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  1. Several studies have investigated the correlation between the serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) level and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in controlled ovarian stimulation cycles; however, studies regar...

    Authors: Kenji Ezoe, Xiaowen Ni, Tamotsu Kobayashi and Keiichi Kato

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:740

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  2. Studies on medication-related problems (MRPs) among pregnant women are scarce, despite the potential consequences for both mother and child. This study aimed to describe the prevalence, clinical significance, ...

    Authors: Seid Mussa Ahmed, Johanne Sundby, Yesuf Ahmed Aragaw and Hedvig Nordeng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:737

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  3. Engaging community health workers in a formalised death review process through verbal and social autopsy has been utilised in different settings to estimate the burden and causes of mortality, where civil regi...

    Authors: Jude Igumbor, Olatunji Adetokunboh, Jocelyn Muller, Edna N. Bosire, Ademola Ajuwon, Rene Phetlhu, Marjorie Mbule, Agnes Ronan, Fiona Burtt, Esca Scheepers and Kathrin Schmitz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:736

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  4. Mothers with hypertensive disorder of pregnancy can be managed with either immediate or delayed induction of labour with expectant monitoring of both mother and baby. There are risks and benefits associated wi...

    Authors: Jia Li, Xuecheng Shao, Shurong Song, Qian Liang, Yang Liu and Xiaojin Qi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:735

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  5. Self-reported pre-pregnancy weight and weight measured in the first trimester are both used to estimate pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) but there is limited information on...

    Authors: Thaís Rangel Bousquet Carrilho, Kathleen M. Rasmussen, Dayana Rodrigues Farias, Nathalia Cristina Freitas Costa, Mônica Araújo Batalha, Michael E. Reichenheim, Eric O. Ohuma, Jennifer A. Hutcheon and Gilberto Kac

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:734

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  6. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are associated with high maternal mortality in Ghana and globally. Evidence shows that there is poor availability of pregnancy-related point-of-care (POC) tests in Gha...

    Authors: Desmond Kuupiel, Kwame Manu Adu, Vitalis Bawontuo, Philip T. N. Tabong, Duncan A. Adogboba and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:733

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  7. Women with unplanned pregnancies use folic acid less frequently, and more often use potentially teratogenic medications in the first trimester. Yet most studies based on routinely collected data lack informati...

    Authors: Sarah Hjorth, Mollie Wood, Fatima Tauqeer and Hedvig Nordeng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:731

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  8. The rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months postpartum is only 50% in Japan. In order to increase this rate, we aimed to examine modifiable factors related to exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months postpartum...

    Authors: Mie Shiraishi, Masayo Matsuzaki, Shoko Kurihara, Maki Iwamoto and Mieko Shimada

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:730

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH) is a known remedy for saving women’s lives when faced with the challenging situation of severe post partum hemorrhage not responsive to conservative management. However,...

    Authors: Patrick Pilli, Peter Sekweyama and Anthony Kayira

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:729

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  10. The optimal objective of infertility treatments is to increase pregnancy rate. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a collaborative counseling program on pregnancy rate in women undergoing ...

    Authors: Mahboobeh Rasoulzadeh Bidgoli, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:728

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  11. Studies on uptake of first dose of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) are lacking, despite it being a predictor of subsequent doses. This study aimed at assessing the determinants of uptake ...

    Authors: Ahmed Dahiru Balami, Salmiah Md. Said, Nor Afiah Mohd. Zulkefli, Norsa’adah Bachok and Bala Audu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:726

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  12. In 2009, the Steering Committee for Pregnancy and Childbirth in the Netherlands recommended the implementation of continuous care during labor in order to improve perinatal outcomes. However, in current care, ...

    Authors: Adrie Lettink, Karina Chaibekava, Luc Smits, Josje Langenveld, Rafli van de Laar, Babette Peeters, Marie-Louise Verstappen, Carmen Dirksen, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze and Hubertina Scheepers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:725

    Content type: Study protocol

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  13. Nowadays, a positive HBV carrier status is common among pregnant women, especially in endemic areas (such as China), little is known about the impact of maternal HBV infection on the risk of adverse pregnancy ...

    Authors: Yulong Zhang, Jiacheng Chen, Tingting Liao, Siwen Chen, Jianying Yan and Xiaoqian Lin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:724

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  14. Studies reveal that promoting the breastfeeding knowledge level help to improve breastfeeding behaviors. Promoting breastfeeding knowledge is a simple and economical way to increase breastfeeding rates. Howeve...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Hua-xuan You and Bi-ru Luo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:723

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  15. Although under-5 mortality has decreased in the last two decades, neonatal mortality remains a global health challenge. Despite achieving notable progress, Ethiopia has still one of the highest neonatal mortal...

    Authors: Francesco Cavallin, Teresa Bonasia, Desalegn Abebe Yimer, Fabio Manenti, Giovanni Putoto and Daniele Trevisanuto

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:722

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  16. Community-based bilingual doula (CBD) services have been established to respond to migrant women’s needs and reduce barriers to high quality maternity care. The aim of this study was to compare birth outcomes ...

    Authors: Ulrika Byrskog, Rhonda Small and Erica Schytt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:721

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  17. Water immersion during labour can provide benefits including reduced need for regional analgesia and a shorter labour. However, in the United Kingdom a minority of women use a pool for labour or birth, with po...

    Authors: Sarah Milosevic, Susan Channon, Jacqueline Hughes, Billie Hunter, Mary Nolan, Rebecca Milton and Julia Sanders

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:719

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  18. Receiving epidural analgesia during labor can possibly have negative consequences for mother and child. Yet, the use of epidural analgesia rapidly increased in the Netherlands over the last decade. Since anten...

    Authors: Lianne P Hulsbosch, Ivan Nyklíček, Eva S Potharst, Myrthe GBM Boekhorst and Victor JM Pop

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:718

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  19. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) affect 5–10% of pregnant women. Women after HDP have 2–3 times increased risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes, as soon as 5–10 years after pregnancy. Australian h...

    Authors: Heike Roth, Caroline S. E. Homer, Clare Arnott, Lynne Roberts, Mark Brown and Amanda Henry

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:717

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  20. Our objective was to evaluate risks of adverse obstetric outcomes in pregnancies with myoma(s) or in pregnancies following myomectomy.

    Authors: Se Jin Lee, Hyun Sun Ko, Sunghun Na, Jin Young Bae, Won Joon Seong, Jong Woon Kim, Jaeeun Shin, Hae Joong Cho, Gyu Yeon Choi, Jinsil Kim, Geum Joon Cho and In Yang Park

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:716

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  21. Few studies have focused on cesarean delivery (CD) trends among primipara under the one-child and the two-child policies. This study aimed to explore the trends in CD rates among primipara during 1995–2019 and...

    Authors: Guoqiang Sun, Ying Lin, Honglian Lu, Wenjing He, Ruyan Li, Lijun Yang, Xian Liu, Hongyan Wang, Xuewen Yang and Yao Cheng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:715

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  22. Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) has been related to vitamin D binding protein (GC) gene polymorphism, demographics and lifestyle factors in different populations. However, previous studies only focused on demographic ...

    Authors: Siew-Siew Lee, King-Hwa Ling, Maiza Tusimin, Raman Subramaniam, Kartini Farah Rahim and Su-Peng Loh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:714

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  23. Prenatal screening for chromosome aneuploidies have constantly been evolving, especially with the introduction of cell-free fetal DNA (cfDNA) screening in the most recent years. This study compares the perform...

    Authors: Tianhua Huang, Clare Gibbons, Shamim Rashid, Megan K. Priston, H. Melanie Bedford, Ellen Mak-Tam and Wendy S. Meschino

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:713

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  24. Delays in accessing skilled delivery services are a major contributor to high maternal mortality in resource-limited settings. In 2015, the government of The Gambia initiated a results-based financing interven...

    Authors: Laura Ferguson, Rifat Hasan, Chantelle Boudreaux, Hannah Thomas, Mariama Jallow and Günther Fink

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:712

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  25. The Medical Birth Registry of Norway (MBRN) provides national coverage of all births. While retrieval of most of the information in the birth records is mandatory, mothers may refrain to provide information on...

    Authors: Liv Grøtvedt, Grace M. Egeland, Liv Grimstvedt Kvalvik and Christian Madsen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:710

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  26. To demonstrate that studies on induction of labour should be analyzed by parity as there is a significant difference in the labour outcome among induced nulliparous and multiparous women.

    Authors: Branko Denona, Michael Foley, Rhona Mahony and Michael Robson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:709

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  27. Poor women in hard-to-reach areas are least likely to receive healthcare and thus carry the burden of maternal and perinatal mortality from complications of childbirth. This study evaluated the effect of an en...

    Authors: Duncan N. Shikuku, Geofrey Tanui, Mercy Wabomba, Dennis Wanjala, Josephine Friday, Taphroze Peru, Evelyne Atamba and Kenneth Sisimwo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:708

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  28. Maternal undernutrition is highly prevalent in underdeveloped countries. Hence, this study was intended to determine the prevalence and associated factors of undernutrition among pregnant women visiting ANC cl...

    Authors: Mohammed Muze, Mubarek Yesse, Shemsu Kedir and Abdilmejid Mustefa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:707

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  29. The reactivity of the pulmonary vascular bed to the administration of oxygen is well established in the post-natal circulation. The vasoreactivity demonstrated by the fetal pulmonary artery Doppler waveform in...

    Authors: Ann McHugh, Colm Breatnach, Neidin Bussmann, Orla Franklin, Afif El-Khuffash and Fionnuala M. Breathnach

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:706

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  30. During pregnancy, about 10 to 20% of women experience depressive symptoms. Subclinical depression increases the risk of peripartum depression, maternal neuro-endocrine dysregulations, and adverse birth and inf...

    Authors: Anke B. Witteveen, Jens Henrichs, Annika L. Walker, Ernst T. Bohlmeijer, Huibert Burger, Yvonne Fontein-Kuipers, Francois G. Schellevis, Claire A.I. Stramrood, Miranda Olff, Corine J. Verhoeven and Ank de Jonge

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:705

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  31. Trauma, natural and man-made catastrophic events can be predictors of postpartum psychological distress. In a public health response due to coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, the Italian government imposed a l...

    Authors: Luca Ostacoli, Stefano Cosma, Federica Bevilacqua, Paola Berchialla, Marialuisa Bovetti, Andrea Roberto Carosso, Francesca Malandrone, Sara Carletto and Chiara Benedetto

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:703

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  32. In the Twin Birth Study, women at 320/7–386/7 weeks of gestation, in whom the first twin was in cephalic presentation, were randomized to planned vaginal delivery or cesarean section. The study found no significa...

    Authors: C Dougan, L Gotha, N Melamed, A Aviram, EV Asztalos, S Anabusi, AR Willan, JFR Barrett and E Mei-Dan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:702

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  33. There is an unquestionable need to adapt health care to the needs of each woman, to foster her self-confidence and provide her with the autonomy to manage her own maternity. This involves empowering her to cho...

    Authors: Carmen Paz-Pascual, Isabel Artieta-Pinedo, Maite Espinosa and Paola Bully

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:701

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  34. The annual rate of stillbirth in Sweden has remained largely unchanged for the past 30 years. In Sweden, there is no national audit system for stillbirths. The aim of the study was to determine if a regional m...

    Authors: I. Sterpu, J. Bolk, S. Perers Öberg, I. Hulthén Varli and E. Wiberg Itzel

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:700

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  35. Adolescent pregnancy is a public health concern in Malawi as it is associated with high risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes. Almost 29% of adolescent women aged 15–19 years are already mothers and adolescent f...

    Authors: Lucy Ida Kululanga, Alice Kadango, Gaily Lungu, Diana Jere, Matthews Ngwale and Lily Caroline Kumbani

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:699

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  36. Full dilatation caesarean sections are associated with recurrent early spontaneous preterm birth and late miscarriage. The risk following first stage caesarean sections, are less well defined, but appears to b...

    Authors: Naomi Carlisle, Agnieszka Glazewska-Hallin, Lisa Story, Jenny Carter, Paul T. Seed, Natalie Suff, Lucie Giblin, Jana Hutter, Raffaele Napolitano, Mary Rutherford, Daniel C. Alexander, Nigel Simpson, Amrita Banerjee, Anna L. David and Andrew H. Shennan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:698

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  37. Under the Children Act 1989, local authorities in Wales, UK, can issue care proceedings if they are concerned about the welfare of a child, which can lead to removal of a child from parents. For mothers at ris...

    Authors: L. J. Griffiths, R. D. Johnson, K. Broadhurst, S. Bedston, L. Cusworth, B. Alrouh, D. V. Ford and A. John

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:697

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  38. The World Health Organization does not recommend dilatation and sharp curettage (D&C) for the surgical treatment of miscarriage during the first trimester because this may cause Asherman’s syndrome due to endo...

    Authors: Toshiyuki Kakinuma, Kaoru Kakinuma, Yuuka Sakamoto, Yoshimasa Kawarai, Koyomi Saito, Motomasa Ihara, Yoshio Matsuda, Ikuo Sato, Michitaka Ohwada, Kaoru Yanagida and Hirokazu Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:695

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  39. In 2015, the stillbirth rate after 28 weeks (late gestation) in Australia was 35% higher than countries with the lowest rates globally. Reductions in late gestation stillbirth rates have steadily improved in A...

    Authors: C. J. Andrews, D. Ellwood, P. F. Middleton, A. Gordon, M. Nicholl, C. S. E. Homer, J. Morris, G. Gardener, M. Coory, M. Davies-Tuck, F. M. Boyle, E. Callander, A. Bauman and V. J. Flenady

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:694

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  40. Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable brain harm and cognitive impairment in children. Portuguese women of childbearing age, pregnant women and their progeny were shown to have inadequate i...

    Authors: Maria Lopes-Pereira, Susana Roque, Patrício Costa, Anna Quialheiro, Nadine Correia Santos, Ana Goios, Laura Vilarinho, Margarida Correia-Neves and Joana Almeida Palha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:693

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  41. Exposure to environmental stressors can lead to shorter leukocyte telomere length and increase the risk of chronic diseases. Preservation of leukocyte telomere length by reducing oxidative stress exposure and ...

    Authors: Etienne Nsereko, Aline Uwase, Claude Mambo Muvunyi, Stephen Rulisa, David Ntirushwa, Patricia Moreland, Elizabeth J. Corwin, Nicole Santos, Jue Lin, Jyu-Lin Chen, Manasse Nzayirambaho and Janet M. Wojcicki

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:692

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  42. Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) is an iatrogenic condition characterized by capillary hyperpermeability which can be predicted by preovulatory ovarian responses such as number of follicles. A variety ...

    Authors: Miaad Jabbar Alhilali, Abbas Parham, Armin Attaranzadeh, Malihe Amirian and Mohammad Azizzadeh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:691

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