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  1. Content type: Research article

    Tanzania has a maternal mortality ratio of 556 per 100,000 live births, representing 21% of all deaths of women of reproductive age. Hemorrhage, mostly postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), is estimated to cause at lea...

    Authors: Dunstan R. Bishanga, John Charles, Gaudiosa Tibaijuka, Rita Mutayoba, Mary Drake, Young-Mi Kim, Marya Plotkin, Neema Rusibamayila and Barbara Rawlins

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:223

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    An estimated 2.6 million stillbirths occur every year, with the majority occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Understanding the cause of and factors associated with stillbirth is important to help in...

    Authors: Abdul Halim, Mamuda Aminu, Juan Emmanuel Dewez, Animesh Biswas, A. K. M. Fazlur Rahman and Nynke van den Broek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:224

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare (SNBHW) recommended the new diagnostic criteria for GDM based upon Hyperglycaemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes (HAPO) study thresholds. Due to limited knowled...

    Authors: Maryam Saeedi, Ulf Hanson, David Simmons and Helena Fadl

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:225

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Gastroschisis is a congenital anomaly of the fetal abdominal wall, usually to the right side of umbilical insertion. It is often detected by routine antenatal ultrasound. Significant maternal and pediatric res...

    Authors: Sarah J. Melov, Irene Tsang, Ralph Cohen, Nadia Badawi, Karen Walker, Soundappan S. V. Soundappan and Thushari I. Alahakoon

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:222

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Australia has a maternal mortality ratio of 6.8/100000 live births, a rate akin to other developed countries and consistent with the high level care provided within the Australian health care system. With mate...

    Authors: Skandarupan Jayaratnam, Sonia Kua, Caroline deCosta and Richard Franklin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:221

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Early marriage and pregnancy is a risk factor for poor maternal and child health and socio-economic outcomes. Bokeo and Luang Namtha provinces in northern Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) has high rates ...

    Authors: Vanphanom Sychareun, Viengnakhone Vongxay, Souphaphone Houaboun, Vassana Thammavongsa, Phouthong Phummavongsa, Kongmany Chaleunvong and Jo Durham

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:219

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  7. Content type: Research article

    High myopia, a cause of serious visual impairment, is a significant global public health concern. We investigate longitudinal changes in macular choroidal thickness (CT) during pregnancy and 6-months postpartu...

    Authors: Wei Chen, Li Li, Hongyuan Zhang, Yan Li, Xu Chen and Yue Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:220

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In industrialised countries the incidence of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is increasing, for which exact etiology is not well understood. Studies have relied upon retrospective data with estimated blood loss a...

    Authors: Lauren Kearney, Mary Kynn, Rachel Reed, Lisa Davenport, Jeanine Young and Keppel Schafer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:214

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The paper explores how age, social position or class, and linguistic and cultural background intersect and place women in varying positions of control and vulnerability to obstetric violence in state health in...

    Authors: Dinusha Perera, Ragnhild Lund, Katarina Swahnberg, Berit Schei and Jennifer J. Infanti

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:211

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Disrespect and abuse (D&A) of women in health facilities continues to be a prevailing public health issue in many countries. Studies have reported significantly high prevalence of D&A among women during pregna...

    Authors: Joy Orpin, Shuby Puthussery, Rosemary Davidson and Barbara Burden

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:213

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Studies from around the world have shown that women living as undocumented migrants have limited and deficient access to perinatal care, increasing their risks of both physical and psychological complications ...

    Authors: My Barkensjö, Josephine T. V. Greenbrook, Josefine Rosenlundh, Henry Ascher and Helen Elden

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:217

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Reliable, population-based data on pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality, and risk factors for fatal foetal outcomes are scarce for low- and middle-income countries. Yet, such data are essential for unders...

    Authors: Siaka Koné, Eveline Hürlimann, Nahoua Baikoro, Daouda Dao, Bassirou Bonfoh, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger and Fabienne N. Jaeger

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:216

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In severe post-partum haemorrhage, death can occur within hours of bleeding onset so interventions to control the bleeding must be given immediately. In clinical trials of treatments for life-threatening bleed...

    Authors: Amy Brenner, Haleema Shakur-Still, Rizwana Chaudhri, Bukola Fawole, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran and Ian Roberts

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:215

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  14. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to systematically compare arterial/venous thrombosis, fetal loss and stillbirth in pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), primary anti-phospholipid syndrome (PAPS) and secondary anti-...

    Authors: Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Mohammad Zafooruddin Sani Soogund and Feng Huang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:212

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Much interest has been focussed on both maternal obesity and gestational weight gain (GWG), particularly on their role in influencing birth weight (BW). Several large reviews have reported that excessive GWG i...

    Authors: Amy C. O’Higgins, Anne Doolan, Thomas McCartan, Laura Mullaney, Clare O’Connor and Michael J. Turner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:218

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Quality antenatal care (ANC) is recognised as an opportunity for screening and early identification of pregnancy-related complications. In rural Ghana, challenges with access to diagnostic services demotivate ...

    Authors: Ibukun-Oluwa Omolade Abejirinde, Renate Douwes, Azucena Bardají, Rudolf Abugnaba-Abanga, Marjolein Zweekhorst, Jos van Roosmalen and Vincent De Brouwere

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:209

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Physical presence during labour offer women opportunity of having positive childbirth experiences as well as childbirth outcomes. The study aimed to determine what support provided by midwives during intrapart...

    Authors: Maria S. Maputle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:210

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  18. Content type: Case report

    Delayed interval intertwin delivery rates are expected to rise during the next years as potent and targeted tocolytic agents are employed and antenatal surveillance methods become more sophisticated and specif...

    Authors: George Daskalakis, Panagiotis Fotinopoulos, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Mariana Theodora, Panagiotis Antsaklis, Michail Sindos, Nikolaos Papantoniou and Dimitrios Loutradis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:206

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  19. Content type: Case report

    Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome has been considered as a childhood syndrome. The underlying etiology of PFAPA syndrome is unclear however, currently cons...

    Authors: Kuniaki Ota, Joanne Kwak-Kim, Toshifumi Takahashi and Hideki Mizunuma

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:207

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  20. Content type: Research article

    To improve maternity services in any country, there is need to monitor the quality of obstetric care. There is usually disparity of obstetric care and outcomes in most countries among women giving birth in dif...

    Authors: Bothwell Takaingofa Guzha, Thulani Lesley Magwali, Bismark Mateveke, Maxwell Chirehwa, George Nyandoro and Stephen Peter Munjanja

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:205

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Since the 2000s, selective episiotomy has been systematically recommended worldwide. In France, the recommended episiotomy rate in vaginal deliveries is less than 30%. The aims of this study were to describe t...

    Authors: Karine Goueslard, Jonathan Cottenet, Adrien Roussot, Christophe Clesse, Paul Sagot and Catherine Quantin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:208

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Although interventions in childbirth are important in order to prevent neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality, non-indicated use may cause avoidable harm. Regional variations in intervention rates, whic...

    Authors: A. E. Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, D. C. Zondag, M. Nieuwenhuijze, T. Van den Akker, C. J. Verhoeven, C. Geerts, F. Schellevis and A. De Jonge

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:192

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Pregnancy is a time of high risk for excessive weight gain, leading to health-related consequences for mothers and offspring. Theory-based obesity interventions that target proposed mechanisms of biobehavioral...

    Authors: Cassandra Vieten, Barbara A. Laraia, Jean Kristeller, Nancy Adler, Kimberly Coleman-Phox, Nicole R. Bush, Helané Wahbeh, Larissa G. Duncan and Elissa Epel

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:201

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  24. Content type: Research article

    A shortage of skilled birth attendants and low quality of care in health facilities along with unattended home deliveries contribute to the high maternal and neonatal mortality in sub Saharan Africa. Identifyi...

    Authors: Tamara Mulenga, Misinzo Moono, Martha Mwendafilumba, Albert Manasyan and Anjali Sharma

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:203

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  25. Content type: Research article

    There is limited information on the determinants of infant mortality outcomes for the children of women prisoners. This study aimed to explore determinants of infant mortality for Indigenous and non-Indigenous...

    Authors: Caitlin McMillen Dowell, Gloria C. Mejia, David B. Preen and Leonie Segal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:202

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Misreporting of energy intake is common and can contribute to biased estimates of the relationship between diet and disease. Energy intake misreporting is poorly understood in pregnancy and there is limited re...

    Authors: L. J. Moran, S. A. McNaughton, Z. Sui, C. Cramp, A. R. Deussen, R. M. Grivell and J. M. Dodd

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:204

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Preeclampsia, a multisystem disorder in pregnancies complicates with maternal and fetal morbidity. Early- and late-onset preeclampsia, defined as preeclampsia developed before and after 34 weeks of gestation, ...

    Authors: Shu-Han You, Po-Jen Cheng, Ting-Ting Chung, Chang-Fu Kuo, Hsien-Ming Wu and Pao-Hsien Chu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:199

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Many women are not prepared for changes to their sexual health after childbirth. The aim of this paper is to report on the prevalence of and the potential risk factors (pre-pregnancy dyspareunia, mode of birth...

    Authors: Deirdre O’Malley, Agnes Higgins, Cecily Begley, Deirdre Daly and Valerie Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:196

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  29. Content type: Research article

    High parity is associated with greater cardiovascular disease (CVD) among mid-life and older women. Prospective studies of arterial change throughout pregnancy are needed to provide insight into potential mech...

    Authors: Nancy Anderson Niemczyk, Marianne Bertolet, Janet M. Catov, Mansi Desai, Candace K. McClure, James M. Roberts, Akira Sekikawa, Ping Guo Tepper and Emma J. Barinas-Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:195

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Stillbirth and neonatal mortality are very high in many low-income countries, including Malawi. Use of family planning to encourage birth spacing may optimize outcomes for subsequent pregnancies. However, repr...

    Authors: Dawn M. Kopp, Agatha Bula, Suzanne Maman, Lameck Chinula, Mercy Tsidya, Mwawi Mwale and Jennifer H. Tang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:197

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Adequate nutrition is essential during pregnancy and lactation to provide sufficient energy and nutrients to meet the nutritional requirements of the mother, fetus and infant. The primary objective of this stu...

    Authors: Jacinto Mantaring, Jalil Benyacoub, Raul Destura, Sophie Pecquet, Karine Vidal, Sheri Volger and Valerie Guinto

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:193

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Ensuring equitable access to maternal health care including antenatal, delivery, postnatal services and fertility control methods, is one of the most critical challenges for public health sector. There are sig...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Olalekan A. Uthman, Agbessi Amouzou, Michael Ekholuenetale and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:194

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Episiotomy and perineal tears remain common in vaginal deliveries. This study estimated the frequency of and factors associated with perineal tears, episiotomies, and postnatal infections among women in two pr...

    Authors: Abraham de Jesús-García, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Geovani Valtierra-Gil, Felipe Rene Serrano-de los Santos, Belén Madeline Sánchez-Gervacio, Robert J. Ledogar, Neil Andersson and Anne Cockcroft

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:198

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Maternal predictors of folic acid (FA) supplementation use to reduce offspring risk of neural tube defects are well known, while paternal determinants for maternal FA use are less known. Such knowledge is impo...

    Authors: Jan Helge Seglem Mortensen, Nina Øyen, Roy M. Nilsen, Tatiana Fomina, Steinar Tretli and Tone Bjørge

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:188

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Although low birthweight (LBW) babies represent only 15.5% of global births, it is the leading underlying cause of deaths among newborns in countries where neonatal mortality rates are high. In Uganda, like ma...

    Authors: Malachi Ochieng Arunda, Anette Agardh and Benedict Oppong Asamoah

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:189

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  36. Content type: Research article

    With an aim to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes, ‘birth preparedness and complication readiness’ (BP/CR) promotes timely access to skilled maternal and neonatal services. Objective of this study was to asses...

    Authors: Patrick Smeele, Richard Kalisa, Marianne van Elteren, Jos van Roosmalen and Thomas van den Akker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:190

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  37. Content type: Case report

    HELLP syndrome is a rare disease in China, and 20% of patients with severe preeclampsia have been accompanied with HELLP syndrome, which is characterized by the presence of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes an...

    Authors: Qinyue Guo, Zhengfei Yang, Jian Guo, Lei Zhang, Lan Gao, Bo Zhou and Qindong Shi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:191

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Prior studies reported that exposure to antidepressants during pregnancy may be associated with gestational hypertension. The aim of this study is to assess the association between the use of antidepressants d...

    Authors: Neily Zakiyah, Loes F. ter Heijne, Jens H. Bos, Eelko Hak, Maarten J. Postma and Catharina C. M. Schuiling-Veninga

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:187

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  39. Content type: Research article

    When used judiciously, cesarean sections can save lives; but in the United States, prior research indicates that cesarean birth rates have risen beyond the threshold to help women and infants and become a cont...

    Authors: Emily White VanGompel, Elliott K. Main, Daniel Tancredi and Joy Melnikow

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:184

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Peripartum hysterectomy can cause significant morbidity and mortality. Most studies of peripartum hysterectomy are from high income countries. This cohort study examined risk factors for peripartum hysterectom...

    Authors: Sumaya Huque, Ian Roberts, Bukola Fawole, Rizwana Chaudhri, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran and Haleema Shakur-Still

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:186

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The reported long-term effects of poor maternal nutrition and uptake of recommended supplements before and during pregnancy was the impetus behind this study. Our objectives were to investigate and understand ...

    Authors: Gillian Funnell, Kevin Naicker, John Chang, Natasha Hill and Reem Kayyali

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:182

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  42. 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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  43. Content type: Research article

    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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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  47. 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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