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  1. Approximately one in five women will experience mental health difficulties in the perinatal period. However, for a large group of women, symptoms of adverse perinatal mental health remain undetected and untrea...

    Authors: Sabrina Pilav, Kaat De Backer, Abigail Easter, Sergio A. Silverio, Sushma Sundaresh, Sara Roberts and Louise M. Howard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:421
  2. Massage during labour is one form of intrapartum non-pharmacological pain relief but it is not known whether the frequency of practicing these massage techniques among couples during the antenatal period could...

    Authors: Chit Ying Lai, Margaret Kit Wah Wong, Wing Hung Tong, Kam Yan Lau, Suk Yin Chu, Agnes Mei Lee Tam, Lai Ling Hui, Terence T. H. Lao and Tak Yeung Leung
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:420
  3. Nulliparous women contribute to increasing cesarean delivery in the Nordic countries and advanced maternal age has been suggested as responsible for rise in cesarean delivery rates in many developed countries....

    Authors: Yeneabeba Tilahun Sima, Rolv Skjærven, Liv Grimstvedt Kvalvik, Nils-Halvdan Morken, Kari Klungsøyr and Linn Marie Sørbye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:419
  4. Due to the extensive development of assisted reproductive technology, the number of twin pregnancies has increased significantly over recent decades. Twin pregnancy is the most representative type of multiple ...

    Authors: Li Gao, Qian-Qian Xu, Shan Wang, Yuan-Qing Xia, Xin-Rong Zhao, Yi Wu, Ren-Yi Hua, Jin-Ling Sun and Yan-Lin Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:417
  5. Prevention of weight gain outside recommendations is a challenge for health services, with several barriers to best practice care identified. The aim of this pragmatic implementation study with a historical co...

    Authors: Susan de Jersey, Taylor Guthrie, Leonie Callaway, Jeanette Tyler, Karen New and Jan Nicholson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:416
  6. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic elevated the risk for mental health problems in pregnant women, thereby increasing the risk for long-term negative consequences for mother and child well-being....

    Authors: Eva S. Potharst, Mirla A. Schaeffer, Cecile Gunning, Merith Cohen de Lara, Myrthe G. B. M. Boekhorst, Lianne P. Hulsbosch, Victor J. M. Pop and Sasja N. Duijff
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:415
  7. Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP) is a rare and serious complication during pregnancy. It has acute onset and is difficult to diagnose and treat. The aim of the present study was to describe the etiology,...

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Guoxing Wang, Zheng Cao, Wenyang Huang, Hongli Xiao, Hongtao Wei, Junli Lu, Ruixia Liu and Chenghong Yin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:414
  8. To understand the use of online antenatal education classes accessed via the Mother and Child Health Handbook app during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to provide a basis and suggestions for optimizing Interne...

    Authors: Xiao-Wen Chen, Li-Yuan Jiang, Ya Chen, Li-Fang Guo and Xu-Hong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:412
  9. Caesarean delivery (CD) is the commonest obstetric surgery and surgical intervention to save lives of the mother and/or the new-borns. Despite been accepted as safe procedure, caesarean delivery has an increas...

    Authors: Raziya Gaffur, Bariki Mchome, Lyasimana Lithaneninn Ndaninginan, Benjamin Asubiojo, Michael Johnson Mahande and Eusebious Maro
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:411
  10. Caesarean section (CS) is an important medical intervention for reducing the risk of poor perinatal outcomes. However, CS trends in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continue to increase yet maternal and neonatal morta...

    Authors: Peter M. Kibe, Grace Wambura Mbuthia, Duncan N. Shikuku, Catherine Akoth, James Odhiambo Oguta, Loise Ng’ang’a and Samwel Maina Gatimu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:410
  11. There is a lack of reliable methods to estimate the risk of uterine rupture or dehiscence during a trial of labor in women with previous cesarean sections. This study aimed to assess the lower uterine segment ...

    Authors: Shahla K. Alalaf, Tarek Mohamed M. Mansour, Sileem Ahmad Sileem and Nazar P. Shabila
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:409
  12. The effects of diagnosing and treating labor dystocia with oxytocin infusion at different cervical dilatations have not been fully evaluated. Therefore, we aimed to examine whether cervical dilatation at diagn...

    Authors: Cecilia Brüggemann, Sara Carlhäll, Hanna Grundström and Marie Blomberg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:408
  13. Iron-deficiency anemia is a known risk factor for several adverse perinatal outcomes, but data on its impact on specific maternal morbidities is less robust. Further, information on associations between anemia...

    Authors: Jeffrey N. Bone, Mrutyunjaya Bellad, Shivaprasad Goudar, Ashalata Mallapur, Umesh Charantimath, Umesh Ramadurg, Geetanjali Katageri, Maria Lesperance, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Raiya Suleman, Marianne Vidler, Sumedha Sharma, Richard Derman, Laura A. Magee and Peter von Dadelszen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:407
  14. Literature suggests that nonobstetric surgery during gestation is associated with a higher risk of spontaneous abortion, prematurity, and a higher cesarean section rate, but the direct impact on fetal outcomes...

    Authors: Pei-Han Fu, Chia-Hung Yu, Yi-Chen Chen, Chin-Chen Chu, Jen-Yin Chen and Fu-Wen Liang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:406
  15. The prenatal detection rate of fetal uterine effusion is very low, and current case reports mainly focus on pathological hydrometrocolpos. We presented two cases of fetal physiological uterine effusion with di...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Lizhu Chen, Dongmei Li, Bing Wang and Zeyu Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:405
  16. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of different treatment strategies for endogenic caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) patients.

    Authors: Wenjie Qu, Hua Li, Teng Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Yanli Ban, Ningfeng Li, Jingyan Jiang, Juan Xie, Wentian Shi, Yiping Hao, Ruowen Li, Wei Liu and Baoxia Cui
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:404
  17. Pregnant women were excluded from investigational trials of COVID-19 vaccines. Limited data are available to inform pregnant and postpartum women on their decisions to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

    Authors: Flor M. Munoz, Richard H. Beigi, Christine M. Posavad, Barbra A. Richardson, Helen Y. Chu, Karin Bok, James Campbell, Cristina Cardemil, Emily DeFranco, Robert W. Frenck, Mamodikoe Makhene, Jeanna M. Piper, Jeanne Sheffield, Ashley Miller and Kathleen M. Neuzil
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:402
  18. Opioid exposure during pregnancy has increased alarmingly in recent decades. However, the association between prenatal opioid exposure and congenital malformation risk has still been controversial. We aim to a...

    Authors: Xinrui Wang, Yushu Wang, Borui Tang and Xin Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:401
  19. The association between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) status and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) gained attention in recent years, however the conclusion is still controversial due to many interferi...

    Authors: Caihong Luo, Zhiju Li, Yunya Lu, Fang Wei, Dongmei Suo, Shiyan Lan, Zhengyuan Ren, Runchang Jiang, Fang Huang, Aiyue Chen, Liejun Jiang, Huayi Huang and Xiaoling Guo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:400
  20. Despite elevated prevalence rates of prenatal (antenatal) anxiety across studies (13–21%), and prenatal people’s use of the Internet to search for pregnancy-related information and support, research investigat...

    Authors: Shayna K. Pierce, Kristin A. Reynolds, Madison P. Hardman and Patricia Furer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:398
  21. Placenta Accreta Spectrum is associated with significant clinical maternal morbidity and mortality, which has been extensively described in the literature. However, there is a dearth of research on the lived e...

    Authors: Helena C. Bartels, Antje Horsch, Naomi Cooney, Donal J. Brennan and Joan G. Lalor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:397
  22. Maternal smoking during pregnancy can lead to serious adverse health outcomes for both women and their infants. While smoking in pregnancy has declined over time, it remains consistently higher in women with l...

    Authors: Cherise Fletcher, Elizabeth Hoon, Angela Gialamas, Gustaaf Dekker, John Lynch and Lisa Smithers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:396
  23. To investigate the safety and effectiveness of tubal inflammatory drugs in patients with incomplete tubal obstruction of at least one side after four-dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (4D-HyCoSy)...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Qin Wang, Chun-yan Gao, Hong-ju Tian, Wen-jiao He, Xi Zhang and Xi Xiong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:395
  24. Previous studies have shown that frozen embryo transfer (FET) resulted in increased live birth rates (LBR) and reduced the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) than did fresh embryo transfer in wom...

    Authors: Lu Guan, Haicui Wu, Chaofeng Wei, Conghui Pang, Danqi Liu, Xiaona Yu, Shan Xiang and Fang Lian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:394
  25. Since the implementation of China’s two-child policy in 2016, the number of re-pregnant women after cesarean section has increased significantly. These women are more prone to fear of childbirth compared with ...

    Authors: Yiping Hou, Xihong Zhou, Min Yao and Sai Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:393
  26. Macrosomia is closely associated with poor maternal and fetal outcome. But there is short of studies on the risk of macrosomia in early pregnancy. The purpose of this study is to establish a nomogram for predi...

    Authors: Jing Du, Xiaomei Zhang, Sanbao Chai, Xin Zhao, Jianbin Sun, Ning Yuan, Xiaofeng Yu and Qiaoling Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:392
  27. Early antenatal care (ANC) is essential for improving maternal and child health outcomes. The primary aims of this study were to 1) estimate the association between partners’ education attainment and early ANC...

    Authors: Paschal Awingura Apanga, Maxwell Tii Kumbeni, James Kotuah Sakeah, Ayokunle A. Olagoke and Olufemi Ajumobi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:391
  28. Progesterone is widely used to improve the adverse pregnancy outcomes related to vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy. However, the evidence of its effectiveness is equivocal.

    Authors: Chunrong Zhong, Guoping Xiong, Lixia Lin, Qian Li, Xi Chen, Xu Zhang, Yu Zhang, Shangzhi Xu, Xiaoyi Wang, Duan Gao, Meng Wu, Sen Yang, Weizhen Han, Guoqiang Sun, Xuefeng Yang, Liping Hao…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:390
  29. In a woman’s life, labor pain is the most severe pain that they have ever faced. In Ethiopia, the provision of pain relief in labor is often neglected. Furthermore, evidence strongly urged that further researc...

    Authors: Addis Eyeberu, Adera Debela, Tamirat Getachew, Merga Dheresa, Addisu Alemu and Yadeta Dessie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:389
  30. Extensive research on infant mortality (IM) exists in developing countries; however, most of the methods applied thus far relied on conventional regression analyses with limited prediction capability. Advanced...

    Authors: Emmanuel Mfateneza, Pierre Claver Rutayisire, Emmanuel Biracyaza, Sanctus Musafiri and Willy Gasafari Mpabuka
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:388
  31. The present study aimed to assess the magnitude and factors associated with neglected and non-consented care during childbirth in public health facilities in Central Tigray, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Elsa Tesfa Berhe, Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul R. Ward and Teferi Gebru Gebremeskel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:386
  32. Recognizing that hyperglycemia in pregnancy can impact both individually a patient’s health and collectively the healthcare system and that different levels of hyperglycemia incur different consequences, we ai...

    Authors: Tatiana A. Zaccara, Cristiane F. Paganoti, Fernanda C. F. Mikami, Rossana P. V. Francisco and Rafaela A. Costa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:385
  33. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. The mechanism underlying the crosstalk between long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and N6-methyladenine (m6A) modification in G...

    Authors: Runyu Du, Yu Bai and Ling Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:384
  34. Preterm delivery rate is a crucial public health indicator, yet reliable statistic is currently not available in China. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we aimed to review studies on preterm delive...

    Authors: Qinfeng Song, Junxi Chen, Yubo Zhou, Zhiwen Li, Hongtian Li and Jianmeng Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:383
  35. Women with cardiac disease in pregnancy and the first year postpartum often face uncertainty about their condition and the trajectory of their recovery. Cardiac disease is a leading cause of serious maternal m...

    Authors: Jane Hutchens, Jane Frawley and Elizabeth A. Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:382
  36. Short leukocyte telomere length is a biomarker associated with stress and morbidity in non-pregnant adults. Little is known, however, about maternal telomere dynamics in pregnancy. To address this, we examined...

    Authors: Danielle M. Panelli, Stephanie A. Leonard, Ronald J. Wong, Martin Becker, Jonathan A. Mayo, Erica Wu, Anna I. Girsen, Ian H. Gotlib, Nima Aghaeepour, Maurice L. Druzin, Gary M. Shaw, David K. Stevenson and Katherine Bianco
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:381
  37. The Brazilian healthcare system is a large and complex system, specially considering its mixed public and private funding. The incidence of syphilis has increased in the last four years, in spite of the presen...

    Authors: Cleber Matos de Morais, Igor Vitor Teixeira, Sara Sadok, Patricia Takako Endo and Judith Kelner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:379
  38. Frozen-thawed embryo transfer is rising worldwide. One adverse effect of programmed frozen embryo transfer (FET) reported in some studies is an increased risk of adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes. Meanw...

    Authors: Zexin Yang, Xuelian Bai, Ying Han, Zhangxiang Zou, Yazhen Fan, Xinyan Wang, Haining Luo and Yunshan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:378
  39. Preeclampsia constitutes a major health problem with substantial maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to detect the diagnostic efficacy of fetal Doppler in predicting adver...

    Authors: Eman Mohamed Ibraheim Moawad, Amr Samir Fouad Tammam, Maha Mohamed Mosaad, Hadeer Mashaal El Sayed and Adel Atef
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:377
  40. Labour pain usually brings with it many concerns for a parturient and her family. The majority of the women in labour pain may require some sort of pain relief method during this period, be it pharmacological ...

    Authors: Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Lilian T. Mselle, Victor Z. Chikwala and Nathanael Sirili
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:376
  41. To identify neonatal risk for severe adverse perinatal outcomes across birth weight centiles in two Dutch and one international birth weight chart.

    Authors: Hester D. Kamphof, Sanne J. Gordijn, Wessel Ganzevoort, Viki Verfaille, Pien M. Offerhaus, Arie Franx, Eva Pajkrt, Ank de Jonge and Jens Henrichs
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:375
  42. To compare specific dietary and behavioral recommendations for hemorrhoids prevention during pregnancy.

    Authors: Tomas Poskus, Zivile Sabonyte-Balsaitiene, Lina Jakubauskiene, Matas Jakubauskas, Ieva Stundiene, Gabija Barkauskaite, Mante Smigelskaite, Eugenijus Jasiunas, Diana Ramasauskaite, Kestutis Strupas and Grazina Drasutiene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:374
  43. Severe obstetric hemorrhage is a leading cause of severe maternal morbidity. A perinatal blood transfusion is the key factor in the treatment of severe obstetric hemorrhage. Our aim is to identify patients wit...

    Authors: Yao Wang, Juan Xiao and Fanzhen Hong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:373
  44. Adolescent girls are three times more likely to be living with HIV than boys of the same age. Prior studies have found associations between adolescent pregnancies and increased maternal morbidity and infant mo...

    Authors: Maya Jackson-Gibson, Rebecca Zash, Aamirah Mussa, Ellen C. Caniglia, Modiegi Diseko, Gloria Mayondi, Judith Mabuta, Chelsea Morroni, Mompati Mmalane, Shahin Lockman, Joseph Makhema and Roger L. Shapiro
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:372

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