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  1. Water immersion during the first stage of labor can reduce the length of the first stage and epidural/spinal analgesia use; however, there is limited information regarding other outcomes. Our purpose was to co...

    Authors: Yinglin Liu, Yukun Liu, Xiuzhi Huang, Chuying Du, Jing Peng, Peixian Huang and Jianping Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:160
  2. The vast majority of maternal deaths in low-and middle-income countries are preventable. Delay in obtaining access to appropriate health care is a fairly common problem which can be improved. The objective of ...

    Authors: Rodolfo C Pacagnella, José G Cecatti, Mary A Parpinelli, Maria H Sousa, Samira M Haddad, Maria L Costa, João P Souza and Robert C Pattinson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:159
  3. Health centres and hospitals play a crucial role in reducing maternal mortality and morbidity by offering respectively Basic Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEmONC) and Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric ...

    Authors: Georges Dayitaba Compaoré, Issiaka Sombié, Rasmané Ganaba, Sennen Hounton, Nicolas Meda, Vincent De Brouwere and Matthias Borchert
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:158
  4. In 2006 WHO presented the infant and child growth charts suggested for universal application. However, major determinants for perinatal outcomes and postnatal growth are laid down during antenatal development....

    Authors: Mario Merialdi, Mariana Widmer, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu, Hany Abdel-Aleem, George Bega, Alexandra Benachi, Guillermo Carroli, Jose Guilherme Cecatti, Anke Diemert, Rogelio Gonzalez, Kurt Hecher, Lisa N Jensen, Synnøve L Johnsen, Torvid Kiserud, Alka Kriplani, Pisake Lumbiganon…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:157
  5. The number of infants with a birth weight > 97th percentile for gestational age has increased over the years. Although some studies have examined the interest of inducing labor for fetuses with macrosomia suspect...

    Authors: Françoise Vendittelli, Olivier Rivière, Brigitte Neveu and Didier Lémery
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:156
  6. To analyze trends in LBW (low birth weight) rate using birth registry data and identify factors associated with LBW in São Luís comparing two birth cohorts separated by a 12-year interval.

    Authors: Helma Jane Ferreira Veloso, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Heloísa Bettiol, Marcelo Zubarán Goldani, Fernando Lamy Filho, Vanda Maria Ferreira Simões, Rosângela Fernandes Lucena Batista and Marco Antônio Barbieri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:155
  7. When breastfeeding is difficult or impossible during the neonatal period, an analysis of muscle activity can help determine the best method for substituting it to promote the child’s development. The aim of th...

    Authors: Ellia CL França, Cejana B Sousa, Lucas C Aragão and Luciane R Costa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:154
  8. To evaluate the association between prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) is associated with early vs. late and medically-induced vs. spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) subtypes.

    Authors: Margaret G Parker, Fengxiu Ouyang, Colleen Pearson, Matthew W Gillman, Mandy B Belfort, Xiumei Hong, Guoying Wang, Linda Heffner, Barry Zuckerman and Xiaobin Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:153
  9. Understanding immigrant women’s experiences of maternity care is critical if receiving country care systems are to respond appropriately to increasing global migration. This systematic review aimed to compare ...

    Authors: Rhonda Small, Carolyn Roth, Manjri Raval, Touran Shafiei, Dineke Korfker, Maureen Heaman, Christine McCourt and Anita Gagnon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:152
  10. In Australia, women who give birth are transitioned from maternity services to child and health services once their baby is born. This horizontal integration of services is known as Transition of Care (ToC). L...

    Authors: Kim Psaila, Sue Kruske, Cathrine Fowler, Caroline Homer and Virginia Schmied
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:151
  11. While the use of creatine in human pregnancy is yet to be fully evaluated, its long-term use in healthy adults appears to be safe, and its well documented neuroprotective properties have recently been extended...

    Authors: Hayley Dickinson, Stacey Ellery, Zoe Ireland, Domenic LaRosa, Rodney Snow and David W Walker
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:150
  12. Most studies examining determinants of rising rates of caesarean section have examined patterns in documented reasons for caesarean over time in a single location. Further insights could be gleaned from cross-...

    Authors: Samantha J Prosser, Yvette D Miller, Rachel Thompson and Maggie Redshaw
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:149
  13. Obesity during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes for the offspring and mother. Lifestyle interventions in pregnancy such as antenatal exercise, are proposed to improve both short- and long-term hea...

    Authors: Sumudu N Seneviratne, Graham K Parry, Lesley ME McCowan, Alec Ekeroma, Yannan Jiang, Silmara Gusso, Geovana Peres, Raquel O Rodrigues, Susan Craigie, Wayne S Cutfield and Paul L Hofman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:148
  14. In obstetrics, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness studies often present several specific outcomes with likely contradicting results and may not reflect what is important for women. A birth-specific outcome m...

    Authors: Fania R Gärtner, Liv M Freeman, Marlies E Rijnders, Johanna M Middeldorp, Kitty WM Bloemenkamp, Anne M Stiggelbout and M Elske van den Akker-van Marle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:147
  15. Air pollution is a major health challenge worldwide and has previously been strongly associated with adverse reproductive health. This study aimed to examine the association between spontaneous abortion and se...

    Authors: Davaasambuu Enkhmaa, Nicole Warburton, Badrakh Javzandulam, Jadambajav Uyanga, Yarinpil Khishigsuren, Sereeter Lodoysamba, Shonkuuz Enkhtur and David Warburton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:146
  16. Coordination between the autonomous professional groups in midwifery and obstetrics is a key debate in the Netherlands. At the same time, it remains unclear what the current coordination challenges are.

    Authors: Vera LN Schölmerich, Anke G Posthumus, Halleh Ghorashi, Adja JM Waelput, Peter Groenewegen and Semiha Denktaş
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:145
  17. Geophagy, a form of pica, is the deliberate consumption of soil and is relatively common across Sub-Saharan Africa. In Tanzania, pregnant women commonly eat soil sticks sold in the market (pemba), soil from walls...

    Authors: Elias C Nyanza, Mary Joseph, Shahirose S Premji, Deborah SK Thomas and Cynthia Mannion
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:144
  18. Childbirth assistance in highly technological settings and existing variability in the interventions performed are cause for concern. In recent years, numerous recommendations have been made concerning the imp...

    Authors: Ramón Escuriet, María Pueyo, Herminia Biescas, Cristina Colls, Isabel Espiga, Joanna White, Xavi Espada, Josep Fusté and Vicente Ortún
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:143
  19. The triple risk model for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been useful in understanding its pathogenesis. Risk factors for late stillbirth are well established, especially relating to maternal and fetal...

    Authors: Jane Warland and Edwin A Mitchell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:142
  20. Several European countries report differences in risk of maternal mortality between immigrants from low- and middle-income countries and host country women. The present study identified suboptimal factors rela...

    Authors: Annika Esscher, Pauline Binder-Finnema, Birgit Bødker, Ulf Högberg, Ajlana Mulic-Lutvica and Birgitta Essén
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:141
  21. Contemporary obstetrics in sub-Saharan Africa is yet to meet the analgesic needs of most women during child birth for a satisfactory birth experience and expectedly, obstetricians have a major role to play in ...

    Authors: Lucky O Lawani, Justus N Eze, Okechukwu B Anozie, Chukwuemeka A Iyoke and Nduka N Ekem
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:140
  22. Reliable, timely information is the foundation of decision making for functioning health systems; the quality of decision making rests on quality data. Routine monitoring, reporting, and review of cesarean sec...

    Authors: Evelyn Landry, Celia Pett, Renee Fiorentino, Joseph Ruminjo and Cristina Mattison
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:139
  23. Maternal obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) may independently influence offspring fat mass and metabolic disease susceptibility. In this pilot study, body composition and fat distribution in offsp...

    Authors: Kirsten Uebel, Karina Pusch, Kurt Gedrich, Karl-Theo M Schneider, Hans Hauner and Bernhard L Bader
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:138
  24. Evidence shows that the three delays, delay in 1) deciding to seek medical care, 2) reaching health facilities and 3) receiving adequate obstetric care, are still contributing to maternal deaths in low-income ...

    Authors: Tesfay Gebrehiwot, Miguel San Sebastian, Kerstin Edin and Isabel Goicolea
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:137
  25. In addition to increasing the risk of adverse birth outcomes, diabetes in pregnancy is thought to be an important driver of the epidemic of type 2 diabetes affecting Canada’s First Nations population. The rela...

    Authors: Richard T Oster, Malcolm King, Donald W Morrish, Maria J Mayan and Ellen L Toth
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:136
  26. The overall caesarean rate in France has increased from 14.3% in 1994–1996 to 21.0% in 2010. This increased rate is a concern in all developed countries: delivery by caesarean induces both short- and long-term...

    Authors: Françoise Vendittelli, Marie-Caroline Tassié, Laurent Gerbaud and Didier Lémery
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:135
  27. Preeclampsia and eclampsia, which are the most frequent hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, are associated with renal involvements. We aimed to assess the time trend in blood pressure levels, renal function a...

    Authors: Francois Folefack Kaze, Francis A Njukeng, Andre-Pascal Kengne, Gloria Ashuntantang, Robinson Mbu, Marie Patrice Halle and Tazoacha Asonganyi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:134
  28. The incidence of severe maternal morbidity is increasing in high-income countries. However, little has been known about the impact on postnatal morbidity, particularly on psychological health outcomes. The obj...

    Authors: Marie Furuta, Jane Sandall, Derek Cooper and Debra Bick
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:133
  29. Although research has established the profound effects that intimate partner abuse can have on postpartum mental health, little is known regarding how this association may change as a function of the timing an...

    Authors: Sarah L Desmarais, Ashley Pritchard, Evan M Lowder and Patricia A Janssen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:132
  30. To address it's persistently high maternal mortality rate of 276/100,000 live births, the government of Pakistan created a new cadre of community based midwives (CMW). One expectation is that CMWs will improve...

    Authors: Zubia Mumtaz, Andrea Cutherell and Afshan Bhatti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:131
  31. It is estimated that 18.5 million Caesarean Sections (CS) are conducted annually worldwide and about one-third of them are done without medical indications and described as “unnecessary”. Although developed co...

    Authors: Mamuda Aminu, Bettina Utz, Abdul Halim and Nynke van den Broek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:130
  32. Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness (BPCR) interventions are widely promoted by governments and international agencies to reduce maternal and neonatal health risks in developing countries; however, t...

    Authors: Dieudonné Soubeiga, Lise Gauvin, Marie A Hatem and Mira Johri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:129
  33. Babies born after midtrimester preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) are at risk to develop neonatal pulmonary hypoplasia. Perinatal mortality and morbidity after this complication is high. Oligohydra...

    Authors: Augustinus S P van Teeffelen, David P van der Ham, Christine Willekes, Salwan Al Nasiry, Jan G Nijhuis, Sander van Kuijk, Ewoud Schuyt, Twan L M Mulder, Maureen T M Franssen, Dick Oepkes, Fenna A R Jansen, Mallory D Woiski, Mireille N Bekker, Caroline J Bax, Martina M Porath, Monique W M de Laat…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:128
  34. Maternal self-reports, used for the detection of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), may lack validity, necessitating the use of an objective biomarker. The detection of fatty acid ethyl esters (products of non-o...

    Authors: Shannon Lange, Kevin Shield, Gideon Koren, Jürgen Rehm and Svetlana Popova
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:127
  35. To study pregnancy and delivery outcomes in nulliparous women with severe FOC (fear of childbirth), all of whom had received routine treatment for their FOC and to make comparisons with a healthy reference gro...

    Authors: Gunilla Sydsjö, Marie Bladh, Caroline Lilliecreutz, Anna-Maria Persson, Hanna Vyöni and Ann Josefsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:126
  36. Guidelines recommend that, in the absence of compelling medical indications (low risk) elective caesarean section should occur after 38 completed weeks gestation. However, implementation of these guidelines wi...

    Authors: Christine L Roberts, Michael C Nicholl, Charles S Algert, Jane B Ford, Jonathan M Morris and Jian Sheng Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:125
  37. In vitro and in vivo analyses differ between the number of milk ducts found in the lactating breast, and there is a lack of knowledge as to whether or not external factors in the mother or the child affect the...

    Authors: Julia Jütte, Ariane Hohoff, Cristina Sauerland, Dirk Wiechmann and Thomas Stamm
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:124
  38. The overarching goal of this study was to qualitatively assess baseline knowledge and perceptions regarding preterm birth (PTB) and oral health in an at-risk, low resource setting surrounding Lilongwe, Malawi....

    Authors: Judy Levison, Debora Nanthuru, Grace Chiudzu, Peter N Kazembe, Henry Phiri, Susan M Ramin and Kjersti M Aagaard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:123
  39. The Brazilian Network for Surveillance of Severe Maternal Morbidity was established in 27 centers in different regions of Brazil to investigate the frequency of severe maternal morbidity (near-miss and potenti...

    Authors: Adriana Gomes Luz, Maria José Duarte Osis, Meire Ribeiro, José Guilherme Cecatti and Eliana Amaral
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:122
  40. The number of routine antenatal visits provided to low risk nulliparous women has been reduced in the UK, acknowledging this change in care may result in women being less satisfied with their care and having p...

    Authors: Vikki J Snaith, Jenny Hewison, Ian N Steen and Stephen C Robson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:121
  41. Caesarean section (CS) rates especially without medical indication are rising worldwide. Most of indications for CS are relative and CS rates for various indications vary widely. There is an increasing tendency t...

    Authors: Sari Räisänen, Mika Gissler, Michael R Kramer and Seppo Heinonen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:120
  42. Recent studies suggest that excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) leads to adverse maternal and fetal outcomes including weight retention in the mother and an increased risk of childhood obesity in the offsp...

    Authors: Kathrin Rauh, Julia Kunath, Eva Rosenfeld, Luzia Kick, Kurt Ulm and Hans Hauner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:119
  43. Health workforce shortages are key obstacles to the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Task shifting is seen as a way to improve access to pregnancy and childbirth care. However, t...

    Authors: Onikepe Oluwadamilola Owolabi, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin and Neil Pakenham-Walsh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:118
  44. The literature shows a variable and inconsistent relationship between socioeconomic position and preterm birth. We examined risk factors for spontaneous and iatrogenic preterm birth, with a focus on socioecono...

    Authors: KS Joseph, John Fahey, Ketan Shankardass, Victoria M Allen, Patricia O’Campo, Linda Dodds, Robert M Liston and Alexander C Allen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:117
  45. Neonatal deaths account for over 40% of all under-5 year deaths; their reduction is increasingly critical for achieving Millennium Development Goal 4. An estimated 3 million newborns die annually during their ...

    Authors: Akash Bang, Roopa Bellad, Peter Gisore, Patricia Hibberd, Archana Patel, Shivaprasad Goudar, Fabian Esamai, Norman Goco, Sreelatha Meleth, Richard J Derman, Edward A Liechty, Elizabeth McClure, Waldemar A Carlo and Linda L Wright
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:116
  46. Iron deficiency is a common nutritional deficiency amongst women of childbearing age. Peri-partum iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) is associated with significant maternal, fetal and infant morbidity. Current opti...

    Authors: Bernd Froessler, Joshua Collingwood, Nicolette A Hodyl and Gustaaf Dekker
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:115
  47. Neonatal mortality has remained resistant to change in the wake of declining child mortality. Suboptimal newborn care practices are predisposing factors to neonatal mortality. Adherence to four ANC consultatio...

    Authors: Richard Mangwi Ayiasi, Simon Kasasa, Bart Criel, Christopher Garimoi Orach and Patrick Kolsteren
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:114
  48. Cardiovascular adaptions, such as cardiac and uterine spiral arterial remodeling, and aortic arterial stiffening during pregnancy have been extensively investigated, while the interactions between the elastic ...

    Authors: Li-Jun Yuan, Yun-You Duan, Dan Xue, Tie-Sheng Cao and Ning Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:113
  49. Congenital malformations occur in 3-4% of live births. Their prenatal detection is performed by ultrasound screening. Any announcement about a suspected malformation is a source of stress for the parents, and ...

    Authors: Anne Debost-Legrand, Hélène Laurichesse-Delmas, Christine Francannet, Isabelle Perthus, Didier Lémery, Denis Gallot and Françoise Vendittelli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:112
  50. Research directed to optimizing maternal nutrition commencing prior to conception remains very limited, despite suggestive evidence of its importance in addition to ensuring an optimal nutrition environment in...

    Authors: K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Jamie E Westcott, Ana Garces, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Balachandra S Kodkany, Omrana Pasha, Antoinette Tshefu, Carl L Bose, Lester Figueroa, Robert L Goldenberg, Richard J Derman, Jacob E Friedman, Daniel N Frank, Elizabeth M McClure, Kristen Stolka…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:111

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