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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. Repeat caesarean sections make a substantial contribution to the overall caesarean section rate. It is important to understand what influences women to choose this option when the alternative of attempting vag...

    Authors: Natalie Whitelaw, Siladitya Bhattacharya, David McLernon and Mairead Black
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:361
  30. Emergency obstetric and neonatal care (EmONC) is a high impact priority intervention highly recommended for improving maternal and neonatal health outcomes. In 2008, Ethiopia conducted a national EmONC survey ...

    Authors: Alemnesh H Mirkuzie, Mitike Molla Sisay, Alemnesh Tekelebirhan Reta and Mulu Muleta Bedane
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:354
  31. Despite a gradual increase in breastfeeding rates, overall in the UK there are wide variations, with a trend towards breastfeeding rates at 6–8 weeks remaining below 40% in less affluent areas. While financial...

    Authors: Barbara Whelan, Kate J Thomas, Patrice Van Cleemput, Heather Whitford, Mark Strong, Mary J Renfrew, Elaine Scott and Clare Relton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:355
  32. Low maternal awareness of fetal movements is associated with negative birth outcomes. Knowledge regarding pregnant women’s compliance with programs of systematic self-assessment of fetal movements is needed. T...

    Authors: Mari-Cristin Malm, Ingela Rådestad, Christine Rubertsson, Ingegerd Hildingsson and Helena Lindgren
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:349
  33. Refugees have poor mental, social and physical health related to experiences of trauma and stresses associated with settlement, however little is known about how refugee families experience maternity and early...

    Authors: Jane Yelland, Elisha Riggs, Sayed Wahidi, Fatema Fouladi, Sue Casey, Josef Szwarc, Philippa Duell-Piening, Donna Chesters and Stephanie Brown
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:348
  34. In rural Bangladesh, more than 75% of all births occur at home in the absence of skilled birth attendants. Population-based data are lacking on the burden and risk factors for obstetric complications in settin...

    Authors: Shegufta S Sikder, Alain B Labrique, Abu A Shamim, Hasmot Ali, Sucheta Mehra, Lee Wu, Saijuddin Shaikh, Keith P West Jr and Parul Christian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:347
  35. Breastfeeding is associated with significant positive health outcomes for mothers and infants. However, despite recommendations from the World Health Organization, exclusive breastfeeding for six months is unc...

    Authors: Helen L McLachlan, Della A Forster, Lisa H Amir, Rhonda Small, Meabh Cullinane, Lyndsey F Watson and Touran Shafiei
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:346
  36. Universal and high-risk screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has been widely studied and debated. Few studies have assessed GDM screening in Asian populations and even fewer have compared Asian et...

    Authors: Yap-Seng Chong, Shirong Cai, Harvard Lin, Shu E Soh, Yung-Seng Lee, Melvin Khee-Shing Leow, Yiong-Huak Chan, Li Chen, Joanna D Holbrook, Kok-Hian Tan, Victor Samuel Rajadurai, George Seow-Heong Yeo, Michael S Kramer, Seang-Mei Saw, Peter D Gluckman, Keith M Godfrey…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:345
  37. In Pakistan, 51% of women are anaemic in pregnancy yet only 44% of women use antenatal iron-folic acid (IFA) supplements. Little information exits on the perception and barriers to the use of IFA supplements d...

    Authors: Yasir Bin Nisar, Ashraful Alam, Brekhna Aurangzeb and Michael J Dibley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:344
  38. In Sweden, midwives play prominent supportive role in antenatal care by counselling and promoting healthy lifestyles. This study aimed to explore how Swedish midwives experience the counselling of pregnant wom...

    Authors: Maria Lindqvist, Ingrid Mogren, Eva Eurenius, Kristina Edvardsson and Margareta Persson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:343
  39. Cultural practice have often overlooked when providing maternal and child health care services. Low birth weight is the second cause of neonatal mortality in the world but it is a major factor in a developing ...

    Authors: Rosnah Sutan and Satrinawati Berkat
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:342
  40. Nigeria’s high perinatal mortality rate (PNMR) could be most effectively reduced by targeting factors that are associated with increased newborn deaths. Low access to skilled birth attendants (SBAs) and weak h...

    Authors: Peter Onubiwe Nkwo, Lucky Osaheni Lawani, Euzebus Chinonye Ezugwu, Chukwuemeka Anthony Iyoke, Agozie C Ubesie and Robinson Chukwudi Onoh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:341
  41. This study tested if second trimester amniotic fluid cytokine levels, Ureaplasma sp. colonisation and sexual activity predict preterm birth and explain the differential preterm birth rates in Chinese compared to ...

    Authors: Matthew S Payne, Zhenhua Feng, Shaofu Li, Dorota A Doherty, Biyun Xu, Jie Li, Lenan Liu, Jeffrey A Keelan, Yi Hua Zhou, Jan E Dickinson, Yali Hu and John P Newnham
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:340
  42. Suboptimal weight gain during pregnancy may result in adverse outcomes for both the mother and child, including increased risk of pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes, delivery of low birth weight and small-...

    Authors: Sarah Hanieh, Tran T Ha, Julie A Simpson, Tran T Thuy, Nguyen C Khuong, Dang D Thoang, Thach D Tran, Tran Tuan, Jane Fisher and Beverley-Ann Biggs
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:339
  43. Neonatal mortality reduction in China over past two decades was reported from nationwide sampling surveys, however, how high risk pregnancy affected neonatal outcome is unknown. The objective of this study was...

    Authors: Libo Sun, Hongni Yue, Bo Sun, Liangrong Han, Zhaofang Tian, Meihua Qi, Shuyan Lu, Chunming Shan, Jianxin Luo, Yujing Fan, Shouzhong Li, Maotian Dong, Xiaofeng Zuo, Yixing Zhang, Wenlong Lin, Jinzhong Xu…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:338
  44. Preterm birth is a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, resulting in a pressing need to identify risk factors leading to effective interventions. Limited evidence suggests potential re...

    Authors: Sandhya Kajeepeta, Sixto E Sanchez, Bizu Gelaye, Chunfang Qiu, Yasmin V Barrios, Daniel A Enquobahrie and Michelle A Williams
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:337
  45. Perinatal mental health problems are common complications of pregnancy that can go undetected and untreated. Research indicated that mental health complications are more prevalent in women from disadvantaged c...

    Authors: Nancy C Raymond, Rebekah J Pratt, Amy Godecker, Patricia A Harrison, Helen Kim, Jesse Kuendig and Jennifer M O’Brien
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:336
  46. Observing the fast during the holy month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Although pregnant women and those with pre-existing illness are exempted from fasting many still choose to fast during t...

    Authors: Emily S Petherick, Derek Tuffnell and John Wright
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:335
  47. Group prenatal care (GPC) originated in 1994 as an innovative model of prenatal care delivery. In GPC, eight to twelve pregnant women of similar gestational age meet with a health care provider to receive thei...

    Authors: Sarah D McDonald, Wendy Sword, Leyla E Eryuzlu and Anne B Biringer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:334
  48. Previous studies suggest a possible association between maternal use of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during early pregnancy and congenital heart defects (CHD). The purpose of this study was ...

    Authors: Tanja Majbrit Knudsen, Anne Vinkel Hansen, Ester Garne and Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:333
  49. Preference for sons in India has resulted in a skewed sex ratio at live birth, probably as a consequence of female feticide. However, it is unclear if these cultural preferences are also currently present in c...

    Authors: Cameron Smith and Andrew Fogarty
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:332

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