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  1. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) is the most common cause of indicated preterm delivery, but the impact of prenatal steroid exposure on the outcomes of preterm infants born to HDP mothers, who may be ...

    Authors: Xiao-Yu Dong, Jian-Hong Qi, Qing-Cui Zhuo, Yan-Jie Ding, Xin Qiao, Yan Wang, De-Juan Yang, Dan Li, Li Li, Hai-Yan Jiang, Qiong-Yu Liu, Zhong-Liang Li, Xiang Zhang, Bing-Jin Zhang and Yong-Hui Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:109
  2. Previous studies have reported the association between maternal vitamin D deficiency and preeclampsia. However, the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation in reducing the occurrence of preeclampsia remains uncl...

    Authors: Richard Kabuseba Kabuyanga, Pierrot Lundimu Tugirimana, Balungwe Sifa, Mwanga Balezi, Michel Ekanga Dikete, Prudence Ndeba Mitangala, Jean Pierre Moyene Elongi, Xavier Kalume Kinenkinda and Jean-Baptiste Sakatolo Zambeze Kakoma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:107
  3. Although epidural anaesthesia and spinal anaesthesia are currently the general choices for patients undergoing caesarean section, these two neuraxial anaesthesia methods still have drawbacks. Caudal anaesthesi...

    Authors: Fangjun Wang, Qi Lü, Min Wang, Hongchun Xu, Dan Xie, Zheng Yang and Qin Ye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:105
  4. Excessive gestational weight gain, especially among women with gestational diabetes, is associated with several adverse perinatal outcomes. Our study aimed to analyse the impact of the use of pedometers to sup...

    Authors: Lukasz Adamczak, Urszula Mantaj, Rafał Sibiak, Paweł Gutaj and Ewa Wender-Ozegowska
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:104
  5. Lamotrigine has become one of the most commonly prescribed antiseizure medications (ASM) in epileptic women during pregnancy and therefore requires regular updates regarding its safety. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Audrey Peron, Cyndie Picot, Lucie Jurek, Mikaïl Nourredine, Emmanuelle Ripoche, Priscilla Ajiji, Michel Cucherat and Judith Cottin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:103
  6. The body image during pregnancy potentially affects both short- and long-term maternal and child health outcomes, including pregnancy mood, postpartum weight recovery, and the quality of mother–child interacti...

    Authors: Qiaosong Wang, Jingjing Lin, Qirong Zheng, Liping Kang, Xueling Zhang, Kun Zhang, Rong Lin and Rongjin Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:102
  7. The Korean government seeks to balance work and family and alleviate low fertility by implementing a parental leave system. This study aimed to identify the impact of the parental leave system on childbirth am...

    Authors: Yun Hwa Jung, Yun Seo Jang and Eun-Cheol Park
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:99
  8. The trends of increasing use of cesarean section (CS) with a decrease in assisted vaginal birth (vacuum extraction or forceps) is a major concern in health care systems all over the world, particularly in low-...

    Authors: Assen Kamwesigye, Barbara Nolens, Herbert Kayiga, Moses Muriuki, Wani Muzeyi and Jolly Beyeza-Kashesya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:98
  9. Authors: Sisse Walløe, Søren Bie Bogh, Søren Fryd Birkeland, Lone Kjeld Pedersen, Annemette Wildfang Lykkebo, Lise Lotte Torvin Andersen, Britta Frederiksen-Møller and Lars Morsø
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:97

    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:705

  10. This study investigated morphological changes in the composition of the pelvic floor muscles, degree of atrophy, and urethral function in a rat of simulated birth trauma induced by vaginal distension (VD) model.

    Authors: Yui Abe-Takahashi, Takeya Kitta, Mifuka Ouchi, Hiroki Chiba, Madoka Higuchi, Mio Togo, Naohisa Kusakabe, Hidehiro Kakizaki and Nobuo Shinohara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:95
  11. The association between SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnancy and preeclampsia is widely debated in numerous studies. The aim of our study was to investigate whether an increased sFlt-1/PlGF ratio is a good marker...

    Authors: Kamil Pluta, Marcin Januszewski, Laura Ziuzia-Januszewska, Michał Kudan, Maria Suchocka, Kinga Kuśmierczuk, Tadeusz Issat and Artur J. Jakimiuk
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:94
  12. To evaluate the clinical significance of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for detecting fetal sex chromosome aneuploidies (SCAs) in Korean pregnant women.

    Authors: Hyunjin Kim, Ji Eun Park, Kyung Min Kang, Hee Yeon Jang, Minyeon Go, So Hyun Yang, Jong Chul Kim, Seo Young Lim, Dong Hyun Cha, Jungah Choi and Sung Han Shim
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:93
  13. The appropriate use of obstetric blood transfusion is crucial for patients with placenta previa and prenatal anemia. This retrospective study aims to explore the correlation between prenatal anemia and blood t...

    Authors: Baolian Zhang, Hong Liu, Haiyan Li, Jia Wang, He Zhu, Peijia Yu, Xianghua Huang and Wenli Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:92
  14. Despite global efforts to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality, stillbirths remain a significant public health challenge in many low- and middle-income countries. District health systems, largely seen as the...

    Authors: Nana A. Mensah Abrampah, Yemisrach B. Okwaraji, Kenneth Fosu Oteng, Ernest Konadu Asiedu, Rita Larsen-Reindorf, Hannah Blencowe and Debra Jackson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:91
  15. Breastfeeding is considered to be the most effective way of ensuring the health and survival of newborns. However, mammary transfer of drugs administered to mothers to breastfeeding infants remains a pressing ...

    Authors: Ryo Tamaki, Kiwamu Noshiro, Ayako Furugen, Ayako Nishimura, Hiroshi Asano, Hidemichi Watari, Masaki Kobayashi and Takeshi Umazume
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:90
  16. The Kleihauer–Betke (KB) test allows the detection of fetal red blood cells (containing fetal hemoglobin, HbF) in the maternal blood to identify and quantify potential fetal-maternal hemorrhages. In certain ca...

    Authors: Adrian Serban, Yannick Tholance, Carmen Aanei, Lydia Campos and Cristina Iobagiu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:89

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:130

  17. This study aimed to assess the impacts of closed-off measures with different strictness levels (lockdown, partial lockdown and non-lockdown) and geographic proximity to patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (...

    Authors: Wanqing Xiao, Yuting Yang, Huiyun Xiao, Peiyuan Huang, Dongmei Wei, Yingfang Wu, Jia Yu, Jian-Rong He and Xiu Qiu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:88
  18. Early baby bathing has a major negative impact on the newborn's health. Even though early newborn bathing has numerous detrimental effects on neonatal health, evidence has provided little attention on the curr...

    Authors: Addis Eyeberu, Tamirat Getachew, Ayenachew Kebad and Adera Debella
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:87
  19. Couples with balanced chromosome rearrangement (BCR) are at high risk of recurrent miscarriages or birth defects due to chromosomally abnormal embryos. This study aimed to provide real-world evidence of the eu...

    Authors: Fan Zhou, Jun Ren, Yutong Li, Yuezhi Keqie, Cuiting Peng, Han Chen, Xinlian Chen and Shanling Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:86
  20. Women who use or are in treatment for drug use during the perinatal period often have complex needs and presenting comorbidity. Women who use opioids during pregnancy, and their infants, experience poor outcom...

    Authors: Lynne Gilmour, Louise Honeybul, Shirley Lewis, Emma Smith, Helen Cheyne, Narendra Aladangady, Brid Featherstone, Margaret Maxwell, Joanne Neale and Polly Radcliffe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:84
  21. To examine the effectiveness of nutritional education based on the health action process approach (HAPA) on pregnancy outcomes among malnourished pregnant mothers utilizing nutritional support.

    Authors: Atieh Razzazi, Mark D. Griffiths and Zainab Alimoradi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:83
  22. An incomplete understanding of preterm birth is especially concerning for low-middle income countries, where preterm birth has poorer prognoses. While systemic proinflammatory processes are a reportedly normal...

    Authors: Meghan K. Gerety, Debora K. Kim, Rebecca M. Carpenter, Jennie Z. Ma, Christian Chisholm, Mami Taniuchi, Md Ohedul Islam, Suporn Pholwat, James A. Platts-Mills, Md Shahjahan Siraj, Sk Masum Billah, Rashidul Haque and William A. Petri Jr.
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:82
  23. Rates of breastfeeding are lower among minority and underserved populations in the United States. Our study objective was to assess pregnant persons attitudes and barriers to breastfeeding among a cohort at hi...

    Authors: Jessica Cole, Ateshi Bhatt, Andrew G. Chapple, Sarah Buzhardt and Elizabeth F. Sutton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:81
  24. Maternal nutrition impacts fetal growth and development. The Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) guidelines recommend pregnant women consume 2–3 servings (224–336 g) of fish/seafood per week to suppor...

    Authors: Danielle Shine, Heshani Siriwardana, Michelle Minehan, Monica Yuri Takito, Rati Jani and Catherine R. Knight-Agarwal
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:80
  25. Nepal is committed to achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2030 target 3.1 of reducing the maternal mortality ratio to 70 deaths per 100,000 live births. Along with increasing access to health faci...

    Authors: Sabita Tuladhar, Deepak Paudel, Eva Rehfuess, Matthias Siebeck, Cornelia Oberhauser and Maria Delius
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:79
  26. A substantial proportion of maternal pregnancy complications, adverse birth outcomes and neurodevelopmental delay in children may be attributable to high maternal pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index (BMI). However, ...

    Authors: Polina Girchenko, Marius Lahti-Pulkkinen, Esa Hämäläinen, Hannele Laivuori, Pia M. Villa, Eero Kajantie and Katri Räikkönen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:78
  27. To improve the understanding of the clinical features and imaging characteristics of pregnant women with and without in-vitro fertilisation-embryo transfer combined with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB).

    Authors: Jia-Lu Wei, Le Zhang, Yan-Ling Xu, Wei Gan, Min Qi, Xu-Wen Fu and Xiang Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:77
  28. To identify incidence and underlying risk factors for unsuspected placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) and compare the maternal outcomes between suspected and unsuspected cases in three large academic referral cent...

    Authors: Jianlin Zhao, Qin Li, E Liao, Haijun Shi, Xin Luo, Lan Zhang, Hongbo Qi, Hua Zhang and Junnan Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:76
  29. The increasing rise of women using opioids during pregnancy across the world has warranted concern over the access and quality of antenatal care received by this group. Scotland has particularly high levels of...

    Authors: T. Hughes, A. McFadden, A. Whittaker, J. P. Boardman and L. Marryat
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:75
  30. Overweight and obesity in mothers before pregnancy lead to overweight and obesity in their offspring, which is the main form of intergenerational transmission of overweight and obesity in early life. Many fact...

    Authors: Xiaotong Wei, Jiajin Hu and Deliang Wen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:74
  31. Abortion and its complications are challenges that endanger women's health, especially in developing countries. It seems that the application of mhealth technology can be useful as a safe and affordable strate...

    Authors: Zahra Zolfaqari, Haleh Ayatollahi, Fahimeh Ranjbar and Arezoo Abasi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:73
  32. Pregnant people who use unregulated drugs (PPWUD) are at high risk of health complications yet experience a range of barriers to sexual and reproductive health care. Given that improving maternal health and ac...

    Authors: Holly Mathias, Lesley Ann Foster and Ashleigh Rushton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:72
  33. Pregnant women with hypertensive disorders are at increased risk for inflammatory diseases and oxidative stress. The dilemma raised by the best dosage of calcium supplementation on these factors is evident. Th...

    Authors: Erica de Brito Pitilin, Filomena Marafon, Beatriz da Silva Rosa Bonadiman, Bruno Bordin Pelazza, Micheli Mainardi Pillat, Jéssica Dotto de Lara, Patrícia Pereira de Oliveira, Margarete Dulce Bagatini and Janine Schirmer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:71
  34. A safe and satisfactory childbirth experience with the least amount of pain constitutes one of the main domains of reproductive healthcare. The most important aspect of labor pain management is the moral and p...

    Authors: Parvin Yadollahi, Leila Bozorgian and Roksana Janghorban
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:70
  35. In Switzerland, foreigners account for 25.3% of the permanent resident population, and the fertility rate of migrant women is higher than that of Swiss women. However, migrant women from non-European countries...

    Authors: Dingcui Cai, Paulina Villanueva, Hong Lu, Basile Zimmermann and Antje Horsch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:69
  36. Improving the understanding of non-clinical factors that lead to the increasing caesarean section (CS) rates in many low- and middle-income countries is currently necessary to meet the challenge of implementin...

    Authors: Camille Etcheverry, Ana Pilar Betrán, Myriam de Loenzien, Michael Robson, Charles Kaboré, Pisake Lumbiganon, Guillermo Carroli, Quoc Nhu Hung Mac, Celina Gialdini and Alexandre Dumont
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:67
  37. Hyperglycemia during pregnancy leads to adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Thus, strict monitoring of blood glucose levels is warranted. This study aims to determine the association of early to mid-pregnancy...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran Nisar, Sayan das, Rasheda Khanam, Javairia Khalid, Swagata Chetia, Tarik Hasan, Shahira Shahid, Msafiri Ladislaus Marijani, Salahuddin Ahmed, Farah Khalid, Said Mohammed Ali, Nabidul Haque Chowdhury, Usma Mehmood, Arup Dutta, Sayedur Rahman, Muhammad Farrukh Qazi…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:66
  38. Observational studies and randomized controlled trials have found evidence that higher maternal circulating cortisol levels in pregnancy are associated with lower offspring birth weight. However, it is possibl...

    Authors: WD Thompson, RM Reynolds, RN Beaumont, NM Warrington, J Tyrrell, AR Wood, DM Evans, TJ McDonald, AH Hattersley, RM Freathy, DA Lawlor and MC Borges
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:65
  39. Pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period cause significant physical and psychological changes in mothers, leading to changes in their sexual self-concept and adverse effects on their sexual self-confid...

    Authors: Mana Musavi, Mitra Rahimzadeh, Monirolsadate Hosseini Tabaghdeh and Sara Esmaelzadeh Saeieh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:64
  40. Restriction in the growth of the fetus is a leading cause of stillbirth, neonatal mortality, and short- and long-term morbidity. Documented existing scientific evidence have shown the effects of maternal drugs...

    Authors: Amsalu Taye Wondemagegn, Miressa Bekana, Yonas Bekuretsion and Mekbeb Afework
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:63
  41. Tanzania has one of the highest burdens of perinatal mortality, with a higher risk among urban versus rural women. To understand the characteristics of perinatal mortality in urban health facilities, study obj...

    Authors: Brenda Sequeira Dmello, Thomas Wiswa John, Natasha Housseine, Dan Wolf Meyrowitsch, Jos van Roosmalen, Thomas van den Akker, Monica Lauridsen Kujabi, Charles Festo, Daniel Nkungu, Zainab Muniro, Idrissa Kabanda, Rukia Msumi, Luzango Maembe, Mtingele Sangalala, Ester Hyera, Joyce Lema…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:62
  42. One of the main challenges of many societies in reducing and ageing of the population is marriage at an advanced age in women and decrease of producing offspring due to the concern of increasing the probabilit...

    Authors: Fatemeh Imanparast, Bahman Hashemi, Fatemeh Mokhtari, Pegah Mohaghegh, Fereshteh Farzan Azar and Fatemeh Mehvari
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:61
  43. Present evidence suggests that the Doppler ultrasonographic indices, such as carotid artery blood flow (CABF) and velocity time integral (VTI), had the ability to predict fluid responsiveness in non-obstetric ...

    Authors: Shaobing Dai, Chun Wang, Xia Tao, Jianjun Shen and Lili Xu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:60

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