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  1. Although associations between maternal exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and perinatal anxiety and depression are established, there is a paucity of information about the associations between AC...

    Authors: Tracey Mackle, Lucía Colodro-Conde, Therese de Dassel, Anastasia Braun, Adele Pope, Elizabeth Bennett, Alka Kothari, George Bruxner, Sarah E. Medland and Sue Patterson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:397
  2. Resilience reflects coping with pregnancy-specific stress, including physiological adaptations of the maternal organism or factors arising from the socioeconomic context, such as low income, domestic violence,...

    Authors: Anic C. Alves, Renato T. Souza, Jussara Mayrink, Rafael B. Galvao, Maria L. Costa, Francisco E. Feitosa, Edilberto A. Rocha Filho, Débora F. Leite, Ricardo P. Tedesco, Danielly S. Santana, Karayna G. Fernandes, Maria J. Miele, Joao P. Souza and Jose G. Cecatti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:396
  3. The increasing demand for childbirth care based on physiological principles has led official bodies to encourage health centers to provide evidence-based care aimed at promoting women’s participation in inform...

    Authors: E. Reviriego-Rodrigo, N. Ibargoyen-Roteta, S. Carreguí-Vilar, L. Mediavilla-Serrano, S. Uceira-Rey, S. Iglesias-Casás, A. Martín-Casado, A. Toledo-Chávarri, G. Ares-Mateos, S. Montero-Carcaboso, B. Castelló-Zamora, N. Burgos-Alonso, A. Moreno-Rodríguez, N. Hernández-Tejada and C. Koetsenruyter
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:395
  4. Immigrant women have higher risks for poor pregnancy outcomes and unsatisfactory birth experiences than the general population. The mechanisms behind these associations remain largely unknown, but they may res...

    Authors: Kristin Reppen, Lena Henriksen, Berit Schei, Elisabeth Balstad Magnussen and Jennifer Jean Infanti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:394
  5. Detecting the risk of stillbirth during pregnancy remains a challenge. Continuous-wave Doppler ultrasound (CWDU) can be used to screen for placental insufficiency, which is a major cause of stillbirths in low-...

    Authors: Tsakane M.A.G. Hlongwane, Robert C. Pattinson and Anne-Marie Bergh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:393
  6. Antiviral intervention in hepatitis B virus (HBV)-infected pregnant women can effectively reduce mother-to-child transmission. However, the immunological characteristics of pregnant women with chronic HBV infe...

    Authors: Meiting Huang, Yunfei Gao, Dandan Liao, Yanchen Ma, Jinna Li, Bo Tang, Yaohua Hao, Xuelian Zhang, Shimin Yin, Xiaohuan Jiang, Jialin Li, Xueru Yin, Yongyin Li, Jing Hu and Zhihua Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:392
  7. The composite coverage index (CCI) is the weighted average coverage of eight preventive and curative interventions received along the maternal and childcare continuum. This study aimed to analyse maternal and ...

    Authors: Diao Cisse, Almamy Amara Toure, Abdourahamane Diallo, Juste Aristite Goungounga, Kadio Jean-Jacques Olivier Kadio, Ibrahima Barry, Souleymane Berete, Aboubacar Sidiki Magassouba, Souleymane Hassane Harouna, Alseny Yarie Camara, Younoussa Sylla, Kola Cisse, Maïmouna Sidibe, Abdoulaye Toure and Alexandre Delamou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:391
  8. One of the factors affecting quality of care is that clients do not demand care practises during antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. This study aimed to identify care practices that can be demanded by t...

    Authors: Chancy Mauluka, William Stones, Isabel Kazanga Chiumia and Limbika Maliwichi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:390
  9. There is growing evidence that parental participation in the care of small and sick newborns benefits both babies and parents. While studies have investigated the roles that mothers play in newborn units in hi...

    Authors: Dorothy Oluoch, Lisa Hinton, Mike English, Grace Irimu, Truphena Onyango and Caroline O. H. Jones
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:389
  10. Lower rates of successful trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) in association with fetal macrosomia were previously reported. This study aimed to compare TOLAC to elective caesarean delivery (CD) in women wit...

    Authors: Matthieu Chamagne, Maêva Bôle Richard, Alexandre Vallee, Jellila Tahiri, Bruno Renevier, Sandra Dahlhoff, Diane Garcia, Alexandre Vivanti and Jean Marc Ayoubi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:388
  11. Platelet parameters during pregnancy were associated with the risk of preeclampsia (PE), but the predictive value of these parameters for PE remained unclear. Our aim was to clarify the individual and incremen...

    Authors: Shan-Shan Lin, Cheng-Rui Wang, Dong-Mei Wei, Jin-Hua Lu, Xiao-Juan Chen, Qiao-Zhu Chen, Xiao-Yan Xia, Jian-Rong He and Xiu Qiu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:387
  12. Midwifery-led care is an evidence-based practice in which a qualified midwife provides comprehensive care for low-risk pregnant women and new-borns throughout pregnancy, birth, and the postnatal period. Eviden...

    Authors: Rekiku Fikre, Jessica Gubbels, Wondwosen Teklesilasie and Sanne Gerards
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:386
  13. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) has been widely used in the treatment of infertility, and is associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. However, the potential pathways by which ART affects ...

    Authors: Luying Wang, Linbo Cheng, Shimao Zhang, Mi Su, Ying Jin and Dan Luo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:385
  14. Epidemiological studies have identified maternal antenatal anxiety and several adverse birth outcomes, but limited studies have focused on the relationship with the long-term physical growth of children. The s...

    Authors: Jixing Zhou, Shanshan Zhang, Yuzhu Teng, Jingru Lu, Yufan Guo, Shuangqin Yan, Fangbiao Tao and Kun Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:384
  15. Evidence regarding adverse pregnancy outcomes in patients with thyroid cancer has been conflicting, and the effect of thyroid dysfunction caused by thyroid hormone suppression therapy in terms of neonatal thyr...

    Authors: Xianxian Yuan, Jinqi Zhao, Jia Wang, Wei Zheng, Yuanyuan Kong and Guanghui Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:383
  16. Pregnancy is a crucial transition moment exposing women to potential mental health problems, especially depressive disturbances. Sociodemographic, pregnancy-related, and psychological factors have been related...

    Authors: Riccardo Serra, Nicoletta Giacchetti, Francesco Saverio Bersani, Gaia Cappannini, Melania Martucci, Matteo Panfili, Carla Sogos and Franca Aceti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:382
  17. As a leading cause of pregnancy and fetal mortality, pre-eclampsia impacts about 5–8% of pregnancies globally. To date, few studies have focused on the role played by (NOD)-like receptors protein 3 (NLRP3) in ...

    Authors: Hong Yang, Mo Ai, Yanqiu Guo, Bingfen Li, Cong Liu and Dongying Qu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:380
  18. Infants of teenage births are known to have increased risk of poor infant outcomes. Adequate prenatal care (PNC) is essential to the overall health of infants and their birthing persons. While teenage births c...

    Authors: Madelin E. Gardner, Amna Umer, Toni Rudisill, Brian Hendricks, Candice Lefeber, Collin John and Christa Lilly
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:379
  19. A majority of pregnant women experience sleep disruption during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Lack of sleep is associated with preterm birth, prolonged labor and higher cesarean section rate. S...

    Authors: Jesrine Gek Shan Hong, Annamalai Vimaladevi, Noor Adeebah Razif, Siti Zawiah Omar and Peng Chiong Tan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:378
  20. Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) exhibit a chronic inflammatory state, which is often accompanied by immune, endocrine, and metabolic disorders. Clarification of the pathogenesis of PCOS and expl...

    Authors: Mengge Gao, Xiaohua Liu, Mengxuan Du, Heng Gu, Hang Xu and Xingming Zhong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:377
  21. Information available to date regarding the pregnancy outcomes of intrauterine insemination (IUI) without ovarian stimulation (OS) in infertile patients with unilateral tubal occlusion remains scarce. The obje...

    Authors: Yan Tang, Yu-Xia He, Yun Ye, Ting-Ting Zhang, Jing-Jing Wang and Qian-Dong He
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:376
  22. Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) affects 50–80% of pregnant women and is correlated to the level of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe condition, with an incidenc...

    Authors: Tilda Moberg, Lennart Van der Veeken, Emma Persad, Stefan R. Hansson and Matteo Bruschettini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:375
  23. A barrier to achieving first trimester antenatal care (ANC) attendance in many countries has been the widespread cultural practice of not discussing pregnancies in the early stages. Motivations for concealing ...

    Authors: Sabine Parrish, Senthil K. Vasan, Fredrik Karpe, Polly Hardy-Johnson, Ousman Jarjou, Mustapha Bittaye, Andrew M. Prentice, Stanley Ulijaszek and Modou Jobe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:374
  24. The diagnosis of congenital intrathoracic lesions still has limitations. The airway development was influenced by intrathoracic factors. Whether the diagnostic value of the upper airway parameters in congenita...

    Authors: Shijing Song, Jingjing Wang, Li Wang, Chenxiao Hou and Qingqing Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:373
  25. Prenatal stress can have a negative effect on the quality of life (QoL) of pregnant women. Social support plays a vital role in improving the psychological well-being of pregnant women by enhancing their stres...

    Authors: Asres Bedaso, Jon Adams, Wenbo Peng and David Sibbritt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:372
  26. Adolescent pregnancy is an important issue in terms of reproductive health. Adolescent mothers have to overcome two crises at the same time: motherhood and maturity. Childbirth experience and posttraumatic str...

    Authors: Fereshteh Vahidi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Elaheh Naseri and Solmaz Ghanbari-Homaie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:371
  27. Previous research suggests that mothers whose infants are admitted to neonatal units (NNU) experience higher rates of mental health problems compared to the general perinatal population. This study examined th...

    Authors: Jenny Gong, Gracia Fellmeth, Maria A. Quigley, Chris Gale, Alan Stein, Fiona Alderdice and Siân Harrison
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:370
  28. Neuraxial labor analgesia has been associated with fetal heart rate changes. Fetal bradycardia is multifactorial, and predicting it poses a significant challenge to clinicians. Machine learning algorithms may ...

    Authors: Efrain Riveros-Perez, Javier Jose Polania-Gutierrez and Bibiana Avella-Molano
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:329
  29. Chorioamnionitis (CAM) is a common risk factor for preterm births, resulting in several adverse outcomes. The association between infertility treatment and CAM is unclear. Therefore, this study examined the as...

    Authors: Meng Ni, Lijuan Li, Qianqian Zhang, Jiuru Zhao, Wei Li, Qianwen Shen, Dongting Yao, Tao Wang, Baihe Li, Xiya Ding, Sudong Qi and Zhiwei Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:369
  30. Pregnant and postpartum women were identified as having particular vulnerability to severe symptomatology of SARS-CoV-2 infection, so maternity services significantly reconfigured their care provision. We exam...

    Authors: Sergio A. Silverio, Kaat De Backer, Jeremy M. Brown, Abigail Easter, Nina Khazaezadeh, Daghni Rajasingam, Jane Sandall and Laura A. Magee
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:368
  31. Preterm birth is one of the key causes of morbidity and mortality among neonates in low-income countries. In Rwanda, at least 35,000 babies are born prematurely each year, and 2600 children under the age of fi...

    Authors: Erigene Rutayisire, Monica Mochama, Corneille Killy Ntihabose, Jean Nepo Utumatwishima and Michael Habtu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:365
  32. Birthweight is an important indicator of maternal and fetal health globally. The multifactorial origins of birthweight suggest holistic programs that target biological and social risk factors have great potent...

    Authors: Sarah Quinones, Shao Lin, Lili Tian, Pauline Mendola, Jacob Novignon, Clement Adamba and Tia Palermo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:364
  33. Over the past two decades several high-income countries have reported increased rates of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). Many of the studies are registry studies with limited access to detailed information. We a...

    Authors: Silje Pettersen, Ragnhild Sørum Falk, Siri Vangen and Lill Trine Nyfløt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:363
  34. Some clinicians used levothyroxine (LT4) treatment for mild subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) pregnant women (2.5 < thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) ≤ the pregnancy-specific reference range with normal free th...

    Authors: Yuelong Ji, Jinhui Xu, Tao Su, Lizi Lin, Shuang Zhou, Heling Bao, Zheng Liu, Shusheng Luo, Xiangrong Xu, Na Han and Hai-Jun Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:362
  35. Caesarean section (CS) is widely perceived as protective against obstetric brachial plexus injury (BPI), but few studies acknowledge the factors associated with such injury. The objectives of this study were t...

    Authors: Shireen Jaufuraully, Anjana Lakshmi Narasimhan, Daniel Stott, George Attilakos and Dimitrios Siassakos
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:361
  36. Postpartum iron deficiency anemia (PPIDA) is highly prevalent in developing countries where it constitutes an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Potential determinants of PPIDA are prepartum ...

    Authors: Edu Antoine, Claudia Mehedintu, Mihai Mitran and Doru Diculescu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:360
  37. Stillbirth has been associated with low plasma vitamin D. Both Sweden and Finland have a high proportion of low plasma vitamin D levels (< 50 nmol/L). We aimed to assess the odds of stillbirth in relation to c...

    Authors: Pelle G. Lindqvist, Mika Gissler and Birgitta Essén
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:359
  38. Antenatal depression (AD) is a major depressive disorder during pregnancy, which may lead to devastating sequelae for the expectant mothers and infants. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, to analy...

    Authors: Xiuhua Huang, Ying Wang, Yuqiong Wang, Xiujing Guo, Ling Zhang, Wenxia Wang and Jing Shen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:358
  39. Mother's awareness of obstetric danger signs is the degree of a pregnant woman to fully utilize her knowledge of the signs and symptoms of complications of pregnancy, which helps the mother and family to seek ...

    Authors: Esti Yunitasari, Filomena Matos, Hakim Zulkarnain, Dewi Indah Kumalasari, Tiyas Kusumaningrum, Tantya Edipeni Putri, Ah. Yusuf and Nining Puji Astuti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:357
  40. Stillbirth has been recognized as a possible complication of a SARS-CoV-2 infection during pregnancy, probably due to destructive placental lesions (SARS-CoV-2 placentitis). The aim of this work is to analyse ...

    Authors: An Vercoutere, Mbiton Joel Zina, Karolien Benoit, Elena Costa, Sara Derisbourg, Michel Boulvain, Kristien Roelens, Griet Vandenberghe and Caroline Daelemans
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:356
  41. Vascular rings (VRs) exhibit complex and diverse forms that are difficult to conceptualize using traditional two-dimensional (2D) schematic. Inexperienced medical students and parents who lack a medical techno...

    Authors: Jia Huang, Hao Wang, Yuanting Yang, Qian Chen, Jiaqi Hu, Hua Shi and Qing Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:355
  42. To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound and in the diagnosis of Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS).

    Authors: Ahmed M. Maged, Akmal El-Mazny, Nada Kamal, Safaa I. Mahmoud, Mona Fouad, Noura El-Nassery, Amal Kotb, Wael S. Ragab, Asmaa I. Ogila, Ahmed A. Metwally, Yossra Lasheen, Radwa M. Fahmy, Maha Katta, Eman K. Shaeer and Noha Salah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:354
  43. While maternal mortality has declined globally, it remains highest in low-income countries. High-quality antenatal care (ANC) can prevent or decrease pregnancy-related complications for mothers and newborns. T...

    Authors: Inke Appel, Julia Lohmann, Manuela De Allegri, Jean-Louis Koulidiati, Serge Somda, Paul Jacob Robyn, Hermann Badolo and Stephan Brenner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:352
  44. Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is increasingly used in the clinical prenatal screening of twin pregnancies, and its screening performance for chromosomal abnormalities requires further evaluation. For twi...

    Authors: Xiying Yuan, Weinan Wang, Lei Dai, Wenjing Yong, Chenlin Pei, Jingzhi Li and Lingqian Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:351
  45. We aimed to evaluate the impact of recommending supplementation to pregnant women with serum ferritin (SF) < 20 µg/L in early pregnancy on use of supplements, and to explore which factors were associated with ...

    Authors: Marthe-Lise Næss-Andresen, Anne Karen Jenum, Jens Petter Berg, Ragnhild Sørum Falk and Line Sletner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:350
  46. Women undergoing induction of labour (IOL) more often have poor childbirth experience compared to women with spontaneous onset of labour (SOL). For understanding and optimizing childbirth experience in IOL, we...

    Authors: Katariina Place, Leena Rahkonen, Katti Adler and Heidi Kruit
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:349
  47. Although pregnancy is a physiological process it causes hormonal changes that can also affect the oral cavity. Pregnancy increases the risk of gum disease inflammation and tooth caries which could affect the h...

    Authors: Małgorzata Radwan-Oczko, Lidia Hirnle, Marta Szczepaniak and Irena Duś-Ilnicka
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:348

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