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  1. Iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy (IDAP) affects 11–18% of Australian pregnancies and is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. National prescribing data suggests the use of intravenous iron in pregnan...

    Authors: Sarah Smith-Wade, Giselle Kidson-Gerber, Antonia Shand, Luke Grzeskowiak and Amanda Henry

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:665

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  2. Human implantation is a complex process requiring synchrony between a healthy embryo and a functionally competent or receptive endometrium. In order to assess endometrial receptivity in Assisted Reproductive T...

    Authors: Renato Silva Martins, António Helio Oliani, Denise Vaz Oliani and José Martinez de Oliveira

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:663

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  3. Determination of the optimal timing for termination of pregnancy in cases of preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM) during the extremely preterm period is still difficult. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (B...

    Authors: Eishin Nakamura, Shigetaka Matsunaga, Yoshihisa Ono, Yasushi Takai and Hiroyuki Seki

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:662

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  4. There is strong evidence that women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) who receive a minimum of three appointments with a dietitian may require medication less often. The aim of this study was to evaluat...

    Authors: Nina MELONCELLI, Adrian BARNETT and Susan de JERSEY

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:661

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  5. Delivery methods are associated with postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) both in nulliparous and multiparous women. However, few studies have examined the difference in this association between nulliparous and multipa...

    Authors: Chang Xu, Wanting Zhong, Qiang Fu, Li Yi, Yuqing Deng, Zhaohui Cheng, Xiaojun Lin, Miao Cai, Shilin Zhong, Manli Wang, Hongbing Tao, Haoling Xiong, Xin Jiang and Yun Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:660

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:64

  6. Antepartum activity restriction (AAR) is a common recommendation given to women at risk for preterm delivery. However, such treatment has been shown to cause heavy emotional burdens on the women receiving it s...

    Authors: Hsiao-Ying Hung, Su-Pin Hung and Ying-Ju Chang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:659

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The first months postpartum can be challenging for parents, leading to elevated symptoms of parenting stress, depression and anxiety. In turn, distressed parents are at higher risk for providing suboptimal qua...

    Authors: Marjolein Missler, Annemieke van Straten, Jaap Denissen, Tara Donker and Roseriet Beijers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:658

    Content type: Research article

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  8. HELLP syndrome may increase adverse pregnancy outcomes, though the incidence of it is not high. At present, the impact of HELLP syndrome on P-AKI (acute kidney injury during pregnancy) and maternal and infant ...

    Authors: Qiang Liu, Guan-jun Ling, Shao-quan Zhang, Wen-qing Zhai and Yi-juan Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:657

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Multiple pregnancies are associated with significant complications and health risks for both mothers and infants. Single blastocyst transfer (SBT) is a logical and effective measure to reduce the incidence of ...

    Authors: Shiping Chen, Hongzi Du, Jianqiao Liu, Haiying Liu, Lei Li and Yuxia He

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:655

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Ectopic pregnancy is a major life- and fertility-threatening women’s health concern. As a result of advances in examination technology, an increasing number of ectopic pregnancies can be diagnosed early and tr...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Yu Zhang, Lu Gan, Xiao-ying Liu and Shan-ping Du

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:654

    Content type: Research article

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  11. More than one third of the neonatal deaths at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Debre Tabor General Hospital (DTGH) are attributable to birth asphyxia. Most of these neonates are referred from the materni...

    Authors: Wubet Alebachew Bayih, Getachew Yideg Yitbarek, Yared Asmare Aynalem, Biruk Beletew Abate, Aragaw Tesfaw, Metadel Yibeltal Ayalew, Demeke Mesfin Belay, Habtamu Shimelis Hailemeskel and Abebaw Yeshambel Alemu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:653

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Preeclampsia is a severe disease in pregnant women, which is primarily managed by early screening and prevention. Circular RNAs (circRNAs) have increasingly been shown to be important biological regulators inv...

    Authors: Yonggang Zhang, Hongling Yang, Yipeng Zhang, Junzhu Shi and Ronggui Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:652

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The psychological birth trauma is a universal phenomenon in childbearing women. The influences could extend in a wide range, which includes the mothers’ health, mother-infant relationship, partner relationship...

    Authors: Ke Zhang, Ling Dai, Meiliyang Wu, Tieying Zeng, Mengmei Yuan and Ye Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:651

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  14. Rwanda has a high unmet need for family planning which could be reduced by improving access to postpartum intrauterine contraceptives device (PPIUCD) insertion. The objective of the study was to assess the pre...

    Authors: Chris Adrien Kanakuze, Dan Kabonge Kaye, Priscilla Musabirema, Pascal Nkubito and Scovia Nalugo Mbalinda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:650

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  15. Previous studies have reported a high prevalence of excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) in women with prepregnancy BMI classified as overweight and obese. However, the joint evidence regarding GWG and prep...

    Authors: Jose Alberto Martínez-Hortelano, Iván Cavero-Redondo, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Miriam Garrido-Miguel, Alba Soriano-Cano and Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:649

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Studies investigating the associations of maternal syphilis treatment with birth outcomes mainly concentrated in economically developed areas. Limited data are available in economically underdeveloped areas, s...

    Authors: Zhihua Wan, Huan Zhang, Haigang Xu, Yang Hu, Cai Tan and Yuling Tao

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:648

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  17. The period around childbirth and the first 24 hours postpartum remains a perilous time for both mother and newborn. Health care providers’ compliance to the World Health Organization modified partogram across ...

    Authors: Solomon Weldemariam Gebrehiwot, Mulugeta Woldu Abrha and Haftom Gebrehiwot Weldearegay

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:647

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  18. Thermal control after birth is an essential part of neonatal care. However, the relationship between neonatal temperature at and after admission is unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the change between neon...

    Authors: Francesco Cavallin, Serena Calgaro, Valentina Brugnolaro, Amir Hussein Abubacar Seni, Arlindo Rosario Muhelo, Liviana Da Dalt, Giovanni Putoto and Daniele Trevisanuto

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:646

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Abnormal gestational weight gain (GWG) is a prenatal complication that may contribute to long-term behavioral and neurodevelopmental differences in offspring. This systematic review summarizes research on the ...

    Authors: Sorayya Kheirouri and Mohammad Alizadeh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:645

    Content type: Research article

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  20. This cross-sectional study aimed to evaluate the levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-ɑ), interleukin-8 (IL-8), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGF-β1) in patients with prima...

    Authors: Jiacong Yan, Chengbo Liu, Han Zhao, Chunyan Wang, Huimei Yao, Qiong Lu, Jia Liu and Yun Feng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:644

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Global investments in neonatal survival have resulted in a growing number of children with morbidities surviving and requiring ongoing care. Little is known about the caregivers of these children in low- and m...

    Authors: Marie Claire Abimana, Egide Karangwa, Ibrahim Hakizimana, Catherine M. Kirk, Kathryn Beck, Ann C. Miller, Silas Havugarurema, Sadallah Bahizi, Alphonsine Uwamahoro, Kim Wilson, Mathieu Nemerimana and Alphonse Nshimyiryo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:643

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  22. Pregnant women’s exposure to secondhand smoke is a very serious health issue in China. The purpose of our research is to identify factors that predict the probability of exposure to secondhand smoke among preg...

    Authors: Jiangyun Chen, Xinhui Li and Pengqian Fang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:642

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  23. Performing obstetric ultrasound is part of midwifery practice in Norway. Knowledge of these midwives’ working situation can enhance understanding of what their work involves and the challenges they encounter i...

    Authors: Magnhild Reiso, Berit Langli, Eva Sommerseth and Aud Johannessen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:641

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  24. Oxytocin is effective in reducing labor duration, but can be associated with fetal and maternal complications such as neonatal acidosis and post-partum hemorrhage. When comparing discontinuing oxytocin in the ...

    Authors: Aude Girault, François Goffinet and Camille Le Ray

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:640

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Evidence-based medicine has shown that successful vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is associated with fewer complications than an elective repeat cesarean. Although spontaneous vaginal births and reductions...

    Authors: Qiuping Liao, Jinying Luo, Lianghui Zheng, Qing Han, Zhaodong Liu, Wei Qi, Tingting Yang and Jianying Yan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:639

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Four-dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (4D-HyCoSy) is the preferred way for evaluating fallopian tubal patency and it associated with higher rate of spontaneous conception. However, Few studies h...

    Authors: Yu Liu, Ning Zhang, Yanni He, Jiayao Shi, Meijun Zhou, Jingjiao Xu and Hongmei Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:638

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  27. For every maternal death, 20 to 30 women are estimated to have morbidities related to pregnancy or childbirth. Much of this burden of disease is in women in low- and middle-income countries. Maternal multimorb...

    Authors: Mary McCauley, Shamsa Zafar and Nynke van den Broek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:637

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Delayed health-seeking continues to contribute to preventable maternal and neonatal deaths in low resource countries. Some of the strategies to avoid the delay include early preparation for the birth and detec...

    Authors: James Orwa, Samwel Maina Gatimu, Michaela Mantel, Stanley Luchters, Michael A. Mugerwa, Sharon Brownie, Leonard Subi, Secilia Mrema, Lucy Nyaga, Grace Edwards, Loveluck Mwasha, Kahabi Isangula, Edna Selestine, Sofia Jadavji, Rachel Pell, Columba Mbekenga…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:636

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The diagnosis of hyperglycaemia in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is challenging. Blood glucose levels obtained during oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) may not reflect home glycaemic profiles. We compare OGTT resu...

    Authors: J. M. Milln, E. Walugembe, S. Ssentayi, H. Nkabura, A. G. Jones and M. J. Nyirenda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:635

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  30. Although male involvement enhances obstetric care-seeking behavior, the practice of male involvement in developing countries remains unacceptably low. Male involvement in maternal services utilization can be i...

    Authors: Fabiola V. Moshi, Stephen M. Kibusi and Flora Fabian

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:634

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  31. Having a birth attendant with midwifery skills during childbirth is an effective intervention to reduce maternal and early neonatal morbidity and mortality. Nevertheless, many women in Ethiopia still deliver a...

    Authors: Biruhtesfa Bekele Shiferaw and Lebitsi Maud Modiba

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:633

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  32. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends that breastfeeding should be initiated within the first hour of delivery followed by exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months. This study examined the determinants ...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah and Freda Bonsu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:632

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Maternal death related to obstetric complications remains a great challenge in developing countries. Since these complications are not consistently predictable, it is important to plan different preventive app...

    Authors: Teshale Abosie Ananche and Legesse Tadesse Wodajo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:631

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) allows women to access genetic information about their fetuses without the physical risk inherent to prior testing methods. The advent of NIPT technology has led to concern...

    Authors: Sophie Montgomery and Zaneta M. Thayer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:630

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  35. Midwifery care plays a vital role in the reduction of preventable maternal and newborn mortality and morbidity. There is a growing concern about the quality of care during facility based childbirth and the occ...

    Authors: Anna Galle, Helma Manaharlal, Sally Griffin, Nafissa Osman, Kristien Roelens and Olivier Degomme

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:629

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Low birthweight (LBW) and preterm birth (PB) remain the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates worldwide. The aim of this study was to identify maternal demographic and antenatal factors associat...

    Authors: Prakash M. Jeena, Kareshma Asharam, Aweke A. Mitku, Pragalathan Naidoo and Rajen N. Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:628

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Observational data from the retrospective, non-randomized Pregnancy REmote MOnitoring I (PREMOM I) study showed that remote monitoring (RM) may be beneficial for prenatal observation of women at risk for gestatio...

    Authors: Dorien Lanssens, Inge M. Thijs and Wilfried Gyselaers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:626

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. Preeclampsia/eclampsia is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide, yet patients’ perspectives about their diagnosis are not well understood. Our study examines patient knowledge among women...

    Authors: Avina Joshi, Titus Beyuo, Samuel A. Oppong, Cheryl A. Moyer and Emma R. Lawrence

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:625

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  39. A vigilant prescription of drugs during pregnancy can potentially safeguard the growing fetus from the deleterious effect of the drug while attempting to manage the mother’s health problems. There is a paucity...

    Authors: Niguse Meles Alema, Getachew Semagn, Shetey Melesse, Ephrem Mebrahtu Araya, Hagazi Gebremedhin, Desalegn Getnet Demsie, Solomon Weldegebreal Asgedom and Etasy Weldekidan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:624

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  40. The perinatal period is a time of immense change, which can be a period of stress and vulnerability for mental health difficulties. Mindfulness-based interventions have shown promise for reducing distress, but...

    Authors: Marissa D. Sbrilli, Larissa G. Duncan and Heidemarie K. Laurent

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:623

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  41. Each day, approximately 810 women die during pregnancy and childbirth and 94% of the deaths take place in low and middle income countries. Only 45% of the births in South Asia are attended by skilled professio...

    Authors: Januka Khatiwada, Basilua Andre Muzembo, Koji Wada and Shunya Ikeda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:622

    Content type: Research article

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  42. To identify the relationship between quadruple test for aneuploidy screening (alpha-fetoprotein: AFP; free beta-human chorionic gonadotropin: b-hCG; unconjugated estriol: uE3 and inhibin-A: IHA) and fetal grow...

    Authors: Rakchanok Boonpiam, Chanane Wanapirak, Supatra Sirichotiyakul, Ratanaporn Sekararithi, Kuntharee Traisrisilp and Theera Tongsong

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:621

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Adolescent pregnancy and motherhood has been a controversial and much disputed subject within the field of public health. Early childbearing is not only characterized as a physical body experience but also emb...

    Authors: Desiree Govender, Saloshni Naidoo and Myra Taylor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:620

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  44. Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy is common and is likely to be associated with metabolic complications in the mother. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of two doses of vitamin D supplementa...

    Authors: Soudabe Motamed, Bahareh Nikooyeh, Maryam Kashanian, Maryam Chamani, Bruce W. Hollis and Tirang R. Neyestani

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:619

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  45. There is no clear consensus on the management of caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP), a complex and life-threatening condition. The objective of this study was to present a novel approach to management of CSP that ...

    Authors: Anda Pristavu, Angela Vinturache, Elena Mihalceanu, Radu Pintilie, Mircea Onofriescu and Demetra Socolov

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:617

    Content type: Case report

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  46. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are reported as unintended and rates are highest among women of low socioeconomic status. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between u...

    Authors: Alanna M. Cruz-Bendezú, Grace V. Lovell, Brianna Roche, Meghan Perkins, Tiffany L. Blake-Lamb, Elsie M. Taveras and Meg Simione

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:615

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in singleton pregnancies represent a high-risk scenario. The incidence, associated factors and outcomes of GDM in twin pregnancies is not known in the UAE.

    Authors: Juma Alkaabi, Raya Almazrouei, Taoufik Zoubeidi, Fatema M. Alkaabi, Fatima Rashid Alkendi, Amel Eisa Almiri, Charu Sharma, Abdul-Kader Souid, Nasloon Ali and Luai A. Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:612

    Content type: Research article

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