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  1. The cesarean delivery (CD) rate has been increasing globally. Trial of labor after cesarean delivery (TOLAC) has been used as a key method for the reduction of the CD rate. Little is known, however, about the ...

    Authors: Yulian Li, Lizi Zhang, Lijun Huang, Yingyu Liang, Jingsi Chen, Shilei Bi, Weinan Deng, Lin Lin, Xiaoyi Wang, Luwen Ren, Shanshan Zeng, Minshan Huang, Baoying Huang, Yijian Zhang, Sushan Xie, Lili Du…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:543
  2. In reproductive medicine, vitamin D (VitD) is of particular interest because its deficiency has been linked to various infertility issues. Thus, preconception care, including appropriate VitD supplementation, ...

    Authors: Hyo Kyozuka, Tsuyoshi Murata, Toma Fukuda, Karin Imaizumi, Akiko Yamaguchi, Shun Yasuda, Daisuke Suzuki, Akiko Sato, Yuka Ogata, Mitsuaki Hosoya, Seiji Yasumura, Koichi Hashimoto, Hidekazu Nishigori and Keiya Fujimori
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:542
  3. Genito-urinary fistulas may occur as complications of obstetric surgery. Location and circumstances can indicate iatrogenic origin as opposed to pressure necrosis following prolonged, obstructed labor.

    Authors: Carrie J. Ngongo, Thomas J. I. P. Raassen, Marietta Mahendeka, Ladeisha Lombard and Jos van Roosmalen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:541
  4. Our previous studies have suggested that the first trimester fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and is a predictor of GDM. The aim of the present study wa...

    Authors: Jia-Ning Tong, Yi-Xuan Chen, Xiao-Nian Guan, Kan Liu, Ai-Qi Yin, Hua-Fan Zhang, Lin-Lin Wu and Jian-Min Niu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:540
  5. Perinatal complications are common burdens for neonates born from mother with pPROM. Physicians and parents sometimes need to make critical decisions about neonatal care with short- and long-term implications ...

    Authors: Lu Zhuang, Zhan-Kui Li, Yuan-Fang Zhu, Rong Ju, Shao-Dong Hua, Chun-Zhi Yu, Xing Li, Yan-Ping Zhang, Lei Li, Yan Yu, Wen Zeng, Jie Cui, Xin-Yu Chen, Jing-Ya Peng, Ting Li and Zhi-Chun Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:538
  6. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed profound challenges for pregnant patients and their families. Studies conducted early in the pandemic found that pregnant individuals reported increased mental health concerns i...

    Authors: Grayson B. Ashby, Kirsten A. Riggan, Lily Huang, Vanessa E. Torbenson, Margaret E. Long, Myra J. Wick, Megan A. Allyse and Enid Y. Rivera-Chiauzzi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:537
  7. Tailoring an intervention to the needs and wishes of pregnant women in vulnerable situations (e.g., socioeconomic disadvantages) can reduce the risk of adverse outcomes and empower these women. A relatively hi...

    Authors: Esther I. Feijen-de Jong, Maria Dalmaijer, Relinde A. van der Stouwe, Danielle E. M. C. Jansen and J. Catja Warmelink
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:536
  8. Cases of uterine wall thinning and placental abnormalities complicated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during pregnancy have been reported in Asian countries for ten years. Long-term steroid use can ca...

    Authors: Tomohiro Mitoma, Kei Hayata, Satomi Yokohata, Akiko Ohira, Chiaki Kashino, Satoe Kirino, Kazumasa Tani, Jota Maki, Eriko Eto and Hisashi Masuyama
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:535
  9. Pregnancy induces cognitive reorganization which can lead to mental disorders. The aim of this study is to determine differences in cognitive scores, short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) and related metabolites bet...

    Authors: Huijuan Luo, Wengxiang Li, Lulu Wu, Shuming Zhong, Chengrong Du, Yimeng Liu, Yating Xu, Xinyu Huang, Awol Hanan Bahru, Xiaomei Tang, Juan Zhou, Dongju Wang, Xiangying Lou, Xuefan Bin and Xiaomin Xiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:533
  10. Despite international clinical guideline recommendations, implementation of Bayes-theorem based preeclampsia risk prediction model in first trimester among Chinese women is limited. The aim of this study is to...

    Authors: Qiongjie Zhou, Jinghui Xu, Yu Xiong and Xiaotian Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:532
  11. This study aims to describe clinical findings and determine the medium-term survival of congenital zika syndrome (CZS) suspected cases.

    Authors: Enny S. Paixao, Laura C. Rodrigues, Maria da Conceição N. Costa, Rita de Cassia Oliveira de Carvalho-Sauer, Wanderson K. Oliveira, Luciana L. Cardim, Lavinia Schuler-Faccini, Roberto F. S. Andrade, Moreno S. Rodrigues, Elizabeth B. Brickley, Rafael V. Veiga, Larissa C. Costa, Eduardo H. Carmo, Liam Smeeth, Mauricio L. Barreto and Maria Gloria Teixeira
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:530
  12. The dominant model of childbirth in most Western countries is medicalized childbirth. Women's beliefs about whether childbirth should be a medicalized process to a greater or lesser degree may be related, in a...

    Authors: Maite Espinosa, Isabel Artieta-Pinedo, Carmen Paz-Pascual, Paola Bully-Garay and Arturo García-Álvarez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:529
  13. Treatment of closed tibial shaft fractures in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy is controversial. Since there are few case reports published in literature, there is no consensus on the appropriate management of thes...

    Authors: Attilio Basile, Laura Palmieri, Riccardo Lanzetti, Pasquale Sessa, Marco Spoliti, Alessio Giai Via and Gennaro Pipino
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:528
  14. It is worthwhile to identify women at risk of developing postpartum depression during pregnancy. This study aimed to determine the optimal time and cutoff score for antenatal screening for prediction of postpa...

    Authors: Akiko Tanuma-Takahashi, Tomohiro Tanemoto, Chie Nagata, Ryo Yokomizo, Akiko Konishi, Kenji Takehara, Tetsuo Ishikawa, Nozomu Yanaihara, Osamu Samura and Aikou Okamoto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:527
  15. To evaluate the differences in pregnancy outcomes between assisted reproductive technology (ART) patients and natural pregnant women in Shanghai, China in the past 6 years objectively. And to assess the feasib...

    Authors: Mulan He, Xiaoxi Sun, Chunfang Wang and Yilun Sui
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:526
  16. In prior work we observed differences in morphology features in placentas from an autism-enriched cohort as compared to those from a general population sample. Here we sought to examine whether these differenc...

    Authors: Caichen Zhong, Ruchit Shah, Juliette Rando, Bo Park, Theresa Girardi, Cheryl K. Walker, Lisa A. Croen, M. Daniele Fallin, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Brian K. Lee, Rebecca J. Schmidt, Heather E. Volk, Craig J. Newschaffer, Carolyn M. Salafia and Kristen Lyall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:525
  17. Despite significant government investments to improve birth outcomes in low and middle-income countries over the past several decades, stillbirth and neonatal mortality continue to be persistent public health ...

    Authors: Alka Dev
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:524
  18. Ethiopia has low skilled birth attendance rates coupled with low quality of care within health facilities contributing to one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, at 412 deaths per 10...

    Authors: Negalign B. Bayou, Liz Grant, Simon C. Riley and Elizabeth H. Bradley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:523
  19. Type 3 fibroids are a special subtype of intramural fibroids that are likely to affect the pregnancy outcomes of assisted reproductive techniques. Hysteroscopic resection is a treatment for type 3 fibroids, bu...

    Authors: Ying Han, Ruqiang Yao, Yinfeng Zhang, Zexin Yang, Haining Luo, XinYan Wang, Aijun Du, Yunshan Zhang and Yingjun Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:522
  20. Preeclampsia is a severe condition that annually affects about 3–8% of pregnancies worldwide. Preeclampsia is thereby one of the most common pregnancy complications for both mother and child. Despite that, the...

    Authors: Therése Hansson, Maria E. Andersson, Gerd Ahlström and Stefan R. Hansson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:521
  21. To compare the prognostic performance of biomarkers soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1), Placental Growth Factor (PIGF), and sFlt-1/PIGF ratio as continuous values or as a binary cut-off of 38 for pred...

    Authors: Meron M. Kifle, Prabin Dahal, Manu Vatish, Ana Sofia Cerdeira and Eric O. Ohuma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:520
  22. The World Health Organization recommends induction of labour (IOL) for low risk pregnancy from 41 + 0 gestational weeks (GW). Nevertheless, in Sri Lanka IOL at 40 GW is a common practice. This study compares m...

    Authors: Hemantha Senanayake, Ilaria Mariani, Emanuelle Pessa Valente, Monica Piccoli, Benedetta Armocida, Caterina Businelli, Mohamed Rishard, Benedetta Covi and Marzia Lazzerini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:518
  23. Social media plays an important role as a source for obtaining or sharing health information. It is frequently used as a resource by pregnant women who seek information and emotional support regarding their ph...

    Authors: Joo Yun Lee and Eunhee Lee
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:517
  24. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as glucose intolerance with onset during pregnancy. It is characterized by high risk of adverse outcomes for the mother and the foetus, if not adequately controll...

    Authors: Valentina Guarnotta, Gianluca Cuva, Maria Pia Imbergamo and Carla Giordano
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:516
  25. This study aims to assess delayed versus early umbilical cord clamping in preeclamptic mothers undergoing scheduled caesarean delivery regarding the maternal intra-operative blood loss and neonatal outcomes.

    Authors: Ahmed Rashwan, Ashraf Eldaly, Ahmed El-Harty, Moutaz Elsherbini, Mazen Abdel-Rasheed and Marwa M. Eid
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:515
  26. Due to the advancement of modern societies, the proportion of women who delay childbearing until or beyond 30 years has dramatically increased in the last three decades and has been linked with adverse materna...

    Authors: Hui Li, Nawsherwan, Cuifang Fan, Sumaira Mubarik, Ghulam Nabi and Yin Xiao Ping
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:514
  27. To assess if simulation-based training (SBT) of B-Lynch suture and uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) for the management of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) impacted provider attitudes, practice patterns, and patient ...

    Authors: Pooja S. Parameshwar, Katherine Bianco, Elizabeth B. Sherwin, Pamela K. Meza, Alisha Tolani, Paige Bates, Lillian Sie, Andrea Sofía López Enríquez, Diana E. Sanchez, Edgar R. Herrarte and Kay Daniels
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:513
  28. Over the years, an increasing trend of unnecessary caesarean section (c-section) deliveries has raised concerns in Bangladesh. So far, many studies have reported the risk factors of c-section delivery in Bangl...

    Authors: T. Muhammad, Shobhit Srivastava, Pradeep Kumar and Rashmi Rashmi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:512
  29. The COVID-19 pandemic is an ongoing global healthcare crisis that negatively affects pregnant women. Although patients with an acute infection during pregnancy have been widely studied, information regarding l...

    Authors: Rita Zlatkin, Sarah Dollinger, Chen Jacoby, Anat Shmueli, Shiri Barbash-Hazan, Rony Chen, Arnon Wiznitzer and Eran Hadar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:511
  30. Access to information is essential to achieving individual empowerment; meaning the ability to exercise control, manage one’s own condition and make informed decisions. However, studies have shown that informa...

    Authors: Beata Molin, Sofia Zwedberg, Anna-Karin Berger, Anna Sand and Susanne Georgsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:510
  31. Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) is associated with a multitude of maternal and fetal complications. Events related to its management have resulted in significant psychological morbidity, with lifelong conseque...

    Authors: Vindya Wijesinghe, Mohamed Rishard and Sriskanthan Srisanjeevan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:509
  32. Childbirth experience has been shown to depend on the mode of delivery. However, it is unclear how labour induction influences the childbirth experience in different modes of delivery. Thus, we assessed the ch...

    Authors: Johanna M. Joensuu, Hannu Saarijärvi, Hanna Rouhe, Mika Gissler, Veli-Matti Ulander, Seppo Heinonen, Paulus Torkki and Tomi S. Mikkola
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:508
  33. According to the World Health Organization about 2.6 million deaths were reported worldwide in 2015. More than 98% of stillbirths occur in developing countries. At present, the causes of many cases of stillbir...

    Authors: Haleh Soltanghoraee, Maziar Moradi-Lakeh, Narjes Khalili and Azadeh Soltani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:507
  34. To address the issue of high maternal mortality, the Government of Pakistan initiated a community midwifery program in 2006 to provide skilled birth attendance to women living in rural areas. Despite a large i...

    Authors: Bakhtawar M. Hanif Khowaja, Anam Shahil Feroz and Sarah Saleem
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:506
  35. This paper enumerates and characterizes latent classes of adverse childhood experiences and investigates how they relate to prenatal substance use (i.e., smoking, alcohol, and other drugs) and poor infant outc...

    Authors: Chad Lance Hemady, Lydia Gabriela Speyer, Aja Louise Murray, Ruth Harriet Brown, Franziska Meinck, Deborah Fry, Huyen Do, Siham Sikander, Bernadette Madrid, Asvini Fernando, Susan Walker, Michael Dunne, Sarah Foley, Claire Hughes, Joseph Osafo, Adriana Baban…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:505
  36. Preeclampsia, the main cause of maternal and perinatal deaths, is associated with several maternal complications and adverse perinatal outcomes. Some prediction models are uesd to evaluate adverse pregnancy ou...

    Authors: Jiangyuan Zheng, Li Zhang, Yang Zhou, Lin Xu, Zuyue Zhang and Yaling Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:504
  37. One of every four preterm neonates is born to a woman with sterile intra-amniotic inflammation (inflammatory process induced by alarmins); yet, this clinical condition still lacks treatment. Herein, we utilize...

    Authors: Jose Galaz, Roberto Romero, Marcia Arenas-Hernandez, Marcelo Farias-Jofre, Kenichiro Motomura, Zhenjie Liu, Naoki Kawahara, Catherine Demery-Poulos, Tzu Ning Liu, Justin Padron, Bogdan Panaitescu and Nardhy Gomez-Lopez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:503
  38. Placenta previa accreta is a life-threatening pregnancy complication, and reducing blood loss during operative treatment remains a major challenge. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of prophyl...

    Authors: Huifen Yin and Rong Hu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:502
  39. Reproductive tract infections can cause serious adverse outcomes for pregnant women such as spontaneous abortion and preterm birth. However, it is unclear whether maternal reproductive tract infection before p...

    Authors: Mengyao Zeng, Liu Yang, Yanyan Mao, Yang He, Min Li, Jun Liu, Qianxi Zhu, Liang Chen and Weijin Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:501
  40. Preeclampsia is a multisystem disorder characterized by an abnormal vascular response to placentation associated with increased systemic vascular resistance. As liver involvement is one of the main clinical fe...

    Authors: Sapir Nachshon, Eran Hadar, Ron Bardin, Shiri Barbash-Hazan, Adi Borovich, Marius Braun and Anat Shmueli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:500
  41. Postpartum hemorrhage is one of the leading causes of maternal deaths worldwide. Early recovery is a performance indicator and better health outcome of patients with postpartum hemorrhage. Therefore, this stud...

    Authors: Bekalu Kassie, Beker Ahmed and Genet Degu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:498
  42. Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is defined as an idiopathic cardiomyopathy occurring in the last month of pregnancy or the first 6 months postpartum without an identifiable cause. PPCM is suspected to be trig...

    Authors: Kwok-On Ng, Lok-Hi Chow, Chun-Chang Yeh, Eagle Yi-Kung Huang, Wei-Cheng Liu and Ping-Heng Tan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:497
  43. The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have issued the guidelines and recommendations on postpartum hemorrhage since 2010 and have been cond...

    Authors: Akihiko Ueda, Baku Nakakita, Yoshitsugu Chigusa, Haruta Mogami, Shosuke Ohtera, Genta Kato, Masaki Mandai and Eiji Kondoh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:496
  44. Some cultural scenarios in pregnancy and childbirth reinforce dysfunctional sexual beliefs that reverse changes in the couple's sexual life. The present study aimed to investigate the effect of education by se...

    Authors: Shirin Khoddam, Razieh Lotfi, Kourosh Kabir and Effat Merghati- Khoei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:495
  45. Potentially preventable complications are monitored as part of the Maryland Hospital Acquired Conditions Program and are used to adjust hospital reimbursement. Few studies have evaluated racial-ethnic disparit...

    Authors: Allison Lankford, Laura Roland, Christopher Jackson, Jonathan Chow, Ryan Keneally, Amanda Jackson, Rundell Douglas, Jeffrey Berger and Michael Mazzeffi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:494

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