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  1. Chromosomal microarray (CMA) has been shown to be cost-effective over karyotyping in invasive prenatal diagnosis for pregnancies with fetal ultrasound anomalies. Yet, information regarding preceding and subseq...

    Authors: Claudia Ching Yan Chung, Kelvin Yuen Kwong Chan, Pui Wah Hui, Patrick Kwok Cheung Au, Wai Keung Tam, Samuel Kai Man Li, Gordon Ka Chun Leung, Jasmine Lee Fong Fung, Marcus Chun Yin Chan, Ho Ming Luk, Annisa Shui Lam Mak, Kwok Yin Leung, Mary Hoi Yin Tang, Brian Hon Yin Chung and Anita Sik Yau Kan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:109

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  2. Non-obstetric surgery conducted during pregnancy may increase the risk of adverse birth outcomes like small for gestational age, preterm birth, and miscarriage. Mechanisms are unclear but possibly longer lasti...

    Authors: Anne Staub Rasmussen, Christian Fynbo Christiansen, Niels Uldbjerg and Mette Nørgaard

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:108

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  3. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) remains a leading cause of maternal mortality. Many trials assessing interventions to prevent PPH base their data on low risk women. It is important to consider the impact data col...

    Authors: Lydia Hawker and Andrew Weeks

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:107

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  4. Maternal overweight and obesity are related to several health risks in the periods before, during and after pregnancy including a higher risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, preeclampsia and preterm birth. A...

    Authors: Y. E. G. Timmermans, K. D. G. van de Kant, J. S. M. Krumeich, L. J. I. Zimmermann, E. Dompeling, B. W. Kramer, L. L. J. Maassen, M. A. E. Spaanderman and A. C. E. Vreugdenhil

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:105

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  5. It is well known that second-trimester maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MS-AFP) is a predictor for adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), such as preterm birth, stillbirth, preeclampsia and small for gestational ...

    Authors: Jilin Hu, Jinman Zhang, Guilin He, Shu Zhu, Xinhua Tang, Jie Su, Qian Li, Yamin Kong and Baosheng Zhu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:104

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  6. Striae gravidarum are a common occurrence in pregnancy and many women use a topical product to prevent their development or lessen their appearance if they do develop. There is a lack of evidence on the effect...

    Authors: Miriam Brennan, Mike Clarke, Declan Devane and Maura Dowling

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:103

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  7. Inappropriate gestational weight gain in pregnancy may negatively impact health outcomes for mothers and babies. While optimal gestational weight gain is often not acheived, effective counselling by antenatal ...

    Authors: Beth Murray-Davis, Howard Berger, Nir Melamed, Karizma Mawjee, Maisah Syed, Jon Barrett, Joel G. Ray, Michael Geary and Sarah D. McDonald

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:102

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  8. The UK National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE) publish guidance aimed at standardising practice. Evidence regarding how well recommendations are implemented and what clinicians think about gui...

    Authors: Diane Farrar, Derek Tuffnell and Trevor A. Sheldon

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:101

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  9. Tanzania’s One Plan II health sector program aims to increase facility deliveries from 50 to 80% from 2015 to 2020. Success is uneven among certain Maasai pastoralist women in Northern Tanzania who robustly pr...

    Authors: Paul D. Mosley, Kisiaya Saruni and Bernadetha Lenga

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:100

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  10. Sedentary behavior (SED) is a potential risk factor for poor pregnancy outcomes. We evaluated the validity of several common and one new method to assess SED across three trimesters of pregnancy.

    Authors: Bethany Barone Gibbs, Joshua L. Paley, Melissa A. Jones, Kara M. Whitaker, Christopher P. Connolly and Janet M. Catov

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:99

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  11. Maternal behaviours during pregnancy have short- and long-term consequences for maternal and infant health. Pregnancy is an ideal opportunity to encourage positive behaviour change. Despite this, limited infor...

    Authors: Marion Murphy, Sheena McHugh, Linda M. O’Keeffe, Richard A. Greene, Paul Corcoran and Patricia M. Kearney

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:98

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  12. All pregnancies are at risk and have to be attended by skilled professionals. In Ethiopia however nearly half (45.7%) of the women were giving birth at home after antenatal care (ANC) visits in which skilled p...

    Authors: Atalay Goshu Muluneh, Yaregal Animut and Tadesse Awoke Ayele

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:97

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  13. Circadian rhythm plays an important role as our internal body’s clock that synchronizes behavior and physiology according to the external 24-h light-dark cycle. Past studies have associated disrupted circadian...

    Authors: Satvinder Kaur, Ai Ni Teoh, Nurul Husna Mohd Shukri, Siti Raihanah Shafie, Normina Ahmad Bustami, Masaki Takahashi, Pei Jean Lim and Shigenobu Shibata

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:96

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  14. There is uncertainty regarding the status of emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) in the Cameroonian context where maternal and neonatal mortality are persistently high. This study sought to evaluate ...

    Authors: Reine Suzanne Kadia, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Christian Akem Dimala, Desmond Aroke, Noel Vogue and Bruno Kenfack

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:95

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  15. Preventing unintended pregnancy is an important issue for women undergoing bariatric surgery, not only to avoid an adverse fetal outcome but to also ensure maximum weight loss for mother. Current guidelines st...

    Authors: Alireza Khalaj, Fatemeh Ghadimi, Majid Valizadeh and Maryam Barzin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:94

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Nut butter-based Ready to Use Supplemental Foods (RUSF) are an effective way to add nutrients and calories to diets of malnourished and food insecure populations. The RUSF formulations have been further modifi...

    Authors: Catherine Chunda-Liyoka, Mwansa Ketty Lubeya, Mercy Imakando, Sophia Kisling, Sonoor Majid, Mary S. Willis, Charles Wood, Chipepo Kankasa and Concetta C. DiRusso

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:93

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  17. Regular physical activity (PA) has health benefits, including reducing the risk of complications during pregnancy. In Ethiopia, little is known about PA status and its determinants among pregnant women. The pu...

    Authors: Teklehaimanot Tekle Hailemariam, Yosef Sibhatu Gebregiorgis, Berihu Fisseha Gebremeskel, Tsiwaye Gebreyesus Haile and Theresa Monaco Spitznagle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:92

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  18. Preterm birth in the United States is associated with maternal clinical factors such as diabetes, hypertension and social factors including race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. In California, 8.7% of all...

    Authors: Brittany N. Edwards, Monica R. McLemore, Kimberly Baltzell, Allen Hodgkin, Olga Nunez and Linda S. Franck

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:91

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  19. The provision of quality health services has been a global priority to reduce neonatal and maternal deaths. In Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), the coverage of institutional childbirth stayed at a l...

    Authors: Sayaka Horiuchi, Bounthanome Nakdouangma, Thipphaphone Khongsavat, Shogo Kubota and Kazue Yamaoka

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:89

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  20. Maternal and child mortality remain a global health concern despite different interventions that have been implemented to address this issue. Adequate antenatal care (ANC) is crucial in reducing maternal and n...

    Authors: Marie Paul Nisingizwe, Germaine Tuyisenge, Celestin Hategeka and Mohammad Ehsanul Karim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:88

    Content type: Research article

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  21. CXCL12(chemokine ligand 12, CXCL12) and its receptors CXCR4 are widely expressed in maternal-fetal interface and plays an adjust role in materno-fetal dialogue and immune tolerance during early pregnancy. This...

    Authors: Jiayi Zheng, Danni Qu, Chen Wang, Ling Ding and Wenhui Zhou

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:87

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  22. In Ethiopia, approximately three-fourths of mothers do not deliver in health facilities. Disrespect and abuse during childbirth fallouts in underutilization of institutional delivery that upshots maternal morb...

    Authors: Agegnehu Bante, Kedir Teji, Berhanu Seyoum and Abera Mersha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:86

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  23. In order improve the quality of birth care and women satisfaction with birthing process it is recommended that every woman should be offered the option to experience labour and childbirth with a companion of h...

    Authors: Denis Kampayana Kashaija, Lilian Teddy Mselle and Dickson Ally Mkoka

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:85

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  24. Newborn mortality in Oceania declined slower than other regions in the past 25 years. The World Health Organization (WHO) introduced the Early Essential Newborn Care program (EENC) in 2015 in Solomon Islands, ...

    Authors: Shidan Tosif, Anna Jatobatu, Anita Maepioh, Amy Gray, Howard Sobel, Priya Mannava and Trevor Duke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:84

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  25. All non-sensitized Rhesus D (RhD)-negative pregnant women in Germany receive antenatal anti-D prophylaxis without knowledge of fetal RhD status. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) of cell-free fetal DNA in m...

    Authors: Britta Runkel, Gregor Bein, Wiebke Sieben, Dorothea Sow, Stephanie Polus and Daniel Fleer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:83

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  26. Water requirements increases with gestational age. Insufficient water intake causes dehydration, which may adversely affect maternal health and birth outcomes. However, few related studies have been conducted....

    Authors: Na Zhang, Fan Zhang, Su Chen, Feng Han, Guotian Lin, Yufei Zhai, Hairong He, Jianfen Zhang and Guansheng Ma

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:82

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. The prevalence of both placenta previa and cesarean are on the rise. Multiple adverse outcomes are critically increased when placenta previa is subsequent to prior cesarean. The purpose of the present study is...

    Authors: Bin Liu, Songqing Deng, Meifang Lin, Yimin Chen, Jian Cai, Jianbo Yang, Jinxin Zhang, Jianjian Cui, Lixia Shen, Hongning Xie and Zilian Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:81

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  28. Preeclampsia (PE) is a serious complication of pregnancy and one of the main causes of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in the world. Finding a biomarker with high sensitivity and specificity coul...

    Authors: Pooneh Nikuei, Minoo Rajaei, Nasibeh Roozbeh, Fatemeh Mohseni, Fatemeh Poordarvishi, Mohsen Azad and Solmaz Haidari

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:80

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  29. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) - a transitory form of diabetes induced by pregnancy - has potentially important short and long-term health consequences for both the mother and her baby. There is no global...

    Authors: Louise Craig, Rebecca Sims, Paul Glasziou and Rae Thomas

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:76

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  30. Evidenced-based practice is a key component of quality care. However, studies in the Philippines have identified gaps between evidence and actual maternity practices. This study aims to describe the practice o...

    Authors: Chisato Masuda, Shirley Kristine Ferolin, Ken Masuda, Chris Smith and Mitsuaki Matsui

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:78

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  31. Hospital admission during pregnancy complications is considered to be an event of significant impact. Besides conventional in-clinic maternal and fetal monitoring, recent technologies enable home-based telemon...

    Authors: J. F. M. van den Heuvel, C. J. Teunis, A. Franx, N. M. T. H. Crombag and M. N. Bekker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:77

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  32. Stillbirths bring grief to both mother and family but have been underreported in Cameroon. We aimed at determining the stillbirth rates and associated risk factors in the Buea Regional Hospital (BRH) and the L...

    Authors: Thomas Obinchemti Egbe, Edwin Nkwelle Ewane and Nicholas Tendongfor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:75

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  33. Overweight and gestational diabetes are risk factors for pregnancy complications. We hypothesized that the metabolic impact of overweight on pregnancy outcome, would be different if it was combined with a pred...

    Authors: Ulrika Moll, Håkan Olsson and Mona Landin-Olsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:74

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  34. Gestational diabetes mellitus is a leading medical condition woman encounter during pregnancy with serious short- and long-term consequences for maternal morbidity. However, limited evidence was available on p...

    Authors: Achenef Asmamaw Muche, Oladapo O. Olayemi and Yigzaw Kebede Gete

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:73

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  35. Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness interventions have a significant role in the reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality risk. Inadequacy of birth and emergency preparedness were depicted as one...

    Authors: Fikru Letose, Bitiya Admassu and Gurmesa Tura

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:72

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  36. Salpingectomy-associated uterine rupture during intrauterine pregnancy is rare in the clinic. We report a case of pregnancy with bilateral rupture of the uterine horns after bilateral salpingectomy.

    Authors: Jinhua Dong, Yunfei Cao, Qiang Ma, Lili Xue and Weiying Zhu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:71

    Content type: Case report

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  37. An aberrant composition of the salivary microbiota has been found in individuals with type 2 diabetes, and in pregnant women salivary microbiota composition has been associated with preeclampsia and pre-term b...

    Authors: Mie K. W. Crusell, Lærke R. Brink, Trine Nielsen, Kristine H. Allin, Torben Hansen, Peter Damm, Jeannet Lauenborg, Tue H. Hansen and Oluf Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:69

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  38. Perinatal depression and anxiety are increasingly recognized as important public health issues in low and middle-income countries such as Rwanda and may have negative consequences for both mothers and their in...

    Authors: Marie Providence Umuziga, Oluyinka Adejumo and Michaela Hynie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:68

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  39. Guidelines regarding management of prelabor rupture of membranes (PROM) at term vary between immediate induction and expectant management. A long interval between PROM and delivery increases the risk for perin...

    Authors: Maren Mynarek, Solveig Bjellmo, Stian Lydersen, Kristin Melheim Strand, Jan Egil Afset, Guro L. Andersen and Torstein Vik

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:67

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  40. Women with preeclampsia (PE) and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at increased risk for later cardiovascular disease, and lifestyle measures are recommended to prevent subsequent disease. Partner suppor...

    Authors: Ingfrid Almli, Hege S. Haugdahl, Heidi L. Sandsæter, Janet W. Rich-Edwards and Julie Horn

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:66

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  41. Rising caesarean section rates is a concern worldwide. This study aimed to use Robson’s ten group classification to identify which groups of women were contributing most to the rising caesarean section rates i...

    Authors: Shamala Devi Karalasingam, Ravichandran Jeganathan, Ravindran Jegasothy and Daniel D. Reidpath

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:64

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  42. An antifibrinolytic agent that blocks lysine-binding sites on plasminogen molecules, tranexamic acid reduces bleeding-related mortality in women with postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), especially administered fairly...

    Authors: Loïc Sentilhes, Valérie Daniel and Catherine Deneux-Tharaux

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:63

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. Physical activity (PA) tends to decline during pregnancy, and remains low in the early postpartum period, despite the known physical and psychological benefits. This study aimed to explore: (1) women’s experie...

    Authors: Amy Findley, Debbie M. Smith, Kathryn Hesketh and Chris Keyworth

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:54

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  44. Preventable maternal mortality remains a huge burden more especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The involvement of male partner during pregnancy and its complication helps an expectant mother to make timely decisi...

    Authors: Kebreab Paulos, Nefsu Awoke, Bazie Mekonnen and Aseb Arba

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:62

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  45. While many risk factors for preeclampsia, such as increased body mass index, advanced maternal age, chronic hypertension, diabetes, are now established in clinical practice, maternal lipid profile has not been...

    Authors: Thushari I. Alahakoon, Heather J. Medbury, Helen Williams and Vincent W. Lee

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:61

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  46. Advanced maternal age generally denotes age after 35 years during the time of delivery. Despite the fact that being pregnant at any reproductive age is not risk-free, older gravidity usually culminates with ad...

    Authors: Mihret-ab Mehari, Hayat Maeruf, Carmen C. Robles, Solomon Woldemariam, Tesfay Adhena, Mussie Mulugeta, Abera Haftu, Hadgay Hagose and Henok Kumsa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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