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  1. Postpartum depression (PPD) is a common illness, but due to the underlying processes and the diversity of symptoms, some variability is exhibited. The risk of postpartum depression is great if the mother has p...

    Authors: Pirjo Kettunen, Eeva Koistinen and Jukka Hintikka
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:402
  2. Life-threatening events during pregnancy are currently used as a measure to assess quality of obstetric care. The aim of this study is to assess prevalence of near miss cases and maternal deaths, to elucidate ...

    Authors: Ernestina David, Fernanda Machungo, Giovanni Zanconato, Elena Cavaliere, Sidonia Fiosse, Celeste Sululu, Benvinda Chiluvane and Staffan Bergström
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:401
  3. Preterm birth, a leading cause of neonatal death, is more common in multiple births and thus there has being an increasing call for reducing multiple births in ART. However, few studies have compared risk fact...

    Authors: Xu K Xu, Yueping A Wang, Zhuoyang Li, Kei Lui and Elizabeth A Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:406
  4. Approximately 5 in 1,000 deliveries in England and Wales result in stillbirth, with little improvement in figures over the last few decades. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between cli...

    Authors: Nicole Penn, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Laura L Oakley and Pat Doyle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:404
  5. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is still one of the major causes of severe maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Currently, no guideline for PPH occurring in primary midwifery care in the Netherlands is ava...

    Authors: Marrit Smit, Kar-Li L Chan, Johanna M Middeldorp and Jos van Roosmalen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:397
  6. Little attention has been given to the impact of singlehood during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of marital status on diet during pregnancy and pregnancy outcome.

    Authors: Jorunn Farbu, Margaretha Haugen, Helle Margrete Meltzer and Anne Lise Brantsæter
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:396
  7. In common with other countries, teenage pregnancy is attracting policy attention in Sri Lanka because of the risks it poses to maternal and infant health and social and economic well-being. This study aimed to...

    Authors: Neelamani Rajapaksa-Hewageegana, Sarah Maria Salway, Hilary Piercy and Sarath Samarage
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:394
  8. While studies have suggested that depression and HIV-related stigma may impede access to care, a growing body of literature also suggests that access to HIV care itself may help to decrease internalized HIV-re...

    Authors: Bulent Turan, Kristi L Stringer, Maricianah Onono, Elizabeth A Bukusi, Sheri D Weiser, Craig R Cohen and Janet M Turan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:400
  9. Immigrant women may be regarded as a vulnerable population with respect to access and navigation of maternity care services. They may encounter difficulties when accessing culturally safe and appropriate mater...

    Authors: Gina MA Higginbottom, Helen Vallianatos, Joan Forgeron, Donna Gibbons, Fabiana Mamede and Rubina Barolia
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:370
  10. Maternal blood pressures in pregnancy is an important determinant of offspring size at birth. However, the relationship between maternal blood pressures and offspring’s size at birth is not consistent and may ...

    Authors: Wai-Yee Lim, Yung-Seng Lee, Chuen-Seng Tan, Kenneth Kwek, Yap-Seng Chong, Peter D Gluckman, Keith M Godfrey, Seang-Mei Saw and An Pan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:403
  11. The number of preterm birth is increasing worldwide, especially in low income countries. Malawi has the highest incidence of preterm birth in the world, currently estimated at 18.1 percent. The aim of this stu...

    Authors: Austrida Gondwe, Alister C Munthali, Per Ashorn and Ulla Ashorn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:399
  12. The endocannabinoid system plays a key role in female reproduction, including implantation, decidualization and placentation. In the present study, we aimed to analyze cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1), CB2 and fat...

    Authors: Gergely Fügedi, Miklós Molnár, János Rigó, Júlia Schönléber, Ilona Kovalszky and Attila Molvarec
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:395
  13. In the United States, approximately one in 110 pregnancies end in stillbirth affecting more than 26,000 women annually. Women experiencing stillbirth have a threefold greater risk of developing depressive symp...

    Authors: Jennifer Huberty, Jenn A Leiferman, Katherine J Gold, Lacey Rowedder, Joanne Cacciatore and Darya Bonds McClain
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:391
  14. It is important to understand the risk factors for fetal and neonatal mortality which is a major contributor to high under five deaths globally. Fetal and neonatal mortality is a sensitive indicator of materna...

    Authors: Faith Yego, Catherine D’Este, Julie Byles, Paul Nyongesa and Jennifer Stewart Williams
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:389
  15. In Ghana, the site of this study, the maternal mortality ratio and under-five mortality rate remain high indicating the need to focus on maternal and child health programming. Ghana has high use of antenatal c...

    Authors: Ilene S Speizer, William T Story and Kavita Singh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:398
  16. Women of refugee background from Africa are reported to have a greater risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes compared to women born in resettlement countries. However, there is currently little insight into wheth...

    Authors: Melanie Gibson-Helm, Helena Teede, Andrew Block, Michelle Knight, Christine East, Euan M Wallace and Jacqueline Boyle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:392
  17. Nausea and vomiting are common in early pregnancy in 50-90% of pregnant women and resolves in all but 10% of these women. Many obstetricians encounter this problem and should be familiar with the probable outc...

    Authors: Joan Enabulele and Louis Ibhawoh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:388
  18. Recommended screening and brief intervention (SBI) for alcohol use during pregnancy is impeded by high patient loads and limited resources in public health settings. We evaluated the feasibility, acceptability...

    Authors: Madhabika B Nayak, Rachael A Korcha, Lee A Kaskustas and Lyndsay A Avalos
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:379

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:178

  19. Women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and their offsprings are at increased risk of future type 2 diabetes and metabolic abnormalities. Early diagnosis and proper management of GDM, as well as, postpa...

    Authors: Vijayam Balaji, Madhuri S Balaji, Manjula Datta, Rekha Rajendran, Karoline Kragelund Nielsen, Rohini Radhakrishnan, Anil Kapur and Veerasamy Seshiah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:378
  20. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are important causes of morbidity and mortality. The levels of calcium (Ca2+) and magnesium (Mg2+) in pregnancy may implicate their possible role in pregnancy-induced hypertens...

    Authors: Richard Kobina Dadzie Ephraim, Derick Nii Mensah Osakunor, Seth Wiredu Denkyira, Henrietta Eshun, Samuel Amoah and Enoch Odame Anto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:390
  21. The reproductive decisions made by PLHIV and their partners have a long-term consequences for the survival and wellbeing of their families and a society at large. Evidence relating to fertility and reproductiv...

    Authors: Dereje Bayissa Demissie, Bosena Tebeje and Temamen Tesfaye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:382
  22. Antenatal care (ANC) attendance is a strong predictor of maternal outcomes. In Nigeria, government health planners at state level and below have limited access to population-based estimates of ANC coverage and...

    Authors: Khalid Omer, Nshadi John Afi, Moh'd Chadi Baba, Maijiddah Adamu, Sani Abubakar Malami, Angela Oyo-Ita, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:380
  23. Ineffective management of obstetric emergencies contributes significantly to maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Mexico. PRONTO (Programa de Rescate Obstétrico y Neonatal: Tratamiento Óptimo y Oportu...

    Authors: Dilys Walker, Susanna Cohen, Jimena Fritz, Marisela Olvera, Hector Lamadrid-Figueroa, Jessica Greenberg Cowan, Dolores Gonzalez Hernandez, Julia C Dettinger and Jenifer O Fahey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:367
  24. The rate of cesarean delivery in the United States is variable across geographic areas. The aims of this study are two-fold: (1) to determine whether the geographic variation in cesarean delivery rate is consi...

    Authors: Rachel Mosher Henke, Lauren M Wier, William D Marder, Bernard S Friedman and Herbert S Wong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:387
  25. The purpose was to examine the association between paternal race/ethnicity and very low birth weight stratified by maternal race/ethnicity.

    Authors: Kimberly G Fulda, Anita K Kurian, Elizabeth Balyakina and Micky M Moerbe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:385
  26. It is well accepted that the gravid state is hypercoagulable and a significant cause of both maternal morbidity and mortality in the Western world. Although thrombin generation is reported to be increased in p...

    Authors: Jignesh P Patel, Raj K Patel, Lara N Roberts, Michael S Marsh, Bruce Green, J Graham Davies and Roopen Arya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:384
  27. Maternal-fetal relationships have been associated with psychosocial outcomes for women and children, but there has been a lack of conceptual clarity about the nature of the maternal relationship with the unbor...

    Authors: Judi Walsh, Erica G Hepper and Benjamin J Marshall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:383
  28. Every year, more than a million of the world's newborns die on their first day of life; as many as two-thirds of these deaths could be saved with essential care at birth and the early newborn period. Simple in...

    Authors: Christina Lulu Makene, Marya Plotkin, Sheena Currie, Dunstan Bishanga, Patience Ugwi, Henry Louis, Kiholeth Winani and Brett D Nelson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:381
  29. Surveillance of drug quality for antibiotics, antiretrovirals, antimalarials and vaccines is better established than surveillance for maternal health drugs in low-income countries, particularly uterotonic drug...

    Authors: Cynthia Stanton, Deepak Nitya Nand, Alissa Koski, Ellie Mirzabagi, Steve Brooke, Breanne Grady and Luke C Mullany
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:386
  30. This study aimed to assess fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) among RhD negative pregnant mothers using two techniques, Kleihauer-Betke (KBT) and Flow cytometry (FCM). To determine if patient-specific doses of prop...

    Authors: Fekadu Urgessa, Aster Tsegaye, Yirgu Gebrehiwot and Asaye Birhanu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:358
  31. Breastfeeding is recognised as the optimal method for feeding infants with health gains made by reducing infectious diseases in infancy; and chronic diseases, including obesity, in childhood, adolescence and a...

    Authors: Danielle Gallegos, Rebekah Russell-Bennett, Josephine Previte and Joy Parkinson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:374
  32. Midwives are an influential profession and a key group in informing women about alcohol consumption in pregnancy and its consequences. There are no current quantitative Australian data on midwives' knowledge, ...

    Authors: Janet M Payne, Rochelle E Watkins, Heather M Jones, Tracy Reibel, Raewyn Mutch, Amanda Wilkins, Julie Whitlock and Carol Bower
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:377
  33. In India a lack of access to emergency obstetric care contributes to maternal deaths. In 2005 Gujarat state launched a public-private partnership (PPP) programme, Chiranjeevi Yojana (CY), under which the state pa...

    Authors: Parthasarathi Ganguly, Kate Jehan, Ayesha de Costa, Dileep Mavalankar and Helen Smith
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:352
  34. Preconception care is defined as the promotion of the health and well-being of a woman and her partner before pregnancy. Improving preconception health can result in improved reproductive health outcomes. Chin...

    Authors: Xinliang Zhao, Xiaoqing Jiang, Junzhen Zhu, Guozheng Li, Xiaoyan He, Fengying Ma, Qian Meng, Qinying Cao, Yucui Meng, Christopher Howson, Nanbert Zhong and Yaping Tian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:360
  35. Health authorities in numerous countries recommend periconceptional folic acid supplementation to prevent neural tube defects. The objective of this study was to examine the association of dietary folate intak...

    Authors: Verena Sengpiel, Jonas Bacelis, Ronny Myhre, Solveig Myking, Aase Serine Devold Pay, Margaretha Haugen, Anne-Lise Brantsæter, Helle Margrete Meltzer, Roy Miodini Nilsen, Per Magnus, Stein Emil Vollset, Staffan Nilsson and Bo Jacobsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:375
  36. A woman’s nutritional status before conception and during pregnancy is important for maternal health and the health of the foetus. The aim of the study was to compare diet intake in early pregnant women with n...

    Authors: Anette Lundqvist, Ingegerd Johansson, AnnaLena Wennberg, Johan Hultdin, Ulf Högberg, Katarina Hamberg and Herbert Sandström
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:373
  37. Women who deliver preterm infants are at a much greater risk for repeating a preterm birth (PTB), compared to women without a history of PTB. However, little is known about the prevalence of the risk factors w...

    Authors: David A Webb, Leny Mathew and Jennifer F Culhane
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:368
  38. Empowerment among women in the context of a romantic relationship may affect the use of reproductive healthcare services; however, current literature examining this association is limited and inconsistent. We ...

    Authors: Heather Sipsma, Angela Ofori-Atta, Maureen Canavan, Christopher Udry and Elizabeth Bradley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:364
  39. Antenatal care is of core importance for maternal and child health and is therefore a central aspect of mother and child health care. One of the main goals of effective screening in antenatal care is the detec...

    Authors: Sinja Alexandra Ernst, Anna Reeske, Jacob Spallek, Knud Petersen, Tilman Brand and Hajo Zeeb
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:371
  40. Every year 1.5 million cesarean section procedures are performed worldwide. As many women decide to get pregnant again, the population of pregnant women with a history of cesarean section is growing rapidly. F...

    Authors: Michal Pomorski, Tomasz Fuchs and Mariusz Zimmer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:365
  41. Available birth settings have diversified in Canada since the integration of regulated midwifery. Midwives are required to offer eligible women choice of birth place; and 25-30% of midwifery clients plan home ...

    Authors: Saraswathi Vedam, Kathrin Stoll, Laura Schummers, Nichole Fairbrother, Michael C Klein, Dana Thordarson, Jude Kornelsen, Shafik Dharamsi, Judy Rogers, Robert Liston and Janusz Kaczorowski
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:353
  42. The association between fetal gender and pregnancy outcomes has been thoroughly demonstrated in western populations. However, this association has not been thoroughly documented in China. The primary objective...

    Authors: Lei Hou, Xin Wang, Guanghui Li, Liying Zou, Yi Chen and Weiyuan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:372
  43. Maternity care reform plans have been proposed at state and national levels in Australia, but the extent to which these respond to maternity care consumers’ expressed needs is unclear. This study examines open...

    Authors: Loretta C McKinnon, Samantha J Prosser and Yvette D Miller
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:366
  44. Mindfulness interventions to reduce psychological distress are well-suited to pregnancy, due to their brief and non-pharmacological nature, but there is a need for more robust evidence determining their useful...

    Authors: Hannah Woolhouse, Kristine Mercuri, Fiona Judd and Stephanie J Brown
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:369
  45. Post-term pregnancy, a pregnancy exceeding 294 days or 42 completed weeks, is associated with increased perinatal morbidity and mortality and is considered a high-risk condition which requires specialist surve...

    Authors: Joep C Kortekaas, Aafke Bruinsma, Judit KJ Keulen, Jeroen van Dillen, Martijn A Oudijk, Joost J Zwart, Jannet JH Bakker, Dokie de Bont, Marianne Nieuwenhuijze, Pien M Offerhaus, Anton H van Kaam, Frank Vandenbussche, Ben Willem J Mol and Esteriek de Miranda
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:350
  46. Obstetric ultrasound has come to play a significant role in obstetrics since its introduction in clinical care. Today, most pregnant women in the developed world are exposed to obstetric ultrasound examination...

    Authors: Kristina Edvardsson, Rhonda Small, Margareta Persson, Ann Lalos and Ingrid Mogren
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:363
  47. A substantial reduction in neonatal deaths is required in India to meet the Millennium Development Goal of a two-thirds reduction in child mortality by 2015. We report neonatal mortality estimates and utilisat...

    Authors: G Anil Kumar, Rakhi Dandona, Priyanka Chaman, Priyanka Singh and Lalit Dandona
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:357
  48. Women can experience a range of psychological problems after birth, including anxiety, depression and adjustment disorders. However, research has predominantly focused on depression. Qualitative work on women’...

    Authors: Rose Coates, Susan Ayers and Richard de Visser
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:359
  49. Although obstetrician/gynecologists (OB/GYNs) play an important role in sickle cell disease (SCD) screening and patient care, there is little information on knowledge of SCD or sickle cell trait (SCT) or relat...

    Authors: Ijeoma C Azonobi, Britta L Anderson, Vanessa R Byams, Althea M Grant and Jay Schulkin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:356
  50. A great association between vitamin D deficiency and type 2 diabetes mellitus has been suggested in literature. During pregnancy, this deficiency is even more critical. It appears that vitamin D insufficiency ...

    Authors: Ahmed El Lithy, Rana M Abdella, Yahia M El-Faissal, Ahmed M Sayed and Rasha M Abdel Samie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:362

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