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  1. Content type: Research article

    Unplanned out-of-hospital birth is often perceived as precipitate in nature, ‘infrequent’, ‘normal’ and ‘uncomplicated’. However, international studies report unplanned out-of-hospital birth is associated with...

    Authors: Belinda Flanagan, Bill Lord and Margaret Barnes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:436

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The consequences of living with obstetric fistula are multifaceted and very devastating for women, especially those living in poor resource settings. Due to uncontrollable leakages of urine and/or feces, the c...

    Authors: Josephine Changole, Viva Combs Thorsen and Ursula Kafulafula

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:433

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  3. Content type: Research article

    To determine the cesarean section (CS) rate in Lithuania, identify the groups of women that influence it using the Robson classification and to determine the impact of implementing the use of the Robson classi...

    Authors: Justina Kacerauskiene, Egle Bartuseviciene, Dalia Regina Railaite, Meile Minkauskiene, Arnoldas Bartusevicius, Mindaugas Kliucinskas, Renata Simoliuniene and Ruta J. Nadisauskiene

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:432

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  4. Content type: Research article

    We evaluated the effects and financial costs of two interventions with respect to utilisation of institutional deliveries and other maternal health services in Oyam District in Uganda.

    Authors: William Massavon, Calistus Wilunda, Maria Nannini, Robert Kaos Majwala, Caroline Agaro, Emanuela De Vivo, Peter Lochoro, Giovanni Putoto and Bart Criel

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:431

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  5. Content type: Research article

    While 79% of Nigerian mothers who deliver in facilities receive postnatal care within 48 h of delivery, this is only true for 16% of mothers who deliver outside facilities. Most maternal deaths can be prevente...

    Authors: Adanna Chukwuma, Chinyere Mbachu, Jessica Cohen, Thomas Bossert and Margaret McConnell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:429

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Health facility births contribute to the prevention of maternal deaths. Although theoretical and empirical evidence suggest that social network characteristics influence facility delivery, examination of this ...

    Authors: Leslie E. Cofie, Clare Barrington, Kavita Singh, Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, Susan Ennett and Suzanne Maman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:425

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In Nepal, hypothermia is a major risk factor for newborn survival, but the country’s public health care sector has insufficient capacity to improve newborn survival given the burden imposed by distance to heal...

    Authors: Karsten Lunze, Rosie Dawkins, Abeezer Tapia, Sidharth Anand, Michael Chu and David E. Bloom

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:428

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity worldwide. Raised blood pressure (BP) affects 10% of pregnancies worldwide, of which almost half develop pre-eclampsia. T...

    Authors: Lisa Hinton, Katherine L. Tucker, Sheila M. Greenfield, James A. Hodgkinson, Lucy Mackillop, Christine McCourt, Trisha Carver, Carole Crawford, Margaret Glogowska, Louise Locock, Mary Selwood, Kathryn S. Taylor and Richard J. McManus

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:427

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Unmet need for family planning has implications for women and their families, such as unsafe abortion, physical abuse, and poor maternal health. Contraceptive knowledge has increased across low-income settings...

    Authors: Joseph K. Wulifan, Albrecht Jahn, Hervé Hien, Patrick Christian Ilboudo, Nicolas Meda, Paul Jacob Robyn, T. Saidou Hamadou, Ousmane Haidara and Manuela De Allegri

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:426

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Acute post-partum anaemia can be associated with significant morbidity including a predisposition for postnatal depression. Lack of clear practice guidelines means a number of women are treated with multiple b...

    Authors: Seng Chua, Sarika Gupta, Jennifer Curnow, Beata Gidaszewski, Marjan Khajehei and Hayley Diplock

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:424

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Infant mortality rates are commonly used to compare the health of populations. Observed differences are often attributed to variation in child health care quality. However, any differences are at least partly ...

    Authors: Ania Zylbersztejn, Ruth Gilbert, Anders Hjern and Pia Hardelid

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:430

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Home births in high risk pregnancies and unassisted childbirth seem to be increasing in the Netherlands. Until now there were no qualitative data on women’s motivations for these choices in the Dutch maternity...

    Authors: Martine Hollander, Esteriek de Miranda, Jeroen van Dillen, Irene de Graaf, Frank Vandenbussche and Lianne Holten

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:423

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Women who are not exclusively breastfeeding are at risk of pregnancy after four to six weeks of childbirth. Postpartum contraceptive use is crucial to prevent unintended pregnancy, and to have spaced births. The ...

    Authors: Alem Gebremariam and Hadush Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:421

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Maternal vitamin D status has been associated with both gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and fetal growth restriction, however, the evidence is inconsistent. In Finland, maternal vitamin D status has improv...

    Authors: Helena H. Hauta-alus, Heli T. Viljakainen, Elisa M. Holmlund-Suila, Maria Enlund-Cerullo, Jenni Rosendahl, Saara M. Valkama, Otto M. Helve, Timo K. Hytinantti, Outi M. Mäkitie and Sture Andersson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:420

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  15. Content type: Research article

    There has been a growing realisation of the need to enhance men’s inclusion in maternal and safe motherhood services, especially in low-income settings. However, empirical studies on the extent to which men ar...

    Authors: Margaret Duah Atuahene, Sylvia Arde-Acquah, Nana Frema Atuahene, Martin Adjuik and John Kuumuori Ganle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:419

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The importance of postnatal care cannot be overemphasised. Various studies undertaken worldwide have found that PNC is critical for the survival of newborns. However, in Zambia, despite much emphasis by the go...

    Authors: Bupe B. Bwalya, Mulenga C. Mulenga and James N. Mulenga

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:418

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the present study was to establish the normal ranges for foetal nasal bone length (NBL), prenasal skin thickness (PNT), interocular distance (IOD), and ratio of prenasal thickness to- nasal bone len...

    Authors: Ayşegül Altunkeser and M. Kazım Körez

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:416

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal encephalopathy (NE) affects 2–4/1000 live births with outcomes ranging from negligible neurological deficits to severe neuromuscular dysfunction, cerebral palsy and death. Hypoxic ischemic encephalopa...

    Authors: Vanessa E. Torbenson, Mary Catherine Tolcher, Kate M. Nesbitt, Christopher E. Colby, Sherif A. EL-Nashar, Bobbie S. Gostout, Amy L. Weaver, Michaela E. Mc Gree and Abimbola O. Famuyide

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:415

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR) is a strategy to promote use of skilled maternal and neonatal care so that they can get timely skilled care, particularly during child birth. There is mini...

    Authors: Eshetu Andarge, Aderajew Nigussie and Mekitie Wondafrash

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:412

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infection is common in pregnancy. Urine is sampled from by mid-stream collection (MSU). If epithelial cells are detected, contamination by vulvo-vagial skin and skin bacteria is assumed. Outside ...

    Authors: N. Liou, J. Currie, C. James, J. Malone-Lee and A. L. David

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:414

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In a variety of animal species, hyperthermia in pregnancy has been recognized as teratogenic. Hyperthermia interferes with protein synthesis via heat-shock proteins, which can entail membrane disruption, cell ...

    Authors: L. Sass, S. K. Urhoj, J. Kjærgaard, J. W. Dreier, K. Strandberg-Larsen and A.-M. Nybo Andersen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:413

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Decision delivery interval (DDI) is the time line between a decision to conduct an emergency caesarean section and actual delivery of the baby. Prolong DDI constitute a third phase delay in provision of emerge...

    Authors: Birjna A. Hirani, Bariki L. Mchome, Nicholaus S. Mazuguni and Michael J. Mahande

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:411

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Up to now, there is controversy over the effect of delivery mode cesarean delivery and spontaneous vaginal delivery on sexual function. Therefore, we did a systematic review and meta-analysis in postpartum wom...

    Authors: Dazhi Fan, Song Li, Wen Wang, Guo Tian, Li Liu, Song Wu, Xiaoling Guo and Zhengping Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:408

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