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  1. The challenging factors that elite athletes perceive for combining their sportive career with planning a pregnancy and motherhood need to be identified in order to develop supportive measures. Therefore, this ...

    Authors: Pavel Dietz, Larissa Legat, Matteo C. Sattler and Mireille N. M. van Poppel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:643
  2. Physiological changes that occur during pregnancy can influence serum lipid levels and laboratory tests for renal function. Therefore, we established consecutive and reliable RIs for serum lipid and renal func...

    Authors: Lina Wu, Qijun Wu, Qiang Li, Shuang Cao, Yue Zhang, Yong Liu and Xiaosong Qin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:642
  3. The diagnosis of the active phase of labor is a crucial clinical decision, thus requiring an accurate assessment. This study aimed to build and to validate a predictive model, based on maternal signs and sympt...

    Authors: Simona Fumagalli, Laura Antolini, Greta Cosmai, Teresa Gramegna, Antonella Nespoli, Astrid Pedranzini, Elisabetta Colciago, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Patrizia Vergani and Anna Locatelli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:641
  4. Disparities in stillbirth and preterm birth persist even after correction for ethnicity and social deprivation, demonstrating that there is wide geographical variation in the quality of care. To address this ...

    Authors: Jenny Carter, Dilly Anumba, Lia Brigante, Christy Burden, Tim Draycott, Siobhán Gillespie, Birte Harlev-Lam, Andrew Judge, Erik Lenguerrand, Elaine Sheehan, Basky Thilaganathan, Hannah Wilson, Cathy Winter, Maria Viner and Jane Sandall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:639
  5. Perineal tears are common after vaginal birth and may result in pelvic floor symptoms. However, there is no validated questionnaire that addresses long-term symptoms in women with a deficient perineum after va...

    Authors: Emilia Rotstein, Philip von Rosen, Sofie Karlström, Jona Elings Knutsson, Nina Rose, Ellinore Forslin, Per J. Palmgren, Gunilla Tegerstedt and Hedvig Engberg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:638
  6. This study aimed to assess the fertility intentions of young people after the announcement of the three–child policy in China and to determine whether knowledge about reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child...

    Authors: Chenyun Zhang, Lingling Wei, Yinyan Zhu, Li Teng, Wenchang Zhang, Jia Xu, Mengqi Qin, Na Jiang, Haridah Alias and Li Ping Wong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:637
  7. A few studies have reported that maternal administration of antenatal corticosteroids increased the risk of pulmonary edema (PE). However, despite the increasing usage rate of betamethasone as antenatal cortic...

    Authors: Takashi Nishikawa and Ken Fukuhara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:636
  8. Human milk contains antibodies against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which may serve as a protective factor through passive immunization in infants. The objective of this study w...

    Authors: Paulina Szczygioł, Błażej Łukianowski, Katarzyna Kościelska-Kasprzak, Katarzyna Jakuszko, Dorota Bartoszek, Magdalena Krajewska and Barbara Królak-Olejnik
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:635
  9. Around 1 in 150 babies are stillborn or die in the first month of life in the UK. Most women conceive again, and subsequent pregnancies are often characterised by feelings of stress and anxiety, persisting bey...

    Authors: Tracey A. Mills, Stephen A. Roberts, Elizabeth Camacho, Alexander E. P. Heazell, Rachael N. Massey, Cathie Melvin, Rachel Newport, Debbie M. Smith, Claire O. Storey, Wendy Taylor and Tina Lavender
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:634
  10. A fast adoption of a non–invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) in clinical practice is a global tendency last years. Firstly, in Russia according a new regulation it was possible to perform a widescale testing of p...

    Authors: Elena E. Baranova, Olesya V. Sagaydak, Alexandra M. Galaktionova, Ekaterina S. Kuznetsova, Madina T. Kaplanova, Maria V. Makarova, Maxim S. Belenikin, Anton S. Olenev and Ekaterina N. Songolova
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:633
  11. Timely and moderate luteinizing hormone (LH) supplementation plays positive roles in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer (IVF/ICSI-ET) cycles with long-acting gonadotrop...

    Authors: Chenyang Huang, Xiaoyue Shen, Jie Mei, Yanxin Sun, Haixiang Sun and Jun Xing
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:632
  12. Self-care behaviors during pregnancy significantly impacts mother and children's health. This study aimed to explore the self-care behaviors and the associations of these behaviors with the psychological well-...

    Authors: Lam Duc Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Ly Thi Ninh, Ha Thu Thi Nguyen, Anh Duy Nguyen, Linh Gia Vu, Hao Si Anh Nguyen, Son Hoang Nguyen, Linh Phuong Doan, Thuc Minh Thi Vu, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:631
  13. World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first 6 months of life. EBF has sustainable long-term health benefits for both infants and mothers. Despite its benefits, the practice...

    Authors: Gizachew Gobebo Mekebo, Alemayehu Siffir Argawu, Habte Tadesse Likassa, Wondimu Ayele, Senahara Korsa Wake, Dechasa Bedada, Belema Hailu, Temesgen Senbeto, Ketema Bedane, Kebede Lulu, Sagni Daraje, Reta Lemesa, Gudeta Aga, Endale Alemayehu, Bizunesh Kefale, Terefa Bechera…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:630
  14. This study aimed to identify multiple endometrial receptivity related factors by applying non-invasive, repeatable multimodal ultrasound methods. Combined with basic clinical data, we further established a pra...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Xiaolong Wang, Yuming Zhang, Haiou Lu and Yuexin Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:629
  15. Experiences with healthcare services, including perinatal healthcare services, contribute to psychological wellbeing for refugees post-resettlement. To address the paucity of literature examining the relations...

    Authors: Clemence Due, Moira Walsh, Isadora Aldam, Amelia Winter, Susan Cooper, Josephine Sheriff and Anna Ziersch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:628
  16. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a condition associated with pregnancy that engenders additional healthcare demand. A growing body of research includes empirical studies focused on pregnant women’s GDM h...

    Authors: Sheila Pham, Kate Churruca, Louise A. Ellis and Jeffrey Braithwaite
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:627
  17. Ending preventable maternal, and neonatal morbidity and mortality cannot be achieved without quality care interventions during the intrapartum and postpartum period. Poor quality care during the intrapartum an...

    Authors: Yinebeb Asmare, Tizta Tilahun, Yamrot Debela, Yeshiambew Eshetie, Biniam Minuye, Zemen Mengesha Yalew and Dejen Tsegaye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:626
  18. maternal ambivalence, which refers to experiencing mixed emotions about motherhood, like happiness and sadness, is frequent during the perinatal period.

    Authors: Magdalena Belén Martín-Sánchez, Verónica Martínez-Borba, Patricia Catalá, Jorge Osma, Cecilia Peñacoba-Puente and Carlos Suso-Ribera
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:625
  19. There is no consensus reference range for serum lipid levels during pregnancy. The benefit of levothyroxine (L-T4) on serum lipid levels are unclear among pregnant women with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH).

    Authors: Yuxi Yang, Huabing Yuan, Xueran Wang, Zheng Zhang, Ruixia Liu and Chenghong Yin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:623
  20. It is challenging to predict the outcome of the pregnancy when fetal heart activity is detected in early pregnancy. However, an accurate prediction is of importance for obstetricians as it helps to provide app...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Qixin Zhang, Chenghuan Yin, Lizhu Chen, Zeyu Yang, Shanshan Jia, Xue Sun, Yuzuo Bai, Fangfang Han and Zhengwei Yuan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:621
  21. Low and middle-income countries are facing a rapid increase in obesity and overweight burden, particularly in urban settings. Being overweight in men is associated with infertility and a higher risk to have a ...

    Authors: Riffat Bibi, Sarwat Jahan, Tayyaba Afsar, Ali Almajwal, Mohammad Eid Hammadeh, Nawaf W. Alruwaili, Suhail Razak and Houda Amor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:620
  22. Delayed cord clamping increases placental transfusion. In vaginal deliveries higher hemoglobin concentrations are found in the second-born twin. We hypothesized it is unrelated to intertwin transfusion but to ...

    Authors: Katarzyna Kosińska-Kaczyńska, Jacek Witwicki, Aleksandra Saletra-Bielińska, Paweł Krajewski, Adam Krysiak, Robert Brawura-Biskupski-Samaha, Izabela Walasik, Magdalena Zgliczyńska, Ewa Malicka and Iwona Szymusik
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:619
  23. Preterm labour prediction has been relied on history of previous preterm birth and cervical length of current pregnancy. However, universal cervical length measurement has some limitation. We aim to find a sur...

    Authors: Piengbulan Yapan, Prapat Wanitpongpan and Nawiya Sripang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:618
  24. Pregnancy is associated with numerous physical and psychological changes and affects the sexual function of couples. Since the root of many marital problems lies in the quality of the relationship and sexual f...

    Authors: Manizheh Fathalian, Razieh Lotfi, Mahbobeh Faramarzi and Mostafa Qorbani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:616
  25. Small-for-gestational-age neonates (SGA) are at increased risk of neonatal morbidity. Nulliparity represents a risk factor for SGA; birthweight charts may perform differently for the detection of SGA among nul...

    Authors: Rafael B. Galvão, Renato T. Souza, Matias C. Vieira, Dharmintra Pasupathy, Jussara Mayrink, Francisco E. Feitosa, Edilberto A Rocha Filho, Débora F. Leite, Janete Vettorazzi, Iracema M. Calderon, Maria H. Sousa and Jose G. Cecatti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:615
  26. Vomiting is a common ailment during pregnancy, often linked to negative impacts on women’s quality of life. Very little is known about the issue in low income settings, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa, with st...

    Authors: Judith Yargawa, Zelee Hill and Edward Fottrell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:614
  27. Out-of-pocket payment (OOPP) is reported to be a major barrier to seeking maternal health care especially among the poor and can expose households to a risk of catastrophic expenditure and impoverishment.This ...

    Authors: Maxwell A. Dalaba, Paul Welaga, Mustapha Immurana, Martin Ayanore, Justina Ane, Laata L. Danchaka and Chieko Matsubara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:613
  28. Pregnant women are at high risk for affliction by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Vaccination is a main strategy to prevent and manage the COVID-19 pandemic. However, hesitancy about COVID-19 vaccination ...

    Authors: Mojgan Firouzbakht, Hamid Sharif Nia, Fatemeh Kazeminavaei and Pegah Rashidian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:611
  29. Oligohydramnios is associated with poor maternal and perinatal outcomes. In low-resource countries, including Uganda, oligohydramnios is under-detected due to the scarcity of ultrasonographic services. We dete...

    Authors: Godfrey Twesigomwe, Richard Migisha, David Collins Agaba, Asiphas Owaraganise, Hillary Aheisibwe, Leevan Tibaijuka, Lenard Abesiga, Joseph Ngonzi and Yarine Fajardo Tornes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:610
  30. Hyperemesis gravidarum is the most severe form of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, or morning sickness. 2% of pregnancies in the United States are affected by hyperemesis gravidarum. The condition is characte...

    Authors: Rachel Mares, Adelene Morrow, Haley Shumway, Isain Zapata, David Forstein and Benjamin Brooks
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:609
  31. The World Health Organization in recent years has emphasized reducing the possibility of unnecessary interventions in natural childbirth, but little is known about the accuracy of non-invasive methods when ass...

    Authors: Wan-Lin Pan, Li-Li Chen and Meei-Ling Gau
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:608
  32. To investigate the safety and feasibility of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation followed by ultrasound-guided dilation and curettage (USg-D&C) for two types patients with cesarean scar pregnancy...

    Authors: Yanglu Liu, Qiaozhi Yin, Fan Xu and Shuang Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:607
  33. Recent research has shown that pregnant individuals experience weight stigma throughout gestation, including negative comments and judgement associated with gestational weight gain (GWG). Weight bias internali...

    Authors: Taniya S. Nagpal, Ximena Ramos Salas, Michael Vallis, Helena Piccinini-Vallis, Angela S Alberga, Rhonda C Bell, Danilo F da Silva, Margie H Davenport, Laura Gaudet, Angela C Incollingo Rodriguez, Rebecca H Liu, Maxine Myre, Kara Nerenberg, Sarah Nutter, Shelly Russell-Mayhew, Sara C S Souza…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:605
  34. Maternal morbidity and mortality rates associated with perinatal care remain a significant public health concern. Rural populations from low and middle-income countries have multiple barriers to access that co...

    Authors: María Fernanda Escobar, María Paula Echavarria, Hilda Vasquez, Daniela Nasner, Isabella Ramos, María Antonia Hincapié, Stephanie Pabon, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Diana Marcela Martínez-Ruíz and Javier Andrés Carvajal
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:604
  35. In spontaneous pregnancies, maternal weight and gestational diabetes are independent risk factors for macrosomia and large-for-gestational-age newborns. Furthermore, maternal body mass index (BMI) of ≥25 kg/m2 is...

    Authors: Victoria Campos Dornelles, Marta Ribeiro Hentschke, Mariangela Badalotti, Isadora Badalotti-Teloken, Vanessa Devens Trindade, Bibiana Cunegatto, Natália Fontoura de Vasconcelos, Alvaro Petracco, Bartira Ercília Pinheiro da Costa and Alexandre Vontobel Padoin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:603
  36. Dietary diversity scores can be used as a proxy for dietary intakes and for assessment of nutrient adequacy. Studies from low-resource settings have found maternal dietary diversity scores to be associated wit...

    Authors: Katrine G. Hjertholm, Gerd Holmboe-Ottesen, Ibrahimu Mdala, Zumin Shi and Per O. Iversen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:602
  37. Over the years, governments and stakeholders have implemented various policies/programmes to improve maternal health outcomes in low-middle-income countries. In Ghana, Community Health Officers were trained as...

    Authors: Joshua Sumankuuro, Leonard Baatiema, Judith Crockett and Jeanine Young
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:600
  38. The World Health Organization recommends a minimum of three doses of quality-assured sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp), in moderate to high mala...

    Authors: Bright Chukwudi Orji, Emily Bryce, Bartholomew Odio, Herbert Enyeribe Onuoha, Elizabeth Njoku, Charity Anoke, Emmanuel Ugwa, Joseph Enne, Adetiloye Oniyire, Emmanuel Otolorin, Kayode Afolabi, Nnenna C. Ogbulafor and Elizabeth Oliveras
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:599
  39. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child at any time after birth and before the child’s first birthday. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest infant and child mortality rate in the world. Infant and ch...

    Authors: Solomon Sisay Mulugeta, Mitiku Wale Muluneh, Alebachew Taye Belay, Yikeber Abebaw Moyehodie, Setegn Bayabil Agegn, Bezanesh Melese Masresha and Selamawit Getachew Wassihun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:597
  40. In South Africa, women continue to face a high burden of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and the possible complications thereof during pregnancy. We assessed pregnancy incidence rates and outcomes...

    Authors: Nivashnee Naicker, Nonhlanhla Yende-Zuma, Ayesha B. M. Kharsany, Hlengiwe Shozi, Duduzile Nkosi, Anushka Naidoo, Nigel Garrett and Salim S. Abdool Karim
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:596
  41. The breast milk microbiome could be a source of infant intestinal microbiota. Several studies have found that some breast milk is extremely low in bacteria or is even sterile. There are limited studies on the ...

    Authors: Ting Huang, Zichun Zeng, Xinyuan Liang, Xiaomei Tang, Huijuan Luo, Dongju Wang, Juan Zhou and Xiaomin Xiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:595
  42. Antenatal depression in low-and middle-income countries is under-diagnosed and leads to poorer outcomes in the pregnancy and postpartum periods. The aim of this study was to quantify depressive symptoms among ...

    Authors: James S. Ngocho, Linda M. Minja, Rimel N. Mwamba, Brandon A. Knettel, Godfrey A. Kisigo, Blandina T. Mmbaga and Melissa H. Watt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:594
  43. An intact umbilical cord allows the physiological transfusion of blood from the placenta to the neonate, which reduces infant iron deficiency and is associated with improved development during early childhood....

    Authors: Katarina Ekelöf, Elisabeth Sæther, Anna Santesson, Maria Wilander, Katarina Patriksson, Susanne Hesselman, Li Thies-Lagergren, Heike Rabe and Ola Andersson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:593
  44. Anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody (TPOAb) positivity can contribute to inhibit thyroxine synthesis. Gut microbiota can interact with metabolic or immune diseases. However, dynamics of gut microbiota from the se...

    Authors: Min Wu, Cheng Chi, Yuxi Yang, Shan Guo, Tianhe Li, Muqing Gu, Tingting Zhang, Huimin Gao, Ruixia Liu and Chenghong Yin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:592

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