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  1. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the effects and financial costs of two interventions with respect to utilisation of institutional deliveries and other maternal health services in Oyam District in Uganda.

    Authors: William Massavon, Calistus Wilunda, Maria Nannini, Robert Kaos Majwala, Caroline Agaro, Emanuela De Vivo, Peter Lochoro, Giovanni Putoto and Bart Criel

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:431

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    While 79% of Nigerian mothers who deliver in facilities receive postnatal care within 48 h of delivery, this is only true for 16% of mothers who deliver outside facilities. Most maternal deaths can be prevente...

    Authors: Adanna Chukwuma, Chinyere Mbachu, Jessica Cohen, Thomas Bossert and Margaret McConnell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:429

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Health facility births contribute to the prevention of maternal deaths. Although theoretical and empirical evidence suggest that social network characteristics influence facility delivery, examination of this ...

    Authors: Leslie E. Cofie, Clare Barrington, Kavita Singh, Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, Susan Ennett and Suzanne Maman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:425

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Home births in high risk pregnancies and unassisted childbirth seem to be increasing in the Netherlands. Until now there were no qualitative data on women’s motivations for these choices in the Dutch maternity...

    Authors: Martine Hollander, Esteriek de Miranda, Jeroen van Dillen, Irene de Graaf, Frank Vandenbussche and Lianne Holten

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:423

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    Women who are not exclusively breastfeeding are at risk of pregnancy after four to six weeks of childbirth. Postpartum contraceptive use is crucial to prevent unintended pregnancy, and to have spaced births. The ...

    Authors: Alem Gebremariam and Hadush Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:421

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Maternal vitamin D status has been associated with both gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and fetal growth restriction, however, the evidence is inconsistent. In Finland, maternal vitamin D status has improv...

    Authors: Helena H. Hauta-alus, Heli T. Viljakainen, Elisa M. Holmlund-Suila, Maria Enlund-Cerullo, Jenni Rosendahl, Saara M. Valkama, Otto M. Helve, Timo K. Hytinantti, Outi M. Mäkitie and Sture Andersson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:420

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  7. Content type: Research article

    There has been a growing realisation of the need to enhance men’s inclusion in maternal and safe motherhood services, especially in low-income settings. However, empirical studies on the extent to which men ar...

    Authors: Margaret Duah Atuahene, Sylvia Arde-Acquah, Nana Frema Atuahene, Martin Adjuik and John Kuumuori Ganle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:419

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The importance of postnatal care cannot be overemphasised. Various studies undertaken worldwide have found that PNC is critical for the survival of newborns. However, in Zambia, despite much emphasis by the go...

    Authors: Bupe B. Bwalya, Mulenga C. Mulenga and James N. Mulenga

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:418

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to establish the normal ranges for foetal nasal bone length (NBL), prenasal skin thickness (PNT), interocular distance (IOD), and ratio of prenasal thickness to- nasal bone len...

    Authors: Ayşegül Altunkeser and M. Kazım Körez

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:416

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) affects 2–4/1000 live births with outcomes ranging from negligible neurological deficits to severe neuromuscular dysfunction, cerebral palsy and death. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopa...

    Authors: Vanessa E. Torbenson, Mary Catherine Tolcher, Kate M. Nesbitt, Christopher E. Colby, Sherif A. EL-Nashar, Bobbie S. Gostout, Amy L. Weaver, Michaela E. Mc Gree and Abimbola O. Famuyide

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:415

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) is a strategy to promote use of skilled maternal and neonatal care so that they can get timely skilled care, particularly during child birth. There is mini...

    Authors: Eshetu Andarge, Aderajew Nigussie and Mekitie Wondafrash

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:412

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infection is common in pregnancy. Urine is sampled from by mid-stream collection (MSU). If epithelial cells are detected, contamination by vulvo-vagial skin and skin bacteria is assumed. Outside ...

    Authors: N. Liou, J. Currie, C. James, J. Malone-Lee and A. L. David

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:414

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In a variety of animal species, hyperthermia in pregnancy has been recognized as teratogenic. Hyperthermia interferes with protein synthesis via heat-shock proteins, which can entail membrane disruption, cell ...

    Authors: L. Sass, S. K. Urhoj, J. Kjærgaard, J. W. Dreier, K. Strandberg-Larsen and A.-M. Nybo Andersen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:413

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Decision delivery interval (DDI) is the time line between a decision to conduct an emergency caesarean section and actual delivery of the baby. Prolong DDI constitute a third phase delay in provision of emerge...

    Authors: Birjna A. Hirani, Bariki L. Mchome, Nicholaus S. Mazuguni and Michael J. Mahande

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:411

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Despite efforts to improve male involvement (MI), few male partners typically attend antenatal care (ANC). MI in ANC and interventions to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission have been demonstrated to be b...

    Authors: Michelle M. Gill, John Ditekemena, Aimé Loando, Vicky Ilunga, Marleen Temmerman and Franck Fwamba

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:409

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Breast milk is known to contain many bioactive hormones and peptides, which can influence infant growth and development. In this context, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the influence of different cl...

    Authors: Marina Nunes, Clécio Homrich da Silva, Vera Lucia Bosa, Juliana Rombaldi Bernardi, Isabel Cristina Ribas Werlang and Marcelo Zubaran Goldani

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:410

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Caesarean delivery rate is increasing gradually in China and there is no doubt that delivery mode is closely associated with the maternal health and infant development.This study examined the independent effec...

    Authors: Yabin Hu, Kun Huang, Yuanfang Sun, Jianqing Wang, Yeqing Xu, Shuangqin Yan, Peng Zhu and Fangbiao Tao

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:407

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Up to now, there is controversy over the effect of delivery mode cesarean delivery and spontaneous vaginal delivery on sexual function. Therefore, we did a systematic review and meta-analysis in postpartum wom...

    Authors: Dazhi Fan, Song Li, Wen Wang, Guo Tian, Li Liu, Song Wu, Xiaoling Guo and Zhengping Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:408

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In 2010, China’s cesarean delivery (CD) rates increased to one of the highest in the world, a significant proportion of which were without medical indication. However, recent studies have indicated some declin...

    Authors: Eileen Wang and Therese Hesketh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:405

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Training healthcare providers in Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) has been shown to be effective in improving their capacity to provide this critical care package for mothers and babies. However, little is know...

    Authors: Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Megan Wilson-Jones, Barbara Madaj and Nynke van den Broek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:403

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Depression during pregnancy is associated with higher maternal morbidity and mortality, and subsequent possible adverse effects on the cognitive, emotional and behavioral development of the child. The aim of t...

    Authors: Matteo C. Sattler, Judith G. M. Jelsma, Annick Bogaerts, David Simmons, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Juan M. Adelantado, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Jürgen Harreiter, Frans A. van Assche, Roland Devlieger, Goele Jans, Sander Galjaard, David Hill, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R. Mathiesen…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:404

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Bangladesh has achieved major gains in maternal and newborn survival, facility childbirth and skilled birth attendance between 1991 and 2010, but excess maternal mortality persists. High-quality maternal healt...

    Authors: Herfina Y. Nababan, Rubana Islam, Shabnam Mostari, Md Tariqujjaman, Malabika Sarker, Mohammad Tajul Islam and Corrina Moucheraud

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:402

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the epidemiology of congenital hydrocephalus (CH) in China. This study aimed to depict recent changes in CH prevalence and perinatal outcomes of the affected newborns.

    Authors: Ling Yi, Chaomin Wan, Changfei Deng, Xiaohong Li, Kui Deng, Yi Mu, Jun Zhu, Qi Li, Yanping Wang and Li Dai

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:406

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