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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    The postpartum period is an important period for preventive strategies as common maternal and child health risks may become manifest. Women with a lower socioeconomic status tend to have lower maternal empower...

    Authors: J. Lagendijk, J. V. Been, H. E. Ernst-Smelt, G. J. Bonsel, L. C. M. Bertens and E. A. P. Steegers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:4

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  2. Content type: Research article

    There is an increasing prevalence of women who tend to delay childbirth until a very advanced age. However, there is sparse data regarding very advanced maternal age (vAMA) and the interplay between vAMA and a...

    Authors: Yuelin Wu, Yan Chen, Minxue Shen, Yanfang Guo, Shi Wu Wen, Andrea Lanes, Ruth Rennicks White, Adewumi Adanlawo, Mark Walker and Xiaolin Hua

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:3

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Armenia has an upward trend in cesarean sections (CS); the CS rate increased from 7.2% in 2000 to 31.0% in 2017. The purpose of this study was to investigate potential factors contributing to the rapidly incre...

    Authors: Meri Tadevosyan, Anna Ghazaryan, Arusyak Harutyunyan, Varduhi Petrosyan, Adam Atherly and Kim Hekimian

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:2

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Cesarean rates are higher in women admitted to labor ward during early stages rather than at later stages of labor. In a study in Germany, crude cesarean rates among Turkish and Lebanese immigrant women were l...

    Authors: Jürgen Breckenkamp, Eileen Marie Läcke, Wolfgang Henrich, Theda Borde, Silke Brenne, Matthias David and Oliver Razum

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:1

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests the possible impact of ambient high temperature on fetal growth and birth outcomes. However, little is known about the relative impact of exposure to heat and cold and the possible vulnerable...

    Authors: Shenghui Li, Jiajia Wang, Zhiwei Xu, Xiaoyu Wang, Gang Xu, Jun Zhang, Xiaoming Shen and Shilu Tong

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:513

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Use of ultrasound scans early in pregnancy is increasing, but we have limited knowledge about the actual prevalence, associated decision-making and impact on expectant women/couples in a general population. Th...

    Authors: Kristine Flo Halle, Maria Fjose, Hildur Kristjansdottir, Amalia Bjornsdottir, Linn Getz, Margret Olafia Tomasdottir and Johann Agust Sigurdsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:512

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    In the Netherlands, couples with unexplained infertility and a good prognosis to conceive spontaneously (i.e. Hunault > 30%) are advised to perform timed intercourse for at least another 6 months. If couples f...

    Authors: B. N. Bui, H. L. Torrance, C. Janssen, B. Cohlen, J. P. de Bruin, J. E. den Hartog, P. J. Q. van der Linden, K. L. Deurloo, J. W. M. Maas, R. van Oppenraaij, A. Cantineau, C. B. Lambalk, H. Visser, E. Brinkhuis, J. van Disseldorp, B. C. Schoot…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:511

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In 2013, Zambia accepted the immediate operationalization of Option B+, a policy used to try and eliminate mother to child transmission. This policy requires all HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women t...

    Authors: Bridget Chomba Chanda, Rosemary Ndonyo Likwa, Jessy Zgambo, Louis Tembo and Choolwe Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:510

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  9. Content type: Research article

    World health organization stated that postnatal care is defined as a care given to the mother and her newborn baby immediately after the birth of the placenta and for the first six weeks of life. Majority of m...

    Authors: Kihinetu Gelaye Wudineh, Azezu Asres Nigusie, Shumiye Shiferaw Gesese, Azimeraw Arega Tesu and Fentahun Yenealem Beyene

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:508

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  10. Content type: Review

    Bariatric surgery (BS) is regarded to be the most effective treatment of obesity with long lasting beneficial effects including weight loss and improvement of metabolic disorders. A considerable number of wome...

    Authors: Veronica Falcone, Tina Stopp, Michael Feichtinger, Herbert Kiss, Wolfgang Eppel, Peter Wolf Husslein, Gerhard Prager and Christian S. Göbl

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:507

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  11. Content type: Case report

    Spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage is a rare complication of preeclampsia during pregnancy associated with a high morbidity and mortality. Compared with the non-pregnant women stroke rates are relatively ra...

    Authors: Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, Nkemnji Standley Awungafac and Jacqueline Ze Minkande

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:506

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests that collaboratively delivered maternity care can positively impact health outcomes. However, women’s perspectives on models of care involving interprofessional collaboration between midwives...

    Authors: Maria Raisa Jessica V. Aquino, Ellinor K. Olander and Rosamund M. Bryar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:505

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  13. Content type: Research article

    HBV, HCV, HDV and HIV are blood borne and can be transmitted from mother-to-child. Reports of HBV infection rates show up to 11.9% in Cameroon while for HCV, the rate is less than 2%. More so, as pregnant wome...

    Authors: Judith N. Torimiro, Aubin Nanfack, William Takang, Claude Kalla Keou, Awum Nchenda Joyce, Kevin Njefi, Kimbong Agyingi, Irenee Domkam, Desire Takou, Sylvie Moudourou, Samuel Sosso and Robinson E. Mbu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:504

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Maternal mortality remains a topical issue in Nigeria. Dearth of data on vital events posed a huge challenge to policy formulation and design of interventions to address the scourge. This study estimated the l...

    Authors: Usman Gulumbe, Olatunji Alabi, Olusola A. Omisakin and Semeeh Omoleke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:503

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Nausea and vomiting occur 50–90% during the first trimester of pregnancy. However, patients with hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) may be hospitalized at an incidence rate of 0.8–2% before the 20th week of gestation...

    Authors: E. Sahin, Y. Madendag, M. Eraslan Sahin, A. T. Tayyar, I. Col Madendag, M. Gozukucuk, C. Karakukcu, G. Acmaz and I. I. Muderris

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:502

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Congenital anomalies are a worldwide problem, causing perinatal and infant deaths and postnatal physical disabilities. This study aimed to determine the pattern and associated factors of the congenital anomali...

    Authors: Sozan K. Ameen, Shahla Kareem Alalaf and Nazar P. Shabila

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:501

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  17. Content type: Research article

    An observational study was conducted to examine the role of maternal anthropometry, including mid-arm muscle area (MAMA) and others, as risk factors for low birth weight (LBW), small for gestational age (SGA) ...

    Authors: Paul Petraro, Isabel Madzorera, Christopher P. Duggan, Donna Spiegelman, Karim Manji, Rodrick Kisenge, Roland Kupka and Wafaie W. Fawzi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:500

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Access to information about prenatal screening is important particularly in light of new techniques such as non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT). This study aimed to develop and examine the acceptability of a ...

    Authors: Sian Karen Smith, Antonia Cai, Michelle Wong, Mariana S. Sousa, Michelle Peate, Alec Welsh, Bettina Meiser, Rajneesh Kaur, Jane Halliday, Sharon Lewis, Lyndal Trevena, Tatiane Yanes, Kristine Barlow-Stewart and Margot Barclay

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:499

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Herlyn–Werner-Wunderlich syndrome (HWWS) is an uncommon congenital anomaly of the female urogenital tract, characterised by uterus didelphys, obstructed hemivagina, and ipsilateral renal agenesis. We reported ...

    Authors: Stefania Cappello, Eleonora Piccolo, Francesco Cucinelli, Luisa Casadei, Emilio Piccione and Maria Giovanna Salerno

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:498

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Despite advocating for male involvement in antenatal education, there is unmet need for antenatal education information for expectant couples. The objective of this study was to gain a deeper understanding of ...

    Authors: Maria Chifuniro Chikalipo, Ellen Mbweza Chirwa and Adamson Sinjani Muula

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:497

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The determination of foetal Rhesus D (RHD) status allows appropriate use of IgRh prophylaxis by restricting its use to cases of RHD feto-maternal incompatibilities. There is a degree of uncertainty about the c...

    Authors: Meryl Darlington, Bruno Carbonne, Agnès Mailloux, Yves Brossard, Annie Levy-Mozziconacci, Anne Cortey, Hassani Maoulida, Tabassome Simon, Alexandra Rousseau and Isabelle Durand-Zaleski

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:496

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Growing evidence indicates that the risk of obstetric and perinatal outcomes is higher in women with assisted reproductive technology (ART). However, there is little known about pregnancy related complications...

    Authors: Azam Kouhkan, Mohammad E. Khamseh, Reihaneh Pirjani, Ashraf Moini, Arezoo Arabipoor, Saman Maroufizadeh, Roya Hosseini and Hamid Reza Baradaran

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:495

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a of the major public health issues in Asia. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of, and risk factors for GDM in Asia via a systematic review and meta-ana...

    Authors: Kai Wei Lee, Siew Mooi Ching, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Anne Yee, Fan Kee Hoo, Yook Chin Chia, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman, Subapriya Suppiah, Mohd Hazmi Mohamed and Sajesh K. Veettil

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:494

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  24. Content type: Research article

    One of the essential components of antenatal care (ANC) is birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR). Strengthening BP/CR measures is one of the principal strategies to reduce maternal mortality an...

    Authors: Amanual Getnet Mersha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:493

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Equitable use of reproductive health care services is of critical importance since it may affect women’s and children’s health. Policies to reduce inequality in access to reproductive health care services are ...

    Authors: Oluwasegun Jko Ogundele, Milena Pavlova and Wim Groot

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:492

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Iron deficiency but also iron overload during pregnancy has been associated with unwanted health effects. In Germany, iron supplements are only recommended for pregnant women with diagnosed iron deficiency/ana...

    Authors: Irmela Rosina Demuth, Annett Martin and Anke Weissenborn

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:491

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the relation between unwanted pregnancy and intention discordance and maternal mental health in low-income countries. The study aim was to evaluate maternal and paternal pregnancy intenti...

    Authors: Pamela J. Surkan, Donna M. Strobino, Sucheta Mehra, Abu Ahmed Shamim, Mahbubur Rashid, Lee Shu-Fune Wu, Hasmot Ali, Barkat Ullah, Alain B. Labrique, Rolf D. W. Klemm, Keith P. West Jr and Parul Christian

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:490

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Surgical site infection (SSI) is an infection that occurs after surgery within 30 days in the part of the body where the surgery took place. Some of the common symptoms are: drainage of cloudy fluid from the s...

    Authors: Tsehaynesh Aslake Wendmagegn, Gerezgiher Buruh Abera, Weyzer Tilahun Tsehaye, Kibrom Brhanu Gebresslasie and Berhe Girmay Tella

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:489

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Annually in the US, over 100,000 pregnant women with overt type 2 diabetes give birth. Strict maternal glycemic control is the key to optimizing infant outcomes. Medical treatment of type 2 diabetes in pregnan...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Sonia Davis Thomas, Karen F. Dorman, Amber Rose Ivins, Maria de los Angeles Abreu, Laura Young and Kim Boggess

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:488

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT) is an infrequent thrombotic event that can cause devastating intestinal hemorrhagic ischemia. The mortality rate among patients with acute MVT ranges from 20 to 50%. Occurren...

    Authors: Xiuting Guan, Lina Huang and Liping Li

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:487

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Different diets during pregnancy might have an impact on the health, reflected in the birthweight of newborns. The consumption of fruits and vegetables during pregnancy and the relationship with newborn health...

    Authors: Juan Miguel Martínez-Galiano, Carmen Amezcua-Prieto, Inmaculada Salcedo-Bellido, Guadalupe González-Mata, Aurora Bueno-Cavanillas and Miguel Delgado-Rodríguez

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:486

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have dramatically infiltrated populations living in abject poverty in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMICs), and poor maternal and child health outcomes have been frequently r...

    Authors: Rajan Paudel, Kwan Lee, Jitendra Kumar Singh, Seok-Ju Yoo, Dilaram Acharya, Rajendra Kadel, Samaj Adhikari, Mohan Paudel and Narayan Mahotra

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:484

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Modelling and analysing repeated measures data, such as women’s experiences of pain during labour, is a complex topic. Traditional end-point analyses such as t-tests, ANOVA, or repeated measures [rANOVA] have ...

    Authors: Hans Järnbert-Pettersson and Linda Vixner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:483

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a global public health concern both in developed and developing countries. However, evidences regarding the risk factors of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are limit...

    Authors: Hailemariam Berhe Kahsay, Fikre Enquselassie Gashe and Wubegzier Mekonnen Ayele

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:482

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Fear or anxiety could result in adverse consequences on the course of labour. To date, family members are still not permitted in the delivery rooms in the majority of hospitals in China, and continuous support...

    Authors: Man Wang, Qing Song, Jun Xu, Zheng Hu, Yingying Gong, Arier C. Lee and Qi Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:480

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Patient satisfaction to Antenatal care services has traditionally been linked to the quality of services given and the extent to which specific needs are met. Even though data in this area was limited in Ethio...

    Authors: Serawit Lakew, Alaso Ankala and Fozia Jemal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:479

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Although early detection and management of excess rates of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among Indigenous women can substantially reduce maternal and offspring complications, current interventions seem i...

    Authors: Jennifer Reid, Anneka Anderson, Donna Cormack, Papaarangi Reid and Matire Harwood

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:478

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Repeat cesarean delivery (CD) accounts for approximately 15% of all annual deliveries in the US with an estimated 656,250 operations per year. We aimed to study whether prolonged operative time (OT; skin incis...

    Authors: Misgav Rottenstreich, Hen Y. Sela, Ori Shen, Rachel Michaelson-Cohen, Arnon Samueloff and Orna Reichman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:477

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Cleansing the umbilical cord with chlorhexidine reduces neonatal morbidity and mortality, particularly in communities where newborn deaths and home births are common. As a result, the World Health Organization...

    Authors: David Mukunya, Marte E. S. Haaland, James K. Tumwine, Grace Ndeezi, Olive Namugga, Josephine Tumuhamye, Halvor Sommerfelt, Joseph Rujumba, Thorkild Tylleskar, Karen Marie Moland and Victoria Nankabirwa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:476

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Nausea during pregnancy affects 80% of pregnant women and can severely affect women’s functioning and quality of life. Women often have difficulty deciding whether to take anti-nausea medications due to concer...

    Authors: Marlaine Figueroa Gray, Clarissa Hsu, Linda Kiel and Sascha Dublin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:475

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Early initiation and longer duration of anti-retroviral therapy either as prophylaxis (pARV) or lifelong treatment (ART) in HIV-positive pregnant women prior to delivery has a huge impact in reducing mother to...

    Authors: Khine Wut Yee Kyaw, Srinath Satyanarayana, Khaing Hnin Phyo, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Aye Aye Mon, Than Than Lwin, Thet Ko Aung, Myo Minn Oo, Zaw Zaw Aung, Thurain Htun, Nang Seng Noon Kham, Theingi Mya, Ajay M. V. Kumar and Htun Nyunt Oo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:474

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  42. Content type: Research article

    From the individual perspective, security, which is essential to life quality, is characterised as an elementary human need that requires fulfilment. During the transition to parenthood, mothers and fathers ar...

    Authors: Therese Werner-Bierwisch, Christiane Pinkert, Karin Niessen, Sabine Metzing and Claudia Hellmers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:473

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Measurement of edge to os distance (EOD) is essential to differentiate low-lying from normal placenta, and to plan for delivery. Till now, measurement by 2D TVS is the gold standard, however, its accuracy is q...

    Authors: Somayya M. Sadek, Reda A. Ahmad, Hytham Atia and Adel G. Abdullah

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:472

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization has recommended that all infants under 6 months should be exclusively breastfed. An understanding of the trend of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) over years and over smaller geograp...

    Authors: Ola Jahanpour, Sia E. Msuya, Jim Todd, Babill Stray-Pedersen and Melina Mgongo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:471

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) among pregnant women constitutes a global public health problem and a potential risk factor for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. The present study aimed to examine the assoc...

    Authors: Honghui Yu, Xueyan Jiang, Wei Bao, Guifeng Xu, Rong Yang and Min Shen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:469

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  46. Content type: Case report

    Resistance to thyroid hormone beta (RTHβ) results in symptoms of both increased and decreased thyroid hormone action. The effect of thyroid hormone changes in different types of autoimmune thyroid disease (AIT...

    Authors: Di Wu, Rui Guo, Huiling Guo, Yushu Li, Haixia Guan and Zhongyan Shan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:468

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Prenatal diagnosis of fetal congenital heart disease (CHD) is becoming widely available but there is a lack of understanding on such expectant mothers’ experiences during pregnancy. This was the first study to...

    Authors: Yu-Mi Im, Tae-Jin Yun, Il-Young Yoo, Sanghee Kim, Juhye Jin and Sue Kim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:467

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