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  1. Established risk factors for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) include age, ethnicity, family history of diabetes and previous GDM. Additional significant influences have recently been demonstrated in the li...

    Authors: Daria Di Filippo, Chloe Bell, Melissa Han Yiin Chang, Justine Darling, Amanda Henry and Alec Welsh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:321
  2. Most embryos that spontaneously abort during early pregnancy are found to have chromosomal abnormalities. The purpose of this study is to explore the factors involved in chromosome aberrations during embryogen...

    Authors: Qinghua Xu, Ying Chan, Yun Feng, Baosheng Zhu, Bicheng Yang, Shu Zhu, Lingyun Su, Li Zou, Na Feng and Yan Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:320
  3. Trust of women and families toward health institutions has led to increased use of their services for childbirth. Whilst unpleasant experience of care during childbirth will halt this achievement and have adve...

    Authors: Rejina Gurung, Md Moinuddin, Avinash K. Sunny, Amit Bhandari, Anna Axelin and Ashish KC
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:319
  4. Evidence on obstetric violence is reported globally. In India, research shows that almost every woman goes through some level of disrespect and abuse during childbirth, more so in states such as Bihar where ov...

    Authors: Kaveri Mayra, Jane Sandall, Zoë Matthews and Sabu S. Padmadas
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:318
  5. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is rapidly evolving and remains a major health challenge worldwide. With an increase in pregnant women with COVID-19 infection, we recognized an urgent need to set up a multidisciplinar...

    Authors: Yingke He, Yvonne Wan Yu Wong, Alvin Jia Hao Ngeow, Eileen Yilin Sim, Benjamin Pei Zhi Cherng, Sridhar Arunachalam, Selina Kah Ying Ho, Wei Ching Tan and Un Sam Mok
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:317
  6. Induction of labour (IOL) is a common obstetric intervention. When planning IOL, especially in women at risk for complications at delivery, the aim should be for delivery to occur when senior staff are availab...

    Authors: Laura Slade, Georgina Digance, Angela Bradley, Richard Woodman and Rosalie Grivell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:316
  7. Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is significantly associated with negative outcomes for both mother and child. Current evidence indicates an association between low levels of social support and...

    Authors: Thao Da Thi Tran, Linda Murray and Thang Van Vo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:315
  8. The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) has guided the investigation of breastfeeding since the 1980’s, incorporating the major constructs of attitudes, subjective norms/normative beliefs, perceived behavioral co...

    Authors: Anita Esquerra-Zwiers, Emilie Dykstra Goris and Aaron Franzen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:314
  9. People using maternity services in the United Kingdom (UK) have faced significant changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing regulations. We focused on the experiences of pregnant women ...

    Authors: A. R. McKinlay, D. Fancourt and A. Burton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:313
  10. Neonatal hyperthyroidism is an extension of fetal disease. Most cases of neonatal hyperthyroidism are transient but may excessively harm multiple organ functions through the actions of maternal thyroid-stimula...

    Authors: Cheng Peng, Weijie Sun, Lixin Fan, Li Li, Xiaojiao Zhang, Ying Gao and Xinlin Hou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:312
  11. Junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) is caused by ectopic rhythms, originating in the atrioventricular node, typically with heart rate between 200 and 250 bpm. Herein, we present a case of fetal JET with norma...

    Authors: Daisuke Katsura, Shunichiro Tsuji, Shinsuke Tokoro, Takako Hoshiyama, Shinsuke Hoshino, Ouki Furukawa and Takashi Murakami
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:311
  12. There are major shortfalls in the midwifery workforce which has been exacerbated by the COVID 19 pandemic. Midwives have high levels of burnout and many, often early career midwives, are planning to leave the ...

    Authors: Christine Catling, Helen Donovan, Hala Phipps, Simeon Dale and Sungwon Chang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:309
  13. Common perinatal mental disorders are the most frequent complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, and the prevalence among women in low- and middle-income countries is the highest at ne...

    Authors: Shanon McNab, Jane Fisher, Simone Honikman, Linos Muvhu, Rebecca Levine, Genesis Chorwe-Sungani, Sarah Bar-Zeev, Tedbabe Degefie Hailegebriel, Ifeyinwa Yusuf, Neerja Chowdhary, Atif Rahman, Paul Bolton, Claire-Helene Mershon, Mona Bormet, Diana Henry-Ernest, Anayda Portela…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:308
  14. Atrioventricular block (AVB) during pregnancy is rare. Case study for pregnancy with AVB have been reported but a consensus guideline for peripartum management has not been established. This study aimed to inv...

    Authors: Kana Wang, Junguo Xin, Guiqiong Huang, Xiaodong Wang and Haiyan Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:307
  15. Expectant parents worldwide have experienced changes in the way they give birth as a result of COVID-19, including restrictions relating to access to birthing units and the presence of birthing partners during...

    Authors: Ezra Aydin, Kevin A. Glasgow, Staci M. Weiss, Zahra Khan, Topun Austin, Mark H. Johnson, Jane Barlow and Sarah Lloyd-Fox
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:304
  16. Low dose aspirin (LDA) is an effective strategy to reduce preterm birth. However, LDA might have differential effects globally, based on the etiology of preterm birth. In some regions, malaria in pregnancy cou...

    Authors: Melissa Bauserman, Sequoia I. Leuba, Jennifer Hemingway-Foday, Tracy L. Nolen, Janet Moore, Elizabeth M. McClure, Adrien Lokangaka, Antoinette Tsehfu, Jackie Patterson, Edward A. Liechty, Fabian Esamai, Waldemar A. Carlo, Elwyn Chomba, Robert L. Goldenberg, Sarah Saleem, Saleem Jessani…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:303
  17. The Covid-19 pandemic has put an unprecedented pressure on families with children. How parents were affected by the first Covid-19 lockdown during the early postpartum period, an already challenging period for...

    Authors: Marion I. van den Heuvel, Stefania V. Vacaru, Myrthe G. B. M. Boekhorst, Mariëlle Cloin, Hedwig van Bakel, Madelon M. E. Riem, Carolina de Weerth and Roseriet Beijers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:302
  18. Prenatal anxiety is a common concern which may have adverse effects on maternal and infant health outcomes. Studies addressing needs-based education interventions for prenatal anxiety are limited.

    Authors: Quan Shen, Can-Ran Huang, Liu Rong, Shan Ju, Sharon R. Redding, Yan-Qiong Ouyang and Rong Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:301
  19. It is crucial to provide care based on individual needs. Swedish health care is obliged to give care on equal conditions for the entire population. The person with the greatest need should be given the most ca...

    Authors: Valerie Stålberg, Barbro Krevers, Lovisa Lingetun, Therese Eriksson, Ann Josefsson and Caroline Lilliecreutz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:299
  20. Because of the far-reaching negative consequences of high levels of (parental) stress for the mother, infant, the mother-infant relationship, and family functioning, psychological support for young mothers is ...

    Authors: Eva Sophie Potharst, Irena Veringa-Skiba, Esther van Broekhuizen and Susan Maria Bögels
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:298
  21. Fetal growth restriction (FGR) in utero leads to failure of fetus to reach the genetically normal growth potential. Currently available means of treating FGR are limited. And it remains unknown how pregnant wo...

    Authors: Xinzhi Tu, Chun Duan, Bingying Lin, Kangfeng Li, Jie Gao, Huaying Yan, Kejian Wang and Zhao Zhao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:297
  22. The stillbirth rate in Tanzania remains high. Greater engagement with antenatal care may help to reduce stillbirths. We investigated which characteristics of antenatal care clinics are preferred by pregnant wo...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Camacho, Rebecca Smyth, Valentina Actis Danna, Deborah Kimaro, Flora Kuzenza, Rose Laisser, Paschal Mdoe, Livuka Nsemwa, Happiness Shayo and Tina Lavender
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:296
  23. Early warning scores are designed to identify hospitalized patients who are at high risk of clinical deterioration. Although many general scores have been developed for the medical-surgical wards, specific sco...

    Authors: David E. Arnolds, Kyle A. Carey, Lena Braginsky, Roxane Holt, Dana P. Edelson, Barbara M. Scavone and Matthew Churpek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:295
  24. Women’s diet and nutritional status during pregnancy are important in influencing birth outcomes. We conducted a systematic scoping review of the best available evidence regarding dietary intake of Malaysian p...

    Authors: Hamid Jan Jan Mohamed, See Ling Loy, Amal K. Mitra, Satvinder Kaur, Ai Ni Teoh, Siti Hamizah Abd Rahman and Maria Sofia Amarra
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:294
  25. Perinatal mental health (PMH) is a worldwide public health issue crossing cultural boundaries. However, the prevalence of PMH conditions vary considerably. These disparities stem in part from poor understandin...

    Authors: Nafisa Insan, Anthony Weke, Judith Rankin and Simon Forrest
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:293
  26. Globally, approximately 6,700 newborn deaths and 5,400 stillbirths occur daily. The true figure is likely higher, with under reporting of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) noted. Decision-making in health is i...

    Authors: Doris Kwesiga, Leif Eriksson, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Charlotte Tawiah, Md Ali Imam, Ane B. Fisker, Yeetey Enuameh, Joy E. Lawn, Hannah Blencowe, Peter Waiswa, Hannah Bradby and Mats Malqvist
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:292
  27. To examine the association of hemoglobin (Hb) levels during gestation with the risk of selected adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth (PTB), low-birth-weight infants (LBW) and small-for-gestational-...

    Authors: Lanlan Wu, Ruifang Sun, Yao Liu, Zengyou Liu, Hengying Chen, Siwen Shen, Yuanhuan Wei and Guifang Deng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:290
  28. Maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) had long-term influences on the health of their children. However, the influences of GDM on the oral microbiota, which was closely related to oral and systemic heal...

    Authors: Qiying Song, Bin Xiao, Hongli Huang, Liya Ma, Jian V. Zhang and Yuanfang Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:289
  29. The incidence rates of obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are increasing in parallel. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between different obesity indices, including prepregnancy body m...

    Authors: Zhimin Song, Yan Cheng, Tingting Li, Yongfang Fan, Qingying Zhang and Haidong Cheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:288
  30. Failure to attend scheduled appointments is a common problem in healthcare. In obstetrics, diagnostic and treatment protocols for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) require client booking, test preparations, ...

    Authors: Faith Agbozo, Christina Schuler and Albrecht Jahn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:287
  31. One in 10 women have hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP) and are at risk of adverse short- and long-term health outcomes, yet there is limited information on their postnatal health and care needs. This s...

    Authors: Danielle C. Ashworth, Liza Bowen, Sophie P. Maule, Paul T. Seed, Marcus Green, Debra Bick and Lucy C. Chappell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:286
  32. Expectant fathers experience a range of different emotions during their wife’s pregnancy; one of these feelings is fear. It has adverse consequences on both the father and his family. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Seyedeh Fatemeh Ghaffari, Forouzan Elyasi, Seyed Nouraddin Mousavinasab and Zohreh Shahhosseini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:285
  33. Adolescent reproductive health is still a challenge in Low and Middle Income Come Countries (LMICs). However, the reasons for the inability of most pregnant adolescent girls to access and utilize maternal and ...

    Authors: Joyce T. Shatilwe, Khumbulani Hlongwana and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:284
  34. Low birth weight (LBW) remains a major health problem that affects newborns worldwide. However, there has been growing evidence that antenatal care (ANC) is associated with LBW. Yet, there is a dearth of resea...

    Authors: Alirah Emmanuel Weyori, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Francis Arthur- Holmes, Joshua Okyere and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:283
  35. Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes strive for tight glucose targets (3.5-7.8 mmol/L) to minimise the risks of obstetric and neonatal complications. Despite using diabetes technologies including continuous glu...

    Authors: Tara T. M. Lee, Corinne Collett, Mei-See Man, Matt Hammond, Lee Shepstone, Sara Hartnell, Eleanor Gurnell, Caroline Byrne, Eleanor M. Scott, Robert S. Lindsay, Damian Morris, Anna Brackenridge, Anna R. Dover, Rebecca M. Reynolds, Katharine F. Hunt, David R. McCance…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:282
  36. Despite the existence of global recommendations, postnatal care provided following childbirth is variable and often fails to address a woman’s concerns about herself and the parents’ concerns about their baby....

    Authors: Helen Smith, Chloe Harvey and Anayda Portela
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:281
  37. It is generally beneficial for triplet gestation or high-order multiple pregnancies to operate multifetal pregnancy reduction (MFPR) after assisted reproductive techniques. However, data on pregnancy outcomes ...

    Authors: Shuhua Liu, Guanjian Li, Chao Wang, Ping Zhou, Zhaolian Wei and Bing Song
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:280
  38. Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) is used as a biomarker to estimate ovarian reserve. The relationship between AMH and early miscarriage of in vitro fertilization (IVF) is still inconclusive. This study aimed to ex...

    Authors: Xin Liu, Ying Han, Xinyan Wang, Yunshan Zhang, Aijun Du, Ruqiang Yao, Jiabei Lv and Haining Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:279
  39. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a minimum of eight ANC contacts during pregnancy, of which having one ultrasound examination before 24 weeks of gestation is indicated. Ultrasound plays a significan...

    Authors: Meselech Assegid Roro, Abebech Demissie Aredo, Tesfaye Kebede and Abiy Seifu Estifanos
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:278
  40. Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI) is a common and severe complication of vaginal delivery and may have short- and long-term consequences, including anal incontinence, sexual dysfunction and reduced qualit...

    Authors: Ragnhild Klokk, Kjersti S. Bakken, Trond Markestad and Mads N. Holten-Andersen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:277
  41. Ascertaining the key determinants of maternal healthcare service utilization and their relative importance is critical to priority setting in policy development. Sierra Leone has one of the world’s highest mat...

    Authors: Desmond Maada Kangbai, Delia Akosua Bandoh, Alexander Manu, Joetrice Yewah Kangbai, Ernest Kenu and Adolphina Addo-Lartey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:276
  42. Prediction of low Apgar score for vaginal deliveries following labor induction intervention is critical for improving neonatal health outcomes. We set out to investigate important attributes and train popular ...

    Authors: Clifford Silver Tarimo, Soumitra S. Bhuyan, Yizhen Zhao, Weicun Ren, Akram Mohammed, Quanman Li, Marilyn Gardner, Michael Johnson Mahande, Yuhui Wang and Jian Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:275
  43. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is one of the common complications during pregnancy, and ursodeoxycholic acid has been recommended as the first-line drug. However, if the assisted reproductive technology...

    Authors: Qianwen Zhang, Yu Xu, Yunhui Gong and Xinghui Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:269

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