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  1. Exclusive breastfeeding is an important component of child survival and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in resource-poor settings like Malawi. In Malawi, children under the age of six months ...

    Authors: Ursula K Kafulafula, Mary K Hutchinson, Susan Gennaro, Sally Guttmacher and Andrew Kumitawa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:203
  2. Excessive weight gain during pregnancy is a major risk factor for macrosomia (high birth weight delivery). This study aimed to explore views about weight gain and lifestyle practices during pregnancy among wom...

    Authors: Emily Heery, Áine McConnon, Cecily C Kelleher, Patrick G Wall and Fionnuala M McAuliffe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:202
  3. Prior reports suggest a link between gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) and gastrointestinal function. The aim of the study was to prospectively investigate women subjected to in vitro fertilization (IVF) u...

    Authors: Oskar Hammar, Bodil Roth, Mariette Bengtsson, Thomas Mandl and Bodil Ohlsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:201
  4. The London Measure of Unplanned Pregnancy (LMUP) is a new and psychometrically valid measure of pregnancy intention that was developed in the United Kingdom. An improved understanding of pregnancy intention in...

    Authors: Jennifer Hall, Geraldine Barrett, Nicholas Mbwana, Andrew Copas, Address Malata and Judith Stephenson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:200
  5. Past studies suggest that maternal vitamin D intake during pregnancy may protect against child wheeze but studies on asthma are limited. Our objective was to examine the relation between intake of vitamin D in...

    Authors: Ekaterina Maslova, Susanne Hansen, Camilla B Jensen, Andrew L Thorne-Lyman, Marin Strøm and Sjurdur F Olsen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:199
  6. Authors: Mieke LG ten Eikelder, Femke Neervoort, Katrien Oude Rengerink, Gert J van Baaren, Marta Jozwiak, Jan-Willem de Leeuw, Irene de Graaf, Maria G van Pampus, Maureen Franssen, Martijn Oudijk, Paulien van der Salm, Mallory Woiski, Paula JM Pernet, A Hanneke Feitsma, Huib van Vliet, Martina Porath…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:183

    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:67

  7. The use of the ketogenic diet (KD) among women of child-bearing age has been increasing, leading to increased interest in identifying the diet’s suitability during gestation. To date, no studies have thoroughl...

    Authors: Dafna Sussman, Jacob Ellegood and Mark Henkelman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:198
  8. Women in high-resource countries often postpone childbearing. Postponed childbearing may lead to increased health risks for both mother and child and may also result in childlessness. Attitudes among men and w...

    Authors: Malin Söderberg, Ingela Lundgren, Kyllike Christensson and Ingegerd Hildingsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:197
  9. According to the Office for National Statistics, approximately a quarter of women giving birth in England and Wales are from minority ethnic groups. Previous work has indicated that these women have poorer pre...

    Authors: Jane Henderson, Haiyan Gao and Maggie Redshaw
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:196
  10. Antenatal magnesium sulphate, widely used in obstetrics to improve maternal and infant outcomes, may be associated with adverse effects for the mother sufficient for treatment cessation. This systematic review...

    Authors: Emily S Bain, Philippa F Middleton and Caroline A Crowther
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:195
  11. At present, there are no guidelines on prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage in primary midwifery care in the Netherlands. The first step towards implementing guidelines is the development of a s...

    Authors: Marrit Smit, Susanne IC Sindram, Mallory Woiski, Johanna M Middeldorp and Jos van Roosmalen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:194
  12. There are several barriers for pregnant women to deliver in a health care facility. This prospective cohort study investigated factors affecting facility delivery and reasons for unplanned place of delivery af...

    Authors: Rajendra Karkee, Colin W Binns and Andy H Lee
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:193
  13. International studies suggest that breastfeeding interventions in primary care are more effective than usual care in increasing short and long term breastfeeding rates. Interventions that combine pre- and post...

    Authors: Jenny Ingram
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:192
  14. Childbirth fear has received considerable attention in Scandinavian countries, and the United Kingdom, but not in Australia. For first-time mothers, fear is often linked to a perceived lack of control and disb...

    Authors: Jennifer Fenwick, Jenny Gamble, Debra K Creedy, Anne Buist, Erika Turkstra, Anne Sneddon, Paul A Scuffham, Elsa L Ryding, Vivian Jarrett and Jocelyn Toohill
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:190
  15. Maternal morbidity and mortality remains high in Uganda; largely due to inadequate antenatal care (ANC), low skilled deliveries and poor quality of other maternal health services. In order to address both the ...

    Authors: Michael Ediau, Rhoda K Wanyenze, Simba Machingaidze, George Otim, Alex Olwedo, Robert Iriso and Nazarius M Tumwesigye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:189
  16. Previous studies carried out in our laboratories have demonstrated impaired drug permeation in diabetic animals. In this study the permeation of diazepam (after a single dose of 5 mg/day, administered intramus...

    Authors: Mladena Lalic-Popovic, Jovana Paunkovic, Zorica Grujic, Svetlana Golocorbin-Kon, Hani Al-Salami and Momir Mikov
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:188
  17. We examined how two indicators of partner involvement, relationship type and paternal support, influenced the risk of pregnancy outcomes (preterm birth, low birth weight) and health behaviors (prenatal care, d...

    Authors: Jennifer K Straughen, Cleopatra H Caldwell, Alford A Young Jr and Dawn P Misra
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:187
  18. An evidence-based strategy exists to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality associated with severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E), but it may be difficult to implement in low-resource settings. This study exa...

    Authors: Young Mi Kim, Nasratullah Ansari, Adrienne Kols, Hannah Tappis, Sheena Currie, Partamin Zainullah, Patricia Bailey, Jos van Roosmalen and Jelle Stekelenburg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:186
  19. Maternal and infant mortality rates in the district of Chitral in Pakistan are alarmingly high. One of the major reasons for this is the inability of women to access skilled care due to the high costs associat...

    Authors: Qayyum Ali Noorani, Iqbal Azam, Babar T Shaikh, Tharanga Ranasinghe, Shazia Abbas, Shakeela Wali, Paul Rippey and Wajiha Javed
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:185
  20. Women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are at increased risk for developing prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). To date, there have been few interdisciplinary interventio...

    Authors: Diane C Berry, Madeline Neal, Emily G Hall, Todd A Schwartz, Sarah Verbiest, Karen Bonuck, William Goodnight, Seth Brody, Karen F Dorman, Mary K Menard and Alison M Stuebe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:184
  21. Stillbirth classifications use various strategies to synthesise information associated with fetal demise with the aim of identifying key causes for the death. RECODE is a hierarchical classification of death-r...

    Authors: Anne Ego, Jennifer Zeitlin, Pierre Batailler, Séverine Cornec, Anne Fondeur, Marion Baran-Marszak, Pierre-Simon Jouk, Thierry Debillon and Christine Cans
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:182
  22. Politics plays a critical role in agenda setting in health affairs; therefore, understanding the priorities of the political agenda in health is very important. The political priority for safe motherhood has b...

    Authors: Tej Ram Jat, Prakash Ramchandra Deo, Isabel Goicolea, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Miguel San Sebastian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:181
  23. Many European countries including Ireland lack high quality, on-going, population based estimates of maternal behaviours and experiences during pregnancy. PRAMS is a CDC surveillance program which was establis...

    Authors: Linda M O’Keeffe, Patricia M Kearney and Richard A Greene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:180
  24. Becoming a parent of a preterm baby requiring neonatal care constitutes an extraordinary life situation in which parenting begins and evolves in a medical and unfamiliar setting. Although there is increasing e...

    Authors: Renée Flacking and Fiona Dykes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:179
  25. Few women in Uganda access intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP). Previous studies have shown that high costs, frequent stock-out of drugs, suppli...

    Authors: Anthony K Mbonye, Stephanie Yanow, Josephine Birungi and Pascal Magnussen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:178
  26. There is a need to have uniformed reporting of perinatal mortality for births following assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment to enable international comparison and benchmarking of ART practice.

    Authors: Elizabeth A Sullivan, Yueping A Wang, Robert J Norman, Georgina M Chambers, Abrar Ahmad Chughtai and Cynthia M Farquhar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:177
  27. Neonatal death accounts for one fifth of all under-five mortality in Uganda. Suboptimal newborn care practices resulting from hypothermia, poor hygiene and delayed initiation of breastfeeding are leading predi...

    Authors: Mangwi Richard Ayiasi, Kathleen Van Royen, Roosmarijn Verstraeten, Lynn Atuyambe, Bart Criel, Christopher Orach Garimoi and Patrick Kolsteren
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:176
  28. It is challenging to obtain high quality obstetric care in a sparsely populated area. In the subarctic region of Norway, significant distances, weather conditions and seasonable darkness have called for a dece...

    Authors: Jan Norum, Anca Heyd, Bente Hjelseth, Tove Svee, Fred A Mürer, Randi Erlandsen and Barthold Vonen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:175
  29. It has been estimated that 9.4% of women giving birth in the United Kingdom have one or more limiting longstanding illness which may cause disability, affecting pregnancy, birth and early parenting. No large s...

    Authors: Maggie Redshaw, Reem Malouf, Haiyan Gao and Ron Gray
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:174
  30. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is known to be more prevalent in spontaneous abortions than in elective terminations of pregnancy. More recently, placental infection with HPV was shown to be associated with spontan...

    Authors: GeumJoon Cho, Kyung-Jin Min, Hye-Ri Hong, SuhngWook Kim, Jin-Hwa Hong, Jae-Kwan Lee, Min-Jeong Oh and HaiJoong Kim
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:173
  31. Fetal movement (FM) counting is a simple and widely used method of assessing fetal well-being. However, little is known about what women perceive as decreased fetal movement (DFM) and how maternally perceived ...

    Authors: Brita Askeland Winje, Jo Røislien, Eli Saastad, Jorid Eide, Christopher Finne Riley, Babill Stray-Pedersen and J Frederik Frøen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:172
  32. Information is still scarce on the birthing experience of women who participate in antenatal systematic education programs. The objective of the study was to report the experience of labor as described by null...

    Authors: Maria Amelia Miquelutti, José Guilherme Cecatti and Maria Yolanda Makuch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:171
  33. In some Western countries, a disturbingly low share of girls has been observed among new-borns from Indian immigrants. Also in Norway, a previous study based on figures from 1969–2005 showed a high percentage ...

    Authors: Marianne Tønnessen, Vebjørn Aalandslid and Terje Skjerpen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:170
  34. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) characterized by excessive nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy, is reported to be associated with increased risks for low birthweight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB), small-for-gestat...

    Authors: Åse V Vikanes, Nathalie C Støer, Per Magnus and Andrej M Grjibovski
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:169
  35. Cesarean sections are the most common surgical procedure for women in the United States. Of the over 4 million births a year, one in three are now delivered in this manner and the risk adjusted prevalence rate...

    Authors: Joyce K Edmonds, Revital Yehezkel, Xun Liao and Tiffany A Moore Simas
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:168
  36. Indigenous Australians experience significantly disproportionate poorer health outcomes compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts. Despite the recognised importance of maternal infant health (MIH), there i...

    Authors: Sue Kildea, Helen Stapleton, Rebecca Murphy, Machellee Kosiak and Kristen Gibbons
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:167
  37. Perinatal mortality is known to be high in Sub-Saharan Africa. Some women may carry a particularly high risk which would be reflected in a high recurrence risk. We aim to estimate the recurrence risk of perina...

    Authors: Michael J Mahande, Anne K Daltveit, Blandina T Mmbaga, Joseph Obure, Gileard Masenga, Rachel Manongi and Rolv T Lie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:166
  38. Caesarean delivery has increased worldwide, however, the effects on fertility are largely unknown. This systematic review aims to compare subsequent sub-fertility (time to next pregnancy or birth) among women ...

    Authors: Sinéad M O’Neill, Patricia M Kearney, Louise C Kenny, Tine B Henriksen, Jennifer E Lutomski, Richard A Greene and Ali S Khashan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:165
  39. In Burundi, the annual incidence of obstetric fistula is estimated to be 0.2-0.5% of all deliveries, with 1000–2000 new cases per year. Despite this relatively high incidence, national capacity for identifying...

    Authors: Katie Tayler-Smith, Rony Zachariah, Marcel Manzi, Wilma van den Boogaard, An Vandeborne, Aristide Bishinga, Eva De Plecker, Vincent Lambert, Bavo Christiaens, Gamaliel Sinabajije, Miguel Trelles, Stephan Goetghebuer, Tony Reid and Anthony Harries
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:164
  40. Continuous support in labour has a significant impact on a range of clinical outcomes, though whether the quality and quantity of support behaviours affects the strength of this impact has not yet been establi...

    Authors: Mary C Ross-Davie, Helen Cheyne and Catherine Niven
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:163
  41. Quality of intrapartum care is an important intervention towards increasing clients’ utilization of skilled attendance at birth and accelerating improvements in newborn’s and maternal survival and wellbeing. E...

    Authors: Omar Kigenyi, Getachew B Tefera, Elizabeth Nabiwemba and Christopher G Orach
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:162
  42. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. Failure to detect intrauterine growth restriction in women a...

    Authors: Attila Molvarec, Nóra Gullai, Balázs Stenczer, Gergely Fügedi, Bálint Nagy and János Rigó Jr
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:161
  43. Health authorities in numerous countries recommend periconceptional folic acid to pregnant women to prevent neural tube defects. The objective of this study was to examine the association of folic acid supplem...

    Authors: Verena Sengpiel, Jonas Bacelis, Ronny Myhre, Solveig Myking, Aase Devold Pay, Margaretha Haugen, Anne-Lise Brantsæter, Helle Margrete Meltzer, Roy M Nilsen, Per Magnus, Stein Emil Vollset, Staffan Nilsson and Bo Jacobsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:160

    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:202

  44. Preeclampsia is a disease with great variability in incidence across the world. The mortality is higher in lower income countries, where it is the leading cause of maternal mortality. This study aimed to deter...

    Authors: Edailna Maria de Melo Dantas, Flávio Venicio Marinho Pereira, José Wilton Queiroz, Diogo Luis de Melo Dantas, Gloria Regina Gois Monteiro, Priya Duggal, Maria de Fatima Azevedo, Selma Maria Bezerra Jeronimo and Ana Cristina Pinheiro Fernandes Araújo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:159
  45. Few studies have evaluated the prevalence of HBV in the general Cameroonian population or among antenatal attendants. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, correlates and patterns of Hepatitis...

    Authors: Nelson J Fomulu, Frederick LI Morfaw, Judith N Torimiro, Philip Nana, Mve V Koh and Takang William
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:158
  46. In Western countries, active maternal smoking during pregnancy is recognized as the most important preventable risk factor for adverse birth outcomes. However, the effect of passive maternal smoking is less cl...

    Authors: Yoshihiro Miyake, Keiko Tanaka and Masashi Arakawa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:157
  47. Early-onset Group B haemolytic streptococcus infection (EOGBS) is an important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in the first week of life. Primary prevention of EOGBS is possible with intra-partum ant...

    Authors: Diny GE Kolkman, Marlies EB Rijnders, Maurice GAJ Wouters, M Elske van den Akker-van Marle, CPB Kitty van der Ploeg, Christianne JM de Groot and Margot AH Fleuren
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:155
  48. Antenatal preparation programmes are recommended worldwide to promote a healthy pregnancy and greater autonomy during labor and delivery, prevent physical discomfort and high levels of anxiety. The objective o...

    Authors: Maria Amélia Miquelutti, José Guilherme Cecatti and Maria Yolanda Makuch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:154

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