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  1. The Australian Carbohydrate Intolerance Study in Pregnant Women (ACHOIS) showed that treatment of pregnant women with mild gestational diabetes mellitus is beneficial for both women and their infants. It is st...

    Authors: Caroline A Crowther, William M Hague, Philippa F Middleton, Peter A Baghurst, Andrew J McPhee, Thach S Tran, Lisa N Yelland, Pat Ashwood, Shan Han, Jodie M Dodd and Jeffrey S Robinson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:106

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  2. Reducing maternal morbidity and mortality is a global priority which is particularly relevant to developing countries like Ethiopia. One of the key strategies for reducing maternal morbidity and mortality is i...

    Authors: Abdella Amano, Abebaw Gebeyehu and Zelalem Birhanu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:105

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Psychiatric disorders have been associated with sleep disorders in men and non-pregnant women, but little is known about sleep complaints and disorders among pregnant women with psychiatric disorders.

    Authors: Chunfang Qiu, Bizu Gelaye, Neway Fida and Michelle A Williams

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:104

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Excess gestational weight gain (GWG) can affect the immediate and long term health outcomes of mother and infant. Understanding health providers’ views, attitudes and practices around GWG is crucial to assist ...

    Authors: Jane C Willcox, Karen J Campbell, Paige van der Pligt, Elizabeth Hoban, Deborah Pidd and Shelley Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:102

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The purpose of the study was to evaluate intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC) of variables concerning personal characteristics, structure, outcome and process in the Brazilian Network for Surveillance of ...

    Authors: Samira M Haddad, Maria H Sousa, Jose G Cecatti, Mary A Parpinelli, Maria L Costa and Joao P Souza

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:101

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Advanced maternal age (AMA) is associated with several adverse pregnancy outcomes, hence these pregnancies are considered to be “high risk.” A review of the empirical literature suggests that it is not clear h...

    Authors: Hamideh Bayrampour, Maureen Heaman, Karen A Duncan and Suzanne Tough

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:100

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Gestational diabetes rates have increased dramatically in the past two decades and this pattern of increase appears to relate primarily to the obesity epidemic, older maternal age and migration from world area...

    Authors: Mary Carolan, Gurjeet K Gill and Cheryl Steele

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:99

    Content type: Research article

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  8. There is a debate about the cost-efficiency of methotrexate for the management of ectopic pregnancy (EP), especially for patients presenting with serum human chorionic gonadotrophin levels of >1500 IU/L. We hy...

    Authors: Daniel T Westaby, Olivia Wu, W Colin Duncan, Hilary OD Critchley, Stephen Tong and Andrew W Horne

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:98

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Maternal race/ethnicity, age, and socioeconomic status (SES) are important factors determining birth outcome. Previous studies have demonstrated that, teenagers, and mothers with advanced maternal age (AMA), a...

    Authors: Beatriz E de Jongh, Robert Locke, David A Paul and Matthew Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:97

    Content type: Research article

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  10. In high-income countries, great disparities exist in the organizational characteristics of maternity health services. In Finland, primary maternity care is provided at communal maternity health clinics (MHC). ...

    Authors: Miia Tuominen, Anne Kaljonen, Pia Ahonen and Päivi Rautava

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:96

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Instrumental deliveries are commonly performed in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with rates of 12 – 17% in most centres. Knowing the exact position of the fetal head is a pre-requisite for safe instrumental d...

    Authors: Deirdre J Murphy, Gerard Burke, Alan A Montgomery and Meenakshi Ramphul

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:95

    Content type: Study protocol

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  12. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) initiation in eligible HIV-infected pregnant women is an important intervention to promote maternal and child health. Increasing the duration of ART received before delivery plays ...

    Authors: Landon Myer, Rose Zulliger, Linda-Gail Bekker and Elaine Abrams

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:94

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Recent studies have identified HIV as a leading contributor to preterm delivery and its associated morbidity and mortality. However little or no information exists in our sub-region on this subject. Identifyin...

    Authors: Oliver C Ezechi, Agatha N David, Chidinma V Gab-Okafor, Harry Ohwodo, David A Oladele, Olufunto O Kalejaiye, Paschal M Ezeobi, Titilola A Gbajabiamila, Rosemary A Adu, Bamidele Oke, Zaidat A Musa, Sabdat O Ekama, Oluwafunke Ilesanmi, Olutosin Odubela, Esther O Somefun, Ebiere C Herbertson…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:93

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  14. Studies have demonstrated a higher risk of adverse outcomes among infants born or admitted during off-hours, as compared to office hours, leading to questions about quality of care provide during off-hours (we...

    Authors: Ronald Gijsen, Chantal WPM Hukkelhoven, C Maarten A Schipper, Uzor C Ogbu, Mieneke de Bruin-Kooistra and Gert P Westert

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:92

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Available data suggest that body dissatisfaction is common during pregnancy and may even be a precursor to post-natal depression. However, in order to accurately identify at-risk women, it is essential to firs...

    Authors: Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Helen Skouteris, Brittany Watson and Briony Hill

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:91

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Preterm-low birth weight delivery is a major cause of infant morbidity and mortality in sub Saharan Africa and has been linked to poor periodontal health during pregnancy. This study investigated predisposing ...

    Authors: Margaret Wandera, Anne N Åstrøm, Isaac Okullo and James K Tumwine

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:90

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  17. The absence of robust evidence of safety of medicines in pregnancy, particularly those for major diseases provided by public health programmes in developing countries, has resulted in cautious recommendations ...

    Authors: Ushma Mehta, Christine Clerk, Elizabeth Allen, Mackensie Yore, Esperança Sevene, Jan Singlovic, Max Petzold, Viviana Mangiaterra, Elizabeth Elefant, Frank M Sullivan, Lewis B Holmes and Melba Gomes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:89

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. There is evidence that traumatic birth experiences are associated with psychological impairments. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress symptoms and its obstet...

    Authors: Maryam Modarres, Sedigheh Afrasiabi, Parvin Rahnama and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:88

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The use of mother’s own breast milk during initial hospitalization has a positive impact not only in reducing potential serious neonatal morbidities but also contribute to improvements in neurodevelopmental outco...

    Authors: Elizabeth V Asztalos, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Orlando P daSilva, Alex Kiss, David C Knoppert and Shinya Ito

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:87

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  20. Maternal mortality among poor rural women in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is among the highest in Southeast Asia, in part because only 15% give birth at health facilities. This study explored...

    Authors: Vanphanom Sychareun, Visanou Hansana, Vatsana Somphet, Sisouvanh Xayavong, Alongkone Phengsavanh and Rebecca Popenoe

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:86

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Vaginal birth after Caesarean section (VBAC) is a relevant question for a large number of women due to the internationally rising Caesarean section (CS) rate. There is a great deal of research based on quantit...

    Authors: Ingela Lundgren, Cecily Begley, Mechthild M Gross and Terese Bondas

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:85

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Few studies have investigated the impact of sexual violence on health during pregnancy. We examined the association between sexual violence and the reporting of physical symptoms during pregnancy.

    Authors: Mirjam Lukasse, Lena Henriksen, Siri Vangen and Berit Schei

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:83

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  23. To determine whether patients with placenta previa who delivered preterm have an increased risk for recurrent spontaneous preterm birth.

    Authors: Offer Erez, Lena Novack, Vered Klaitman, Idit Erez-Weiss, Ruthy Beer-Weisel, Doron Dukler and Moshe Mazor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:82

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Diabetes is increasing in prevalence globally, notably amongst populations from low- and middle- income countries. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus(GDM), a precursor for type 2 diabetes, is increasing in line wit...

    Authors: Jane E Hirst, Thach Son Tran, My An T Do, Forsyth Rowena, Jonathan M Morris and Heather E Jeffery

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:81

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  25. After more than two decades of the Safe Motherhood Initiative and Millennium Development Goals aimed at reducing maternal mortality, women continue to die in childbirth at unacceptably high rates in Pakistan. ...

    Authors: Zubia Mumtaz, Sarah Salway, Laura Shanner, Shakila Zaman and Lory Laing

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:80

    Content type: Study protocol

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  26. Preterm birth is a global problem, with a prevalence of 8 to 12% depending on location. Several large trials and systematic reviews have shown progestogens to be effective in preventing or delaying preterm bir...

    Authors: Jane E Norman, Andrew Shennan, Phillip Bennett, Steven Thornton, Stephen Robson, Neil Marlow, John Norrie, Stavros Petrou, Neil Sebire, Tina Lavender and Sonia Whyte

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:79

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  27. Obstetrical interventions, including caesarean sections, are increasing in Canada. Canadian women’s psychological states, fatigue, and sleep have not been examined prospectively for contributions to obstetric ...

    Authors: Wendy A Hall, Kathrin Stoll, Eileen K Hutton and Helen Brown

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:78

    Content type: Research article

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  28. As discontinuation in in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs has been associated with a poor prognosis, one hypothesis is that some couple-specific predictive factors in IVF may be shared with opposite effect by b...

    Authors: Pénélope Troude, Sophie Ancelet, Juliette Guibert, Jean-Luc Pouly, Jean Bouyer and Elise de La Rochebrochard

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:77

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Good nutrition is essential for increasing survival rates of infants. This study explored infant feeding practices in a resource-poor setting and assessed implications for future interventions focused on impro...

    Authors: Raymond Akawire Aborigo, Cheryl A Moyer, Sarah Rominski, Philip Adongo, John Williams, Gideon Logonia, Gideon Affah, Abraham Hodgson and Cyril Engmann

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:76

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Perinatal research on anxiety and depression has primarily focused on mothers. We have limited knowledge of fathers’ anxiety during the perinatal period yet there is evidence that the parenting capacity of a p...

    Authors: Jenny Tohotoa, Bruce Maycock, Yvonne L Hauck, Satvinder Dhaliwal, Peter Howat, Sharyn Burns and Colin W Binns

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:75

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  31. Reduction of maternal mortality is a global priority particularly in developing countries including Ethiopia where maternal mortality ratio is one of the highest in the world. The key to reducing maternal mort...

    Authors: Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra, Fekadu Mazengia Alemu and Solomon Meseret Woldeyohannes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:74

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  32. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is a very important mode of HIV transmission for children. Well-functioning and accessible health facility and knowledge on mother to child transmission of HIV are a prerequ...

    Authors: Marelign Tilahun Malaju and Getu Degu Alene

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:73

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  33. Giant placental chorioangiomas have been associated with a number of severe fetal complications and high perinatal mortality.

    Authors: Lutgardo García-Díaz, Práxedes Carreto, Susana Costa-Pereira and Guillermo Antiñolo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:72

    Content type: Case report

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  34. The costs of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) screening have been frequently reported, but total GDM-related health care costs compared to the health care costs of women without GDM have not been reported. ...

    Authors: Päivi Kolu, Jani Raitanen, Pekka Rissanen and Riitta Luoto

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:71

    Content type: Research article

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