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  1. Content type: Research article

    Full breastfeeding is the ultimate aim for preterm infants to ensure they receive the full benefits of human milk however, preterm infants face a number of challenges associated with their immaturity and assoc...

    Authors: Donna T. Geddes, Kok Chooi, Kathryn Nancarrow, Anna R. Hepworth, Hazel Gardner and Karen Simmer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:386

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Despite recent advances in surgery and anaesthesia which significantly improve safety, many health facilities in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) remain chronically under-resourced with inability to cop...

    Authors: Isabella Epiu, Agnes Wabule, Andrew Kambugu, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Jossy Verel Bahe Tindimwebwa and Gerald Dubowitz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:387

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In the last 20 years, adolescent pregnancy has become one of the most critical problems affecting women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Authors: Reyna Sámano, Hugo Martínez-Rojano, David Robichaux, Ana Lilia Rodríguez-Ventura, Bernarda Sánchez-Jiménez, Maria de la Luz Hoyuela, Estela Godínez and Selene Segovia

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:382

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Pregnant women in American Samoa have a high risk of complications due to overweight and obesity. Prenatal care can mitigate the risk, however many women do not seek adequate care during pregnancy. Low utiliza...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi Adeyinka, Anne Marie Jukic, Stephen T. McGarvey, Bethel T. Muasau-Howard, Mata’uitafa Faiai and Nicola L. Hawley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:381

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia has made steady progress in improving maternal health over the decade, yet mortality remains high. The Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP) was a 3.5-year project aimed at deve...

    Authors: Lynn Sibley and Yared Amare

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:384

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Infants are very sensitive to iodine deficiency. Breastfed infants are dependent on maternal iodine intake. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between maternal iodine status during lactatio...

    Authors: Jin Yang, Lin Zhu, Xiaofeng Li, Heming Zheng, Zhe Wang, Zongyu Hao and Yang Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:383

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Supporting early mother-infant relationships to ensure infants’ future health has been recommended. The aim of this study was to investigate whether video feedback using the Marte Meo method promotes a healthy...

    Authors: Ingeborg Hedegaard Kristensen, Marianne Simonsen, Tea Trillingsgaard and Hanne Kronborg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:379

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure during pregnancy is associated with poor pregnancy and foetal outcomes. Theory-based behaviour change interventions (BCI) have been used successfully to change smoking related ...

    Authors: Mukesh Dherani, Syeda Nosheen Zehra, Cath Jackson, Veena Satyanaryana, Rumana Huque, Prabha Chandra, Atif Rahman and Kamran Siddiqi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:378

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To examine the impact of occiput posterior position, compared to occiput anterior position, on neonatal outcomes in a setting where delayed pushing is practiced. The specific aim was to estimate the risk of ac...

    Authors: Kristina Dahlqvist and Maria Jonsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:377

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Stillbirth after 28 weeks gestation affects between 1.3–8.8 per 1000 births in high-income countries. The majority of stillbirths in this setting occur in women without established risk factors. Identification...

    Authors: Alexander E. P. Heazell, Jane Warland, Tomasina Stacey, Christin Coomarasamy, Jayne Budd, Edwin A. Mitchell and Louise M. O’Brien

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:369

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Globally, India ranks first in the absolute number of stillbirths. Hence, the level, causes, and risk factors of stillbirths were estimated to facilitate designing of prevention strategy.

    Authors: Ariarathinam Newtonraj, Manmeet Kaur, Madhu Gupta and Rajesh Kumar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:371

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Infection induced-inflammation and other risk factors for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) and preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM) may cause a redox imbalance, increasing the release of free radicals...

    Authors: Laura Fernandes Martin, Natália Prearo Moço, Moisés Diôgo de Lima, Jossimara Polettini, Hélio Amante Miot, Camila Renata Corrêa, Ramkumar Menon and Márcia Guimarães da Silva

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:376

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    The increasing rate of intrapartum cesarean sections is subject of attention and concern as it is associated with adverse outcomes. Labor dystocia is one of the most frequent indications for cesarean sections ...

    Authors: Stine Bernitz, Rebecka Dalbye, Pål Øian, Jun Zhang, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø and Ellen Blix

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:370

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Maternal critical illness occurs in 1.2 to 4.7 of every 1000 live births in the United States and approximately 1 in 100 women who become critically ill will die. Patient characteristics and comorbid condition...

    Authors: Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Rohan D’Souza, Eiichi Inada, Stephen E. Lapinsky and Robert A. Fowler

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:372

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal deaths worldwide. This study sought to quantify the potential health impact (morbidity and mortality reductions) that a low-cost uterine balloon tam...

    Authors: Tara Herrick, Mercy Mvundura, Thomas F. Burke and Elizabeth Abu-Haydar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:374

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Controversy exists regarding ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) and its clinical impact on breastfeeding, including the benefits, or otherwise, of tongue-tie release (frenotomy). As exclusive breastfeeding rates in Ir...

    Authors: Kathryn Muldoon, Louise Gallagher, Denise McGuinness and Valerie Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:373

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal infections caused by unsafe umbilical cord practices account for the majority of neonatal deaths in Nigeria. We examined the trends in umbilical cord care practices between 2012 and 2015 that coincide...

    Authors: Dele Abegunde, Nosa Orobaton, Katherine Beal, Amos Bassi, Moyosola Bamidele, Toyin Akomolafe, Francis Ohanyido, Olayinka Umar-Farouk and Saba’atu Danladi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:368

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  18. Content type: Case Report

    Improving maternal health, reducing global maternal mortality, and working toward universal access to reproductive health care are global priorities for United Nations agencies, national governments, and civil...

    Authors: Jennifer Templeton Dunn, Katherine Lesyna and Anna Zaret

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17(Suppl 2):367

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

  19. Content type: Research

    Recent evidence has found widespread reports of women experiencing abuse, neglect, discrimination, and poor interpersonal care during childbirth around the globe. Empowerment may be a protective mechanism for ...

    Authors: Nadia Diamond-Smith, Emily Treleaven, Nirmala Murthy and May Sudhinaraset

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17(Suppl 2):335

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

  20. Content type: Research

    This paper analyzes the strategies used by activist health professionals in Argentina who justify providing abortion despite legal restrictions on the procedure. These “insider activists” make a case for abort...

    Authors: Julia McReynolds-Pérez

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17(Suppl 2):350

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

  21. Content type: Research

    The links between empowerment and a number of health-related outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa have been documented, but empowerment related to pregnancy is under-investigated. Antenatal care (ANC) is the entry p...

    Authors: Crystal L. Patil, Carrie S. Klima, Sebalda C. Leshabari, Alana D. Steffen, Heather Pauls, Molly McGown and Kathleen F. Norr

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17(Suppl 2):336

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

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