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  1. Preparing for pregnancy and being in the best possible health before conception improves reproductive outcomes. For women living with a chronic non-communicable disease (NCD), pregnancy planning is essential t...

    Authors: Karin Hammarberg, Ruby Stocker, Lorena Romero and Jane Fisher
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:236
  2. All over the world, especially in the developed countries, maternal age at birth is rising. This study aimed to assess the role of maternal age on the occurrence of preterm birth (PTB) in a large birth cohort ...

    Authors: Giovanna Esposito, Paola Agnese Mauri, Sonia Cipriani, Matteo Franchi, Giovanni Corrao and Fabio Parazzini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:234

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:366

  3. Maternal lifestyle is discussed as a modifiable determinant in the prevention of preterm birth. However, previous research on associations between individual lifestyle factors and preterm birth risk is inconcl...

    Authors: Roxana Raab, Julia Hoffmann, Monika Spies, Kristina Geyer, Dorothy Meyer, Julia Günther and Hans Hauner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:230
  4. This study aimed to compare obstetric outcomes in Korean women with and without future cardiovascular disease (CVD) within 10 years after pregnancy, and assessed whether pregnancy complications are independent...

    Authors: Geum Joon Cho, Ji Soo Um, Sa Jin Kim, Sung Won Han, Soo Bin Lee, Min-Jeong Oh and Jae Eun Shin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:229
  5. Low birth weight (LBW) is a major factor of neonate mortality that particularly affects developing countries. However, the scarcity of data to support decision making to reduce LBW occurrence is a major obstac...

    Authors: Moussa Lingani, Serge Henri Zango, Innocent Valéa, Georges Somé, Maïmouna Sanou, Sékou O. Samadoulougou, Serge Ouoba, Eli Rouamba, Annie Robert, Michèle Dramaix, Philippe Donnen and Halidou Tinto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:228
  6. Postpartum depression and maternal-infant attachment scores were examined in uninfected women during the COVID 19 pandemic in Kutahya, a rural province in Turkey's North Aegean region.

    Authors: Özlem Erten, İsmail Biyik, Cenk Soysal, Onur Ince, Nadi Keskin and Yasemin Tascı
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:227
  7. Hypertension has been known to increase the risk of obstetric complications. Recently, the American College of Cardiology endorsed lower thresholds for hypertension as systolic blood pressure of 130-139 mmHg o...

    Authors: Young Mi Jung, Gyu Chul Oh, Eunjin Noh, Hae-Young Lee, Min-Jeong Oh, Joong Shin Park, Jong Kwan Jun, Seung Mi Lee and Geum Joon Cho
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:226
  8. 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
  9. Optic nerve sheath diameters (ONSD) have been validated as an accurate screening tool to detect elevated intracranial pressure in hypertensive encephalopathy. The neurologic manifestations of preeclampsia and/...

    Authors: Mary E. Sterrett, Brittany Austin, Ryan M. Barnes and Eugene Y. Chang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:224
  10. Low birth weight is a public health problem in Africa with the cause attributable to malaria in pregnancy. World Health Organization recommends the use of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) ...

    Authors: Chris Guure and Seth Afagbedzi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:223
  11. Childbirth fear affects 5–40% of all mothers around the world, and there is mounting evidence that it has harmful impacts on women’s health. It could potentially lead pregnant women to feel isolated and unsupp...

    Authors: Robera Demissie Berhanu, Asresash Demissie Abathun, Endalew Hailu Negessa and Lensa Gari Amosa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:222
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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

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