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  1. Excessive gestational weight gain has increased over time and is resistant to intervention, especially in women living with overweight or obesity. This study described the process evaluation methods and findin...

    Authors: Sara Wilcox, Alicia A. Dahl, Alycia K. Boutté, Jihong Liu, Kelsey Day, Gabrielle Turner-McGrievy and Ellen Wingard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:794
  2. In 2011 Norway granted undocumented women the right to antenatal care and to give birth at a hospital but did not include them in the general practitioner and reimbursement schemes. As a response to limited ac...

    Authors: Frode Eick, Odd Martin Vallersnes, Heidi E. Fjeld, Ingvil Krarup Sørbye, Guro Storkås, Marthe Ekrem, Marie Børmer, Sara Andrea Løberg, Cathrine Ebbing, Nanna Voldner and Cecilie Dahl
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:789
  3. Recent advances in prenatal screening and diagnosis have resulted in an increasing number of women receiving a diagnosis of fetal anomalies. In this study, we aimed to clarify the hopes for childbirth and pare...

    Authors: Maki Kitazono Chiba, Shigeko Horiuchi, Satomi Ishikawa and Naoko Arimori
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:788
  4. Non-communicable diseases [NCDs] are leading causes of ill health among women of reproductive age and an increasingly important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Reliable data on NCDs is nec...

    Authors: Tabassum Firoz, Beth Pineles, Nishika Navrange, Alyssa Grimshaw, Olufemi Oladapo and Doris Chou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:787
  5. Evidence suggests ketamine may prevent postpartum depression (PPD) after cesarean delivery (CD) although intolerability and inconvenience of administration are problematic. We assessed the feasibility of study...

    Authors: David Thomas Monks, Arvind Palanisamy, Danish Jaffer, Preet Mohinder Singh, Ebony Carter and Shannon Lenze
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:786
  6. Clinical handover is a vital communication process for patient safety; transferring patient responsibility between healthcare professionals (HCPs). Exploring handover processes in maternity care is fundamental...

    Authors: Faith Rickard, Fides Lu, Lotta Gustafsson, Christine MacArthur, Carole Cummins, Ivan Coker, Amie Wilson, Kebba Mane, Kebba Manneh and Semira Manaseki-Holland
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:784
  7. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as a screening method for trisomy 21 and other chromosomal abnormalities has been adopted widely across the globe. However, while many clinical validation studies have been...

    Authors: Syanni A. Kristalijn, Karen White, Deanna Eerbeek, Emilia Kostenko, Francesca Romana Grati and Caterina M. Bilardo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:782
  8. Access to a complete continuum of maternal and child health care has been recommended globally for better pregnancy outcomes. Hence this study determined the level (pooled prevalence) and predictors of success...

    Authors: Quraish Sserwanja, Ghislaine Gatasi and Milton W. Musaba
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:781
  9. Papua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the highest burdens of HIV and syphilis in pregnancy in the Asia-Pacific region. Timely and effective diagnosis can alleviate the burden of HIV and syphilis and improve matern...

    Authors: Olga PM Saweri, Neha Batura, Justin Pulford, M. Mahmud Khan, Xiaohui Hou, William S Pomat, Andrew J Vallely and Virginia Wiseman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:780
  10. The use of donated oocytes (DO) for in vitro fertilization(IVF) treatment in patients with infertility is generally recognized, and females with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) can participate in oocyte don...

    Authors: Yan Jiang, Jing-Chuan Yuan, Ge Song, Xu-Hui Zhang, Sui-Bing Miao and Xiao-Hua Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:779
  11. Having a body mass index (BMI) which is classified as overweight (BMI ≥ 25) or obese (BMI ≥ 30) increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and labour. Weight-management interventions which target exc...

    Authors: Susan Channon, Elinor Coulman, Rebecca Cannings-John, Josie Henley, Mandy Lau, Fiona Lugg-Widger, Heather Strange, Freya Davies, Julia Sanders, Caroline Scherf, Zoe Couzens and Leah Morantz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:778
  12. Authors: Etienne Nsereko, Aline Uwase, Assumpta Mukabutera, Claude Mambo Muvunyi, Stephen Rulisa, David Ntirushwa, Patricia Moreland, Elizabeth J. Corwin, Nicole Santos, Manasse Nzayirambaho and Janet M. Wojcicki
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:777

    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:345

  13. The cryopreservation of sperm or embryos has been an important strategy in the treatment of infertility. Recently studies have revealed the outcomes after IVF (in vitro fertilization) treatment for single-fact...

    Authors: Yong Zhu, Feng Zhang, Hua Chen, Xiaoxi Sun and Feng Jiang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:776
  14. Studies of preterm delivery after COVID-19 are often subject to selection bias and do not distinguish between early vs. late infection in pregnancy, nor between spontaneous vs. medically indicated preterm deli...

    Authors: Louisa H. Smith, Camille Y. Dollinger, Tyler J. VanderWeele, Diego F. Wyszynski and Sonia Hernández-Díaz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:775
  15. The Midlands has amongst the highest rates of neonatal and infant mortality in the UK. A public health parent education and empowerment programme, aimed at reducing key risks associated with this mortality was...

    Authors: Thillagavathie Pillay, Jane Feeney, Claire Walters, Hollie Nelson, Lucy Thomas, Dawn Lewis, Karen Anderson and Anjali Petkar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:774
  16. Cervical cerclage has been proposed as an effective treatment for cervical insufficiency, but there has been controversy regarding the surgical options of cervical cerclage in singleton and twin pregnancies. T...

    Authors: Guiqiong Huang, Chunyan Deng, Hua Liao, Qing Hu, Haiyan Yu and Xiaodong Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:773
  17. Maternal mortality is a health problem in developing countries and is the result of several factors such as sociodemographic and economic inequalities and difficulties in accessing the health services. In addi...

    Authors: Estefanía Bautista-Valarezo, María Elena Espinosa, Nele R. M. Michels, Kristin Hendrickx and Veronique Verhoeven
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:772
  18. There are persistent disparities in maternal and infant perinatal outcomes experienced by Black birthing persons compared with non-Hispanic white (NHW) individuals in the US. The differences in outcomes arise ...

    Authors: Jonathan Alhalel, Lane Patterson, Nicolás O. Francone, Sankirtana Danner, Cassandra Osei, Catherine Ann O’Brian, Laura S. Tom, Lisa Masinter, Elizabeth Adetoro, Danielle Lazar, Abbey Ekong and Melissa A. Simon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:771
  19. Painless bloody nipple discharge is often classified as pathological due to its association with malignant lesions. However, it can also be a completely harmless condition. Rusty pipe syndrome is a rare cause ...

    Authors: Huanna Tang, Wenting Zhu, Jianpeng Chen and Dan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:770
  20. Due to various iatrogenic and social factors, the global caesarean delivery (CD) rate has risen sharply in the past 30 years. It is more complicated and dangerous for women with a scarred uterus to experience ...

    Authors: Yinfeng Zhang, Dominique de Ziegler, Xinyu Hu, Xiaomei Tai, Ying Han, Junfang Ma, Yunshan Zhang and Haining Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:769
  21. Birth asphyxia is one of the leading causes of neonatal mortality worldwide. In Uganda, it accounts for 28.9% of all neonatal deaths. With a view to inform policy and practice interventions to reduce adverse n...

    Authors: Elizabeth Ayebare, Claudia Hanson, Jolly Nankunda, Anna Hjelmstedt, Rebecca Nantanda, Wibke Jonas, James K. Tumwine and Grace Ndeezi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:767
  22. Research has shown that body dissatisfaction is higher during the postpartum period compared to other periods of life, and strongly associated with disordered eating behaviours, which can lead to adverse healt...

    Authors: Lisa Tang, Marika Tiggemann and Jess Haines
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:766
  23. While maternal health is a priority in international goals, maternal health outcomes remain poor in many regions of the world. In Brazil, maternal mortality has decreased over the past decades, but the country...

    Authors: Luísa M M Fernandes, Kathryn E Mishkin and Sônia Lansky
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:765
  24. C-peptide offers potential as a marker to indicate childhood metabolic outcomes. Measuring C-peptide concentration might have better future utility in the risk stratification of neonates born to overweight or ...

    Authors: Atrin Niknam, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Samira Behboudi-Gandevani, Maryam Rahmati, Mehdi Hedayati, Mehrandokht Abedini, Faegheh Firouzi, Farahnaz Torkestani, Mehdi Zokaee and Fereidoun Azizi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:764
  25. Poor mental health in the postnatal period is experienced by high numbers of parents, with a high associated cost to society, however accessing therapeutic support during this time is complicated by parenting ...

    Authors: Rosie Attard, Jane Iles and Rose-Marie Satherley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:763
  26. Antenatal steroid administrations lead to not only accelerated lung maturation, improved blood gas measurements but also lung dynamics and lung compliance. This study aimed to investigate structural and functi...

    Authors: Fatma Ozdemir, Gokhan Acmaz, Yusuf Madendag, Ilknur Col Madendag and Iptisam Ipek Muderris
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:762
  27. Expansion of maternal health service coverage is crucial for the survival and wellbeing of both mother and child. To date, limited literature exists on the measurement of maternal health service coverage at th...

    Authors: Tanvi Kiran, K. P. Junaid, Vineeth Rajagopal, Madhu Gupta and Divya Sharma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:761
  28. To establish the normal reference ranges for parameters related to the fetal posterior fossa in the first trimester (11 ~ 13+6 weeks of gestation) and to analyze the relationship between them and crown-rump le...

    Authors: Li Feng, Lijuan Sun, Jingjing Wang, Congxin Sun, Lijuan Lu, Zhikun Zhang, Yu Hu and Qingqing Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:760
  29. Reducing cesarean rates is a public health priority. To help pregnant people select hospitals with lower cesarean rates, numerous organizations publish publically hospital cesarean rate data. Few pregnant peop...

    Authors: Ateev Mehrotra, Adam Wolfberg, Neel T. Shah, Avery Plough, Amber Weiseth, Arianna I. Blaine, Katie Noddin, Carter H. Nakamoto, Jessica V. Richard and Dani Bradley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:759
  30. Prior research has demonstrated bidirectional associations between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and perinatal maternal depression. However, the association between GDM, prenatal depression, and postpart...

    Authors: Lauren C. Shuffrey, Maristella Lucchini, Santiago Morales, Ayesha Sania, Christine Hockett, Emily Barrett, Kecia N. Carroll, Camille C. Cioffi, Dana Dabelea, Sean Deoni, Anne L. Dunlop, Arielle Deutsch, William P. Fifer, Morgan R. Firestein, Monique M. Hedderson, Melanie Jacobson…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:758
  31. Evidence and advice for pregnant women evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic. We studied social contact behaviour and vaccine uptake in pregnant women between March 2020 and September 2021 in 19 European countr...

    Authors: Kerry L. M. Wong, Amy Gimma, Enny S. Paixao, Christel Faes, Philippe Beutels, Niel Hens, Christopher I. Jarvis and W. John Edmunds
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:757
  32. Information on the frequency and clinical features of advanced HIV disease (AHD) in pregnancy and its effects on maternal and perinatal outcomes is limited. The objective of this study was to describe the prev...

    Authors: Tacilta Nhampossa, Raquel González, Arsenio Nhacolo, Laura Garcia-Otero, Llorenç Quintó, Maura Mazuze, Anete Mendes, Aina Casellas, Gizela Bambo, Aleny Couto, Esperança Sevene, Khátia Munguambe and Clara Menendez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:756
  33. Data showed that postpartum haemorrhage contributed to over 40% of in-hospital deaths of Ethiopian women. However, little is known about the barriers to effective management of primary postpartum haemorrhage. ...

    Authors: Tiruneh Bewket, Fooladi Ensieh, Plummer Virginia and McLelland Gayle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:755
  34. Authors: Hannah E. Christie, Lauren A. Roach, Meredith Kennedy, Kassia Beetham, Barbara J. Meyer, Danielle Schoenaker and Monique Francois
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:753

    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:591

  35. The prevalence of cesarean birth in Iran is very high. Having a negative childbirth experience is one of the reasons that primiparous women provide to prefer caesarean birth over a vaginal birth. This study is...

    Authors: Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Shahla Meedya, Eesa Mohammadi, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi and Solmaz Ghanbari-Homaie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:751
  36. Delayed first antenatal care contact refers to first antenatal care contact occurring above twelfth weeks of gestation. Studies in Nigeria and in other countries have examined the prevalence and predictors of ...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke, Olufemi O. Oyediran, Ayodele Aderemi Opadere, Taofik Olatunji Bankole, Olabusoye Olu Olupooye and Umar Idris Boku
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:750
  37. Pregnancy results in physical and psychological changes in women; however, pregnant women hesitate to take a break from work even when they feel the need. Since working while physically ill leads to decreased ...

    Authors: Yasuka Nakamura, Yoko Sumikawa Tsuno, Aya Wada, Keiko Nagasaka, Maiko Kawajiri, Yoko Takeishi, Mikako Yoshida and Toyoko Yoshizawa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:749
  38. Women’s childbirth experiences in health facilities is at the core of quality of care. Their perceptions of poor-quality care, including disrespectful care at health facilities during childbirth, is recognized...

    Authors: Tamar Kabakian-Khasholian, Jihad Makhoul and Aleni Ghusayni
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:748
  39. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy is an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is the cornerstone of prophylaxis and treatment of thrombotic events dur...

    Authors: Montserrat León-García, Brittany Humphries, Andrea Maraboto, Montserrat Rabassa, Kasey R. Boehmer, Lilisbeth Perestelo-Perez, Feng Xie, Irene Pelayo, Mark Eckman, Shannon Bates, Anna Selva and Pablo Alonso-Coello
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:747
  40. The objective of this prospective study is to compare the prevalence and severity of nausea and vomiting in the first trimester between singleton pregnancies conceived from stimulated in vitro fertilization (I...

    Authors: Evelyn Wong, Jennifer KY Ko, Raymond HW Li and Ernest HY Ng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:746
  41. Ministries of health in collaboration with the World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) have been scaling up early essential newborn care (EENC). This study was carried out to u...

    Authors: Tomomi Kitamura, Hiromi Obara, Mari Honda, Tomoko Mori, Tomoo Ito, Mari Nagai, Sommana Rattana, Tung Rathavy and Yasuo Sugiura
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:745
  42. Female genital fistulas are abnormal communications that lead to urinary and/or fecal incontinence. This analysis compares the characteristics of women with fistulas to understand how countries differ from one...

    Authors: Carrie J. Ngongo, Thomas J. I. P. Raassen, Marietta Mahendeka, Ladeisha Lombard, Jos van Roosmalen and Marleen Temmerman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:744
  43. Teenagers have higher risks for complications during the intrapartum and postpartum periods. Although facility-based postpartum care focusses on preventing complications in mothers and babies, it is not unders...

    Authors: Mariam Namutebi, Dorcus Kabahinda, Scovia Nalugo Mbalinda, Racheal Nabunya, Dorothy Gingo Nanfuka, Lydia Kabiri, Tom Denis Ngabirano and Patience A. Muwanguzi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:743
  44. In Western countries, it is common practice for a woman to be supported by a trusted person during childbirth, usually the other parent. Numerous studies have shown that this has a positive effect both on the ...

    Authors: Nadine Schmitt, Sabine Striebich, Gabriele Meyer, Almuth Berg and Gertrud M. Ayerle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:742

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