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  1. Coexistence of molar pregnancy with living fetus represents a challenge in diagnosis and treatment. The objective of this study to present the outcome of molar pregnancy with a coexisting living fetus who were...

    Authors: Reda Hemida, Eman Khashaba and Khaled Zalata
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:681
  2. Obstetric fistula used as synonymous with VVF in this study, is an abnormal communication/hole between the urinary tract and the genital tract or the gastrointestinal tract and the genital tract, resulting fro...

    Authors: Lydia Babatunde Bulndi, Deborah Ireson, Esther Adama and Sara Bayes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:680
  3. There are no obvious thresholds at which the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes increases as a result of maternal hyperglycemia. HbA1c level which is representative of average blood glucose levels over the las...

    Authors: Jesrine Gek Shan Hong, Mohd Yahaya Noor Fadzleeyanna, Siti Zawiah Omar and Peng Chiong Tan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:679
  4. Regular participation in physical activity (PA) improves physical well-being and reduces the risk of contracting noncommunicable diseases. However, fatigue could negatively impact the PA participation of women...

    Authors: Baian A. Baattaiah, Haya S. Zedan, Arwa S Almasaudi, Shoug Alashmali and Monira I. Aldhahi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:678
  5. Persistent sinus tachycardia (ST) is frequently encountered during pregnancy and peripartum period and its etiology often remains elusive. We sought to examine the possible association between unexplained pers...

    Authors: Dimitrios Varrias, Nikhil Sharma, Roland Hentz, Rosaline Ma, Dillon Gurciullo, Jeremy Kleiman, Andrew Kossack, Eliot Wolf, Betty Lam, Tia Bimal, Umair Ansari, Kristie M. Coleman and Stavros E. Mountantonakis
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:677
  6. Though Ethiopia has expanded Maternity Waiting Homes (MWHs) to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality, the utilization rate is low. To maximize the use of MWH, policymakers must be aware of the barriers and b...

    Authors: Mekdes Kondale Gurara, Yves Jacquemyn, Gebresilasea Gendisha Ukke, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden and Veerle Draulans
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:675
  7. The majority of women living in rural Kenya access antenatal care (ANC) late in pregnancy, and approximately 20% have an unmet need for family planning (FP). This study aimed to determine whether training comm...

    Authors: Mia Kibel, Julie Thorne, Caroline Kerich, Violet Naanyu, Faith Yego, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb and Caitlin Bernard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:674
  8. Very little is known about factors influencing adolescent childbearing despite an upward trend in adolescent childbearing prevalence in Burundi, and its perceived implications on the rapid population growth an...

    Authors: Jean Claude Nibaruta, Bella Kamana, Mohamed Chahboune, Milouda Chebabe, Saad Elmadani, Jack E. Turman Jr., Morad Guennouni, Hakima Amor, Abdellatif Baali and Noureddine Elkhoudri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:673
  9. Geographic barriers to healthcare are associated with adverse maternal health outcomes. Modelling travel times using georeferenced data is becoming common in quantifying physical access. Multiple Demographic a...

    Authors: Winfred Dotse-Gborgbortsi, Kristine Nilsen, Anthony Ofosu, Zoë Matthews, Natalia Tejedor-Garavito, Jim Wright and Andrew J. Tatem
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:672
  10. Pregnancy losses remain a neglected issue and it will be taking more than a century before a pregnant woman in Sub Sahara has the same chance of her baby being born alive as a woman in a high-income country. P...

    Authors: Lemma Demissie Regassa, Assefa Tola, Gamachis Daraje and Merga Dheresa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:671
  11. Antenatal depression and anxiety are highly prevalent conditions that have been associated with increased risk for myriad adverse outcomes. Current literature exploring the connection between antenatal mental ...

    Authors: Grace A. Thiele, Deirdre M. Ryan, Tim F. Oberlander and Gillian E. Hanley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:670
  12. To develop gestational age-based reference ranges for cervical length in triplet pregnancies. The secondary objective was to assess the performance of cervical length measured between 18 and 20 + 6 days for th...

    Authors: Carlota Rodo, María de la Calle, Anna Maroto, Nerea Maiz, Silvia Arévalo, Pablo Garcia-Manau, Manel Mendoza, José Luis Bartha and Elena Carreras
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:669
  13. A prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is approximately three times higher than the global rate in the UAE. However, it has not yet been studied whether a 12-week moderate-intensity lifestyle inte...

    Authors: Amena Sadiya, Vidya Jakapure, Ghida Shaar, Rama Adnan and Yohannes Tesfa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:668
  14. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has been identified as a violation of human rights and a major public health challenge. IPV against women has negative effects on women’s mental well-being and leads to unfavour...

    Authors: Chukwuechefulam Kingsley Imo, Nnebechukwu Henry Ugwu, Ukoji Vitalis Ukoji and Uche Charlie Isiugo-Abanihe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:667
  15. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) are frequently used to treat pain, fever and inflammatory conditions. Due to evidenced fetotoxicity, treatment with NSAID and metamizole should be avoided in the 3...

    Authors: Katarina Dathe, Johanna Frank, Stephanie Padberg, Stefanie Hultzsch, Evelin Beck and Christof Schaefer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:666
  16. Apgar score is used to evaluate the neonates’ overall status and response to resuscitation, as well as its prognosis beyond the neonatal period. Low fifth minute Apgar scores is more frequent and is associated...

    Authors: Bahiru Darma Ajibo, Eskinder Wolka, Andualem Aseffa, Mitiku Ayele Nugusu, Abdi Oumer Adem, Mebratu Mamo, Ashagrie sintayehu Temesgen, Getachew Debalke, Negeso Gobena and Mohammad Suleiman Obsa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:665
  17. Postpartum depression is a common condition in the pregnancy and postpartum cycle. The development of this condition is multifactorial and can be influenced by previous traumas. This study sought to verify whe...

    Authors: Janini Cristina Paiz, Stela Maris de Jezus Castro, Elsa Regina Justo Giugliani, Sarah Maria dos Santos Ahne, Camila Bonalume Dall’ Aqua and Camila Giugliani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:664
  18. Anemia is a serious public health problem that occurs when the blood contains fewer red blood cells than normal. In Ethiopia, the prevalence of anemia in pregnancy increased between 2005 and 2016. The aim of t...

    Authors: Kassahun Animut and Getasew Berhanu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:663
  19. Perinatal risk factors can vary by immigration status. We examined psychosocial and behavioral perinatal health indicators according to immigration status and immigrant characteristics.

    Authors: Roheema Ewesesan, Mariette J. Chartier, Nathan C. Nickel, Elizabeth Wall-Wieler and Marcelo L. Urquia
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:612
  20. The RAPID-2 intervention has been developed to support women with symptoms of mild-to-moderate anxiety in pregnancy. The intervention consists of supportive discussions with midwives, facilitated discussion gr...

    Authors: Kerry Evans, Helen Moya, Marissa Lambert and Helen Spiby
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:662
  21. A screening model for prediction of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) neonates (SGAp) was established by logistic regression using ultrasound data and maternal factors (MF). We aimed to evaluate the ability of S...

    Authors: Danping Xu, Xiuzhen Shen, Heqin Guan, Yiyang Zhu, Minchan Yan and Xiafang Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:661
  22. A woman’s vulnerability to sleep disruption and mood disturbance is heightened during the perinatal period and there is a strong bidirectional relationship between them. Both sleep disruption and mood disturba...

    Authors: Clare Ladyman, Bronwyn Sweeney, Katherine Sharkey, Bei Bei, Tanya Wright, Hannah Mooney, Mark Huthwaite, Chris Cunningham, Ridvan Firestone and T. Leigh Signal
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:659
  23. A maternal near-miss is a situation in which a woman was on the verge of death but survived a life-threatening obstetric complication that happened during pregnancy, childbirth, or within 42 days after the pre...

    Authors: Hassan Abdullahi Dahie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:658
  24. Many women work in positions of non-standard employment, with limited legal and social protection. Access to comprehensive maternity protection for all working women could ensure that all women and children ca...

    Authors: Catherine Pereira-Kotze, Tanya Doherty and Mieke Faber
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:657
  25. Globally, young women deliver at home, often under unhygienic conditions and without skilled birth attendants. This study identified the determinants of health facility delivery among young mothers in Ghana.

    Authors: Emmanuel Anongeba Anaba, Deda Ogum Alangea, Adolphina Addo-Lartey, Emefa Judith Modey, Adom Manu, Stanley Kofi Alor and Kwasi Torpey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:656
  26. Hypothermia during the newborn period is widely regarded as a major contributory cause of significant morbidity and mortality of newborn infants. Thermoprotective behaviours such as skin-to-skin care (SSC) or ...

    Authors: Darjan Kardum, Edward F. Bell, Boris Filipović Grčić and Andrijana Müller
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:655
  27. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a frequent pregnancy complication, affecting the maternal and neonatal health. The new diagnostic strategy for GDM, proposed by the International Association of Diabetes ...

    Authors: Luiza Oleszczuk-Modzelewska, Aneta Malinowska-Polubiec, Ewa Romejko-Wolniewicz, Agnieszka Zawiejska and Krzysztof Czajkowski
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:654
  28. The use of institutional delivery services is essential for improving maternal and child health. However, studies in Liberia reveal over 20% of women still deliver at home. We assessed the prevalence and assoc...

    Authors: Leroy S. Maximore, Abdul Gafaru Mohammed, Gyesi Razak Issahaku, Samuel Sackey and Ernest Kenu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:653
  29. In South Asia, a third of babies are born small-for-gestational age (SGA). The risk factors are well described in the literature, but many studies are in high-and-middle income countries or measure SGA on faci...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Hazel, Diwakar Mohan, Scott Zeger, Luke C. Mullany, James M. Tielsch, Subarna K. Khatry, Seema Subedi, Steven C. LeClerq, Robert E. Black and Joanne Katz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:652
  30. Fetal macrosomia is associated with an increased risk of several maternal and newborn complications. Antenatal predication of fetal macrosomia remains challenging. We aimed to develop a nomogram model for the ...

    Authors: Gao Jing, Shi Huwei, Chen Chao, Chen Lei, Wang Ping, Xiao Zhongzhou, Yang Sen, Chen Jiayuan, Chen Ruiyao, Lu Lu, Luo Shuqing, Yang Kaixiang, Xu Jie and Cheng Weiwei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:651
  31. At present, the prevalence of pregestational diabetes is 2.2% with an overall prevalence of hyperglycaemia in pregnancy of about 16.2%. Fetuses of diabetic mothers are at risk of functional cardiac abnormaliti...

    Authors: Amal Darwish, Maged Abdel-Raouf, Rasha Kamel, Emad Salah, Mai Salah and Ahmed Okasha
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:650
  32. One of the key strategies to reducing maternal mortality is provision of emergency obstetric care services. This paper describes the results of improving availability of, and access to emergency obstetric care...

    Authors: Angelo S. Nyamtema, Heather Scott, John C. LeBlanc, Elias Kweyamba, Janet Bulemela, Allan Shayo, Omary Kilume, Zabron Abel and Godfrey Mtey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:649
  33. Anxiety is a behavioral expression of tension and unpleasant emotion that arises from multifactorial dimensions that might increase the mortality of patients during anesthesia and surgery. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Yewlsew Fentie, Tikuneh Yetneberk and Moges Gelaw
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:648
  34. An acute abdomen is an emergency that requires accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. In pregnancy, the process is even more challenging and sometimes the radiological findings are unclear. Moreover, endomet...

    Authors: S Mittelstadt, A Stäbler, M Kolb, B Krämer, H Horvat, C Reisenauer and C Bachmann
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:647
  35. Female sex workers are vulnerable to HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancies; however, the literature on female sex workers (FSW) focuses primarily on HIV and is limited regarding these ...

    Authors: Avi J. Hakim, Moses Ogwal, Reena H. Doshi, Herbert Kiyingi, Enos Sande, David Serwadda, Geofrey Musinguzi, Jonathan Standish and Wolfgang Hladik
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:646
  36. To determine the prevalence of gestational diabetes and associated risk factors in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    Authors: Rogatien Mwandjalulu Kisindja, Pierrot Lundimu Tugirimana, Mitangala Ndeba Prudence, Katenga Bosunga, Jean-Jeannot Juakali Sihalikyolo, Prosper Kalenga Muenze Kayamba and Albert Mwembo Tambwe-A-Nkoy
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:645
  37. The challenging factors that elite athletes perceive for combining their sportive career with planning a pregnancy and motherhood need to be identified in order to develop supportive measures. Therefore, this ...

    Authors: Pavel Dietz, Larissa Legat, Matteo C. Sattler and Mireille N. M. van Poppel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:643
  38. Physiological changes that occur during pregnancy can influence serum lipid levels and laboratory tests for renal function. Therefore, we established consecutive and reliable RIs for serum lipid and renal func...

    Authors: Lina Wu, Qijun Wu, Qiang Li, Shuang Cao, Yue Zhang, Yong Liu and Xiaosong Qin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:642
  39. The diagnosis of the active phase of labor is a crucial clinical decision, thus requiring an accurate assessment. This study aimed to build and to validate a predictive model, based on maternal signs and sympt...

    Authors: Simona Fumagalli, Laura Antolini, Greta Cosmai, Teresa Gramegna, Antonella Nespoli, Astrid Pedranzini, Elisabetta Colciago, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Patrizia Vergani and Anna Locatelli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:641
  40. The majority of maternity care is provided by female midwives who have either become mothers or are of childbearing age, but there is limited research exploring midwives’ own personal childbearing experiences....

    Authors: S. Coulton Stoliar, H.G. Dahlen and A. Sheehan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:640
  41. Disparities in stillbirth and preterm birth persist even after correction for ethnicity and social deprivation, demonstrating that there is wide geographical variation in the quality of care. To address this ...

    Authors: Jenny Carter, Dilly Anumba, Lia Brigante, Christy Burden, Tim Draycott, Siobhán Gillespie, Birte Harlev-Lam, Andrew Judge, Erik Lenguerrand, Elaine Sheehan, Basky Thilaganathan, Hannah Wilson, Cathy Winter, Maria Viner and Jane Sandall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:639
  42. Perineal tears are common after vaginal birth and may result in pelvic floor symptoms. However, there is no validated questionnaire that addresses long-term symptoms in women with a deficient perineum after va...

    Authors: Emilia Rotstein, Philip von Rosen, Sofie Karlström, Jona Elings Knutsson, Nina Rose, Ellinore Forslin, Per J. Palmgren, Gunilla Tegerstedt and Hedvig Engberg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:638
  43. This study aimed to assess the fertility intentions of young people after the announcement of the three–child policy in China and to determine whether knowledge about reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child...

    Authors: Chenyun Zhang, Lingling Wei, Yinyan Zhu, Li Teng, Wenchang Zhang, Jia Xu, Mengqi Qin, Na Jiang, Haridah Alias and Li Ping Wong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:637
  44. A few studies have reported that maternal administration of antenatal corticosteroids increased the risk of pulmonary edema (PE). However, despite the increasing usage rate of betamethasone as antenatal cortic...

    Authors: Takashi Nishikawa and Ken Fukuhara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:636
  45. Human milk contains antibodies against Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which may serve as a protective factor through passive immunization in infants. The objective of this study w...

    Authors: Paulina Szczygioł, Błażej Łukianowski, Katarzyna Kościelska-Kasprzak, Katarzyna Jakuszko, Dorota Bartoszek, Magdalena Krajewska and Barbara Królak-Olejnik
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:635
  46. Around 1 in 150 babies are stillborn or die in the first month of life in the UK. Most women conceive again, and subsequent pregnancies are often characterised by feelings of stress and anxiety, persisting bey...

    Authors: Tracey A. Mills, Stephen A. Roberts, Elizabeth Camacho, Alexander E. P. Heazell, Rachael N. Massey, Cathie Melvin, Rachel Newport, Debbie M. Smith, Claire O. Storey, Wendy Taylor and Tina Lavender
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:634
  47. Timely and moderate luteinizing hormone (LH) supplementation plays positive roles in in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection and embryo transfer (IVF/ICSI-ET) cycles with long-acting gonadotrop...

    Authors: Chenyang Huang, Xiaoyue Shen, Jie Mei, Yanxin Sun, Haixiang Sun and Jun Xing
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:632
  48. Self-care behaviors during pregnancy significantly impacts mother and children's health. This study aimed to explore the self-care behaviors and the associations of these behaviors with the psychological well-...

    Authors: Lam Duc Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Ly Thi Ninh, Ha Thu Thi Nguyen, Anh Duy Nguyen, Linh Gia Vu, Hao Si Anh Nguyen, Son Hoang Nguyen, Linh Phuong Doan, Thuc Minh Thi Vu, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:631

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