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  1. Content type: Research article

    Poor diabetes management prior to conception, results in increased rates of fetal malformations and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. We describe the development of an integrated, pre-pregnancy management stra...

    Authors: Maryam Sina, Freya MacMillan, Tinashe Dune, Navodya Balasuriya, Nouran Khouri, Ngan Nguyen, Vasyngpong Jongvisal, Xiang Hui Lay and David Simmons

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:402

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    To investigate the associations of maternal variables – sociodemographic, obstetrical and maternal near miss (MNM) variables – with neonatal near miss (NNM) using the new concept of NNM formulated by the Centr...

    Authors: Telmo Henrique Barbosa de Lima, Leila Katz, Samir Buainain Kassar and Melania Maria Amorim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:401

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Maternal mortality is an important health indicator for the overall health of a population. This study assessed the causes and contributing factors to maternal mortality that occurred in the Gaza-Strip between...

    Authors: Bettina Bӧttcher, Nasser Abu-El-Noor, Belal Aldabbour, Fadel Naim Naim and Yousef Aljeesh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:396

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The view that 2 l of crystalloid and 1.5 l of colloid can be infused while awaiting compatible blood for patients with major postpartum haemorrhage is based on expert opinion documents. We describe real-world ...

    Authors: Ada Gillissen, Thomas van den Akker, Camila Caram-Deelder, Dacia D C A Henriquez, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Jos J M van Roosmalen, Jeroen Eikenboom and Johanna G van der Bom

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:398

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Evidence has shown that there are several physical and mental advantages of exercise during pregnancy. Despite this, the recommendations for exercise during pregnancy are poorly fulfilled. The aim of this stud...

    Authors: Maria Ekelin, Mette Langeland Iversen, Mette Grønbæk Backhausen and Hanne Kristine Hegaard

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:399

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The symptoms of anemia and depression are very similar suggesting that there may be an association between the two entities. The aim of this study is to assess whether postpartum anemia (PPA) is an independent...

    Authors: Nirmala Chandrasekaran, Leanne R De Souza, Marcelo L Urquia, Beverley Young, Anne Mcleod, Rory Windrim and Howard Berger

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:400

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  7. Content type: Research article

    For over 25 years cord blood has been used as an alternative to bone marrow for therapeutic use in conditions of the blood, immune system and metabolic disorders. Parents can decide if they would like to priva...

    Authors: Lisa Peberdy, Jeanine Young, Debbie Louise Massey and Lauren Kearney

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:395

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Self-reliance (the need to rely on one’s own efforts and abilities) is cited as a potential coping strategy for decreased or absent social support during pregnancy. Little data exists on how women view self-re...

    Authors: Blair C. McNamara, Abigail Cutler, Lisbet Lundsberg, Holly Powell Kennedy and Aileen Gariepy

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:393

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite the significant benefits of early detection and management of pregnancy related complications during antenatal care (ANC) visits, not all pregnant women in Tanzania initiate ANC in a timely manner. The...

    Authors: Eveline Thobias Konje, Moke Tito Nyambita Magoma, Jennifer Hatfield, Susan Kuhn, Reginald S. Sauve and Deborah Margret Dewey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:394

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Utilization of institutional delivery services could be hampered by women’s experience of disrespectful and abusive care during childbirth. However, such experiences are not well documented and taken into cons...

    Authors: Mengistu Welday Gebremichael, Alemayehu Worku, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Kerstin Edin and Yemane Berhane

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:392

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), nomads account for 30 to 60 million people. Their mobility, due to a constant search for pastures and water points, makes health services less accessible to them. Few nomadic women...

    Authors: M.A. Ag Ahmed, L. Hamelin-Brabant and M.P. Gagnon

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:388

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The main intervention under ReMiND program consisted of a mobile health application which was used by community health volunteers, called ASHAs, for counselling pregnant women and nursing mothers. This program...

    Authors: Shankar Prinja, Aditi Gupta, Pankaj Bahuguna and Ruby Nimesh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:390

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Childbirth fear is a health concern in women living in high-income countries; however, little is known about childbirth fear among women living in low-income countries like Malawi. In this study, we explored c...

    Authors: Madalitso Khwepeya, Gabrielle T Lee, Su-Ru Chen and Shu-Yu Kuo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:391

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The seroprevalence of Toxoplasma gondii ranges widely in different areas of the world and different populations. Although toxoplasmosis is typically benign and asymptomatic, it induces major complications in immu...

    Authors: Jacek Smereka, Lukasz Szarpak, Kurt Ruetzler, Yehoshua Schacham, Adam Smereka, Marek Dabrowski, Marzena Terpilowska, Lukasz Terpilowski and Ishag Adam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:389

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    About one-third of women report their childbirth as traumatic and up to 10% have severe traumatic stress responses to birth. The prevalence of Posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth (PTSD FC) is es...

    Authors: Josefin Sjömark, Thomas Parling, Maria Jonsson, Margareta Larsson and Agneta Skoog Svanberg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:387

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The reported positive association between opiatic drug use during pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes might be confounded by other factors related to high-risk behaviors, including the use of other harmfu...

    Authors: Siavash Maghsoudlou, Sven Cnattingius, Scott Montgomery, Mohsen Aarabi, Shahriar Semnani, Anna-Karin Wikström and Shahram Bahmanyar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:358

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In India, the neonatal mortality rate is nearly double the Sustainable Development Goal target with more than half of neonatal deaths occurring in only four states, one of which is Bihar. Evaluations of immedi...

    Authors: Brennan Vail, Melissa C. Morgan, Jessica Dyer, Amelia Christmas, Susanna R. Cohen, Megha Joshi, Aboli Gore, Tanmay Mahapatra and Dilys M. Walker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:385

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of premature rupture of membranes ranges from about 5% to 10% of all deliveries. A woman with premature rupture of membranes is at risk of intra-amniotic infection, postpartum infection, endometr...

    Authors: Natnael Etsay Assefa, Hailemariam Berhe, Fiseha Girma, Kidanemariam Berhe, Yodit Zewdie Berhe, Gidiom Gebreheat, Weldu Mamu Werid, Almaz Berhe, Hagos B Rufae and Guesh Welu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:386

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Professional guidelines indicate that pregnancy options counseling should be offered to pregnant women, in particular those experiencing an unintended pregnancy. However, research on whether pregnancy options ...

    Authors: Nancy F. Berglas, Valerie Williams, Katrina Mark and Sarah C. M. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:384

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  20. Content type: Research

    To address the shortfall in human resources for health, Ethiopia launched the Health Extension Program (HEP) in 2004, establishing a health post with two female health extension workers (HEWs) in every kebele (co...

    Authors: Zufan Abera Damtew, Ali Mehryar Karim, Chala Tesfaye Chekagn, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Bantalem Yihun, Barbara A. Willey and Wuleta Betemariam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):373

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  21. Content type: Research

    Maternal and newborn mortality rates in Ethiopia are among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of deaths take place during childbirth or within the following 48 h. Therefore, ensuring facility deli...

    Authors: Dessalew Emaway Altaye, Ali Mehryar Karim, Wuleta Betemariam, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Tesfaye Shigute and Pauline Scheelbeek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):372

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  22. Content type: Research

    Community participation and community health volunteer programs are an essential part of the health system so that health services are responsive and accountable to community needs. Information systems are nec...

    Authors: Ali Mehryar Karim, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Tesfaye Shigute, Dessalew Emaway Altaye, Selamawit Dagnew, Firew Solomon, Mulu Hailu, Gizachew Tadele, Bantalem Yihun, Nebiyu Getachew and Wuleta Betemariam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):359

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  23. Content type: Research

    Maternal and newborn health care intervention coverage has increased in many low-income countries over the last decade, yet poor quality of care remains a challenge, limiting health gains. The World Health Org...

    Authors: Tewabech Wereta, Wuleta Betemariam, Ali Mehryar Karim, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Selamawit Dagnew, Abera Wanboru and Antoinette Bhattacharya

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):364

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  24. Content type: Research article

    The rates of caesarean section (CS) are increasing globally. CS rates are one of the most frequently used indicators of health care quality. Vaginal Birth After Caesarean (VBAC) could be considered a reasonabl...

    Authors: Paola Colais, Katia Bontempi, Luigi Pinnarelli, Carlo Piscicelli, Ilenia Mappa, Danilo Fusco and Marina Davoli

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:383

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  25. Content type: Research article

    A key focus of the Closing the Gap campaign is to reduce low birthweight in Aboriginal babies. Limited research exists on factors affecting Aboriginal birthweight in urban areas.

    Authors: Elisa J. Ford, Thomas J. Cade, Lex W. Doyle and Mark P. Umstad

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:382

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    A Finnish joint research effort Kuopio Birth Cohort (KuBiCo) seeks to evaluate the effects of genetics, epigenetics and different risk factors (medication, nutrition, lifestyle factors and environmental aspect...

    Authors: Pasi Huuskonen, Leea Keski-Nisula, Seppo Heinonen, Sari Voutilainen, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Juha Pekkanen, Jussi Lampi, Soili M Lehto, Hannariikka Haaparanta, Antti-Pekka Elomaa, Raimo Voutilainen, Katri Backman, Hannu Kokki, Kirsti Kumpulainen, Jussi Paananen, Kirsi Vähäkangas…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:381

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Late- and postterm pregnancy are associated with adverse perinatal outcomes, like perinatal death. We evaluated causes of death and substandard care factors (SSFs) in term and postterm perinatal death.

    Authors: Joep C. Kortekaas, Anke C. Scheuer, Esteriek de Miranda, Aimée E. van Dijk, Judit K. J. Keulen, Aafke Bruinsma, Ben W. J. Mol, Frank P. H. A. Vandenbussche and Jeroen van Dillen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:380

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Lactating women need to consume a high-quality diet to replete nutrient stores depleted during pregnancy and to ensure sufficient nutrition for breastfeeding. However, several studies reported suboptimal dieta...

    Authors: Kai Yu, Yong Xue, Wenzhi Zhao, Ai Zhao, Wenjun Li, Yumei Zhang and Peiyu Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:379

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Lifestyle interventions for obese pregnant women have been widely researched but little is known about predictors of low adherence or poor outcomes. This study evaluated the prospective associations between el...

    Authors: Emma Molyneaux, Shahina Begum, Annette L. Briley, Paul T. Seed, Louise M. Howard and Lucilla Poston

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:378

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal death in low- and middle-income countries. In Nepal, abortion is reported to be the third leading cause of maternal death. We aimed to investigate the prevalen...

    Authors: Abinath Yogi, Prakash K.C and Subas Neupane

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:376

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Rising rates of caesarean section (CS) are a concern in many countries, yet Sweden has managed to maintain low CS rates. Exploring the multifactorial and complex reasons behind the rising trend in CS has becom...

    Authors: Sunita Panda, Deirdre Daly, Cecily Begley, Annika Karlström, Birgitta Larsson, Lena Bäck and Ingegerd Hildingsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:377

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with adverse health outcomes in both the mother and child. Many previous lifestyle interventions in women with excess weight during pregnancy encouraging a...

    Authors: Michael W. Seward, Denise Simon, Martha Richardson, Emily Oken, Matthew W. Gillman and Marie-France Hivert

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:375

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Depression during pregnancy has far-reaching adverse consequences on mothers, children and the whole family. The magnitude and determinants of prenatal depressive symptoms in low-resource countries are not wel...

    Authors: Yitbarek Kidane Woldetensay, Tefera Belachew, Hans Konrad Biesalski, Shibani Ghosh, Maria Elena Lacruz, Veronika Scherbaum and Eva Johanna Kantelhardt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:374

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Non-invasive fetal electrocardiogram (NIFECG) is an evolving technology in fetal surveillance which is attracting increasing research interest. There is however, only limited data outlining the reference range...

    Authors: Vinayak Smith, Senthuran Arunthavanathan, Amrish Nair, Diane Ansermet, Fabricio da Silva Costa and Euan Morrison Wallace

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:370

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Caesarean section is a lifesaving surgical intervention for women and their newborns, though overutilization is a public health concern. The caesarean rate in Bangladesh is approximately 23% overall, and in pr...

    Authors: Tahmina Begum, Cathryn Ellis, Malabika Sarker, Jean-Francois Rostoker, Aminur Rahman, Iqbal Anwar and Laura Reichenbach

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:368

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal mortality comprises an increasing proportion of childhood deaths in the developing world. Essential newborn care practices as recommended by the WHO may improve neonatal outcomes in resource limited s...

    Authors: Krystle Perez, Jacquelyn Patterson, Jessica Hinshaw, Carlos Escobar, David Parajon, Laura Parajon and Carl Bose

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:371

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  37. Content type: Study protocol

    Cohort studies have public health importance as they effectively provide evidence on determinants of health from a life course perspective. Researchers often confront the poor follow-up rates as a major challe...

    Authors: Giridhara R Babu, Maithili Karthik, Deepa Ravi, Yamuna Ana, Prafulla Shriyan, Kiran Kumar Hasige, Keerti Deshpande, Lokesh Bangalore Siddlingaiah, Sanjay Kinra and Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:369

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is the most frequent complication during pregnancy. Untreated GDM is a severe threat to maternal and neonatal health. Based on recent evidence, up to 15% of all pregnancies ...

    Authors: Grzegorz Domanski, Anja Erika Lange, Till Ittermann, Heike Allenberg, Robert Andreas Spoo, Marek Zygmunt and Matthias Heckmann

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:367

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  39. Content type: Research article

    For first-time mothers, not knowing how to interact with newborn infants increases anxiety and decreases the quality of the parent–infant interactions. A substantial lack of interactional knowledge can ultimat...

    Authors: Fen-Fang Chung, Gwo-Hwa Wan, Su-Chen Kuo, Kuan-Chia Lin and Hsueh-Erh Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:365

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Fear of childbirth (FOC) could have significant impact on women’s childbearing choices and experience. Culture affects the way women conceptualize childbirth, influencing the fears and expectations they may ho...

    Authors: Heidi Preis, Yael Benyamini, Malin Eberhard-Gran and Susan Garthus-Niegel

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:362

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Disrespectful and abusive maternity care is a complex phenomenon. In Namibia, HIV and high maternal mortality ratios make it vital to understand factors affecting maternity care quality. We report on two studi...

    Authors: Jennifer Wesson, Ndapewa Hamunime, Claire Viadro, Martha Carlough, Puumue Katjiuanjo, Pamela McQuide and Pearl Kalimugogo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:363

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  42. Content type: Research article

    To assess the impact of 10 years of simulation-based shoulder dystocia training on clinical outcomes, staff confidence, management, and to scrutinize the characteristics of the pedagogical practice of the simu...

    Authors: Johanna Dahlberg, Marie Nelson, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren and Marie Blomberg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:361

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Progesterone is a critical hormone in early pregnancy. A low level of serum progesterone is associated with threatened miscarriage. We aim to establish the distribution of maternal serum progesterone in normal...

    Authors: Chee Wai Ku, John C. Allen Jr, Sze Min Lek, Ming Li Chia, Nguan Soon Tan and Thiam Chye Tan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:360

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The outcomes for planned homebirth in Victoria are unknown. We aimed to compare the rates of outcomes for high risk and low risk women who planned to birth at home compared to those who planned to birth in hos...

    Authors: Miranda L. Davies-Tuck, Euan M. Wallace, Mary-Ann Davey, Vickie Veitch and Jeremy Oats

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:357

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Maternal obesity and rapid infant weight gain have been associated with increased risk of obesity in childhood. Breastfeeding is suggested to be protective against childhood obesity, but no previous study has ...

    Authors: Nashita Patel, Kathryn V. Dalrymple, Annette L. Briley, Dharmintra Pasupathy, Paul T. Seed, Angela C. Flynn and Lucilla Poston

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:355

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  46. Content type: Case report

    Zika virus (ZIKV) has recently emerged as a teratogenic infectious agent associated with severe fetal cerebral anomalies. Other microorganisms (TORCH agents) as well as genetic disorders and toxic agents may l...

    Authors: Manon Vouga, David Baud, Eugénie Jolivet, Fatiha Najioullah, Alice Monthieux and Bruno Schaub

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:356

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Fetal growth restriction is a disorder of placental dysfunction with three to four-fold increased risk of stillbirth. Fetal growth restriction has pathophysiological features in common with preeclampsia. We hy...

    Authors: Teresa M. MacDonald, Chuong Tran, Tu’uhevaha J. Kaitu’u-Lino, Shaun P. Brennecke, Richard J. Hiscock, Lisa Hui, Kirsten M. Dane, Anna L. Middleton, Ping Cannon, Susan P. Walker and Stephen Tong

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:354

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Tanzania has ratified and abides to legal treaties indicating the obligation of the state to provide essential maternal health care as a basic human right. Nevertheless, the quality of maternal health care is ...

    Authors: Thomas Wiswa John, Dickson Ally Mkoka, Gasto Frumence and Isabel Goicolea

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:352

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