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  1. Content type: Research article

    Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection is the most common intrauterine infection. The only way to protect against congenital CMV infection is to practice CMV prevention behaviors. CMV seroprevalence rates ...

    Authors: Rosemary Thackeray, Brianna M. Magnusson, Erica Bennion, Natalia N. Nielsen and Ryan J. Bailey

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:181

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    Congenital malformations contribute significantly to the disease burden among children globally. A study conducted in Kenya on understanding the burden of surgical congenital anomalies, highlights the need for...

    Authors: Callen Kwamboka Onyambu and Norah Mukiri Tharamba

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:180

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Economic evaluations of interventions for postnatal depression (PND) are essential to ensure optimal healthcare decision-making. Due to the wide-ranging effects of PND on the mother, baby and whole family, the...

    Authors: Binu Gurung, Louise J. Jackson, Mark Monahan, Ruth Butterworth and Tracy E. Roberts

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:179

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Obesity during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and other complications. Physical activity is a modifiable lifestyle factor that may help to prevent these comp...

    Authors: C. Flannery, S. McHugh, A. E. Anaba, E. Clifford, M. O’Riordan, L. C. Kenny, F. M. McAuliffe, P. M. Kearney and M. Byrne

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:178

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Data on the prevalence of persistent symptoms in the first year after preeclampsia are limited. Furthermore, possible risk factors for these sequelae are poorly defined. We investigated kidney function, blood ...

    Authors: Michael Girsberger, Catherine Muff, Irene Hösli and Michael Jan Dickenmann

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:177

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Spontaneous vaginal twin delivery after 32nd week of gestation is safe when first twin presenting cephalic. Aim of this study is to identify obstetric factors influencing the condition of second twin and to ve...

    Authors: Gerhard Bogner, Valentina Wallner, Claudius Fazelnia, Martina Strobl, Birgit Volgger, Thorsten Fischer and Volker R. Jacobs

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:176

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBF) lowers the risk for all-cause mortality in babies, including those with low birth weight. However, rates of neonatal mortality and delayed initiation of breastfeeding r...

    Authors: M. N. Ndirangu, S. M. Gatimu, H. M. Mwinyi and D. C. Kibiwott

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:171

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  8. Content type: Debate

    Globally, complications of prematurity are the leading cause of death in children under five. Preterm infants who survive their first month of life are at greater risk for various diseases and impairments in i...

    Authors: Adriano Cattaneo, Adidja Amani, Nathalie Charpak, Socorro De Leon-Mendoza, Sarah Moxon, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Giorgio Tamburlini, Julieta Villegas and Anne-Marie Bergh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:170

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The postpartum period provides an important opportunity to address unmet need for contraception and reduce short birth intervals. This study aims to assess the association between skilled maternal healthcare a...

    Authors: Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Tensae Tadesse Mekonnen, Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha and Katherine Tumlinson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:172

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Examining skilled attendance throughout pregnancy, delivery and immediate postnatal period is proxy indicator on the progress towards reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality in developing countries.

    Authors: Winfred Mwangi, Onesmus Gachuno, Meghna Desai, David Obor, Vincent Were, Frank Odhiambo, Amek Nyaguara and Kayla F. Laserson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:175

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Delay on timely initiation of antenatal care has a great impact on adverse pregnancy out comes. However, evidences in Ethiopia revealed that majority of pregnant mothers did not start their first visit as reco...

    Authors: Atsede Alle Ewunetie, Alemtsehay Mekonnen Munea, Belsity Temesgen Meselu, Muluye Molla Simeneh and Bekele Tesfaye Meteku

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:173

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  12. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, determination of personalized risk for fetal chromosomal anomalies emerged as an important component of prenatal genetic counseling. Women in whom fetal risk for chromosomal aberrations is ele...

    Authors: Pawel Sadlecki, Marek Grabiec, Pawel Walentowicz and Malgorzata Walentowicz-Sadlecka

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:174

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Prenatal tests are important for prevention of vertical transmission of various infectious agents. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), human T-lymp...

    Authors: Aubaneide Batista Guerra, Leonardo Quintão Siravenha, Rogério Valois Laurentino, Rosimar Neris Martins Feitosa, Vânia Nakauth Azevedo, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto, Ricardo Ishak and Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:169

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Eating Disorders (ED) are mental health disorders that typically effect women of childbearing age and are associated with adverse maternal and infant outcomes. UK healthcare guidance recommends routine enquiry...

    Authors: Amanda Bye, Jill Shawe, Debra Bick, Abigail Easter, Megan Kash-Macdonald and Nadia Micali

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:114

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Iodine deficiency is a major public health problem affecting people worldwide, particularly pregnant women. Iodine requirements increase substantially during pregnancy making pregnant women vulnerable to iodin...

    Authors: Daniel Gyamfi, Yaw Amo Wiafe, Kwabena Owusu Danquah, Ernest Adankwah, Gertrude Akua Amissah and Angela Odame

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:166

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Residential instability during pregnancy has been linked to poor health outcomes. As a first step toward providing better health care to pregnant migrant women, the size and characteristics of this population ...

    Authors: Ying Ji, Xiaoping Zhao, Zhili Wang, Shenglan Liu, Yang Shen and Chun Chang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:165

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  17. Content type: Research article

    We aim to examine the gendered contexts of poor perinatal survival in the remote mountain villages of Nepal. The study setting comprised two remote mountain villages from a mid-western mountain district of Nep...

    Authors: Mohan Paudel, Sara Javanparast, Gouranga Dasvarma and Lareen Newman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:163

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality in low- and middle-income countries. While evidence on uterine balloon tamponade efficacy for severe hemorrhage is encouraging, little is known ...

    Authors: Aparna Ramanathan, Melody J. Eckardt, Brett D. Nelson, Moytrayee Guha, Monica Oguttu, Zaid Altawil and Thomas Burke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:168

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Caesarean section (CS) is often a life-saving procedure, but can also lead to serious complications, even more so in low-resource settings. Therefore unnecessary CS should be avoided and optimal circumstances ...

    Authors: Luuk Dekker, Tessa Houtzager, Omary Kilume, John Horogo, Jos van Roosmalen and Angelo Sadock Nyamtema

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:164

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Maternal and infant mortality remains high in Nigeria primarily due to low use of skilled birth attendants. Huge disparities exist between southern and northen Nigeria on use of skilled birth attendants with s...

    Authors: George I. Eluwa, Sylvia B. Adebajo, Kwasi Torpey, Oladapo Shittu, Shittu Abdu-Aguye, Daniel Pearlman, Umma Bawa, Aira Olorukooba, Hadiza Khamofu and Robert Chiegli

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:158

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In low income countries, many low birth weight newborns often miss the chance for survival sooner or later. Others who survive would also face increased risks in later life. Though not adequately documented in...

    Authors: Samson Kastro, Tsegaye Demissie and Bereket Yohannes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:160

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  22. Content type: Research article

    We sought to determine if female community health volunteers (FCHVs) and literate women in Nepal can accurately determine success of medical abortion (MA) using a symptom checklist, compared to experienced abo...

    Authors: Kathryn L. Andersen, Mary Fjerstad, Indira Basnett, Shailes Neupane, Valerie Acre, Sharad Sharma and Emily Jackson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:161

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Ectopic pregnancy (EP) is a serious complication of early pregnancy. In low-income countries diagnosis of EP is difficult and it is a major contributor to maternal mortality. We aimed to assess and improve the...

    Authors: R. Mooij, G. C. Mgalega, I. H. Mwampagatwa, J. van Dillen and J. Stekelenburg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:159

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