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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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

  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Most countries recommend planned cesarean section in breech deliveries, which is considered safer than vaginal delivery. As one of few countries in the western world Norway has continued to practice planned va...

    Authors: Ingvild Vistad, Milada Cvancarova, Berit L Hustad and Tore Henriksen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:153
  19. For clinicians, it is important to rely on accurate laboratory results for patient care and optimal use of health care resources. We sought to explore our observations that urine protein:creatinine ratios (PrC...

    Authors: Dane A De Silva, Anne C Halstead, Anne-Marie Côté, Yasser Sabr, Peter von Dadelszen and Laura A Magee
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:152
  20. Excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) is associated with short- and long-term health problems among mothers and their offspring. There is a strong need for effective intervention strategies targeting excessi...

    Authors: Kathrin Rauh, Elisabeth Gabriel, Eva Kerschbaum, Tibor Schuster, Ruediger von Kries, Ulrike Amann-Gassner and Hans Hauner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:151
  21. In settings where sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV prevalence is high, the postpartum period is a time of increased biological susceptibility to pregnancy related sepsis. Enabling women living with...

    Authors: Charlotte E Warren, Timothy Abuya and Ian Askew
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:150
  22. Pregnancy in adolescence tends to repeat over generations. This event has been little studied in middle and low-income societies undergoing a rapid epidemiological transition. To assess this association it is ...

    Authors: Alexandre Archanjo Ferraro, Viviane Cunha Cardoso, Aline Pires Barbosa, Antônio Augusto Moura Da Silva, Carlos Augusto Faria, Valdinar Souza De Ribeiro, Heloisa Bettiol and Marco Antonio Barbieri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:149
  23. Complex interventions in obese pregnant women should be theoretically based, feasible and shown to demonstrate anticipated behavioural change prior to inception of large randomised controlled trials (RCTs). Th...

    Authors: Lucilla Poston, Annette L Briley, Suzanne Barr, Ruth Bell, Helen Croker, Kirstie Coxon, Holly N Essex, Claire Hunt, Louise Hayes, Louise M Howard, Nina Khazaezadeh, Tarja Kinnunen, Scott M Nelson, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Stephen C Robson, Naveed Sattar…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:148
  24. In Norway almost all pregnant women attend one routine ultrasound examination. Detection of fetal structural anomalies triggers psychological stress responses in the women affected. Despite the frequent use of...

    Authors: Anne Kaasen, Anne Helbig, Ulrik Fredrik Malt, Tormod Naes, Hans Skari and Guttorm Nils Haugen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:147
  25. Antenatal care (ANC) is a key strategy to decreasing maternal mortality in low-resource settings. ANC clinics provide resources to improve nutrition and health knowledge and promote preventive health practices...

    Authors: Nandita Perumal, Donald C Cole, Hermann Z Ouédraogo, Kirimi Sindi, Cornelia Loechl, Jan Low, Carol Levin, Christine Kiria, Jaameeta Kurji and Mary Oyunga
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:146
  26. Significant health inequities exist around maternal and infant health for Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. The infants of Māori are more likely to die in their first year of life and also have high...

    Authors: Sara Filoche, Susan Garrett, James Stanley, Sally Rose, Bridget Robson, C Raina Elley and Bev Lawton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:145
  27. Reduced length of hospital stay following childbirth has placed increasing demands on community-based post-birth care services in Australia. Queensland is one of several states in Australia in which nurses are...

    Authors: Maria Zadoroznyj, Wendy Brodribb, Lauren Falconer, Lauren Pearce, Casey Northam and Sue Kruske
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:144
  28. Maternal overweight and obesity are associated with slower labour progress and increased caesarean delivery for failure to progress. Obesity is also associated with hyperlipidaemia and cholesterol inhibits myo...

    Authors: Elaine M Fyfe, Karen S Rivers, John MD Thompson, Kamala PL Thiyagarajan, Katie M Groom, Gustaaf A Dekker and Lesley ME McCowan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:143
  29. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is an increasing problem world-wide. Lifestyle interventions and/or vitamin D supplementation might help prevent GDM in some women.

    Authors: Judith GM Jelsma, Mireille NM van Poppel, Sander Galjaard, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Roland Devlieger, Andre van Assche, Dirk Timmerman, Goele Jans, Jurgen Harreiter, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R Mathiesen, Dorte M Jensen, Liselotte Andersen, Fidelma Dunne…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:142
  30. Maternal morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa remains high despite global efforts to reduce it. In order to lower maternal morbidity and mortality in the immediate term, reduction of delay in the prov...

    Authors: Ellen JT Nelissen, Estomih Mduma, Hege L Ersdal, Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Jos JM van Roosmalen and Jelle Stekelenburg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:141
  31. Caesarean section (CS) has short and long-term health effects for both the woman and her baby. One of the greatest contributors to the CS rate is elective repeat CS. Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is an ...

    Authors: Caroline SE Homer, Karyn Besley, Jennifer Bell, Deborah Davis, Jon Adams, Alison Porteous and Maralyn Foureur
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:140
  32. The epidural route is still considered the gold standard for labour analgesia, although it is not without serious consequences when incorrect placement goes unrecognized, e.g. in case of intravascular, intrath...

    Authors: Peter Kranke, Thierry Girard, Patricia Lavand’homme, Andrea Melber, Johanna Jokinen, Ralf M Muellenbach, Johannes Wirbelauer and Arnd Hönig
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:139
  33. Over the past decades, attachment research has predominantly focused on the attachment relationship that infants develop with their parents or that adults had with their own parents. Far less is known about th...

    Authors: Hedwig JA van Bakel, A Janneke BM Maas, Charlotte MJM Vreeswijk and Ad JJM Vingerhoets
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:138
  34. Despite the pregnancy complications related to home births, homes remain yet major place of delivery in Pakistan and 65 percent of totals births take place at home. This work analyses the determinants of place...

    Authors: Sajid Amin Javed, Muhammad Danish Anjum, Waqas Imran, Azad Haider, Ayesha Shiraz, Farzana Shaheen and Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:137
  35. Every year an estimated three million neonates die globally and two hundred thousand of these deaths occur in Pakistan. Majority of these neonates die in rural areas of underdeveloped countries from preventabl...

    Authors: Ali Turab, Shabina Ariff, Muhammad A Habib, Imran Ahmed, Masawar Hussain, Akhtar Rashid, Zahid Memon, Mohammad I Khan, Sajid Soofi and Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:136
  36. Depression in pregnancy has adverse health outcomes for mothers and children. The magnitude and risk factors of maternal depression during pregnancy is less known in developing countries. This study examines t...

    Authors: Yohannes Dibaba, Mesganaw Fantahun and Michelle J Hindin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:135
  37. Poor utilisation of facility-based antenatal and delivery care services in Kenya hampers reduction of maternal mortality. Studies suggest that the participation of men in antenatal and delivery care is associa...

    Authors: Titus K Kwambai, Stephanie Dellicour, Meghna Desai, Charles A Ameh, Bobbie Person, Florence Achieng, Linda Mason, Kayla F Laserson and Feiko O ter Kuile
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:134
  38. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as a glucose intolerance of variable severity occurring or diagnosed for the first time during pregnancy. Numerous epidemiological studies show that this disorder...

    Authors: Barbara Kaiser, Chantal Razurel and Emilien Jeannot
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:133
  39. Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) is a common condition. The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between response to antiemetics in the treatment of NVP and genetic polymorphisms in th...

    Authors: Amalia S Lehmann, Jamie L Renbarger, Catherine L McCormick, Ariel R Topletz, Carrie Rouse and David M Haas
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:132
  40. Gestational primary hyperparathyroidism is associated with serious maternal and neonatal complications, which require prompt surgical treatment. Minimally invasive parathyroidectomy reduces pain, improves cosm...

    Authors: Cino Bendinelli, Shane Nebauer, Tuan Quach, Shaun Mcgrath and Shamasunder Acharya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:130
  41. Significant and persistent racial and income disparities in birth outcomes exist in the US. The analyses in this manuscript examine whether adverse birth outcome time trends and associations between area-level...

    Authors: Shia T Kent, Leslie A McClure, Ben F Zaitchik and Julia M Gohlke
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:129
  42. Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) isoenzymes are required for adenosine triphosphate production, with each of five different isoenzymes having varying proficiencies in anaerobic versus aerobic environments. With adv...

    Authors: Jeremy L Neal, Nancy K Lowe and Elizabeth J Corwin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:128
  43. Screening for Hepatitis B and C during pregnancy may help to decide on appropriate antiviral therapy and the institution of steps to minimize vertical transmission to the newborn infants.

    Authors: Entisar A Murad, Suad M Babiker, Gasim I Gasim, Duria A Rayis and Ishag Adam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:127
  44. Cardiovascular disease is associated with major morbidity and mortality in women in the Western world. Prediction of an individual cardiovascular disease risk in young women is difficult. It is known that wome...

    Authors: Wietske Hermes, Jouke T Tamsma, Diana C Grootendorst, Arie Franx, Joris van der Post, Maria G van Pampus, Kitty WM Bloemenkamp, Martina Porath, Ben W Mol and Christianne JM de Groot
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:126
  45. Lower physical and social functioning in pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of preterm delivery and low birth weight infants, butt few studies have examined racial differences in pregnant women’s p...

    Authors: Li Liu, Rosanna Setse, Ruby Grogan, Neil R Powe and Wanda K Nicholson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:125
  46. Preterm birth is a significant cause of newborn morbidity and mortality and strains society’s healthcare resources due to its long-term effects on the health of the newborn. Prenatal maternal quality of life (...

    Authors: Panchalli Wang, Shwu-Ru Liou and Ching-Yu Cheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:124
  47. Caesarean section(C/S) has been found to increase rates of maternal infectious morbidities five times more than vaginal delivery. The provision of intravenous prophylactic antibiotics 30 to 60 minutes prior to...

    Authors: Fadhili M Lyimo, Anthony N Massinde, Benson R Kidenya, Eveline T Konje and Stephen E Mshana
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:123
  48. The adaption of elastic arteries to transient increase in hemodynamic load in normal pregnancy (NP) remains controversial. The purpose of this study was to investigate the NP carotid remodeling and regional ar...

    Authors: Li-Jun Yuan, Dan Xue, Yun-You Duan, Tie-Sheng Cao and Ning Zhou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:122

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