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  1. Content type: Research article

    Late preterm (LPT) newborns, defined as those born between 34 0/7 and 36 6/7 gestational weeks, have higher short- and long-term morbidity and mortality than term infants (≥37 weeks). A categorization to justi...

    Authors: Noémie Bouchet, Angèle Gayet-Ageron, Marina Lumbreras Areta, Riccardo Erennio Pfister and Begoña Martinez de Tejada

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:17

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    Probiotics are living microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit. It has been speculated that probiotics might help prevent preterm birth, but in two previous systemati...

    Authors: Alexander Jarde, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Paul Moayyedi, Jennifer C. Stearns, Stephen M. Collins, Joseph Beyene and Sarah D. McDonald

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:14

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Over the previous two decades the incidence and number of unplanned out of hospital births Victoria has increased. As the only out of hospital emergency care providers in Victoria, paramedics would provide car...

    Authors: Gayle McLelland, Lisa McKenna, Amee Morgans and Karen Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:15

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Current clinical guidelines and national policy in England support offering ‘low risk’ women a choice of birth setting. Options include: home, free-standing midwifery unit (FMU), alongside midwifery unit (AMU)...

    Authors: Lisa Hinton, Carol Dumelow, Rachel Rowe and Jennifer Hollowell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:12

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To compare experienced continuity of care among women who received midwife-led versus obstetrician-led care. Secondly, to compare experienced continuity of care with a. experienced quality of care during labor...

    Authors: Hilde Perdok, Corine J. Verhoeven, Jeroen van Dillen, Tjerk Jan Schuitmaker, Karla Hoogendoorn, Jolanda Colli, François G. Schellevis and Ank de Jonge

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:13

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  6. Content type: Research article

    A cluster randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive for breastfeeding conducted in areas with low breastfeeding rates in the UK reported a statistically significant increase in breastfeeding at 6–8 ...

    Authors: Maxine Johnson, Barbara Whelan, Clare Relton, Kate Thomas, Mark Strong, Elaine Scott and Mary J. Renfrew

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:20

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The primary aim was to investigate if supervised exercise training during pregnancy could reduce postpartum weight retention (PPWR) three months after delivery in overweight and obese women. We also measured c...

    Authors: Kirsti K. Garnæs, Siv Mørkved, Kjell Å. Salvesen, Øyvind Salvesen and Trine Moholdt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:18

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Cancer during pregnancy is relatively rare but may lead to maternal mortality. We aimed to assess the incidence of cancer related maternal mortality and the neonatal outcome in these patients. Also, doctor- an...

    Authors: Jorine de Haan, Christianne A. R. Lok, Joke S. Schutte, Lia van Zuylen and Christianne J. M. de Groot

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:10

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Since Misoprostol Vaginal Insert (MVI - Misodel ®) was approved for labor induction in Europe in 2013, to date, no study has been published comparing MVI to Misoprostol vaginal tablets (MVT). The aim of this s...

    Authors: Kjersti Engen Marsdal, Ingvil Krarup Sørbye, Lise C. Gaudernack and Mirjam Lukasse

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:11

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Intrapartum fetal death, the death of a fetus during labour, is a tragic outcome of pregnancy. The intrapartum death rate of a country is reflective of the care received by mothers and babies in labour and it ...

    Authors: K. McNamara, K. O’Donoghue and R. A. Greene

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:9

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In response to poor maternal, newborn, and child health indicators in Magadi sub-county, the “Boma” model was launched to promote health facility delivery by establishing community health units and training co...

    Authors: Sarah Karanja, Richard Gichuki, Patrick Igunza, Samuel Muhula, Peter Ofware, Josephine Lesiamon, Lepantas Leshore, Lenny Bazira Kyomuhangi-Igbodipe, Josephat Nyagero, Nancy Binkin and David Ojakaa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:5

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Tanzania is among the countries with a high maternal mortality ratio. However, it remains unclear how information and education on danger signs of pregnancy translate into appropriate actions when a woman reco...

    Authors: Beatrice Mwilike, Gorrette Nalwadda, Mike Kagawa, Khadija Malima, Lilian Mselle and Shigeko Horiuchi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:4

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Since 2010, intensive care can be offered in the Netherlands at 24+0 weeks gestation (with parental consent) but the Dutch guideline lacks recommendations on organization, content and preferred decision-making of...

    Authors: R. Geurtzen, Arno Van Heijst, Rosella Hermens, Hubertina Scheepers, Mallory Woiski, Jos Draaisma and Marije Hogeveen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:7

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:54

  14. Content type: Research article

    Membranous ventricular septal aneurysm (MVSA) is a rare cardiac anomaly that can occur as an isolated entity or being associated with other cardiac malformations. Complications of MVSA include thromboembolism,...

    Authors: Kana Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Haiyan Yu, Xinghui Liu, Aiyun Xing and Yong You

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:8

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Maternal total weight gain during pregnancy influences adverse obstetric outcomes in singleton pregnancies. However, its impact in twin gestation is less understood. Our objective was to estimate the influence...

    Authors: Paola Algeri, Francesca Pelizzoni, Davide Paolo Bernasconi, Francesca Russo, Maddalena Incerti, Sabrina Cozzolino, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia and Patrizia Vergani

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:6

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Twenty years after acknowledging the importance of joint responsibilities and male participation in maternal health programs, most health care systems in low income countries continue to face challenges in inv...

    Authors: Raymond A. Aborigo, Daniel D. Reidpath, Abraham R. Oduro and Pascale Allotey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:3

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The emerging adoption of the electronic medical record (EMR) in primary care enables clinicians and researchers to efficiently examine epidemiological trends in child health, including infant feeding practices.

    Authors: Emily Bartsch, Alison L. Park, Jacqueline Young, Joel G. Ray and Karen Tu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:1

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Focused Antenatal Care (FANC) is advocated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a key service approach to improving the health of pregnant women. Four targeted visits to antenatal clinics are recommended ...

    Authors: Kondwani Chidzammbuyo Mamba, Adamson S. Muula and William Stones

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:444

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Women’s views are critical for informing the planning and delivery of maternity care services. ST segment analysis (STan) is a promising method to more accurately detect when unborn babies are at risk of brain...

    Authors: Kate Bryson, Chris Wilkinson, Sabrina Kuah, Geoff Matthews and Deborah Turnbull

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:446

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Assessments of maternal near miss (MNM) are increasingly used in addition to those of maternal mortality measures. The World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced an MNM tool in 2009, but this tool was prev...

    Authors: Abera K. Tura, Jelle Stekelenburg, Sicco A. Scherjon, Joost Zwart, Thomas van den Akker, Jos van Roosmalen and Sanne J. Gordijn

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:445

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  21. Content type: Case report

    Placenta percreta is a rare obstetric condition associated with the risk of massive intraoperative hemorrhage. Recently, conservative management of placenta percreta has been performed to reduce maternal morbi...

    Authors: Shinya Matsuzaki, Kiyoshi Yoshino, Masayuki Endo, Takuji Tomimatsu, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Kazuya Mimura, Keiichi Kumasawa, Yutaka Ueda and Tadashi Kimura

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:443

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  22. Content type: Research article

    High maternal mortality has remained an unmet public health challenge in the developing world. Maternal mortality in Ethiopia is among the highest in the world. Since most maternal deaths occur during labor, d...

    Authors: Kerebih Asrese and Margaret E. Adamek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:441

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Raised blood pressure (BP) affects approximately 10% of pregnancies worldwide, and a high proportion of affected women develop pre-eclampsia. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of self-monitoring of ...

    Authors: Katherine L. Tucker, Kathryn S. Taylor, Carole Crawford, James A. Hodgkinson, Clare Bankhead, Tricia Carver, Elizabeth Ewers, Margaret Glogowska, Sheila M. Greenfield, Lucy Ingram, Lisa Hinton, Khalid S. Khan, Louise Locock, Lucy Mackillop, Christine McCourt, Alexander M. Pirie…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:442

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Few data are available to guide biological sample collection around the time of birth for large-scale birth cohorts. We are designing a large UK birth cohort to investigate the role of infection and the develo...

    Authors: S. R. Bailey, C. L. Townsend, H. Dent, C. Mallet, E. Tsaliki, E. M. Riley, M. Noursadeghi, T. D. Lawley, A. J. Rodger, P. Brocklehurst and N. Field

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:439

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