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  1. Exclusive breastmilk feeding during the delivery hospitalization, a Joint Commission indicator of perinatal care quality, is associated with longer-term breastfeeding success. Marked racial and ethnic disparit...

    Authors: Kimberly B. Glazer, Luciana Vieira, Ellerie Weber, Joanne Stone, Toni Stern, Angela Bianco, Brian Wagner, Sarah Nowlin, Siobhan M. Dolan, Elizabeth A. Howell and Teresa Janevic
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:225
  2. Antepartum depression is the most common mental health disorder in pregnancy and it is also a risk factor for adverse perinatal outcomes. Low and middle income countries like Nigeria bear a higher burden of an...

    Authors: Ikeola A. Adeoye, Abiodun Sogbesan and Oluyomi Esan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:219
  3. To evaluate the impact of interval between induction of spinal anesthesia to delivery of the fetus by elective cesarean section on umbilical arterial pH and neonatal outcome.

    Authors: Alaa S. Hassanin, Hazem F. El-Shahawy, Sherif Hanafi Hussain, Ahmed M. Bahaa Eldin, Marwa Mohammed Elhawary, Mohamed Elbakery and Mohammed S. E. Elsafty
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:216
  4. Optimal mode of birth for twins, in particular monochorionic twins, has been the subject of much debate. This retrospective study compared maternal and newborn outcomes after vaginal birth in monochorionic and...

    Authors: Lena Wandel, Harald Abele, Jan Pauluschke-Fröhlich, Karl Oliver Kagan, Sara Brucker and Katharina Rall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:214
  5. Low maternal healthcare service utilization contributes to poor maternal and newborn health outcomes in rural Ethiopia. 'Motivational factors influence women's intention to perform a specific health behavior, ...

    Authors: Birhan Tsegaw Taye, Azmeraw Ambachew Kebede and Kindu Yinges Wondie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:213
  6. Women who survive severe obstetric complications (SOC) have health and well-being issues even up to 1 year postpartum and have challenges in their quality-of-life (QoL). However, little is known about their pr...

    Authors: Ruby Elikem Afi Amegavluie, Mary Ani-Amponsah and Florence Naab
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:212
  7. In many countries, vaginal breech labor at term is an option in selected cases. However, the safety of vaginal breech labor in preterm is still unclear. Therefore our study aimed to evaluate the safety of vagi...

    Authors: Anna Toijonen, Seppo Heinonen, Mika Gissler and Georg Macharey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:211
  8. During the perinatal period (including pregnancy and up to 12 months after childbirth), expectant and new mothers are at an elevated risk of developing depression. Inadequate knowledge about perinatal depressi...

    Authors: Madison P. Hardman, Kristin A. Reynolds, Sarah K. Petty, Teaghan A. M. Pryor, Shayna K. Pierce, Matthew T. Bernstein and Patricia Furer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:209
  9. Pregnant and breastfeeding adolescents and young women living with HIV (AYWLH) have lower retention in prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services compared to older women.

    Authors: Chloe A. Teasdale, Judith Odondi, Catherine Kidiga, Michelle Choy, Ruby Fayorsey, Bernadette Ngeno, Boniface Ochanda, Agnes Langat, Catherine Ngugi, Tegan Callahan, Surbhi Modi, Mark Hawken, Doris Odera and Elaine J. Abrams
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:208
  10. The incidence of vulvar cancer (VC) in pregnancy is unknown due to its rarity; between 1955 and 2014 only 36 case reports were reported worldwide. Underreporting may also be a contributing factor to the unknow...

    Authors: Andreas Suhartoyo Winarno, Tanja Natascha Fehm and Monika Hampl
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:207
  11. Maternal mortality has a significant global impact, especially in low-resource settings. Little prior research has been conducted on the potential effects of poor maternal outcomes on the personal and professi...

    Authors: Anna Stabnick, Michael Yeboah, Johnny Arthur-Komeh, Frank Ankobea, Cheryl A. Moyer and Emma R. Lawrence
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:206
  12. Adolescent pregnancy is an important public health problem and a socio-economic challenge in diverse societies. As a tremendously important problem, this issue has caused major concerns, as it exposes adolesce...

    Authors: Somayyeh Naghizadeh and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:205
  13. Screening for maternal anogenital Group B streptococci (GBS) colonization in pregnancy with initiation of intravenous intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis as indicated has led to a significant reduction in the i...

    Authors: Hugh C. G. Nadeau, Courtney Bisson, Xi Chen, Yan D. Zhao, Marvin Williams and Rodney K. Edwards
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:204
  14. Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are associated with pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia can have systemic manifestations, such as ascites. Lupus peritonitis, a rare condition in patients with SLE, ca...

    Authors: Shunya Sugai, Kazuaki Suda, Kana Tamegai, Kazufumi Haino, Takeshi Nakatsue, Ichiei Narita, Takayuki Enomoto and Koji Nishijima
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:203
  15. Limited studies have used cervical shear wave elastography (SWE) as a tool to investigate the predictive effect of cervical changes on preterm delivery (PTD) in twin pregnancy. This study is aimed to predict t...

    Authors: Jimei Sun, Nan Li, Wei Jian, Dingya Cao, Junying Yang and Min Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:202
  16. Objective to assess the value of preoperative tranexamic acid (TXA) in reduction of intraoperative and postoperative blood loss in high-risk cesarean delivery (CD).

    Authors: Mohamed A. Shalaby, Ahmed M. Maged, Amira Al-Asmar, Mohamed El Mahy, Maged Al-Mohamady and Nancy Mohamed Ali Rund
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:201
  17. 0PN zygotes have a low cleavage rate, and the clinical outcomes of cleavage-stage embryo transfers are unsatisfactory. Blastocyst culturing is used to screen 0PN embryos, but whether the cell number of 0PN emb...

    Authors: Chen Chen, Wenzhi Li, Mingru Yin, Menghui Li, Ling Wu, Jiqiang Si, Leiwen Zhao, Bin Li, Zheng Yan and Qifeng Lyu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:200
  18. Women with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) have higher birth weight infants, while those with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe manifestation of NVP, have lower birth weight infants. We aimed to investig...

    Authors: Naho Morisaki, Chie Nagata, Seiichi Morokuma, Kazushige Nakahara, Kiyoko Kato, Masafumi Sanefuji, Eiji Shibata, Mayumi Tsuji, Masayuki Shimono, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Shouichi Ohga and Koichi Kusuhara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:199
  19. Abusive and disrespectful treatment of women during childbirth is a critical global issue that threatens women’s sexual rights and reproductive rights and access to quality maternal care. This phenomenon has ...

    Authors: Emily Gaffney Gleason, Jennifer Marcela López Ríos, Diana Patricia Molina Berrío and Cristina Mejía Merino
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:197
  20. Ethiopia is a low-income country located in the horn of Africa’s sub-Saharan region, with very high incidences of maternal and neonatal mortality. Quality antenatal care improves perinatal health outcomes. The...

    Authors: Mesele Damte Argaw, Hailemariam Segni Abawollo, Zergu Taffesse Tsegaye, Ismael Ali Beshir, Heran Demissie Damte, Birhan Tenaw Mengesha, Zenawork Kassa Gebremedhin, Atrie Fekadu Heyi, Asfaw Adugna Guteta, Tsega Teferi Mamo, Amare Assefa Anara, Zelalem Yilma Emiru, Feyisa Serbessa Yadeta, Almaz Bekele Wami, Mengistu Asnake Kibret and Binyam Fekadu Desta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:196
  21. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is common in South East Asia, occurring at relatively lean Body Mass Index (BMI). Outside pregnancy, cardiometabolic risks increase at lower BMI in Asian populations, justif...

    Authors: Serena Yue, Vu Thai Kim Thi, Le Phuong Dung, Bui Thi Hong Nhu, Evelyne Kestelyn, Dang Trong Thuan, Le Quang Thanh and Jane E Hirst
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:195
  22. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during pregnancy may increase the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. STI syndromic management is standard of care in South Africa but has its limitations. We evaluated t...

    Authors: Dorothy C. Nyemba, Remco P. H. Peters, Andrew Medina-Marino, Jeffrey D. Klausner, Phuti Ngwepe, Landon Myer, Leigh F. Johnson and Dvora L. Joseph Davey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:194
  23. Prevalence of perinatal depression is high in Rwanda and has been found to be associated with the quality of relationship with partner. This study extends this work to examine the relationship between antenata...

    Authors: Marie Providence Umuziga, Darius Gishoma, Michaela Hynie and Laetitia Nyirazinyoye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:193
  24. According to global estimates for 2017, nearly 295,000 maternal deaths occurred worldwide. Thus, approximately 810 women die every day due to pregnancy-related complications. This burden of maternal deaths in ...

    Authors: Afreen Sadia, Shafaq Mahmood, Farnaz Naqvi, Seemab Naqvi, Zahid Soomro and Sarah Saleem
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:192
  25. The COVID-19 social restrictions have increased the risk for depression compared to the previous period in Italian women with Low-Risk Pregnancy (LRP). lLess is known about the impact of COVID-19 restrictions ...

    Authors: Martina Smorti, Angelo Gemignani, Lucia Bonassi, Giulia Mauri, Alessia Carducci and Chiara Ionio
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:191
  26. Abnormal levels of maternal biochemical markers used in multiple marker aneuploidy screening have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study aims to assess if a combination of maternal charact...

    Authors: Tianhua Huang, H. Melanie Bedford, Shamim Rashid, Evasha Rasasakaram, Megan Priston, Ellen Mak-Tam, Clare Gibbons, Wendy S. Meschino, Howard Cuckle and Elad Mei-Dan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:190
  27. Antenatal depression (AD) is common in pregnant women and is associated with adverse outcomes for the mother, fetus, infant and child. The influencing factors of AD among pregnant women have been studied; howe...

    Authors: Zhonglan Chen, Youping Li, Juan Chen and Xiujing Guo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:188
  28. Early-onset preeclampsia (EO-PE) and late-onset preeclampsia (LO-PE) are different subtypes of preeclampsia. We conducted this study to analyze the similarities and differences in the clinical features and pre...

    Authors: Boya Li and Huixia Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:186
  29. The rise of Cesarean Sections (CS) is a global concern. In Iran, the rate of CS increased from 40.7% in 2005 to 53% in 2014. This figure is even higher in the private sector.

    Authors: Maryam Pourshirazi, Mohammad Heidarzadeh, Mahshid Taheri, Habibollah Esmaily, Farah Babaey, Nasrin Talkhi and Leila Gholizadeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:185
  30. Our objective was to investigate the existence of an optimal period for oocyte retrieval in regards to the clinical pregnancy occurrence after the administration of recombinant human chorionic gonadotropin (rh...

    Authors: Mhd Jawad Al Rahwanji, Homam Abouras, Mhd Said Shammout, Ray Altalla, Reem Al Sakaan, Nawras Alhalabi and Marwan Alhalabi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:184
  31. Although breastfeeding is one of the top priorities for public health in China, the rate of breastfeeding is still low and a large number of women do not initiate breastfeeding due to various reasons. Hence, t...

    Authors: Yang Fei, Ze-Yu Zhang, Wen-Ning Fu, Li Wang and Jing Mao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:183
  32. Serpentine-like syndrome (SLS) is a rare foetal abnormality, characterized by brachioesophagus, secondary intrathoracic stomach and vertebral deformity. Herein, we report a case of SLS diagnosed based on imagi...

    Authors: Shijing Song, Jingjing Wang, Jijing Han, Yinghua Xuan, Wenxue Zhi and Qingqing Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:181
  33. Identifying women with perinatal anxiety is important in order to provide timely support and prevent adverse outcomes. Self-report instruments are commonly used in maternity settings. An alternative is to ask ...

    Authors: Gracia Fellmeth, Siân Harrison, Jenny McNeill, Fiona Lynn, Maggie Redshaw and Fiona Alderdice
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:180
  34. Anemia in pregnancy is an important global public health problem. It is estimated that 38% of pregnant women worldwide are anemic. In Africa, literature from observational studies show 20% of maternal deaths a...

    Authors: Josaphat Byamugisha, Nancy Adero, Tusuubira S. Kiwanuka, Christine K. Nalwadda, Peter Ntuyo, Imelda Namagembe, Evelyn Nabunya, Emily Nakirijja, Robert Mwadime-Ngolo, David Christopher Mukasa and Sam Ononge
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:179
  35. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a useful drug for prevention of PPH and merits evaluation in Nigeria, where PPH is the lead...

    Authors: Francis Nwabueze Igboke, Vitus Okwuchukwu Obi, Benedict Ikechukwu Dimejesi and Lucky Osaheni Lawani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:178
  36. The aim of the present study was to clarify fetal heart rate (FHR) evolution patterns in infants with cerebral palsy (CP) according to different types of umbilical cord complications.

    Authors: Junichi Hasegawa, Masahiro Nakao, Tomoaki Ikeda, Satoshi Toyokawa, Emi Jojima, Shoji Satoh, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Nanako Tamiya, Akihito Nakai, Keiya Fujimori, Tsugio Maeda, Satoru Takeda, Hideaki Suzuki, Shigeru Ueda, Mitsutoshi Iwashita and Tsuyomu Ikenoue
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:177
  37. Induction of labor is a process of artificially initiating labor to attain vaginal birth. Despite its vital role in the reduction of maternal mortality, the failure rate of induction and its contributing facto...

    Authors: Tsion Tadesse, Nega Assefa, Hirbo Shore Roba and Yohannes Baye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:175
  38. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as impaired glucose tolerance in pregnancy and without a history of diabetes mellitus. While there are limited metabolomic studies involving advanced maternal age...

    Authors: Xiao-ling He, Xiao-jing Hu, Bai-yu Luo, Yin-Yin Xia, Ting Zhang, Richard Saffery, Jamie De Seymour, Zhen Zou, Ge Xu, Xue Zhao, Hong-bo Qi, Ting-Li Han, Hua Zhang and Philip N. Baker
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:174
  39. Finland has the world’s highest incidence of 62.5/100000 of diabetes mellitus type 1 (DM1) with approximately 400 (1%) DM1 pregnancies annually. Pregnancies complicated by DM1 are accompanied with increased ri...

    Authors: Heidi Kruit, Saara Mertsalmi and Leena Rahkonen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:173
  40. There is insufficient evidence regarding the impact of dual trigger on oocyte maturity and reproductive outcomes in high responders. Thus, we aimed to explore the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agoni...

    Authors: Yuxia He, Yan Tang, Shiping Chen, Jianqiao Liu and Haiying Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:172

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