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  1. Content type: Research article

    We apply Intersectional Theory to examine how compounded disadvantage affects the odds of women having a cesarean in U.S.-Mexico border hospitals and in non-border hospitals. We define U.S. Latinas with compou...

    Authors: Theresa Morris, Amanda Gomez, Miriam Naiman-Sessions and Christine H. Morton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:82

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    Despite almost all babies being breastfed initially, the exclusive breastfeeding rate at six months is less than 30% in China. Improving professionals’ knowledge and practical skill is a key government strateg...

    Authors: Yuan Ying Ma, Louise L. Wallace, Li Qian Qiu, Joanna Kosmala-Anderson and Naomi Bartle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:80

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    Pregnancy, birth and adjusting to a new baby is a potentially stressful time that can negatively affect women’s mental and physical health. Expressive writing, where people write about a stressful event for at...

    Authors: Rosalind Crawley, Susan Ayers, Susan Button, Alexandra Thornton, Andy P. Field, Suzanne Lee, Andrew Eagle, Robert Bradley, Donna Moore, Gill Gyte and Helen Smith

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:75

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Kenya abolished delivery fees in all public health facilities through a presidential directive effective on June 1, 2013 with an aim of promoting health facility delivery service utilization and reducing pregn...

    Authors: C. M. Gitobu, P. B. Gichangi and W. O. Mwanda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:77

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common bacterial infections in pregnant women due to anatomic and physiologic changes in the female urinary tract during pregnancy, and antepartum UTIs can ca...

    Authors: Jui-Ming Liu, Feng-Hsiang Chiu, Yueh-Ping Liu, Shu-Pin Chen, Hsun-Hao Chan, Jing-Jung Yang, Fung-Wei Chang and Ren-Jun Hsu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:79

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Men can play a significant role in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality in low-income countries. Maternal health programmes are increasingly looking for innovative interventions to engage men to help impr...

    Authors: Alice Norah Ladur, Edwin van Teijlingen and Vanora Hundley

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:81

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Heterotopic interstitial pregnancy is a rare variant of heterotopic pregnancies, and it poses challenges in treating the heterotopic pregnancy and preserving the intrauterine pregnancy. However, there is no cl...

    Authors: Yuan Jiang, Jie Chen, Huaijun Zhou, Mingming Zheng, Ke Han, Jingxian Ling, Xianghong Zhu, Xiaoqiu Tang, Rong Li and Ying Hong

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:78

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The use of synthetic oxytocin for augmentation of labor is rapidly increasing worldwide. Hyper-stimulation is the most significant side effect, which may cause fetal distress and operative delivery. We perform...

    Authors: L. C. Gaudernack, K. F. Frøslie, T. M. Michelsen, N. Voldner and M. Lukasse

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:76

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A healthy start predicts better health in later life. Many remote-living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australian families lack access to consistent, culturally-safe health services. This paper present...

    Authors: Sandra Campbell, Janya McCalman, Michelle Redman-MacLaren, Karla Canuto, Kristina Vine, Jenny Sewter and Malcolm McDonald

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:73

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Placental mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has been proposed to be an indicator for placental hypoxia. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of vascular anastomoses between monochorionic (MC) twins on placen...

    Authors: Yao-Lung Chang, An-Shine Chao, Hsiu-Huei Peng, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, Sheng-Yuan Su, Kuan-Ju Chen and Tzu-Hao Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:74

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Newborn deaths comprise nearly half of under-5 deaths in Ghana, despite the fact that skilled birth attendants (SBAs) are present at 68% of births, which implies that evidence-based care during labor, birth an...

    Authors: Patricia P. Gomez, Allyson R. Nelson, Amos Asiedu, Etta Addo, Dora Agbodza, Chantelle Allen, Martha Appiagyei, Cynthia Bannerman, Patience Darko, Julia Duodu, Fred Effah and Hannah Tappis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:72

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Despite declining trends maternal mortality remains an important public health issue in Mozambique. The delays to reach an appropriate health facility and receive care faced by woman with pregnancy related com...

    Authors: Leonardo Antonio Chavane, Patricia Bailey, Osvaldo Loquiha, Martinho Dgedge, Marc Aerts and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:71

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  13. Content type: Research article

    We assessed the impact of adopting the 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) diagnostic criteria on the rates of gestational diabetes (GDM), pregnancy outcomes and identification of women at future risk of type...

    Authors: Claudia Chi, See Ling Loy, Shiao-Yng Chan, Cherie Choong, Shirong Cai, Shu E. Soh, Kok Hian Tan, Fabian Yap, Peter D. Gluckman, Keith M. Godfrey, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Michael S. Kramer and Yap-Seng Chong

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:69

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Complete blood count is one of the routinely advised blood investigation during pregnancy. It is also utilized as a diagnostic tool for neonatal anemia, sepsis and determining hemostatic status of the newborn....

    Authors: Sameer Timilsina, Sirisa Karki, Aajeevan Gautam, Pujan Bhusal, Gita Paudel and Deepak Sharma

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:70

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  15. Content type: Case report

    Preeclampsia is a multi-system, hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that increases a woman’s risk of later-life cardiovascular disease. Breastfeeding may counteract the negative cardiovascular sequela associate...

    Authors: Jill Demirci, Mandy Schmella, Melissa Glasser, Lisa Bodnar and Katherine P. Himes

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:68

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Different studies have shown the advantages of abstinence from cigarette smoking during pregnancy to promote full fetal development. Given that pregnant women do not always abstain from smoking, this study aim...

    Authors: Mariana Caricati Kataoka, Ana Paula Pinho Carvalheira, Anna Paula Ferrari, Maíra Barreto Malta, Maria Antonieta de Barros Leite Carvalhaes and Cristina Maria Garcia de Lima Parada

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:67

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In China, increases in both the caesarean section (CS) rates and delivery costs have raised questions regarding the reform of the medical insurance payment system. Case payment is useful for regulating the beh...

    Authors: Shuang Liu, Jing Wang, Liang Zhang and Xiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:66

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Prior to the advent of modern obstetric services, traditional birth attendants (TBAs) have rendered services to pregnant women and women in labour for a long time. Although it is anticipated that women in cont...

    Authors: Lydia Aziato and Cephas N. Omenyo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:64

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A hypothesis of preterm parturition is that the pathogenesis of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) may be associated with an inflammatory process. Based on this theory, we have hypothesized that an inflammatory ...

    Authors: Guillaume Ducarme, François Desroys du Roure, Aurélie Le Thuaut, Joséphine Grange, Mathilde Vital and Jérôme Dimet

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:65

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  20. Content type: Research article

    It is estimated that 5-15% of all couples in industrialised nations are infertile. A perceived unfulfilled desire for a child or self-identification as infertile can lead to psychological strain and social iso...

    Authors: Eva Münster, Stephan Letzel, Jasmin Passet-Wittig, Norbert F. Schneider, Bettina Schuhrke, Rudolf Seufert and Ulrike Zier

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:62

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Pre-eclampsia (PE) is related to an impaired endothelial function. Endothelial dysfunction accounts for altered vascular reactivity, activation of the coagulation cascade and loss of vascular integrity. Impair...

    Authors: Dominique Mannaerts, Ellen Faes, Jan Gielis, Emeline Van Craenenbroeck, Paul Cos, Marc Spaanderman, Wilfried Gyselaers, Jerome Cornette and Yves Jacquemyn

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:60

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Although pregnancy-related laparotomy is a major intervention, literature is limited to small case-control or single center studies. We aimed to identify national incidence rates for postpartum laparotomy rela...

    Authors: Tom Witteveen, Athanasios Kallianidis, Joost J. Zwart, Kitty W. Bloemenkamp, Jos van Roosmalen and Thomas van den Akker

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:61

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    The World Health Organization leads a global strategy to promote the initiation and maintenance of breast-feeding.

    Authors: Susana Martín-Iglesias, M. Jesús Santamaría-Martín, Ahinoa Alonso-Álvarez, Milagros Rico-Blázquez, Isabel del Cura-González, Ricardo Rodríguez-Barrientosn, Aurora Barberá-Martín, Teresa Sanz-Cuesta, M. Isabel Coghen-Vigueras, Isabel de Antonio-Ramírez, Isabel Durand-Rincón, Felisa Garrido-Rodriguez, María Jesús Geijo-Rincón, Rebeca Mielgo-Salvador, M. Soledad Morales-Montalvá, M. Asunción Reviriego-Gutiérrez…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:59

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The incidence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is rising in all developed countries. This study aimed at assessing the short-term economic burden of GDM from the Italian healthcare system perspective.

    Authors: Michela Meregaglia, Livia Dainelli, Helen Banks, Chiara Benedetto, Patrick Detzel and Giovanni Fattore

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:58

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