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  1. Nut butter-based Ready to Use Supplemental Foods (RUSF) are an effective way to add nutrients and calories to diets of malnourished and food insecure populations. The RUSF formulations have been further modifi...

    Authors: Catherine Chunda-Liyoka, Mwansa Ketty Lubeya, Mercy Imakando, Sophia Kisling, Sonoor Majid, Mary S. Willis, Charles Wood, Chipepo Kankasa and Concetta C. DiRusso

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:93

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The provision of quality health services has been a global priority to reduce neonatal and maternal deaths. In Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), the coverage of institutional childbirth stayed at a l...

    Authors: Sayaka Horiuchi, Bounthanome Nakdouangma, Thipphaphone Khongsavat, Shogo Kubota and Kazue Yamaoka

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:89

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Newborn mortality in Oceania declined slower than other regions in the past 25 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) introduced the Early Essential Newborn Care program (EENC) in 2015 in Solomon Islands, ...

    Authors: Shidan Tosif, Anna Jatobatu, Anita Maepioh, Amy Gray, Howard Sobel, Priya Mannava and Trevor Duke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:84

    Content type: Research article

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  4. All non-sensitized Rhesus D (RhD)-negative pregnant women in Germany receive antenatal anti-D prophylaxis without knowledge of fetal RhD status. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) of cell-free fetal DNA in m...

    Authors: Britta Runkel, Gregor Bein, Wiebke Sieben, Dorothea Sow, Stephanie Polus and Daniel Fleer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:83

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Water requirements increases with gestational age. Insufficient water intake causes dehydration, which may adversely affect maternal health and birth outcomes. However, few related studies have been conducted....

    Authors: Na Zhang, Fan Zhang, Su Chen, Feng Han, Guotian Lin, Yufei Zhai, Hairong He, Jianfen Zhang and Guansheng Ma

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:82

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. The prevalence of both placenta previa and cesarean are on the rise. Multiple adverse outcomes are critically increased when placenta previa is subsequent to prior cesarean. The purpose of the present study is...

    Authors: Bin Liu, Songqing Deng, Meifang Lin, Yimin Chen, Jian Cai, Jianbo Yang, Jinxin Zhang, Jianjian Cui, Lixia Shen, Hongning Xie and Zilian Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:81

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Preeclampsia (PE) is a serious complication of pregnancy and one of the main causes of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in the world. Finding a biomarker with high sensitivity and specificity coul...

    Authors: Pooneh Nikuei, Minoo Rajaei, Nasibeh Roozbeh, Fatemeh Mohseni, Fatemeh Poordarvishi, Mohsen Azad and Solmaz Haidari

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:80

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) - a transitory form of diabetes induced by pregnancy - has potentially important short and long-term health consequences for both the mother and her baby. There is no global...

    Authors: Louise Craig, Rebecca Sims, Paul Glasziou and Rae Thomas

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:76

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Evidenced-based practice is a key component of quality care. However, studies in the Philippines have identified gaps between evidence and actual maternity practices. This study aims to describe the practice o...

    Authors: Chisato Masuda, Shirley Kristine Ferolin, Ken Masuda, Chris Smith and Mitsuaki Matsui

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:78

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Hospital admission during pregnancy complications is considered to be an event of significant impact. Besides conventional in-clinic maternal and fetal monitoring, recent technologies enable home-based telemon...

    Authors: J. F. M. van den Heuvel, C. J. Teunis, A. Franx, N. M. T. H. Crombag and M. N. Bekker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:77

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Stillbirths bring grief to both mother and family but have been underreported in Cameroon. We aimed at determining the stillbirth rates and associated risk factors in the Buea Regional Hospital (BRH) and the L...

    Authors: Thomas Obinchemti Egbe, Edwin Nkwelle Ewane and Nicholas Tendongfor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:75

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Overweight and gestational diabetes are risk factors for pregnancy complications. We hypothesized that the metabolic impact of overweight on pregnancy outcome, would be different if it was combined with a pred...

    Authors: Ulrika Moll, Håkan Olsson and Mona Landin-Olsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:74

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Gestational diabetes mellitus is a leading medical condition woman encounter during pregnancy with serious short- and long-term consequences for maternal morbidity. However, limited evidence was available on p...

    Authors: Achenef Asmamaw Muche, Oladapo O. Olayemi and Yigzaw Kebede Gete

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:73

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness interventions have a significant role in the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality risk. Inadequacy of birth and emergency preparedness were depicted as one...

    Authors: Fikru Letose, Bitiya Admassu and Gurmesa Tura

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:72

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Salpingectomy-associated uterine rupture during intrauterine pregnancy is rare in the clinic. We report a case of pregnancy with bilateral rupture of the uterine horns after bilateral salpingectomy.

    Authors: Jinhua Dong, Yunfei Cao, Qiang Ma, Lili Xue and Weiying Zhu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:71

    Content type: Case report

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  16. An aberrant composition of the salivary microbiota has been found in individuals with type 2 diabetes, and in pregnant women salivary microbiota composition has been associated with preeclampsia and pre-term b...

    Authors: Mie K. W. Crusell, Lærke R. Brink, Trine Nielsen, Kristine H. Allin, Torben Hansen, Peter Damm, Jeannet Lauenborg, Tue H. Hansen and Oluf Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:69

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Perinatal depression and anxiety are increasingly recognized as important public health issues in low and middle-income countries such as Rwanda and may have negative consequences for both mothers and their in...

    Authors: Marie Providence Umuziga, Oluyinka Adejumo and Michaela Hynie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:68

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  18. Guidelines regarding management of prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) at term vary between immediate induction and expectant management. A long interval between PROM and delivery increases the risk for perin...

    Authors: Maren Mynarek, Solveig Bjellmo, Stian Lydersen, Kristin Melheim Strand, Jan Egil Afset, Guro L. Andersen and Torstein Vik

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:67

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  19. Women with preeclampsia (PE) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at increased risk for later cardiovascular disease, and lifestyle measures are recommended to prevent subsequent disease. Partner suppor...

    Authors: Ingfrid Almli, Hege S. Haugdahl, Heidi L. Sandsæter, Janet W. Rich-Edwards and Julie Horn

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:66

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Rising caesarean section rates is a concern worldwide. This study aimed to use Robson’s ten group classification to identify which groups of women were contributing most to the rising caesarean section rates i...

    Authors: Shamala Devi Karalasingam, Ravichandran Jeganathan, Ravindran Jegasothy and Daniel D. Reidpath

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:64

    Content type: Research article

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  21. An antifibrinolytic agent that blocks lysine-binding sites on plasminogen molecules, tranexamic acid reduces bleeding-related mortality in women with postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), especially administered fairly...

    Authors: Loïc Sentilhes, Valérie Daniel and Catherine Deneux-Tharaux

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:63

    Content type: Study protocol

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  22. Physical activity (PA) tends to decline during pregnancy, and remains low in the early postpartum period, despite the known physical and psychological benefits. This study aimed to explore: (1) women’s experie...

    Authors: Amy Findley, Debbie M. Smith, Kathryn Hesketh and Chris Keyworth

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:54

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Preventable maternal mortality remains a huge burden more especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The involvement of male partner during pregnancy and its complication helps an expectant mother to make timely decisi...

    Authors: Kebreab Paulos, Nefsu Awoke, Bazie Mekonnen and Aseb Arba

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:62

    Content type: Research article

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  24. While many risk factors for preeclampsia, such as increased body mass index, advanced maternal age, chronic hypertension, diabetes, are now established in clinical practice, maternal lipid profile has not been...

    Authors: Thushari I. Alahakoon, Heather J. Medbury, Helen Williams and Vincent W. Lee

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:61

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Advanced maternal age generally denotes age after 35 years during the time of delivery. Despite the fact that being pregnant at any reproductive age is not risk-free, older gravidity usually culminates with ad...

    Authors: Mihret-ab Mehari, Hayat Maeruf, Carmen C. Robles, Solomon Woldemariam, Tesfay Adhena, Mussie Mulugeta, Abera Haftu, Hadgay Hagose and Henok Kumsa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The World Health Organization recommends initiation of breastfeeding within 1 hour of birth and exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months of age. Infant feeding practices, including suboptimal breastfeeding pract...

    Authors: Dinesh Dharel, Ranjan Dhungana, Sushma Basnet, Swotantra Gautam, Animesh Dhungana, Rajesh Dudani and Asmita Bhattarai

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:59

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Although women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)-related sub-fertility are high responders to controlled ovarian stimulation, it is difficult to obtain mature oocytes in these women. Therefore, in vitro ...

    Authors: Kuniaki Ota, Toshifumi Takahashi, Mikiko Katagiri, Ryu Matsuoka, Akihiko Sekizawa, Hideki Mizunuma and Hiroaki Yoshida

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:57

    Content type: Case report

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  28. Women with spinal cord injuries (SCI) represent a high risk population during pregnancy with comparatively few studies in the literature regarding their management and pregnancy outcomes, due to the relative r...

    Authors: Katherine Robertson, Rehana Dawood and Felicity Ashworth

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:56

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The mode of delivery influences breastfeeding practices. High rates of caesarean section and low breastfeeding rates are important public health concerns for all developing countries. This study aimed to deter...

    Authors: Nüket Paksoy Erbaydar and Tuğrul Erbaydar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:55

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a growing global epidemic. Our study aims to confirm the association between circulatory coiled-coil domain-containing 80 (CCDC80) in pregnant women with GDM, to investig...

    Authors: Lei Liu, Jiajin Hu, Ningning Wang, Yang Liu, Xiaotong Wei, Ming Gao, Yanan Ma and Deliang Wen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:53

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  31. Maternal smoking during pregnancy remains a public health concern in the United States (US). We examined whether the prevalence of smoking during pregnancy decreased between 2010 and 2017 and how trends differ...

    Authors: Sunday Azagba, Lauren Manzione, Lingpeng Shan and Jessica King

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:52

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  32. Migration to another country has a potential influence on breastfeeding practices. A significant difference in breastfeeding rates between Irish nationals and non-nationals has been reported. This study was co...

    Authors: Qianling Zhou, Katherine M. Younger, Tanya M. Cassidy, Wenyi Wang and John M. Kearney

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:51

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  33. Pregnancy complicated with adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a sporadic syndrome that is characterized by hypertension, uncontrolled hypokalemia, severe heart failure, premature delivery and other adverse effe...

    Authors: Yuanli Zhang, Zeng Yuan, Chunping Qiu, Shuyi Li, Shiqian Zhang and Yan Fang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:50

    Content type: Case report

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  34. Partograph is cost effective and affordable tool designed to provide a continuous pictorial overview and labour progress used to prevent prolonged and obstructed labour. It consists of key information about pr...

    Authors: Azeb Abrham Hagos, Eshetu Cherinet Teka and Genet Degu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:49

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  35. In resource-limited settings, childbirth remains a matter of life and death. High levels of childbirth fear in primigravid women are inevitable. To date, few studies have explored interventions to reduce child...

    Authors: Berlington M. J. Munkhondya, Tiwonge Ethel Munkhondya, Ellen Chirwa and Honghong Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:48

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  36. Pregnancy is an important period to promote healthy behaviors, prevent and identify diseases early and treat them to maximize the health and development of both the woman and her unborn child. A new World Heal...

    Authors: Alfred Kwesi Manyeh, Alberta Amu, John Williams and Margaret Gyapong

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:47

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  37. Egypt has achieved important reductions in maternal and neonatal mortality and experienced increases in the proportion of births attended by skilled professionals. However, substandard care has been highlighte...

    Authors: Miguel Pugliese-Garcia, Emma Radovich, Oona M. R. Campbell, Nevine Hassanein, Karima Khalil and Lenka Benova

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:46

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  38. Sub-Saharan Africa faces a disproportionate burden of perinatal deaths globally. However, data to inform targeted interventions on an institutional level is lacking, especially in rural settings. The objective...

    Authors: Martha A. Tesfalul, Paul Natureeba, Nathan Day, Ochar Thomas and Stephanie L. Gaw

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:45

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  39. The potential role of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) pathogenesis is still debated, although some evidences suggest that they could affect pregnancy outcome, leading to a higher...

    Authors: Valentina Bruno, Carlo Ticconi, Federica Martelli, Marzia Nuccetelli, Maria Vittoria Capogna, Roberto Sorge, Emilio Piccione and Adalgisa Pietropolli

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:44

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  40. Self-medication with over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is an important public health concern, especially in the vulnerable population of pregnant women due to potential risks to both the mother and fetus. Few studi...

    Authors: Rizka Novia Atmadani, Owen Nkoka, Sendi Lia Yunita and Yi-Hua Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:42

    Content type: Research article

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  41. ‘Preconception health’ or ‘pre-pregnancy health’ are terms used to describe the health status of males and females prior to pregnancy. The goal of preconception health strategies is to optimise the health of f...

    Authors: Laura McGowan, Emer Lennon-Caughey, Cheryl Chun, Michelle C. McKinley and Jayne V. Woodside

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:41

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  42. Twin pregnancy has a high risk for developing uterine atony (UA). This study aimed to evaluate efficacy and clinical outcomes of prophylactic compression sutures to treat UA during twin cesarean section (CS).

    Authors: Mi-La Kim, Yoon-Mi Hur, Hyejin Ryu, Min Jin Lee, Seok Ju Seong and Joong Sik Shin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:40

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  43. Since 2000 considerable attention has been placed on maternal health outcomes as the 5th Millennium Goal. In Uganda, only 65% of births are delivered by a skilled birth attendant, contributing to the 435 women...

    Authors: Jaya A. R. Dantas, Debra Singh and May Lample

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:39

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  44. Few studies have investigated whether maternal age and education level modify the association of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection with preterm labor. We hypothesized that the association of HBV infect...

    Authors: Songxu Peng, Hongyan Chen, Xiu Li, Yukai Du and Yong Gan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:38

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  45. A large literature search suggests a relationship between hospital/surgeon caseload volume and surgical complications. In this study, we describe associations between post-operative maternal complications foll...

    Authors: Philip S. J. Leonard, Dan L. Crouse, Jonathan G. Boudreau, Neeru Gupta and James T. McDonald

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:37

    Content type: Research article

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