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  1. Evidence suggests that cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption during pregnancy negatively impacts fetal health. Health agencies across countries have developed specific guidelines for health professionals i...

    Authors: Sakari Lemola, Anna Gkiouleka, Natalie Urfer-Maurer, Alexander Grob, Katharina Tritten Schwarz and Yvonne Meyer-Leu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:31

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  2. Traditional hierarchical approaches to research give privilege to small groups with decision-making power, without direct input from those with lived experience of illness who bear the burden of disease. A Res...

    Authors: Linda S. Franck, Monica R. McLemore, Shanell Williams, Kathryn Millar, Anastasia Y. Gordon, Schyneida Williams, Nakia Woods, Lisa Edwards, Tania Pacheco, Artie Padilla, Fanta Nelson and Larry Rand

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:10

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  3. Emotional distress following pregnancy loss and neonatal loss is common, with enduring grief occurring for many parents. However, little is known about men’s grief, since the majority of existing literature an...

    Authors: Kate Louise Obst, Clemence Due, Melissa Oxlad and Philippa Middleton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:11

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  4. It currently remains unknown whether the resection of cervical polyps during pregnancy leads to miscarriage and/or preterm birth. This study evaluated the risk of spontaneous PTB below 34 or 37 weeks and misca...

    Authors: Kaori Fukuta, Satoshi Yoneda, Noriko Yoneda, Arihiro Shiozaki, Akitoshi Nakashima, Takashi Minamisaka, Johji Imura and Shigeru Saito

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:27

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  5. Recently, a growing body of literature has established that disrespect and abuse during delivery is prevalent around the world. This complex issue has not been well studied through the lens of behavioral scien...

    Authors: Jana Smith, Rachel Banay, Emily Zimmerman, Vivien Caetano, Maurice Musheke and Ameck Kamanga

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:26

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Evidence of placental maternal vascular malperfusion is associated with significant perinatal outcomes such as preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and preterm birth. Elevations in pre-pregnancy blood...

    Authors: Jacqueline Atlass, Marie Menke, W. Tony Parks and Janet M. Catov

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:25

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  7. Evidence from observational studies suggests that a greater intake of ultra-processed foods during pregnancy is associated with a higher chance of obesity, increased gestational weight gain, and neonatal adipo...

    Authors: Daniela Saes Sartorelli, Lívia Castro Crivellenti, Marina Garcia Manochio-Pina, Naiara Franco Baroni, Mariana Rinaldi Carvalho, Rosa Wanda Diez-Garcia and Laércio Joel Franco

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Guidelines recommend identifying in early pregnancy women at elevated risk of pre-eclampsia. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a pre-eclampsia risk prediction model for nulliparous women attend...

    Authors: Ziad T. A. Al-Rubaie, H. Malcolm Hudson, Gregory Jenkins, Imad Mahmoud, Joel G. Ray, Lisa M. Askie and Sarah J. Lord

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:23

    Content type: Research article

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  9. By 2015, Malawi had not achieved Millennium Development Goal 4, reducing maternal mortality by about 35% from 675 to 439 deaths per 100,000 livebirths. Hypothesised reasons included low uptake of antenatal car...

    Authors: Chiyembekezo Kachimanga, Elizabeth L. Dunbar, Samuel Watson, Katie Cundale, Henry Makungwa, Emily B. Wroe, Charles Malindi, Lawrence Nazimera, Daniel Palazuelos, Jeanel Drake, Thomas Gates, Thomas van den Akker and Jawaya Shea

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:22

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Husbands’ involvement in maternal care is considered as a crucial step in scaling up women’s utilization of the services. However, the factors related with how husband’s involvement in maternal health care hav...

    Authors: Wondwosen Teklesilasie and Wakgari Deressa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:21

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  11. Iron and Folic Acid are two of the micronutrients recommended for pregnant women to support optimal maternal outcomes with regard to preventing anaemia and foetal birth defects. It is difficult to establish if...

    Authors: Moses C. Simuyemba, Phoebe A. Bwembya, Mumbi Chola and Charles Michelo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:20

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  12. A considerable amount of research demonstrates how breastfeeding self-efficacy significantly influences breastfeeding outcomes. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of nursing intervention on mother’...

    Authors: Safiya Sabri Piro and Hamdia Mirkhan Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:19

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  13. The optimal dietary practice is a critical requisite for maternal nutrition. However, the majority of Ethiopian pregnant women have inadequate nutrient intakes. These may be due to their poor dietary habits. I...

    Authors: Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew, Getu Degu Alene and Tefera Belachew

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:18

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  14. The early postnatal period is a dangerous time for both mother and baby where morbidity and mortality are highly prevalent if proper care is not done. Post natal care (PNC) knowledge has significant role in re...

    Authors: Ghirmay Ghebreigziabher Beraki, Eyasu H. Tesfamariam, Amanuel Gebremichael, Berhanemeskel Yohannes, Kessete Haile, Shewit Tewelde and Simret Goitom

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:17

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  15. Hypertension is the most common medical problem encountered in pregnancy and is a leading cause of perinatal and maternal morbidity and mortality. However, its magnitude and risk factors yet not adequately ass...

    Authors: Leta Hinkosa, Almaz Tamene and Negeso Gebeyehu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:16

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  16. Quality maternal health reduces maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. Healthcare professionals, including midwives, are significant agents for the promotion of quality maternal health. Frequents repor...

    Authors: Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Adwoa Bemah Boamah Mensah, Emmanuel Kweku Nakua, Pascal Agbadi, Jody R. Lori and Peter Donkor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:15

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  17. Major obstetric haemorrhage is a leading cause of maternal mortality and accounts for one-third of maternal deaths in of Africa. This study aimed to assess the population-based incidence, causes, management an...

    Authors: Anke Heitkamp, Simcha Lot Aronson, Thomas van den Akker, Linda Vollmer, Stefan Gebhardt, Jos van Roosmalen, Johanna I. de Vries and Gerhard Theron

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:14

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  18. Maternal mental health including postpartum mental health is essential to women’s health. This study aimed to develop a specific measure for assessing postpartum depression literacy and consequently evaluate i...

    Authors: Fatemeh Mirsalimi, Fazlollah Ghofranipour, Azita Noroozi and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:13

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  19. Many efforts have been focused on the alternative glycemic marker glycated albumin (GlyA) and its application in pregnancy during which profound physiological changes take place. Our objective was to determine...

    Authors: Ying Dong, Yanhong Zhai, Jing Wang, Yi Chen, Xin Xie, Chunhong Zhang, Jingrui Liu, Yifan Lu, Guodong Tang, Lican Han, Lin Li and Zheng Cao

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:12

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare, life threatening obstetric complication, often associated with severe coagulopathy. Induced abortions are extremely safe procedures however complications including AFE ...

    Authors: Halley P. Crissman, Charisse Loder, Carlo Pancaro and Jason Bell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:9

    Content type: Case report

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  21. Childbirth remains a uniquely multifaceted, mental-cognitive and a major life experience to women. It is composed of a variety of psycho social and emotional aspects and creates memories, sometimes bad experie...

    Authors: Agani Afaya, Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Elizabeth A. Baku, Richard Adongo Afaya, Mavis Ofori, Samuel Agyeibi, Frederick Boateng, Rosemond Ohwui Gamor, Elsie Gyasi-Kwofie and Prudence P. Mwini Nyaledzigbor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:8

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  22. The prevalence of pregnancy-induced hypertension in Ethiopia ranges from 2.2 to 18.3%. However, so far little is known about the adverse perinatal outcomes of pregnancy-induced hypertension in Tigray regional ...

    Authors: Abadi Kidanemariam Berhe, Abiodun O. Ilesanmi, Christopher O. Aimakhu and Afework Mulugeta

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 20:7

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  23. The 90% effective dose (ED90) of oxytocin infusion has been previously estimated to be 16.2 IU h− 1. However, bolus administration of oxytocin prior to the infusion may decrease the infusion dose required. The ai...

    Authors: Xiao Wei Qian, Dan M. Drzymalski, Chang Cheng Lv, Fei He Guo, Lu Yang Wang and Xin Zhong Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 20:6

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  24. The early postpartum period is the most stressful period for a new mother, who is assuming new roles and responsibilities in life, and must deal with the demands from her newborn baby and her own care needs. L...

    Authors: Xiao Xiao, Fei-wan Ngai, She-ning Zhu and Alice Yuen Loke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 20:5

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  25. Twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) is a highly morbid condition in which treatment exists, but the pregnancy remains high-risk until delivery. It may have serious sequelae, including fetal death, and in the...

    Authors: Fiona L. Mackie, Helen Pattison, Jelena Jankovic, R. Katie Morris and Mark D. Kilby

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 20:4

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  26. Premature birth is the main cause of mortality in children under 1 year, and vitamin D deficiency during gestation is associated with prematurity. The effects of vitamin D are mediated by its receptor, which i...

    Authors: Letícia Veríssimo Dutra, Fernando Alves Affonso-Kaufman, Fernanda Ramires Cafeo, Milene Saori Kassai, Caio Parente Barbosa, Francisco Winter Santos Figueiredo, Fabíola Isabel Suano-Souza and Bianca Bianco

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 20:3

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  27. To establish the changes in perinatal morbidity and mortality in twin pregnancies in Finland, a retrospective register research was conducted. Our extensive data from a 28-year study period provide important i...

    Authors: Annu-Riikka Susanna Rissanen, Riina Maria Jernman, Mika Gissler, Irmeli Katriina Nupponen and Mika Erkki Nuutila

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 20:2

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  28. Urinary tract infection (UTI) in pregnancy, including asymptomatic bacteriuria, is associated with maternal morbidity and adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth and low birthweight. In low-middle ...

    Authors: Anne CC Lee, Luke C. Mullany, Alain K. Koffi, Iftekhar Rafiqullah, Rasheda Khanam, Lian V. Folger, Mahmoodur Rahman, Dipak K. Mitra, Alain Labrique, Parul Christian, Jamal Uddin, Parvez Ahmed, Salahuddin Ahmed, Arif Mahmud, Sushil K. DasGupta, Nazma Begum…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 20:1

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  29. Birth asphyxia is a major contributor to neonatal mortality worldwide. In Ethiopia, birth asphyxia remains a severe condition that leads to significant mortality and morbidity. This study aims to assess the pr...

    Authors: Ritbano Ahmed Abdo, Hassen Mosa Halil, Biruk Assefa Kebede, Abebe Alemu Anshebo and Negeso Gebeyehu Gejo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:536

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  30. Given the sudden and unexpected nature of an emergency caesarean section (EmCS) coupled with an increased risk of psychological distress, it is particularly important to understand the psychosocial outcomes fo...

    Authors: Madeleine Benton, Amy Salter, Nicole Tape, Chris Wilkinson and Deborah Turnbull

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:535

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  31. Pain control and the stress associated with labor and delivery are among the most important issues of health care system. Use of distraction techniques during childbirth is reported to reduce pain and stress o...

    Authors: Paria Amiri, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Khalil Esmaeilpour, Mahin Kamalifard and Reyhaneh Ivanbagha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:534

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  32. In 2015, Nigeria’s estimated 317,700 stillbirths accounted for 12.2% of the 2.6 million estimated global stillbirths. This suggests that Nigeria still makes substantial contribution to the global burden of sti...

    Authors: Friday E. Okonofua, Lorretta Favour C. Ntoimo, Rosemary Ogu, Hadiza Galadanci, Gana Mohammed, Durodola Adetoye, Eghe Abe, Ola Okike, Kingsley Agholor, Rukiyat Abdus-salam and Abdullahi Randawa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:533

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  33. Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is one of the most important causative agents of neonatal sepsis. As administration of prophylactic antibiotics during labor can prevent GBS infection, routine screening for this bacte...

    Authors: Laura L. Vieira, Amanda V. Perez, Monique M. Machado, Michele L. Kayser, Daniela V. Vettori, Ana Paula Alegretti, Charles F. Ferreira, Janete Vettorazzi and Edimárlei G. Valério

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:532

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  34. The incidence of PAS disorders increased rapidly in recent years, and introvoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) MRI has been applied in the assessment of placenta. The study aims to investigate whether the parameter...

    Authors: Tao Lu, Hong Pu, Kui-de Li, Jie Mei, Meng-wei Huang and Shao-yu Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:531

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  35. Decreased birth satisfaction has been associated with labor induction. Yet, there is a paucity of data evaluating risk factors for decreased satisfaction associated with labor induction. We aimed to determine ...

    Authors: Rebecca F. Hamm, Sindhu K. Srinivas and Lisa D. Levine

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:530

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  36. To systematically review the literature on clinical interventions that influence vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) rates.

    Authors: Aireen Wingert, Lisa Hartling, Meghan Sebastianski, Cydney Johnson, Robin Featherstone, Ben Vandermeer and R. Douglas Wilson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:529

    Content type: Research article

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  37. We report a process to identify and prioritise research questions in preterm birth that are most important to people affected by preterm birth and healthcare practitioners in the United Kingdom and Republic of...

    Authors: Sandy Oliver, Seilin Uhm, Lelia Duley, Sally Crowe, Anna L. David, Catherine P. James, Zoe Chivers, Gill Gyte, Chris Gale, Mark Turner, Bev Chambers, Irene Dowling, Jenny McNeill, Fiona Alderdice, Andrew Shennan and Sanjeev Deshpande

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:528

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  38. Candida is the commonest opportunistic fungi in human. Candida species cause diverse types of diseases. Vaginal candidiasis has been reported as one of the most common type of fungal diseases among pregnant women...

    Authors: Alem Tsega and Feleke Mekonnen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:527

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Worldwide approximately 2.6 million are stillborn, mostly occurring in developing countries. In the great part these deaths are inexplicable. The evenness and standardisation of the diagnostic criteria are pre...

    Authors: Anna M. Lavezzi, Francesco Piscioli, Teresa Pusiol, Gianfranco Jorizzo and Stefano Ferrero

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:526

    Content type: Technical advance

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  40. A growing body of evidence is beginning to highlight how mass incarceration shapes inequalities in population health. Non-Hispanic blacks are disproportionately affected by incarceration and criminal law enfor...

    Authors: Lauren Dyer, Rachel Hardeman, Dovile Vilda, Katherine Theall and Maeve Wallace

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:525

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Myocardial deformation imaging offers the potential to measure myocardial function. Remodelling, the change in size, shape and function, appears as a result of pressure or volume changes and is thought to be t...

    Authors: Noortje H. M. van Oostrum, S. Guid Oei and Judith O. E. H. van Laar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:524

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. Giant ovarian cyst is very rare in gravid-puerperium period. It is a cause of a maternal-fetal morbidity. We report a case of a giant benign ovarian cyst in gravid-puerperium period which was diagnosed and man...

    Authors: Sibraogo Kiemtoré, Hyacinthe Zamané, Yobi Alexis Sawadogo, Rodrigue Sansan Sib, Evelyne Komboigo, Ali Ouédraogo and Blandine Bonané

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:523

    Content type: Case report

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  43. Pregnancy management in women with Wilson disease (WD) remains an important clinical problem. This research was conducted to investigate how to avoid worsening of WD symptoms during pregnancy and increase preg...

    Authors: Xu-En Yu, Min Pan, Yong-Zhu Han, Ren-Min Yang, Juan Wang and Shan Gao

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:522

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that the name of one author was spelled incorrectly as Kidanemariam Berhe Tekola, when the correct spelling is Kidanemaryam Berhe Tekola.

    Authors: Freweini Gebrearegay Tela, Afework Mulugeta Bezabih, Amaha Kahsay Adhanu and Kidanemaryam Berhe Tekola

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:521

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    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:219

  45. Abuse against women in labor starts with subtle forms of discrimination that can turn into overt violence. Therefore it is crucial to work towards prevention and elimination of disrespect and ill-treatment in ...

    Authors: Barbara Baranowska, Antonina Doroszewska, Urszula Kubicka-Kraszyńska, Joanna Pietrusiewicz, Iwona Adamska-Sala, Anna Kajdy, Dorota Sys, Urszula Tataj-Puzyna, Grażyna Bączek and Susan Crowther

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:520

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  46. In Syria, there are no previous studies on postpartum depression. The aim of this study is was identify the prevalence of postpartum depression and investigate its risk factors among Syrian women seen at the P...

    Authors: Mayada Roumieh, Hyam Bashour, Mayada Kharouf and Salah Chaikha

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:519

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Intrapartum fetal mortality can be prevented by quality emergency obstetrics and newborn care (EmONC) during pregnancy and childbirth. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a low-dose high-frequency onsite...

    Authors: Duncan N. Shikuku, Rita Mukosa, Taphroze Peru, Alice Yaite, Janerose Ambuchi and Kenneth Sisimwo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:518

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Maternal undernutrition is highly prevalent in resource-poor settings. Hence, this study was intended to determine factors associated with the dietary practice and nutritional status of pregnant women in Dessi...

    Authors: Tona Zema Diddana

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:517

    Content type: Research article

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  49. To scale up a comprehensive way of implementation to reduce neonatal mortality evaluation of factors for neonatal near-miss cases is very important. Certain studies were done in assessing near-miss cases, but ...

    Authors: Abera Mersha, Agegnehu Bante and Shitaye Shibiru

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:516

    Content type: Research article

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  50. Paucity of data on state-wide maternal mortality in Nigeria hampers planning, monitoring and evaluation of the impact of interventions. The Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths in Ondo State was initiated...

    Authors: Lawal Oyeneyin, Thomas van den Akker, Oladipo Durojaiye, Ola Obaado, Francis Akanbiemu, Yetunde Olagbuji, Isaac Aladeniyi, Majeed Oyeneyin and Olajumoke Aladenola

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:514

    Content type: Research article

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