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  1. Over the last 20 years, global healthcare has placed a major focus on improving the survival rates of mothers and children, recognizing the potential to prevent a significant number of deaths resulting from pr...

    Authors: Gebeyehu Bulcha, Hordofa Gutema, Demisew Amenu and Zewdie Birhanu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:485
  2. Antenatal depression is a significant public health issue affecting pregnant women both globally and in China. Using data from a mobile app-based screening programme, this study explored the prevalence and fac...

    Authors: Dadong Wu, Siqi Chen, Xiaoqi Zhong, Jiayi Zhang, Guanglin Zhao and Lei Jiang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:480
  3. The number of Afghan families in the US has grown over the past two decades, yet there is a paucity of research focused on their maternal healthcare experiences. Afghan families have one of the highest fertili...

    Authors: Heidi J. Worabo, Fatima Safi, Sara L. Gill and Moshtagh Farokhi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:479
  4. Guinea-Bissau has among the world’s highest maternal and perinatal mortality rates. To improve access to quality maternal and child health (MCH) services and thereby reduce mortality, a national health system ...

    Authors: Sabine Margarete Damerow, Helene Vernon Adrian, Bucar Indjai, Elsi José Carlos Cá, Nanna Maaløe, Ane Bærent Fisker and Jane Brandt Sørensen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:478
  5. This study aimed to explore the ‘real time’ expectations, experiences and needs of men who attend maternity services to inform the development of strategies to enhance men’s inclusion.

    Authors: Gai Harrison, Kristy Fitzgerald, Patrick O’Leary, Alka Kothari and Leonie Callaway
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:477
  6. What kinds of fetal adverse outcomes beyond stillbirth directly correlate to the severity of intrahepatic cholestasis during pregnancy (ICP) remained tangled. Herein, we conducted a retrospective cohort study ...

    Authors: Qiulun Zhou, Yi Yuan, Yuying Wang, Zhuoqi He, Yannei Liang, Suyi Qiu, Yiting Chen, Yiru He, Zi Lv and Huishu Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:476
  7. Experiences during the birth hospitalization affect a family’s ability to establish and maintain breastfeeding. The Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding (Ten Steps) describe evidence-based hospital policies a...

    Authors: Kristin J. Marks, Lucas Gosdin, Lauren E. O’Connor, Heather C. Hamner and Daurice A. Grossniklaus
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:475
  8. To identify which non-invasive infection indicators could better predict post-cervical cerclage (CC) infections, and on which days after CC infection indicators should be closely monitored.

    Authors: Xiucong Fan, Yabin Ma, Yunxia Zhu, Weijun Tang, Xiaohui Dong and Ming Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:474
  9. Digital Polymerase Chain Reaction (dPCR) presents a promising approach for quantifying DNA and analyzing copy number variants, particularly in non-invasive prenatal testing. This method offers a streamlined an...

    Authors: Mohammadamin Parsaei, Mohadese Dashtkoohi, Tayyeb Ali Salmani, Mohammad Sadeq Najafi, Mohammad Haddadi, Marjan Ghaemi and Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:472
  10. Poor oral and dental health due to oral dysbiosis during pregnancy increases the risk for negative pregnancy outcomes. Communicating the importance of oral health is therefore essential in reducing the risk of...

    Authors: Merle Ebinghaus, Caroline Johanna Agricola, Janne Schmittinger, Nataliya Makarova and Birgit-Christiane Zyriax
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:471
  11. Labor pain is uniquely experienced and described by the woman giving birth, and it is often considered one of the most excruciating experiences for many women. This study aimed to evaluate factors associated w...

    Authors: Teketel Ermias Geltore, Getachew Alemu, Ayanos Taye, Eden Sileshi, Merkin Bekele and Lakew Lafebo Foto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:470
  12. With the increasing incidence of obesity and the childbearing-age delay among women, a debate over obesity’s impacts on pregnancy and neonatal outcomes becomes hot. The potential negative effects of obesity an...

    Authors: Xiaoping Liu, Panyu Chen, Meng Wang, Weie Zhao, Lei Jin, Juanzi Shi, Yundong Mao, Cuilian Zhang, Xiaoyan Liang and Rui Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:469
  13. This study evaluates the efficacy of intrauterine hCG perfusion for RIF, as defined by ESHRE 2023 guidelines, highlighting hCG as a cost-effective alternative to other immunotherapies, especially suitable for ...

    Authors: Xi Luo, Yuerong Wu, Yongfang Xu, Lujuan Rong, Xiaoping Liu, Xiaoting Zhou, Yun Bai and Ze Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:468
  14. Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, and cervical incompetence (CIC) is a significant contribution. Cervical cerclage (CC) is an effective obstetric intervent...

    Authors: Linxiang Huang, Wenting Wang, Yuchuan Wang, Jie Chen, Shuping Jin, Xiaoxuan Qi, Yujia Qian and Qing Cheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:467
  15. While well-established associations exist between socioeconomic conditions and smoking during pregnancy (SDP), less is known about social disparities in the risk of continuous SDP. Intersectional analyses that...

    Authors: Sten Axelsson Fisk, Jannike Cassel, Mikael Rostila, Can Liu and Sol Pia Juárez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:465
  16. Cesarean hysterectomy as a traditional therapeutic maneuver for placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) has been associated with serious morbidity, conservative management has been used in many institutions to treat w...

    Authors: Siman Pan, Minmin Han, Tianlang Zhai, Yufei Han, Yihan Lu, Shiyun Huang, Qing Zuo, Ziyan Jiang and Zhiping Ge
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:463
  17. Maternal Group B Streptococcus (GBS) colonization is influenced by many factors but results are inconsistent. Consideration of antenatal risk factors may help inform decision making on GBS microbiological cult...

    Authors: Ruziyati Esmaon, Boon Kiong Lim, Farah Gan, Mukhri Hamdan and Peng Chiong Tan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:461
  18. Although minimally invasive hysterectomy offers advantages, abdominal hysterectomy remains the predominant surgical method. Creating a standardized dataset and establishing a hysterectomy registry system prese...

    Authors: Fatemeh Moghadami Asl, Elham Maserat, Maryam Vaezi and Zeinab Mohammadzadeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:460
  19. To assess pregnancy outcomes in women with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) reinfection.

    Authors: Yan Ma, Qingxia Zhang, Zhenli Shan, Yanting Chen, Yan Chen, Xiaoyu Pan and Yiying Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:459
  20. Anaemia during pregnancy is common worldwide. In Australia, approximately 17% of non-pregnant women of reproductive age have anaemia, increasing to a rate of 25% in pregnant women. This study sought to determi...

    Authors: Mariam Ebrahim, Priya Dharshini Vadive, Tegan Dutton, Anayochukwu Edward Anyasodor, Uchechukwu Levi Osuagwu and Jannine Bailey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:457
  21. TBX6, a member of the T-box gene family, encodes the transcription factor box 6 that is critical for somite segmentation in vertebrates. It is known that the compound heterozygosity of disruptive variants in tran...

    Authors: Guoqiang Li, Yiyao Chen, Xu Han, Niu Li and Shuyuan Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:456
  22. The rates of labor induction and cesarean delivery is rising worldwide. With the confluence of these trends, the labor induction rate in trials of labor after cesarean can be as high as 27-32.7%. Induction of ...

    Authors: Sze Ping Tan, Saniyati Badri Bashirudin, Rajeev Kumar Rajaratnam and Farah Gan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:455
  23. The Moon has a noticeable influence on the Earth due to its gravity, the most visible manifestation of which are tides. We aimed to see if the Moon’s daily cycle, like the Sun’s, affects the prevalence and inc...

    Authors: Ambrogio P. Londero, Serena Bertozzi, Gabriele Messina, Anjeza Xholli, Virginia Michelerio, Laura Mariuzzi, Federico Prefumo and Angelo Cagnacci
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:454
  24. An individualized education using visual aids, allowing the woman to demonstrate what she has learned, and providing the opportunity for the woman to ask questions are important in terms of breastfeeding self-...

    Authors: Elif Ocaktan Çetindemir and Eda Cangöl
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:453
  25. The negative impact of adverse perinatal mental health extends beyond the mother and child; therefore, it is essential to make an early intervention for the management of mental illness during pregnancy. Resil...

    Authors: Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, An-Sofie Van Parys, David Arthur, Nicole Letourneau, Gail Wagnild and Olivier Degomme
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:452
  26. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are a significant cause of maternal mortality worldwide. The classification and treatment of hypertension in pregnancy remain debated. We aim to compare the effectiven...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran Nisar, Ibrahim Kabole, Rasheda Khanam, Shahira Shahid, Bihila Abdalla Bakari, Nabidul Haque Chowdhury, Muhammad Farrukh Qazi, Arup Dutta, Sayedur Rahman, Javairia Khalid, Usha Dhingra, Tarik Hasan, Nadia Ansari, Saikat Deb, Dipak K. Mitra, Usma Mehmood…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:451
  27. Pregnancy is an important period of life for women and their husbands as the couple’s health is essential. The present study evaluated the impact of some factors (marital adjustment with depressive symptoms) o...

    Authors: Sara Zohouri, Mahbobeh Faramarzi and Reza Ghorban Jahromi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:450
  28. Educational programs incorporating physical activity (PA) sessions and nutritional workshops have demonstrated potential benefits for overweight and obese pregnant women. However, participation in such program...

    Authors: Sophie Lelorain, Philippe Deruelle, Hélène Béhal, Elise Machet, Marie Thiblet, Christelle Lengagne-Piedbois, Valerie Deken-Delannoy and Marie Pigeyre
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:449
  29. In the United States, maternal health inequities disproportionately affect Global Majority (e.g., Asian, Black, and Hispanic) populations. Despite a substantial body of research underscoring the influence of r...

    Authors: Frances M. Howell, Katharine J. McCarthy, Natalie Boychuk, Micki Burdick, Sarah Nowlin, Sheela Maru, Oluwadamilola Oshewa, Maria Monterroso, Alva Rodriguez, Cecilia Katzenstein, Regina Longley, Camila Cabrera, Elizabeth A. Howell, Lisa Levine, Teresa Janevic and Daniel A. Gundersen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:448
  30. Phytochemicals are non-nutritive bioactive compounds with beneficial effects on the metabolism of glucose. This study aimed to clarify the possible causal effect of the pre-pregnancy dietary phytochemical inde...

    Authors: Neda Heidarzadeh-Esfahani, Javad Heshmati, Reihaneh Pirjani, Ashraf Moini, Mehrnoosh shafaatdoost, Mahnaz Esmaeili, Azar Mardi-Mamaghani, Seyyed Mostafa Nachvak and Mahdi Sepidarkish
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:447
  31. Interference with activities of daily living can negatively impact maternal practices both physically and psychologically. This study aimed to explore the patterns of interference with activities of daily livi...

    Authors: Akiko Yamada, Yuki Takahashi, Yurika Usami and Koji Tamakoshi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:446
  32. Maternal injury with any form of perineal trauma following vaginal delivery is very common which ranges globally from 16.2 to 90.4%. The frequency of Obstetric anal sphincter Injuries and the incidence of cerv...

    Authors: Nigat Amsalu Addis, Demelash Abraham, Mihret Getnet, Alehegn Bishaw and Zelalem Mengistu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:445
  33. Although male participation in maternal health has gained increasing recognition and support over the years, little is known about male involvement during pregnancy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thi...

    Authors: Francine E. Wood, Anastasia J. Gage, Eric Mafuta and Jane T. Bertrand
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:444
  34. Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-related multi-organ disease and a significant cause of incidence rate and mortality of pregnant women and newborns worldwide. Delivery remains the only available treatment for ...

    Authors: Guili Chen, Yuanyuan Chen, Yao Shi, Zhoufen Mao, Jiaqi Lou and Jianting Ma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:443
  35. This review aimed to provide healthcare professionals with a scientific summary of best available research evidence on factors influencing respectful perinatal care. The review question was ‘What were the perc...

    Authors: Petronellah Lunda, Catharina Susanna Minnie and Welma Lubbe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:442
  36. The Continuum of care for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health includes integrated service delivery for mothers and children from pre-pregnancy to delivery, the immediate postnatal period, and chi...

    Authors: Liyew Mekonen Ayehubizu, Semehal Haile Yohannes, Zemenu Shiferaw Yadeta and Metsihet Tariku Fetene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:441
  37. The study aimed to investigate the potential influence of COVID-19 infection on embryo implantation and early development in women undergoing frozen embryo transfer (FET), with a specific focus on infections o...

    Authors: Yiling Ko, Luting Chen, Chengliang Zhou, Ji Xi, Yu Xiao and Xiaojun Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:440
  38. Perineal lacerations are a very common complication of post-partum. Usually, the repair of 1st and 2nd-grade lacerations is performed after the administration of local anesthesia. Despite the great relevance o...

    Authors: Stefano Restaino, Matilde Degano, Elisa Rizzante, Ginevra Battello, Federico Paparcura, Anna Biasioli, Martina Arcieri, Gabriele Filip, Luigi Vetrugno, Teresa Dogareschi, Tiziana Bove, Marco Petrillo, Giampiero Capobianco, Giuseppe Vizzielli and Lorenza Driul
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:439
  39. Differential exposure to chronic stressors by race/ethnicity may help explain Black-White inequalities in rates of preterm birth. However, researchers have not investigated the cumulative, interactive, and pop...

    Authors: Sangmi Kim, Patricia A. Brennan, George M. Slavich, Vicki Hertzberg, Ursula Kelly and Anne L. Dunlop
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:438
  40. Experiencing childbirth as traumatic is common and can have long-lasting negative consequences for women’s mental health. However, fostering a sense of social identity has been shown to protect psychological w...

    Authors: Shama El-Salahi, Rebecca Knowles Bevis and Lorna Hogg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:437
  41. Early initiation of prenatal care is widely accepted to improve the health outcomes of pregnancy for both mothers and their infants. Identification of the various barriers to entry into care that patients expe...

    Authors: Valerie N. Holt, Elan Pelegrí, Mary Hardy, Lindsey Buchin, Isaac Dapkins and Meleen Chuang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:436

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