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  1. Content type: Research

    The perinatal period, which we here define as pregnancy and the first year postpartum, is a time in women’s lives that involves significant physiological and psychosocial change and adjustment, including chang...

    Authors: Esmeralda R. Garcia and Ilona S. Yim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17(Suppl 2):347

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  2. Content type: Research

    Evidence suggests that gender-integrated interventions, which actively seek to identify and integrate activities that address the role of gender norms and dynamics, improve family planning (FP) and maternal he...

    Authors: Mahua Mandal, Arundati Muralidharan and Sara Pappa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17(Suppl 2):342

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  3. Content type: Research

    Despite increased recognition of the important influences of women’s status and empowerment on social and health outcomes for women and their families, there are few investigations that examine the extent to w...

    Authors: Jessica D. Gipson and Dawn M. Upchurch

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17(Suppl 2):348

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  4. Content type: Research

    Maternal mortality has declined significantly since 1990. While better access to emergency obstetrical care is partially responsible, women’s empowerment might also be a contributing factor. Gender equality co...

    Authors: Chiao-Wen Lan and Paula Tavrow

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17(Suppl 2):337

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  5. Content type: Research

    Globally, prematurity is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5. Many efforts have focused on clinical approaches to improve the survival of premature babies. There is a need, however, to ex...

    Authors: Patience A. Afulani, Molly Altman, Joseph Musana and May Sudhinaraset

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17(Suppl 2):338

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 17 Supplement 2

  6. Content type: Research article

    Intrauterine hematomas are a common pregnancy complication. The literature lacks studies about outcomes based on hematoma localization. Thus, we aimed to compare pregnancies complicated by an intraplacental he...

    Authors: Johannes Ott, Philipp Pecnik, Regina Promberger, Sophie Pils, Julia Binder and Kinga M. Chalubinski

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:366

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Recent World Health Organization recommendations recognize the important role Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) can play in supporting the health of women and newborns. This paper provides an analysis of key...

    Authors: Tina Miller and Helen Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:365

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have investigated physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) in relation to fasting (FG) and 2-h postprandial plasma glucose (2hPG) levels and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM); we invest...

    Authors: Natarajan Padmapriya, Jonathan Y. Bernard, Shen Liang, See Ling Loy, Shirong Cai, Iris Shen Zhe, Kenneth Kwek, Keith M. Godfrey, Peter D. Gluckman, Seang Mei Saw, Yap-Seng Chong, Jerry Kok Yen Chan and Falk Müller-Riemenschneider

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:364

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Fetal heart rate abnormalities (FHR) during and after external cephalic version (ECV) are relatively frequent. They may raise concern about fetal wellbeing. Only occasionally they may lead to an emergency cesa...

    Authors: Simone M. Kuppens, Ida Smailbegovic, Saskia Houterman, Ingrid de Leeuw and Tom H. Hasaart

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:363

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Antenatal care (ANC) is an important health service for women in developing countries, with numerous proven benefits. Global coverage of ANC has steadily increased over the past 30 years, in part due to increa...

    Authors: Erica Phillips, Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, Lesly Michaud, Gracia Lionel Fils Pierre, Francoise Vermeylen and David Pelletier

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:361

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Screening for, diagnosis and management of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is often performed in multidisciplinary collaboration. However, variation in screening methods, diagnosis and management of IUG...

    Authors: Viki Verfaille, Ank de Jonge, Lidwine Mokkink, Myrte Westerneng, Henriëtte van der Horst, Petra Jellema and Arie Franx

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:353

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Pregnancy is a time of altered metabolic functioning and maternal blood lipid profiles change to accommodate the developing fetus. While these changes are physiologically necessary, blood lipids concentrations...

    Authors: Aisling A. Geraghty, Goiuri Alberdi, Elizabeth J. O’Sullivan, Eileen C. O’Brien, Brenda Crosbie, Patrick J. Twomey and Fionnuala M. McAuliffe

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:360

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In contrast to other countries, Austria rarely offers alternative models to medical led-care. In an attempt to improve the facilities, a midwife-led care service was incorporated within the Department of Obste...

    Authors: Barbara Bodner-Adler, Oliver Kimberger, Julia Griebaum, Peter Husslein and Klaus Bodner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:357

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Maternal perception of decreased fetal movements and low awareness of fetal movements are associated with a negative birth outcome. Mindfetalness is a method developed for women to facilitate systematic observ...

    Authors: Anna Akselsson, Susanne Georgsson, Helena Lindgren, Karin Pettersson and Ingela Rådestad

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:359

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown that complaints after episiotomy repair depend on the method and material used for repair. The objective of our study was to determine which of two frequently used suture materials,...

    Authors: Roeland Odijk, Bernadette Hennipman, Melek Rousian, Khadija Madani, Marja Dijksterhuis, Jan Willem de Leeuw and Arjan van Hof

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:355

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Obesity during pregnancy is a serious health problem for women and their children. Despite the high prevalence of high body mass index (BMI) among women of reproductive age in high-income countries, there is i...

    Authors: Sara Holton, Christine East and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:351

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  17. Content type: Research article

    While several studies have demonstrated the increased risk of pregnancy complications for women of advanced age, few studies have focused on women with very advanced age (≥ 45), despite the increasing rate of ...

    Authors: Kohei Ogawa, Kevin Y. Urayama, Shinji Tanigaki, Haruhiko Sago, Shoji Sato, Shigeru Saito and Naho Morisaki

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:349

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  18. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to investigate the impact of a referral-based intervention in a prospective cohort of women disclosing intimate partner violence (IPV) on the prevalence of violence, and associated outcomes psychosoci...

    Authors: An-Sofie Van Parys, Ellen Deschepper, Kristien Roelens, Marleen Temmerman and Hans Verstraelen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:346

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Although midwives make clinical decisions that have an impact on the health and well-being of mothers and babies, little is known about how they make those decisions. Wide variation in intrapartum decisions to re...

    Authors: Darie O. A. Daemers, Evelien B. M. van Limbeek, Hennie A. A. Wijnen, Marianne J. Nieuwenhuijze and Raymond G. de Vries

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:345

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Cesarean delivery accounts for nearly one-third of all births in the U.S. and contributes to an additional $38 billion in healthcare costs each year. Although Cesarean delivery has a long record of improving m...

    Authors: Kandice A. Kapinos, Olga Yakusheva and Marianne Weiss

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:343

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  21. Content type: Debate

    Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a relatively new screen for congenital conditions – specifically, common fetal aneuploidies including Down Syndrome. The test is based on isolating freely circulating fr...

    Authors: Sara Filoche, Fiona Cram, Bev Lawton, Angela Beard and Peter Stone

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:344

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Caesarean delivery (CD) increases the risk of postpartum infection by 5 to 20 fold. Prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) is the goal of antibiotic prophylaxis. This study was carried out to assess the o...

    Authors: Chinta Annie Jyothirmayi, Ajay Halder, Bijesh Yadav, Santosh Thomas Samuel, Anil Kuruvilla and Ruby Jose

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:340

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