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  1. Access to mass media and emerging technologies (e.g., cell phones, the internet, and social media) is a social determinant of health that has been shown to profoundly influence women’s health outcomes. In the Afr...

    Authors: Martina Anto-Ocrah, Ryan J. Latulipe, Tiffany E. Mark, David Adler, Tasneem Zaihra and Joseph W. Lanning
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:485
  2. Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is a public health problem in Uganda that negatively impacts maternal and newborn health outcomes. However, IPVdisclosure and associated factors among pregnant ...

    Authors: Eve Katushabe, John Baptist Asiimwe and Vincent Batwala
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:484
  3. To explore changes in telomere length (TL) and mitochondrial copy number (mtDNA-CN) in preeclampsia (PE) and to evaluate the combined effect of maternal TL and mtDNA-CN on PE risk.

    Authors: Ruyi Zhang, Jiangbo Du, Zhendong Xiao, Yuan Jiang, Liang Jin and Qiao Weng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:483
  4. Low birth weight (LBW) infants are more prone to possible growth disorders, and their mothers need more specific education sessions regarding breastfeeding practice. This study aimed to investigate the effect ...

    Authors: Afsar Omidi, Sahar Rahmani, Roya Amini and Manoochehr Karami
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:482
  5. Women who smoke during pregnancy make less use of prenatal care; the relation of smoking behavior with the use of other forms of maternal healthcare is unknown. The objective of this study is to investigate th...

    Authors: S. Weiland, L.L. Peters, M.Y. Berger, J.J.H.M. Erwich and D.E.M.C. Jansen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:479
  6. In Canada, vaccination against pertussis (Tdap) during pregnancy has been recommended since 2018, with suboptimal uptake. We aimed to assess the determinants of intention and uptake of Tdap vaccine among pregn...

    Authors: Eve Dubé, Marie-Eve Trottier, Maryline Vivion, Manale Ouakki, Nicholas Brousseau, Maryse Guay, Zineb Laghdir, Isabelle Boucoiran, Bruce Tapiéro and Caroline Quach
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:477
  7. There exists a lack of research in explaining the link between dropout from school and antenatal care (ANC) visits of women during pregnancy in Bangladesh. The aim of this study is to investigate how the drop ...

    Authors: M. Ershadul Haque, Taslim Sazzad Mallick and Wasimul Bari
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:476
  8. To assess the effects of policy of selective versus routine episiotomy on mother and baby for women delivering vaginally in Shanghai and whether the hospital type has any effect on the outcomes.

    Authors: Shengyi Gu, Jindan Pei, Chenchen Zhou, Xiaobo Zhao, Sheng Wan, Jun Zhang, Adewumi Adanlawo, Zhongcheng Luo, Guizhu Wu and Xiaolin Hua
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:475
  9. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is one of the major complications of childbirth which may result in maternal morbidity and mortality, especially in low and middle-income countries like Nigeria. Midwives play a vi...

    Authors: Felicity Agwu Kalu and Joan N. Chukwurah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:474
  10. Evidence for the association of thyroid dysfunction and autoantibody positivity with preterm birth remains controversial. We aimed to study the association of maternal thyroid dysfunction and autoantibody posi...

    Authors: Jiang-Nan Wu, Ting Peng, Feng Xie and Ming-Qing Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:473
  11. Retroperitoneal ectopic pregnancy (REP) is an extremely rare type of ectopic pregnancy, with a total of less than 32 cases reported in the English literature. Early diagnosis of REP is very difficult and all t...

    Authors: Hainan Xu, Dali Cheng, Qing Yang and Dandan Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:472
  12. The use of caesarean section has steadily increased, with Latin America being the region with the highest rates. Multiple factors account for that increase and the Robson classification is appropriate to compa...

    Authors: Mercedes Colomar, Valentina Colistro, Claudio Sosa, Luis Andres de Francisco, Ana Pilar Betrán, Suzanne Serruya and Bremen De Mucio
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:471
  13. Spontaneous abortion is considered as the commonest complication of pregnancy. Triclosan (TCS) is an antimicrobial agent, which participates in the process of multiple human diseases, including spontaneous abo...

    Authors: Weiwei Huo, Ying Wang, Ting Chen, Tianyue Cao, Yue Zhang, Zhouhong Shi and Shunyu Hou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:470
  14. Although the percentage of cesarean sections (CS) in Czechia is below the average of that of other developed countries (23.6%), it still exceeds WHO recommendations (15%). The first aim of the study is to exam...

    Authors: Tomáš Fait, Anna Šťastná, Jiřina Kocourková, Eva Waldaufová, Luděk Šídlo and Michal Kníže
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:469
  15. There are very few developed countries where physical isolation and low community transmission has been reported for COVID-19 but this has been the experience of Australia. The impact of physical isolation co...

    Authors: Vicki L. Clifton, Sailesh Kumar, Danielle Borg, Kym M. Rae, Roslyn N. Boyd, Koa Whittingham, Karen M. Moritz, Hannah E. Carter, Steven M. McPhail, Brenda Gannon, Robert Ware, Barnaby J. W. Dixson, Samudragupta Bora and Cameron Hurst
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:468
  16. With the development of assisted reproductive technology, the twinning rate in China has been increasing. However, little is known about twinning from 2014 onwards. In addition, previous studies analysing opti...

    Authors: Peiran Chen, Mingrong Li, Yi Mu, Yanping Wang, Zheng Liu, Qi Li, Xiaohong Li, Li Dai, Yanxia Xie, Juan Liang and Jun Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:467
  17. In the absence of clinical trials, data on the safety of medicine exposures in pregnancy are dependent on observational studies conducted after the agent has been licensed for use. This requires an accurate hi...

    Authors: Jani van der Hoven, Elizabeth Allen, Annibale Cois, Renee de Waal, Gary Maartens, Landon Myer, Thokozile Malaba, Hlengiwe Madlala, Dorothy Nyemba, Florence Phelanyane, Andrew Boulle, Ushma Mehta and Emma Kalk
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:466
  18. Fetal macrosomia defined as birth weight of 4000 g and above regardless of gestational age and associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes, especially among women in developing countries like Ethiopia....

    Authors: Deginesh Dawit Woltamo, Mengistu Meskele, Shimelash Bitew Workie and Abebe Sorsa Badacho
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:465
  19. Women suffering from severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, hyperemesis gravidarum, have poor quality of life and increased risk of potentially fatal maternal and fetal complications. There is increasing...

    Authors: Hilde Erdal, Lone Holst, Kristine Heitmann and Jone Trovik
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:464
  20. Overmedicalization in labor management and delivery, including labor induction, is an increasing global concern. But detailed epidemiological data on labor induction in China remains unclear.

    Authors: Jing Zhu, Lili Xue, Huaxiang Shen, Lin Zhang, Danni Lu, Yanlin Wang, Yu Zhang and Jun Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:463
  21. Renewed attention and investment is needed to improve the quality of care during the early newborn period to address preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths in Papua New Guinea (PNG). We aimed to assess ear...

    Authors: Alyce N. Wilson, Pele Melepia, Rose Suruka, Priscah Hezeri, Dukduk Kabiu, Delly Babona, Pinip Wapi, Naomi Spotswood, Meghan A. Bohren, Joshua P. Vogel, Angela Kelly-Hanku, Alison Morgan, James G. Beeson, Christopher Morgan, Lisa M. Vallely, Edward J. Waramin…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:462
  22. Maternal characteristics like medical history and health-related risk factors can influence the incidence of pregnancy outcomes and pregnancy-related events of interest (EIs). Data on the incidence of these en...

    Authors: Megan Riley, Dimitra Lambrelli, Sophie Graham, Ouzama Henry, Andrea Sutherland, Alexander Schmidt, Nicola Sawalhi-Leckenby, Robert Donaldson and Sonia K. Stoszek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:461
  23. Third trimester fetal anthropometric parameters are known to predict neonatal complications. A better understanding of predictors of adverse fetal parameters might help to personalize the use and frequency of ...

    Authors: Maria-Christina Antoniou, Leah Gilbert, Justine Gross, Jean-Benoît Rossel, Céline Julie Fischer Fumeaux, Yvan Vial and Jardena Jacqueline Puder
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:460
  24. The association between maternal obesity and preterm birth remains controversial and inconclusive, and the effects of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and preeclampsia (PE) on the relationship between obesi...

    Authors: Kan Liu, Yixuan Chen, Jianing Tong, Aiqi Yin, Linlin Wu and Jianmin Niu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:459
  25. We sought to evaluate the neurodevelopmental outcomes at 12 months of age among infants with twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) undergoing fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (FLP).

    Authors: Nazila Mesbah, Vajiheh Marsousi, Laleh Eslamian, Hadi Montazerlotfelahi, Alireza A. Shamshirsaz, Kamran Hessami, Ashraf Jamal, Maryam Noorzadeh, Mahsa Naemi and Marjan Ghaemi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:458
  26. Global and country specific recommendations on Delayed umbilical cord clamping (DCC) are available, though guidance on their implementation in program settings is lacking. In India, DCC (clamping not earlier t...

    Authors: Archana Chowdhury, Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi, Ved Prakash, Nilam Patel, Kunal Pawar, Vinay Kumar Koparde, Anupriya Shukla, Sangeeta Karmakar, Smitha Chekanath Parambath, Sarah Rowe and Homero Martinez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:457
  27. The European Union directive requires employers to assess and ensure safety measures for pregnant women in the workplace. Despite this, the rate of sick leave among pregnant Scandinavian women is relatively hi...

    Authors: Dorte Raaby Andersen, Anne-Mette Hedeager Momsen, Pernille Pedersen and Rikke Damkjær Maimburg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:456
  28. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends self-monitoring of blood pressure (SMBP) for hypertension management. In addition, during the COVID-19 response, WHO guidance also recommends SMBP supported by he...

    Authors: Ping Teresa Yeh, Dong Keun Rhee, Caitlin Elizabeth Kennedy, Chloe A. Zera, Briana Lucido, Özge Tunçalp, Rodolfo Gomez Ponce de Leon and Manjulaa Narasimhan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:454
  29. Adolescent childbirth is a major public health problem in Sao Tome and Principe (STP). Adolescent pregnancy and childbirth can carry a risk of morbidity associated with the physiological and sociological chara...

    Authors: Alexandra Vasconcelos, Nelson Bandeira, Swasilanne Sousa, Maria Céu Machado and Filomena Pereira
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:453
  30. The reduction of maternal mortality in developing countries such as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) still raises many questions. Indeed, this large country in the heart of Africa ranks 4th among the eig...

    Authors: Imani Bin-Eradi Ramazani, Simon-Decap Mabakutuvangilanga Ntela, Mathieu Ahouah, Daniel Katuashi Ishoso and Rothan-Tondeur Monique
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:452
  31. Evidence shows that women in Ghana experience disrespectful care (slapping, pinching, being shouted at, etc.) from midwives during childbirth. Hence, evidence-based research is needed to advance the adoption o...

    Authors: Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Adwoa Bemah Boamah Mensah, Emmanuel Kweku Nakua, Pascal Agbadi, Joshua Okyere, Peter Donkor and Jody R. Lori
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:451
  32. Contradictory interactions between bereaved women who have experienced pregnancy loss and obstetric nursing staff are becoming increasingly prominent. The aim of the present study was to gain an understanding ...

    Authors: Jialu Qian, Weihong Wang, Shiwen Sun, Mengwei Wu, Lu Liu, Yaping Sun and Xiaoyan Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:450
  33. Shortage or low-quality antenatal care is a complex and “wicked” problem relying heavily on contextual, socio-cultural, environmental and intersectional aspects. We report the outcome of an expert consultation...

    Authors: Carlotta Gamberini, Federica Angeli and Elena Ambrosino
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:449
  34. Postnatal Care (PNC) is one of the healthcare-packages in the continuum of care for mothers and children that needs to be in place to reduce global maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. We sought to ...

    Authors: Hannah McCauley, Kirsty Lowe, Nicholas Furtado, Viviana Mangiaterra and Nynke van den Broek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:448
  35. Pakistan has one of the highest neonatal and maternal mortality rates in the world. Use of clean delivery kits (CDK) at time of delivery improves maternal and newborn outcome. We test effectiveness of a social...

    Authors: Asra Usmani, Shazia Sultana, Imran Nisar, Shehla Zaidi, Imtiaz Jehan and Anita Zaidi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:447
  36. High-risk pregnancies require increased health and care resources to reduce the severe perinatal consequences. The adoption of a health-promoting lifestyle and social determinants is an important strategy for ...

    Authors: Marzieh Masjoudi, Somayyeh Khazaeian, Sanna Malekzadeh and Azita Fathnezhad-Kazemi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:445
  37. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is characterized by skin pruritus and impaired liver function. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection increases the risk of developing ICP. HBV infection is associated wi...

    Authors: Fei Wang, Yajuan He, Naijuan Yao, Litao Ruan and Zhen Tian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:444
  38. Although paternal involvement in the perinatal period is associated with benefits for maternal-child health and reduced obesity risk, fathers are seldom included in perinatal or obesity prevention efforts. Eng...

    Authors: Santana R. Silver, Rachel C. Whooten, Gracia M. Kwete, Haley Farrar-Muir, Rachel N. Cournoyer, Elizabeth A. Barth, Milton Kotelchuck and Elsie M. Taveras
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:443
  39. Perinatal depression is estimated to affect ~ 12% of pregnancies and is linked to numerous negative outcomes. There is currently no model to predict perinatal depression at multiple time-points during and afte...

    Authors: Jenna M. Reps, Marsha Wilcox, Beth Ann McGee, Marie Leonte, Lauren LaCross and Kevin Wildenhaus
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:442
  40. Improved technology and advances in clinical testing have resulted in increased detection rates of congenital anomalies during pregnancy, resulting in more parents being confronted with the possibility of term...

    Authors: Suzanne Heaney, Mark Tomlinson and Áine Aventin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:441
  41. China is a country with a high prevalence of fetal abnormalities. Termination of pregnancy for fetal abnormalities (TOPFA) is a devastating traumatic event for parents and families, resulting in serious and la...

    Authors: Shiwen Sun, Yuping Hao, Jialu Qian, Fang Wang, Yaping Sun and Xiaoyan Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:440
  42. To assess women's positive and negative perceptions after giving birth. The secondary objectives were to identify the women who had a negative perception of their delivery, define the risk factors, and propose...

    Authors: Chloé Arthuis, Juliette LeGoff, Marion Olivier, Anne-Sophie Coutin, Nathalie Banaskiewicz, Philippe Gillard, Guillaume Legendre and Norbert Winer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:439
  43. As COVID-19 continued to impact society and health, maternity care, as with many other healthcare sectors across the globe, experienced tumultuous changes. These changes have the potential to considerably impa...

    Authors: Sarah Jane Flaherty, Hannah Delaney, Karen Matvienko-Sikar and Valerie Smith
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:438
  44. As part of a decades-long process of restructuring primary care, independent (also known as community) healthcare workers are being encouraged to work in groups to facilitate their coordination and continuity ...

    Authors: Laurent Gaucher, Corinne Dupont, Sylvain Gautier, Sophie Baumann and Anne Rousseau
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:437
  45. Penile duplication or diphallia is a rare congenital anomaly with unclear pathophysiological cause. Most cases of diphallia are reported postnatally; however, today with the use of a high-resolution ultrasound...

    Authors: Homeira Vafaei, Shohreh Roozmeh, Ali Bahador, Maryam Zare Khafri and Mozhde Ghiasi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:435
  46. This study aims to explore the emotional and behavioural responses and coping strategies of fathers or expectant fathers who faced a significant traumatic event during a partner's pregnancy, labour, or the pos...

    Authors: A. Kothari, G. Bruxner, L. Callaway and J. M. Dulhunty
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:434
  47. Physiologic changes during pregnancy affect the development of postpartum cerebrovascular disease (CVD) in women with Moyamoya disease. Due to the rare prevalence of Moyamoya disease and its large regional var...

    Authors: Yeonseong Jeong, Yun Ji Jung, Eunjin Noh, Sungyeon Ha, Jeongeun Hwang, Geum Joon Cho, Min-Jeong Oh and Young-Han Kim
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:433
  48. Aerobic vaginitis (AV) is a vaginal inflammation characterized by disruption of the lactobacillus microbiota and increased counts of different aerobic bacteria. AV may result in severe complications, especiall...

    Authors: Anh Thi Chau Nguyen, Na Thi Le Nguyen, Thu Thi Anh Hoang, Tuyen Thi Nguyen, Trang Thi Quynh Tran, Dan Nu Tam Tran, Anh Thi Kim Nguyen, Linh Manh Tran, Duc Huu Chau Nguyen, Tam Minh Le, Binh Duy Ho, Tiiu Rööp, Siiri Kõljalg, Jelena Štšepetova, An Van Le, Andres Salumets…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:432

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