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  1. The link between maternal factors and birth outcomes is well established. Substantial changes in society and medical care over time have influenced women's reproductive choices and health, subsequently affecti...

    Authors: Svetlana V Glinianaia, Judith Rankin, Tanja Pless-Mulloli, Mark S Pearce, Martin Charlton and Louise Parker
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:39
  2. Pre-eclampsia is associated with several complications. Early prediction of complications and timely management is needed for clinical care of these patients to avert fetal and maternal mortality and morbidity...

    Authors: Shakila Thangaratinam, Arri Coomarasamy, Steve Sharp, Fidelma O'Mahony, Shaughn O'Brien, Khaled MK Ismail and Khalid S Khan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:38
  3. Excessive gestational weight gain and postpartum weight retention may predispose women to long-term overweight and other health problems. Intervention studies aiming at preventing excessive pregnancy-related w...

    Authors: Tarja I Kinnunen, Minna Aittasalo, Päivikki Koponen, Katriina Ojala, Kirsi Mansikkamäki, Elisabete Weiderpass, Mikael Fogelholm and Riitta Luoto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:37
  4. In Australia and internationally, there is concern about the growing proportion of women giving birth by caesarean section. There is evidence of increased risk of placenta accreta and percreta in subsequent pr...

    Authors: Helen L McLachlan, Della A Forster, Mary-Ann Davey, Judith Lumley, Tanya Farrell, Jeremy Oats, Lisa Gold, Ulla Waldenström, Leah Albers and Mary Anne Biro
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:35
  5. Evidence-based practice (EBP) can provide appropriate care for women and their babies; however implementation of EBP requires health professionals to have access to knowledge, the ability to interpret health c...

    Authors: Ruth Martis, Jacqueline J Ho and Caroline A Crowther
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:34
  6. Reliable antenatal identification of pre-eclampsia and small for gestational age is crucial to judicious allocation of monitoring resources and use of preventative treatment with the prospect of improving mate...

    Authors: Rachel K Morris, Jeltsje S Cnossen, Marloes Langejans, Stephen C Robson, Jos Kleijnen, Gerben ter Riet, Ben W Mol, Joris AM van der Post and Khalid S Khan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:33
  7. Postabortion contraceptive service is considered an effective means in addressing the problem of unsafe abortion; in spite this fact this component remains one of the weakest parts of postabortion care. In thi...

    Authors: Vibeke Rasch, Fortunata Yambesi and Siriel Massawe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:32
  8. The impact of borderline gestational diabetes mellitus (BGDM), defined as a positive oral glucose challenge test (OGCT) and normal oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), on maternal and infant health is unclear. ...

    Authors: Hong Ju, Alice R Rumbold, Kristyn J Willson and Caroline A Crowther
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:31
  9. There is growing evidence from Australia and overseas that the care provided in hospital in the early postnatal period is less than ideal for both women and care providers. Many health services face increasing...

    Authors: Della A Forster, Helen L McLachlan, Jo Rayner, Jane Yelland, Lisa Gold and Sharon Rayner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:27
  10. Only about one-third of women in Palestine (West Bank and Gaza) obtain postpartum care. Therefore, the goal of this study was to assess factors associated with lack of postnatal care, women's reasons for not o...

    Authors: Enas Dhaher, Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Annette E Maxwell and Alexander Krämer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:26
  11. Conventionally, the pregnancy duration is accepted to be 280–282 days. Fetuses determined by ultrasound biometry to be small in early pregnancy, have an increased risk of premature birth. We speculate that the...

    Authors: Synnøve L Johnsen, Tom Wilsgaard, Svein Rasmussen, Mark A Hanson, Keith M Godfrey and Torvid Kiserud
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:25
  12. The rationale for use of drugs during pregnancy requires a careful assessment as in addition to the mother, the health and life of her unborn child is also at stake. Information on the use of drugs during preg...

    Authors: Dileep K Rohra, Nirmal Das, Syed I Azam, Nazir A Solangi, Zahida Memon, Abdul M Shaikh and Nusrat H Khan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:24
  13. Pregnancy in Type 1 diabetic patients is a precarious condition, both for mother and fetus with increased the risk of prematurity and, immediately after delivery with risk of respiratory distress syndrome and ...

    Authors: Dario Iafusco, Fabrizio Stoppoloni, Gennaro Salvia, Gilberto Vernetti, Patrizia Passaro, Goran Petrovski and Francesco Prisco
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:23
  14. African American women are at increased risk for poor pregnancy outcomes compared to other racial-ethnic groups. Single or multiple psychosocial and behavioral factors may contribute to this risk. Most interve...

    Authors: Kathy S Katz, Susan M Blake, Renee A Milligan, Phyllis W Sharps, Davene B White, Margaret F Rodan, Maryann Rossi and Kennan B Murray
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:22
  15. Although evidence-based interventions to reach the Millennium Development Goals for Maternal and Neonatal mortality reduction exist, they have not yet been operationalised and scaled up in Sub-Saharan African ...

    Authors: Peter Waiswa, Margaret Kemigisa, Juliet Kiguli, Sarah Naikoba, George W Pariyo and Stefan Peterson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:21
  16. Current Iranian perinatal statistics indicate that maternity care continues to need improvement. In response, we implemented a multi-faceted intervention to improve the quality of maternity care at an Iranian ...

    Authors: Siamak Aghlmand, Feizollah Akbari, Aboulfath Lameei, Kazem Mohammad, Rhonda Small and Mohammad Arab
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:20
  17. Pregnancy-related low back pain is considered an important health problem and potentially leads to long-lasting pain and disability. Investigators draw particular attention to biomedical factors but there is g...

    Authors: Caroline HG Bastiaenen, Rob A de Bie, Johan WS Vlaeyen, Mariëlle EJB Goossens, Pieter Leffers, Pieter MJC Wolters, Janneke M Bastiaanssen, Piet A van den Brandt and Gerard GM Essed
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:19
  18. In the past 30 years karyotyping was the gold standard for prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal aberrations in the fetus. Traditional karyotyping (TKT) has a high accuracy and reliability. However, it is labor in...

    Authors: Elisabeth MA Boormans, Erwin Birnie, Hajo I Wildschut, Heleen G Schuring-Blom, Dick Oepkes, Carla AC van Oppen, Jan G Nijhuis, Merryn VE Macville, Angelique JA Kooper, Karin Huijsdens, Mariëtte VJ Hoffer, Attie Go, Johan Creemers, Shama L Bhola, Katia M Bilardo, Ron Suijkerbuijk…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:18
  19. Gastrointestinal irritability can deter pregnant women from starting or continuing prenatal multivitamin supplementation. In a previous study, suboptimal tolerability was observed among pregnant women taking a...

    Authors: Patricia Nguyen, Alejandro Nava-Ocampo, Amalia Levy, Deborah L O'Connor, Tom R Einarson, Anna Taddio and Gideon Koren
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:17
  20. Undetected and untreated developmental problems can have a significant economic and social impact on society. Intervention to ameliorate potential developmental problems requires early identification of childr...

    Authors: Suzanne C Tough, Jodi E Siever, Shirley Leew, David W Johnston, Karen Benzies and Dawne Clark
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:16
  21. The objectives of this study were to determine rates of prenatal care utilization in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from 1991 to 2000; to compare two indices of prenatal care utilization in identifying the proport...

    Authors: Maureen I Heaman, Christine V Newburn-Cook, Chris G Green, Lawrence J Elliott and Michael E Helewa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:15
  22. The Medical Research Council (MRC) ORACLE trial evaluated the use of co-amoxiclav 375 mg and/or erythromycin 250 mg in women presenting with preterm rupture of membranes (PROM) ORACLE I or in spontaneous prete...

    Authors: Sara Kenyon, Peter Brocklehurst, David Jones, Neil Marlow, Alison Salt and David Taylor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:14
  23. Falling numbers of maternal deaths have stimulated an interest in investigating cases of life threatening obstetric morbidity or near miss. The purpose of this study was to document the frequency and causes of...

    Authors: Asri Adisasmita, Poppy E Deviany, Fitri Nandiaty, Cynthia Stanton and Carine Ronsmans
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:10
  24. The haematological profile of the pregnant woman has an impact on the outcome of the pregnancy. Published guidelines indicate acceptable levels for haematological indices in pregnancy but they are population s...

    Authors: Tameika R James, Harvey L Reid and Anthony M Mullings
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:8
  25. Interpregnancy interval (IPI), marital status, and neighborhood are independently associated with birth outcomes. The joint contribution of these exposures has not been evaluated. We tested for effect modifica...

    Authors: Nathalie Auger, Mark Daniel, Robert W Platt, Zhong-Cheng Luo, Yuquan Wu and Robert Choinière
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:7
  26. In places with poor vital registration, measurement of maternal mortality and monitoring the impact of interventions on maternal mortality is difficult and seldom undertaken. Mortality ratios are often estimat...

    Authors: Sarah Barnett, Nirmala Nair, Prasanta Tripathy, Jo Borghi, Suchitra Rath and Anthony Costello
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:6
  27. Centile charts of birthweight for gestational age are used to identify low birthweight babies. The charts currently used in Scotland are based on data from the 1970s and require updating given changes in birth...

    Authors: Sandra Bonellie, James Chalmers, Ron Gray, Ian Greer, Stephen Jarvis and Claire Williams
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:5
  28. Recently, attention has been focused on subsequent pregnancies among teenage mothers. Previous studies that compared the reproductive outcomes of teenage nulliparae and multiparae often did not consider the ad...

    Authors: Birgit Reime, Beate A Schücking and Paul Wenzlaff
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:4
  29. The aim of this study was to analyze and describe cases of ovarian cancer in pregnant women treated at our center and to review the literature concerned, and to discuss the rationale for therapy.

    Authors: Nadereh Behtash, Mojgan Karimi Zarchi, Mitra Modares Gilani, Fatemeh Ghaemmaghami, Azamsadat Mousavi and Fahimeh Ghotbizadeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:3
  30. The importance of antenatal care (ANC) for improving perinatal outcomes is well established. However access to ANC in Kenya has hardly changed in the past 20 years. This study aims to identify the determinants...

    Authors: Celia A Brown, Salim B Sohani, Khalid Khan, Richard Lilford and Walter Mukhwana
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:2
  31. Birth weight for gestational age is a widely-used proxy for fetal growth. Although the need for different standards for males and females is generally acknowledged, the physiologic vs pathologic nature of ethn...

    Authors: William J Kierans, KS Joseph, Zhong-Cheng Luo, Robert Platt, Russell Wilkins and Michael S Kramer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008 8:1
  32. Almost two decades since the initiation of the Safe motherhood Initiative, Maternal Mortality is still soaring high in most developing countries. In 2000 WHO estimated a life time risk of a maternal death of 1...

    Authors: Rose NM Mpembeni, Japhet Z Killewo, Melkzedeck T Leshabari, Siriel N Massawe, Albrecht Jahn, Declare Mushi and Hassan Mwakipa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:29
  33. Low birth weight is associated with an increased risk of neonatal and infant mortality and morbidity, as well as with other adverse conditions later in life. Since the birth weight-specific mortality of a seco...

    Authors: Carsten B Pedersen, Yuelian Sun, Mogens Vestergaard, Jørn Olsen and Olga Basso
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:28
  34. Recommended best practice is that economic evaluation of health care interventions should be integral with randomised clinical trials. We performed a cost-consequence analysis of treating women with mild gesta...

    Authors: John R Moss, Caroline A Crowther, Janet E Hiller, Kristyn J Willson and Jeffrey S Robinson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:27
  35. The fulfilment of expectations, labour pain, personal control and self-efficacy determine the postpartum evaluation of birth. However, researchers have seldom considered the multiple determinants in one analys...

    Authors: Wendy Christiaens and Piet Bracke
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:26
  36. In 1998, mandatory folic acid fortification of white flour and select cereal grain products was implemented in Canada with the intention to increase dietary folate intakes of reproducing women. Folic acid fort...

    Authors: Lisa A Houghton, Kelly L Sherwood and Deborah L O'Connor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:25
  37. Disparities in perinatal health care occur worldwide. If the UN Millennium Development Goals in maternal and child health are to be met, this needs to be addressed. This study was conducted to facilitate our u...

    Authors: Carolyn J Tann, Moses Kizza, Linda Morison, David Mabey, Moses Muwanga, Heiner Grosskurth and Alison M Elliott
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:23
  38. Blood lead has been associated with an elevated risk of miscarriage. The plasmatic fraction of lead represents the toxicologically active fraction of lead. Women with a tendency to have a higher plasma/whole b...

    Authors: Héctor Lamadrid-Figueroa, Martha M Téllez-Rojo, Mauricio Hernández-Avila, Belem Trejo-Valdivia, Maritsa Solano-González, Adriana Mercado-Garcia, Donald Smith, Howard Hu and Robert O Wright
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:22
  39. Maternal obesity and pre-pregnancy diabetes mellitus, features of the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn), are individual risk factors for neural tube defects (NTD). Whether they, in combination with additional featur...

    Authors: Joel G Ray, Miles D Thompson, Marian J Vermeulen, Chris Meier, Philip R Wyatt, Pui-Yuen Wong, Anne M Summers, Sandra A Farrell and David EC Cole
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:21
  40. The study of severe maternal morbidity survivors (near miss) may be an alternative or a complement to the study of maternal death events as a health care indicator. However, there is still controversy regardin...

    Authors: JP Souza, JG Cecatti, MA Parpinelli, SJ Serruya and E Amaral
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:20
  41. Postnatal care is uncommon in Nepal, and where it is available the quality is often poor. Adequate utilisation of postnatal care can help reduce mortality and morbidity among mothers and their babies. Therefor...

    Authors: Sulochana Dhakal, Glyn N Chapman, Padam P Simkhada, Edwin R van Teijlingen, Jane Stephens and Amalraj E Raja
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2007 7:19

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