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  1. Maternal healthcare services in Indonesia have seen dramatic improvements over the past 25 years and yet there is still room for improvement. The perception, by the women, of the perinatal care provided, is a ...

    Authors: Kazuko Tanaka, Ni Made Dian Kurniasari, Desak Nyoman Widyanthini, Ni Luh Putu Suariyani, Rina Listyowati, Akimi Urayama, I. Made Ady Wirawan and Koichi Yoshimura

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:760

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a pregnancy-specific carbohydrate intolerance Which can cause a large number of perinatal and postpartum complications. The members of Transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β...

    Authors: Yinglei Xu, Chunlian Wei, Cuijiao Wu, Mengmeng Han, Jingli Wang, Huabin Hou, Lu Zhang, Shiguo Liu and Ying Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:759

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Anxiety among women in the perinatal period is common. Assessing the severity of perinatal anxiety will help monitor the progress of the patient through the stages of anxiety and facilitated the treatment. Thi...

    Authors: Hoda Jradi, Thikrayat Alfarhan and Anas Alsuraimi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:758

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Global health policy recommends exclusive breastfeeding until infants are 6 months. Little is known about the cost-effectiveness of breastfeeding promotion strategies. This paper presents a systematic search a...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Camacho and Hannah Hussain

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:757

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Simulation-based training in neonatal resuscitation is more effective when reinforced by both practice and continuous improvement processes. We aim to evaluate the effectiveness of a quality improvement progra...

    Authors: Rejina Gurung, Abhishek Gurung, Omkar Basnet, Joar Eilevstjønn, Helge Myklebust, Sakina Girnary, Shree Krishna Shrestha, Dela Singh, Laxman Bastola, Prajwal Paudel, Sandhya Baral and Ashish KC

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:756

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Gestational weight interventions are important in maternity care to counteract adverse pregnancy events. However, qualitative findings indicate potential obstacles in the implementation of interventions due to...

    Authors: Anne Christenson, Jarl Torgerson and Erik Hemmingsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:755

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The effect of SARS-CoV-2 infection in pregnant women and newborns is incompletely understood. Preliminary data shows a rather fluctuating course of the disease from asymptomatic or mild symptoms to maternal de...

    Authors: Amal Ayed, Alia Embaireeg, Asmaa Benawadh, Wadha Al-Fouzan, Majdeda Hammoud, Monif Al-Hathal, Abeer Alzaydai, Ashraf Ahmad and Mariam Ayed

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:754

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Pakistan is among those countries where the number of caesarean section births has increased unusually in the past two decades. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to analyse the trend of caesarean sect...

    Authors: Aaisha Amjad, Abeeha Imran, Nabeeha Shahram, Rubeena Zakar, Ahmed Usman, Muhammad Zakria Zakar and Florian Fischer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:753

    Content type: Research article

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  9. If not detected and treated, gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can cause serious pregnancy complications such as macrosomia, preeclampsia, and fetal/neonatal mortality. Many studies have examined underlying ...

    Authors: Esra Ozbasli, Ozguc Takmaz, Emine Karabuk and Mete Gungor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:752

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Sacrococcygeal teratoma is one of the most common congenital tumors in newborns and infancy. The incidence is 1 per 20,000–40,000 live births. Ultrasonography is an optimal method for prenatal screening and di...

    Authors: Qing Hu, Yiyun Yan, Hua Liao, Hongyan Liu, Haiyan Yu and Fumin Zhao

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:751

    Content type: Case report

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  11. The aim of this study was to estimate the incidence of second-degree perineal tears, obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI), and high vaginal tears in primiparous women, and to examine how sociodemographic a...

    Authors: Markus Harry Jansson, Karin Franzén, Ayako Hiyoshi, Gunilla Tegerstedt, Hedda Dahlgren and Kerstin Nilsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:749

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Low birthweight (LBW) remains an important global health problem, associated with a range of adverse life-course health outcomes. Evidence suggests that LBW is a relevant determinant of morbidity and mortality...

    Authors: Carla Tatiana Garcia Barreto, Felipe Guimarães Tavares, Mariza Theme-Filha, Yasmin Nascimento Farias, Lídia de Nazaré Pantoja and Andrey Moreira Cardoso

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:748

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:781

  13. While pregnancy-related malignancies are quite rare, their incidence is increasing and thus affecting more and more women nowadays. Their management, however, with both chemotherapy and supportive agents remai...

    Authors: Flora Zagouri, Nikolaos Dedes, Alkistis Papatheodoridi, Michael Liontos and Meletios Athanasios Dimopoulos

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:747

    Content type: Review

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  14. The aim of this study was to compare rates of induction and subsequent caesarean delivery among nulliparous women with private versus publicly funded health care at a single institution. This is a retrospectiv...

    Authors: Simon Craven, Fionnuala Byrne, Rhona Mahony and Jennifer M. Walsh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:746

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Maternal health during pregnancy is a key input in fetal health and child development. This study aims to systematically describe the health behaviors of pregnant women in rural China and identify which subgro...

    Authors: Yue Ma, Yujuan Gao, Jason Li, Andrew Sun, Baozhu Wang, Jun Zhang, Sarah-Eve Dill, Alexis Medina and Scott Rozelle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:745

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Most studies have shown that maternal age is associated with birth weight. However, the specific relationship between each additional year of maternal age and birth weight remains unclear. The study aimed to a...

    Authors: Shanshan Wang, Liren Yang, Li Shang, Wenfang Yang, Cuifang Qi, Liyan Huang, Guilan Xie, Ruiqi Wang and Mei Chun Chung

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:744

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Pregnant women without complications are advised to engage in physical activity (PA) to mitigate adverse outcomes. Differences may exist among pregnant women of diverging diabetes status in meeting national PA...

    Authors: Bethany G. Rand, Tammie M. Johnson, Samantha F. Ehrlich, Laurie Wideman, James M. Pivarnik, Michael R. Richardson, Michelle L. Stone and James R. Churilla

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:743

    Content type: Research article

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  18. High blood pressure (BP) late in pregnancy is associated with preterm delivery (PTD); BP has also been associated with HIV and antiretroviral therapy (ART), but whether the relationship between BP assessed lon...

    Authors: Thokozile R. Malaba, Annibale Cois, Hlengiwe P. Madlala, Mushi Matjila, Landon Myer and Marie-Louise Newell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:742

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Smoking in pregnancy constitutes a preventable risk factor for fetal/child development and maternal-fetal attachment (MFA) seems to contain a momentum that can break the chain of adverse outcomes by promoting ...

    Authors: Heidi Jussila, Juho Pelto, Riikka Korja, Eeva Ekholm, Marjukka Pajulo, Linnea Karlsson and Hasse Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:741

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Several studies have investigated the correlation between the serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) level and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in controlled ovarian stimulation cycles; however, studies regar...

    Authors: Kenji Ezoe, Xiaowen Ni, Tamotsu Kobayashi and Keiichi Kato

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:740

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Studies on medication-related problems (MRPs) among pregnant women are scarce, despite the potential consequences for both mother and child. This study aimed to describe the prevalence, clinical significance, ...

    Authors: Seid Mussa Ahmed, Johanne Sundby, Yesuf Ahmed Aragaw and Hedvig Nordeng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:737

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Engaging community health workers in a formalised death review process through verbal and social autopsy has been utilised in different settings to estimate the burden and causes of mortality, where civil regi...

    Authors: Jude Igumbor, Olatunji Adetokunboh, Jocelyn Muller, Edna N. Bosire, Ademola Ajuwon, Rene Phetlhu, Marjorie Mbule, Agnes Ronan, Fiona Burtt, Esca Scheepers and Kathrin Schmitz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:736

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Mothers with hypertensive disorder of pregnancy can be managed with either immediate or delayed induction of labour with expectant monitoring of both mother and baby. There are risks and benefits associated wi...

    Authors: Jia Li, Xuecheng Shao, Shurong Song, Qian Liang, Yang Liu and Xiaojin Qi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:735

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Self-reported pre-pregnancy weight and weight measured in the first trimester are both used to estimate pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) but there is limited information on...

    Authors: Thaís Rangel Bousquet Carrilho, Kathleen M. Rasmussen, Dayana Rodrigues Farias, Nathalia Cristina Freitas Costa, Mônica Araújo Batalha, Michael E. Reichenheim, Eric O. Ohuma, Jennifer A. Hutcheon and Gilberto Kac

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:734

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are associated with high maternal mortality in Ghana and globally. Evidence shows that there is poor availability of pregnancy-related point-of-care (POC) tests in Gha...

    Authors: Desmond Kuupiel, Kwame Manu Adu, Vitalis Bawontuo, Philip T. N. Tabong, Duncan A. Adogboba and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:733

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Women with unplanned pregnancies use folic acid less frequently, and more often use potentially teratogenic medications in the first trimester. Yet most studies based on routinely collected data lack informati...

    Authors: Sarah Hjorth, Mollie Wood, Fatima Tauqeer and Hedvig Nordeng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:731

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The rate of exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months postpartum is only 50% in Japan. In order to increase this rate, we aimed to examine modifiable factors related to exclusive breastfeeding at 3 months postpartum...

    Authors: Mie Shiraishi, Masayo Matsuzaki, Shoko Kurihara, Maki Iwamoto and Mieko Shimada

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:730

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Emergency peripartum hysterectomy (EPH) is a known remedy for saving women’s lives when faced with the challenging situation of severe post partum hemorrhage not responsive to conservative management. However,...

    Authors: Patrick Pilli, Peter Sekweyama and Anthony Kayira

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:729

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The optimal objective of infertility treatments is to increase pregnancy rate. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of a collaborative counseling program on pregnancy rate in women undergoing ...

    Authors: Mahboobeh Rasoulzadeh Bidgoli, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:728

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Studies on uptake of first dose of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) are lacking, despite it being a predictor of subsequent doses. This study aimed at assessing the determinants of uptake ...

    Authors: Ahmed Dahiru Balami, Salmiah Md. Said, Nor Afiah Mohd. Zulkefli, Norsa’adah Bachok and Bala Audu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:726

    Content type: Research article

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  31. In 2009, the Steering Committee for Pregnancy and Childbirth in the Netherlands recommended the implementation of continuous care during labor in order to improve perinatal outcomes. However, in current care, ...

    Authors: Adrie Lettink, Karina Chaibekava, Luc Smits, Josje Langenveld, Rafli van de Laar, Babette Peeters, Marie-Louise Verstappen, Carmen Dirksen, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze and Hubertina Scheepers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:725

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Nowadays, a positive HBV carrier status is common among pregnant women, especially in endemic areas (such as China), little is known about the impact of maternal HBV infection on the risk of adverse pregnancy ...

    Authors: Yulong Zhang, Jiacheng Chen, Tingting Liao, Siwen Chen, Jianying Yan and Xiaoqian Lin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:724

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Studies reveal that promoting the breastfeeding knowledge level help to improve breastfeeding behaviors. Promoting breastfeeding knowledge is a simple and economical way to increase breastfeeding rates. Howeve...

    Authors: Yan Wang, Hua-xuan You and Bi-ru Luo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:723

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Although under-5 mortality has decreased in the last two decades, neonatal mortality remains a global health challenge. Despite achieving notable progress, Ethiopia has still one of the highest neonatal mortal...

    Authors: Francesco Cavallin, Teresa Bonasia, Desalegn Abebe Yimer, Fabio Manenti, Giovanni Putoto and Daniele Trevisanuto

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:722

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Community-based bilingual doula (CBD) services have been established to respond to migrant women’s needs and reduce barriers to high quality maternity care. The aim of this study was to compare birth outcomes ...

    Authors: Ulrika Byrskog, Rhonda Small and Erica Schytt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:721

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Receiving epidural analgesia during labor can possibly have negative consequences for mother and child. Yet, the use of epidural analgesia rapidly increased in the Netherlands over the last decade. Since anten...

    Authors: Lianne P Hulsbosch, Ivan Nyklíček, Eva S Potharst, Myrthe GBM Boekhorst and Victor JM Pop

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:718

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) affect 5–10% of pregnant women. Women after HDP have 2–3 times increased risk of heart attack, stroke and diabetes, as soon as 5–10 years after pregnancy. Australian h...

    Authors: Heike Roth, Caroline S. E. Homer, Clare Arnott, Lynne Roberts, Mark Brown and Amanda Henry

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:717

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Our objective was to evaluate risks of adverse obstetric outcomes in pregnancies with myoma(s) or in pregnancies following myomectomy.

    Authors: Se Jin Lee, Hyun Sun Ko, Sunghun Na, Jin Young Bae, Won Joon Seong, Jong Woon Kim, Jaeeun Shin, Hae Joong Cho, Gyu Yeon Choi, Jinsil Kim, Geum Joon Cho and In Yang Park

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:716

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Few studies have focused on cesarean delivery (CD) trends among primipara under the one-child and the two-child policies. This study aimed to explore the trends in CD rates among primipara during 1995–2019 and...

    Authors: Guoqiang Sun, Ying Lin, Honglian Lu, Wenjing He, Ruyan Li, Lijun Yang, Xian Liu, Hongyan Wang, Xuewen Yang and Yao Cheng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:715

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Prenatal screening for chromosome aneuploidies have constantly been evolving, especially with the introduction of cell-free fetal DNA (cfDNA) screening in the most recent years. This study compares the perform...

    Authors: Tianhua Huang, Clare Gibbons, Shamim Rashid, Megan K. Priston, H. Melanie Bedford, Ellen Mak-Tam and Wendy S. Meschino

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:713

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Delays in accessing skilled delivery services are a major contributor to high maternal mortality in resource-limited settings. In 2015, the government of The Gambia initiated a results-based financing interven...

    Authors: Laura Ferguson, Rifat Hasan, Chantelle Boudreaux, Hannah Thomas, Mariama Jallow and Günther Fink

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:712

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The Medical Birth Registry of Norway (MBRN) provides national coverage of all births. While retrieval of most of the information in the birth records is mandatory, mothers may refrain to provide information on...

    Authors: Liv Grøtvedt, Grace M. Egeland, Liv Grimstvedt Kvalvik and Christian Madsen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:710

    Content type: Research article

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  43. To demonstrate that studies on induction of labour should be analyzed by parity as there is a significant difference in the labour outcome among induced nulliparous and multiparous women.

    Authors: Branko Denona, Michael Foley, Rhona Mahony and Michael Robson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:709

    Content type: Research article

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