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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Following 14 years of civil war in Liberia, war exposure, gender-based violence, and extreme poverty have been identified as key challenges affecting the mental and sexual health of young pregnant women and th...

    Authors: Tamora A. Callands, Kandyce Hylick, Alethea Desrosiers, Shantesica M. Gilliam, Erica N. Taylor, Josalin J. Hunter and Nathan B. Hansen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:196
  32. Timely access to essential obstetric and gynecologic healthcare is an effective method for improving maternal and neonatal outcomes; however, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted pregnancy care globally. In this glo...

    Authors: Imelda K. Moise, Nicole Ivanova, Cyril Wilson, Sigmond Wilson, Hikabasa Halwindi and Vera M. Spika
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:195
  33. Low birth weight (LBW) is associated with infant mortality and postpartum health complications. In previous studies, overall LBW has been found to be significantly associated with several sociodemographic fact...

    Authors: Aiggan Tamene, Aklilu Habte, Mihretu Tagesse, Zablon Wale Sewalem and Abel Afework
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:194
  34. The current detection of fetal chromosomal abnormalities by non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) mainly relies on the cell free DNA(cfDNA) in the maternal blood. However, a gestational age of less than 12 week...

    Authors: Xiaoke Yang, Liuyezi Du, Yue Li, Lin Liang, Linlin Ma and Shaowei Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:193
  35. Evidence shows that most women in Ghana do not meet the minimum 8-contact model for antenatal care as recommended by WHO with only 31.2%-41.9% of them meeting the recommendation. To the best of our knowledge, ...

    Authors: Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Ebenezer N. K. Boateng, Kenneth Setorwu Adde, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Michelle L. Munro-Kramer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:192
  36. Childbearing women face the problem of managing spontaneous onset of labour without professional support. It is their responsibility to diagnose and react to early labour and subsequently recognise the right t...

    Authors: Antonia N. Mueller and Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:191
  37. Bacterial contamination may cause loss of or damage to cultured oocytes or embryos, resulting in the lack of transplantable embryos during IVF embryo culture. However, there are few reports about IVF embryo co...

    Authors: Tingting Zheng, Qinhua Li, Ningjing Chen, Peiyao Du and Hong Ye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:190
  38. Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP) with a high risk of death is extremely harmful to mother and fetus. There are few models specifically designed to assess the severity of APIP. Our study aimed to establis...

    Authors: Wenyan Liao, Guangwei Tao, Guodong Chen, Jun He, Chunfen Yang, Xiaohua Lei, Shuo Qi, Jiafeng Hou, Yi Xie, Can Feng, Xinmiao Jiang, Xin Deng and Chengming Ding
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:189
  39. Maternal obesity is the most common medical condition among women of reproductive age worldwide. The pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain have been suggested to be associated with maternal...

    Authors: Xuan Zhou, Lin Rao, Dongjian Yang, Tong Wang, Hong Li and Zhiwei Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:188
  40. Prenatal primary nursing care contributes to improving the health outcomes of mothers and unborn babies. Some pregnant women in contexts of vulnerability experience prenatal nursing care in a positive way, whi...

    Authors: Émilie Hudon, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Édith Ellefsen, Jérémie Beaudin and Catherine Hudon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:187
  41. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) incidence and adverse outcomes have increased globally. The validity of the oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) for GDM diagnosis has long been questioned, with no suitable s...

    Authors: Daria Di Filippo, Amanda Henry, Chloe Bell, Sarah Haynes, Melissa Han Yiin Chang, Justine Darling and Alec Welsh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:186
  42. Young mothers aged 15 to 24 years are particularly at higher risk of adverse health outcomes during childbirth. Delivery in health facilities by skilled birth attendants can help reduce this risk and lower mat...

    Authors: Tope Olubodun, Semiu Adebayo Rahman, Oluwakemi Ololade Odukoya, Ifeoma P. Okafor and Mobolanle Rasheedat Balogun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:185
  43. Hypertension disorders are relatively common in pregnant women and often persist in the postpartum period. Few studies are available regarding the self-management of postpartum hypertension via the eHealth sys...

    Authors: Chung-Wei Chang, Yi-Jing Tsai, Yu-Yun Hsu and Ting-Wei Hou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:184
  44. Advances in reproductive health technologies such as noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) are changing the landscape of prenatal care and maternal health. NIPT, made clinically available in the United States (U...

    Authors: Shameka P. Thomas, Madison A. Keller, Tiara Ranson and Rachele E. Willard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:183
  45. Abnormal cardiotocogram (CTG) tracing may appear after induction of neuraxial labor analgesia. Non-reassuring fetal status (NRFS) indicated by severely abnormal tracings, such as prolonged deceleration (PD) or...

    Authors: Shoko Okahara, Rie Inoue, Yumi Katakura, Hitomi Nagao, Saori Yamamoto, Shuko Nojiri, Jun Takeda, Atsuo Itakura and Hiroyuki Sumikura
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:182
  46. The experience of HIV stigma during intrapartum care can impact women’s trust in the health care system and undermine their long-term commitment to HIV care engagement. Delivery of respectful maternity care (R...

    Authors: Melissa H. Watt, Linda M. Minja, Mariam Barabara, Pendo Mlay, Maya J. Stephens, Gaudensia Olomi, Janeth Mlay, Virginie Marchand, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Olivia R. Hanson and Susanna R. Cohen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:181
  47. Despite increasing use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) and continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII, insulin pumps) in type 1 diabetes (T1D) in pregnancy, achieving recommended pregnancy glycaemic...

    Authors: Kaat Beunen, Nancy Van Wilder, Dominique Ballaux, Gerd Vanhaverbeke, Youri Taes, Xavier-Philippe Aers, Frank Nobels, Joke Marlier, Dahae Lee, Joke Cuypers, Vanessa Preumont, Sarah E. Siegelaar, Rebecca C. Painter, Annouschka Laenen, Pieter Gillard, Chantal Mathieu…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:180
  48. The COVID-19 pandemic affected almost all healthcare services in Indonesia, including antenatal care (ANC). Pregnant women were a vulnerable group during the pandemic since the Indonesian government’s policies...

    Authors: Mekar Dwi Anggraeni, Rahmi Setiyani, Endang Triyanto, Asep Iskandar, Desiyani Nani and Amin Fatoni
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:179
  49. The experience of expectant parenthood is commensurate of relative angst and nervousness albeit one of overall excitement and joy. However, when the pregnancy is regarded as high-risk, this experience changes ...

    Authors: Kyle Jackson, Erika Erasmus and Ntobizodwa Mabanga
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:168

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