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  1. Men’s involvement in obstetrics care is an important strategy in reducing preventable maternal morbidity and mortality. This is particularly important in developing countries where men often make decision on f...

    Authors: Addisu Gize, Alemtsehay Eyassu, Balkachew Nigatu, Mekonen Eshete and Nebiyou Wendwessen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:515

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  2. In New South Wales (NSW) Australia, women at low risk of complications can choose from three birth settings: home, birth centre and hospital. Between 2000 and 2012, around 6.4% of pregnant women planned to giv...

    Authors: Vanessa L. Scarf, Rosalie Viney, Serena Yu, Maralyn Foureur, Chris Rossiter, Hannah Dahlen, Charlene Thornton, Seong Leang Cheah and Caroline S. E. Homer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:513

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  3. Unplanned out-of-hospital birth is generally assumed to occur for women who are multiparous, have a history of a short pushing phase of labour or are experiencing a precipitate birth. However, there is little ...

    Authors: Belinda Flanagan, Bill Lord, Rachel Reed and Gail Crimmins

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:490

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  4. Perinatal grief is a process that affects families in biological, psychological, social and spiritual terms. It is estimated that every year there are 2.7 million perinatal deaths worldwide and 4.43 deaths for...

    Authors: Marcos Camacho-Ávila, Cayetano Fernández-Sola, Francisca Rosa Jiménez-López, José Granero-Molina, Isabel María Fernández-Medina, Laura Martínez-Artero and José Manuel Hernández-Padilla

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:512

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  5. The World Health Organization recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed until the age of six months. Breastfeeding is generally understood to mean the provision of human breastmilk to the infant by dire...

    Authors: Leah Strauch, Linda Sweet, Hayley Scott and Amanda Müller

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:511

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Although vaccination of pregnant women against influenza is recommended, the vaccination rate remains low. We conducted a study to identify determinants of influenza vaccination uptake in pregnancy in order to...

    Authors: Stéphanie Bartolo, Emilie Deliege, Ophélie Mancel, Philippe Dufour, Sophie Vanderstichele, Marielle Roumilhac, Yamina Hammou, Sophie Carpentier, Rodrigue Dessein, Damien Subtil and Karine Faure

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:510

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  7. Plasma volume expansion is an important physiologic change across gestation. High or low expansion has been related to adverse pregnancy outcomes, yet there is a limited understanding of normal/healthy plasma ...

    Authors: Sixtus Aguree and Alison D. Gernand

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:508

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  8. Early postpartum facility discharge negatively impacts mothers’ proper and effective use postnatal care. Cognizant of these facts, home-based postnatal care practices have been promoted to complement facility-...

    Authors: Gizachew Tadele Tiruneh, Chalachew Bekele Shiferaw and Alemayehu Worku

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:507

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Vitamin A deficiency is known for its adverse health consequences, such as blindness, growth retardation and death. To curb the problem, Ethiopia has implemented various public health measures although little ...

    Authors: Abebaw Baytekus, Amare Tariku and Ayal Debie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:506

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Spontaneous formation of urinoma is a rare condition, especially for pregnant women. We report a patient in the third trimester of pregnancy with a spontaneous renal rupture who then develops a urinoma from ur...

    Authors: Ya Chen, Yun Fang Yan, Ying Zhang, Xianming Carroll, Hui Rong Li, Li Tao, Mei Guo Sun and Sandra Leeper-Woodford

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:505

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Stunted growth in early infancy is a public health problem in low-and-middle income countries. Evidence suggests heavy agricultural work during pregnancy is inversely associated with maternal body mass index (...

    Authors: Rebecca Pradeilles, Elizabeth Allen, Haris Gazdar, Hussain Bux Mallah, Azmat Budhani, Rashid Mehmood, Sidra Mazhar, Ayesha Mysorewala, Saba Aslam, Alan D. Dangour and Elaine Ferguson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:504

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety and outcome of the embolization of non-gonadal collateral supplying gestational sac (GS) in addition to uterine artery embolization (UAE), followed b...

    Authors: Guodong Zhang, Jijun Li, Jun Tang, Lei Zhang, Dechao Wang and Zengtao Sun

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:502

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  13. Maternal heart rate artefact is a signal processing error whereby the fetal heart rate is masked by the maternal pulse, potentially leading to danger by failure to recognize an abnormal fetal heart rate or a p...

    Authors: Daniel J. Kiely, Lawrence W. Oppenheimer and James C. Dornan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:501

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  14. The use of tobacco products including Swedish snus (moist snuff) in pregnancy may cause adverse health outcomes. While smoking prevalence has decreased among fertile women in Norway, snus use has increased dur...

    Authors: Ellen Rygh, Frode Gallefoss and Liv Grøtvedt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:500

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  15. The technique used in the repair of a perineal injury resulting from childbirth could avoid discomfort and morbidity during the postpartum period. Recent studies show inconsistent results and support the need ...

    Authors: Juan Miguel Martínez-Galiano, Beatriz Arredondo-López, Leticia Molina-Garcia, Ana Maria Cámara-Jurado, Eva Cocera-Ruiz and Miguel Rodríguez-Delgado

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:499

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  16. The trial of labor after cesarean section (TOLAC) is a relatively new technique in mainland of China, and epidural analgesia is one of the risk factors for uterine rupture. This study aimed to evaluate the eff...

    Authors: Jing Sun, Xuetao Yan, Aiwu Yuan, Xiaolei Huang, Yuci Xiao, Liwei Zou, Danyong Liu, Ting Huang, Zhao Zheng and Yuantao Li

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:498

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  17. Anaemia during pregnancy is a major public health problem in developing countries. It is important to regularly monitor haemoglobin level in pregnancy and factors associated with it to inform clinical and prev...

    Authors: Anthony Wemakor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:495

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  18. As a quality marker and a tool for benchmarking between units, a visual analogue scale (VAS) (ranging from 1 to 10) to estimate woman’s satisfaction with childbirth was introduced in 2014. This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Maja Falk, Marie Nelson and Marie Blomberg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:494

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  19. Prolonged latent phase of labor is associated with adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes. Preliminary data indicate that labor induction for prolonged latent phase may reduce cesarean delivery. We performed a...

    Authors: Patrick Naveen Sargunam, Lindy Li Mei Bak, Peng Chiong Tan, Narayanan Vallikkannu, Mat Adenan Noor Azmi, Syeda Nureena Zaidi, Sandar Tin Win and Siti Zawiah Omar

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:493

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  20. The Community-Based Newborn Care (CBNC) program is a comprehensive strategy designed to improve the health of newborns during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period through health extension workers at...

    Authors: Tsegaye Gebremedhin, Dawit Wolde Daka, Yibeltal Kiflie Alemayehu, Kiddus Yitbarek and Ayal Debie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:492

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  21. Unwanted pregnancy is a global issue with adverse outcomes for the mother, child, family, and society. Previous studies in Iran have reported different prevalence rates for unwanted pregnancy. This meta-analys...

    Authors: Kourosh Sayehmiri, Fariba Ebtekar, Mozhdeh Zarei and Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:491

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  22. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is the leading direct cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. The sustainable development goals aim to reduce the maternal mortality ratio to 70 per 100,000 live birth...

    Authors: Tshimanga Nsangamay and Robert Mash

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:489

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Healthcare service delivery systems need to ensure standard quality of care (QoC) for achieving expected health outcomes. Although Bangladesh has a good healthcare service delivery system, there are major conc...

    Authors: Taposh Kumar Biswas, Hasnat Sujon, M. Hafizur Rahman, Henry B. Perry and Mahbub Elahi Chowdhury

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:488

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  24. Previous studies have shown that among women with polycystic ovary syndrome who have difficulties conceiving, frozen-embryo transfer resulted in increased live birth rates and decreased ovarian hyperstimulatio...

    Authors: Jiaying Lin, Jialyu Huang, Ningling Wang, Yanping Kuang and Renfei Cai

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:487

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  25. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a severe type of congenital heart disease (CHD) and it confers substantial risk to mother and fetus for pregnant women. However, the outcome of pregnancy in women with TOF has not ...

    Authors: Kana Wang, Junguo Xin, Xiaodong Wang, Haiyan Yu and Xinghui Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:486

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  26. Majority of the maternal and neonatal adverse events take place during the postnatal period. Provision of high-quality care during this period can minimize these events. Assessment of mothers’ perceptions of t...

    Authors: Sashimali Anuradha Wickramasinghe, Moraendage Wasantha Gunathunga and Dewabandu Kumarathungalage Nilmini Nilangani Hemachandra

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:485

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  27. TORCH infections caused by Toxoplasma gondii (TOX), rubella virus (RV), cytomegalovirus (CMV) and herpes simplex virus 1,2 (HSV-1,2) are associated with congenital anomalies. The study aimed to analyze the charac...

    Authors: Lin-Chuan Wang, Fang Yan, Jing-Xiong Ruan, Yao Xiao and Yan Yu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:484

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  28. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has serious effects on both mother and child. Like Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, it is increasing in prevalence world-wide. In addition to obesity, sleep duration has been named...

    Authors: Mai Myoga, Mayumi Tsuji, Rie Tanaka, Eiji Shibata, David J. Askew, Yukiyo Aiko, Ayako Senju, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Toru Hachisuga, Shunsuke Araki, Koichi Kusuhara, Seiichi Morokuma and Masafumi Sanefuji

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:483

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  29. Early antiretroviral therapy (ART) during pregnancy has dramatically reduced the risk of perinatal HIV transmission. However, studies have shown an association between premature delivery and the use of ART dur...

    Authors: Ameyo Djeha, Sylvie Girard, Helen Trottier, Fatima Kakkar, Hugo Soudeyns, Marc Boucher, Normand Lapointe and Isabelle Boucoiran

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:482

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  30. Following publication of the original article [1], the author notified us about the incorrect values on Table 4.

    Authors: Kolsoom Safari, Tiran Jamil Piro and Hamdia Mirkhan Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:481

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:128

  31. Despite the well-documented associations between poor maternal oral health and increased risk for adverse birth outcomes and dental caries in children after birth, prenatal oral health care is under-utilized, ...

    Authors: Jin Xiao, Colleen Fogarty, Tong Tong Wu, Naemah Alkhers, Yan Zeng, Marie Thomas, Moustafa Youssef, Lin Wang, Lauren Cowen, Hossam Abdelsalam and Anna Nikitkova

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:480

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  32. Antenatal depression affects 10–20% of pregnant women. Around 2–4% of European pregnant women use antidepressant treatment, most commonly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Poor pregnancy outcome...

    Authors: Åsa Edvinsson, Charlotte Hellgren, Theodora Kunovac Kallak, Helena Åkerud, Alkistis Skalkidou, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Romina Fornes, Olav Spigset, Susanne Lager, Jocelien Olivier and Inger Sundström-Poromaa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:479

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  33. Several societies and associations have produced and disseminated clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). However, the quality of such guidelines has not been appraised so ...

    Authors: Mengxing Zhang, Yingfeng Zhou, Jie Zhong, Kairong Wang, Yan Ding, Li Li and Xiuhong Pan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:478

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  34. Obstetric hemorrhage is one of the most common causes of obstetrical morbidity and mortality, and transfusion is the most important management for hemorrhage. The aim of our study was to investigate the pre-pr...

    Authors: Yung-Taek Ouh, Kyu-Min Lee, Ki Hoon Ahn, Soon-Cheol Hong, Min-Jeong Oh, Hai-Joong Kim, Sung Won Han and Geum Joon Cho

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:477

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  35. Hypothyroidism in pregnancy is an arena of ongoing research, with international conflicts regarding screening, management, and outcomes. Various studies have described the outcomes depending on geographical an...

    Authors: Zareen Kiran, Aisha Sheikh, Sarwar Malik, Areeba Meraj, Maha Masood, Safana Ismail, Muhammad Owais Rashid, Quratulain Shaikh, Numan Majeed, Luman Sheikh and Najmul Islam

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:476

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  36. A series of interventions are required to prevent mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) starting from HIV testing of pregnant women, initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART)...

    Authors: Khine Wut Yee Kyaw, Aye Aye Mon, Khaing Hnin Phyo, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Ajay M. V. Kumar, Than Than Lwin, Zaw Zaw Aung, Thet Ko Aung, Myo Minn Oo, Thurain Htun, Sai Soe Thu Ya, Srinath Satyanarayana and Htun Nyunt Oo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:475

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  37. Improving maternal health by reducing maternal mortality/morbidity relates to Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving this goal is supported by antenatal care (ANC), health facility delivery, an...

    Authors: James Orwa, Michaela Mantel, Micheal Mugerwa, Sharon Brownie, Eunice Siaity Pallangyo, Loveluck Mwasha, Kahabi Isangula, Leonard Subi, Secilia Mrema, Grace Edwards, David Siso, Edna Selestine, Tumbwene Mwansisya, Columba Mbekenga and Marleen Temmerman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:474

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  38. Less evidence exists regarding the association of social determinants and delivery mode in Jiangsu, and if the trend is influenced by the type of residence. This study aims to identify the significant social d...

    Authors: Hong Fan, Hai Gu, Hua You, Xinpeng Xu, Yun Kou and Nichao Yang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:473

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  39. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preventable alcohol-related developmental disability fetal alcohol syndrome. In Zambia, alcohol use and associated ris...

    Authors: Imelda K. Moise

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:472

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  40. Congenital malformations of the central nervous system (CNS) consist of a wide range of birth defects of multifactorial origin.

    Authors: Jacopo Troisi, Luigi Giugliano, Laura Sarno, Annamaria Landolfi, Sean Richards, Steven Symes, Angelo Colucci, Giuseppe Maruotti, David Adair, Marco Guida, Pasquale Martinelli and Maurizio Guida

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:471

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  41. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) exposes mothers and their offspring to short and long-term complications. The objective of this study was to identify the importance of potentially modifiable predictors of ...

    Authors: Maria-Christina Antoniou, Leah Gilbert, Justine Gross, Jean-Benoît Rossel, Céline J. Fischer Fumeaux, Yvan Vial and Jardena J. Puder

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:469

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  42. During pregnancy, a mother’s nutritional needs increase to meet the added nutrient demands for fetal growth and development. An enhanced understanding of adequate nutrition and sufficient weight gain during pr...

    Authors: Nga Thuy Tran, Lam Thi Nguyen, Yatin Berde, Yen Ling Low, Siew Ling Tey and Dieu Thi Thu Huynh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:468

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  43. It is believed that giving birth in an upright position is beneficial for both mother and the infant for several physiologic reasons. An upright positioning helps the uterus to contract more strongly and effic...

    Authors: Marta Berta, Helena Lindgren, Kyllike Christensson, Sollomon Mekonnen and Mulat Adefris

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:466

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  44. Assessing women’s childbirth experiences is a crucial indicator in maternity services because negative childbirth experiences are associated with maternal mortalities and morbidities. Due to the high caesarean...

    Authors: Solmaz Ghanbari-Homayi, Anna Dencker, Zahra Fardiazar, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Shahla Meedya, Eesa Mohammadi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:465

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  45. Preeclampsia (PE) is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal mortality. There are controversial findings regarding the prediction of PE through the assessment of the Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A (PA...

    Authors: Maryam Honarjoo, Shahnaz Kohan, Elahe Zarean and Mohammad Javad Tarrahi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:464

    Content type: Research article

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