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  1. This review aimed to provide healthcare professionals with a scientific summary of best available research evidence on factors influencing respectful perinatal care. The review question was ‘What were the perc...

    Authors: Petronellah Lunda, Catharina Susanna Minnie and Welma Lubbe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:442
  2. The Continuum of care for reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health includes integrated service delivery for mothers and children from pre-pregnancy to delivery, the immediate postnatal period, and chi...

    Authors: Liyew Mekonen Ayehubizu, Semehal Haile Yohannes, Zemenu Shiferaw Yadeta and Metsihet Tariku Fetene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:441
  3. The study aimed to investigate the potential influence of COVID-19 infection on embryo implantation and early development in women undergoing frozen embryo transfer (FET), with a specific focus on infections o...

    Authors: Yiling Ko, Luting Chen, Chengliang Zhou, Ji Xi, Yu Xiao and Xiaojun Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:440
  4. Perineal lacerations are a very common complication of post-partum. Usually, the repair of 1st and 2nd-grade lacerations is performed after the administration of local anesthesia. Despite the great relevance o...

    Authors: Stefano Restaino, Matilde Degano, Elisa Rizzante, Ginevra Battello, Federico Paparcura, Anna Biasioli, Martina Arcieri, Gabriele Filip, Luigi Vetrugno, Teresa Dogareschi, Tiziana Bove, Marco Petrillo, Giampiero Capobianco, Giuseppe Vizzielli and Lorenza Driul
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:439
  5. Differential exposure to chronic stressors by race/ethnicity may help explain Black-White inequalities in rates of preterm birth. However, researchers have not investigated the cumulative, interactive, and pop...

    Authors: Sangmi Kim, Patricia A. Brennan, George M. Slavich, Vicki Hertzberg, Ursula Kelly and Anne L. Dunlop
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:438
  6. Experiencing childbirth as traumatic is common and can have long-lasting negative consequences for women’s mental health. However, fostering a sense of social identity has been shown to protect psychological w...

    Authors: Shama El-Salahi, Rebecca Knowles Bevis and Lorna Hogg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:437
  7. Early initiation of prenatal care is widely accepted to improve the health outcomes of pregnancy for both mothers and their infants. Identification of the various barriers to entry into care that patients expe...

    Authors: Valerie N. Holt, Elan Pelegrí, Mary Hardy, Lindsey Buchin, Isaac Dapkins and Meleen Chuang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:436
  8. Smoking during pregnancy is harmful to maternal and child health. Vaping is used for smoking cessation but evidence on health effects during pregnancy is scarce. We conducted a systematic review of health outc...

    Authors: Michael Ussher, Joy Fleming and Leonie Brose
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:435
  9. Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) syndrome is a disease that unique to pregnant women and is associated with elevated risk of offspring cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and neurodevelopmental disorders in the...

    Authors: Xiaojun Zhu, Peiyue Jiang, Xia Ying, Xueling Tang, Youcai Deng, Xinghong Gao and Xiaofu Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:433
  10. To investigate the prognosis of the remaining fetus in twin pregnancy after experiencing one fetal demise in the first trimester according to the location of the demised fetus.

    Authors: Young Mi Jung, Sun Min Park, Hyun Ji Kim, Bo Young Choi, Seunghyun Won, Jee Yoon Park and Kyung Joon Oh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:430
  11. To explore the differences of vaginal microbes in women with preterm birth (PTB), and to construct prediction model. We searched for articles related to vaginal microbiology in preterm women and obtained four ...

    Authors: Huan Li, Mengzhen Han, Junnan Xu, Na Li and Hong Cui
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:428
  12. The vaginal microbiota dysbiosis induces inflammation in the uterus that triggers tissue damage and is associated with preterm birth. Progesterone is used to prevent labor in pregnant women at risk of preterm ...

    Authors: Gulin Ozcan, Zeynep Gülçe Tanyolaç Talay, Erxiati Paerhati, Ozgur Can Eren, Nilhan Coskun, Deniz Sahin, Iman Alnajjar, Ozgur Albayrak, Attila Gursoy, Ozlem Keskin, Ebru Celik and Fusun Can
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:427
  13. Experiencing a miscarriage can have profound psychological implications, and the added strain of the COVID-19 pandemic may have compounded these effects. This study aimed to explore the psychological experienc...

    Authors: Madeline Fernandez-Pineda, Alison Swift, Christyn Dolbier and Kaitlin Guard Banasiewicz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:426
  14. Despite research that has shown that the presence of support persons during maternity care is associated with more respectful care, support persons are frequently excluded due to facility practices or negative...

    Authors: Michelle K. Nakphong, Patience A. Afulani, Hiram Beltrán-Sánchez, James Opot and May Sudhinaraset
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:425
  15. To establish the population pharmacokinetics (PPK) of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4)in women with preeclampsia (PE), and to determine the key covariates having an effect in magnesium pharmacokinetics in Chinese PE.

    Authors: Jing Deng, Lan Peng, Yuwei Wang, Jingjing Li, Lian Tang and Yanxia Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:424
  16. Neonatal hypoglycaemia is the most common metabolic disorder in infants, and may be influenced by maternal glycaemic control. This systematic review evaluated the effect of intrapartum maternal glycaemic contr...

    Authors: Caitlyn M. Ulyatt, Lily F. Roberts, Caroline A. Crowther, Jane E. Harding and Luling Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:423
  17. One of the most effective ways to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality is to improve mother and newborn health via the provision of appropriate postnatal care services by qualified healthcare providers. Howe...

    Authors: Abdulnasser A. Haza’a, Marzoq A. Odhah, Saddam A. Al-Ahdal, Fawz M. Abol–Gaith, Nada A. Ismail, Mohammed S. Al-Awar, Abdulfatah S. Al-Jaradi, Wedian S. Eidah and Manar M. Kaid
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:422
  18. Peripartum asphyxia is one of the main causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality. In moderate and severe cases of asphyxia, a condition called hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and associated permanent ne...

    Authors: Suoma Roto, Irmeli Nupponen, Ilkka Kalliala and Marja Kaijomaa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:421
  19. Frontonasal dysplasia (FND) is a rare congenital anomaly resulting from the underdevelopment of the frontonasal process, and it can be syndromic or nonsyndromic. The typical features of FND include a deformed ...

    Authors: Cuixia Guo, Tiejuan Zhang, Ying Ma, Song Yue and Lijuan Sun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:420
  20. However, misoprostol is often used to terminate a pregnancy, but it can also cause side effects. Isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) can help the cervix mature by increasing the production of prostaglandin E2 and va...

    Authors: Somayeh Makvandi, Leila Karimi, Masoumeh Safyari and Mona Larki
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:419
  21. Small-for-gestational-age (SGA), commonly caused by poor placentation, is a major contributor to global perinatal mortality and morbidity. Maternal serum levels of placental protein and angiogenic factors are ...

    Authors: Sayedur Rahman, Md. Shafiqul Islam, Anjan Kumar Roy, Tarik Hasan, Nabidul Haque Chowdhury, Salahuddin Ahmed, Rubhana Raqib, Abdullah H. Baqui and Rasheda Khanam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:418
  22. The majority of women experience pain during childbirth. Offering and supporting women to use different methods for coping with pain is an essential competency for maternity care providers globally. Research s...

    Authors: Katrine Thorgaard-Rasmussen, Helle Mölsted Alvesson, Andrea B. Pembe, Lilian T. Mselle, Regine Unkels, Emmy Metta and Fadhlun M. Alwy Al-beity
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:417
  23. The Obstetric Comorbidity Index (OBCMI) is an internationally validated scoring system for maternal risk factors intended to reliably predict the occurrence of severe maternal morbidity (SMM). This retrospecti...

    Authors: Fouad Chaalan, Fathima Minisha, Zehra Zaidi, Alaa Babekar, Huda Abullah Hussain Saleh, Zeena Saeed Bu Shurbak, Mariam Al Baloushi, Alaa Alnaama, Husham Ahmed, Isaac Babarinsa, Nader Al Dewik, Abdulrouf Pallivalapila, Victor Olagundoye and Thomas Farrell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:415
  24. CircRNAs are a class of endogenous non-coding RNAs implicated in the pathogenesis of many pregnancy related diseases, one of which is pre-eclampsia (PE). This study aims to investigate the role of CircPAPPA2 (c.....

    Authors: Wenyan Liao, Huan Zeng, Xinmiao Jiang, Xin Deng, Shun Tu, Hui Lan, Lingling Tang, Weilei Dong and Chengming Ding
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:414
  25. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is associated with an increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, yet its influence on offspring growth remains unclear. Our study dynamically tracks growth rates in c...

    Authors: Xueqi Li, Yao Kong, Yuxin Ren, Yaqian Li, Jinfeng Xu, Yongchi Zhan, Shu Zhou, Fan Yang, Tingting Xu and Xiaodong Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:413
  26. Human breast milk (HBM) is a contributing factor in modulating the infant’s gut microbiota, as it contains bacteria that are directly transferred to the infant during breastfeeding. It has been shown that chil...

    Authors: Louise Søndergaard Rold, Johan Mikkel Guldbæk, Caroline Steenberg Lindegaard, Stine Kirk, Line Damkjær Nygaard, Caspar Bundgaard-Nielsen, Julie Niemann Holm-Jacobsen, Peter Leutscher, Anne-Cathrine Finnemann Viuff, Søren Hagstrøm and Suzette Sørensen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:412
  27. Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy is a common multifactorial abnormality of the hematological system, next to anemia. It leads to more increased risk of bleeding during delivery, labour, or the postpartum period. ...

    Authors: Samuel Sahile Kebede, Tariku Daniel, Asamrew Alemu and Getachew Mesfin Bambo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:411
  28. Although the association between mental disorder and metabolic syndrome as a bidirectional relationship has been demonstrated, there is little knowledge of the cumulative and individual effect of these conditi...

    Authors: Karishma Chhabria, Sudhakar Selvaraj, Jerrie Refuerzo, Chau Truong and Cecilia Ganduglia Cazaban
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:409
  29. Identification of neonatal danger signs and immediate access to health care are two global efforts aimed at enhancing newborn and child survival by preventing 75% of neonatal deaths. Despite various small-scal...

    Authors: Aklilu Habte, Aiggan Tamene and Zablon Wale Sewalem
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:408
  30. The optimal timing of performing ICSI on immature oocytes for POSEIDON patients is still unknown to get better early embryonic development outcomes. The purpose of this study was to implore the most appropriat...

    Authors: Cheng Shi, Ping Wang, Rong Liang, Min Fu, Sheng Nan Duan, Huan Shen, Mei Yang and Xi Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:407
  31. Interpregnancy interval (IPI) is associated with the risk of GDM in a second pregnancy. However, an optimal IPI is still need to be determined based on the characteristics of the population. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Yuqing Deng, Chang Xu, Ao Yang, Ying Wang, Yanting Peng, Ying Zhou, Xiangzhi Luo, Yalin Wu and Shilin Zhong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:406
  32. Perineal massage, as a preventive intervention, has been shown to reduce the risk of perineal injuries and may have a positive impact on pelvic floor function in the early postpartum period. However, there is ...

    Authors: Jinzhu Yin, Yun Chen, Meiling Huang, Zhongyan Cao, Ziyan Jiang and Yao Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:405
  33. Occurrences of weight stigma have been documented in prenatal clinical settings from the perspective of pregnant patients, however little is known from the viewpoint of healthcare providers themselves. Reporte...

    Authors: Taniya S. Nagpal, Kirina Angrish, Emily Bonisteel, Rebecca M. Puhl, Zachary M. Ferraro, Niyati M. Malkani, Caroline LeJour and Kristi B. Adamo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:404
  34. The practice of intrapartum use of oxytocin for induction and augmentation of labour is increasing worldwide with documented wide variations in clinical use, especially dose administrations. There is also evid...

    Authors: Chioma S. Ejekam, Ifeoma P. Okafor, Kehinde S. Okunade, Uchenna Igbokwe and Jude Nwokike
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:403
  35. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the provision of maternal care. The IMAgiNE EURO study investigates the Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care during the pandemic in over 20 countries, including Switzerland.

    Authors: Alessia Abderhalden-Zellweger, Claire de Labrusse, Michael Gemperle, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Anouck Pfund, Antonia N. Mueller, Ilaria Mariani, Emanuelle Pessa Valente and Marzia Lazzerini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:402
  36. Previous studies had found that the mechanical methods were as effective as pharmacological methods in achieving vaginal delivery. However, whether balloon catheter induction is suitable for women with severe ...

    Authors: Shu-Fen Li, Hui-Hui Ju and Chuan-Shou Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:401
  37. Childbirth is a long-lasting physiological stress. As one of the main stressors, labor pain exists throughout the whole process. Childbirth self-efficacy is the confidence, or belief that they can manage pain ...

    Authors: Yue Huang, Yuehua Zhong, Qiaozhu Chen, Jun Zhou, Bailing Fu, Yongfang Deng, Xianfang Tu and Yingfang Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:400
  38. The causes of infertility have remained an important challenge. The relationship between VDR gene polymorphisms and infertility has been reported, with controversial findings.

    Authors: Asra Moradkhani, Mobin Azami, Srwa Assadi, Mobin Ghaderi, Asaad Azarnezhad and Yousef Moradi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:398
  39. Since 2018, WHO recommends oral fluid and food intake for low-risk women during labor to enhance positive childbirth experience and respect for women’s preferences. This study investigated the current practice...

    Authors: Benjamin Stephens, Pearl Nanka-Bruce and Habtamu Fekadu Lashtew
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:397
  40. Contraceptive use is the principal method by which women avoid unintended pregnancy. An unintended pregnancy can induce long-term distress related to the medical, emotional, and social consequences of carrying...

    Authors: Shayesteh Jahanfar, Julie Mortazavi, Amy Lapidow, Cassandra Cu, Jude Al Abosy, Katherine Morris, Juan Camilo Becerra-Mateus, Paola Andrenacci, Marwa Badawy, Meredith Steinfeldt, Olivia Maurer, Bohang Jiang and Moazzam Ali
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:396
  41. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with diabetes in pregnancy (DIP) are more likely to have glycaemic levels above the target range, and their babies are thus at higher risk of excessive fe...

    Authors: Marwan Awad Ahmed, Helen D. Bailey, Gavin Pereira, Scott W. White, Kingsley Wong, Rhonda Marriott, Matthew J. L. Hare, Bridgette J. McNamara and Carrington C. J. Shepherd
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:395
  42. Fear of childbirth (FOC) can influence both maternal and child health. Research on FOC in China is scarce, especially on rural women. This study aimed to assess pre- and postpartum FOC and its predictors among...

    Authors: Rong Xu, Jiarun Wang, Yuejie Li, Yujia Chen, Wei Zhang, Xinlong Pan, Zhijie Zou, Xiaoli Chen and Shuyuan Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:394
  43. The gonadotropin hormone-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH-a) have been widely used for controlled ovarian stimulation in assisted reproductive technology (ART). The early-follicular long-acting GnRH-a long pro...

    Authors: Linqing Du, Jianyuan Song, Wenqian Fan, Tian Ye and Huijuan Kong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:393

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