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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Cervical length (CL) measured by ultrasound in the second trimester is a predictor of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB). The uterocervical angle (UCA) has recently been suggested as a predictor to identify wome...

    Authors: Thi Hoang Trang Nguyen, Van Tam Vu and Vu Quoc Huy Nguyen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:301
  10. Stress urinary incontinence during pregnancy is closely related to the occurrence of postpartum and long-term urinary incontinence. Early pelvic floor management is of great significance in promoting the recov...

    Authors: Ping Xu, Ying Jin, Pingping Guo, Xuefen Xu, Xiaojuan Wang, Wei Zhang, Minna Mao and Suwen Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:300
  11. Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common congenital infection worldwide and one of the leading causes of congenital hearing loss in newborns. The aim of this study was to determine the ser...

    Authors: Hannah Greye, Thomas Wex, Elina Taneva, Anke Redlich, Serban-Dan Costa and Anke Rissmann
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:299
  12. This paper reports on results of a health system strengthening implementation research initiative conducted the Upper East Region of northern Ghana. Transformative interventions to ac...

    Authors: Evelyn Sakeah, Ayaga A. Bawah, Patrick O. Asuming, Cornelius Debpuur, Paul Welaga, Timothy Awine, Maria Anyorikeya, Irene Kuwolamo, Juhwan Oh, Hoon Sang Lee, Hwa-Young Lee, Inseok Lee, Myeong Seon Kim, Seoyeon Hong, John Koku Awoonor-Williams, James F. Phillips…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:298
  13. Although a history of miscarriage or stillbirth has been reported to negatively affect quality of life (QOL) during the subsequent pregnancy, the association between the number of previous miscarriages or stil...

    Authors: Kaori Futakawa, Kenta Matsumura, Akiko Tsuchida, Mizuho Konishi, Hatoko Sasaki, Hidetoshi Mezawa, Kiwako Yamamoto–Hanada, Hidekuni Inadera and Tomomi Hasegawa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:297
  14. Drug use in pregnancy and lactation is challenging. It becomes more challenging in pregnant and lactating women with certain critical clinical conditions such as COVID-19, because of inconsistent drug safety d...

    Authors: Javedh Shareef, Sathvik Belagodu Sridhar, Mullaicharam Bhupathyraaj, Atiqulla Shariff, Sabin Thomas and Mohammed Salim Karattuthodi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:296
  15. Increasing evidence suggests an association between maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (pre-BMI) and adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, the effects of methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorp...

    Authors: Chunming Gu, Weixiang Wu, Kefeng Lai, Huan Li, Lihong Wu, Weiming Lu, Xiaolin Ruan and Mingyong Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:295
  16. The discrepancy between the results of cytogenetics and the results of chromosome microarray analysis (CMA) has often led to confusion over genetic counselling for prenatal diagnosis.

    Authors: Xue Zhang, Jian Li, Lan Zhang, Hongli Liu, Hong Yi, Mingxing Liang, Jianyu Luo, Junnan Li and Yanling Dong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:294
  17. The perinatal period is a vulnerable time, with one in five women experiencing mental health problems. Antenatal and postnatal appointments are key contact points for identifying women in need of support. Sinc...

    Authors: Sian Harrison, Victoria Pilkington, Yangmei Li, Maria A. Quigley and Fiona Alderdice
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:263
  18. There is little research examining transnational prenatal care (TPC) (i.e., prenatal care in more than one country) among migrant women. Using data from the Migrant-Friendly Maternity Care (MFMC) - Montreal proje...

    Authors: Lisa Merry, Ye Na Kim, Marcelo L. Urquia, Julie Goulet, Sarah Fredsted Villadsen and Anita Gagnon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:292
  19. Obesity is increasing globally, which affects multiple human functions, including reproductive health. Many women with overweight and obesity of child-bearing years are treated with assisted reproductive techn...

    Authors: Yi-Ping Li, Wei-Jiun Li, Wen-Chi Hsieh, Li-Shan Chen and Cheng-Wei Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:291
  20. Giant hepatic hemangiomas are rare and can cause serious complications that contribute to a high risk of perinatal mortality. The purpose of this article is to review the prenatal imaging features, treatment, ...

    Authors: Dongmei Liu, Jiali Yu, Yang Yang, Minzhi Ouyang, Ming Zhang, Shi Zeng and Ganqiong Xu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:290
  21. Social deprivation is a major risk factor of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Yet, there is few studies evaluating interventions aiming at reducing the impact of social vulnerability on pregnancy outcomes.

    Authors: Simon Crequit, Gregory Bierry, Perbellini Maria, Sakina Bouali, Adelaïde Dupre La Tour, Naima Sgihouar and Bruno Renevier
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:289
  22. More than 2 million third-trimester stillbirths occur yearly, most of them in low- and middle-income countries. Data on stillbirths in these countries are rarely collected systematically. This study investigat...

    Authors: Tine Bruhn Skytte, Charlotte Carina Holm-Hansen, Said Mouhammed Ali, Shaali Ame, Jil Molenaar, Gorm Greisen, Anja Poulsen, Jette Led Sorensen and Stine Lund
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:288
  23. Women empowerment is effective in successful breastfeeding. Hence,identifying the relationship between psychosocial factors, such as acceptance of feminine norms, and empowerment can be beneficial in designing...

    Authors: Maryam Dehghani, Ashraf Kazemi, Zeinab Heidari and Fatemeh Mohammadi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:287
  24. Globally, the increasing rate of caesarean section (CS) delivery has become a major public health concern due to its cost, maternal, neonatal, and perinatal risks. In Ghana, the Family Health Division of the G...

    Authors: Daniel Gyaase, Yeetey Akpe Enuameh, Benjamin Noble Adjei, Stephaney Gyaase, Emmanuel Kweku Nakua, Moses Musah Kabanunye, Mohammed Muhib Alhassan, Mohammed Sheriff Yakubu, Richard Joshua Tetteh, Sam Newton and Kwaku Poku Asante
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:286
  25. The association between mode of delivery (MOD) and parent-infant-bonding has only been studied in mothers and findings have been inconclusive. The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate how MOD rel...

    Authors: Svenja Döblin, Lara Seefeld, Victoria Weise, Marie Kopp, Susanne Knappe, Eva Asselmann, Julia Martini and Susan Garthus-Niegel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:285
  26. Interpregnancy interval (IPI) has been linked with several maternal and neonatal adverse events in the general population. However, the association between IPI and maternal and neonatal outcomes in women whose...

    Authors: Hong Dong, Jinghan Chi, Wei Wang and Lei Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:284
  27. There is increasing evidence that virtual reality (VR) is effective in the reduction of labour pain. The implementation of alternative methods like VR to reduce labour pain can contribute to reduce patient req...

    Authors: A. Musters, A. S. Vandevenne, A. Franx and M. M. L. H. Wassen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:283
  28. Maternal death reviews provide an in-depth understanding of the causes of maternal deaths. Midwives are well positioned to contribute to these reviews. Despite midwives’ participation as members of the facilit...

    Authors: Mercy Dokiso Chirwa, Juliet Nyasulu, Lebitsi Modiba and Makombo Ganga- Limando
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:282
  29. In most areas of China, mothers typically do not participate in early care of preterm infants in NICU. This study aims to examine the early experience of mothers of preterm infants participating in skin-to-ski...

    Authors: Liling Li, Futing Ji, Yuejue Wang, Li Wang, Ling Yu, Xi Wu, Tianchan Lyu, Yalan Dou, Yun Cao and Xiao-jing Hu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:281
  30. Although caesarean section (CS) rates have increased rapidly in Thailand, the upward trend is not supported by significant maternal or perinatal health benefits. The appropriate use of CS through QUALIty DECis...

    Authors: Sasitara Nuampa, Ameporn Ratinthorn, Pisake Lumbiganon, Somporn Rungreangkulkij, Nilubon Rujiraprasert, Natthapat Buaboon, Nampet Jampathong, Alexandre Dumont, Claudia Hanson, Myriam de Loenzien, Meghan A. Bohren and Ana Pilar Betrán
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:280
  31. In Australia, maternity care services provide care for pregnant and postpartum women and their newborns. The COVID-19 pandemic forced these services to quickly adapt and develop policies and procedures for dea...

    Authors: Annie Tan, Alyce N. Wilson, Tracey Bucknall, Robin Digby, Joshua P. Vogel and Caroline SE. Homer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:279
  32. Pregnant women form a specially vulnerable group due to unique changes in pregnancy, leading to a higher risk of getting a severe infection. As severe COVID-19 increases the risk of preeclampsia, preterm deliv...

    Authors: Abdolreza Sotoodeh Jahromi, Mohammad Jokar, Nader Sharifi, Benyamin Omidmokhtarloo and Vahid Rahmanian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:278
  33. Not all infants with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) respond to inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) therapy, as it is known to improve oxygenation in only 50% to 60% of cases. In this study, we ...

    Authors: Yi Guan, Ya Jin, Yongxue Lu, Dang Ao, Pingjiao Gu, Jiyan Yang, Guosheng Liu and Shasha Han
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:276
  34. Short Birth Interval negatively affects the health of both mothers and children in developing countries. Studies conducted in Ethiopia on the spatial variation and determinants of individual and community-leve...

    Authors: Sisay Yitayih Kassie, Habtamu Setegn Ngusie, Addisalem Workie Demsash and Tilahun Dessie Alene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:275
  35. Unpleasant childbirth experience is considered as one of the important factors for cesarean preference. Limited studies have been investigated the impact of psycho-based interventions on the childbirth experie...

    Authors: Bahare Sharegi Oskoui, Esmat Mehrabi, Roghaiyeh Nourizadeh and Khalil Esmaeilpour
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:274
  36. The effect of gestational weight gain (GWG) as a controllable factor during pregnancy pelvic floor function has rarely been investigated, and studies on twin primiparas are even less frequent. The objective of...

    Authors: Ying Zhou, Yetao Luo, Qirong Zhou, Jiangyang Xu, Shengyu Tian and Bizhen Liao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:273
  37. Postnatal care (PNC) ensures early assessments for danger signs during the postpartum period and is to be provided within 24 h of birth, 48–72 h, 7–14 days, and six weeks after birth. This study assessed the ...

    Authors: Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando, Marumbo Chirwa, Andrew Kumitawa, Sangwani Salimu, Jacqueline Chinkonde, Tiyese Jean Chimuna, Martin Dohlsten, Bongani Chikwapulo, Mesfin Senbete, Fatima Gohar, Tedbabe D. Hailegebriel and Debra Jackson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:271
  38. Understanding spatial variations in health outcomes is a fundamental component in the design of effective, efficient public health strategies. Here we analyse the spatial heterogeneity of low birthweight (LBW)...

    Authors: Moses M. Musau, Stella Mwakio, David Amadi, Amek Nyaguara, Philip Bejon, James A. Berkley, Robert W. Snow and Alice Kamau
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:270
  39. The cause of fetal overgrowth during pregnancy is still unclear. This study aimed to analyze and predict the risk of macrosomia in pregnant women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM).

    Authors: Yuting Zhang, Linying Chen, Lijing Zhang, Yudan Wu and Li Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:269
  40. Low birth weight is associated with an increased risk of developing chronic diseases in adulthood, with a particularly high incidence in Japan among developed countries. Maternal undernutrition is a risk facto...

    Authors: Misato Aizawa, Keiko Murakami, Ippei Takahashi, Tomomi Onuma, Aoi Noda, Fumihiko Ueno, Fumiko Matsuzaki, Mami Ishikuro, Taku Obara, Hirotaka Hamada, Noriyuki Iwama, Masatoshi Saito, Junichi Sugawara, Nobuo Yaegashi and Shinichi Kuriyama
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:268
  41. Reducing pregnancy-related deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa through increases in health facility births may be achieved by promoting community norms and network norms favoring health facility births. However, the ...

    Authors: Leslie E. Cofie, Clare Barrington, Kersten Cope, Catherine E. LePrevost and Kavita Singh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:265
  42. Growing evidence suggests low and high maternal hemoglobin (Hb) concentrations may have adverse consequences for maternal and child health. There remain questions on specific Hb thresholds to define anemia and...

    Authors: Melissa F. Young, Brietta M. Oaks, Hannah Paige Rogers, Sonia Tandon, Reynaldo Martorell, Kathryn G. Dewey and Amanda S. Wendt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:264
  43. Appropriate breastfeeding training for midwives is necessary to enhance their knowledge, attitude, and practice (KAP). However, evidence surrounding the effects of midwife breastfeeding training programmes is ...

    Authors: Tianci Wang, Meimei Shang and Ka Ming Chow
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:262
  44. Guidelines for clinical practice have been part of the Ministry of health’s efforts to improve the quality of care for over two decades. Their benefits have been documented in Uganda. However, having practice ...

    Authors: Mariam Namutebi, Gorrette K. Nalwadda, Simon Kasasa, Patience A. Muwanguzi and Dan K. Kaye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:261
  45. Anemia is still one of the major public health problems in many developing countries including Ethiopia. Thus, this study aimed to assess individual and contextual-level factors assoc...

    Authors: Melaku Yalew, Shiferaw Getachew, Keriya Mohammed, Hailu Hankarso, Adane Bayile, Shambel Dessale Asmamaw, Mesfin Getahun Assefa, Getaw Walle Bazie, Wondwosen Mebratu, Bereket Kefale, Yitayish Damtie, Mastewal Arefaynie, Tesfaye Birhane, Reta Dewau, Nigus Cherie, Elsabeth Addisu…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:260

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