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  1. The objective of this study was to determine if the lack of exposure to individual antidepressants at certain times in pregnancy improved maternal and infant outcomes.

    Authors: Margaret A. Tharp, Rebecca M. Silvola, Claire Marks, Evgennia Teal, Sara K. Quinney and David M. Haas
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:926
  2. Miscarriage is defined as spontaneous loss of pregnancy prior to 20 weeks gestation. With an estimated risk of 15% of clinically confirmed pregnancies ending in miscarriage, it is the most common adverse event...

    Authors: Marguerite Duane, Karen Schliep, Christina A. Porucznik, Shahpar Najmabadi and Joseph B. Stanford
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:922
  3. Antenatal care is one of the components of the maternal and child continuum of care. Timely booking ANC during pregnancy is of utmost importance to guarantee the best possible health outcomes for women and chi...

    Authors: Tegene Atamenta kitaw and Ribka Nigatu Haile
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:921
  4. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy is a pregnancy-specific liver disease. In this study, we sought to explore the distribution of lipopolysaccharide in the maternal body, and its effect on the fetal body in...

    Authors: Xiaomei Huang, Lei Lei, Fan Feng and Yong Shao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:920
  5. Little is known about the physical and mental health impact of exposure to landscape fire smoke in women with asthma. This study examined the health impacts and information-seeking behaviours of women with ast...

    Authors: Tesfalidet Beyene, Vanessa E. Murphy, Peter G. Gibson, Vanessa M. McDonald, Joe Van Buskirk, Elizabeth G. Holliday, Anne E. Vertigan, Jay C. Horvat, Graeme R. Zosky, Geoffrey G. Morgan, Edward Jegasothy, Ivan Hanigan, Joerg Mattes, Adam M. Collison and Megan E. Jensen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:919
  6. Cell-Free DNA (cfDNA) is a non-invasive perinatal test (NIPT) used to assess fetal anomalies. The ability to detect fetal chromosomal aneuploidies is directly related to a sample’s fetal to total DNA fraction...

    Authors: Sanaz Mousavi, Ziba Shokri, Parvin Bastani, Morteza Ghojazadeh, Sevda Riahifar and Hooman Nateghian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:918
  7. The pregnancy outcomes in women with surgery-categorized upper-lateral intracavitary pregnancy (ULIP), previously named angular pregnancy, demonstrate higher heterogeneity than in women with ultrasonography-ca...

    Authors: Weili Xie, Huan Yang, Shuo Shao and Ning Zheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:917
  8. Back pain is common in the gravid population and spinal cord infarction (SCI) or chronic osteomyelitis are exceptionally rare underlying causes of back pain in this population. No case report to date has descr...

    Authors: Janine N. Baldino, Johnathon Recknagel and A. Jenna Beckham
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:914
  9. 16p13.11 microdeletion/microduplication are rare genetic diseases with incomplete penetrance, most of which have been reported in adults and children, with ultrasound phenotyping in fetuses rarely described. H...

    Authors: Meiying Cai, Yanting Que, Xuemei Chen, Yuqing Chen, Bin Liang, Hailong Huang, Liangpu Xu and Na Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:913
  10. It is critical to find optimal forms to identify perinatal depression (PND) and its vulnerable factors and make them more applicable to depression screening. This study aims to evaluate the reliability and val...

    Authors: Yanqing Fu, Yu-an Lin, Jiansheng Zheng, Huilan Hong, Songqing Huang, Jiang Li and Feifei Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:911
  11. This study investigated the clinical value of adding the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio to the spot urine protein/creatinine ratio (PCr) in women with suspected pre-eclampsia.

    Authors: M. Wind, M. E. van den Akker-van Marle, B. E. P. B. Ballieux, C. M. Cobbaert, T. J. Rabelink, J. M. M. van Lith, Y. K. O. Teng and M. Sueters
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:910
  12. This study explored the correlation between maternal serum albumin levels prior to elective cesarean delivery (CD) and postoperative complications.

    Authors: Yael Yagur, Rachel Ribak, Emili Ben Ezry, Ido Cohen, Libby Or Madar, Michal Kovo and Tal Biron-Shental
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:909

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:982

  13. Pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) experience the highest levels of maternal mortality and stillbirths due to predominantly avoidable causes. Antenatal care (ANC) can prevent, detect, alleviate, or man...

    Authors: Peter M. Macharia, Noel K. Joseph, Gorrette Kayondo Nalwadda, Beatrice Mwilike, Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Lenka Benova and Olatunji Johnson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:908
  14. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is a rare but serious complication of controlled ovarian stimulation. Frozen-embryo transfer (ET) is prompted to be performed in the next menstrual cycles after cancell...

    Authors: Yulu Yang, Damin Zhu, Qiushuang Wang, Cong Ma, Danyang Li, Jing Wang, Ping Zhou, Zhaolian Wei, Xiaoqing Peng, Yunxia Cao and Xiaofeng Xu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:907
  15. Embryonic chromosomal abnormality is one of the significant causative factors of pregnancy loss. Our goal was to investigate the differences of chromosomal abnormality between different conception modes in mis...

    Authors: Juan Gui, Jinli Ding, Tailang Yin, Qian Liu, Qingzhen Xie and Lei Ming
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:906
  16. In low- and middle-income countries, pregnant women and newborns are more vulnerable to adverse outcomes from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, in Venezuela, there are no integrated data in a natio...

    Authors: Fhabián S. Carrión-Nessi, Mercedes P. Castro, Diana C. Freitas-De Nobrega, Augusto Moncada-Ortega, Óscar D. Omaña-Ávila, Daniela L. Mendoza-Millán, María V. Marcano-Rojas, Nayren J. Trejo, Isabella V. Virriel, Melynar Chavero, Natasha A. Camejo-Ávila, Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales and David A. Forero-Peña
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:905
  17. In 2016, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended antenatal corticosteroids in the late preterm period for women at risk for preterm delivery. Limited real-world evidence exists on n...

    Authors: Luciana A. Vieira, Yu-Han Kao, Despina S. Tsevdos, Yan Kwan Lau, Zichen Wang, Shilong Li, Amanda B. Zheutlin, Susan J. Gross, Joanne L. Stone, Siobhan M. Dolan, Eric E. Schadt and Li Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:904
  18. The global maternal mortality ratio is estimated at 211/100 000 live births in 2017. In Kenya, progress on reducing maternal mortality appears to be slow and persistently higher than the global average, despit...

    Authors: Brian Barasa Masaba, Rose Mmusi-Phetoe, Bernard Rono, Damaris Moraa, John K. Moturi, Jane W. Kabo, Samuel Oyugi and Jonathan Taiswa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:903
  19. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding is associated with a risk for the child’s healthy development. Nevertheless, about 16 to 25% of all women in the European region, including Switzerland, c...

    Authors: Jessica Pehlke-Milde, Irina Radu, Solène Gouilhers, Raphaël Hammer and Yvonne Meyer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:902
  20. Maternal mortality is still a major challenge for health systems, while severe maternal complications are the primary causes of maternal death. Our study aimed to determine whether severe maternal morbidity is...

    Authors: Yonghui Xu, Sha Zhu, Hao Song, Xiaoyuan Lian, Maoni Zeng, Ji He, Lijuan Shu, XingSheng Xue and Fei Xiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:901
  21. Females in developing countries are likely to suffer from visual impairment more than their male counterparts. People living with blindness or any other form of disability also have the right to reproduce and ...

    Authors: Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong, Margaret Marfo and Lydia Aziato
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:900
  22. Prior studies evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pregnancy physical activity (PA) have largely been limited to internet-based surveys not validated for use in pregnancy.

    Authors: Susan Park, Robert T. Marcotte, John W. Staudenmayer, Scott J. Strath, Patty S. Freedson and Lisa Chasan-Taber
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:899
  23. Community health workers (CHWs) in low- and middle-income countries are key to increasing coverage of maternal and newborn interventions through home visits to counsel families about healthy behaviours. Househ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Olal, Nasir Umar, Jennifer Anyanti, Zelee Hill and Tanya Marchant
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:898
  24. Initial studies found that mental health symptoms increased in pregnant and postpartum individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Less research has focused on if these putative increases persist over time and w...

    Authors: Lauren A. Gimbel, Amanda A. Allshouse, Dylan Neff, Robert M. Silver, Elisabeth Conradt and Sheila E. Crowell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:897
  25. To investigate the association of clinical characteristics at the time of non-hysteroscopic myomectomy before pregnancy and adverse obstetric outcomes in the next pregnancy.

    Authors: Young Ran Kim, Eun Duc Na, Jae Eun Jung, Ji Hyun Moon and Ji Yeon Lee
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:896
  26. Calcium (Ca2+) ionophores are now mainly considered as efficient treatments for fertilization failure. Recently, its application for rescuing poor embryo development was proposed but still non-routine. This study...

    Authors: Xiaolei Chen, Haibin Zhao, Jiale Lv, Yi Dong, Maoning Zhao, Xinlei Sui, Ran Cui, Boyang Liu and Keliang Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:894
  27. Online information about safety of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding is shown to be conflicting, resulting in anxiety and abstaining from use. The aim of this study was to characterize questions t...

    Authors: Tina Bakkebø, Kristine Heitmann, Kamilla Vågsvoll, Hilde Erdal and Jan Schjøtt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:893
  28. Caesarean section rates are rising globally. No specific caesarian section rate at either country-level or hospital-level was recommended. In Palestinian government hospitals, nearly one-fourth of all births w...

    Authors: Mohammed W. Zimmo, Katariina Laine, Sahar Hassan, Bettina Bottcher, Erik Fosse, Hadil Ali-Masri, Khaled Zimmo, Ragnhild Sørum Falk, Marit Lieng and Ase Vikanes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:892
  29. Endometrial receptivity array (ERA) is used to determine the timing of embryo transfer (ET) synchronized with the window of implantation (WOI). The effectiveness and evaluation of ERAs in women with recurrent ...

    Authors: Kuniaki Ota, Toshifumi Takahashi, Junichiro Mitsui, Kishio Kuroda, Kenichiro Hiraoka and Kiyotaka Kawai
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:891
  30. This study aimed to determine the risk factors of early intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) premature infants in China to guide early interventions and improve the survival and qu...

    Authors: Ying Zhao, Wanxian Zhang and Xiuying Tian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:890
  31. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can lead to adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, and early prevention is particularly important for their health, but there is no widely accepted approach to predict it in t...

    Authors: Yiling Wei, Andong He, Chaoping Tang, Haixia Liu, Ling Li, Xiaofeng Yang, Xiufang Wang, Fei Shen, Jia Liu, Jing Li and Ruiman Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:889
  32. The benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby are well recognized. However, the separation of the mother-newborn dyad leads to a lower breastfeeding rate. These parturients who are separated from thei...

    Authors: Haoxue Feng, Ying Liu, Junying Li and Hui Jiang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:888
  33. Characterizing normal heart rate variability (HRV) and resting heart rate (RHR) in healthy women over the course of a pregnancy allows for further investigation into disease states, as pregnancy is the ideal t...

    Authors: Shon P. Rowan, Christa L. Lilly, Elizabeth A. Claydon, Jenna Wallace and Karen Merryman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:887
  34. Induction of labor in women with a previous cesarean section (CS) is associated with increased rates of uterine rupture and failed attempt for vaginal delivery. Prostaglandins use is contraindicated in this po...

    Authors: Aharon Dick, Einat Gutman-Ido, Henry Hillel Chill, Gilad Karavani, Ina Ryvkin, Shay Porat and Joshua Isaac Rosenbloom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:886
  35. There is a renewed call to address preventable foetal deaths in high-income countries, especially where progress has been slow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released publicly, for the first t...

    Authors: Collette N. Ncube, Sarah M. McCormick, Sylvia E. Badon, Taylor Riley and Vivienne L. Souter
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:885
  36. Postpartum hemorrhage remains a key contributor to overall maternal morbidity in the United States. Current clinical assessment methods used to predict postpartum hemorrhage are unable to prospectively identif...

    Authors: Elise N. Erickson, Kathleen M. Krol, Allison M. Perkeybile, Jessica J. Connelly and Leslie Myatt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:884
  37. Anxiety disorder is more common in women than men. To some extent, it can be attributed to childbirth and factors related to pregnancy in women. Therefore, it is necessary for mothers to use valid and reliable...

    Authors: Parastoo Amiri, Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy, Fatemeh Asadi, Shoboo Rahmati and Shahrzad Mazhari
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:883
  38. Fear of childbirth is common both before and after childbirth, often leading to complications in mother and new-born. The Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaires (W-DEQ) are commonly used to measur...

    Authors: Agnes F. Massae, Margareta Larsson, Sebalda Leshabari, Columba Mbekenga, Andrea B. Pembe and Agneta S. Svanberg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:882
  39. Repeated implantation failure (RIF) is defined as the case whereby the transferred embryos fail to implant after several attempts of In vitro fertilization (IVF) which causes a profound impact on the quality o...

    Authors: Mohamed Sobhy Bakry, Elsayed Eldesouky, Moatazza Mahdy Alghazaly, Elsayed farag, Eslam Elsayed Kamal Sultan, Hossam Elazzazy, Attia Mohamed, Soliman Mohamed Said Ali, Assem Anwar, Asmaa Ahmed Elrashedy, Mohamed Abdelmonem, Mohamed Abd-ElGawad and Almandouh H. Bosilah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:881
  40. To compare the effects of an incomplete course and more than 1 course of dexamethasone, relative to a control of a single complete course, on foetal respiratory problems and other adverse outcomes of preterm b...

    Authors: Saifon Chawanpaiboon, Julaporn Pooliam and Monsak Chuchotiros
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:880
  41. There has been considerable interest in the interrelationship between the liver and hypertension. The relationship between serum total bile acid (TBA) and hypertension has been reported. Moreover, intrahepatic...

    Authors: Weinan Deng, Lizi Zhang, Qiting Du, Yulian Li, Jingsi Chen, Lili Du and Dunjin Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:879
  42. Pregnant women expecting twins are more likely to experience stress, which can lead to anxiety and depression. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of prenatal anxiety and depressive symptoms in women wit...

    Authors: Ying Zhou, Jingui Huang, Philip N. Baker, Bizhen Liao and Xinyang Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:877
  43. Antenatal care coverage has dramatically increased in many low-and middle-income settings, including in the state of Telangana, India. However, there is increasing evidence of shortfalls in the quality of care...

    Authors: Emma Radovich, Monica Chaudhry, Loveday Penn-Kekana, K. Radha Krishnam Raju, Aparajita Mishra, Ramya Vallabhuni, Prashant Jarhyan, Sailesh Mohan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Oona M. R. Campbell and Clara Calvert
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:876
  44. In this study, the factors that influence the choice of place of delivery among expectant mothers in both rural and urban settings in the northern part of Ghana were identified and compared using the conceptua...

    Authors: Mahama Ibrahim Baba, Kofi Adesi Kyei, Justina Baaba Kyei, Joseph Daniels, Isaac Justice Kobina Biney, John Oswald, Patrick Tschida and Michael Brunet
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:875

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