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  1. Calcium (Ca2+) ionophores are now mainly considered as efficient treatments for fertilization failure. Recently, its application for rescuing poor embryo development was proposed but still non-routine. This study...

    Authors: Xiaolei Chen, Haibin Zhao, Jiale Lv, Yi Dong, Maoning Zhao, Xinlei Sui, Ran Cui, Boyang Liu and Keliang Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:894
  2. Online information about safety of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding is shown to be conflicting, resulting in anxiety and abstaining from use. The aim of this study was to characterize questions t...

    Authors: Tina Bakkebø, Kristine Heitmann, Kamilla Vågsvoll, Hilde Erdal and Jan Schjøtt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:893
  3. Caesarean section rates are rising globally. No specific caesarian section rate at either country-level or hospital-level was recommended. In Palestinian government hospitals, nearly one-fourth of all births w...

    Authors: Mohammed W. Zimmo, Katariina Laine, Sahar Hassan, Bettina Bottcher, Erik Fosse, Hadil Ali-Masri, Khaled Zimmo, Ragnhild Sørum Falk, Marit Lieng and Ase Vikanes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:892
  4. Endometrial receptivity array (ERA) is used to determine the timing of embryo transfer (ET) synchronized with the window of implantation (WOI). The effectiveness and evaluation of ERAs in women with recurrent ...

    Authors: Kuniaki Ota, Toshifumi Takahashi, Junichiro Mitsui, Kishio Kuroda, Kenichiro Hiraoka and Kiyotaka Kawai
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:891
  5. This study aimed to determine the risk factors of early intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) premature infants in China to guide early interventions and improve the survival and qu...

    Authors: Ying Zhao, Wanxian Zhang and Xiuying Tian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:890
  6. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) can lead to adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, and early prevention is particularly important for their health, but there is no widely accepted approach to predict it in t...

    Authors: Yiling Wei, Andong He, Chaoping Tang, Haixia Liu, Ling Li, Xiaofeng Yang, Xiufang Wang, Fei Shen, Jia Liu, Jing Li and Ruiman Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:889
  7. The benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby are well recognized. However, the separation of the mother-newborn dyad leads to a lower breastfeeding rate. These parturients who are separated from thei...

    Authors: Haoxue Feng, Ying Liu, Junying Li and Hui Jiang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:888
  8. Characterizing normal heart rate variability (HRV) and resting heart rate (RHR) in healthy women over the course of a pregnancy allows for further investigation into disease states, as pregnancy is the ideal t...

    Authors: Shon P. Rowan, Christa L. Lilly, Elizabeth A. Claydon, Jenna Wallace and Karen Merryman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:887
  9. Induction of labor in women with a previous cesarean section (CS) is associated with increased rates of uterine rupture and failed attempt for vaginal delivery. Prostaglandins use is contraindicated in this po...

    Authors: Aharon Dick, Einat Gutman-Ido, Henry Hillel Chill, Gilad Karavani, Ina Ryvkin, Shay Porat and Joshua Isaac Rosenbloom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:886
  10. There is a renewed call to address preventable foetal deaths in high-income countries, especially where progress has been slow. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released publicly, for the first t...

    Authors: Collette N. Ncube, Sarah M. McCormick, Sylvia E. Badon, Taylor Riley and Vivienne L. Souter
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:885
  11. Postpartum hemorrhage remains a key contributor to overall maternal morbidity in the United States. Current clinical assessment methods used to predict postpartum hemorrhage are unable to prospectively identif...

    Authors: Elise N. Erickson, Kathleen M. Krol, Allison M. Perkeybile, Jessica J. Connelly and Leslie Myatt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:884
  12. Anxiety disorder is more common in women than men. To some extent, it can be attributed to childbirth and factors related to pregnancy in women. Therefore, it is necessary for mothers to use valid and reliable...

    Authors: Parastoo Amiri, Kambiz Bahaadinbeigy, Fatemeh Asadi, Shoboo Rahmati and Shahrzad Mazhari
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:883
  13. Fear of childbirth is common both before and after childbirth, often leading to complications in mother and new-born. The Wijma Delivery Expectancy/Experience Questionnaires (W-DEQ) are commonly used to measur...

    Authors: Agnes F. Massae, Margareta Larsson, Sebalda Leshabari, Columba Mbekenga, Andrea B. Pembe and Agneta S. Svanberg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:882
  14. Repeated implantation failure (RIF) is defined as the case whereby the transferred embryos fail to implant after several attempts of In vitro fertilization (IVF) which causes a profound impact on the quality o...

    Authors: Mohamed Sobhy Bakry, Elsayed Eldesouky, Moatazza Mahdy Alghazaly, Elsayed farag, Eslam Elsayed Kamal Sultan, Hossam Elazzazy, Attia Mohamed, Soliman Mohamed Said Ali, Assem Anwar, Asmaa Ahmed Elrashedy, Mohamed Abdelmonem, Mohamed Abd-ElGawad and Almandouh H. Bosilah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:881
  15. To compare the effects of an incomplete course and more than 1 course of dexamethasone, relative to a control of a single complete course, on foetal respiratory problems and other adverse outcomes of preterm b...

    Authors: Saifon Chawanpaiboon, Julaporn Pooliam and Monsak Chuchotiros
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:880
  16. There has been considerable interest in the interrelationship between the liver and hypertension. The relationship between serum total bile acid (TBA) and hypertension has been reported. Moreover, intrahepatic...

    Authors: Weinan Deng, Lizi Zhang, Qiting Du, Yulian Li, Jingsi Chen, Lili Du and Dunjin Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:879
  17. Pregnant women expecting twins are more likely to experience stress, which can lead to anxiety and depression. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence of prenatal anxiety and depressive symptoms in women wit...

    Authors: Ying Zhou, Jingui Huang, Philip N. Baker, Bizhen Liao and Xinyang Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:877
  18. Antenatal care coverage has dramatically increased in many low-and middle-income settings, including in the state of Telangana, India. However, there is increasing evidence of shortfalls in the quality of care...

    Authors: Emma Radovich, Monica Chaudhry, Loveday Penn-Kekana, K. Radha Krishnam Raju, Aparajita Mishra, Ramya Vallabhuni, Prashant Jarhyan, Sailesh Mohan, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Oona M. R. Campbell and Clara Calvert
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:876
  19. In this study, the factors that influence the choice of place of delivery among expectant mothers in both rural and urban settings in the northern part of Ghana were identified and compared using the conceptua...

    Authors: Mahama Ibrahim Baba, Kofi Adesi Kyei, Justina Baaba Kyei, Joseph Daniels, Isaac Justice Kobina Biney, John Oswald, Patrick Tschida and Michael Brunet
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:875
  20. While a reduction in the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) has slowed, newer strategies are needed to achieve an ongoing and sustainable reduction of the MMR. Previous studies have investigated the associa...

    Authors: Tanmay Bagade, Catherine Chojenta, Melissa Harris, Christopher Oldmeadow and Deborah Loxton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:874
  21. More than 15 million children are born preterm annually. While preterm survival rates have increased in high-income countries. Low- and middle-income countries, like Brazil, continue to battle high neonatal mo...

    Authors: Luciano de Andrade, Arthi S. Kozhumam, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Dante Grapiuna de Almeida, Núbia Cristina da Silva, Rejane Christine de Souza Queiroz, Miyoko Massago, Sharla Rent, Luiz Augusto Facchini, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Catherine Ann Staton, João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci and Erika Barbara Abreu Fonseca Thomaz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:872
  22. The Qanuinngitsiarutiksait study aimed to develop detailed profiles of Inuit health service utilization in Manitoba, by Inuit living in Manitoba (approximately 1,500) and by Inuit from the Kivalliq region of N...

    Authors: Josée G. Lavoie, Wayne Clark, Leah McDonnell, Nathan Nickel, Rachel Dutton, Janet Kanayok, Jack Anawak, Caroline Anawak, Levinia Brown, Grace Voisey Clark, Maata Evaluardjuk-Palmer, Frederick Ford, Melinda Fowler-Woods, Sabrina Wong, Julianne Sanguins and Alan Katz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:870
  23. Preterm prelabor rupture of membranes is associated with polymicrobial infection; hence broad-spectrum antibiotics are recommended. Nowadays, Azithromycin is used instead of Erythromycin due to erythromycin short...

    Authors: Laila Ezzat Abdelfattah, Rehab Abdelhamid Aboshama, Amr S. Abdelbadie, Mohamed H. Abulhasan, Mohamed A. Anan and Ibraheem I Abdelaal
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:869
  24. Pregnancy and the postnatal period can be times of psychosocial stress and insecurity, but high quality maternity care and social support can help mothers cope with stress and feel more secure. The COVID-19 pa...

    Authors: Jenny McLeish, Sian Harrison, Maria Quigley and Fiona Alderdice
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:868
  25. Although antenatal care has the potential role to reduce maternal and child morbidity and mortality, utilization of a recommended number of antenatal care visits is still low in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study...

    Authors: Hiwotie Getaneh Ayalew, Kibir Temesgen Asefa and Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:867
  26. The association between isolated maternal hypothyroxinemia (IMH) and adverse pregnancy outcomes is still controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the association between IMH during the first trimester and a...

    Authors: Ping Li, Jinhui Cui, Ling Li, Xinjuan Chen, Liping Ouyang, Jianhui Fan and Shuo Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:866
  27. Some pregnant women are not ready or do not want to quit smoking completely, and currently there is no support provided for these women in the UK. Offering help to reduce smoking could reduce the health risks ...

    Authors: Tuba Saygın Avşar, Louise Jackson, Pelham Barton, Matthew Jones and Hugh McLeod
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:865
  28. Despite being preventable, maternal sepsis continues to be a significant cause of death and morbidity, killing one in every four pregnant women globally. In Ghana, clinicians have observed that maternal sepsis...

    Authors: Charles Lwanga Noora, Adom Manu, Adolphina Addo-Lartey, Abdul Gafaru Mohammed, Donne Kofi Ameme, Ernest Kenu, Kwasi Torpey and Richard Adanu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:864
  29. The birth plan is an approach for pregnant women to offering their expectations of labor and birth. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of birth plan on maternal and neonatal outcomes.

    Authors: Parivash Ahmadpour, Sanaz Moosavi, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Shayesteh Jahanfar and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:862
  30. Fetal growth restriction (FGR) occurs in up to 10% of pregnancies and is a leading cause of perinatal mortality and neonatal morbidity. Three-dimensional ultrasonography of intracranial structure volume reveal...

    Authors: Ruan Peng, Qiao Zheng, Li-Hong Wu, Xia Yin, Ju Zheng and Hong-Ning Xie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:861
  31. Postnatal care (PNC) is an important tool for reducing maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. However, what predicts receipt and maintenance in PNC, particularly events during pregnancy and the peripar...

    Authors: Nicholas E. Rahim, Joseph Ngonzi, Adeline A. Boatin, Ingrid V. Bassett, Mark J. Siedner, Godfrey R. Mugyenyi and Lisa M. Bebell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:860
  32. The transition to parenthood has received increasing attention in research, partly due to evidence pointing out the crucial developmental period of a child’s first thousand days. Parenting programmes aim to pr...

    Authors: Christine Ingemann, Else Jensen, Ingelise Olesen, Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen, Siv Kvernmo and Christina Viskum Lytken Larsen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:859
  33. Hydatid cystic disease (HCD) is primarily a disease of sheep and cattle. Human beings are accidental hosts. It is prevalent in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) of China. In pregnancy, it can cause many compli...

    Authors: Ping Li, Yang Wang, Qi Yang, Ma Ni, Jianhui Fan and Zeping Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:858
  34. Many family medicine residency graduates indicate a desire to provide obstetric care, but a low proportion of family physicians (FPs) provide obstetric care within their practice. This suggests personal prefer...

    Authors: Emily Gard Marshall, Kathleen Horrey, Lauren R. Moritz, Richard Buote, Agnes Grudniewicz, Laurie J. Goldsmith, Ellen Randall, Lori Jones and M Ruth Lavergne
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:857
  35. Several studies have investigated the relationship between antenatal education classes and pregnancy outcomes. These studies have shown positive effects on mothers, such as a lower epidural rate in the interve...

    Authors: Vanessa Leutenegger, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Frank Wieber, Deirdre Daly and Jessica Pehlke-Milde
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:856
  36. Women of Afro-Caribbean and Asian origin are more at risk of stillbirths. However, there are limited tools built for risk-prediction models for stillbirth within sub-Saharan Africa. Therefore, we examined the ...

    Authors: Silvia Awor, Rosemary Byanyima, Benard Abola, Paul Kiondo, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Jasper Ogwal-Okeng, Dan Kaye and Annettee Nakimuli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:855
  37. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that affects most of the digestive tract. There is no report of fertility reduction in medically managed IBD women compared with the general population. On the o...

    Authors: Han Wang, Yue Hu, Fang Chen and Mengdie Shen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:854
  38. Tetralogy of fallot (TOF) in the fetus is a typical congential heart disease that occurs during the early embryonic period, being characterized by the abnormal development of conus arteriosus. The early diagno...

    Authors: Zhongshan Gou, Yan Zhou, Hongjing Jia, Zhong Yang, Qian Zhang and Xinxin Yan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:853
  39. Birth preparedness and Complication Readiness (BPCR) promotes prompt use of skilled delivery and readiness for any complications to reduce delays in the provision of emergency care. Husband’s involvement in pr...

    Authors: Yordanos Gizachew Yeshitila and Peter Memah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:852
  40. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) is an evidence-based intervention that reduces morbidity and mortality in preterm infants. However, it has not yet been fully integrated into health systems around the world. The aim...

    Authors: Qian Cai, Dan-Qi Chen, Hua Wang, Yue Zhang, Rui Yang, Wen-Li Xu and Xin-Fen Xu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:851
  41. Due to the nutritive and immunologic benefits of breastmilk, children should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life, even during the corona virus pandemic. However, fear of transmission risk a...

    Authors: Gebretsadkan Gebremedhin Gebretsadik, Zuriash Tadesse, Liya Mamo, Amaha Kahsay Adhanu and Afework Mulugeta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:850
  42. Antenatal health care utilization has the potential to influence maternal and new-born health. In this study, we assessed compliance of antenatal care utilization with national and World Health Organization (W...

    Authors: Meselech Roro, Wakgari Deressa and Bernt Lindtjørn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:849
  43. Maternal prenatal infections have been linked to children’s neurodevelopment and cognitive outcomes. It remains unclear, however, whether infections occurring during specific vulnerable gestational periods can...

    Authors: Janell Kwok, Hildigunnur Anna Hall, Aja Louise Murray, Michael Vincent Lombardo and Bonnie Auyeung
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:848
  44. Placental abruption (PA) with intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) is associated with a high risk of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) resulting from severe disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Therefore, blood ...

    Authors: Yasuko Sano, Michi Kasai, Satoru Shinoda, Etsuko Miyagi and Shigeru Aoki
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:847
  45. Labour pain has been identified as an important reason for women to prefer caesarean section (CS). Fentanyl is one of the short acting opioids recommended by World Health Organization for pain relief during la...

    Authors: Kyaw Lwin Show, Chetta Ngamjarus, Kiattisak Kongwattanakul, Siwanon Rattanakanokchai, Chatuporn Duangkum, Meghan A. Bohren, Ana Pilar Betrán, Monsicha Somjit, Wint Ye Hla Win and Pisake Lumbiganon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:846
  46. The postnatal period implies a crucial and delicate time for both the mother and the newborn. There is a growing body of evidence that is increasingly pointing to mHealth interventions as a potential tool for ...

    Authors: Aanuoluwapo Omobolanle Olajubu, Boluwaji Reuben Fajemilehin and Temitope Oluwafemi Olajubu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:843

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