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  1. Despite the disproportionate prevalence of gestational diabetes (GDM) and preterm birth (PTB) and their associated adverse perinatal outcomes among Black women, little is known about PTB among Black women with...

    Authors: Karen A. Scott, Brittany D. Chambers, Rebecca J. Baer, Kelli K. Ryckman, Monica R. McLemore and Laura L. Jelliffe-Pawlowski

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:593

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  2. Stillbirth is an adverse pregnancy outcome of public health importance causing considerable psychosocial burden on parents and their family. Studies on stillbirth are scarce in southern Ethiopia. An assessment...

    Authors: Sintayehu Mengesha and Mesay Hailu Dangisso

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:591

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Globally, delayed childbearing to the advanced age is a growing option. It is an emerging public health issue in developing countries. Currently, adverse perinatal outcomes significantly increased. A few studi...

    Authors: Abera Mersha, Gistane Ayele, Tilahun Worku, Zerihun Zerdo, Shitaye Shibiru, Agegnehu Bante and Tamiru Chonka

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:590

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  4. Newborns delivered in healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries are at an increased risk of healthcare associated infections. Facility–based studies have focused primarily on healthcare worker ...

    Authors: Yolisa Nalule, Helen Buxton, Erin Flynn, Olutunde Oluyinka, Stephen Sara, Oliver Cumming and Robert Dreibelbis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:589

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Several studies concluded that there is a reduction of maternal deaths with improved access to caesarean section, while other studies showed the existence of a direct association between the two variables. In ...

    Authors: Ayele Geleto, Catherine Chojenta, Tefera Taddele and Deborah Loxton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:588

    Content type: Research article

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  6. For optimal growth and development, the World Health Organization recommends that children be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life. However, according to the nationally-representative 2013–2014...

    Authors: Francine E. Wood, Anastasia J. Gage and Dieudonné Bidashimwa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:586

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Facility-based childbirth has increased globally. Unfortunately, there have also been reports of women experiencing disrespect and abuse by healthcare providers during childbirth. This study aimed to measure t...

    Authors: Kana Shimoda, Sebalda Leshabari and Shigeko Horiuchi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:584

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a competency-based educational method for an evidence-based protocol to manage birth asphyxia in low resource settings. HBB has been shown to improve health worker skills and ne...

    Authors: Jacqueline Umunyana, Felix Sayinzoga, Jim Ricca, Rachel Favero, Marcel Manariyo, Assumpta Kayinamura, Edwin Tayebwa, Neena Khadka, Yordanos Molla and Young-Mi Kim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:583

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The worldwide incidence of birth by Caesarean Section (CS) is rising. Many births after a previous CS are by repeat surgery, either by an elective CS or after a failed trial of labour. Adhesion formation is as...

    Authors: R. Mooij, I. H. Mwampagatwa, J. van Dillen and J. Stekelenburg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:582

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This study aimed to evaluate the incidence rates and risks of pregnancy complications among nulliparous and multiparous women with advanced maternal age (AMA, ≥35 years) in China.

    Authors: Jiayou Luo, Chunli Fan, Miyang Luo, Junqun Fang, Shujin Zhou and Fenfang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:581

    Content type: Research article

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  11. During the ongoing global outbreak of COVID-19, pregnant women who are susceptible to COVID-19 should be highly concerned. The issue of vertical transmission and the possibility of neonatal infection is a majo...

    Authors: Dongmei Cao, Miaomiao Chen, Min Peng, Heng Yin and Guoqiang Sun

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:580

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has revolutionized the prenatal screening landscape with its high accuracy and low false positive rate for detecting Trisomy 21, 18 and 13. Good understanding of its benefi...

    Authors: Liying Yang and Wei Ching Tan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:579

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is the standard drug for eclampsia prophylaxis and treatment. In China, the effective therapeutic serum magnesium level is 1.8–3.0 mmol/L. There is little information on how to achieve a...

    Authors: Jingjing Li, Lian Tang, Ruiheng Tang, Lan Peng, Liqiang Chai, Liping Zhu and Yanxia Yu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:578

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Maternal perception of decreased fetal movements is commonly used to assess fetal well-being. However, there are different opinions on whether healthcare professionals should encourage maternal observation of ...

    Authors: Anna Akselsson, Helena Lindgren, Viktor Skokic and Ingela Rådestad

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:577

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Determining anthropometric measures that indicate different fat deposits can be useful to predict metabolic risk and set specific treatment goals, reducing negative consequences for maternal and fetal health. ...

    Authors: Daniela Cortés Kretzer, Salete Matos, Lisia Von Diemen, José Antônio de Azevedo Magalhães, Alice Carvalhal Schöffel, Marcelo Zubaran Goldani, Alexandre da Silva Rocha and Juliana Rombaldi Bernardi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:576

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF), for the first 6 months of life, is globally accepted as the preferred method for infant feeding. In Ghana, an estimated 84% of children < 2 months old are exclusively breastfed.

    Authors: Louisa Adda, Kwabena Opoku-Mensah and Phyllis Dako-Gyeke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:575

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Globally, complications of preterm birth are among the most common cause of neonatal mortality. In Ethiopia, the neonatal mortality reduction is not worthy of attention. Hence, this study reviewed the prevalen...

    Authors: Kindie Fentahun Muchie, Ayenew Molla Lakew, Destaw Fetene Teshome, Melaku Kindie Yenit, Malede Mequanent Sisay, Fantahun Ayenew Mekonnen and Yohanes Ayanaw Habitu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:574

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In order to provide appropriate and adequate care to women who have experienced termination of pregnancy due to fetal anomalies, the health needs of this group should be assessed. Considering the lack of infor...

    Authors: Bahareh Kamranpour, Mahnaz Noroozi and Masoud Bahrami

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:573

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The role of the male partner and wider family in maternal health, especially in case of emergencies, has been receiving increasing attention over the last decade. Qualitative research has highlighted that wome...

    Authors: Anna Galle, Malica De Melo, Sally Griffin, Nafissa Osman, Kristien Roelens and Olivier Degomme

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:572

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Annually, 2.6 million stillbirths occur around the world, with approximately 98% occurring in low- and middle-income countries. The stillbirth rates in these countries are 10 times higher than the rates in hig...

    Authors: Khulood K. Shattnawi, Yousef S. Khader, Mohammad S. Alyahya, Nihaya Al-Sheyab and Anwar Batieha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:571

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The fetal adrenal gland receives rising awareness as a predictor of spontaneous preterm birth. We hereby provide longitudinal growth assessments of the fetal adrenal gland in a low risk population with an addi...

    Authors: Janina Goletzke, Mirja Pagenkemper, Christian Wiessner, Franziska Rüber, Petra Arck, Kurt Hecher and Anke Diemert

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:570

    Content type: Research article

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  22. A lack of perceived social support influences women’s infant feeding behaviours. The Infant Feeding Genogram is a visual co-constructed diagram which details people/services that can provide support to women a...

    Authors: Gill Thomson, Jenny Ingram, Joanne L. Clarke, Debbie Johnson, Heather Trickey, Stephan U. Dombrowski, Pat Hoddinott, Kirsty Darwent and Kate Jolly

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:569

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Despite reaching Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 3, the maternal mortality rate (MMR) is still high in Rwanda. Most deaths occur after transfer of patients with obstetric complications from district hospital...

    Authors: Eugene Tuyishime, Honorine Ingabire, Jean Paul Mvukiyehe, Marcel Durieux and Theogene Twagirumugabe

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:568

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Involving the husband in antenatal care follow up have a crucial role in pregnancy outcome and highly recommended by the world health organization. Data on husbands’ involvement during ANC follow up in Debre B...

    Authors: Sisay Shine, Behailu Derseh, Bethlehem Alemayehu, Gebrehiwot Hailu, Hussein Endris, Saba Desta and Yibeltal Birhane

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:567

    Content type: Research article

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  25. High maternal mortality ratios remain a critical public health concern in Ghana. Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR), which is a component of focused antenatal care, is a safe motherhood stra...

    Authors: Cynthia Klobodu, Brandy-Joe Milliron, Kofi Agyabeng, Patricia Akweongo and Augustine Adomah-Afari

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:566

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Pregnant women with a history of preterm birth are at risk for recurrence, often requiring frequent prenatal visits for close monitoring and/or preventive therapies. Employment demands can limit uptake and adh...

    Authors: Sarahn M. Wheeler, Kelley E. C. Massengale, Konyin Adewumi, Thelma A. Fitzgerald, Carrie B. Dombeck, Teresa Swezey, Geeta K. Swamy and Amy Corneli

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:565

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  27. With prelabour caesarean section rates growing globally, there is direct and indirect evidence of negative cognitive outcomes in childhood. The objective of this study was to assess the short-term neurodevelop...

    Authors: Mehreen Zaigham, Lena Hellström-Westas, Magnus Domellöf and Ola Andersson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:564

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Strategies to improve prenatal detection of small-for-gestational age (SGA) neonates are necessary because its association with poorer perinatal outcome. This study evaluated, in pregnancies with first trimest...

    Authors: Raquel Mula, Eva Meler, Sandra García, Gerard Albaigés, Bernat Serra, Elena Scazzocchio and Pilar Prats

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:563

    Content type: Research article

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  29. While evidence has shown an association between place of birth and birth outcomes, factors contributing to the choice of home birth have not been adequately investigated in Tanzania while more than 30% of deli...

    Authors: Fabiola V. Moshi and Christopher H. Mbotwa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:561

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Recent studies have suggested that fetal sex influences maternal glucose and insulin metabolism during pregnancy. We examined whether fetal sex is associated with maternal insulin resistance and the β-cell fun...

    Authors: Hiroshi Yamashita, Ichiro Yasuhi, Megumi Koga, So Sugimi, Yasushi Umezaki, Misao Fukuoka, Sachie Suga, Masashi Fukuda and Nobuko Kusuda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:560

    Content type: Research article

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  31. In recent years, there have been many reports on the pregnancy outcomes of fresh blastocyst transfer (BT) and frozen-thawed BT, but the conclusions are controversial and incomplete. To compare the pregnancy ou...

    Authors: Meiling Yang, Li Lin, Chunli Sha, Taoqiong Li, Wujiang Gao, Lu Chen, Ying Wu, Yanping Ma and Xiaolan Zhu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:559

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Peters anomaly is a rare form of anterior segment ocular dysgenesis, the antenatal image of Peters anomaly had not been reported. We herein showcased a discordant finding of Peters anomaly in a monozygotic twi...

    Authors: Yao-Lung Chang, An-Shine Chao, Ching-Yu Chou, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, Ming-Chou Chiang and Yung-Sung Lee

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:558

    Content type: Case report

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  33. Conventional cigarette (CC) smoking is one of the most preventable causes of adverse birth outcomes. Although electronic cigarettes (ECs) are considered to be safer than CCs during pregnancy, the evidence is y...

    Authors: Sooyong Kim and Sanda Cristina Oancea

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:557

    Content type: Research article

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  34. In line with global trends, India has witnessed a sharp rise in caesarean section (CS) deliveries, especially in the private sector. Despite the urgent need for change, there are few published examples of priv...

    Authors: Abhishek Bhartia, Rinku Sen Gupta Dhar and Saru Bhartia

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:556

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Maternal, infant and neonatal mortality rates are high in Bangladesh. Certain childbearing practices and poor utilisation of antenatal care services make Bangladeshi women more vulnerable to experience poor he...

    Authors: Sumaiya Abedin and Dharma Arunachalam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:555

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Optimal pregnancy spacing is an important incidence in reproductive women’s health. Short or long pregnancy spacing leads to the greatest health, social and economic problems such as increase in maternal and i...

    Authors: Tania Dehesh, Elaheh Salarpour, Neda Malekmohammadi and Sepideh Arjomand Kermani

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:554

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Fear of childbirth is related to but not synonymous with general anxiety, and represents a superior predictor for maternal and infant outcomes. There is a need to improve the identification and provision of su...

    Authors: P. Slade, K. Balling, K. Sheen and G. Houghton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:553

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The prolonged effects of disasters on reproductive outcomes among the survivors are less studied, and the findings are inconsistent. We examined the associations of maternal exposure to the 2008 Wenchuan earth...

    Authors: Qiguo Lian, Jiaying Ni, Jun Zhang, Julian Little, Shan Luo and Lin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:552

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Low back pain (LBP) is a common musculoskeletal problem during pregnancy, with an estimated prevalence ranging from 30–78% (Mota MJ et al. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil 28(2):351-7,2015 and Abebe E et al. J Med...

    Authors: Gong Long, Zhang Yao Yao, Yang Na, Yi Ping, Sun Wei and Tan Mingsheng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:551

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Three-quarters of pregnancy terminations in Africa are carried out in unsafe conditions. Unsafe abortion is the leading cause of maternal mortality among 15–24 year-old women in Sub-Saharan Africa. Greater und...

    Authors: Franklin I. Onukwugha, Monica A. Magadi, Ahmed M. Sarki and Lesley Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:550

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The expansion of primary health care services in Ethiopia made basic health services available and accessible. The Last Ten Kilometers (L10K) project has strengthened the primary health care system through imp...

    Authors: Gizachew Tadele Tiruneh, Alemayehu Worku, Yemane Berhane, Wuleta Betemariam and Meaza Demissie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:549

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Caesarean section (CS) rates are increasing and there are wide variations in rates internationally and nationally. There is evidence that women who attend their obstetrician privately have a higher incidence o...

    Authors: Michael J. Turner, Ciara M. E. Reynolds, Léan E. McMahon, Eimer G. O’Malley, Michael P. O’Connell and Sharon R. Sheehan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:548

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has lifelong implications for the woman and her infant. Treatment reduces adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes although uncertainty remains about the optimal diagnostic c...

    Authors: Caroline A. Crowther, Lesley M. E. McCowan, Janet A. Rowan, Richard Edlin and Christopher J. D. McKinlay

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:547

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. Maternal and neonatal mortality remain a significant problem across much of the developing world, especially in sub-Saharan Africa countries. In Ethiopia, most maternal and neonatal deaths occur during the pos...

    Authors: Markos Manote and Tsegaye Gebremedhin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:546

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Nausea and vomiting are experienced by a majority of pregnant women worldwide. Previous studies have yielded conflicting results regarding their impact on birth outcomes and few studies have examined this rela...

    Authors: Amanda Regodón Wallin, James M Tielsch, Subarna K Khatry, Luke C Mullany, Janet A Englund, Helen Chu, Steven C LeClerq and Joanne Katz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:545

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is characterized by pruritus and cholestasis in late pregnancy and results in adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm delivery and birth weight, which are affe...

    Authors: Xianxian Liu, Hua Lai, Xiaoming Zeng, Siming Xin, Liju Nie, Zhenyi Liang, Meiling Wu, Yu Chen, Jiusheng Zheng and Yang Zou

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:544

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Sustainable Development Goal 3 aims at reducing global neonatal mortality to at least 12 per 1000 livebirths, under-five mortality to at least 25 per 1000 livebirths and maternal mortality ratio to less than 7...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Evelyn Korkor Ansah, Margaret Gyapong, Anthony Ashinyo, Mary Eyram Ashinyo, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah, Edem Akorli-Adzimah and Edith Ekpor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:543

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Heterotopic pregnancy occurred after frozen embryo transfer with two D3 embryos, and the case had a history of bilateral salpingectomy due to salpingocyesis. An ectopic heterotopic pregnancy was implanted in t...

    Authors: Xianping Wang, Ding Ma, Yangang Zhang, Yanhua Chen, Yuxia Zhang, Zhongyu Liu, Xingyu Bi, Xueqing Wu and Junmei Fan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:542

    Content type: Case report

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  49. Maternal influenza and pertussis vaccinations have been proven safe and effective in reducing maternal and infant morbidity and mortality. Though recommended, not all pregnant women receive these important vac...

    Authors: David Drezner, Michal Youngster, Hodaya Klainer and Ilan Youngster

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:541

    Content type: Research article

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