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  1. Content type: Research article

    Modelling and analysing repeated measures data, such as women’s experiences of pain during labour, is a complex topic. Traditional end-point analyses such as t-tests, ANOVA, or repeated measures [rANOVA] have ...

    Authors: Hans Järnbert-Pettersson and Linda Vixner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:483

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    Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have dramatically infiltrated populations living in abject poverty in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMICs), and poor maternal and child health outcomes have been frequently r...

    Authors: Rajan Paudel, Kwan Lee, Jitendra Kumar Singh, Seok-Ju Yoo, Dilaram Acharya, Rajendra Kadel, Samaj Adhikari, Mohan Paudel and Narayan Mahotra

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:484

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    Patient satisfaction to Antenatal care services has traditionally been linked to the quality of services given and the extent to which specific needs are met. Even though data in this area was limited in Ethio...

    Authors: Serawit Lakew, Alaso Ankala and Fozia Jemal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:479

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    Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a global public health concern both in developed and developing countries. However, evidences regarding the risk factors of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are limit...

    Authors: Hailemariam Berhe Kahsay, Fikre Enquselassie Gashe and Wubegzier Mekonnen Ayele

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:482

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    Fear or anxiety could result in adverse consequences on the course of labour. To date, family members are still not permitted in the delivery rooms in the majority of hospitals in China, and continuous support...

    Authors: Man Wang, Qing Song, Jun Xu, Zheng Hu, Yingying Gong, Arier C. Lee and Qi Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:480

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Although early detection and management of excess rates of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among Indigenous women can substantially reduce maternal and offspring complications, current interventions seem i...

    Authors: Jennifer Reid, Anneka Anderson, Donna Cormack, Papaarangi Reid and Matire Harwood

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:478

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Cleansing the umbilical cord with chlorhexidine reduces neonatal morbidity and mortality, particularly in communities where newborn deaths and home births are common. As a result, the World Health Organization...

    Authors: David Mukunya, Marte E. S. Haaland, James K. Tumwine, Grace Ndeezi, Olive Namugga, Josephine Tumuhamye, Halvor Sommerfelt, Joseph Rujumba, Thorkild Tylleskar, Karen Marie Moland and Victoria Nankabirwa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:476

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  8. Content type: Research article

    From the individual perspective, security, which is essential to life quality, is characterised as an elementary human need that requires fulfilment. During the transition to parenthood, mothers and fathers ar...

    Authors: Therese Werner-Bierwisch, Christiane Pinkert, Karin Niessen, Sabine Metzing and Claudia Hellmers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:473

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Nausea during pregnancy affects 80% of pregnant women and can severely affect women’s functioning and quality of life. Women often have difficulty deciding whether to take anti-nausea medications due to concer...

    Authors: Marlaine Figueroa Gray, Clarissa Hsu, Linda Kiel and Sascha Dublin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:475

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Measurement of edge to os distance (EOD) is essential to differentiate low-lying from normal placenta, and to plan for delivery. Till now, measurement by 2D TVS is the gold standard, however, its accuracy is q...

    Authors: Somayya M. Sadek, Reda A. Ahmad, Hytham Atia and Adel G. Abdullah

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:472

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Repeat cesarean delivery (CD) accounts for approximately 15% of all annual deliveries in the US with an estimated 656,250 operations per year. We aimed to study whether prolonged operative time (OT; skin incis...

    Authors: Misgav Rottenstreich, Hen Y. Sela, Ori Shen, Rachel Michaelson-Cohen, Arnon Samueloff and Orna Reichman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:477

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Early initiation and longer duration of anti-retroviral therapy either as prophylaxis (pARV) or lifelong treatment (ART) in HIV-positive pregnant women prior to delivery has a huge impact in reducing mother to...

    Authors: Khine Wut Yee Kyaw, Srinath Satyanarayana, Khaing Hnin Phyo, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Aye Aye Mon, Than Than Lwin, Thet Ko Aung, Myo Minn Oo, Zaw Zaw Aung, Thurain Htun, Nang Seng Noon Kham, Theingi Mya, Ajay M. V. Kumar and Htun Nyunt Oo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:474

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization has recommended that all infants under 6 months should be exclusively breastfed. An understanding of the trend of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) over years and over smaller geograp...

    Authors: Ola Jahanpour, Sia E. Msuya, Jim Todd, Babill Stray-Pedersen and Melina Mgongo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:471

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to describe the dietary patterns in pregnant women and determine the association between diet factors, pre-pregnancy body mass index, socio-demographic characteristics and gestational...

    Authors: Edyta Suliga, Wojciech Rokita, Olga Adamczyk-Gruszka, Grażyna Pazera, Elżbieta Cieśla and Stanisław Głuszek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:465

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In the search for effective interventions aiming to prevent perinatal stress, depression and anxiety, we are evaluating a Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) Program. In this study we explore the...

    Authors: Gunilla Lönnberg, Eva Nissen and Maria Niemi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:466

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although the overall rate of caesarean deliveries in India remains low, rates are higher in private than in public facilities. In a household survey in Delhi, for instance, more than half of women delivering i...

    Authors: Alison Peel, Abhishek Bhartia, Neil Spicer and Meenakshi Gautham

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:470

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Prenatal diagnosis of fetal congenital heart disease (CHD) is becoming widely available but there is a lack of understanding on such expectant mothers’ experiences during pregnancy. This was the first study to...

    Authors: Yu-Mi Im, Tae-Jin Yun, Il-Young Yoo, Sanghee Kim, Juhye Jin and Sue Kim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:467

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) among pregnant women constitutes a global public health problem and a potential risk factor for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. The present study aimed to examine the assoc...

    Authors: Honghui Yu, Xueyan Jiang, Wei Bao, Guifeng Xu, Rong Yang and Min Shen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:469

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Resistance to thyroid hormone beta (RTHβ) results in symptoms of both increased and decreased thyroid hormone action. The effect of thyroid hormone changes in different types of autoimmune thyroid disease (AIT...

    Authors: Di Wu, Rui Guo, Huiling Guo, Yushu Li, Haixia Guan and Zhongyan Shan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:468

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Women with eating disorders are more likely to negatively react to finding out they are pregnant, although this difference in attitudes between women with eating disorders and controls disappears at 18-weeks’ ...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Claydon, Danielle M. Davidov, Keith J. Zullig, Christa L. Lilly, Lesley Cottrell and Stephanie C. Zerwas

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:463

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Antenatal depression is more prevalent in low and middle income countries as compared to high income countries. It has now been documented as a global public health problem owing to its severity, chronic natur...

    Authors: Abriham Zegeye, Animut Alebel, Alemu Gebrie, Bekele Tesfaye, Yihalem Abebe Belay, Fentahun Adane and Worku Abie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:462

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  22. Content type: Research article

    In developing countries, child health outcomes are influenced by the non-availability of priority life-saving medicines at public sector health facilities and non-affordability of medicines at private medicine...

    Authors: Solomon Abrha, Ebisa Tadesse, Tesfay Mehari Atey, Fantahun Molla, Wondim Melkam, Birhanetensay Masresha, Solomon Gashaw and Abrham Wondimu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:464

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Women who enter pregnancy overweight or obese tend to have poorer breastfeeding outcomes compared to non-overweight women. Women’s experiences of specific breastfeeding-related problems and reasons for use of ...

    Authors: Kimberley M. Mallan, Lynne A. Daniels, Rebecca Byrne and Susan J. de Jersey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:461

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Maternal morbidity and mortality are still serious public health concerns in Brazil, and access to quality obstetric care is one critical point of this problem. Despite efforts, obstetric care quality problems...

    Authors: Margareth Crisóstomo Portela, Sheyla Maria Lemos Lima, Lenice Gnocchi da Costa Reis, Mônica Martins and Emma-Louise Aveling

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:459

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Maternal ‘near miss’ can be a proxy for maternal death and it describes women who nearly died due to obstetric complications. It measures life threatening pregnancy related complications and allows the assessm...

    Authors: Henry Chikadaya, Mugove Gerald Madziyire and Stephen P. Munjanja

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:458

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Whether nonobstetric surgery during gestation is associated with a higher risk of spontaneous abortion or adverse delivery outcomes is still unclear.

    Authors: Chia-Hung Yu, Shih-Feng Weng, Chung-Han Ho, Yi-Chen Chen, Jen-Yin Chen, Ying-Jen Chang, Jhi-Joung Wang, Ming-Ping Wu and Chin-Chen Chu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:460

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Pregnancy is a period of transition with important physical and emotional changes. Even in uncomplicated pregnancies, these changes can affect the quality of life (QOL) of pregnant women, affecting both matern...

    Authors: Nolwenn Lagadec, Magali Steinecker, Amar Kapassi, Anne Marie Magnier, Julie Chastang, Sarah Robert, Nadia Gaouaou and Gladys Ibanez

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:455

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The implementation of Maternity Waiting Homes (MWHs) is a strategy to bring vulnerable women close to a health facility towards the end of their pregnancies. To date, while MWHs are a popular strategy, there i...

    Authors: Kavita Singh, Ilene S. Speizer, Eunsoo Timothy Kim, Clara Lemani, Jennifer H. Tang and Ann Phoya

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:457

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The most common form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia is 21-hydroxylase deficiency (CAH). Both men and women with classic CAH have lower fertility rates than the general population, and an increased rate of m...

    Authors: Helmuth G. Dörr, Johannes Hess, Theresa Penger, Michaela Marx and Patricia Oppelt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:456

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Oxytocin is an uterotonic drug with profound cardiovascular effects, which in compromised patients could lead to serious events. The objective was to investigate whether oxytocin affects cardiac function and v...

    Authors: Sofus Rabow, Ull Hjorth, Sofia Schönbeck and Per Olofsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:453

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The impact of parity on breastfeeding duration may be explained by physiological as well as psychosocial factors. The aim in the present study was to investigate the mediating influence of intention and self-e...

    Authors: Hanne Kronborg, Else Foverskov, Michael Væth and Rikke D. Maimburg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:454

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Rates of cesarean deliveries have been increasing, and contributes to the rising number of elective cesarean deliveries in subsequent pregnancies with associated maternal and neonatal risks. Multiple guideline...

    Authors: Aireen Wingert, Cydney Johnson, Robin Featherstone, Meghan Sebastianski, Lisa Hartling and R. Douglas Wilson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:452

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Twin pregnancy was associated with significantly higher rates of adverse neonatal and perinatal outcomes, especially for the second twin. In addition, the maternal complications (potentially life-threatening c...

    Authors: Danielly S. Santana, Carla Silveira, Maria L. Costa, Renato T. Souza, Fernanda G. Surita, João P. Souza, Syeda Batool Mazhar, Kapila Jayaratne, Zahida Qureshi, Maria H. Sousa, Joshua P. Vogel and José G. Cecatti

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:449

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Abdominal pregnancy is defined as the partial or total insertion of the embryo into the abdominal cavity. It is rare, and can evolve towards the full term if it is not recognized in the early pregnancy. It car...

    Authors: Sansan Rodrigue Sib, Issa Ouédraogo, Moussa Sanogo, Sibraogo Kiemtoré, Yobi Alexis Sawadogo, Hyacinthe Zamané and Blandine Bonané

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:448

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Maternal mortality is a major public health challenge in Ethiopia. Uterine rupture is an obstetrical emergency with serious undesired complications for laboring mothers resulting in fatal maternal and neonatal...

    Authors: Dawud Muhammed Ahmed, Tesfaye Setegn Mengistu and Aemiro Getu Endalamaw

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:447

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  36. Content type: Research article

    International guidelines recommend that tocolytic therapy be restricted to a single 48-h application. However, multiple cycles of tocolytic therapy and maintenance therapy that exceeds 48 h appear to play a ro...

    Authors: Emina Nazifovic, Heinrich Husslein, Ioana Lakovschek, Florian Heinzl, Elisabeth Wenzel-Schwarz, Philipp Klaritsch, Ekrem Kilic, Sarah Hoesel, Rudolf Bind, Magdalena Pabinger, Harald Zeisler and Lorenz Kuessel

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:446

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Most women experience pain during labour and after childbirth. There are various options, both pharmacological and non-pharmacological, available to help women cope with and relieve pain during labour and afte...

    Authors: Mary McCauley, Valentina Actis Danna, Dorah Mrema and Nynke van den Broek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:444

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The first 12 months after childbirth may represent a high-risk time for depression. In Ethiopia there is a paucity of evidence about its magnitude and associated factors during that period. So, the aim of this...

    Authors: Tigistu Toru, Fantaye Chemir and Susan Anand

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:442

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) twin pregnancies are at higher risk of adverse outcomes and complications, which are attributed to the influence of placental morphology in MCDA twins. Monitoring of placental f...

    Authors: Wei Sun, Shaowei Yin, Qiuju Wei, Ying Zhang, Zeyu Yang, Ailu Cai, Yu Wang and Wenjia Lei

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:443

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Information and communication technologies are used increasingly to facilitate social networks and support women during the perinatal period. This paper presents data on how technology use affects the associat...

    Authors: Samuel Ginja, Jane Coad, Elizabeth Bailey, Sally Kendall, Trudy Goodenough, Samantha Nightingale, Jane Smiddy, Crispin Day, Toity Deave and Raghu Lingam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:441

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Down Syndrome screening test is a bridge between knowledge and uncertainty, safety and risk, unpredictability and desire to know in order to gain control. It may be accepted either not to have a baby with Down...

    Authors: Melania Elena Pop-Tudose, Dana Popescu-Spineni, Petru Armean and Ioan Victor Pop

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:439

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common complications during pregnancy, and it has both short- and long-term adverse effects on the health of mothers and fetuses. To investigate the effec...

    Authors: Wai-Kit Ming, Wenjing Ding, Casper J. P. Zhang, Lieqiang Zhong, Yuhang Long, Zhuyu Li, Cong Sun, Yanxin Wu, Hanqing Chen, Haitian Chen and Zilian Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:440

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Studies have observed rural-urban inequity in the use of skilled delivery in Nigeria. A number of studies have explicitly examined associated factors of assistance during delivery in rural areas. However, the ...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke and Semiu Adebayo Rahman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:438

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have revealed that women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an increased risk of developing preeclampsia (PE). The possible reason is the abnormal lipid metabolism caused by GDM tha...

    Authors: Xiaotong Sun, Tao Qu, Xiyan He, Xueping Yang, Nan Guo, Yan Mao, Xianghong Xu, Xiaodong Sun, Xuehong Zhang and Weihua Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:437

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Birth weight is one of the most important indicators of neonatal survival. A reliable estimate of foetal weight at different stages of pregnancy would facilitate intervention plans for medical practitioners to...

    Authors: Dewi Anggraini, Mali Abdollahian and Kaye Marion

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:436

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