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  1. Appropriate health system utilisation during pregnancy is fundamental for maintaining maternal and child’s health. To study the use and determinants of supplementary prenatal screening and diagnostics in Germa...

    Authors: Johanna Mayer, Susanne Brandstetter, Christina Tischer, Birgit Seelbach-Göbel, Sara Fill Malfertheiner, Michael Melter, Michael Kabesch and Christian Apfelbacher
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:436
  2. Obstetric infections are the third most common cause of maternal mortality, with the largest burden in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). We analyzed causes of infection-related maternal deaths and near-...

    Authors: Obiageli Okafor, Nathalie Roos, Abdulfetah Abdulkadir Abdosh, Olubukola Adesina, Zaynab Alaoui, William Arriaga Romero, Bouchra Assarag, Olufemi Aworinde, Luc de Bernis, Rigoberto Castro, Hassan Chrifi, Louise Tina Day, Rahel Demissew, María Guadalupe Flores Aceituno, Luis Gadama, Biruck Gashawbeza…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:431
  3. Depression during the postnatal year is prevalent in mothers (17%) and fathers (9%), and suicide is the leading cause of maternal death in this period. Lifelong costs and consequences of untreated postnatal de...

    Authors: Emily Eisner, Shôn Lewis, Charlotte Stockton-Powdrell, Ria Agass, Pauline Whelan and Clare Tower
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:429
  4. There is a tiered healthcare system in Australia to support maternal and child health, including, non-psychiatric day stay and residential parenting services (RPS) such as Tresillian and Karitane (in New South...

    Authors: Hannah Grace Dahlen, Virginia Schmied, Cathrine Fowler, Lilian L. Peters, Simone Ormsby and Charlene Thornton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:428
  5. The effect of carotenoids on the risk of preeclampsia (PE) is uncertain. We aimed to examine the associations between the intake of dietary carotenoids and related compounds by pregnant women in China, and the...

    Authors: Ting Kang, Yanhua Liu, Xi Chen, Xuemin Huang, Yuan Cao, Weifeng Dou, Dandan Duan, Yacong Bo, Stanislav Seydou Traore, Xianlan Zhao, Wenjun Fu, Fangfang Zeng, Jun Liu and Quanjun Lyu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:427
  6. The treatment and prevention of perinatal venous thromboembolism (VTE) are challenging because of the potential for both fetal and maternal complications.

    Authors: Meng Zhang, Meixin Liu, Dawei Wang, Yan Wang, Wenhua Zhang, Hanxu Yang, Junshuang Zhang, Qiuyi Li and Zhenqing Guo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:426
  7. Mothers in rural Ethiopian communities prefer giving birth at home. In developing countries, traditional birth attendants play an important role in reducing the maternal mortality rate. In Ethiopia, however, t...

    Authors: Aychew Kassie, Alemnew Wale, Desalegn Girma, Hailemariam Amsalu and Mastewal yechale
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:425
  8. Controversial evidence regarding the applicability of the IOM’s gestational weight gain (GWG) targets for women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has been reported. However, little is known about the we...

    Authors: Miao Hong, Feng Liang, Zheng Zheng, Huimin Chen, Yi Guo, Kuanrong Li and Xihong Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:424
  9. Neonatal hypoglycaemia is one of the major metabolic disorders that causes irreversible brain injury. Assessing for maternal glucose metabolism disorders can predict and avoid this perinatal complication. Acco...

    Authors: Asami Osada, Takeshi Arimitsu, Moe Kusakawa, Takane Kin and Mariko Hida
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:423
  10. Many maternal and neonatal deaths are largely preventable by expanding the continuum of care (at least four antenatal visits, skilled birth attendance and postnatal care). Even though ensuring the Continuum of...

    Authors: Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Kegnie Shitu and Tesfa Sewunet Alamneh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:422
  11. Approximately one in five women will experience mental health difficulties in the perinatal period. However, for a large group of women, symptoms of adverse perinatal mental health remain undetected and untrea...

    Authors: Sabrina Pilav, Kaat De Backer, Abigail Easter, Sergio A. Silverio, Sushma Sundaresh, Sara Roberts and Louise M. Howard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:421
  12. Massage during labour is one form of intrapartum non-pharmacological pain relief but it is not known whether the frequency of practicing these massage techniques among couples during the antenatal period could...

    Authors: Chit Ying Lai, Margaret Kit Wah Wong, Wing Hung Tong, Kam Yan Lau, Suk Yin Chu, Agnes Mei Lee Tam, Lai Ling Hui, Terence T. H. Lao and Tak Yeung Leung
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:420
  13. Nulliparous women contribute to increasing cesarean delivery in the Nordic countries and advanced maternal age has been suggested as responsible for rise in cesarean delivery rates in many developed countries....

    Authors: Yeneabeba Tilahun Sima, Rolv Skjærven, Liv Grimstvedt Kvalvik, Nils-Halvdan Morken, Kari Klungsøyr and Linn Marie Sørbye
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:419
  14. Due to the extensive development of assisted reproductive technology, the number of twin pregnancies has increased significantly over recent decades. Twin pregnancy is the most representative type of multiple ...

    Authors: Li Gao, Qian-Qian Xu, Shan Wang, Yuan-Qing Xia, Xin-Rong Zhao, Yi Wu, Ren-Yi Hua, Jin-Ling Sun and Yan-Lin Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:417
  15. Prevention of weight gain outside recommendations is a challenge for health services, with several barriers to best practice care identified. The aim of this pragmatic implementation study with a historical co...

    Authors: Susan de Jersey, Taylor Guthrie, Leonie Callaway, Jeanette Tyler, Karen New and Jan Nicholson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:416
  16. The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic elevated the risk for mental health problems in pregnant women, thereby increasing the risk for long-term negative consequences for mother and child well-being....

    Authors: Eva S. Potharst, Mirla A. Schaeffer, Cecile Gunning, Merith Cohen de Lara, Myrthe G. B. M. Boekhorst, Lianne P. Hulsbosch, Victor J. M. Pop and Sasja N. Duijff
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:415
  17. Acute pancreatitis in pregnancy (APIP) is a rare and serious complication during pregnancy. It has acute onset and is difficult to diagnose and treat. The aim of the present study was to describe the etiology,...

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Guoxing Wang, Zheng Cao, Wenyang Huang, Hongli Xiao, Hongtao Wei, Junli Lu, Ruixia Liu and Chenghong Yin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:414
  18. To understand the use of online antenatal education classes accessed via the Mother and Child Health Handbook app during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to provide a basis and suggestions for optimizing Interne...

    Authors: Xiao-Wen Chen, Li-Yuan Jiang, Ya Chen, Li-Fang Guo and Xu-Hong Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:412
  19. Caesarean delivery (CD) is the commonest obstetric surgery and surgical intervention to save lives of the mother and/or the new-borns. Despite been accepted as safe procedure, caesarean delivery has an increas...

    Authors: Raziya Gaffur, Bariki Mchome, Lyasimana Lithaneninn Ndaninginan, Benjamin Asubiojo, Michael Johnson Mahande and Eusebious Maro
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:411
  20. Caesarean section (CS) is an important medical intervention for reducing the risk of poor perinatal outcomes. However, CS trends in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continue to increase yet maternal and neonatal morta...

    Authors: Peter M. Kibe, Grace Wambura Mbuthia, Duncan N. Shikuku, Catherine Akoth, James Odhiambo Oguta, Loise Ng’ang’a and Samwel Maina Gatimu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:410
  21. There is a lack of reliable methods to estimate the risk of uterine rupture or dehiscence during a trial of labor in women with previous cesarean sections. This study aimed to assess the lower uterine segment ...

    Authors: Shahla K. Alalaf, Tarek Mohamed M. Mansour, Sileem Ahmad Sileem and Nazar P. Shabila
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:409
  22. The effects of diagnosing and treating labor dystocia with oxytocin infusion at different cervical dilatations have not been fully evaluated. Therefore, we aimed to examine whether cervical dilatation at diagn...

    Authors: Cecilia Brüggemann, Sara Carlhäll, Hanna Grundström and Marie Blomberg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:408
  23. Iron-deficiency anemia is a known risk factor for several adverse perinatal outcomes, but data on its impact on specific maternal morbidities is less robust. Further, information on associations between anemia...

    Authors: Jeffrey N. Bone, Mrutyunjaya Bellad, Shivaprasad Goudar, Ashalata Mallapur, Umesh Charantimath, Umesh Ramadurg, Geetanjali Katageri, Maria Lesperance, Mai-Lei Woo Kinshella, Raiya Suleman, Marianne Vidler, Sumedha Sharma, Richard Derman, Laura A. Magee and Peter von Dadelszen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:407
  24. Literature suggests that nonobstetric surgery during gestation is associated with a higher risk of spontaneous abortion, prematurity, and a higher cesarean section rate, but the direct impact on fetal outcomes...

    Authors: Pei-Han Fu, Chia-Hung Yu, Yi-Chen Chen, Chin-Chen Chu, Jen-Yin Chen and Fu-Wen Liang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:406
  25. The prenatal detection rate of fetal uterine effusion is very low, and current case reports mainly focus on pathological hydrometrocolpos. We presented two cases of fetal physiological uterine effusion with di...

    Authors: Lei Wang, Lizhu Chen, Dongmei Li, Bing Wang and Zeyu Yang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:405
  26. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of different treatment strategies for endogenic caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) patients.

    Authors: Wenjie Qu, Hua Li, Teng Zhang, Yuan Zhang, Yanli Ban, Ningfeng Li, Jingyan Jiang, Juan Xie, Wentian Shi, Yiping Hao, Ruowen Li, Wei Liu and Baoxia Cui
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:404
  27. Pregnant women were excluded from investigational trials of COVID-19 vaccines. Limited data are available to inform pregnant and postpartum women on their decisions to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

    Authors: Flor M. Munoz, Richard H. Beigi, Christine M. Posavad, Barbra A. Richardson, Helen Y. Chu, Karin Bok, James Campbell, Cristina Cardemil, Emily DeFranco, Robert W. Frenck, Mamodikoe Makhene, Jeanna M. Piper, Jeanne Sheffield, Ashley Miller and Kathleen M. Neuzil
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:402
  28. Opioid exposure during pregnancy has increased alarmingly in recent decades. However, the association between prenatal opioid exposure and congenital malformation risk has still been controversial. We aim to a...

    Authors: Xinrui Wang, Yushu Wang, Borui Tang and Xin Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:401
  29. The association between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) status and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) gained attention in recent years, however the conclusion is still controversial due to many interferi...

    Authors: Caihong Luo, Zhiju Li, Yunya Lu, Fang Wei, Dongmei Suo, Shiyan Lan, Zhengyuan Ren, Runchang Jiang, Fang Huang, Aiyue Chen, Liejun Jiang, Huayi Huang and Xiaoling Guo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:400
  30. Despite elevated prevalence rates of prenatal (antenatal) anxiety across studies (13–21%), and prenatal people’s use of the Internet to search for pregnancy-related information and support, research investigat...

    Authors: Shayna K. Pierce, Kristin A. Reynolds, Madison P. Hardman and Patricia Furer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:398
  31. Placenta Accreta Spectrum is associated with significant clinical maternal morbidity and mortality, which has been extensively described in the literature. However, there is a dearth of research on the lived e...

    Authors: Helena C. Bartels, Antje Horsch, Naomi Cooney, Donal J. Brennan and Joan G. Lalor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:397
  32. Maternal smoking during pregnancy can lead to serious adverse health outcomes for both women and their infants. While smoking in pregnancy has declined over time, it remains consistently higher in women with l...

    Authors: Cherise Fletcher, Elizabeth Hoon, Angela Gialamas, Gustaaf Dekker, John Lynch and Lisa Smithers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:396
  33. To investigate the safety and effectiveness of tubal inflammatory drugs in patients with incomplete tubal obstruction of at least one side after four-dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (4D-HyCoSy)...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Qin Wang, Chun-yan Gao, Hong-ju Tian, Wen-jiao He, Xi Zhang and Xi Xiong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:395
  34. Previous studies have shown that frozen embryo transfer (FET) resulted in increased live birth rates (LBR) and reduced the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) than did fresh embryo transfer in wom...

    Authors: Lu Guan, Haicui Wu, Chaofeng Wei, Conghui Pang, Danqi Liu, Xiaona Yu, Shan Xiang and Fang Lian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:394
  35. Since the implementation of China’s two-child policy in 2016, the number of re-pregnant women after cesarean section has increased significantly. These women are more prone to fear of childbirth compared with ...

    Authors: Yiping Hou, Xihong Zhou, Min Yao and Sai Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:393
  36. Macrosomia is closely associated with poor maternal and fetal outcome. But there is short of studies on the risk of macrosomia in early pregnancy. The purpose of this study is to establish a nomogram for predi...

    Authors: Jing Du, Xiaomei Zhang, Sanbao Chai, Xin Zhao, Jianbin Sun, Ning Yuan, Xiaofeng Yu and Qiaoling Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:392
  37. Early antenatal care (ANC) is essential for improving maternal and child health outcomes. The primary aims of this study were to 1) estimate the association between partners’ education attainment and early ANC...

    Authors: Paschal Awingura Apanga, Maxwell Tii Kumbeni, James Kotuah Sakeah, Ayokunle A. Olagoke and Olufemi Ajumobi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:391
  38. Progesterone is widely used to improve the adverse pregnancy outcomes related to vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy. However, the evidence of its effectiveness is equivocal.

    Authors: Chunrong Zhong, Guoping Xiong, Lixia Lin, Qian Li, Xi Chen, Xu Zhang, Yu Zhang, Shangzhi Xu, Xiaoyi Wang, Duan Gao, Meng Wu, Sen Yang, Weizhen Han, Guoqiang Sun, Xuefeng Yang, Liping Hao…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:390
  39. In a woman’s life, labor pain is the most severe pain that they have ever faced. In Ethiopia, the provision of pain relief in labor is often neglected. Furthermore, evidence strongly urged that further researc...

    Authors: Addis Eyeberu, Adera Debela, Tamirat Getachew, Merga Dheresa, Addisu Alemu and Yadeta Dessie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:389
  40. Extensive research on infant mortality (IM) exists in developing countries; however, most of the methods applied thus far relied on conventional regression analyses with limited prediction capability. Advanced...

    Authors: Emmanuel Mfateneza, Pierre Claver Rutayisire, Emmanuel Biracyaza, Sanctus Musafiri and Willy Gasafari Mpabuka
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:388
  41. The present study aimed to assess the magnitude and factors associated with neglected and non-consented care during childbirth in public health facilities in Central Tigray, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Elsa Tesfa Berhe, Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul R. Ward and Teferi Gebru Gebremeskel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:386
  42. Recognizing that hyperglycemia in pregnancy can impact both individually a patient’s health and collectively the healthcare system and that different levels of hyperglycemia incur different consequences, we ai...

    Authors: Tatiana A. Zaccara, Cristiane F. Paganoti, Fernanda C. F. Mikami, Rossana P. V. Francisco and Rafaela A. Costa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:385
  43. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. The mechanism underlying the crosstalk between long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and N6-methyladenine (m6A) modification in G...

    Authors: Runyu Du, Yu Bai and Ling Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:384
  44. Preterm delivery rate is a crucial public health indicator, yet reliable statistic is currently not available in China. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we aimed to review studies on preterm delive...

    Authors: Qinfeng Song, Junxi Chen, Yubo Zhou, Zhiwen Li, Hongtian Li and Jianmeng Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:383

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