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  1. Numerous factors play a role in maternal identity formation and function. Recognizing the aspects related to adaptation to the mother role can effectively provide a solution to help mothers construct maternal ...

    Authors: Parivash Ahmadpour, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Monireh Hamed Bieyabanie and Mojgan Mirghafourvand‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:367
  2. Effective provider-patient communication is a key element of quality health care, including perinatal care. What constitutes “effective communication” in perinatal care may vary according to the population see...

    Authors: Gul Saeed, Hilary K. Brown, Yona Lunsky, Kate Welsh, Laurie Proulx, Susan Havercamp and Lesley A. Tarasoff
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:364
  3. Women with high-risk pregnancies are among the most vulnerable groups that require additional precautionary measures against the spread of COVID-19 plus receiving prenatal care. Yet, there is limited informati...

    Authors: Kobra Mirzakhani, Nahid Jahani Shoorab, Azam Akbari and Talat Khadivzadeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:363
  4. Maternal morbidity and mortality related to infection is an international public health concern, but detection and assessment is often difficult as part of routine maternity care in many low- and middle-income...

    Authors: Emilia Slezak, Holger Unger, Luis Gadama and Mary McCauley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:362
  5. Alcohol drinking during pregnancy is towering despite the well-established proof of its unfavorable pregnancy results and destitute child improvement. Despite such enormous consequences, there are limited data...

    Authors: Bezawit Mulat, Wallelign Alemnew and Kegnie Shitu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:361
  6. Yazidi survivors of a 2014 genocidal attack by the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have complex medical and mental health needs in the perinatal and postpartum period. Few studies have a...

    Authors: Pegah AM Seidi, Nazdar Qudrat Abas, Dilshad Jaff, Raven Dunstan, Lein Soltan, Amanda Brumwell, Michael Wilson, Thomas Nicholson and Aunchalee E. L. Palmquist
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:359
  7. There is growing attention to the use of mHealth technologies to promote glycemic control for women with GDM around the world, but research on promoting a change in health behaviors is lacking. This study aime...

    Authors: Iman Al Hashmi, Hilal Alsabti, Omar Al Omari, Yusra Al Nasseri and Atika Khalaf
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:358
  8. Pregnancy is associated with increased risk for severe COVID-19. Few studies have examined knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) related to pregnancy during the pandemic. This study investigated the associ...

    Authors: Jadsada Kunno, Pataraporn Yubonpunt, Busaba Supawattanabodee, Chavanant Sumanasrethakul and Budsaba Wiriyasirivaj
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:357
  9. To determine the optimal delivery time for women with diet-controlled gestational diabetes mellitus by comparing differences in adverse maternal–fetal outcome and cesarean section rates.

    Authors: Zongzhi Yin, Tengteng Li, Lu Zhou, Jiajia Fei, Jingjing Su and Dan Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:356
  10. The aim of this study was to investigate guidelines on preterm birth, analyze decision-criteria, and to identify consensus and discrepancies among these guidelines.

    Authors: Katharina Putora, René Hornung, Janis Kinkel, Tina Fischer and Paul Martin Putora
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:355

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:413

  11. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) remains a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Midwives play a key role in the initial management of PPH. Uterotonic agents are widely used in its prevention...

    Authors: S. Voillequin, P. Rozenberg, Ph. Ravaud and A. Rousseau
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:353
  12. Maternal health literacy is defined as the acquisition of required cognitive and social skills to enable women to access, understand, appraise, and use the information needed to maintain and enhance their heal...

    Authors: Nikta Tavananezhad, Amjad Mohamadi Bolbanabad, Fatemeh Ghelichkhani, Fatemeh Effati-Daryani and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:351
  13. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is major pregnancy complication that is associated with short- and long-term consequences for both mother and infant, including increased risk of diabetes later in life. A l...

    Authors: Majed A. Suwaydi, Mary E. Wlodek, Ching Tat Lai, Stuart A. Prosser, Donna T. Geddes and Sharon L. Perrella
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:350
  14. To investigate the diagnostic value of monoexponential, biexponential, and diffusion kurtosis MR imaging (MRI) in differentiating placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders.

    Authors: Tao Lu, Yishuang Wang, Aiwen Guo, Wei Cui, Yazheng Chen, Shaoyu Wang and Guotai Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:349
  15. Machine Learning (ML) has been widely used in predicting the mode of childbirth and assessing the potential maternal risks during pregnancy. The primary aim of this review study is to explore current research ...

    Authors: Muhammad Nazrul Islam, Sumaiya Nuha Mustafina, Tahasin Mahmud and Nafiz Imtiaz Khan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:348
  16. Sexual Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is a public health problem globally, with about one in three women experiencing sexual IPV ever in their lifetime. Unintended pregnancy is one of the consequences of sexu...

    Authors: Priyanka Garg, Madhur Verma, Priyanka Sharma, Carolina V. N. Coll and Milan Das
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:347
  17. Delay in care seeking is one of the causes for neonatal death. Mothers’ knowledge of neonatal danger signs is imperative to promote early recognition of neonatal illness and reduce the delay in care seeking. C...

    Authors: Jingxin Zhou, Wenzhe Hua, Qiaomu Zheng, Qin Cai, Xi Zhang and Liping Jiang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:346
  18. Clinical guideline recommendations for addressing alcohol consumption during pregnancy are sub-optimally implemented and limited evidence exists to inform practice improvements. The aim of this study was to es...

    Authors: Emma Doherty, Melanie Kingsland, Elizabeth J. Elliott, Belinda Tully, Luke Wolfenden, Adrian Dunlop, Ian Symonds, John Attia, Sarah Ward, Mandy Hunter, Carol Azzopardi, Chris Rissel, Karen Gillham, Tracey W. Tsang, Penny Reeves and John Wiggers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:345
  19. Most existing evidence about the prevalence of prenatal cannabis use relies on self-reported measures, which is limited by social desirability bias and recall bias. To date, several studies have examined the v...

    Authors: Kara R. Skelton, Erin Donahue and Sara E. Benjamin-Neelon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:344
  20. Our previous study demonstrated the safety and effectiveness of abdominal radical trachelectomy during pregnancy but did not focus on the fetus. This study aimed to clarify the influence of abdominal radical t...

    Authors: Eiri Shima, Mina Itsukaichi, Kosuke Yoshihara, Tatsuya Ishiguro, Kazufumi Haino, Koji Nishino, Nobumichi Nishikawa, Koji Nishijima and Takayuki Enomoto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:343
  21. Mental health has long fallen behind physical health in attention, funding, and action—especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). It has been conspicuously absent from global reproductive, materna...

    Authors: Shanon E McNab, Sean L Dryer, Laura Fitzgerald, Patricia Gomez, Anam M. Bhatti, Edward Kenyi, Aleefia Somji, Neena Khadka and Suzanne Stalls
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:342
  22. Preterm birth poses short and long-term health consequences for mothers and offspring including cardiovascular disease sequelae. However, studies evaluating preexisting family history of cardiovascular disease...

    Authors: Tone Engen, Katrine Mari Owe, Julie Horn, Gerhard Sulo, Øyvind Erik Næss, Petur Benedikt Juliusson, Nils-Halvdan Morken and Grace Margrethe Egeland
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:341
  23. The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of neural tube defects (NTDs) and to examine the epidemiological characteristics of NTD related deaths in Turkey.

    Authors: Nilgün Çaylan, Sıddıka Songül Yalçin, Başak Tezel, Şirin Aydin, Oben Üner and Fatih Kara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:340
  24. Labor represents a period of significant physical activity. Inefficient energy supply may delay labor process and even lead to cesarean delivery. Herein we investigated whether ingestion of a carbohydrate-rich...

    Authors: Ting Ding, Chun-Mei Deng, Xiao-Feng Shen, Yao-Wu Bai, Xiao-Lan Zhang, Ji-Ping Liu, Li-Juan Yang, Hai-Tao Yu, Lei Xie, Hong Chen, Dong-Liang Mu, Yuan Qu, Hui-Xia Yang, Ai-Rong Bao, Sai-Nan Zhu and Dong-Xin Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:339
  25. Current vital statistics of birth population and neonatal outcome in China lacked information and definition of deaths at delivery and during hospitalization, especially for extreme preterm (EPT) birth. This s...

    Authors: Yaling Xu, Xiaojing Guo, Zhaojun Pan, Guofang Zheng, Xiaoqiong Li, Tingting Qi, Xiaoqin Zhu, Hui Wang, Weijie Ding, Zhaofang Tian, Haijun Wang, Hongni Yue and Bo Sun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:338
  26. The association between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and perinatal depression (PND) remains controversial. Our study aimed to comprehensively assess this association in a longitudinal cohort study with ...

    Authors: Haiyan Li, Xiayan Yu, Wenjing Qiang, Mengjuan Lu, Minmin Jiang, Yanyan Hou, Yue Gu, Fangbiao Tao and Beibei Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:337
  27. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with adverse health consequences for women and their offspring. It is associated with maternal body mass index (BMI) and may be associated with gestational wei...

    Authors: Shuang Zhang, Huikun Liu, Nan Li, Wei Dong, Weiqin Li, Leishen Wang, Yu Zhang, Yingzi Yang and Junhong Leng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:336
  28. Most medications lack evidence-based information about its safety and efficacy during pregnancy and breastfeeding, because pregnant women are often not included in clinical research. Another way to generate ev...

    Authors: Marieke J. Hollestelle, Rieke van der Graaf, Sarah Dewi Hartman, Miriam C. J. M. Sturkenboom and Johannes J. M. van Delden
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:334
  29. Lipids are crucial for fetal growth and development. Maternal lipid concentrations are associated with fetal growth in the second and third trimester of pregnancy and with birth outcomes. However, it is unknow...

    Authors: Dionne V. Gootjes, Anke G. Posthumus, Deveney F. Wols, Yolanda B. de Rijke, Jeanine E. Roeters Van Lennep and Eric A. P. Steegers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:333
  30. Pregnancy starts early in Sao Tome and Principe (STP) and rates of adolescent pregnancy increased 16% in recent years reaching a 27.3% prevalence. This study aimed to understand the pregnant adolescents’ chara...

    Authors: Alexandra Vasconcelos, Nelson Bandeira, Swasilanne Sousa, Filomena Pereira and Maria do Ceu Machado
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:332
  31. The perinatal period is often characterized by specific fear, worry, and anxiety concerning the pregnancy and its outcomes, referred to as pregnancy-related anxiety. Pregnancy-related anxiety is uniquely assoc...

    Authors: Kristin Hadfield, Samuel Akyirem, Luke Sartori, Abdul-Malik Abdul-Latif, Dominic Akaateba, Hamideh Bayrampour, Anna Daly, Kelly Hadfield and Gilbert Abotisem Abiiro
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:331
  32. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) has been developed to detect genetic disorders before pregnancy which is usually done on blastomeres biopsied from 8-cell stage embryos obtained from in vitro fertilizat...

    Authors: Yeganeh Keshvar, Solmaz Sabeghi, Zohreh Sharifi, Kiyana Sadat Fatemi, Panti Fouladi, Shahrzad Younesi Khah, Faezeh Rahiminejad, Atefeh Joudaki, Masoume Amini, Hamideh Bagherian, Marefat Ghaffari Novin, Mansoureh Movahedin, Marzieh Mojbafan and Sirous Zeinali
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:330
  33. Previous studies suggest higher rates of caesarean section among women who identify as racial/ethnic minorities. The objective of this study was to understand factors contributing to differences in caesarean r...

    Authors: Corrine Hanson, Kaeli Samson, Ann L. Anderson-Berry, Rebecca A. Slotkowski and Dejun Su
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:329
  34. The provision of optimal and quality services during labour, delivery and in the early neonatal period is highly required to accelerate the reduction of neonatal deaths and improve the quality of life of newbo...

    Authors: Bizuhan Gelaw Birhanu and Johanna Mmabojalwa Mathibe-Neke
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:328
  35. Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) is a common genetic condition and prenatal diagnosis is difficult due to heterogeneous expression of this syndrome and rather non-specific ultrasound findings. Objective of this ...

    Authors: Corinna Simonini, Markus Hoopmann, Karl Oliver Kagan, Torsten Schröder, Ulrich Gembruch and Annegret Geipel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:327
  36. Right ventricular outflow tract obstruction (RVOTO) is the most frequently encountered congenital heart disease in patients with twin –twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) and is especially prevalent in the recipi...

    Authors: Yao-Lung Chang, An-Shine Chao, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, Po-Jen Cheng, Wen-Fang Li and Chin-Chieh Hsu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:326
  37. Measuring positive and negative aspects of well-being during pregnancy and childbirth is important for both healthy women and women who are living with long-term health conditions (LTCs). This study aimed to f...

    Authors: Laura Kelly, Jennifer J. Kurinczuk, Ray Fitzpatrick and Fiona Alderdice
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:325

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:403

  38. The contents of ovarian endometrioma (OMA) such as inflammatory mediators, reactive oxygen species, and iron may disrupt normal folliculogenesis and result in subsequent oocyte apoptosis. Therefore, women with...

    Authors: Yu Deng, Zhanhui Ou, Minna Yin, Zhiheng Chen, Shiling Chen and Ling Sun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:324
  39. Ovarian vein thrombosis (OVT) may cause maternal mortality by inducing pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). However, the prevalence, etiology, risk factors, prognosis, and optimal treatments for asymptomatic OVT d...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Murata, Yuki Yoshimoto, Yoshiaki Shibano, Koji Owada, Masayuki Miyajima, Soichi Nakamura and Ryuji Yamauchi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:323
  40. Established risk factors for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) include age, ethnicity, family history of diabetes and previous GDM. Additional significant influences have recently been demonstrated in the li...

    Authors: Daria Di Filippo, Chloe Bell, Melissa Han Yiin Chang, Justine Darling, Amanda Henry and Alec Welsh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:321
  41. Most embryos that spontaneously abort during early pregnancy are found to have chromosomal abnormalities. The purpose of this study is to explore the factors involved in chromosome aberrations during embryogen...

    Authors: Qinghua Xu, Ying Chan, Yun Feng, Baosheng Zhu, Bicheng Yang, Shu Zhu, Lingyun Su, Li Zou, Na Feng and Yan Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:320
  42. Trust of women and families toward health institutions has led to increased use of their services for childbirth. Whilst unpleasant experience of care during childbirth will halt this achievement and have adve...

    Authors: Rejina Gurung, Md Moinuddin, Avinash K. Sunny, Amit Bhandari, Anna Axelin and Ashish KC
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:319
  43. Evidence on obstetric violence is reported globally. In India, research shows that almost every woman goes through some level of disrespect and abuse during childbirth, more so in states such as Bihar where ov...

    Authors: Kaveri Mayra, Jane Sandall, Zoë Matthews and Sabu S. Padmadas
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:318
  44. Induction of labour (IOL) is a common obstetric intervention. When planning IOL, especially in women at risk for complications at delivery, the aim should be for delivery to occur when senior staff are availab...

    Authors: Laura Slade, Georgina Digance, Angela Bradley, Richard Woodman and Rosalie Grivell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:316
  45. Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is significantly associated with negative outcomes for both mother and child. Current evidence indicates an association between low levels of social support and...

    Authors: Thao Da Thi Tran, Linda Murray and Thang Van Vo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:315

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