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  1. Content type: Research article

    Risks of severe, avoidable maternal and neonatal complications at birth are increased if the birth occurs before arrival at the health facility and in the absence of skilled birth attendants. Birth Before Arri...

    Authors: Sikhulile Khupakonke, Andy Beke and Donald H. A. Amoko

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:401

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the independent and joint effects of maternal pre-pregnancy BMI and gestational weight gain (GWG) on the risk of preeclampsia and its subtypes.

    Authors: Yawen Shao, Jie Qiu, Huang Huang, Baohong Mao, Wei Dai, Xiaochun He, Hongmei Cui, Xiaojuan Lin, Ling Lv, Dennis Wang, Zhongfeng Tang, Sijuan Xu, Nan Zhao, Min Zhou, Xiaoying Xu, Weitao Qiu…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:400

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Experimental and clinical studies indicate that prolonged oxytocin exposure in the first or second stage of labour m...

    Authors: Karin Bischoff, Monika Nothacker, Cornelius Lehane, Britta Lang, Joerg Meerpohl and Christine Schmucker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:399

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Reducing neonatal mortality is a global priority, and improvements in postnatal health (PNH) practices in India are needed to do so. Intimate partner violence (IPV) may be associated with PNH practices, but li...

    Authors: Sabrina C. Boyce, Lotus McDougal, Jay G. Silverman, Yamini Atmavilas, Diva Dhar, Katherine Hay and Anita Raj

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:398

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Given the controversy around mode of delivery, our objective was to assess the evidence regarding the safest mode of delivery for actively resuscitated extremely preterm cephalic/non-cephalic twin pairs before...

    Authors: Catherine Dagenais, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Marinela Grabovac, Amit Mukerji and Sarah D. McDonald

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:397

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Today, scientific evidence has supported the popular belief that physical activity is associated with biological health in pregnant women. A randomized controlled trial was used to assess the benefits of physi...

    Authors: Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Felipe Lobelo, Ana C. Aguilar-de Plata, Mikel Izquierdo and Antonio García-Hermoso

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:396

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  7. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors pointed out that the Methods included one step that is no longer necessary but which was inadvertently carried over from an earlier protocol.

    Authors: Elizabeth J. Corwin, Carol J. Hogue, Bradley Pearce, Cherie C. Hill, Timothy D. Read, Jennifer Mulle and Anne L. Dunlop

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:395

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    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:161

  8. Content type: Research article

    Despite a significant decrease in maternal mortality in the last decade, Rwanda needs further progress in order to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)3 which addresses among others maternal mortality. ...

    Authors: Felix Sayinzoga, Leon Bijlmakers, Koos van der Velden and Jeroen van Dillen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:394

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the differences in cardiovascular disease, extracardiac anomalies and outcomes between fetuses with levocardia and dextrocardia.

    Authors: Xiaofang Wang, Yifan Shi, Shi Zeng, Jiawei Zhou, Jia Zhou, Hongxia Yuan, Lin Wang, Weiyuan Shi and Qichang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:393

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, pertussis remains a major health problem among children. During the recent outbreaks of pertussis, maternal antenatal immunisation was introduced in several industrial countries. This systematic rev...

    Authors: Marie Furuta, Jacqueline Sin, Edmond S. W. Ng and Kay Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:390

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Pre-pregnancy obesity and postpartum mental disorders are prevalent health risks to both the mother and the offspring. The objective of our study was to examine whether a history of childhood maltreatment is a...

    Authors: Michaela Nagl, Franziska Lehnig, Holger Stepan, Birgit Wagner and Anette Kersting

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:391

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Companionship during labor is known to have both physical and psychosocial benefits to mother and baby. Sri Lanka made a policy decision to allow a labour companion in 2011. However, implementation has been un...

    Authors: Hemantha Senanayake, Rajitha Dilhan Wijesinghe and Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:392

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge of pregnant women’s and mothers’ viewpoints on midwifery care is crucial for its appropriate delivery and research. In Germany, comprehensive research to more fully understand women’s needs in pregna...

    Authors: Elke Mattern, Susanne Lohmann and Gertrud M. Ayerle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:389

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy remain a major global health issue not only because of the associated high adverse maternal outcomes but there is a close accompaniment of significant perinatal morbidity an...

    Authors: Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Michael Y. Ntumy, Samuel A. Obed and Joseph D. Seffah

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:388

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Full breastfeeding is the ultimate aim for preterm infants to ensure they receive the full benefits of human milk however, preterm infants face a number of challenges associated with their immaturity and assoc...

    Authors: Donna T. Geddes, Kok Chooi, Kathryn Nancarrow, Anna R. Hepworth, Hazel Gardner and Karen Simmer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:386

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Despite recent advances in surgery and anaesthesia which significantly improve safety, many health facilities in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) remain chronically under-resourced with inability to cop...

    Authors: Isabella Epiu, Agnes Wabule, Andrew Kambugu, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Jossy Verel Bahe Tindimwebwa and Gerald Dubowitz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:387

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In the last 20 years, adolescent pregnancy has become one of the most critical problems affecting women in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    Authors: Reyna Sámano, Hugo Martínez-Rojano, David Robichaux, Ana Lilia Rodríguez-Ventura, Bernarda Sánchez-Jiménez, Maria de la Luz Hoyuela, Estela Godínez and Selene Segovia

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:382

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Pregnant women in American Samoa have a high risk of complications due to overweight and obesity. Prenatal care can mitigate the risk, however many women do not seek adequate care during pregnancy. Low utiliza...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi Adeyinka, Anne Marie Jukic, Stephen T. McGarvey, Bethel T. Muasau-Howard, Mata’uitafa Faiai and Nicola L. Hawley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:381

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia has made steady progress in improving maternal health over the decade, yet mortality remains high. The Maternal and Newborn Health in Ethiopia Partnership (MaNHEP) was a 3.5-year project aimed at deve...

    Authors: Lynn Sibley and Yared Amare

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:384

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Infants are very sensitive to iodine deficiency. Breastfed infants are dependent on maternal iodine intake. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between maternal iodine status during lactatio...

    Authors: Jin Yang, Lin Zhu, Xiaofeng Li, Heming Zheng, Zhe Wang, Zongyu Hao and Yang Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:383

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Supporting early mother-infant relationships to ensure infants’ future health has been recommended. The aim of this study was to investigate whether video feedback using the Marte Meo method promotes a healthy...

    Authors: Ingeborg Hedegaard Kristensen, Marianne Simonsen, Tea Trillingsgaard and Hanne Kronborg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:379

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure during pregnancy is associated with poor pregnancy and foetal outcomes. Theory-based behaviour change interventions (BCI) have been used successfully to change smoking related ...

    Authors: Mukesh Dherani, Syeda Nosheen Zehra, Cath Jackson, Veena Satyanaryana, Rumana Huque, Prabha Chandra, Atif Rahman and Kamran Siddiqi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:378

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To examine the impact of occiput posterior position, compared to occiput anterior position, on neonatal outcomes in a setting where delayed pushing is practiced. The specific aim was to estimate the risk of ac...

    Authors: Kristina Dahlqvist and Maria Jonsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:377

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