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  1. Authors: Arthur Chortatos, Margaretha Haugen, Per Ole Iversen, Åse Vikanes, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Elisabeth Krefting Bjelland, Per Magnus and Marit B. Veierød
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:167

    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:138

  2. Obesity in pregnancy is associated with systemic inflammation, immunological changes and adverse maternal-fetal outcomes. Information on the association between maternal obesity and breast milk composition is ...

    Authors: Mahmi Fujimori, Eduardo L. França, Vanessa Fiorin, Tassiane C. Morais, Adenilda C. Honorio-França and Luiz C. de Abreu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:166
  3. Maternal deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa are largely preventable with health facility delivery assisted by skilled birth attendants. Examining associations of birth location preferences on pregnant women’s experi...

    Authors: Leslie E. Cofie, Clare Barrington, Kavita Singh, Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey and Akalpa Akaligaung
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:165
  4. Promoting healthy gestational weight gain (GWG) is important for preventing obstetric and perinatal morbidity, along with obesity in both mother and child. Provision of GWG guidelines by health professionals p...

    Authors: Jane C. Willcox, Karen J. Campbell, Elizabeth A. McCarthy, Martha Lappas, Kylie Ball, David Crawford, Alexis Shub and Shelley A. Wilkinson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:164
  5. Immigrants have higher risks for some adverse obstetric outcomes. Furthermore, refugees are reported to be the most vulnerable group. This study compared obstetric outcomes between immigrant women originating ...

    Authors: Kjersti S. Bakken, Ola H. Skjeldal and Babill Stray-Pedersen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:163
  6. Many epidemiological studies that focus on pregnancy rely on maternal self-report of perinatal outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the agreement between self-reported perinatal outcomes (gestationa...

    Authors: Ellie Gresham, Peta Forder, Catherine L. Chojenta, Julie E. Byles, Deborah J. Loxton and Alexis J. Hure
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:161
  7. The extended postpartum period is a one year period after delivery which is critical for women to prevent unintended pregnancy and to reduce the risk of maternal and child mortality by ensuring safe birth inte...

    Authors: Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku and Senafikish Amsalu Feleke
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:160
  8. Very few Australian infants are exclusively breastfed to 6 months as recommended by the World Health Organization. There is strong empirical evidence that fathers have a major impact on their partner’s decisio...

    Authors: Bruce R. Maycock, Jane A. Scott, Yvonne L. Hauck, Sharyn K. Burns, Suzanne Robinson, Roslyn Giglia, Anita Jorgensen, Becky White, Annegrete Harries, Satvinder Dhaliwal, Peter A. Howat and Colin W. Binns
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:159
  9. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between mental health status (i.e. depressed mood and pregnancy-related worries) and objectively measured physical activity levels in obese pregnant wom...

    Authors: Linda de Wit, Judith G. M. Jelsma, Mireille N. M. van Poppel, Annick Bogaerts, David Simmons, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Jürgen Harreiter, Andre van Assche, Roland Devlieger, Dirk Timmerman, David Hill, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, Ewa Wender-Ozegowska…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:158
  10. The proportion of women entering pregnancy overweight or obese has been rising and, in turn, is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Gestational weight gain (GWG) exceeding Institute of Medicin...

    Authors: Lisa Chasan-Taber, Bess H. Marcus, Milagros C. Rosal, Katherine L. Tucker, Sheri J. Hartman, Penelope Pekow, Edward Stanek III, Barry Braun, Caren G. Solomon, JoAnn E. Manson, Sarah L. Goff and Glenn Markenson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:157
  11. Milk ejection is a transient episode critical to milk removal and women typically have multiple milk ejections during breastfeeding and pumping. Recently it was found that milk ejection characteristics such as...

    Authors: Hazel Gardner, Jacqueline C Kent, Ching Tat Lai, Leon R Mitoulas, Mark D Cregan, Peter E Hartmann and Donna T Geddes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:156
  12. Nipple pain is associated with early cessation of breastfeeding and may be caused by high intra-oral vacuum. However identification of high intra-oral vacuum is typically restricted to the research setting. Th...

    Authors: Sharon L. Perrella, Ching T. Lai and Donna T. Geddes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:155
  13. Maternal mortality remains unacceptably high in sub-Saharan Africa with 179,000 deaths occurring each year, accounting for 2-thirds of maternal deaths worldwide. Progress in reducing maternal deaths and increa...

    Authors: Kyoko Shimamoto and Jessica D. Gipson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:154
  14. Health service fees constitute substantial barriers for women seeking childbirth and postnatal care. In an effort to reduce health inequities, the government of Kenya in 2006 introduced the output-based approa...

    Authors: Charlotte E Warren, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Francis Obare, Rebecca Njuki, Marleen Temmerman and Ben Bellows
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:153
  15. There is a global growing trend of preterm births and a decline trend of fetal deaths. Is there an impact of the decline of fetal mortality on the increase of preterm live births in State of Sao Paulo, Brazil?

    Authors: Gizelton Pereira Alencar, Zilda Pereira da Silva, Patrícia Carla Santos, Priscila Ribeiro Raspantini, Barbara Laisa Alves Moura, Marcia Furquim de Almeida, Felipe Parra do Nascimento and Laura C Rodrigues
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:152
  16. Depression is the leading cause of disability for childbearing women. We examined three specific research questions among Punjabi-speaking women residing in the Fraser Health Authority: 1) What are the prevale...

    Authors: Raman Sanghera, Sabrina T. Wong and Helen Brown
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:151
  17. Breastfeeding is associated with reduced risk of becoming overweight or obese later in life. Breastfed babies grow more slowly during infancy than formula-fed babies. Among offspring exposed in utero to maternal ...

    Authors: Erica P. Gunderson, Shanta R. Hurston, Kathryn G. Dewey, Myles S. Faith, Nancy Charvat-Aguilar, Vicky C. Khoury, Van T. Nguyen and Charles P. Quesenberry Jr
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:150
  18. In Choma District, southern Zambia, the neonatal mortality rate is approximately 40 per 1000 live births and, although the rate is decreasing, many deliveries take place outside of formal facilities. Understan...

    Authors: Emma Sacks, William J. Moss, Peter J. Winch, Philip Thuma, Janneke H. van Dijk and Luke C. Mullany
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:149
  19. Birth centres are regarded as settings where women with uncomplicated pregnancies can give birth, assisted by a midwife and a maternity care assistant. In case of (threatening) complications referral to a mate...

    Authors: Marieke A.A. Hermus, Therese A. Wiegers, Marit F. Hitzert, Inge C. Boesveld, M. Elske van den Akker-van Marle, Henk A. Akkermans, Marc A. Bruijnzeels, Arie Franx, Johanna P. de Graaf, Marlies E.B. Rijnders, Eric A.P. Steegers and Karin M. van der Pal-de Bruin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:148
  20. Whilst 81 % of UK women initiate breastfeeding, there is a steep decline in breastfeeding rates during the early postnatal period, with just 55 % of women breastfeeding at six weeks. 80 % of these women stoppe...

    Authors: Rebekah Fox, Sarah McMullen and Mary Newburn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:147
  21. Globally, at least 2.65 million stillbirths occur every year, of which more than half are during the antepartum period. The proportion of intrapartum stillbirths has substantially declined with improved obstet...

    Authors: Ashish KC, Viktoria Nelin, Johan Wrammert, Uwe Ewald, Ravi Vitrakoti, Geha Nath Baral and Mats Målqvist
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:146
  22. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) affects approximately 5–15 % of pregnant women in Australia. Highest rates are seen among women who are obese, from specific ethnic backgrounds and low socio-economic circum...

    Authors: Mary Carolan-Olah, Cheryl Steele and Gillian Krenzin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:145
  23. While the association of preterm birth and the risk of maternal cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been well-documented, most studies were limited by the inability to account for smoking during pregnancy – an im...

    Authors: Anh D. Ngo, Jian Sheng Chen, Gemma Figtree, Jonathan M. Morris and Christine L. Roberts
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:144
  24. There is a growing body of literature exploring the emotional impact of perinatal loss upon parents but only limited research focussing specifically on the views and experiences of parents who have experienced...

    Authors: Judy Richards, Ruth Graham, Nicholas D Embleton, Claire Campbell and Judith Rankin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:143
  25. Nepal has made significant progress with regard to reducing the maternal mortality ratio but a major challenge remains the under-utilisation of skilled birth attendants who are predominantly facility based. St...

    Authors: Lesley Milne, Edwin van Teijlingen, Vanora Hundley, Padam Simkhada and Jillian Ireland
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:142
  26. Diagnosis of intrauterine fetal growth restriction and prediction of small-for-gestation age are often based on fetal abdominal circumference or estimated fetal weight (EFW). The present study aims to create u...

    Authors: Ying Xu, Ngee Lek, Yin Bun Cheung, Arijit Biswas, Lin Lin Su, Kenneth Y. C. Kwek, George S. H. Yeo, Shu-E Soh, Seang-Mei Saw, Peter D. Gluckman and Yap-Seng Chong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:141
  27. Pregnant women visit complementary/alternative health care practitioners in addition to regular maternal health care practitioners. A wide variation has been reported with regard to rates and determinants of u...

    Authors: Esther I Feijen-de Jong, Danielle EMC Jansen, Frank Baarveld, Evelien Spelten, François Schellevis and Sijmen A Reijneveld
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:140
  28. C-reactive protein (CRP) during pregnancy has been associated with adverse maternal outcomes such as preeclampsia and gestational diabetes mellitus. Randomized trials suggest that exercise programs may be asso...

    Authors: Marquis Hawkins, Barry Braun, Bess H. Marcus, Edward Stanek III, Glenn Markenson and Lisa Chasan-Taber
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:139
  29. To compare pregnancy complications and birth outcomes for women experiencing nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, or nausea only, with symptom-free women.

    Authors: Arthur Chortatos, Margaretha Haugen, Per Ole Iversen, Åse Vikanes, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Elisabeth Krefting Bjelland, Per Magnus and Marit B. Veierød
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:138

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:167

  30. Thrombotic thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) defined as ADAMTS-13 (A Disintegrin And Metalloprotease with ThromboSpondin type 1 domain 13) activity <10 % is a rare aetiology of thrombocytopenia during pregnancy, ...

    Authors: Yahsou Delmas, Sébastien Helou, Pierre Chabanier, Anne Ryman, Fanny Pelluard, Dominique Carles, Pierre Boisseau, Agnès Veyradier, Jacques Horovitz, Paul Coppo and Christian Combe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:137
  31. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal mortality, accounting for one quarter of all maternal deaths worldwide. Estimates of its incidence in the literature vary widely, from 3 % to 15 % of de...

    Authors: Loïc Sentilhes, Valérie Daniel, Astrid Darsonval, Philippe Deruelle, Delphine Vardon, Franck Perrotin, Camille Le Ray, Marie-Victoire Senat, Norbert Winer, Françoise Maillard and Catherine Deneux-Tharaux
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:135
  32. This study aimed to determine the relationships between secretory and endogenous secretory receptors for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE, esRAGE), sRANKL, osteoprotegerin and the interval from diagnosis...

    Authors: Rafał Rzepka, Barbara Dołęgowska, Daria Sałata, Aleksandra Rajewska, Marta Budkowska, Leszek Domański, Sebastian Kwiatkowski, Wioletta Mikołajek-Bedner and Andrzej Torbé
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:134
  33. To evaluate the prevalence and factors associated with cesarean delivery according to whether care was provided in public or private hospitals in Brazil.

    Authors: Graciete Oliveira Vieira, Lorena Gabriel Fernandes, Nelson Fernandes de Oliveira, Luciana Rodrigues Silva and Tatiana de Oliveira Vieira
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:132
  34. Postpartum maternal and infant mortality is high in sub-Saharan Africa and improving postpartum care as a strategy to enhance maternal and infant health has been neglected. We describe the design and selection...

    Authors: Els Duysburgh, Birgit Kerstens, Seni Kouanda, Charles Paulin Kaboré, Danielle Belemsaga Yugbare, Peter Gichangi, Gibson Masache, Beatrice Crahay, Gilda Gondola Sitefane, Nafissa Bique Osman, Severiano Foia, Henrique Barros, Sofia Castro Lopes, Susan Mann, Bejoy Nambiar, Tim Colbourn…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:131
  35. Eclampsia remains a major cause of perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. We examined facilitators and barriers to the use of magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) in the management of pre-eclampsia/eclam...

    Authors: Olugbenga Oguntunde, Zulfiya Charyeva, Molly Cannon, William Sambisa, Nosakhare Orobaton, Ibrahim A Kabo, Kamil Shoretire, Saba’atu E Danladi, Nurudeen Lawal and Habib Sadauki
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:130
  36. Sleep problems are common during pregnancy and in the postnatal period, but there is still a lack of longitudinal population-based studies assessing the quantity and quality of sleep in these women. The aim of...

    Authors: Børge Sivertsen, Mari Hysing, Signe K. Dørheim and Malin Eberhard-Gran
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:129
  37. A negative effect of paternal depression on child development has been revealed in several previous studies. The aims of this study were to examine the prevalence and relevant factors associated with paternal ...

    Authors: Akiko Nishimura, Yuichi Fujita, Mayumi Katsuta, Aya Ishihara and Kazutomo Ohashi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:128
  38. Antenatal care early in pregnancy enables service providers to identify and manage risks to mother and fetus. In the global north, ultrasound scans are routinely offered in pregnancy to provide an accurate est...

    Authors: Dorothy A Oluoch, Nancy Mwangome, Bryn Kemp, Anna C Seale, Angela Koech, Aris T Papageorghiou, James A Berkley, Stephen H Kennedy and Caroline OH Jones
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:127
  39. One in four Australian births are induced. If cervical ripening using a prostaglandin is required, a pre-labour overnight hospitalisation and separation from family and support companions is necessary. Recent ...

    Authors: Chris Wilkinson, Pamela Adelson and Deborah Turnbull
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:126
  40. Absence of cost-effectiveness (CE) analyses limits the relevance of large-scale nutrition interventions in low-income countries. We analyzed if the effect of invitation to food supplementation early in pregnan...

    Authors: Rubina Shaheen, Lars Åke Persson, Shakil Ahmed, Peter Kim Streatfield and Lars Lindholm
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:125
  41. The umbilical arterial pH (UApH) in cases of clinically apparent chorioamnionitis (CAM) in which the infant later develop severe cerebral palsy (CP) has not yet been fully investigated. The objective of this s...

    Authors: Yoshio Matsuda, Masaki Ogawa, Akihito Nakai, Miki Tagawa, Michitaka Ohwada and Tsuyomu Ikenoue
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:124
  42. The British Columbia Perinatal Data Registry (BCPDR) contains individual-level obstetrical and neonatal medical chart data for virtually all births occurring in British Columbia, Canada. The objective of this ...

    Authors: Gillian Frosst, Jennifer Hutcheon, KS Joseph, Brooke Kinniburgh, Cathe Johnson and Lily Lee
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:123
  43. Evidence suggests that increasing male involvement in maternal and newborn health (MNH) may improve MNH outcomes. However, male involvement is difficult to measure, and further research is necessary to underst...

    Authors: Frances Ampt, Myo Myo Mon, Kyu Kyu Than, May May Khin, Paul A. Agius, Christopher Morgan, Jessica Davis and Stanley Luchters
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:122
  44. The large obstetric units typical of industrialised countries have come under criticism for fragmented and depersonalised care and heavy bureaucracy. Interest in midwife-led continuity models of care is growin...

    Authors: Viola Burau and Charlotte Overgaard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:121
  45. Unintended pregnancies are common and when not resulting in a termination of pregnancy may lead to unintended childbirth. Unintended pregnancies are associated with increased health risks, also for women for w...

    Authors: Mirjam Lukasse, Made Laanpere, Helle Karro, Hildur Kristjansdottir, Anne-Mette Schroll, An-Sofie Van Parys, Anne-Marie Wangel and Berit Schei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:120
  46. Evaluating program outcomes without considering how the program was implemented can cause misunderstandings and inefficiencies when initiating program improvements. In conjunction with a program evaluation, re...

    Authors: Janya McCalman, Andrew Searles, Roxanne Bainbridge, Rachael Ham, Jacki Mein, Johanna Neville, Sandra Campbell and Komla Tsey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:119
  47. Low birth weight (LBW) is one of the most important factors affecting child morbidity and mortality worldwide; approximately one third of neonatal deaths are attributable to it. Most research and public health...

    Authors: Ángela María Pinzón-Rondón, Vivian Gutiérrez-Pinzon, Humberto Madriñan-Navia, Jennifer Amin, Paula Aguilera-Otalvaro and Alfonso Hoyos-Martínez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:118

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