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  1. The aim of this study was to estimate predictors for vaginal birth following balloon catheter induction of labor (IOL) in women with one previous cesarean section (CS) and an unfavorable cervix.

    Authors: Kaidong Ma, Ming Yang, Xiaoling Feng, Liyuan Liu, Liangliang Li and Yunxiu Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:417
  2. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including hypertension, are a leading cause of maternal mortality in Nigeria. However, there is a paucity of data on pregnant women with hypertension who receive care in pr...

    Authors: Zainab Mahmoud, Ikechukwu A. Orji, Gabriel L. Shedul, Kasarachi Aluka-Omitiran, Nanna Ripiye, Blessing Akor, Helen Eze, Tunde Ojo, Guhan Iyer, Abigail S. Baldridge, Lisa R. Hirschhorn, Mark D. Huffman and Dike B. Ojji
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:416
  3. In utero exposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and antiretroviral (ART) is associated with adverse birth outcomes, which are often attributed to alterations in placental morphology. This study used struc...

    Authors: Asanda Mtintsilana, Shane A. Norris, Siphiwe N. Dlamini, Lukhanyo H. Nyati, David M. Aronoff, John R. Koethe, Jeffrey A. Goldstein and Alessandra Prioreschi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:415
  4. Give the high background risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), it is important to understand the associations of maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (ppBMI), gestational weight gain (GWG) with APOs in ...

    Authors: Jiang-Feng Ke, Sheng Liu, Ri-Le Ge, Li Ma and Mei-Fang Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:414
  5. Surrogacy is one of the options in reproductive medicine that raises a lot of ethical, legal and psychological controversy. Surveying attitudes toward surrogacy plays an important role in building awareness of...

    Authors: Karolina Lutkiewicz, Łucja Bieleninik, Paweł Jurek and Mariola Bidzan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:413
  6. Pregnancy begins with a fertilized ovum that normally attaches to the uterine endometrium. However, an ectopic pregnancy can occur when a fertilized egg implants and grows outside the uterine cavity. Tubal ect...

    Authors: Xingju Zheng, Yao Zhou, Zhucheng Sun, Ting Yan, Yan Yang and Rongpin Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:412
  7. Peripartum Depression (PPD) affects approximately 10–15% of perinatal women in the U.S., with those of low socioeconomic status (low-SES) more likely to develop symptoms. Multilevel treatment barriers includin...

    Authors: Alexandra Zingg, Tavleen Singh, Amy Franklin, Angela Ross, Sudhakar Selvaraj, Jerrie Refuerzo and Sahiti Myneni
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:411
  8. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common complications affecting pregnant women. While most women will achieve adequate glycemic levels with diet and exercise, some will require pharmacolo...

    Authors: Tatiana A Zaccara, Fernanda C F Mikami, Cristiane F Paganoti, Rossana P V Francisco and Rafaela A Costa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:410
  9. An increase in vascular resistance of uterine vessels is associated with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Sildenafil citrate, a phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitor that stabilizes cyclic guanosine monophospha...

    Authors: Yenlik Rakhanova, Wassim Y. Almawi, Gulzhanat Aimagambetova and Dieter Riethmacher
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:409
  10. Women with polycystic ovary syndrome are prone to develop gestational diabetes mellitus, a disease which may have significant impact on the postpartum health of both mother and infant. We performed a retrospec...

    Authors: Peilin Ouyang, Siqi Duan, Yiping You, Xiaozhou Jia and Liqin Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:408
  11. Improving access to sexual and reproductive health remains a public health challenge, especially for women, whose access is affected by several determinants, such as gender inequality, which is the underlying ...

    Authors: Hajar Ouahid, Adil Mansouri, Majda Sebbani, Nadia Nouari, Fatima Ezzahra Khachay, Mohamed Cherkaoui, Mohamed Amine and Latifa Adarmouch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:407
  12. Labor pain is complex, paradoxical and varied in every parturient woman. Management of labor pain has been a crucial component in maternity care. Heat therapy is one of the proposed method for labor pain relie...

    Authors: Fatemeh Dastjerd, Fatemeh Erfanian Arghavanian, Ameneh Sazegarnia, Farideh Akhlaghi, Habibollah Esmaily and Masoumeh Kordi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:405
  13. Healthcare-based Independent Domestic Violence Advisors (hIDVA) are evidence-based programmes that provide emotional and practical support to service users experiencing domestic abuse. hIDVA programmes are fou...

    Authors: Camilla Forbes, Hayley Alderson, Jill Domoney, Alexandra Papamichail, Vashti Berry, Ruth McGovern, Nick Sevdalis, Judith Rankin, Mary Newburn, Andy Healey, Abigail Easter, Margaret Heslin, Gene Feder, Kristian Hudson, Claire A. Wilson, G. J. Melendez-Torres…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:404
  14. Cytochrome P450 2E1 (CYP2E1) plays a key role in the metabolism of xenobiotic and endogenous low-molecular-weight compounds. This study aimed to determine if the genetic variations of 96-bp insertion/deletion ...

    Authors: Yifu Pu, Qingqing Liu, Kaifeng Hu, Xinghui Liu, Huai Bai, Yujie Wu, Mi Zhou and Ping Fan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:403
  15. The Indigenous Birth Support Worker (IBSW) Program provides Indigenous women with respectful, culturally safe, and trauma-informed care and supports women and families during labor and delivery. Located in the...

    Authors: Mamata Pandey, Leanne Smith, Nicole MacZek, Angela Tomkins and JoLee Sasakamoose
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:367
  16. Postpartum depression is a major public health concern, which is associated with negative consequences for both mothers and children. Unfortunately, many affected women neither understand the warning signs of ...

    Authors: Daria Daehn, Claudia Martens, Viola Loew, Luisa Kemmler, Sophie Rudolf, Eileen Kochen, Babette Renneberg and Silke Pawils
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:402
  17. Previous studies have examined that a range of optimal serum P level during the implantation period was associated with optimal live birth rates. However, those results obtained with vaginal or intramuscular r...

    Authors: Qianqian Zhu, Jialyu Huang, Yue Lin, Liyao Jiang, Xuefeng Huang and Jing Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:401
  18. To evaluate the choice of antibiotic used for intrapartum Group B Streptococcus (GBS) prophylaxis in pregnant individuals with reported penicillin allergies compared to those without reported penicillin allerg...

    Authors: Josephine B. Snider, Leena B. Mithal, Jason H. Kwah, Nathaniel J. Rhodes and Moeun Son
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:400
  19. Parenting sense of competence is not only indispensable to the wellbeing of the parents of premature infants, but is also pivotal to the overall development of these infants. This study examined the level of p...

    Authors: Long Huang, Xiao-juan Wang, Gui-hua Liu, Xiao-ting Li, Yu-hong Zhang, Bing-yue Zhao and Rong-fang Hu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:399
  20. Person-centered maternity care is a component of quality care, which includes effective communication, respect, and dignity. Supportive care has a positive effect on mothers’ perinatal experience. In contrast,...

    Authors: Yuri Tomita, Junko Kiriya, Ram Chandra Silwal, Ken Ing Cherng Ong, Akira Shibanuma and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:398
  21. Although associations between maternal exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and perinatal anxiety and depression are established, there is a paucity of information about the associations between AC...

    Authors: Tracey Mackle, Lucía Colodro-Conde, Therese de Dassel, Anastasia Braun, Adele Pope, Elizabeth Bennett, Alka Kothari, George Bruxner, Sarah E. Medland and Sue Patterson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:397
  22. Resilience reflects coping with pregnancy-specific stress, including physiological adaptations of the maternal organism or factors arising from the socioeconomic context, such as low income, domestic violence,...

    Authors: Anic C. Alves, Renato T. Souza, Jussara Mayrink, Rafael B. Galvao, Maria L. Costa, Francisco E. Feitosa, Edilberto A. Rocha Filho, Débora F. Leite, Ricardo P. Tedesco, Danielly S. Santana, Karayna G. Fernandes, Maria J. Miele, Joao P. Souza and Jose G. Cecatti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:396
  23. The increasing demand for childbirth care based on physiological principles has led official bodies to encourage health centers to provide evidence-based care aimed at promoting women’s participation in inform...

    Authors: E. Reviriego-Rodrigo, N. Ibargoyen-Roteta, S. Carreguí-Vilar, L. Mediavilla-Serrano, S. Uceira-Rey, S. Iglesias-Casás, A. Martín-Casado, A. Toledo-Chávarri, G. Ares-Mateos, S. Montero-Carcaboso, B. Castelló-Zamora, N. Burgos-Alonso, A. Moreno-Rodríguez, N. Hernández-Tejada and C. Koetsenruyter
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:395
  24. Immigrant women have higher risks for poor pregnancy outcomes and unsatisfactory birth experiences than the general population. The mechanisms behind these associations remain largely unknown, but they may res...

    Authors: Kristin Reppen, Lena Henriksen, Berit Schei, Elisabeth Balstad Magnussen and Jennifer Jean Infanti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:394
  25. Detecting the risk of stillbirth during pregnancy remains a challenge. Continuous-wave Doppler ultrasound (CWDU) can be used to screen for placental insufficiency, which is a major cause of stillbirths in low-...

    Authors: Tsakane M.A.G. Hlongwane, Robert C. Pattinson and Anne-Marie Bergh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:393
  26. Antiviral intervention in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected pregnant women can effectively reduce mother-to-child transmission. However, the immunological characteristics of pregnant women with chronic HBV infe...

    Authors: Meiting Huang, Yunfei Gao, Dandan Liao, Yanchen Ma, Jinna Li, Bo Tang, Yaohua Hao, Xuelian Zhang, Shimin Yin, Xiaohuan Jiang, Jialin Li, Xueru Yin, Yongyin Li, Jing Hu and Zhihua Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:392
  27. The composite coverage index (CCI) is the weighted average coverage of eight preventive and curative interventions received along the maternal and childcare continuum. This study aimed to analyse maternal and ...

    Authors: Diao Cisse, Almamy Amara Toure, Abdourahamane Diallo, Juste Aristite Goungounga, Kadio Jean-Jacques Olivier Kadio, Ibrahima Barry, Souleymane Berete, Aboubacar Sidiki Magassouba, Souleymane Hassane Harouna, Alseny Yarie Camara, Younoussa Sylla, Kola Cisse, Maïmouna Sidibe, Abdoulaye Toure and Alexandre Delamou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:391
  28. One of the factors affecting quality of care is that clients do not demand care practises during antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. This study aimed to identify care practices that can be demanded by t...

    Authors: Chancy Mauluka, William Stones, Isabel Kazanga Chiumia and Limbika Maliwichi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:390
  29. There is growing evidence that parental participation in the care of small and sick newborns benefits both babies and parents. While studies have investigated the roles that mothers play in newborn units in hi...

    Authors: Dorothy Oluoch, Lisa Hinton, Mike English, Grace Irimu, Truphena Onyango and Caroline O. H. Jones
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:389
  30. Lower rates of successful trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) in association with fetal macrosomia were previously reported. This study aimed to compare TOLAC to elective caesarean delivery (CD) in women wit...

    Authors: Matthieu Chamagne, Maêva Bôle Richard, Alexandre Vallee, Jellila Tahiri, Bruno Renevier, Sandra Dahlhoff, Diane Garcia, Alexandre Vivanti and Jean Marc Ayoubi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:388
  31. Platelet parameters during pregnancy were associated with the risk of preeclampsia (PE), but the predictive value of these parameters for PE remained unclear. Our aim was to clarify the individual and incremen...

    Authors: Shan-Shan Lin, Cheng-Rui Wang, Dong-Mei Wei, Jin-Hua Lu, Xiao-Juan Chen, Qiao-Zhu Chen, Xiao-Yan Xia, Jian-Rong He and Xiu Qiu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:387
  32. Midwifery-led care is an evidence-based practice in which a qualified midwife provides comprehensive care for low-risk pregnant women and new-borns throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period. Eviden...

    Authors: Rekiku Fikre, Jessica Gubbels, Wondwosen Teklesilasie and Sanne Gerards
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:386
  33. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been widely used in the treatment of infertility, and is associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. However, the potential pathways by which ART affects ...

    Authors: Luying Wang, Linbo Cheng, Shimao Zhang, Mi Su, Ying Jin and Dan Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:385
  34. Epidemiological studies have identified maternal antenatal anxiety and several adverse birth outcomes, but limited studies have focused on the relationship with the long-term physical growth of children. The s...

    Authors: Jixing Zhou, Shanshan Zhang, Yuzhu Teng, Jingru Lu, Yufan Guo, Shuangqin Yan, Fangbiao Tao and Kun Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:384
  35. Evidence regarding adverse pregnancy outcomes in patients with thyroid cancer has been conflicting, and the effect of thyroid dysfunction caused by thyroid hormone suppression therapy in terms of neonatal thyr...

    Authors: Xianxian Yuan, Jinqi Zhao, Jia Wang, Wei Zheng, Yuanyuan Kong and Guanghui Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:383
  36. Pregnancy is a crucial transition moment exposing women to potential mental health problems, especially depressive disturbances. Sociodemographic, pregnancy-related, and psychological factors have been related...

    Authors: Riccardo Serra, Nicoletta Giacchetti, Francesco Saverio Bersani, Gaia Cappannini, Melania Martucci, Matteo Panfili, Carla Sogos and Franca Aceti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:382
  37. As a leading cause of pregnancy and fetal mortality, pre-eclampsia impacts about 5–8% of pregnancies globally. To date, few studies have focused on the role played by (NOD)-like receptors protein 3 (NLRP3) in ...

    Authors: Hong Yang, Mo Ai, Yanqiu Guo, Bingfen Li, Cong Liu and Dongying Qu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:380
  38. Infants of teenage births are known to have increased risk of poor infant outcomes. Adequate prenatal care (PNC) is essential to the overall health of infants and their birthing persons. While teenage births c...

    Authors: Madelin E. Gardner, Amna Umer, Toni Rudisill, Brian Hendricks, Candice Lefeber, Collin John and Christa Lilly
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:379
  39. A majority of pregnant women experience sleep disruption during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Lack of sleep is associated with preterm birth, prolonged labor and higher cesarean section rate. S...

    Authors: Jesrine Gek Shan Hong, Annamalai Vimaladevi, Noor Adeebah Razif, Siti Zawiah Omar and Peng Chiong Tan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:378
  40. Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) exhibit a chronic inflammatory state, which is often accompanied by immune, endocrine, and metabolic disorders. Clarification of the pathogenesis of PCOS and expl...

    Authors: Mengge Gao, Xiaohua Liu, Mengxuan Du, Heng Gu, Hang Xu and Xingming Zhong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:377
  41. Information available to date regarding the pregnancy outcomes of intrauterine insemination (IUI) without ovarian stimulation (OS) in infertile patients with unilateral tubal occlusion remains scarce. The obje...

    Authors: Yan Tang, Yu-Xia He, Yun Ye, Ting-Ting Zhang, Jing-Jing Wang and Qian-Dong He
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:376
  42. Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) affects 50–80% of pregnant women and is correlated to the level of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe condition, with an incidenc...

    Authors: Tilda Moberg, Lennart Van der Veeken, Emma Persad, Stefan R. Hansson and Matteo Bruschettini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:375
  43. A barrier to achieving first trimester antenatal care (ANC) attendance in many countries has been the widespread cultural practice of not discussing pregnancies in the early stages. Motivations for concealing ...

    Authors: Sabine Parrish, Senthil K. Vasan, Fredrik Karpe, Polly Hardy-Johnson, Ousman Jarjou, Mustapha Bittaye, Andrew M. Prentice, Stanley Ulijaszek and Modou Jobe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:374
  44. The diagnosis of congenital intrathoracic lesions still has limitations. The airway development was influenced by intrathoracic factors. Whether the diagnostic value of the upper airway parameters in congenita...

    Authors: Shijing Song, Jingjing Wang, Li Wang, Chenxiao Hou and Qingqing Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:373
  45. Prenatal stress can have a negative effect on the quality of life (QoL) of pregnant women. Social support plays a vital role in improving the psychological well-being of pregnant women by enhancing their stres...

    Authors: Asres Bedaso, Jon Adams, Wenbo Peng and David Sibbritt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:372
  46. Adolescent pregnancy is an important issue in terms of reproductive health. Adolescent mothers have to overcome two crises at the same time: motherhood and maturity. Childbirth experience and posttraumatic str...

    Authors: Fereshteh Vahidi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Elaheh Naseri and Solmaz Ghanbari-Homaie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:371
  47. Previous research suggests that mothers whose infants are admitted to neonatal units (NNU) experience higher rates of mental health problems compared to the general perinatal population. This study examined th...

    Authors: Jenny Gong, Gracia Fellmeth, Maria A. Quigley, Chris Gale, Alan Stein, Fiona Alderdice and Siân Harrison
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:370
  48. Neuraxial labor analgesia has been associated with fetal heart rate changes. Fetal bradycardia is multifactorial, and predicting it poses a significant challenge to clinicians. Machine learning algorithms may ...

    Authors: Efrain Riveros-Perez, Javier Jose Polania-Gutierrez and Bibiana Avella-Molano
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:329

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