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  1. Available data suggest that body dissatisfaction is common during pregnancy and may even be a precursor to post-natal depression. However, in order to accurately identify at-risk women, it is essential to firs...

    Authors: Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Helen Skouteris, Brittany Watson and Briony Hill
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:91
  2. Preterm-low birth weight delivery is a major cause of infant morbidity and mortality in sub Saharan Africa and has been linked to poor periodontal health during pregnancy. This study investigated predisposing ...

    Authors: Margaret Wandera, Anne N Åstrøm, Isaac Okullo and James K Tumwine
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:90
  3. The absence of robust evidence of safety of medicines in pregnancy, particularly those for major diseases provided by public health programmes in developing countries, has resulted in cautious recommendations ...

    Authors: Ushma Mehta, Christine Clerk, Elizabeth Allen, Mackensie Yore, Esperança Sevene, Jan Singlovic, Max Petzold, Viviana Mangiaterra, Elizabeth Elefant, Frank M Sullivan, Lewis B Holmes and Melba Gomes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:89
  4. There is evidence that traumatic birth experiences are associated with psychological impairments. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of childbirth-related post-traumatic stress symptoms and its obstet...

    Authors: Maryam Modarres, Sedigheh Afrasiabi, Parvin Rahnama and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:88
  5. The use of mother’s own breast milk during initial hospitalization has a positive impact not only in reducing potential serious neonatal morbidities but also contribute to improvements in neurodevelopmental outco...

    Authors: Elizabeth V Asztalos, Marsha Campbell-Yeo, Orlando P daSilva, Alex Kiss, David C Knoppert and Shinya Ito
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:87
  6. Maternal mortality among poor rural women in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is among the highest in Southeast Asia, in part because only 15% give birth at health facilities. This study explored...

    Authors: Vanphanom Sychareun, Visanou Hansana, Vatsana Somphet, Sisouvanh Xayavong, Alongkone Phengsavanh and Rebecca Popenoe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:86
  7. Vaginal birth after Caesarean section (VBAC) is a relevant question for a large number of women due to the internationally rising Caesarean section (CS) rate. There is a great deal of research based on quantit...

    Authors: Ingela Lundgren, Cecily Begley, Mechthild M Gross and Terese Bondas
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:85
  8. Few studies have investigated the impact of sexual violence on health during pregnancy. We examined the association between sexual violence and the reporting of physical symptoms during pregnancy.

    Authors: Mirjam Lukasse, Lena Henriksen, Siri Vangen and Berit Schei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:83
  9. To determine whether patients with placenta previa who delivered preterm have an increased risk for recurrent spontaneous preterm birth.

    Authors: Offer Erez, Lena Novack, Vered Klaitman, Idit Erez-Weiss, Ruthy Beer-Weisel, Doron Dukler and Moshe Mazor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:82
  10. Diabetes is increasing in prevalence globally, notably amongst populations from low- and middle- income countries. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus(GDM), a precursor for type 2 diabetes, is increasing in line wit...

    Authors: Jane E Hirst, Thach Son Tran, My An T Do, Forsyth Rowena, Jonathan M Morris and Heather E Jeffery
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:81
  11. After more than two decades of the Safe Motherhood Initiative and Millennium Development Goals aimed at reducing maternal mortality, women continue to die in childbirth at unacceptably high rates in Pakistan. ...

    Authors: Zubia Mumtaz, Sarah Salway, Laura Shanner, Shakila Zaman and Lory Laing
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:80
  12. Preterm birth is a global problem, with a prevalence of 8 to 12% depending on location. Several large trials and systematic reviews have shown progestogens to be effective in preventing or delaying preterm bir...

    Authors: Jane E Norman, Andrew Shennan, Phillip Bennett, Steven Thornton, Stephen Robson, Neil Marlow, John Norrie, Stavros Petrou, Neil Sebire, Tina Lavender and Sonia Whyte
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:79
  13. Obstetrical interventions, including caesarean sections, are increasing in Canada. Canadian women’s psychological states, fatigue, and sleep have not been examined prospectively for contributions to obstetric ...

    Authors: Wendy A Hall, Kathrin Stoll, Eileen K Hutton and Helen Brown
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:78
  14. As discontinuation in in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs has been associated with a poor prognosis, one hypothesis is that some couple-specific predictive factors in IVF may be shared with opposite effect by b...

    Authors: Pénélope Troude, Sophie Ancelet, Juliette Guibert, Jean-Luc Pouly, Jean Bouyer and Elise de La Rochebrochard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:77
  15. Good nutrition is essential for increasing survival rates of infants. This study explored infant feeding practices in a resource-poor setting and assessed implications for future interventions focused on impro...

    Authors: Raymond Akawire Aborigo, Cheryl A Moyer, Sarah Rominski, Philip Adongo, John Williams, Gideon Logonia, Gideon Affah, Abraham Hodgson and Cyril Engmann
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:76
  16. Perinatal research on anxiety and depression has primarily focused on mothers. We have limited knowledge of fathers’ anxiety during the perinatal period yet there is evidence that the parenting capacity of a p...

    Authors: Jenny Tohotoa, Bruce Maycock, Yvonne L Hauck, Satvinder Dhaliwal, Peter Howat, Sharyn Burns and Colin W Binns
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:75
  17. Reduction of maternal mortality is a global priority particularly in developing countries including Ethiopia where maternal mortality ratio is one of the highest in the world. The key to reducing maternal mort...

    Authors: Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra, Fekadu Mazengia Alemu and Solomon Meseret Woldeyohannes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:74
  18. Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is a very important mode of HIV transmission for children. Well-functioning and accessible health facility and knowledge on mother to child transmission of HIV are a prerequ...

    Authors: Marelign Tilahun Malaju and Getu Degu Alene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:73
  19. Giant placental chorioangiomas have been associated with a number of severe fetal complications and high perinatal mortality.

    Authors: Lutgardo García-Díaz, Práxedes Carreto, Susana Costa-Pereira and Guillermo Antiñolo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:72
  20. The costs of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) screening have been frequently reported, but total GDM-related health care costs compared to the health care costs of women without GDM have not been reported. ...

    Authors: Päivi Kolu, Jani Raitanen, Pekka Rissanen and Riitta Luoto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:71
  21. Antenatal care (ANC) provides an important opportunity for pregnant women with a wide range of interventions and is considered as an important basic component of reproductive health care.

    Authors: Angelo S Nyamtema, Alise Bartsch-de Jong, David P Urassa, Jaap P Hagen and Jos van Roosmalen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:70
  22. The effect of pregnancy intention on post-natal practices like breastfeeding is still poorly understood in the Philippines. In this light, this study aims to determine the association between pregnancy intenti...

    Authors: Valerie Gilbert T Ulep and Maridel P Borja
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:69
  23. Two out of three neonatal deaths occur in just 10 countries and Pakistan stands third among them. Maternal mortality is also high with most deaths occurring during labor, birth, and first few hours after birth...

    Authors: Muhammad Amir Khan, Shirin Mirza, Maqsood Ahmed, Akhtar Rasheed, Amanullah Khan, John Walley and Nailah Nisar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:67
  24. The use of maternal health services, known as an indirect indicator of perinatal death, is still unknown in Lubumbashi. The present study was therefore undertaken in order to determine the factors that influen...

    Authors: Abel Ntambue ML, Françoise Malonga K, Michèle Dramaix-Wilmet and Philippe Donnen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:66
  25. Shivering and fever are common side effects of misoprostol. An unexpectedly high rate of fever above 40°C was documented among Ecuadorian women given treatment with 800mcg of sublingual misoprostol to manage p...

    Authors: Wilfrido León, Jill Durocher, Gustavo Barrera, Ernesto Pinto and Beverly Winikoff
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:65
  26. The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing worldwide. GDM and the risks associated with GDM lead to increased health care costs and losses in productivity. The objective of this study ...

    Authors: Nicolette Oostdam, Judith Bosmans, Maurice GAJ Wouters, Elisabeth MW Eekhoff, Willem van Mechelen and Mireille NM van Poppel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:64
  27. Pain relief during labour is a topic of major interest in the Netherlands. Epidural analgesia is considered to be the most effective method of pain relief and recommended as first choice. However its uptake by...

    Authors: Liv M Freeman, Kitty WM Bloemenkamp, Maureen TM Franssen, Dimitri NM Papatsonis, Petra J Hajenius, Marloes E van Huizen, Henk A Bremer, Eline SA van den Akker, Mallory D Woiski, Martina M Porath, Erik van Beek, Nico Schuitemaker, Paulien CM van der Salm, Bianca F Fong, Celine Radder, Caroline J Bax…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:63
  28. Infants born late preterm (34 + 0 to 36 + 6 weeks GA (gestational age)) are known to have higher neonatal morbidity than term (37 + 0 to 41 + 6 weeks GA) infants. There is emerging evidence that these risks ma...

    Authors: Chelsea A Ruth, Noralou Roos, Elske Hildes-Ripstein and Marni Brownell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:62
  29. Specific genetic contributions for preeclampsia (PE) are currently unknown. This genome-wide association study (GWAS) aims to identify maternal single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and copy-number variants (...

    Authors: Linlu Zhao, Elizabeth W Triche, Kyle M Walsh, Michael B Bracken, Audrey F Saftlas, Josephine Hoh and Andrew T Dewan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:61
  30. Reducing maternal and child mortality requires focused attention on better access, utilisation and coverage of good quality health services and interventions aimed at improving maternal and newborn health amon...

    Authors: Layla Younes, Tanja AJ Houweling, Kishwar Azad, Anthony Costello and Edward Fottrell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:60
  31. While the reduction in infants’ prone sleeping has led to a temporal decline in Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), some aspects of this trend remain unexplained. We assessed whether changes in the gestationa...

    Authors: Sarka Lisonkova, Jennifer A Hutcheon and KS Joseph
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:59
  32. Diabetes during pregnancy can lead to severe risks for both mother and fetus when it is not managed properly. The use of rigorously developed guidelines with a robust implementation process can have a positive...

    Authors: Marjolein JE Greuter, Nathalie MA van Emmerik, Maurice GAJ Wouters and Maurits W van Tulder
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:58
  33. The accurate assessment and appropriate repair of birth related perineal trauma require high levels of skill and competency, with evidence based guideline recommendations available to inform UK midwifery pract...

    Authors: Debra E Bick, Khaled M Ismail, Sue Macdonald, Peter Thomas, Sue Tohill and Christine Kettle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:57
  34. Anaemia, in particular due to iron deficiency, is common in pregnancy with associated negative outcomes for mother and infant. However, there is evidence of significant variation in management. The objectives ...

    Authors: Jacqui A Parker, Filipa Barroso, Simon J Stanworth, Helen Spiby, Sally Hopewell, Carolyn J Doree, Mary J Renfrew and Shubha Allard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:56

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