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  1. Antenatal anxiety has been linked to adverse obstetric outcomes, including miscarriage and preterm birth. However, most studies investigating anxiety during pregnancy, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic...

    Authors: Jerrine R. Morris, Eleni Jaswa, Amy Kaing, Eduardo Hariton, Miriam Andrusier, Katie Aliaga, Maya Davis, Marcelle I. Cedars and Heather G. Huddleston
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:272
  2. Considering the changes in thyroid physiology associated with pregnancy and poor outcomes related to abnormal maternal thyroid function, international guidelines recommend using population-based trimester-spec...

    Authors: Rana Turkal, Cem Armağan Turan, Onur Elbasan, Serenay Aytan, Burcu Çakmak, Büşra Gözaydınoğlu, Duygu Ceyda Takır, Ozan Ünlü, Günel Bahramzada, Ahmet Faruk Tekin, Tülay Çevlik, Esra Esim Büyükbayrak, Önder Şirikçi, Hülya Gözü and Goncagül Haklar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:271
  3. Miscarriage can be a devastating event for women and men that can lead to short- and long-term emotional distress. Studies have reported associations between miscarriage and depression, anxiety, and post-traum...

    Authors: Martina Galeotti, Gary Mitchell, Mark Tomlinson and Áine Aventin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:270
  4. Women with previous cesarean deliveries, have a heightened risk of poor maternal and perinatal outcomes, associated with short interbirth intervals. We determined the prevalence of short interbirth interval, a...

    Authors: Onesmus Byamukama, Richard Migisha, Paul Kato Kalyebara, Leevan Tibaijuka, Henry Mark Lugobe, Joseph Ngonzi, Onesmus Magezi Ahabwe, Kenia Raquel Martinez Garcia, Godfrey R. Mugyenyi, Adeline Adwoa Boatin, Joy Muhumuza, Wasswa G. M. Ssalongo, Musa Kayondo and Hamson Kanyesigye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:268
  5. Pregnancy is an important time for women’s mental health and marks the foundations of the emerging bond between mother and baby. This study aimed to investigate the role of pregnancy acceptability and intended...

    Authors: Josephine McNamara, Alixandra Risi, Amy L. Bird, Michelle L. Townsend and Jane S. Herbert
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:267
  6. Pregnancy is a period for women undergo major physical and psychological changes. Suicide is a cause of maternal death and suicidal ideation is a key factor in suicidal behavior. The purpose of this study was ...

    Authors: Ling Zhang, Yating Yang, Mengdie Li, Xiaoqin Zhou, Kai Zhang, Xuai Yin and Huanzhong Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:266
  7. This study aimed to explore the relationship between serum oestrogen (E2) levels before endometrial transformation and pregnancy outcomes of hormone replacement therapy-frozen embryo transfer (HRT-FET) cycles, wh...

    Authors: Na Kong, Jingyu Liu, Chunxue Zhang, Yue Jiang, Yingchun Zhu, Guijun Yan, Haixiang Sun and Chenyang Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:265
  8. Two or more embryo transfers have been used to increase the success rate of live birth in traditional in vitro fertilization (IVF) strategy at the expense of increased risks of multiple pregnancy and adverse p...

    Authors: Panpan Chen, Kai-Lun Hu, Jiani Jin, Ruixue Chen, Qiqi Xu, Wei Zhao, Runju Zhang, Lanfeng Xing, Yimin Zhu and Dan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:264
  9. Thyroid autoimmunity (TAI) has been demonstrated to be associated with adverse pregnancy including recurrent miscarriage, unexplained infertility, and implantation failure. To settle with the fertility problem...

    Authors: Ping Zhou, Qiuping Yao, Qiaohang Zhao, Lihua Yang, Ya Yu, Jilai Xie, Chun Feng, Liming Zhou and Min Jin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:263
  10. In Los Angeles County (LAC), disparities in breastfeeding rates vary by race and region. Black persons are more affected by social and environmental factors than other racial/ethnic groups, leading to lower br...

    Authors: Kacie C. A. Blackman, Derek S. Slama, Trevor A. Pickering, Aqueelah Russell, Wenonah Valentine, Meridith A. Merchant and Carrie Saetermoe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:262
  11. Pregnancy-associated listeriosis is a severe infectious disease and potentially leads to fetal/neonatal fatal, while limited information on pregnancy-associated listeriosis is available in China. This study ai...

    Authors: Yefang Ke, Lina Ye, Pan Zhu, Ying Sun and Zhe Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:261
  12. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to unprecedented worries and challenges for pregnant women due to social restrictions and changes in maternity care provision. We aimed to investigate the mental health im...

    Authors: Chung Ho-Fung, Ewa Andersson, Huang Hsuan-Ying, Ganesh Acharya and Simone Schwank
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:260
  13. Pregnancy nausea and vomiting (NVP) are associated with a wide range of physical and mental changes in the mothers and could affect their adaptation to pregnancy. There is a gap of knowledge regarding the effe...

    Authors: Mina Abbasi, Azam Maleki, Loghman Ebrahimi and Behnaz Molaei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:259
  14. Malaria during pregnancy is a major cause of maternal morbidity globally and leads to poor birth outcomes. The World Health Organization has recommended the use of insecticide treated bed nets (ITN) as one of ...

    Authors: Desmond Klu, Matilda Aberese-Ako, Alfred Kwesi Manyeh, Mustapha Immurana, Phidelia Doegah, Maxwell Dalaba, Evelyn Acquah, Robert Kaba Alhassan and Evelyn Korkor Ansah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:258
  15. Childbirth preparation plays an important role in reducing maternal mortality and improving women’s childbirth experience. Evaluating childbirth readiness levels before and after interventions provides a basis...

    Authors: Yuan Mengmei, Zhao Meizhen, Zeng Tieying, Wu Meiliyang, Chen Ye, Zhang Ke and Tu AiQing
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:257
  16. Dietary related misconceptions during pregnancy affect the heath of mothers and their growing babies. Misconceptions vary from place to place and from community to community. Understanding of a given community...

    Authors: Kebede Eyasu, Lemlem Weledegerima Gebremariam, Freweini Gebrearegay, Zinabu Hadush and Afework Mulugeta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:256
  17. The importance of antenatal care (ANC) visits in safe motherhood and childbirth is well-documented. However, less is known how social determinants of health interact with ANC visits in shaping the uptake of pr...

    Authors: Mostafizur Rahman, Priom Saha and Jalal Uddin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:255
  18. Our aim was to assess diagnostic accuracy in the prediction of small for gestational age (SGA <10th centile) and fetal growth restricted (FGR) (SGA <3rd centile) fetuses using three different sonographic metho...

    Authors: Silvia Visentin, Ambrogio P. Londero, Ilaria Cataneo, Federica Bellussi, Ginevra Salsi, Gianluigi Pilu and Erich Cosmi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:254
  19. Physical activity (PA) interventions are an important but underutilised component in the management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The challenge remains how to deliver cost effective PA interventions ...

    Authors: R. Smith, M. Michalopoulou, H. Reid, S. Payne Riches, Y. N. Wango, Y. Kenworthy, C. Roman, M. Santos, J. E. Hirst and L. Mackillop
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:253
  20. Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare disease that can lead to profound coagulopathy and hemorrhage, especially when combined with the laceration and bleeding of other organs. Intraoperative cell salvage (IC...

    Authors: Ping Li, Linli Luo, Dong Luo and Rurong Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:252
  21. Prenatal anxiety and depressive symptoms have significantly increased since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic In addition, home confinement regulations have caused a drastic increase in time spe...

    Authors: Cristina Silva-Jose, Taniya S. Nagpal, Javier Coterón, Ruben Barakat and Michelle F. Mottola
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:251
  22. Yoga is a popular mind-body medicine frequently recommended to pregnant women. Gaps remain in our understanding of the core components of effective pregnancy yoga programmes. This systematic review and meta-an...

    Authors: Lisa Corrigan, Patrick Moran, Niamh McGrath, Jessica Eustace-Cook and Deirdre Daly
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:250
  23. Malaria in pregnancy can result in placental infection with fetal implications. This study aimed at assessing placental malaria (PM) prevalence and its associated factors in a cohort of pregnant women with per...

    Authors: Biébo Bihoun, Serge Henri Zango, Maminata Traoré-Coulibaly, Innocent Valea, Raffaella Ravinetto, Jean Pierre Van Geertruyden, Umberto D’Alessandro, Halidou Tinto and Annie Robert
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:248
  24. Neonatal jaundice is common, and despite the considerable medical costs associated with it, there are still few studies on the maternal factors associated with it. Identification of maternal factors associated...

    Authors: Youngjae Yu, Jinwha Choi, Myeong Hoon Lee, KangHyun Kim, Hyun Mee Ryu and Hyun Wook Han
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:247
  25. To describe ethnic differences in concentrations of lipids and lipoproteins, and their changes, during pregnancy to postpartum.

    Authors: Christin W. Waage, Ibrahim Mdala, Hein Stigum, Anne Karen Jenum, Kåre I. Birkeland, Nilam Shakeel, Trond M. Michelsen, Kåre R. Richardsen and Line Sletner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:246
  26. Perinatal and neonatal death rates have decreased recently but it still poses a major challenge to the health system of Nepal. The study was conducted to explore the pattern and causes of perinatal deaths.

    Authors: Nuwadatta Subedi, Dipendra Kandel, Tumaya Ghale, Bandana Gurung, Bandana Shrestha and Sabita Paudel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:245
  27. Thyroid disease is one of the common endocrine disorders affecting the pregnant women, in which thyroid autoimmunity can alter the progress and the outcome of pregnancy. Women with euthyroid status but anti-th...

    Authors: Lingna Han, Xin Yang, Wen Wang, Xueliang Yang, Lina Dong, Shumei Lin, Jianguo Li and Xiaojing Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:244
  28. Maternal mental health problems in each of the prenatal period and postnatal period have been demonstrated as possible risk factors for atopic dermatitis (AD) in children. However, the cumulative impacts of ma...

    Authors: Chikana Kawaguchi, Keiko Murakami, Mami Ishikuro, Fumihiko Ueno, Aoi Noda, Tomomi Onuma, Fumiko Matsuzaki, Hirohito Metoki, Shinichi Kuriyama and Taku Obara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:242
  29. Sonography based estimate of fetal weight is a considerable issue for delivery planning. The study evaluated the influence of diabetes, obesity, excess weight gain, fetal and neonatal anthropometrics on accura...

    Authors: Luisa Dittkrist, Julia Vetterlein, Wolfgang Henrich, Babett Ramsauer, Dietmar Schlembach, Michael Abou-Dakn, Ulrich Gembruch, Ralf L. Schild, Antonia Duewal and Ute M. Schaefer-Graf
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:241
  30. Several studies in the literature have shown the existence of large disparities in the use of maternal health services by socioeconomic status (SES) in developing countries. The persistence of the socioeconomi...

    Authors: Akim Tafadzwa Lukwa, Aggrey Siya, Feyisayo A. Odunitan-Wayas and Olufunke Alaba
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:239
  31. Preconception care (PCC) is care prior to conception to optimize parental health, and health of the future child, through biomedical and behavioral changes. Providing PCC to all women with a wish to conceive w...

    Authors: L. A. C. Admiraal, A. N. Rosman, R. J. E. M. Dolhain, R. L. West and A. G. M. G. J. Mulders
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:238
  32. Preparing for pregnancy and being in the best possible health before conception improves reproductive outcomes. For women living with a chronic non-communicable disease (NCD), pregnancy planning is essential t...

    Authors: Karin Hammarberg, Ruby Stocker, Lorena Romero and Jane Fisher
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:236
  33. The AFFIRM intervention aimed to reduce stillbirth and neonatal deaths by increasing awareness of reduced fetal movements (RFM) and implementing a care pathway when women present with RFM. Although there is un...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Camacho, Sonia Whyte, Sarah J. Stock, Christopher J. Weir, Jane E. Norman and Alexander E. P. Heazell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:235
  34. All over the world, especially in the developed countries, maternal age at birth is rising. This study aimed to assess the role of maternal age on the occurrence of preterm birth (PTB) in a large birth cohort ...

    Authors: Giovanna Esposito, Paola Agnese Mauri, Sonia Cipriani, Matteo Franchi, Giovanni Corrao and Fabio Parazzini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:234

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  35. For heterogeneous populations of low-prognosis women, it remains unclear as to how long individuals should continue undergoing ART when attempting to have a baby, as there have been insufficient studies to dat...

    Authors: Di Chen, Xi Shen, Li Wang and Yanping Kuang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:233
  36. Epidemiological research of events related to labor and delivery frequently uses maternal interview or birth certificates as a primary method of data collection; however, the validity of these data are rarely ...

    Authors: Christina Ziogas, Jenna Hillyer, Audrey F. Saftlas and Cassandra N. Spracklen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:232
  37. Surfactant protein D (SP-D) is a critical component of the innate immune system intrinsically linked to energy metabolism. However, the relationship of SP-D gene polymorphisms and gestational diabetes mellitus...

    Authors: Jingwei Xu, Yi Chen, Liangfang Tang, Xinyuan Teng, Lin Feng, Ligui Jin, Guirong Wang and Liquan Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:231
  38. Maternal lifestyle is discussed as a modifiable determinant in the prevention of preterm birth. However, previous research on associations between individual lifestyle factors and preterm birth risk is inconcl...

    Authors: Roxana Raab, Julia Hoffmann, Monika Spies, Kristina Geyer, Dorothy Meyer, Julia Günther and Hans Hauner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:230
  39. This study aimed to compare obstetric outcomes in Korean women with and without future cardiovascular disease (CVD) within 10 years after pregnancy, and assessed whether pregnancy complications are independent...

    Authors: Geum Joon Cho, Ji Soo Um, Sa Jin Kim, Sung Won Han, Soo Bin Lee, Min-Jeong Oh and Jae Eun Shin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:229
  40. Low birth weight (LBW) is a major factor of neonate mortality that particularly affects developing countries. However, the scarcity of data to support decision making to reduce LBW occurrence is a major obstac...

    Authors: Moussa Lingani, Serge Henri Zango, Innocent Valéa, Georges Somé, Maïmouna Sanou, Sékou O. Samadoulougou, Serge Ouoba, Eli Rouamba, Annie Robert, Michèle Dramaix, Philippe Donnen and Halidou Tinto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:228
  41. Postpartum depression and maternal-infant attachment scores were examined in uninfected women during the COVID 19 pandemic in Kutahya, a rural province in Turkey's North Aegean region.

    Authors: Özlem Erten, İsmail Biyik, Cenk Soysal, Onur Ince, Nadi Keskin and Yasemin Tascı
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:227
  42. Hypertension has been known to increase the risk of obstetric complications. Recently, the American College of Cardiology endorsed lower thresholds for hypertension as systolic blood pressure of 130-139 mmHg o...

    Authors: Young Mi Jung, Gyu Chul Oh, Eunjin Noh, Hae-Young Lee, Min-Jeong Oh, Joong Shin Park, Jong Kwan Jun, Seung Mi Lee and Geum Joon Cho
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:226
  43. Optic nerve sheath diameters (ONSD) have been validated as an accurate screening tool to detect elevated intracranial pressure in hypertensive encephalopathy. The neurologic manifestations of preeclampsia and/...

    Authors: Mary E. Sterrett, Brittany Austin, Ryan M. Barnes and Eugene Y. Chang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:224
  44. Low birth weight is a public health problem in Africa with the cause attributable to malaria in pregnancy. World Health Organization recommends the use of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) ...

    Authors: Chris Guure and Seth Afagbedzi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:223
  45. Childbirth fear affects 5–40% of all mothers around the world, and there is mounting evidence that it has harmful impacts on women’s health. It could potentially lead pregnant women to feel isolated and unsupp...

    Authors: Robera Demissie Berhanu, Asresash Demissie Abathun, Endalew Hailu Negessa and Lensa Gari Amosa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:222

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