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  1. Placental hypoxia is a result of abnormal and shallow trophoblast invasion and involved in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia. Hypoxia increases extracellular adenosine levels and plays an important role in t...

    Authors: Natallia Darashchonak, Brunhild Koepsell, Natalia Bogdanova and Frauke von Versen-Höynck
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:2
  2. Approximately 1.2 million stillbirths occur in the intrapartum period, and a further 717,000 annual neonatal deaths are caused by intrapartum events, most of which occur in resource poor settings. We aim to te...

    Authors: Azusa Iwamoto, Nadine Seward, Audrey Prost, Matthew Ellis, Andrew Copas, Edward Fottrell, Kishwar Azad, Prasanta Tripathy and Anthony Costello
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:245
  3. Preeclampsia is a disorder with a reported incidence of 2%-8% among all pregnancies, accounting for more than 50,000 deaths worldwide each year. In low- and middle- income countries maternal/perinatal morbidit...

    Authors: Arusyak Harutyunyan, Haroutune Armenian and Varduhi Petrosyan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:244
  4. To reduce its high maternal and neonatal mortality rate and meet Millennium Development Goals four and five, Lao PDR has adopted a national ‘Strategy and Planning Framework of Implementation of Maternal, Neona...

    Authors: Vanphanom Sychareun, Sysavanh Phommachanh, Soudavanh Soysouvanh, Chaeun Lee, Minah Kang, Juhwan Oh and Jo Durham
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:243
  5. Low birth weight (LBW) is one of the leading causes of adverse perinatal outcomes and is closely related to neonatal disease and death. The incidence of LBW has been increasing. The aim of this study was to in...

    Authors: Yi Chen, Guanghui Li, Yan Ruan, Liying Zou, Xin Wang and Weiyuan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:242
  6. The association of grand multiparity and poor pregnancy outcome has not been consistent for decades. Classifying grand multiparous women as a high-risk group without clear evidence of a consistent association ...

    Authors: Andrew H Mgaya, Siriel N Massawe, Hussein L Kidanto and Hans N Mgaya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:241
  7. Authors: Kim Broekhuijsen, Josje Langenveld, Gert-Jan van Baaren, Mariëlle G van Pampus, Anton H van Kaam, Henk Groen, Martina Porath, Maureen TM Franssen and Ben W Mol
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:232

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  8. A history of preeclampsia is a risk factor for the future development of hypertension and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The objective of this study was to assess, in women with prior preeclampsia, the level of...

    Authors: Ellen W Seely, Janet Rich-Edwards, Janet Lui, Jacinda M Nicklas, Aditi Saxena, Eleni Tsigas and Sue E Levkoff
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:240
  9. Babies born very preterm (before 30 weeks gestation) are at high risk of dying in their first weeks of life, and those who survive are at risk of developing cerebral palsy in childhood. Recent high-quality evi...

    Authors: Caroline A Crowther, Philippa F Middleton, Emily Bain, Pat Ashwood, Tanya Bubner, Vicki Flenady, Jonathan Morris and Sarah McIntyre
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:239
  10. Pre-pregnancy health and care are important for the health of the future generations. Smoking during pregnancy has been well-researched and there is clear evidence of harm. But there has been little research o...

    Authors: Anika Flower, Jill Shawe, Judith Stephenson and Pat Doyle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:238
  11. Severe vitamin D deficiency can impair muscle strength. The study aims were to examine physical performance in the hands and upper legs, and analyze plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations in women...

    Authors: Paul Kalliokoski, Yngve Bergqvist and Monica Löfvander
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:237
  12. In contrast to other pregnancy complications the economic impact of stillbirth is poorly understood. We aimed to carry out a preliminary exploration of the healthcare costs of stillbirth from the time of pregn...

    Authors: Hema Mistry, Alexander E P Heazell, Oluwaseyi Vincent and Tracy Roberts
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:236
  13. Satisfaction is an important indicator of the quality of care during childbirth. Previous research found that a good environment at a health facility can increase the number of deliveries at that facility. In ...

    Authors: Chieko Matsubara, Joseph Green, Linda Teresa Astorga, Edgardo L Daya, Honorato C Jervoso, Edgardo M Gonzaga and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:235
  14. In northern Vietnam the Neonatal health - Knowledge Into Practice (NeoKIP, Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN44599712) trial has evaluated facilitation as a knowledge translation intervention to improve neonatal...

    Authors: Leif Eriksson, Duong M Duc, Ann Catrine Eldh, Vu Pham N Thanh, Tran Q Huy, Mats Målqvist and Lars Wallin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:234
  15. The aim of the present study was to explore the prospective relationship between anxiety symptoms and coping strategies during late pregnancy and early postpartum.

    Authors: Astrid George, Rita F Luz, Claude De Tychey, Nathalie Thilly and Elisabeth Spitz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:233
  16. In 2009 the Institute of Medicine updated its guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy, in part because women of childbearing age now weigh more pre-pregnancy and tend to gain more weight during pregnancy t...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Duthie, Elaine M Drew and Kathryn E Flynn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:231
  17. Pain experienced during labour is more extreme than many other types of physical pain. Many pregnant women are concerned about labour pain and about how they can deal with this pain effectively.

    Authors: Trudy Klomp, Ank de Jonge, Eileen K Hutton and Antoine LM Lagro-Janssen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:230
  18. Obstetric fistula is a worldwide problem that is devastating for women in developing countries. The cardinal cause of obstetric fistula is prolonged obstructed labour and delay in seeking emergency obstetric c...

    Authors: Nassar Kasamba, Dan K Kaye and Scovia N Mbalinda
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:229
  19. Evidence has suggested that periodontal disease is associated with an increased risk of various adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes. However, several large clinical randomized controlled trials failed to demo...

    Authors: Hong Jiang, Xu Xiong, Yi Su, Yiming Zhang, Hongqiao Wu, Zhijun Jiang and Xu Qian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:228
  20. The aim of this study was to determine whether personality and/or psychological functioning affect mothers’ perceptions of postnatal communication and their level of satisfaction with their postnatal care. Mot...

    Authors: Julie McLellan and Anita Laidlaw
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:227
  21. 5% of first time pregnancies are complicated by pre-eclampsia, the leading cause of maternal death in Europe. No clinically useful screening test exists; consequentially clinicians are unable to offer targeted...

    Authors: Kate Navaratnam, Zarko Alfirevic, Philip N Baker, Christian Gluud, Berthold Grüttner, Karolina Kublickiene, Gerda Zeeman and Louise C Kenny
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:226
  22. Information about postpartum maternal morbidity in developing countries is limited and often based on information obtained from hospitals. As a result, the reports do not usually reflect the true magnitude of ...

    Authors: Bouchra Assarag, Dominique Dubourg, Abderrahmane Maaroufi, Bruno Dujardin and Vincent De Brouwere
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:225
  23. In England, there is a policy of offering healthy women with straightforward pregnancies a choice of birth setting. Options may include home or a freestanding midwifery unit (FMU). Transfer rates from these se...

    Authors: Rachel E Rowe, John Townend, Peter Brocklehurst, Marian Knight, Alison Macfarlane, Christine McCourt, Mary Newburn, Maggie Redshaw, Jane Sandall, Louise Silverton and Jennifer Hollowell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:224
  24. The benefits of breastfeeding are well-recognised. The majority of first-time mothers in the Lao People's Democratic Republic however do not follow WHO guidelines of exclusively breastfeeding for the first six...

    Authors: Hope Mei Hong Lee, Jo Durham, Jenny Booth and Vanphanom Sychareun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:223
  25. Pregnant women with hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection can transmit the infection to their infants, screening of patients and appropriate interventions reduce vertical transmission. This audit was conducted to ...

    Authors: Gauri Godbole, Dianne Irish, Marina Basarab, Tabitha Mahungu, Andrew Fox-Lewis, Claire Thorne, Michael Jacobs, Geoffrey Dusheiko, William MC Rosenberg, Deepak Suri, Andrew D Millar and Eleni Nastouli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:222
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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

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