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  1. It remains unclear how the condition of glucose metabolism during pregnancy affects fetal outcomes. This study aimed to investigate the associations of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and elevated glucose ...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Shuhua Lai, Yulong Zhang, Xu Ye, Yi Wu, Tinghua Lin, Huiyun Huang, Wenhui Zhang, Hai Lin and Jianying Yan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:837
  2. The association between uterine malformations and adverse pregnancy outcomes is well recognized. However, studies on adverse pregnancy outcomes based on one kind of anatomical commonality between different ute...

    Authors: Liang Qian, Jiashan Ding, Lan Shi, Qing Yu, Jiawei Zhu and Anfeng Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:836
  3. Globally, more than 2.6 million stillbirths occur each year. The vast majority (98%) of stillbirths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and over fifty percent (55%) of these happen in rural sub-Saharan ...

    Authors: Getachew Adela Kasa, Abebech Yilma Woldemariam, Alemayehu Adella and Bezatu Alemu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:835
  4. The postpartum period is critical for both the mother's and newborn child's health and survival. Rising morbidity and mortality are usually the consequence of absence of adequate, suitable, or timely care duri...

    Authors: Mubarek Yesse Ashemo, Desalegn Shiferaw, Bayise Biru and Bikila Regassa Feyisa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:834
  5. Pregnancy causes physiological changes to the maternal organ systems that can be regarded as a cardiometabolic stress test for women. Preeclampsia, a pregnancy complication characterized by new onset of hypert...

    Authors: Eirin Arntzen, Ranveig Jøsendal, Heidi Linn Sandsæter and Julie Horn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:833
  6. General Practitioners (GPs) are involved in preconception, pregnancy, and postnatal care. Overall, mental health remains a significant contributor to disease burden affecting 1 in 4 pregnant women. Psychotropi...

    Authors: Jacqueline Frayne, Sarah Seddon, Tamara Lebedevs, Talila Milroy, Beverly Teh and Thinh Nguyen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:832
  7. The Ex-utero Intrapartum Treatment (EXIT) is a procedure developed to manage a range of fetal conditions, aiming to ensure the maintenance of neonatal airway and preserving the feto-placental circulation. Its ...

    Authors: Marta Domínguez-Moreno, Ángel Chimenea, Lutgardo García-Díaz and Guillermo Antiñolo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:831
  8. Back pain during pregnancy is often considered as an unavoidable problem and can reduce the quality of life or disability of pregnant women. The aim of this study is to determine the global prevalence of back ...

    Authors: Nader Salari, Aida Mohammadi, Mahvan Hemmati, Razie Hasheminezhad, Salim Kani, Shamarina Shohaimi and Masoud Mohammadi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:830
  9. The occurrence of orofacial Clefts (OFCs) is a congenital disease caused by many factors. According to recent studies, air pollution has a strong correlation with the occurrence of OFCs. However, there are sti...

    Authors: ZhiMeng Huang, JinZhun Wu, Yue Qiu, Jiayan Lin, Wanting Huang, Xiaohui Ma, Huifen Zhang and Xiaoqing Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:829
  10. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is a prevalent pregnancy-specific complication that presents with maternal itching and elevated serum bile acid levels. ICP is associated with unfavorable pregnancy ...

    Authors: Weici Liu, Lingyan Chen, Keyan Miao, Yilan You, Jingyang Li, Jianfeng Lu and Yan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:828
  11. The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the correlation between placental anastomosis and superficial vascular branches in selective fetal growth restriction (sFGR) in monochorionic diamniotic...

    Authors: Zhiman Lin, Xueju Wang, Luyao Li, Pengbo Yuan, Yangyu Zhao and Yuan Wei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:827
  12. Interstitial pregnancy may still happen even after ipsilateral salpingectomy, resulting in massive hemorrhage. Therefore, the purpose of the study is to identify risk factors associated with interstitial pregn...

    Authors: Wei-Fang Wu, Jing-Song Yi, Xi Xie and Chao-Bin Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:826
  13. Worldwide, frozen embryo transfer (FET) has become a new strategy for the treatment of infertility. The success of FET is closely related to endometrial receptivity. Does uterine artery Doppler during the impl...

    Authors: Junmei Fan, Junkun Zhang, Suming Xu, Huiping Liu, Weigang Lv, Xingyu Bi, Yanling Liu, Wenjing Shi, Yuxia Zhang and Xueqing Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:825
  14. Early prediction of gestational diabetes mellitus(GDM) can be beneficial for lifestyle modifications to prevent GDM. The aim of this study was to investigate the predictive values of Homeostasis of Model Asses...

    Authors: Sima Hashemipour, Mahnaz Zohal, Leila Modarresnia, Sepideh Kolaji, Hamidreza Panahi, Milad Badri, Sarah Mirzaeei Chopani, Sara Esmaeili Kelishomi, Amirabbas Ghasemi and Seyyed Hamidreza Ghafelehbashi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:822
  15. Maternal mortality is a universal public health challenge. ICD-Maternal Mortality (ICD-MM) was introduced in 2012 to facilitate the gathering, analysis, and interpretation of data on maternal deaths worldwide....

    Authors: Jahanpour Alipour, Abolfazl Payandeh and Afsaneh Karimi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:821
  16. Treatment options for pregnant women with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) who do not respond to first-line treatment are limited. Few studies have reported the use of recombinant human thrombopoietin (rhTPO) for...

    Authors: Jing Lin, Tong-Fei Wang, Mei-Juan Huang, Hao-Bo Huang, Pei-Fang Chen, Yu Zhou, Wei-Chao Dai, Ling Zhou, Xiu-Shan Feng and Hui-Lan Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:820
  17. This study aimed to assess the effectiveness of Mersilene tape versus alternative suture types in prolonging singleton pregnancies as well as other pregnancy and neonatal outcomes, in cases of history-, ultras...

    Authors: Juntao feng, Shisi Wei and Lihong Pang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:819
  18. Abnormal foetal tissue chromosome karyotypes are one of the important pathogenic factors for spontaneous abortion (SA). To investigate the age and abnormal foetal karyotypes of 1903 couples who experienced SA.

    Authors: Jian Zhang, Fangxiang Mu, Zhongjie Guo, Zhuhua Cai, Xianghui Zeng, Lirong Du and Fang Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:818
  19. In this meta-analysis, we aimed to update the clinical evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of TXA in the prevention of PPH.

    Authors: Nada Mostafa Al-dardery, Omar Ahmed Abdelwahab, Mohamed Abouzid, Khaled Albakri, Ali Elkhadragy, Basant E. Katamesh, Rawan Hamamreh, Ahmed B. Mohd, Ahmed Abdelaziz and Abdulrhman Khaity
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:817
  20. Puerperal infection (PI) is a severe threat to maternal health. The incidence and risk of PI should be accurately quantified and conveyed for prior decision-making. This study aims to assess the quality of the...

    Authors: Peng Li, Yan Li, Youjian Zhang, Lina Zhao, Xiaohong Li, Junzhe Bao, Jianing Guo, Jun Yan, Ke Zhou and Mingjie Sun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:815
  21. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines Preterm Birth (PTB) as “a live birth taking place before the expected 37 weeks of gestation”. Annually, approximately 15 million infants are born prematurely, consti...

    Authors: Tom Etil, Bosco Opio, Bernard Odur, Charles Lwanga and Leonard Atuhaire
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:814
  22. The objective of this study was to investigate the optimal controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) protocol for patients aged 35 and above with poor ovarian response (POR), utilizing real-world data. This re...

    Authors: Xiaoyan Duan, Zhan Li, Mingming Li and Xing Ma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:813
  23. Determination of the fetal gender in the first trimester is important in twin pregnancy cases of familial X-linked genetic syndromes and helps determine chorionicity. We assessed and compared the accuracy of f...

    Authors: Ran Svirsky, Adi Sharabi-Nov, Tal Sagi, Hamutal Meiri, Orenstein Adi, Nadav Kugler and Ron Maymon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:812
  24. The acute respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread rapidly worldwide yet has not been eliminated. The infection is especially deadly in vulnerable populations. The current studies indic...

    Authors: Roya Gholami, Nasrin Borumandnia, Elham Kalhori, Mahshid Taheri and Nahid Khodakarami
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:811
  25. A nationwide assessment of the link between women’s empowerment and homebirth has not been fully examined in Sierra Leone. Our study examined the association between women’s empowerment and homebirth among chi...

    Authors: Peter Bai James, George A Yendewa, Abdulai Jawo Bah, Augustus Osborne, Satta Sylvia Kpagoi, Emmanuel Kamanda Margao, Jia Kangbai and Jon Wardle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:810
  26. It is suggested that pregnancy risks may be related to microbial dysbiosis, and it is known that knowledge on this subject is reflected in behaviors. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether microb...

    Authors: Tuğba Küçükkasap Cömert, Sinan Karadeniz and Funda Akpınar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:808
  27. This network meta-analysis compared different methods to determine which is most efficient at lowering pain and anxiety in women undergoing amniocentesis.

    Authors: Abdelrahman Mohamed Mahmoud and Abdallah R. Allam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:807
  28. To explore the effect of sequential embryo transfer (ET) on the pregnancy outcome of frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) cycle and the indications of sequential transfer.

    Authors: Jialing Li, Jing Ji, Hua Guo, Feimiao Wang, Yunxing Fu and Rong Hu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:806
  29. To examine family medicine (FM) and obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) residents’ experiences with CenteringPregnancy (CP) group prenatal care (GPNC) as a correlate to perceived likelihood of implementing CP i...

    Authors: Jean Marie Place, Kristin Van De Griend, Mengxi Zhang, Melanie Schreiner, Tanya Munroe, Amy Crockett, Wenyan Ji and Alexandra L. Hanlon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:805
  30. Postmortem examination is the gold standard for establishing the cause of death. Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS) of organs is a novel approach that can be used as an alternative to postmortem examina...

    Authors: Athira Sreenivas, Teddy Andrews Jaihind Jothikaran, Leslie Lewis and Mary Mathew
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:804
  31. Low birth weight (LBW) has been linked to infant mortality. Predicting LBW is a valuable preventative tool and predictor of newborn health risks. The current study employed a machine learning model to predict ...

    Authors: Amene Ranjbar, Farideh Montazeri, Mohammadsadegh Vahidi Farashah, Vahid Mehrnoush, Fatemeh Darsareh and Nasibeh Roozbeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:803
  32. Pre-pregnancy body fat mass is one of the important indicators of the mother's and the infant's health. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate relationship of pre-pregnancy body mass index (PP...

    Authors: Ayda Ahmadibeni, Parhoon Kashani, Mohammad Sadegh Hallaj, Saeed Ghanbari and Nahid Javadifar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:802
  33. The existing evidence regarding the link between blood groups and obesity remains inconclusive, and there is a noticeable lack of data on the potential association between blood groups and obesity during pregn...

    Authors: Amal O Bashir, Ahmed Ali Hassan, EL Bagir Mahdi, Gamal K Adam, Nadiah AlHabardi and Ishag Adam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:801
  34. Pregnancy-related complications and insufficiencies in antenatal care services are leading causes of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality in low-resource settings. However, there has been an undue focus...

    Authors: Siaa Girotra, Mansi Malik, Shubhanjali Roy and Saurav Basu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:800
  35. Smoking, alcohol consumption and weight gain outside recommendations during pregnancy are preventable health risk factors associated with poorer health outcomes for mother and infant. Clustering of these risk ...

    Authors: Clare Desmet, Renee Reynolds, Jenna Hollis, Milly Licata, Justine Daly, Emma Doherty, Belinda Tully, Christophe Lecathelinais, John Wiggers and Melanie Kingsland
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:799
  36. Respectful maternity care (RMC) - a fundamental human right for all women - prioritizes autonomy and rights of pregnant and birthing women throughout the entire childbirth journey. Despite increasing acknowled...

    Authors: Shuby Puthussery, Wubet Alebachew Bayih, Hilary Brown and Raymond Akawire Aborigo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:798
  37. Complications requiring medical interventions during childbirth are far from rare, even after uncomplicated pregnancies. It is often a challenge for maternity healthcare professionals to know how to prepare fu...

    Authors: Anne-Sylvie Diezi, Mélanie Vanetti, Marie Robert, Béatrice Schaad, David Baud and Antje Horsch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:797
  38. One in five women in the UK are survivors of rape and sexual assault, and four in five women will give birth. This implies that a substantial number of women experience rape and sexual assault before pregnancy...

    Authors: Rebecca Lissmann, Michelle Lokot and Cicely Marston
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:796
  39. The government-subsidized health insurance scheme Seguro Integral de Salud (“SIS”) was introduced in Peru initially to provide coverage to uninsured and poor pregnant women and children under five years old and w...

    Authors: Eduardo Ramos Rosas, Volker Winkler, Luis Huicho, Magaly M. Blas, Stephan Brenner and Manuela De Allegri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:795
  40. To quantify the extent of incompleteness and misclassification of maternal and pregnancy related deaths, and to identify general and context-specific factors associated with incompleteness and/or misclassifica...

    Authors: Sahar M. A. Ahmed, Jenny A. Cresswell and Lale Say
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:794
  41. Psychological distress (PD) is a significant issue during pregnancy and postpartum, adversely affecting both children and mothers. This study aims to determine PD's prevalence and risk factors in a large Irani...

    Authors: Shahnaz Barat, Azita Ghanbarpour, Seyyedeh Mahboubeh Mirtabar, Farzan Kheirkhah, Zahra Basirat, Hoda Shirafkan, Angela Hamidia, Faezeh Khorshidian, Davood Hosseini Talari, Zeynab Pahlavan, Sedigheh Esmaelzadeh, Zinatosadat Buzari, Mahtab Zeynalzadeh, Shahla Yazdani Charati, Fatemeh Shafizade, Mahsima Adnani…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:793
  42. Therapeutic ultrasound, education, and massage are the most common physical therapy interventions provided to mothers with breast symptoms. However, there is insufficient evidence on the effectiveness of the c...

    Authors: Kuan-Yin Lin, Wei Shao, Yi-Ju Tsai, Jeng-Feng Yang and Meng-Hsing Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:792
  43. Although the traditional contingent screening strategy is effective, there are still undetected low-risk trisomy 21. This study aims to define appropriate cut-off values of serum biochemical markers at low-ris...

    Authors: Wei Luo, Bin He, Daiwen Han, Lixing Yuan, Jun Tang, Ling Pang, Fene Zou, Kai Zhao, Shanling Liu and Ting Hu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:791
  44. Many women seeking asylum during pregnancy and after childbirth have ill-health but detection and assessment of all physical, psychological, and social health needs (maternal multimorbidity) are often difficul...

    Authors: Anna Rowe, Minakshi Bhardwaj and Mary McCauley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:789
  45. Karyotype analysis and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) are commonly used for prenatal diagnosis, however they have many disadvantages. Chromosome microarray analysis (CMA) has the potential to overco...

    Authors: Guanhua Qian, Liuyun Cai, Hong Yao and Xiaojing Dong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:784

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