ICSI treatment, but the available evidence is limi...

    Authors: Lan Wang, Linshuang Li, Yiqing Zhao, Bei Xu, Jing Yue, Hanwang Zhang and Lei Jin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:965
  38. Study aimed to assess awareness of congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and its determinants in pregnancy.

    Authors: Hannah Greye, Stine Henning, Kristina Freese, Andrea Köhn, Anke Lux, Anja Radusch, Anke Redlich, Daniela Schleef, Sven Seeger, Volker Thäle and Anke Rissmann
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:964
  39. The high prevalence of smoking pregnant women in Dutch areas with lower socioeconomic status and the consecutively harmful exposure to tobacco to both mother and child, depicted a high need for a novel interve...

    Authors: T. A. Kroder, L. L. Peters, A. L. Roggeveld, M. Holtrop, L. Harshagen, L. M. Klein and J. J. H. M. Erwich
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:963
  40. Menstrual cycle length (MCL) and ovarian response varies widely among women of childbearing age. They are provided with anti-Mu¨llerian hormone (AMH) cutoffs for “normal” and “weakened” ovarian responses, whic...

    Authors: Jia-Bei Lv, Ying Han, Xin-Yan Wang, Li-Na Yuan, Jun-Rong Diao, Ya-Zhen Fan and Hai-Ning Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:962
  41. Minoritised ethnic perinatal women can experience judgemental and stigmatising care due to systemic racism. Discriminatory care contributes to increased risks of poor maternal and infant outcomes, including hi...

    Authors: Gill Thomson, Julie Cook, Nicola Crossland, Marie-Clare Balaam, Anna Byrom, Raeesa Jassat and Sabina Gerrard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:958
  42. This study aims to explore the prevalence of symptoms of depression and traumatic stress in fathers in the setting of poor fetal, neonatal, and maternal outcomes.

    Authors: A. Kothari, G. Bruxner, J. M. Dulhunty, E. Ballard and L. Callaway
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:956

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