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  1. Diabetes in pregnancy carries an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for both the mother and foetus, but it also provides an excellent early opportunity for intervention in the life course for both mo...

    Authors: Louise J Maple-Brown, Alex Brown, I-Lynn Lee, Christine Connors, Jeremy Oats, Harold D McIntyre, Cherie Whitbread, Elizabeth Moore, Danielle Longmore, Glynis Dent, Sumaria Corpus, Marie Kirkwood, Stacey Svenson, Paula van Dokkum, Sridhar Chitturi, Sujatha Thomas…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:221
  2. Autoantibody-related congenital heart block (CHB) is an autoimmune condition in which trans placental passage of maternal autoantibodies cause damage to the developing heart conduction system of the foetus.

    Authors: Antonio Di Mauro, Vita Caroli Casavola, Giovanna Favia Guarnieri, Grazia Calderoni, Ettore Cicinelli and Nicola Laforgia
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:220
  3. This study aimed to perform a structural analysis of determinants of risk of critical incidents in care for women with a low risk profile at the start of pregnancy with a view on improving patient safety.

    Authors: Lucie Martijn, Annelies Jacobs, Marianne Amelink-Verburg, Renske Wentzel, Simone Buitendijk and Michel Wensing
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:219
  4. Life transitions often involve complex decisions, challenges and changes that affect diabetes management. Transition to motherhood is a major life event accompanied by increased risk that the pregnancy will le...

    Authors: Bodil Rasmussen, Christel Hendrieckx, Brydie Clarke, Mari Botti, Trisha Dunning, Alicia Jenkins and Jane Speight
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:218
  5. Hypothyroidism and/or autoimmune thyroid disorders (AITD) may contribute to spontaneous abortions (SpA). Cost-effectiveness analyses of thyroid screening in women after SpA are lacking. Our aim was to evaluate...

    Authors: Jana Bartáková, Eliška Potluková, Vladimír Rogalewicz, Tomáš Fait, Dita Schöndorfová, Zdeněk Telička, Jan Krátký and Jan Jiskra
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:217
  6. Achievement of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 for child survival requires acceleration of gains in newborn survival, and current trends in improving maternal health will also fall short of reaching MDG 5 ...

    Authors: Gary L Darmstadt, Tanya Marchant, Mariam Claeson, Win Brown, Saul Morris, France Donnay, Mary Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson, Shirine Voller, Katherine C Teela, Krystyna Makowiecka, Zelee Hill, Lindsay Mangham-Jefferies, Bilal Avan, Neil Spicer, Cyril Engmann…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:216
  7. An estimated 358,000 maternal deaths still occur worldwide each year. The place of delivery is of great significance to the reduction of maternal mortality. Moreover, socio-economic factors, cultural traits, a...

    Authors: Mayo Ono, Akiko Matsuyama, Mohamed Karama and Sumihisa Honda
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:214
  8. Maternal morbidity estimations are not based on well-documented methodologies and thus have limited validity for informing efforts to address the issue and improve maternal health. To fill this gap, maternal m...

    Authors: Rachel C Vanderkruik, Özge Tunçalp, Doris Chou and Lale Say
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:213
  9. Expressing breast milk has become increasingly prevalent, particularly in some developed countries. Concurrently, breast pumps have evolved to be more sophisticated and aesthetically appealing, adapted for dom...

    Authors: Helene M Johns, Della A Forster, Lisa H Amir and Helen L McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:212
  10. Although antenatal care coverage in Ghana is high, there exist gaps in the continued use of maternity care, especially utilization of skilled assistance during delivery. Many pregnant women seek care from diff...

    Authors: Phyllis Dako-Gyeke, Moses Aikins, Richmond Aryeetey, Laura Mccough and Philip Baba Adongo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:211
  11. Small for gestational age (SGA) infants are at increased risk of morbidity and mortality. We sought to identify risk factors associated with SGA and examined the potential for reducing the proportion of infant...

    Authors: Lee K Taylor, Yuen Yi Cathy Lee, Kim Lim, Judy M Simpson, Christine L Roberts and Jonathan Morris
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:210
  12. Trisomy 18 (T18) and trisomy 13 (T13) are the second and third commonest autosomal aneuploidy syndromes respectively. While specific aspects of affected pregnancies have been documented in the literature, few ...

    Authors: Orla A Houlihan and Keelin O’Donoghue
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:209
  13. Obstetric hemorrhage is the leading cause of maternal mortality, particularly in low-resource settings where women face significant delays in accessing definitive treatment. The Non-pneumatic Anti-Shock Garmen...

    Authors: Alison M El Ayadi, Elizabeth Butrick, Jillian Geissler and Suellen Miller
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:208
  14. The goal of Japan’s national “Healthy and Happy Family 21” campaign is to increase the nationwide breastfeeding rate for babies in the first month of life, which is currently below 50%, to a level of 60%. In t...

    Authors: Takashi Yoda, Kenzo Takahashi and Yoshitada Yamauchi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:207
  15. Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide and especially in Latin America. High quality evidence indicates that calcium supplementation during pregnancy signific...

    Authors: Erika Barbosa Camargo, Luci Fabiane Scheffer Moraes, Celsa Moura Souza, Rita Akutsu, Jorge Maia Barreto, Edina Mariko Koga da Silva, Ana Pilar Betrán and Maria Regina Torloni
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:206
  16. Understanding the main values and beliefs that might promote humanized birth practices in the specialized hospitals requires articulating the theoretical knowledge of the social and cultural characteristics of...

    Authors: Roxana Behruzi, Marie Hatem, Lise Goulet, William Fraser and Chizuru Misago
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:205
  17. Since the 1970-ies Sweden has actively developed strategies in social care, education and health care in order to counteract the negative consequences of adolescent parenthood. The aims of this study are to de...

    Authors: Rasmus Birch Tyrberg, Marie Blomberg and Preben Kjølhede
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:204
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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

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  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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

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