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  1. Perinatal mental health is a major public health concern. In Turkey, public hospitals operate pregnancy schools which provides an opportunity to integrate an evidence-based Thinking Healthy Programme (THP) for...

    Authors: Perran Boran, Melike Dönmez, Najia Atif, Anum Nisar, Ezgi Barış, Mahmut Caner Us, Zeynep Meva Altaş, Seyhan Hıdıroğlu, Dilşad Save and Atif Rahman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:245
  2. The findings of the association of vaginal flora with preterm birth (PTB) or prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) were conflicts. Moreover, vaginal flora was different by ethnicity and the evidence from China ...

    Authors: Xiaomei Liu, Shuting Si, Li Huang, Meiliang Zhang, Wenya Chen, Liquan Wang and Yunxian Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:244
  3. Caesarean section (CS) is a potentially lifesaving obstetric procedure. However, there are concerns about the rising CS rate in many countries of the world including Nigeria. The Ten-Group Robson classificatio...

    Authors: Adebayo Adekunle Akadri, John Osaigbovo Imaralu, Omotayo Felicia Salami, Chimaobi Chukwuemeka Nwankpa and Akinmade Adekunle Adepoju
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:243
  4. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) threatens GDM mothers and their offspring’s health and breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to decrease the risk. However, the prevalence of breastfeeding among G...

    Authors: Pan Qian, Lixia Duan, Rujiao Lin, Xiwang Du, Dan Wang, Tieying Zeng and Chenxi Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:242
  5. While the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned about mistreatment, disrespect and/or abuse during childbirth as early as 2014. This same year a social media movement with #payetonuterus brought to light the ...

    Authors: Emma Leavy, Marion Cortet, Cyril Huissoud, Thomas Desplanches, Jessica Sormani, Sylvie Viaux-Savelon, Corinne Dupont, Swann Pichon and Laurent Gaucher
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:241
  6. Persistently elevated rates of maternal and infant mortality and morbidities in Malawi indicate the need for increased quality of maternal and well-child care services. The first-year postpartum sets the stage...

    Authors: Ashley Gresh, Janet Mambulasa, Nellie Ngutwa, Ellen Chirwa, Esnath Kapito, Nancy Perrin, Nicole Warren, Nancy Glass and Crystal L. Patil
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:240
  7. The emerging postpartum rehabilitation (PPR) program in Chinese hospitals characterized by applying ongoing medical care through traditional cultural practices shows a protective effect in early puerperium in ...

    Authors: Xiaoqian Zhang, Xiaoli Zuo, Catharina Matheï, Bert Aertgeerts, Masoud Afnan, Tang Li, Frank Buntinx and Mieke Vermandere
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:239
  8. Pregnancy and childbirth are significant events in many women’s lives, and the prevalence of depressive symptoms increases during this vulnerable period. Apart from well documented cognitive, affective, and so...

    Authors: Lina Rådmark, Walter Osika, Martin Benka Wallén, Eva Nissen, Gunilla Lönnberg, Richard Bränström, Eva Henje, Renee Gardner, Emma Fransson, Håkan Karlsson and Maria Niemi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:237
  9. To investigate the ultrasonographic classification of fetal umbilical-portal-systemic venous shunts (UPSVS) and the correlations with fetal chromosomal abnormalities.

    Authors: Lihua Lu, Limin Yao, Hui Wei, Jilin Hu, Dongmei Li, Yifei Yin, Jie Su, Qian Li, Shu Zhu, Xinhua Tang, Wenming Huang, Baosheng Zhu and Jinman Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:236
  10. Our previous study has proofed the glucose sensitive gene-thioredoxin-interacting protein (TXNIP) expression was up in the placenta of the patients with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), but the pathologica...

    Authors: Rina Sa, Jing Ma, Jie Yang, Dong Fang Li, Jie Du, Jian Chao Jia, Zhi Ying Li, Na Huang, Lamusi A, Rula Sha, Gal Nai, Bayar Hexig, Ji Qing Meng and Lan Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:235
  11. Virtual visits have the potential to decrease barriers to prenatal care stemming from transportation, work, and childcare concerns. However, data regarding patient experience and satisfaction with virtual visi...

    Authors: Bethany Bruno, Mary Beth Mercer, Sabahat Hizlan, Julian Peskin, Paul J. Ford, Ruth M. Farrell and Susannah L. Rose
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:234
  12. The study aim was to describe the incidence of depression, anxiety, perinatal-post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and their co-occurrences in the early postpartum period in a low-resource OB/GYN clinic serv...

    Authors: Shelby Howard, Caitlin Witt, Karla Martin, Ateshi Bhatt, Emily Venable, Sarah Buzhardt, Andrew G. Chapple and Elizabeth F. Sutton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:232
  13. Despite the intergenerational effects of metabolic disorders, evidence is greatly lacking on early pregnancy metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its effects on pregnancy outcomes from low- and middle-income countrie...

    Authors: Imasha Upulini Jayasinghe, Thilini Chanchala Agampodi, Ajith Kumara Dissanayake and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:231
  14. Timely screening and referral can improve the outcomes of perinatal depression (PND). However, uptake rates of referral after PND screening are low in China and the reasons are unclear. The aim of this article...

    Authors: Wenqing Xue, K K Cheng, Lu Liu, Qiao Li, Xin Jin, Jingmin Yi and Wenjie Gong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:230
  15. The birth of a child should be a time of celebration. However, for many women, childbirth represents a time of great vulnerability to becoming mentally unwell, a neglected maternal morbidity. This study aimed ...

    Authors: E Moya, G Mzembe, M Mwambinga, Z Truwah, R Harding, R Ataide, Leila M Larson, J Fisher, S Braat, SR Pasricha, MN Mwangi and KS Phiri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:229
  16. There is a paucity of information regarding the association between traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and subsequent multifetal gestations. Since TBIs are known to negatively affect the neuroendocrine system, we...

    Authors: Matias Vaajala, Rasmus Liukkonen, Ilari Kuitunen, Ville Ponkilainen, Maiju Kekki and Ville M. Mattila
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:228
  17. Adverse child experiences (ACEs), childhood maltreatment and household dysfunction, are risk factors of hyperglycemia in pregnancy (HIP), including diabetes before pregnancy, gestational diabetes (GDM), and ov...

    Authors: Yuto Maeda, Satomi Doi, Aya Isumi, Shuhei Terada, Junichi Sugawara, Kazuhisa Maeda, Shoji Satoh, Nobuaki Mitsuda and Takeo Fujiwara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:227
  18. The Induction of labor is the most common obstetric procedure in daily practice. Introducing propranolol as a new drug to augment the action of prostaglandins will help in the induction process and decrease CS...

    Authors: Ahmed Sherif Abdel Hamid, Hazem El Zeneiny, Ahmed Fathy and Maii Nawara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:226
  19. Spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) affects 6.5% of deliveries in Hong Kong. Quantitative fetal fibronectin (fFN) is under-utilised as a test for PTB prediction in Hong Kong. Our objective was to evaluate the effe...

    Authors: Vivian Wai Yan Ng, Mimi Tin Yan Seto, Holly Lewis and Ka Wang Cheung
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:225
  20. The serum progesterone on human chorionic gonadotropin trigger day / metaphase II oocyte (P/MII) ratio might be a more predictable indicator of pregnancy and neonatal outcomes as compare to P/estradiol (E2) or...

    Authors: Li-Juan Huang, Qi Wan, Tian Li, Xing-Yu Lv, Li-Hong Geng, Qi-Qi He, Zhao-Hui Zhong, Yuan Li and Xiao-Jun Tang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:224
  21. COVID-19 and efforts to manage widespread infection may compromise HIV care engagement. The COVID-19-related factors linked to reduced HIV engagement have not been assessed among postpartum women with HIV, who...

    Authors: Amelia M. Stanton, Abigail P. Blyler, Nzwakie Mosery, Georgia R. Goodman, Rachel Vanderkruik, Kedibone Sithole, C. Andres Bedoya, Jennifer Smit and Christina Psaros
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:223
  22. Perinatal death has profound psychosocial effects on women and their families. Sociocultural contexts influence the burden, rituals and bereaved’s support. Little is known about cultural beliefs and practices ...

    Authors: Anna Agnes Ojok Arach, Noeline Nakasujja, Joseph Rujumba, David Mukunya, Beatrice Odongkara, Milton W. Musaba, Agnes Napyo, James K. Tumwine, Victoria Nankabirwa, Grace Ndeezi and Juliet Kiguli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:222
  23. There is an increasing trend of Caesarean section rate in Malaysia. Limited evidence demonstrated the benefits of changing the demarcation of the active phase of labour.

    Authors: Anizah Aishah Rosli, Azmawati Mohd Nawi, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Aida Mohd Kalok, Shuhaila Ahmad, Nor Azlin Mohamed Ismail, Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy and Rahana Abd Rahman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:221
  24. For infants, no one is as nutritious as breastmilk for the rest of their lives. It is a great guarantee for their future health, especially if they can exclusively breastfeed for the next few months, from the ...

    Authors: Bewuketu Terefe and Kegnie Shitu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:220
  25. This study aims to assess the uptake of maternal pertussis and COVID-19 vaccination and the intention towards accepting the maternal influenza vaccination. Insights into different socio-demographic factors rel...

    Authors: Veja Widdershoven, Rianne P. Reijs, Annika Eskes, Amanja Verhaegh-Haasnoot and Christian J.P.A. Hoebe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:219
  26. Since obesity and diabetes are prevalent worldwide, identifying the factors affecting these two conditions can effectively alter them. We decided to investigate the expression of obesity and diabetes genes in ...

    Authors: Sahar Cheshmeh, Shima Moradi, Seyyed Mostafa Nachvak, Arman Mohammadi, Nastaran Najafi, Azadeh Erfanifar and Arezoo Bajelani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:218
  27. Uterine compression suture is an important conservative surgical technique in managing atonic postpartum hemorrhage. In this study, we aim to evaluate the subsequent menstrual, fertility and psychological outc...

    Authors: Lee Ting Kwong, Sai Fun Wong and Po Lam So
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:217
  28. Caesarean sections (CS) account for 26% of all births in the UK, of which at least 5% are done at full dilatation, in the second stage of labour. Second stage CS may be complicated by the fetal head being deep...

    Authors: Gabriella Romano, Susan Ayers, Georgina Constantinou, Eleanor J. Mitchell, Rachel Plachcinski, Natalie Wakefield and Kate F. Walker
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:216
  29. Post-dural puncture headache (PDPH) is a major complication of neuraxial anesthesia. PDPH usually occurs after Caesarean section in obstetric patients. The efficacy of prophylactic pharmacological therapies re...

    Authors: Ge Zhao, Guang Song and Jing Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:215
  30. To investigate the effects of two different exercise interventions during pregnancy on gestational weight gain (GWG) and obstetric and neonatal outcomes compared to standard care. Additionally, we aimed to imp...

    Authors: Caroline B. Roland, Signe dP. Knudsen, Saud A. Alomairah, Anne D. Jessen, Ida K. B. Jensen, Nina Brændstrup, Stig Molsted, Andreas K. Jensen, Bente Stallknecht, Jane M. Bendix, Tine D. Clausen and Ellen Løkkegaard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:214
  31. To investigate the predictive value of three-dimensional ultrasound assessment of endometrial receptivity in PGD/PGS transplantation patients on pregnancy outcome.

    Authors: Kaixuan Sun, Yinling Xiu, Yinghua Wang, Tingting Yu, Xiaoli Lu, Xiliang Wang and Yuexin Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:213
  32. Language barriers play significant roles in quality of healthcare. Limited studies have examined the relationships between Spanish language and quality of intrapartum care. The objective was to determine the a...

    Authors: Jessica J. Valdez, Andrea V. Jackson and Cassondra Marshall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:212
  33. Robert’s uterus is a rare congenital anomaly, characterized as an asymmetric septate uterus that has a blind hemicavity with unilateral menstrual fluid retention and a unicornuate hemicavity connecting to the ...

    Authors: Lingling Dong, Shi Qin, Ronghua Che, Jindan Pei and Xiaolin Hua
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:211
  34. Caesarean section (CS) can be a life-saving operation but might also negatively affect the health of both the woman and the baby. The aim of this study was to synthesize and contrast women’s and clinicians’ at...

    Authors: Margareta Johansson, Jonatan Alvan, Agneta Pettersson and Ingegerd Hildingsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:210
  35. While the majority of research on postpartum depressive and anxious symptoms has focused on mothers, a growing body of research suggests a need to understand the role of the partner’s health and relationship q...

    Authors: Erin J. Henshaw, Marie Cooper, Teresa Wood, Stacey N. Doan, Sanchita Krishna and Marie Lockhart
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:209
  36. In Canada, nearly nine pregnancies end in stillbirth daily. Most of these families will go on to have subsequent pregnancies, but research into how best to care for these parents is lacking. This study explore...

    Authors: Sarah Gower, Justice Luddington, Deep Khosa, Abhinand Thaivalappil and Andrew Papadopoulos
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:208
  37. Group B Streptococcus (GBS), also referred as Streptococcus agalactiae, is one of the leading causes of life-threatening invasive diseases such as bacteremia, meningitis, pneumonia and urinary tract infection in ...

    Authors: Xiaoli Chen, Sijia Cao, Xiaochun Fu, Yan Ni, Bixuan Huang, Jiayin Wu, Ling Chen, Shuying Huang, Jiali Cao, Weiwei Yu and Huiming Ye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:207
  38. Birth weight is an indicator of intra-uterine conditions but also a determinant for future health. The importance of preconception health for a healthy birth weight has been emphasized, but evidence is lacking...

    Authors: Rebecka Bramsved, Staffan Mårild, Maria Bygdell, Jenny M. Kindblom and Ingela Lindh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:206
  39. Preterm birth is defined as babies born alive before 37 weeks of pregnancy or fewer than 259 days since the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period. Globally, 14.84 million babies were preterm births. Pre...

    Authors: Tafere Birlie Ayele and Yikeber Abebaw Moyehodie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:204
  40. Evidence regarding the association between acute respiratory infections during pregnancy and congenital anomalies in babies, is limited and conflicting. The aim of this study was to examine the association bet...

    Authors: Abrar A. Chughtai, Wen-Qiang He and Bette Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:203
  41. The joint effect of folic acid (FA) supplements and maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) on gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has not been fully addressed. This study aimed to examine the joint effec...

    Authors: Minyu Li, Lijiang Wang, Zhanhui Du, Qianqian Shen, Lu Jiang, Lun Sui, Nan Zhang, Hong Wang and Guoju Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:202
  42. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality and a significant risk factor for future cardiovascular disease development in women. This study aimed to e...

    Authors: Elizabeth Mollard and Constance Cottrell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:201
  43. There is still no consensus on the optimal time of oocyte–sperm co-incubation during in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). The aim of this meta-analysis was to compare the effects of brief (1-6 ...

    Authors: Yiyue Fan, Zeyu Wu, Fang Peng, Hongyao Peng, Xin Liang and Shaomi Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:200
  44. To evaluate the clinical availability and stability of histological endometrial dating as a tool for personalized frozen-thawed embryo transfer (pFET) in patients with repeated implantation failure (RIF) in na...

    Authors: Yuan Li, Quan Wen, Jing Hu, Jingnan Liao, Xiangxiu Fan, Huijun Chen, Qi Zhao, Guang-Xiu Lu, Ge Lin and Fei Gong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:199
  45. Poor maternal, newborn and child health outcomes remain a major public health challenge in Nigeria. Mobile health (mHealth) interventions such as patient-held smart cards have been proposed as effective soluti...

    Authors: Ijeoma Uchenna Itanyi, Juliet Iwelunmor, John Olajide Olawepo, Semiu Gbadamosi, Alexandra Ezeonu, Adaeze Okoli, Amaka Grace Ogidi, Donaldson Conserve, Byron Powell, Chima Ariel Onoka and Echezona Edozie Ezeanolue
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:198
  46. Traumatic events are associated with psychological and physical health problems for women in the perinatal period (i.e., pregnancy-12-months after childbirth). Despite the negative impact of trauma on perinata...

    Authors: Essence Perera, Sharon Chou, Nicole Cousins, Natalie Mota and Kristin Reynolds
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:197

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