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  1. Patients with omphalocele, a midline abdominal wall defect at the umbilical cord base, have a low survival rate. However, the long-term outcomes of fetuses with prenatally diagnosed omphalocele have scarcely b...

    Authors: Yanting Que, Meiying Cai, Fang Yang, Qingqiang Ji, Shuqi Zhang, Wenhui Huang, Yashi Gao, Bojing Zhou, Hailong Huang, Hua Cao and Na Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:679
  2. Physical activity has been utilized as an effective strategy to prevent gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). However, most pregnant women with high risk for GDM did not achieve the recommended physical activit...

    Authors: Xiao Yang, Zhixuan Xiang, Ji Zhang, Yingli Song, Erfeng Guo, Ruixing Zhang, Xin Chen, Lu Chen and Lingling Gao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:678
  3. The appearance of malignancies at various times in the same individual, excluding metastases of the initial primary cancer, is termed multiple primary cancers. Double primary gynecological cancers cause inevit...

    Authors: Yichang Tian, Yu Liang and Xiaokui Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:677
  4. Internationally, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted maternity services. In Australia, this included changes to antenatal appointments and the reduction of support people during labour and birth. For women pregnant...

    Authors: Hazel Keedle, Kimberley Tomczak, Belinda Lequertier and Hannah G Dahlen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:670
  5. The World Health Organization recommends birth companionship for all women in labor. There is insufficient evidence on birth companionship in low-income settings and it is not clear if role orientation impacts...

    Authors: Eva Wodeya Wanyenze, Gorrette K. Nalwadda, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye and Josaphat K. Byamugisha
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:669
  6. Preconception care is not widespread in Japan and there is a pressing need to improve the practice. The present study assessed the knowledge and behavior of preconception care among women to seek effective int...

    Authors: Yasumi Shibata, Michiko Abe, Keiichiro Narumoto, Makoto Kaneko, Nobuko Tanahashi, Michael D. Fetters and Machiko Inoue
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:667
  7. Although epidural analgesia is considered the gold standard for pain relief during labor and is safe for maternity and fetus, the association between the epidural analgesia and pelvic floor disorders remains u...

    Authors: Chuangchuang Xu, Xianjing Wang, Xiaolei Chi, Yiyao Chen, Lei Chu and Xinliang Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:666
  8. Integrating support persons into maternity care, such as making them feel welcome or providing them with information, is positioned to increase support for women and improve birth outcomes. Little quantitative...

    Authors: Michelle K. Nakphong, Patience A. Afulani, James Opot and May Sudhinaraset
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:665
  9. A 37-old III gravida II para with two previous cesarean sections (CS) presented in 7 + 3 weeks of pregnancy with cervical ectopic pregnancy (CEP). At 12th week of pregnancy, a cerclage was performed to avoid c...

    Authors: Angela Köninger, Buu-Phuc Nguyen, Udo Schwenk, Mehmet Vural, Antonella Iannaccone, Jens Theysohn and Rainer Kimmig
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:664
  10. It has been reported that caseload midwifery, which implies continuity of midwifery care during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period, improves the outcomes for the mother and child. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Lotta Wassén, Beata Borgström Bolmsjö, Sophia Frantz, Anna Hagman, Marie Lindroth, Christine Rubertsson, Annika Strandell, Therese Svanberg, Anna Wessberg and Susanna M. Wallerstedt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:663
  11. Improving the healthcare providers (HCP) basic resuscitation skills can reduce intrapartum related mortality in low- and middle-income countries. However, the resuscitation intervention’s successful implementa...

    Authors: Niina Ekström, Rejina Gurung, Urja Humagain, Omkar Basnet, Pratiksha Bhattarai, Nishant Thakur, Riju Dhakal, Ashish KC and Anna Axelin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:662
  12. Birth weight is described as one of the main determinants of newborns’ chances of survival. Among the associated causes, or risk factors, the mother’s nutritional status strongly influences fetal growth and bi...

    Authors: Audêncio Victor, Ana Raquel Manuel Gotine, Ila R. Falcão, Andrêa J. F. Ferreira, Renzo Flores-Ortiz, Sancho Pedro Xavier, Melsequisete Daniel Vasco, Natanael de Jesus Silva, Manuel Mahoche, Osiyallê Akanni Silva Rodrigues, Rita de Cássia Ribeiro, Patrícia H. Rondó and Maurício L. Barreto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:661
  13. Allylestrenol is an oral progestogen being increasingly used for luteal phase support in assisted reproductive techniques. However, evidence of the clinical efficacy of allylestrenol in luteal phase support is...

    Authors: Yuexin Yu, Tingting Yu, Weiping Ding, Yinling Xiu, Mengsi Zhao, Kaixuan Sun, Qian Zhang and Xiaohang Xu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:660
  14. The association between uterine artery Doppler (UtA) measurements and small for gestational age (SGA) has not been quantitatively analyzed throughout the whole pregnancy. This systematic review and meta-analys...

    Authors: Ruijuan Zhi, Xiangping Tao, Qingtao Li, Ming Yu and Honge Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:659
  15. Preterm delivery is a leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity. History of spontaneous preterm birth is the greatest risk factor for another preterm delivery. So, every effort should be made to preven...

    Authors: Ahmed Mohammed Elmaraghy, Salma Mohamed Ahmed Shaaban, Mohammed Salah Elsokkary and Ibrahim Shazly Mohamed Amen Elshazly
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:658
  16. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are persistent synthetic chemicals and are commonly found in everyday items. PFAS have been linked to disrupting glucose homeostasis, however, whether they are associ...

    Authors: Alicia K. Peterson, Yeyi Zhu, Sophia Fuller, Juanran Feng, Stacey Alexeeff, Susanna D. Mitro, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Morgan Robinson, Amy Padula and Assiamira Ferrara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:657
  17. Studying severe acute maternal morbidity in the intensive care unit improves our understanding of potential factors affecting maternal health.

    Authors: Beatriz Paulina Ayala Quintanilla, Angela Taft, Susan McDonald, Wendy Pollock and Joel Christian Roque Henriquez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:656
  18. This study aimed to evaluate whether “visiting restrictions” implemented due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic are a risk factor for postpartum depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depres...

    Authors: Sho Kudo, Harumichi Banno, Taro Itou, Hiroshi Kawamura, Daisuke Inoue, Nozomu Takahashi, Makoto Orisaka and Yoshio Yoshida
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:655
  19. Breastfeeding provides the optimal nutrition for infants and offers numerous benefits for both mother and child. The World Health Organisation recommends exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of li...

    Authors: Katrin Oberfichtner, Peter Oppelt, Daniela Fritz, Katharina Hrauda, Christian Fritz, Barbara Schildberger, Julia Lastinger, Patrick Stelzl and Sabine Enengl
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:654
  20. Pregnant women have an increased risk of getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 and are more prone to severe illness. Data on foetal demise in affected pregnancies and its underlying aetiology is scarce and pathomec...

    Authors: Olivia Nonn, Lilli Bonstingl, Katja Sallinger, Lena Neuper, Julia Fuchs, Martin Gauster, Berthold Huppertz, Dagmar Brislinger, Amin El-Heliebi, Herbert Fluhr, Eva Kampelmühler and Philipp Klaritsch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:653
  21. Increasing evidence show that women across the world face unacceptable mistreatment during childbirth. Person-centered maternity care is fundamental and essential to quality of healthcare services. The aim of ...

    Authors: Xiaoying Zhong, Rong Hu, Patience A. Afulani, Xixi Li, Xiujing Guo, Tingting He, Dehua Li and Zuowei Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:652
  22. Aspirin (ASA) is recommended for patients at elevated risk of preeclampsia. Limited data exists on adherence to guidelines for ASA prescription. This project evaluates the implementation of a standardized appr...

    Authors: Maya E. Gross, Amy Godecker, Ainsley Hughes and Katherine Sampene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:651
  23. Despite its benefit in promoting maternal health and the health of her developing fetus, little is known about preconception care practice and its associated factors in Ethiopia. Moreover, preconception care u...

    Authors: Addisu Girma, Abera Bedada and Solomon Kumbi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:649
  24. Velamentous cord insertion (VCI) and marginal cord insertion (MCI) are well-known risk factors for adverse perinatal outcomes in singleton pregnancies. However, the potential links between VCI or MCI and perin...

    Authors: Li Wen, Qimei Zhong, Lingwei Mei, Li Gao, Xia Lan, Jing Xiong, Shujuan Luo and Lan Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:648
  25. Limited data is available on the association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet during early pregnancy and risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) in countries located in the Middle East, one of the region...

    Authors: Fatemeh Mohtashaminia, Fatemeh Hosseini, Ahmad Jayedi, Majid Mirmohammadkhani, Alireza Emadi, Leila Takfallah and Sakineh Shab-Bidar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:647
  26. Abortion stigma involves the stereotyping of, discrimination against, and delegitimization of those who seek and provide abortion. Experiences of abortion care are shaped by stigma at the meso (e.g., lack of l...

    Authors: Shelly Makleff, Madeleine Belfrage, Sethini Wickramasinghe, Jane Fisher, Deborah Bateson and Kirsten I. Black
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:646
  27. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has been rising in the United States, and it poses significant health risks to pregnant individuals and their infants. Prior research has shown that individuals with GDM als...

    Authors: Shufang Sun, Jennifer Pellowski, Claire Pisani, Diksha Pandey, Mallory Go, MyDzung Chu, Jenny Ruan and Erika F. Werner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:643
  28. The evidence on the associations of the timing of maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) with the comprehensive growth trajectory from perinatal to early childhood in offspring is limited. The potential ...

    Authors: Xiao-guang Yin, Peng Wang, Mei-ting Zhou, De-qin Li, Rui-xue Tao, Fang-biao Tao, Yang Wang and Peng Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:642
  29. Preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A) was demonstrated to be superior to conventional IVF in reducing the incidence of miscarriage and abnormal offspring after the first embryo transfer (ET). ...

    Authors: Yan-Fei Cheng, Cui-Lian Zhang, Yun Liu, Jian-Ping Ou, Lei Chen, Gui-Feng Cai, Zu Yang, Tian-Min Ye, Jun Wang, Juan-Ke Xie, Ping Xiong, Xi-Ya Zhang, Min Li, Wei-Biao Xu, Xiao-Qing Wang, Ling-Yin Kong…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:641
  30. Since April 2021, COVID-19 vaccines have been recommended for pregnant women. Despite this, COVID-19 vaccine uptake in this group is low compared to the non-pregnant population of childbearing age. Our aim was...

    Authors: Lynsey Patterson, Emma Berry, Carole Parsons, Bronagh Clarke, Alison Little, Jillian Beggs, Antony Chuter, Tracy Jackson, Yingfen Hsia, Hannah McGrath, Catherine Millman, Siobhan Murphy, Declan T. Bradley and Sarah Milligan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:640
  31. Perineal trauma, involving either naturally occurring tears or episiotomy, is common during childbirth but little is known about its psychological impact. This study aimed to determine the associations between...

    Authors: Charles Opondo, Siân Harrison, Julia Sanders, Maria A. Quigley and Fiona Alderdice
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:639
  32. A low educational level and poor economic status have repeatedly been identified as the main risk factors of peripartum depression among migrant women in existing studies. However, there is limited knowledge a...

    Authors: Haiyue Shan, Sawitri Saharso and Jens Henrichs
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:638
  33. Postpartum urinary incontinence may have a severe impact on women’s health. Despite pregnancy and parturition being the most recognized risk factors, methods to identify new pregnant predictor risk factors are...

    Authors: Carlos Izaias Sartorao Filho, Sthefanie K. Nunes, Adriely B.M. Magyori, Iracema M.P. Calderon, Angelica M.P. Barbosa and Marilza V.C. Rudge
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:637
  34. The objective of this study was to qualitatively examine coping mechanisms and desired supports in pregnant and birthing Black and Biracial adolescent and young adult women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Authors: Megana Dwarakanath, Fahmida Hossain, Phoebe Balascio, Mikaela C. Moore, Ashley V. Hill and Natacha M. De Genna
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:636
  35. Pregnancy is a vulnerable time where the physical and social stress of the COVID-19 pandemic affects psychological health, including postpartum depression (PPD). This study is designed to estimate the prevalen...

    Authors: Carlie Boisvert, Robert Talarico, Jasmine Gandhi, Mark Kaluzienski, Alysha LJ Dingwall-Harvey, Ruth Rennicks White, Kari Sampsel, Shi Wu Wen, Mark Walker, Katherine A. Muldoon and Darine El-Chaâr
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:635
  36. Adenomyosis is a common gynecological disease in women of reproductive age and causes various symptoms such as dysmenorrhea and heavy menstrual bleeding. However, the influence of pregnancy on the progression ...

    Authors: Daiki Hiratsuka, Erika Omura, Chihiro Ishizawa, Rei Iida, Yamato Fukui, Takehiro Hiraoka, Shun Akaeda, Mitsunori Matsuo, Miyuki Harada, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Yutaka Osuga and Yasushi Hirota
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:634
  37. The impact of body mass index (BMI) on in vitro fertilization (IVF) has been well acknowledged; however, the reported conclusions are still incongruent. This study aimed to investigate the effect of BMI on IVF...

    Authors: Ping Tao, Xiaohong Yan, Yan Yao, Zhanxiang Wang and Youzhu Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:633
  38. The fear of childbirth (FOC) harms maternal and fetal health, however it has been little studied in Brazil. This research aimed to determine the prevalence of FOC in a maternity hospital in southern Brazil and...

    Authors: Ana Paula Maia Dal Moro, Gabriella Soecki, Fernanda Schier de Fraga, Ricardo Rasmussen Petterle and Sarah Zanghellini Rückl
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:632
  39. Anxiety related to prenatal screening programs negatively affects maternal and child health.

    Authors: Roghieh Kharaghani, Farhaneh Vaezi, Mohsen Dadashi, Leila Rastegari and Azam Maleki
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:630
  40. The group care is a well-established maternal care model that has been widely used in many developed countries, but in China, it is confined to prenatal care services. In addition, affected by traditional birt...

    Authors: Xiaoli Yang, Linwei Li, Rong Zhou, Jieqiong Xia, Minxiang Li, Caihong Zhang and Honghua Guo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:629
  41. Low birth weight (LBW) is a leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality, and increases various disease risks across life stages. Prediction models of LBW have been developed before, but have limitations ...

    Authors: Satoshi Mizuno, Satoshi Nagaie, Gen Tamiya, Shinichi Kuriyama, Taku Obara, Mami Ishikuro, Hiroshi Tanaka, Kengo Kinoshita, Junichi Sugawara, Masayuki Yamamoto, Nobuo Yaegashi and Soichi Ogishima
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:628
  42. In February 2018, Canada’s National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommended antenatal tetanus–diphtheria–acellular pertussis (Tdap) immunization in every pregnancy regardless of previous Tdap imm...

    Authors: Tony Antoniou, Daniel McCormack, Deshayne B. Fell, Jeffrey C. Kwong and Tara Gomes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:627
  43. Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula is rare during pregnancy. Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula presents no pulmonary symptoms in most patients but can be exacerbated by pregnancy. If not diagnosed and treated promp...

    Authors: Lijuan Shu, Linli Luo and Yunxia Zuo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:626

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  44. In clinical obstetrics, many guidelines recommended the use of Doppler fetal ductus venosus blood flow to monitor and to manage fetal growth restriction (FGR). The ductus venosus and the pulmonary venous flow ...

    Authors: Minh Son Pham, Dinh Vinh Tran, Chi Kong Pham, Thi Linh Giang Truong and Vu Quoc Huy Nguyen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:625

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