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  1. Content type: Research article

    Men’s involvement in maternal and child health presents an opportunity for the advancement of maternal and child nutrition as men often play a key role in decision-making particularly regarding women’s reprodu...

    Authors: Elizabeth Mkandawire and Sheryl L. Hendriks

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:37

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    Wars affect maternal health services by destroying health systems. Eritrea experienced two wars with neighbouring Ethiopia. Despite this, the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Eritrea fell by 69% from 1590 per...

    Authors: Chol Chol, Cynthia Hunter, Berhane Debru, Berhana Haile, Joel Negin and Robert G. Cumming

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:35

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Although Ethiopia is scaling up Maternity Waiting Homes (MWHs) to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality, women’s use of MWHs varies markedly between facilities. To maximize MWH utilization, it is essential t...

    Authors: Tienke Vermeiden, Floris Braat, Girmay Medhin, Asheber Gaym, Thomas van den Akker and Jelle Stekelenburg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:38

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The stillbirth rate is an indicator of quality of care during pregnancy and delivery. Good quality care is supported by a functional heath system. The objective of this study was to explore the risk factors fo...

    Authors: Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi, Jyoti Sharma, Preeti Negandhi, Monika Chauhan, Siddharth Reddy and Ghanashyam Sethy

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:33

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The major causes of maternal and neonatal mortality in the Philippines are hemorrhages and obstructed labor due to placental implantation abnormalities (PIAs), twin pregnancies and fetal malpresentations. All ...

    Authors: Godofreda V. Dalmacion, Ramon T. Reyles, Antonia E. Habana, Lalaine Mae V. Cruz, Maricelle C. Chua, Analyn T. Ngo, Milagros J. Tia-Jocson and Emmanuel S. Baja

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:32

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Although hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are the leading cause of poor perinatal outcomes in Ethiopia, there is no study that shows the national prevalence. Therefore, the aim of this study was to estimate...

    Authors: Abadi Kidanemariam Berhe, Getachew Mullu Kassa, Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu and Achenef Asmamaw Muche

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:34

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is an alternative option for women who have had a previous caesarean section (CS); however, uptake is limited because of concern about the risks of uterine rupture. The aim...

    Authors: Shu-Wen Chen, Alison M. Hutchinson, Cate Nagle and Tracey K. Bucknall

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:31

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The successful implementation of maternal vaccination relies on results of clinical trials, considering the prenatal and postnatal attendance at selected healthcare institutions. This study evaluated factors i...

    Authors: Shabir A. Madhi, Luis M. Rivera, Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Clara Menéndez, Nazira Carrim-Ganey, Mark F. Cotton, Darren Katzman, Mariëtha M. Luttig, Rosalba Candelario, Sherryl Baker and Mahua Roychoudhury

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:29

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Low birthweight (LBW) is a major predictor of early neonatal mortality which disproportionately affects low-income countries. WHO recommends regional definitions for LBW to prevent misclassifications and ensur...

    Authors: Valirie Ndip Agbor, Chobufo Ditah, Joel Noutakdie Tochie and Tsi Njim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:30

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Expectant fathers consider the second-trimester obstetric ultrasound examination as an important step towards parenthood, but are ill prepared for a detection of a fetal anomaly. Inductive research is scarce c...

    Authors: Tommy Carlsson and Elisabet Mattsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:26

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Fear of Childbirth (FOC) is a common problem affecting women’s health and wellbeing, and a common reason for requesting caesarean section. The aims of this review were to summarise published research on preval...

    Authors: C. Nilsson, E. Hessman, H. Sjöblom, A. Dencker, E. Jangsten, M. Mollberg, H. Patel, C. Sparud-Lundin, H. Wigert and C. Begley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:28

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  12. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate possible predictive factors of spontaneous prematurity in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).

    Authors: Bruna Maria Lopes Barbosa, Agatha S. Rodrigues, Mario Henrique Burlacchini Carvalho, Roberto Eduardo Bittar, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco and Lisandra Stein Bernardes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:27

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an increasingly common condition of pregnancy. It is associated with adverse fetal, infant and maternal outcomes, as well as an increased risk of GDM in future pregnancie...

    Authors: Judith Parsons, Katherine Sparrow, Khalida Ismail, Katharine Hunt, Helen Rogers and Angus Forbes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:25

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Women approach birth using various methods of preparation drawing from conventional healthcare providers alongside informal information sources (IIS) outside the professional healthcare context. An investigati...

    Authors: Ruth A. Sanders and Kenda Crozier

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:21

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  15. Content type: Research article

    There is a gap in knowledge and understanding relating to the experiences of women exposed to the opportunity of waterbirth. Our aim was to explore the perceptions and experiences of women who achieved or did ...

    Authors: Lucy Lewis, Yvonne L. Hauck, Caroline Crichton, Courtney Barnes, Corrinne Poletti, Helen Overing, Louise Keyes and Brooke Thomson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:23

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Caesarean delivery carries a risk of major intra-operative blood loss and its performance is often delayed by non-availability of blood and blood products. Unnecessary cross-matching and reservation of blood l...

    Authors: Fatimat M. Akinlusi, Kabiru A. Rabiu, Idayat A. Durojaiye, Adeniyi A. Adewunmi, Tawaqualit A. Ottun and Yusuf A. Oshodi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:24

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Over the previous two decades the incidence and number of unplanned out of hospital births Victoria has increased. As the only out of hospital emergency care providers in Victoria, paramedics would provide car...

    Authors: Gayle McLelland, Lisa McKenna, Amee Morgans and Karen Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:15

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Current clinical guidelines and national policy in England support offering ‘low risk’ women a choice of birth setting. Options include: home, free-standing midwifery unit (FMU), alongside midwifery unit (AMU)...

    Authors: Lisa Hinton, Carol Dumelow, Rachel Rowe and Jennifer Hollowell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:12

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To compare experienced continuity of care among women who received midwife-led versus obstetrician-led care. Secondly, to compare experienced continuity of care with a. experienced quality of care during labor...

    Authors: Hilde Perdok, Corine J. Verhoeven, Jeroen van Dillen, Tjerk Jan Schuitmaker, Karla Hoogendoorn, Jolanda Colli, François G. Schellevis and Ank de Jonge

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:13

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A cluster randomised controlled trial of a financial incentive for breastfeeding conducted in areas with low breastfeeding rates in the UK reported a statistically significant increase in breastfeeding at 6–8 ...

    Authors: Maxine Johnson, Barbara Whelan, Clare Relton, Kate Thomas, Mark Strong, Elaine Scott and Mary J. Renfrew

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:20

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The primary aim was to investigate if supervised exercise training during pregnancy could reduce postpartum weight retention (PPWR) three months after delivery in overweight and obese women. We also measured c...

    Authors: Kirsti K. Garnæs, Siv Mørkved, Kjell Å. Salvesen, Øyvind Salvesen and Trine Moholdt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:18

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Self-medication is a universal challenge that requires attention because of the potential threat not only to the pregnant women but also to unborn child. Data on self-medication practice and predictors among p...

    Authors: Karol J. Marwa, Agnes Njalika, Deodatus Ruganuza, Deogratias Katabalo and Erasmus Kamugisha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:16

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Although the onset of gestational diabetes (GDM) is known to be a significant risk factor for the future development of type 2 diabetes, this risk specifically in women with GDM diagnosed by the International ...

    Authors: Yukari Kugishima, Ichiro Yasuhi, Hiroshi Yamashita, So Sugimi, Yasushi Umezaki, Sachie Suga, Masashi Fukuda and Nobuko Kusuda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:19

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