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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Reducing the rate of preterm birth is a cornerstone of global efforts to address child mortality, however existing screening tests offer imperfect prediction. Cervical electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) i...

    Authors: Victoria Stern, Georgina L. Jones, Sarah Senbeto and Dilly Anumba
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:959
  14. 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
  15. This study aims to assess the prevalence of mistreatment during childbirth in the occupied Palestinian territory and to explore factors associated with mistreatment.

    Authors: Niveen ME Abu-Rmeileh, Yasmeen Wahdan, Hedieh Mehrtash, Khitam Abu Hamad, Arein Awad and Ӧzge Tunçalp
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:957
  16. 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

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:62

  17. High blood pressure (HBP) during pregnancy causes maternal and fetal mortality. Studies regarding its prevalence and associated factors in frontline level health care settings are scarce. We thus aimed to eval...

    Authors: Franck Garanet, Sekou Samadoulougou, Adama Baguiya, Bruno Bonnechère, Tieba Millogo, Jean-Marie Degryse, Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou and Seni Kouanda
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:955
  18. Cesarean scar defect (CSD) presents as a cystic defect that connects the uterine cavity at the site of the previous cesarean section (CS). Endometriosis refers to the discovery of endometrial glands and stroma...

    Authors: Ruibo Xu, Xinlei Xia, Ying Liu, Xiaoli Du, Zengfang Hao, Lili Wang and Jiexian Du
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:954
  19. Authors: Nicholas E. Rahim, Joseph Ngonzi, Adeline A. Boatin, Ingrid V. Bassett, Mark J. Siedner, Godfrey R. Mugyenyi and Lisa M. Bebell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:953

    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:860

  20. The provision of quality obstetric care in health facilities is central to reducing maternal mortality, but simply increasing childbirth in facilities not enough, with evidence that many facilities in sub-Saha...

    Authors: Jessica King, Alfred K. Tarway-Twalla, Mardieh Dennis, Musu Pusah Twalla, Patrick K. Konwloh, Chea Sanford Wesseh, Bentoe Zoogley Tehoungue, Geetor S. Saydee, Oona Campbell and Carine Ronsmans
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:952
  21. To compare the in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) cycle outcomes between patients with low and normal serum luteinizing hormone (LH) levels on the day after a gonadotropin-rele...

    Authors: Xue-Fei Li, Qiao-Feng Wang, Qi-Qi He, Xue-Jiao Wang, Xing-Yu LV, Xiao-Jun Tang, Zhao-Hui Zhong, Yu-Bin Ding and Qi Wan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:951
  22. Citrullinemia type I (CTLN1) is a rare urea cycle disorder (UCD) with few adult cases described so far. Diagnosis of late-onset CTLN1 is difficult, and delayed treatment may increase the risk of severe hyperam...

    Authors: Yimeng Zhou, Xiaoguang Dou, Chong Zhang, Rong He and Yang Ding
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:950
  23. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides excellent soft tissue visualisation which may be useful in late pregnancy to predict labour outcome and maternal/neonatal birth trauma.

    Authors: Shireen Jaufuraully, Brian Dromey, Lisa Story, Anna L David, George Attilakos and Dimitrios Siassakos
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:949
  24. The detection of an abnormality during prenatal screening implies that the parents are informed about possible treatment and management of the pregnancy, birth, and postnatal course. This information should en...

    Authors: Karina Hjort-Pedersen, Annette Wind Olesen, Ester Garne, Pernille Mathiesen Toerring, Chunsen Wu and Lene Sperling
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:948
  25. Hurricanes Irma and Maria made landfall in the US Virgin Islands (USVI) in 2017. To date, there is no published literature available on the experiences of pregnant women in the USVI exposed to these hurricanes...

    Authors: Noelene K. Jeffers, Deborah Wilson, Hannah Tappis, Desiree Bertrand, Tener Veenema and Nancy Glass
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:947
  26. Plenty of studies explored the most optimal treatment protocol for infertile women with adenomyosis in in-vitro fertilization (IVF) /intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), however, there is still no consensu...

    Authors: Liting Zhang, He Cai, Xitong Liu, Yao Xiong, Xiaoling Liang and Juanzi Shi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:946
  27. Mothers giving birth by non-elective cesarean section have considerably higher risk of developing postoperative infection, than mothers giving birth by elective cesarean section. Meta-analyses have shown that ...

    Authors: Katja Kuhr, Paul Bryde Axelsson, Betina Ristorp Andersen, Ida Lise Arevad Ammitzbøll, Tine Dalsgaard Clausen and Ellen Christine Leth Løkkegaard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:945
  28. Thrombophilia is a group of disorders that result in a blood hypercoagulable state and induce thrombosis, which was found widely existed in recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL). More and more research about thrombop...

    Authors: Ying-jun Deng, Sheng-Jing Liu, Ming Zhao, Feng Zhao, Jun Guo and Yu-xiao Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:944
  29. Globally, the increased use of cesarean sections has become prevalent in high-income and low and middle-income countries. In Palestine, the rate had risen from 20.3% in 2014 to 25.1% in 2018. We have rates as ...

    Authors: Aisha Shalash, Yasmeen Wahdan, Hasan M. M. Alsalman, Ala’a Jamal Kamel Shehab, Tayseer Afifi, Hendia A. Nabaa, Iman Sarsour, Naheel Jarour, Alaa Hamed and Niveen M. E. Abu-Rmeileh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:943
  30. It is the duty of doctors to choose a safe, simple, economic and effective controlled ovulation stimulation (COS) protocol for the patients. This study aims to compare the clinical effects of the early follicu...

    Authors: Juan Gui, Yuan Ni, Qian Liu, Xiaochen Wang and Qingzhen Xie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:942
  31. Thyroid dysfunction is known to adversely affect pregnancy. This study evaluates the prevalence of thyroid disorders and explores their association with pregnancy complications/comorbidities and modes of deliv...

    Authors: Katia Vella, Sandro Vella, C. Savona-Ventura and J. Vassallo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:941
  32. Peripartum adolescents experience significant interpersonal transitions in their lives. Depression and emotional distress are often exacerbated by adolescents’ responses to these interpersonal changes. Improve...

    Authors: Manasi Kumar, Obadia Yator, Vincent Nyongesa, Martha Kagoya, Shillah Mwaniga, Joseph Kathono, Isaiah Gitonga, Nancy Grote, Helena Verdeli, Keng Yen Huang, Mary McKay and Holly A. Swartz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:940
  33. Pregnancy is often conceptualised as a ‘teachable moment’ for health behaviour change. However, it is likely that different stages of pregnancy, and individual antenatal events, provide multiple distinct teach...

    Authors: Lauren Rockliffe, Debbie M. Smith, Alexander E. P. Heazell and Sarah Peters
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:939
  34. COVID-19 presented an unprecedented global public health challenge because of its rapid and relentless spread, and many countries instituted lockdowns to prevent the spread of infection. Although this strategy...

    Authors: Mary-Grace Nakate, Sean Mackay, Eunice Ndirangu-Mugo and Valerie Fleming
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:938
  35. The positive predictive rate of the Japanese version of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is lower than those of other versions. This study aimed to confirm whether the EPDS Japanese version refl...

    Authors: Hiromi Suenaga
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:937
  36. The present study aimed at estimating the prevalence of structural hemoglobinopathies in newborn and describing the hematological and biochemical characteristics between postpartum women (PW) and their respect...

    Authors: Roberta da Silva Brito, Lecita Marreira de Lima Barros, Lilian Wallace Moreira, Regina Neves Normando, Thiago Bacha de Jesus, Marilda de Souza Gonçalves, Rajendranath Ramasawmy, Stéfani Ferreira de Oliveira, Keyla Emanulle Ramos da Silva, Nelson Abrahim Fraiji, Larissa Feitosa da Hora, Rebeca Linhares de Abreu Netto and José Pereira de Moura Neto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:936
  37. Rising caesarean-section rates worldwide are driven by non-medically indicated caesarean-sections. A systematic review concluded that the ten-group classification system (Robson) is the most appropriate for as...

    Authors: Zeina Jamaluddine, Gloria Paolucci, Ghada Ballout, Hussam Al-Fudoli, Louise T. Day, Akihiro Seita and Oona M. R. Campbell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:935
  38. Successful implementation of Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (EmONC) is likely to improve pregnancy outcomes and is essential for quality maternity care. Context in implementation is described as factors...

    Authors: Abiola Olubusola Komolafe, Oyeyemi Olajumoke Oyelade, Sunday Adepoju Adedini and Omolola Oladunni Irinoye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:934
  39. Tobacco consumption during pregnancy is one of the most modifiable causes of morbidity and mortality for both pregnant smokers and their foetus. Even though pregnant smokers are conscious about the negative ef...

    Authors: Maria Agràs-Guàrdia, Sara Martínez-Torres, Ester Granado-Font, Meritxell Pallejà-Millán, Felipe Villalobos, Demetria Patricio, Francisca Ruiz, Francesc X. Marin-Gomez, Jordi Duch, Cristina Rey-Reñones and Francisco Martín-Luján
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:933
  40. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the delivery of diabetes in pregnancy care and general maternity care. This study aimed to explore the experiences and acceptability of telehealth use in diabet...

    Authors: S. L. Kozica-Olenski, G. Soldatos, L. Marlow, S. D. Cooray and J. A. Boyle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:932
  41. Fear of childbirth (FOC) is a common psychological problem in Chinese pregnant women. FOC can influence both maternal health and infants’ wellness. Special assessment tools for FOC in Mandarin Chinese are curr...

    Authors: Lu Han, Jiaxin Wu, Hengchang Wu, Jun Liu, Yanqun Liu, Zhijie Zou, Juan Liu and Jinbing Bai
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:931
  42. Several common maternal or neonatal risk factors have been linked to meconium amniotic fluid (MAF) development; however, the results are contradictory, depending on the study. This study aimed to assess the pr...

    Authors: Mitra Shekari, Malihe Shirzadfard Jahromi, Amene Ranjbar, Vahid Mehrnoush, Fatemeh Darsareh and Nasibeh Roozbeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:930
  43. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented challenges to healthcare systems worldwide, including interruption of antenatal care services. The study aimed to determine the utilization of antenatal care ser...

    Authors: Glaiza S. de Guzman and Maria Jesusa B. Banal-Silao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:929
  44. Previous studies have shown that the incidence of ectopic pregnancy (EP) is increasing in China. It is unclear, however, whether the incidence of EP has changed after the implementation of the universal two-ch...

    Authors: Haihua Xu, Guan Lin, Lifang Xue, Weifang Wu, Jinlian Ding and Chaobin Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:928
  45. Placenta mesenchymal dysplasia (PMD) is a rare placental anomaly associated with various fetal and maternal complications. Whether close ultrasound surveillance can prevent intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD) in ...

    Authors: Shao-Jing Wang, Li-Ling Lin and Wei-Chih Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:927
  46. Birth weight is considered a crucial indicator of individual and population health, as it determines a newborn’s growth and development. An extensive body of research has explored various determinants of perin...

    Authors: Chiara Dello Iacono, Miguel Requena and Mikolaj Stanek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:925
  47. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are a growing concern and a challenge for maternity care providers as the prevalence of hypertension continues to increase. However, optimal management of HDP is uncle...

    Authors: Yi Yang, Yanxia Xie, Mingrong Li, Yi Mu, Peiran Chen, Zheng Liu, Yanping Wang, Qi Li, Xiaohong Li, Li Dai, Juan Liang and Jun Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:924
  48. Few studies have examined how multiple marginalized identities are associated with adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes, especially for Black and Hispanic sexual minority women. Sexual minorities are people wh...

    Authors: Veronica Barcelona, Virginia Jenkins, Laura E. Britton and Bethany G. Everett
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:923

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