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  1. Endometriosis is an underdiagnosed disorder that affects an estimated 6-10% of women of reproductive age. Endometriosis has been reported in epidemiological studies to be associated with autoimmune diseases. H...

    Authors: Tianyou Tang, Yi Zhong, Sipei Xu and Huilin Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:162
  2. When a pregnant woman experiences unusual circumstances during a vaginal delivery, an unplanned cesarean section may be necessary to save her life. It requires knowledge and quick assessment of the risky situa...

    Authors: Bezawit Melak Fente, Mengstu Melkamu Asaye, Temesgen Worku Gudayu, Muhabaw Shumye Mihret and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:161
  3. Elevated maternal serum uric acid (UA) levels were associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. This study aimed to examine the association between UA and the risk of low birth weight (LBW) / small for gestatio...

    Authors: Yaoxi Xiong, Panchan Zheng, Chao Chen, Chengrong He, Xingyu Yang and Weiwei Cheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:160
  4. Nutrition during pregnancy is a major determinant of human health and child development, and the role of promoting essential nutrition actions (ENA) is of a paramount importance for the health of the mother an...

    Authors: Shamil Mudasir, Ebrahim Muktar and Abdu Oumer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:159
  5. This study presents CUPID, an advanced automated measurement software based on Artificial Intelligence (AI), designed to evaluate nine fetal biometric parameters in the mid-trimester. Our primary objective was...

    Authors: Xuesong Han, Junxuan Yu, Xin Yang, Chaoyu Chen, Han Zhou, Chuangxin Qiu, Yan Cao, Tianjing Zhang, Meiran Peng, Guiyao Zhu, Dong Ni, Yuanji Zhang and Nana Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:158
  6. It is estimated that since 2014, approximately 7.3 million Venezuelan migrants/refugees have left the country. Although both male and female migrants/refugees are vulnerable, female migrants/refugees are more ...

    Authors: Michele Zaman, Victoria McCann, Sofia Friesen, Monica Noriega, Maria Marisol, Susan A. Bartels and Eva Purkey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:157
  7. Georgia experienced an increase in maternal deaths (MD) during the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, which warrants further investigation. This study aimed to assess associ...

    Authors: Natia Skhvitaridze, Amiran Gamkrelidze, Tinatin Manjavidze, Tormod Brenn and Charlotta Rylander
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:156
  8. Risk perception is fundamental to decision-making; therefore its exploration is essential to gaining a comprehensive understanding of the decision-making process for peripartum interventions. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Nina H Peterwerth, Margareta Halek and Rainhild Schäfers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:155
  9. A healthy nutrition in pregnancy supports maternal health and fetal development, decreasing the risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Guidance by prenatal care professionals can increase women’s awareness regar...

    Authors: Merle Ebinghaus, Caroline Johanna Agricola, Janne Schmittinger, Nataliya Makarova and Birgit-Christiane Zyriax
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:154
  10. Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) accounts for 90% of all new paediatric HIV infections in Nigeria and for approximately 30% of the global burden. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a trainin...

    Authors: Adedoyin O. Ogunyemi, Kofoworola A. Odeyemi, Babasola O. Okusanya, Gbenga Olorunfemi, Melissa Simon, Mobolanle R. Balogun and Alani S. Akanmu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:153
  11. Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a long-term complication of cesarean section characterized by the localization of a subsequent gestational sac within the scar area or niche developed as a result of a previous...

    Authors: Xinxin You, Yan Ruan, Shouxiang Weng, Chenya Lin, Meifu Gan and Feng Qi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:151
  12. Neonatal jaundice is a significant contributor to illness and death in newborns, leading to frequent admissions to neonatal intensive care units. To better understand this issue, a study was conducted to ident...

    Authors: Tsedale Ayalew, Asressie Molla, Bereket Kefale, Tilahun Dessie Alene, Gebremeskel Kibret Abebe, Habtamu Setegn Ngusie and Alemu Birara Zemariam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:150
  13. Cesarean delivery rates have increased globally resulting in a public health concern. We estimate rates of cesarean deliveries among Thai women using the World Health Organization (WHO) Robson Classification s...

    Authors: Orada Patamasingh Na Ayudhaya, Wanitchaya Kittikraisak, Podjanee Phadungkiatwatana, Danielle Rentz Hunt, Krissada Tomyabatra, Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, Romeo R. Galang, Karen Chang, Tana Brummer, Lunthaporn Puttanavijarn, Parker Malek, Fatimah S. Dawood and Joshua A. Mott
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:149
  14. Unintended pregnancies can pose significant public health concerns for both maternal and child health because of their associated risks and implications. Experience of unintended pregnancies may lead to delay ...

    Authors: Milika Sikaluzwe, Million Phiri, Musonda Lemba, Liness Shasha and Mikidadi Muhanga
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:148
  15. Pregnancy is often associated with a change in health behaviors, leading some to suggest that pregnancy could be a teachable moment for lifestyle change. However, the prevalence and underlying mechanism of thi...

    Authors: Linda M. Uzan, Michelle Brust, Joyce M. Molenaar, Eva Leistra, Klarke Boor and Jessica C. Kiefte-de Jong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:147
  16. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is responsible for the development of 30–50% of type 2 diabetes mellitus that predisposes later to adverse consequences among affected mothers and their offspring. Several s...

    Authors: Khadija I. Alzarooni, Salah Abusnana, Hala Zakaria, Amal Hussein, Bashair M. Mussa and Ghada Mohammed
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:146
  17. A significant concern for Bangladesh is the high prevalence of adolescent pregnancy and the associated negative consequences for mother and baby, including a teen-related increased risk of preterm birth (PTB)....

    Authors: Shumona Sharmin Salam, Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Shema Mhajabin, Tapas Mazumder, Tamanna Majid, Md. Taqbir Us Samad Talha, Rajib Haider, Anika Tasneem Chowdhury, Sharmin Islam, Shafiqul Ameen, Sabrina Jabeen, Julie Balen, Shams El Arifeen, Quamrun Nahar and Dilly OC Anumba
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:145
  18. Maternal near-miss (MNM) is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) working group as a woman who nearly died but survived a life-threatening condition during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days of ...

    Authors: Aklilu Habte, Habtamu Mellie Bizuayehu, Lire Lemma and Yordanos Sisay
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:144
  19. Acknowledging the associated risk factors may have a positive impact on reducing the incidence of ectopic pregnancy (EP). In recent years, body mass index (BMI) has been mentioned in research. However, few stu...

    Authors: Jin-Shuang Ji, Ling Liu, Huan Huang, Hong-Wei Chen, Li Xiao, Xiang-Yi Lu, Yang-Yang Ni, Wen-Juan Jia and Lei Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:143
  20. Breastfeeding is vitally important for the health of the mother, baby, family and society. Especially the perception of breastfeeding self-efficacy of primiparous pregnant women is an important factor in breas...

    Authors: Ayşe Metin and Nazlı Baltacı
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:142
  21. Whether or not the effects of anemia in the early phase, while the fetuses attempts to increase cardiac output to meet oxygen requirement in peripheral organs, is detrimental to the fetal developing vital orga...

    Authors: Suchaya Luewan, Nattayaporn Apaijai, Nipon Chattipakorn, Siriporn C. Chattipakorn and Theera Tongsong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:141
  22. Globally, the burden of maternal malnutrition remains an enormous public health problem; malnourished pregnant women are at increased risk of having low-birth-weight (LBW) infants. Several reports suggest a po...

    Authors: Marwa Abdalla, Marwa M. Zein, Ahmed Sherif, Bassam Essam and Hend Mahmoud
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:140
  23. Mortality in premature neonates is a global public health problem. In developing countries, nearly 50% of preterm births ends with death. Sepsis is one of the major causes of death in preterm neonates. Risk pr...

    Authors: Tigabu Kidie Tesfie, Degefaye Zelalem Anlay, Birhanu Abie, Yazachew Moges Chekol, Negalgn Byadgie Gelaw, Tsion Mulat Tebeje and Yaregal Animut
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:139
  24. Local anaesthetic systemic toxicity (LAST) is a rare but life-threatening complication that can occur after local anaesthetic administration. Various clinical guidelines recommend an intravenous lipid emulsion...

    Authors: Makoto Tsuji, Masafumi Nii, Marie Furuta, Shinji Baba, Takahide Maenaka, Shigetaka Matsunaga, Hiroaki Tanaka and Atsushi Sakurai
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:138
  25. The purpose of this study was to investigate the risk factors for umbilical artery thrombosis (UAT) and the relationship between umbilical artery thrombosis and perinatal outcomes.

    Authors: Shuangjia Pan, Anjian Xu, Xinyue Lu, Baoyi Chen, Xianjun Chen and Ying Hua
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:137
  26. While the effectiveness of cardiotocography in reducing neonatal morbidity is still debated, it remains the primary method for assessing fetal well-being during labor. Evaluating how accurately professionals i...

    Authors: Imane Ben M’Barek, Badr Ben M’Barek, Grégoire Jauvion, Emilia Holmström, Antoine Agman, Jade Merrer and Pierre-François Ceccaldi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:136
  27. Intrauterine adhesion (IUA) can arise as a potential complication following uterine surgery, as the surgical procedure may damage the endometrial stratum basalis. The objective of this study was to assess and ...

    Authors: Jacqueline Pui Wah Chung, Tracy Sze Man Law, Karen NG, Patricia Nga Ping IP and Tin Chiu Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:135
  28. Pump-dependent mothers of very low birth weight (VLBW, < 1500g) infants experience specific challenges achieving sufficient milk supply in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and are therefore less frequen...

    Authors: Isabella Schwab, Till Dresbach, Tim Ohnhäuser, Dirk Horenkamp-Sonntag and Nadine Scholten
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:134
  29. About 25% of pregnant women experience bleeding in the early stage, and half of them eventually progress to pregnancy loss. Progesterone serves as a useful biomarker to predict miscarriage in threatened miscar...

    Authors: Yi Gong, Tong Jiang, Yang Sun, Guo-Lin Wu, Bu-Wei Han, Ying Shi, Shan Guan and Jian Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:133
  30. Compliance with standards of care is required for sustained improvement in the quality of delivery services. It thus represents a key challenge to improving maternal survival and meeting the Sustainable Develo...

    Authors: Sabita Tuladhar, Maria Delius, Matthias Siebeck, Cornelia Oberhauser, Deepak Paudel and Eva Rehfuess
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:132
  31. There is a dearth of evidence on the trends and inequalities in utilizing cesarean section (CS) among women in Bangladesh. Hence, this study aimed to estimate the socioeconomic and geographical inequalities in...

    Authors: Satyajit Kundu, Azaz Bin Sharif, Syed Sharaf Ahmed Chowdhury, Sadia Afroz, Rakhi Dey and Ahmed Hossain
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:131
  32. Mistreatment of childbearing women continues despite global attention to respectful care. In Ethiopia, although there have been reports of mistreatment of women during maternity care, the influence of this mis...

    Authors: Habtamu Kasaye, Vanessa Scarf, Annabel Sheehy and Kathleen Baird
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:129
  33. Combining pregnancy and parenthood with sporting activities or a professional athletic career can be challenging. The objective of this Collection is to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of pregnancy ...

    Authors: Rita Santos-Rocha and Anna Szumilewicz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:128
  34. Adverse birth outcomes particularly preterm births and congenital anomalies, are the leading causes of infant mortality globally, and the burden is highest in developing countries. We set out to determine the ...

    Authors: Harriet Mirieri, Ruth Nduati, Jeanette Dawa, Lydia Okutoyi, Eric Osoro, Cyrus Mugo, Dalton Wamalwa, Hafsa Jin, Dufton Mwaengo, Nancy Otieno, Doris Marwanga, Mufida Shabibi, Peninah Munyua, John Kinuthia, Erin Clancey, Marc-Alain Widdowson…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:127
  35. Chimerism results from the fusion of two zygotes in a single embryo, whereas mosaicism results from mitotic errors in a single zygote. True human chimerism is rare, with fewer than 100 cases reported in the li...

    Authors: Lin Chen, Li Wang, Yang Zeng, Daishu Yin, Feng Tang, Dan Xie, Hongmei Zhu, Lingping Li and Jing Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:126
  36. Maternal vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy has been associated with various maternal adverse events (MAE). However, the evidence regarding the effect of vitamin D supplementation on these outcomes is still...

    Authors: Nasrin Borumandnia, Maryam Rostami, Atefeh Talebi and Hamid Alavimajd
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:125
  37. Mother-infant separation, which is occurring with an increasing incidence, is a barrier to direct breastfeeding. Owing to the importance of breast milk to hospitalized infants, mothers are actively encouraged ...

    Authors: Xuemei Li, Yongqi Li, Lin Qian, Peng Han, Haoxue Feng and Hui Jiang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:124
  38. Uterine leiomyomas are hormone-dependent benign tumors and often begin to shrink after menopause due to the reduction in ovarian steroids. The influence of pregnancy on uterine leiomyomas size remains unclear....

    Authors: Lifang Zhu-ge, Qiaoli Bei, Weiping Pan and Xiaojun Ni
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:123
  39. According to prenatal ultrasonographic studies, single umbilical artery may be present alone or in association with other fetal abnormalities. So far, the exact pathogenesis of bladder exstrophy is unclear. So...

    Authors: Jun Zhan, Fenglin Jia, Qianqian Gao and Xue Xiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:122
  40. There is no single national guideline in Australia on the provision of postnatal care, which means there is potential for significant variation in the standard and quality of care. This review aimed to systema...

    Authors: Amanda Blair, Annie Tan, Caroline S. E. Homer and Joshua P. Vogel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:121
  41. Person-centered breastfeeding counseling is a key but often overlooked aspect of high-quality services. We explored women’s experiences of the Breastfeeding Heritage and Pride™ program, an evidence-based breas...

    Authors: Elizabeth C. Rhodes, Mahrukh Zahid, Nafeesa Abuwala, Grace Damio, Helen Wilde LaPlant, Carrianne Crummett, Rebecca Surprenant and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:120
  42. Empirical evidence shows that 4.6–6.3% of all women develop a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and approximately 10–15% postpartum depression (PPD) following childbirth. This study explores the relationsh...

    Authors: Franziska Marie Lea Beck-Hiestermann, Lisa Kathrin Hartung, Nadine Richert, Sandra Miethe and Silke Wiegand-Grefe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:118
  43. Unintended pregnancy and unmet contraceptive needs pose significant public health challenges, particularly in developing nations, where they contribute to maternal health risks. While previous research has exp...

    Authors: Daniel Asrat, Andrew Copas and Adesina Olubukola
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:117
  44. One of the pivotal determinants of maternal and neonatal health outcomes hinges on the choice of place of delivery. However, the decision to give birth within the confines of a health facility is shaped by a c...

    Authors: Ebenezer Kwesi Armah-Ansah, Eugene Budu, Elvis Ato Wilson, Kenneth Fosu Oteng, Nhyira Owusuaa Gyawu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah and Edward Kwabena Ameyaw
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:116
  45. Non-communicating rudimentary horn pregnancy (NCRHP) lead to life-threatening condition for both mother and fetus. Early diagnosis of NCRHP and laparoscopic resection is important to prevent catastrophic condi...

    Authors: So Yeon Shin, Hwang Kwon, Hyun Chul Kim, Min Jung Baek and Ji Eun Shin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:115
  46. Provision of effective care to all women and newborns during the perinatal period is a viable strategy for achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets on reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. This...

    Authors: Mercy Muwema, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Grace Edwards, Gorrette Nalwadda, Joanita Nangendo, Jaffer Okiring, Gloria Odei Obeng-Amoako, Wilson Mwanja, Elizabeth N. Ekong, Joan N. Kalyango and Dan K. Kaye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:113
  47. In many countries, abortions at 20 weeks and over for indications other than fetal or maternal medicine are difficult to access due to legal restrictions and limited availability of services. The Abortion and ...

    Authors: Mary Malek, Caroline SE Homer, Clare McDonald, Catherine M Hannon, Paddy Moore and Alyce N Wilson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:112

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