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  1. Although associated adverse pregnancy outcomes, no international or Swedish consensus exists that identifies a cut-off value or what screening method to use for definition of gestational diabetes mellitus. Thi...

    Authors: Maria Lindqvist, Margareta Persson, Marie Lindkvist and Ingrid Mogren

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:185

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Research-informed fetal monitoring guidelines recommend intermittent auscultation (IA) for fetal heart monitoring for low-risk women. However, the use of cardiotocography (CTG) continues to dominate many insti...

    Authors: Robyn M Maude, Joan P Skinner and Maralyn J Foureur

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:184

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) is most commonly diagnosed using physical examination; however, accurate decision making in ambiguous cases is a major challenge in current obstetric practice. As this...

    Authors: Montse Palacio, Maritta Kühnert, Richard Berger, Cindy L Larios and Louis Marcellin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:183

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  4. Progress during early labour may impact subsequent labour trajectories. Women admitted to hospital in latent phase (<3 cm cervical dilation) labour have been shown to be at higher risk of obstetrical intervent...

    Authors: Patricia A Janssen and Sandra Weissinger

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:182

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Sufficient amino acid transport activity (AAT) is indispensable for appropriate fetal growth. Studies suggest that placental nutrient uptake activity is responsive to both maternal and fetal nutrient demands. ...

    Authors: Yukiyo Aiko, David J Askew, Satoshi Aramaki, Mai Myoga, Chiharu Tomonaga, Toru Hachisuga, Reiko Suga, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Mayumi Tsuji and Eiji Shibata

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:181

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Child undernutrition and poor feeding practices remain a concern in Ghana. The Growth Monitoring and Promotion (GMP) programme seeks to empower mothers to provide appropriate child care. Although the program h...

    Authors: Sandra Gyampoh, Gloria Ethel Otoo and Richmond Nii Okai Aryeetey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:180

    Content type: Research article

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  7. There is concern about the safety of homebirths, especially in women transferred to hospital during or after labour. The scope of transfer in planned home births has not been assessed in a systematic review. T...

    Authors: Ellen Blix, Merethe Kumle, Hanne Kjærgaard, Pål Øian and Helena E Lindgren

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:179

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Ethiopia has one of the highest maternal mortality in the world. Institutional delivery is the key intervention in reducing maternal mortality and complications. However, the uptake of the service has remained...

    Authors: Seifu Hagos, Debebe Shaweno, Meselech Assegid, Alemayehu Mekonnen, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework and Saifuddin Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:178

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The risks of not breastfeeding for mother and infant are well established, yet in Australia, although most women initiate breastfeeding many discontinue breastfeeding altogether and few women exclusively breastfe...

    Authors: Della A Forster, Helen L McLachlan, Mary-Ann Davey, Lisa H Amir, Lisa Gold, Rhonda Small, Kate Mortensen, Anita M Moorhead, Heather A Grimes and Fiona E McLardie-Hore

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:177

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. As part of a National Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) Needs Assessment, a special study was undertaken in July 2010 to examine the quality of cesarean deliveries in Afghanistan and examine the uti...

    Authors: Cherrie Lynn Evans, Young Mi Kim, Khalid Yari, Nasratullah Ansari and Hannah Tappis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:176

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Determinants of the duration of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) differ in effect and magnitude across populations. The present study aimed to identify factors associated with discontinuation of EBF in a municipa...

    Authors: Tatiana O Vieira, Graciete O Vieira, Nelson F de Oliveira, Carlos M C Mendes, Elsa Regina J Giugliani and Luciana R Silva

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:175

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Access to emergency obstetric care by competent staff can reduce maternal mortality. India has launched the Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) conditional cash transfer program to promote institutional births. Durin...

    Authors: Sarika Chaturvedi, Sourabh Upadhyay and Ayesha De Costa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:174

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Deaths during the neonatal period account for almost two-thirds of all deaths in the first year of life and 40 percent of deaths before the age of five. Most of these deaths could be prevented through proven c...

    Authors: Usha Dhingra, Joel Gittelsohn, Atifa Moh’d Suleiman, Shekhia Moh’d Suleiman, Arup Dutta, Said Mohammed Ali, Shilpi Gupta, Robert E Black and Sunil Sazawal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:173

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Whether gestational age per se increases perinatal mortality in post-term pregnancy is unclear. We aimed at assessing gestational week specific perinatal mortality in small-for-gestational-age (SGA) and non-SG...

    Authors: Nils-Halvdan Morken, Kari Klungsøyr and Rolv Skjaerven

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:172

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The United Kingdom has one of the highest rates of stillbirth in Europe, resulting in approximately 4,000 stillbirths every year. Potentially modifiable risk factors for late stillbirths are maternal age, obes...

    Authors: Jayne Platts, Edwin A Mitchell, Tomasina Stacey, Bill L Martin, Devender Roberts, Lesley McCowan and Alexander E P Heazell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:171

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Infants exposed to alcohol in the womb are at increased risk of experiencing health problems. However, mixed messages about the consequences of prenatal alcohol consumption have resulted in inconsistent attitu...

    Authors: Lawrence Doi, Helen Cheyne and Ruth Jepson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:170

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) can be increased by preconception risk factors and lifestyles.

    Authors: Elisabetta Pandolfi, Eleonora Agricola, Micaela Veronica Gonfiantini, Francesco Gesualdo, Mariateresa Romano, Emanuela Carloni, Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo and Alberto E Tozzi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:169

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  18. Evaluation of the quality of antenatal care (ANC) using indicators should be part of the efforts to improve primary care services in developing countries. The growing use of the electronic health record (EHR) ...

    Authors: Svetlana V Doubova, Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas, Eduardo Ortiz-Panozo and Bernardo Hernández-Prado

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:168

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Growing evidence suggests that maternal prepregnancy weight and gestational weight gain are risk factors for perinatal complications and subsequent maternal and child health. Postpartum weight retention is als...

    Authors: Courtney Scott, Christopher T Andersen, Natali Valdez, Francisco Mardones, Ellen A Nohr, Lucilla Poston, Katharina C Quack Loetscher and Barbara Abrams

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:167

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In 2010 a Cochrane review confirmed that folic acid (FA) supplementation prevents the first- and second-time occurrence of neural tube defects (NTDs). At present some evidence from observational studies suppor...

    Authors: Renata Bortolus, Fenneke Blom, Francesca Filippini, Mireille NM van Poppel, Emanuele Leoncini, Denhard J de Smit, Pier Paolo Benetollo, Martina C Cornel, Hermien EK de Walle and Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:166

    Content type: Study protocol

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  21. Neonatal mortality is a global challenge; identification of individual and community determinants associated with it are important for targeted interventions. However in most low and middle income countries (L...

    Authors: Gbenga A Kayode, Evelyn Ansah, Irene Akua Agyepong, Mary Amoakoh-Coleman, Diederick E Grobbee and Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:165

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Improvement in ultrasound imaging has led to the identification of subtle non-structural markers during the 18 – 20 week fetal anomaly scan, such as echogenic bowel, mild cerebral ventriculomegaly, renal pelvi...

    Authors: Lisa Hurt, Melissa Wright, Fiona Brook, Susan Thomas, Frank Dunstan, David Fone, Gareth John, Sue Morris, David Tucker, Marilyn Ann Wills, Lyn Chitty, Colin Davies and Shantini Paranjothy

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:164

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Anaemia is a common health problem among pregnant women and a contributing factor with a major influence on maternal mortality in Indonesia. The Four Pillars Approach is a new approach to anaemia in pregnancy,...

    Authors: Widyawati Widyawati, Suze Jans, Hans Bor, Rukmono Siswishanto, Jeroen van Dillen and Antoine LM Lagro-Janssen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:163

    Content type: Study protocol

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  24. Postpartum depression (PPD) is a mood disorder that affects 10–20 percent of women, and can begin any time during first year after delivery lasting for months. Social support may decrease risk of depression du...

    Authors: Theresa HM Kim, Jennifer A Connolly and Hala Tamim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:162

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Antenatal Care (ANC), use of skilled delivery attendants and postnatal care (PNC) services are key maternal health services that can significantly reduce maternal mortality. Understanding the factors that affe...

    Authors: Shegaw Mulu Tarekegn, Leslie Sue Lieberman and Vincentas Giedraitis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:161

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Water immersion during the first stage of labor can reduce the length of the first stage and epidural/spinal analgesia use; however, there is limited information regarding other outcomes. Our purpose was to co...

    Authors: Yinglin Liu, Yukun Liu, Xiuzhi Huang, Chuying Du, Jing Peng, Peixian Huang and Jianping Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:160

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The vast majority of maternal deaths in low-and middle-income countries are preventable. Delay in obtaining access to appropriate health care is a fairly common problem which can be improved. The objective of ...

    Authors: Rodolfo C Pacagnella, José G Cecatti, Mary A Parpinelli, Maria H Sousa, Samira M Haddad, Maria L Costa, João P Souza and Robert C Pattinson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:159

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Health centres and hospitals play a crucial role in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by offering respectively Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) and Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric ...

    Authors: Georges Dayitaba Compaoré, Issiaka Sombié, Rasmané Ganaba, Sennen Hounton, Nicolas Meda, Vincent De Brouwere and Matthias Borchert

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:158

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In 2006 WHO presented the infant and child growth charts suggested for universal application. However, major determinants for perinatal outcomes and postnatal growth are laid down during antenatal development....

    Authors: Mario Merialdi, Mariana Widmer, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu, Hany Abdel-Aleem, George Bega, Alexandra Benachi, Guillermo Carroli, Jose Guilherme Cecatti, Anke Diemert, Rogelio Gonzalez, Kurt Hecher, Lisa N Jensen, Synnøve L Johnsen, Torvid Kiserud, Alka Kriplani, Pisake Lumbiganon…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:157

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. The number of infants with a birth weight > 97th percentile for gestational age has increased over the years. Although some studies have examined the interest of inducing labor for fetuses with macrosomia suspect...

    Authors: Françoise Vendittelli, Olivier Rivière, Brigitte Neveu and Didier Lémery

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:156

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  31. To analyze trends in LBW (low birth weight) rate using birth registry data and identify factors associated with LBW in São Luís comparing two birth cohorts separated by a 12-year interval.

    Authors: Helma Jane Ferreira Veloso, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Heloísa Bettiol, Marcelo Zubarán Goldani, Fernando Lamy Filho, Vanda Maria Ferreira Simões, Rosângela Fernandes Lucena Batista and Marco Antônio Barbieri

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:155

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  32. When breastfeeding is difficult or impossible during the neonatal period, an analysis of muscle activity can help determine the best method for substituting it to promote the child’s development. The aim of th...

    Authors: Ellia CL França, Cejana B Sousa, Lucas C Aragão and Luciane R Costa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:154

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  33. To evaluate the association between prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) is associated with early vs. late and medically-induced vs. spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) subtypes.

    Authors: Margaret G Parker, Fengxiu Ouyang, Colleen Pearson, Matthew W Gillman, Mandy B Belfort, Xiumei Hong, Guoying Wang, Linda Heffner, Barry Zuckerman and Xiaobin Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:153

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  34. Understanding immigrant women’s experiences of maternity care is critical if receiving country care systems are to respond appropriately to increasing global migration. This systematic review aimed to compare ...

    Authors: Rhonda Small, Carolyn Roth, Manjri Raval, Touran Shafiei, Dineke Korfker, Maureen Heaman, Christine McCourt and Anita Gagnon

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:152

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  35. In Australia, women who give birth are transitioned from maternity services to child and health services once their baby is born. This horizontal integration of services is known as Transition of Care (ToC). L...

    Authors: Kim Psaila, Sue Kruske, Cathrine Fowler, Caroline Homer and Virginia Schmied

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:151

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  36. While the use of creatine in human pregnancy is yet to be fully evaluated, its long-term use in healthy adults appears to be safe, and its well documented neuroprotective properties have recently been extended...

    Authors: Hayley Dickinson, Stacey Ellery, Zoe Ireland, Domenic LaRosa, Rodney Snow and David W Walker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:150

    Content type: Review

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  37. Most studies examining determinants of rising rates of caesarean section have examined patterns in documented reasons for caesarean over time in a single location. Further insights could be gleaned from cross-...

    Authors: Samantha J Prosser, Yvette D Miller, Rachel Thompson and Maggie Redshaw

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:149

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Obesity during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for the offspring and mother. Lifestyle interventions in pregnancy such as antenatal exercise, are proposed to improve both short- and long-term hea...

    Authors: Sumudu N Seneviratne, Graham K Parry, Lesley ME McCowan, Alec Ekeroma, Yannan Jiang, Silmara Gusso, Geovana Peres, Raquel O Rodrigues, Susan Craigie, Wayne S Cutfield and Paul L Hofman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:148

    Content type: Study protocol

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  39. In obstetrics, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness studies often present several specific outcomes with likely contradicting results and may not reflect what is important for women. A birth-specific outcome m...

    Authors: Fania R Gärtner, Liv M Freeman, Marlies E Rijnders, Johanna M Middeldorp, Kitty WM Bloemenkamp, Anne M Stiggelbout and M Elske van den Akker-van Marle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:147

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  40. Air pollution is a major health challenge worldwide and has previously been strongly associated with adverse reproductive health. This study aimed to examine the association between spontaneous abortion and se...

    Authors: Davaasambuu Enkhmaa, Nicole Warburton, Badrakh Javzandulam, Jadambajav Uyanga, Yarinpil Khishigsuren, Sereeter Lodoysamba, Shonkuuz Enkhtur and David Warburton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:146

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  41. Coordination between the autonomous professional groups in midwifery and obstetrics is a key debate in the Netherlands. At the same time, it remains unclear what the current coordination challenges are.

    Authors: Vera LN Schölmerich, Anke G Posthumus, Halleh Ghorashi, Adja JM Waelput, Peter Groenewegen and Semiha Denktaş

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:145

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  42. Geophagy, a form of pica, is the deliberate consumption of soil and is relatively common across Sub-Saharan Africa. In Tanzania, pregnant women commonly eat soil sticks sold in the market (pemba), soil from walls...

    Authors: Elias C Nyanza, Mary Joseph, Shahirose S Premji, Deborah SK Thomas and Cynthia Mannion

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:144

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  43. Childbirth assistance in highly technological settings and existing variability in the interventions performed are cause for concern. In recent years, numerous recommendations have been made concerning the imp...

    Authors: Ramón Escuriet, María Pueyo, Herminia Biescas, Cristina Colls, Isabel Espiga, Joanna White, Xavi Espada, Josep Fusté and Vicente Ortún

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:143

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  44. The triple risk model for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been useful in understanding its pathogenesis. Risk factors for late stillbirth are well established, especially relating to maternal and fetal...

    Authors: Jane Warland and Edwin A Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:142

    Content type: Debate

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  45. Several European countries report differences in risk of maternal mortality between immigrants from low- and middle-income countries and host country women. The present study identified suboptimal factors rela...

    Authors: Annika Esscher, Pauline Binder-Finnema, Birgit Bødker, Ulf Högberg, Ajlana Mulic-Lutvica and Birgitta Essén

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:141

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  46. Contemporary obstetrics in sub-Saharan Africa is yet to meet the analgesic needs of most women during child birth for a satisfactory birth experience and expectedly, obstetricians have a major role to play in ...

    Authors: Lucky O Lawani, Justus N Eze, Okechukwu B Anozie, Chukwuemeka A Iyoke and Nduka N Ekem

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:140

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  47. Reliable, timely information is the foundation of decision making for functioning health systems; the quality of decision making rests on quality data. Routine monitoring, reporting, and review of cesarean sec...

    Authors: Evelyn Landry, Celia Pett, Renee Fiorentino, Joseph Ruminjo and Cristina Mattison

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:139

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  48. Maternal obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) may independently influence offspring fat mass and metabolic disease susceptibility. In this pilot study, body composition and fat distribution in offsp...

    Authors: Kirsten Uebel, Karina Pusch, Kurt Gedrich, Karl-Theo M Schneider, Hans Hauner and Bernhard L Bader

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:138

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Evidence shows that the three delays, delay in 1) deciding to seek medical care, 2) reaching health facilities and 3) receiving adequate obstetric care, are still contributing to maternal deaths in low-income ...

    Authors: Tesfay Gebrehiwot, Miguel San Sebastian, Kerstin Edin and Isabel Goicolea

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:137

    Content type: Research article

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  50. In addition to increasing the risk of adverse birth outcomes, diabetes in pregnancy is thought to be an important driver of the epidemic of type 2 diabetes affecting Canada’s First Nations population. The rela...

    Authors: Richard T Oster, Malcolm King, Donald W Morrish, Maria J Mayan and Ellen L Toth

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:136

    Content type: Research article

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