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  1. Poor quality of maternal and newborn care contributes to nearly two million deaths of mothers and their newborns worldwide annually. Assessment of readiness and availability of perinatal care services in healt...

    Authors: Dipak Raj Chaulagain, Mats Malqvist, Johan Wrammert, Rejina Gurung, Olivia Brunell, Omkar Basnet and Ashish KC
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:842
  2. Anxiety is increasingly acknowledged as a common mental health issue during the perinatal period. Its prevalence as well as the associated adverse effects constitute screening imperative. This study evaluates ...

    Authors: Paris Vogazianos, Emma Motrico, Sara Domínguez-Salas, Andri Christoforou and Eleni Hadjigeorgiou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:841
  3. Women in Pakistan suffer from a high rate of depression. The stress of low-income, illiteracy, exposure to violence and living in a patriarchal society are predisposing vulnerabilities for depression, particul...

    Authors: Shireen Shehzad Bhamani, David Arthur, An-Sofie Van Parys, Nicole Letourneau, Gail Wagnild, Shahirose Sadrudin Premji, Nargis Asad and Olivier Degomme
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:839
  4. The impact of smooth endoplasmic reticulum aggregates (SERa) on assisted reproductive technology (ART) outcomes was still controversial. Our objective is to investigate the impact of the presence of SERa on in...

    Authors: Tingfeng Fang, Wenchang Yu, Songbang Ou, Jinyu Lu, Ruiqi Li, Mingpeng Zhao, Yiu Leung Chan and Wenjun Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:838
  5. Intrauterine adhesions (IUAs) are one of the main reproductive system diseases in women worldwide. Fusion between the injured opposing walls leads to partial-to-complete obliteration of the cavity and/or cervi...

    Authors: Angelo B. Hooker, Robert A. de Leeuw, Mark Hans Emanuel, Velja Mijatovic, Hans A. M. Brolmann and Judith A.F. Huirne
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:837
  6. Every woman expresses pain differently during birth since it depends on a multitude of predictive factors. The medical care received, companionship during birth, cultural background and language barriers of th...

    Authors: S Navarro-Prado, MA Sánchez-Ojeda, J Marmolejo-Martín, G Kapravelou, E Fernández-Gómez and A Martín-Salvador
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:836
  7. Giving birth is often a positive experience, but 7–44% have negative experiences and about 4% develop posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth (PTSD FC). This randomized controlled trial (RCT) invest...

    Authors: Josefin Sjömark, Agneta Skoog Svanberg, Margareta Larsson, Frida Viirman, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Alkistis Skalkidou, Maria Jonsson and Thomas Parling
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:835
  8. Adolescent pregnancy is a public health challenge that has well-defined causes, associated health risks, and social and economic consequences for adolescent, their families, communities, and society. The purpo...

    Authors: Mustapha Amoadu, Edward Wilson Ansah, Patricia Assopiah, Philomina Acquah, Joyce Evelyn Ansah, Eunice Berchie, Doris Hagan and Elsie Amoah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:834
  9. The coronavirus disease 2019 infection (COVID-19) pandemic is a new global outbreak disease. According to the Taiwan Centers for Diseases Control statement, hospitals had to change their corresponding measures...

    Authors: Yao-Sheng Wang, Wen-Hsin Cheng, I-Lun Chen and Hsin-Chun Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:833
  10. Preeclampsia is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, but studies suggest that women with previous preeclampsia are not aware of this. Little is known about how these women pe...

    Authors: Lene Musfelt Nielsen, Maria Guldbrandt Hauge, Anne S. Ersbøll, Marianne Johansen, Jesper James Linde, Peter Damm and Karoline Kragelund Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:832
  11. Each day, an estimated 800 women die from preventable pregnancy and childbirth related complications, where 99% of these avoidable deaths happen in low-and middle-income countries. Skilled attendance during an...

    Authors: Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Joshua Okyere, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Tarif Salihu, Vincent Bediako, Bernard Afriyie Owusu, Eugene Budu, Wonder Agbemavi, Jane Odurowaah Edjah and Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:831
  12. Both in vitro fertilization (IVF) and preeclampsia (PE) were associated with placental dysfunction. Although IVF can increase the incidence of PE, the pregnancy outcomes and risk factors for preeclampsia in di...

    Authors: Fen Dai, Shuangjia Pan, Yehui Lan, Hongying Tan, Jinman Li and Ying Hua
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:830
  13. Utilization of antenatal care services (ANC) during pregnancy has been recognized as a major public health intervention to abate maternal morbidity and mortality. Uganda has experienced high levels of maternal...

    Authors: Moses Festo Towongo, Enock Ngome, Kannan Navaneetham and Gobopamang Letamo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:829
  14. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) remains the leading cause of maternal death worldwide despite its often-preventable nature. Understanding health care providers’ knowledge of clinical protocols is imperative for im...

    Authors: Junita Henry, Emma Clarke-Deelder, Dan Han, Nora Miller, Kennedy Opondo, Monica Oguttu, Thomas Burke, Jessica L. Cohen and Margaret McConnell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:828
  15. This study compared government sub-district hospitals in Bangladesh without globally standard midwives, with those with recently introduced midwives, both with and without facility mentoring, to see if the int...

    Authors: Rondi Anderson, Anna Williams, Nicole Jess, Jonathan M. Read and Mark Limmer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:827
  16. Prediction of preterm birth is still a challenge due to its multiple etiologies. This prospective cohort study aimed to determine the technology-free predictors of preterm birth in singleton women with threate...

    Authors: Maryam Najjarzadeha, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Shamsi Abbasalizadeh, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:826
  17. Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is prevalent worldwide. However, few studies have examined the effects of pregnancy discrimination on mothers’ perinatal mental health. We aimed to investigate the ass...

    Authors: Yuko Kachi, Takeo Fujiwara, Akiomi Inoue, Sachiko Baba, Hisashi Eguchi, Hiroshi Ohta and Akizumi Tsutsumi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:825
  18. Letrozole treatment is considered an effective option in endometrial preparation for frozen embryo transfers in patients with ovulation disorders or irregular menstruation; however, the effectiveness of letroz...

    Authors: Kenji Ezoe, Junichiro Fukuda, Kazumi Takeshima, Kazunori Shinohara and Keiichi Kato
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:824
  19. Authors: Mohamed A. Shalaby, Ahmed M. Maged, Amira Al-Asmar, Mohamed El Mahy, Maged Al-Mohamady and Nancy Mohamed Ali Rund
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:823

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  20. Ethiopia has been striving to promote institutional delivery through community wide programs. However, home is still the preferred place of delivery for most women encouraged by the community`s perception that...

    Authors: Adane Nigusie, Telake Azale, Mezgebu Yitayal and Lemma Derseh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:822
  21. Caesarean section (C/S) rates have significantly increased across the world over the past decades. In the present population-based study, we sought to evaluate the association between C/S and neonatal mortalit...

    Authors: Abbas Alipour, Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh, Kamran Hessami, Maasoumeh Saleh, Mamak Shariat, Bahareh Yazdizadeh, Sepideh Babaniamansour, Azin Ghamari, Sepehr Aghajanian, Kamyar Moradi, Abolfazl Shirdel Abdolmaleki and Zahra Emami
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:821
  22. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is associated with an increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes leading to high perinatal morbidity and mortality. However, few studies have examined twin pregnan...

    Authors: Tingting Xu, Chunyan Deng, Yongchi Zhan, Qing Hu, Guiqiong Huang, Xing Wang, Bing Guo, Haiyan Yu and Xiaodong Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:820
  23. There is growing interest regarding vitamin D and its potential role in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). We aimed to assess maternal vitamin D status in early pregnancy and its relationships with the risk ...

    Authors: Yan Cheng, Jiayuan Chen, Tingting Li, Jiangnan Pei, Yongfang Fan, Mulan He, Shuangping Liu, Junxiu Liu, Qingying Zhang and Haidong Cheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:819
  24. Preterm birth is one of the main causes of perinatal morbidity and mortality and imposes a heavy burden on families and society. The aim of this study was to identify risk factors and analyze birth conditions ...

    Authors: Xiaohong Ji, Chengqian Wu, Min Chen, Lili Wu, Ting Li, Zhijing Miao, Yan Lv and Hongjuan Ding
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:818
  25. The success of prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programs dependents on pregnant women accessing antenatal care (ANC) services. Failure to access ANC throughout the course of pregnancy ...

    Authors: Patricia Mandima, Nikki Schaay, Bernard Ngara and Martina Lembani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:817
  26. Vitamin D deficiency, a common problem among pregnant women, is linked with maternal inflammation, oxidative stress and consequent adverse pregnancy outcomes. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Soudabe Motamed, Bahareh Nikooyeh, Razieh Anari, Somayeh Motamed, Zeinab Mokhtari and Tirang Neyestani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:816
  27. Despite the benefits of physical activity (PA) on maternal and fetal health, the level of PA is low among pregnant women globally. The aim of this study was to determine the barriers to PA and its predictors i...

    Authors: Zari Dolatabadi, Leila Amiri-Farahani, Katayon Ahmadi and Sally Pezaro
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:815
  28. Timing of frozen embryo transfer (FET) in natural endometrial preparation cycles is often based on luteinizing hormone (LH) surge. However, some patients do not show spontaneous LH surge despite follicular mat...

    Authors: Hongjuan Ye, Liya Shi, Xinxin Quan, Xue Xue, Ying Qian, Hui Tian, Songguo Xue and Lihua Sun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:814
  29. Down syndrome (DS) is the most common congenital cause of intellectual disability and also leads to numerous metabolic and structural problems. This study aims to explore the application value of chromosomal m...

    Authors: Han Kang, Lingxi Wang, Xingyu Li, Chonglan Gao, Yamei Xie and Yu Hu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:813
  30. Bladder overdistension in labor may lead to prolonged postpartum urinary retention. We hypothesized that nulliparas mobilizing to toilet is more likely to achieve satisfactory micturition.

    Authors: Maherah Kamarudin, Wen Kiat Chong, Mukhri Hamdan, Aizura Syafinaz Adlan, Rahmah Saaid and Peng Chiong Tan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:812
  31. Woman's weight changes during pregnancy and postpartum contribute to obesity and health outcomes later in life. This study aimed to identify and characterize weight change trajectories from pregnancy to one ye...

    Authors: Cinthya Muñoz-Manrique, Belem Trejo-Valdivia, Sonia Hernández-Cordero, Alejandra Cantoral, Andrea L. Deierlein, Elena Colicino, Megan M. Niedzwiecki, Robert O. Wright, Andrea A. Baccarelli and Martha María Téllez-Rojo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:811
  32. Selecting an appropriate and personalized Gn starting dose (GSD) is an essential procedure for determining the quality and quantity of oocytes in the controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) process of the in-vitr...

    Authors: Liang Hua, Yang Zhe, Yang Jing, Shen Fujin, Chen Jiao and Liu Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:810
  33. Postpartum mental disorders including depression and anxiety are common. Medical complications of pregnancy, such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes, are thought to increase the risk of mental disorders ...

    Authors: Jie Shang, Nadila Dolikun, Xuanchen Tao, Puhong Zhang, Mark Woodward, Maree L. Hackett and Amanda Henry
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:809
  34. Few studies have focused on the delivery subsequent to a failed vacuum delivery (failed-VD) in secundiparas. The objective of the current study was to examine the factors associated with a vaginal delivery fol...

    Authors: Orna Reichman, Zvi Ehrlich, Ramy Suday, Hen Sela, Gila Gold, Arnon Samueloff and Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:808
  35. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a common gestational complication characterized by pruritus and elevated bile acids, usually occurring in the third trimester when the serum estrogen and progeste...

    Authors: Feng Yun, Leyi Fu, Dong Xu, Fan Qu and Fangfang Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:807
  36. Previous research has revealed that skewed X chromosome inactivation (SXCI) and androgen receptor (AR) CAG polymorphisms are associated with increased risk of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL); however, the resul...

    Authors: Yilun Sui, Jing Fu, Shuo Zhang, Lu Li and Xiaoxi Sun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:805
  37. Giving birth in health facilities with skilled birth attendants (SBAs) is one of the key efforts promoted to reduce preventable maternal deaths in sub-Saharan Africa. However, research has revealed large socio...

    Authors: Ntemena Kapula, Stephen Shiboski, Christine Dehlendorf, Linet Ouma and Patience A. Afulani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:804
  38. Labor Pain is “unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, affects parturient and fetuses’. Developed countries regularly use obstetric analgesia but in devel...

    Authors: Aster Shiferaw, Belsity Temesgen, Nakachew Mekonnen Alamirew, Tejitu Wube and Yichalem worku
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:803
  39. With the extensive use of aspirin in obstetrics and reproductive medicine, concerns of potentially related congenital anomalies have been raised in previous studies. However, there is a lack of evidence concer...

    Authors: Si Sun, HongYang Qian, Congcong Li, Qiaohong Wang and Aimin Zhao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:802
  40. To assess the direct, indirect, and total effects of violence during pregnancy on perinatal outcomes, and to evaluate the effect of violence as a moderator of the mediated relationship of depression with perin...

    Authors: Liliana Yanet Gómez Aristizábal, Susana Cararo Confortin, Rosângela Fernandes Lucena Batista, Maria Teresa Seabra Soares de Britto e Alves, Vanda Maria Ferreira Simões and Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:801
  41. Globally, postnatal care (PNC) is fraught with challenges. Despite high PNC coverages in Ghana’s Greater Accra Region (GAR), maternal and newborn health outcomes are of great concern. In 2017, neonatal and pos...

    Authors: Donne Kofi Ameme, Patricia Akweongo, Edwin Andrew Afari, Charles Lwanga Noora, Richard Anthony and Ernest Kenu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:800
  42. Worldwide teenage pregnancies develop many devastating complications, both the mother and the neonate like developing anemia, nutritional deficiency, pregnancy induced hypertension, preterm baby, inadequate we...

    Authors: Fentahun Yenealem Beyene, Azimeraw Arega Tesfu, Kihinetu Gelaye Wudineh and Toyiba Hiyaru Wassie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:799
  43. Globally, a large proportion of birthing mothers, and a to a lesser extent their partners, experience birth trauma each year, and yet access to adequate post-natal trauma support is rarely available. Untreated...

    Authors: Rosie Attard, Jane Iles, Florence Bristow and Rose-Marie Satherley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:798
  44. Cardiac disease is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality yet there is limited research on women’s experiences and quality of life (QoL) outcomes. The aim of this study is to explore the general a...

    Authors: Jane Hutchens, Jane Frawley and Elizabeth A. Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:797
  45. Pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) is a hematological disorder characterized by anemia with severe reticulocytopenia caused by a marked reduction in erythroid precursors in the bone marrow. PRCA is known to be assoc...

    Authors: Megumi Shibata, Kayoko Kaneko, Nagayoshi Umehara, Hitoshi Matsui, Toshinao Kawai, Hisaya Nakadate, Atsuko Murashimia and Haruhiko Sago
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:795
  46. Episiotomy is a surgical solution to relieve perineal stress, resulting in an easily repairable incision, in comparison to the risks of serious vaginal trauma during delivery. The midwife typically adopts such...

    Authors: Binbin Xu, Qi Luo, Rongrong Wu, Ying Lu, Hongjun Ying, Yanan Xu and Zhaie Lu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:793
  47. The current challenge for the treatment of varicocele is identifying patients who could benefit the most from surgery. We aimed to develop and validate a nomogram for predicting spontaneous pregnancy following...

    Authors: Lina Liu, Jia Li, Gang Liu, Chunyu Pan, Song Bai, Yunhong Zhan and Liping Shan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:791

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