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  1. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the corresponding author wrote to say that he had missed the names of some of the collaborators in the list he sent to the typesetters. In addition, there was...

    Authors: Mustafa S. Rashid

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:57

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:1

  2. Content type: Research article

    Preeclampsia is among the leading causes of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide, occurs in 2-8% of all pregnancies, and is estimated to account for at least 9 % of maternal deaths in Africa. Studies fro...

    Authors: Dorah Mrema, Rolv Terje Lie, Truls Østbye, Michael Johnson Mahande and Anne Kjersti Daltveit

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:56

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In a post-2015 development agenda, achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for women and newborns will require a fit-for-purpose and fit-to-practice sexual, reproductive, maternal, adolescent and newborn hea...

    Authors: Caroline S. E. Homer, Sofia Castro Lopes, Andrea Nove, Michaela Michel-Schuldt, Frances McConville, Nester T. Moyo, Martha Bokosi and Petra ten Hoope-Bender

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:55

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  4. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the corresponding authors wrote to say that there was a mistake in the transfer of her article to PubMed: her name is R Geurtzen, but the pdf-file names her a...

    Authors: Ms Rosa Geurtzen, Arno Van Heijst, Rosella Hermens, Hubertina Scheepers, Mallory Woiski, Jos Draaisma and Marije Hogeveen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:54

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    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:7

  5. Content type: Research article

    The nutritional status of infants born to teenage mothers can be sub-optimal compared to those born to older mothers. One contributing factor is inappropriate feeding practices adopted by teenage mothers. Litt...

    Authors: Ngcwalisa Amanda Jama, Aurene Wilford, Lyn Haskins, Anna Coutsoudis, Lenore Spies and Christiane Horwood

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:52

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  6. Content type: Research article

    HFE hemochromatosis is an inborn error of iron metabolism linked to a defect in the regulation of hepcidin synthesis. This autosomal recessive disease typically manifests later in women than men. Although it is c...

    Authors: Virginie Scotet, Philippe Saliou, Marianne Uguen, Carine L’Hostis, Marie-Christine Merour, Céline Triponey, Brigitte Chanu, Jean-Baptiste Nousbaum, Gerald Le Gac and Claude Ferec

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:53

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  7. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the associations between vitamin D status in early and late pregnancy with neonatal small for gestational age (SGA), low birth weight (LBW) and preterm delivery. Furthermore, associations betwe...

    Authors: Linnea Bärebring, Maria Bullarbo, Anna Glantz, Lena Hulthén, Joy Ellis, Åse Jagner, Inez Schoenmakers, Anna Winkvist and Hanna Augustin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:51

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Routine prenatal care fails to identify a large proportion of women at risk of fetal growth restriction (FGR). Metabolomics, the comprehensive analysis of low molecular weight molecules (metabolites) in biolog...

    Authors: Gauri Luthra, Ivan Vuckovic, A. Bangdiwala, H. Gray, J. B. Redmon, E. S. Barrett, S. Sathyanarayana, R. H. N. Nguyen, S. H. Swan, S. Zhang, P. Dzeja, S. I. Macura and K. S. Nair

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:48

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite the introduction of evidence based guidelines and practical courses, the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage shows an increasing trend in developed countries. Substandard care is often found, which impl...

    Authors: Suzan M. de Visser, Mallory D. Woiski, Richard P. Grol, Frank P. H. A. Vandenbussche, Marlies E. J. L. Hulscher, Hubertina C. J. Scheepers and Rosella P. M. G. Hermens

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:49

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Malignancy during pregnancy has become a significant cause of maternal death in developed countries, likely due to both an older pregnant population, and increases of cervical cancer in younger women. Our aim ...

    Authors: Masayuki Sekine, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Tabata, Tamotsu Sudo, Ryuichiro Nishimura, Koji Matsuo, Brendan H. Grubbs, Takayuki Enomoto and Tomoaki Ikeda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:50

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Active management of the third stage of labor (AMTSL) describes interventions with the common goal to prevent postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). In low- and middle-income countries, implementation of AMTSL is hamper...

    Authors: Tessa M. Raams, Joyce L. Browne, Verena J. M. M. Festen-Schrier, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch and Marcus J. Rijken

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:47

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Antenatal care (ANC) has the potential to identify and manage obstetric complications, educate women about risks during pregnancy and promote skilled birth attendance during childbirth. The aim of this study w...

    Authors: Ania Salem, Oriane Lacour, Stefano Scaringella, Josea Herinianasolo, Anne Caroline Benski, Giovanna Stancanelli, Pierre Vassilakos, Patrick Petignat and Nicole Christine Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:46

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  13. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to investigate the association between social capital (SC) and depressive symptoms among Chinese primiparas at different time-points from their late pregnancy to postpartum.

    Authors: Chi Zhou, Weijun Zheng, Qi Yuan, Baodan Zhang, Hao Chen, Weijue Wang, Liu Huang, Liangwen Xu and Lei Yang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:45

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Reducing stillbirth and early neonatal death is a national priority in the UK. Current evidence indicates this is potentially achievable through application of four key interventions within routine maternity c...

    Authors: Kate Widdows, Holly E. Reid, Stephen A. Roberts, Elizabeth M. Camacho and Alexander E. P. Heazell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:43

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The high level of maternal mortality and morbidity as a result of complications due to childbirth is unacceptable. The impact of quality medicines in the management of these complications cannot be overemphasi...

    Authors: Chimezie Anyakora, Yetunde Oni, Uchenna Ezedinachi, Adebola Adekoya, Ibrahim Ali, Charles Nwachukwu, Charles Esimone, Victor Abiola and Jude Nwokike

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:44

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Luapula Province has the highest maternal mortality and one of the lowest facility-based births in Zambia. The distance to facilities limits facility-based births for women in rural areas. In 2013, the governm...

    Authors: Peggy S. Chibuye, Eva S. Bazant, Michelle Wallon, Namratha Rao and Timothee Fruhauf

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:42

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Experiencing a stillbirth can be a potent stressor for psychological distress in the subsequent pregnancy and possibly after the subsequent birth. The impact on women’s relationship with her partner in the sub...

    Authors: Ida Kathrine Gravensteen, Eva-Marie Jacobsen, Per Morten Sandset, Linda Bjørk Helgadottir, Ingela Rådestad, Leiv Sandvik and Øivind Ekeberg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:41

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) screening has recently acquired tremendous attention, promising patients and healthcare providers a more accurate prenatal screen for aneuploidy than other current screening modalities. I...

    Authors: Wilson V. Chan, Jo-Ann Johnson, R. Douglas Wilson and Amy Metcalfe

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:40

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The benefits of breastfeeding for the infant as well for the mother are well-known. It is recognized that obese (Body Mass Index ≥30 kg/m2) women may have less antenatal intention to breastfeed, and shortened dur...

    Authors: Ing-Marie Claesson, Lotta Larsson, Linda Steen and Siw Alehagen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:39

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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Research article

    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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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