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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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

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  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is rapidly evolving and remains a major health challenge worldwide. With an increase in pregnant women with COVID-19 infection, we recognized an urgent need to set up a multidisciplinar...

    Authors: Yingke He, Yvonne Wan Yu Wong, Alvin Jia Hao Ngeow, Eileen Yilin Sim, Benjamin Pei Zhi Cherng, Sridhar Arunachalam, Selina Kah Ying Ho, Wei Ching Tan and Un Sam Mok
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:317
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. The Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) has guided the investigation of breastfeeding since the 1980’s, incorporating the major constructs of attitudes, subjective norms/normative beliefs, perceived behavioral co...

    Authors: Anita Esquerra-Zwiers, Emilie Dykstra Goris and Aaron Franzen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:314
  19. People using maternity services in the United Kingdom (UK) have faced significant changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing regulations. We focused on the experiences of pregnant women ...

    Authors: A. R. McKinlay, D. Fancourt and A. Burton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:313
  20. Neonatal hyperthyroidism is an extension of fetal disease. Most cases of neonatal hyperthyroidism are transient but may excessively harm multiple organ functions through the actions of maternal thyroid-stimula...

    Authors: Cheng Peng, Weijie Sun, Lixin Fan, Li Li, Xiaojiao Zhang, Ying Gao and Xinlin Hou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:312
  21. Junctional ectopic tachycardia (JET) is caused by ectopic rhythms, originating in the atrioventricular node, typically with heart rate between 200 and 250 bpm. Herein, we present a case of fetal JET with norma...

    Authors: Daisuke Katsura, Shunichiro Tsuji, Shinsuke Tokoro, Takako Hoshiyama, Shinsuke Hoshino, Ouki Furukawa and Takashi Murakami
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:311
  22. There are major shortfalls in the midwifery workforce which has been exacerbated by the COVID 19 pandemic. Midwives have high levels of burnout and many, often early career midwives, are planning to leave the ...

    Authors: Christine Catling, Helen Donovan, Hala Phipps, Simeon Dale and Sungwon Chang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:309
  23. Common perinatal mental disorders are the most frequent complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period, and the prevalence among women in low- and middle-income countries is the highest at ne...

    Authors: Shanon McNab, Jane Fisher, Simone Honikman, Linos Muvhu, Rebecca Levine, Genesis Chorwe-Sungani, Sarah Bar-Zeev, Tedbabe Degefie Hailegebriel, Ifeyinwa Yusuf, Neerja Chowdhary, Atif Rahman, Paul Bolton, Claire-Helene Mershon, Mona Bormet, Diana Henry-Ernest, Anayda Portela…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:308
  24. Atrioventricular block (AVB) during pregnancy is rare. Case study for pregnancy with AVB have been reported but a consensus guideline for peripartum management has not been established. This study aimed to inv...

    Authors: Kana Wang, Junguo Xin, Guiqiong Huang, Xiaodong Wang and Haiyan Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:307
  25. Expectant parents worldwide have experienced changes in the way they give birth as a result of COVID-19, including restrictions relating to access to birthing units and the presence of birthing partners during...

    Authors: Ezra Aydin, Kevin A. Glasgow, Staci M. Weiss, Zahra Khan, Topun Austin, Mark H. Johnson, Jane Barlow and Sarah Lloyd-Fox
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:304
  26. Low dose aspirin (LDA) is an effective strategy to reduce preterm birth. However, LDA might have differential effects globally, based on the etiology of preterm birth. In some regions, malaria in pregnancy cou...

    Authors: Melissa Bauserman, Sequoia I. Leuba, Jennifer Hemingway-Foday, Tracy L. Nolen, Janet Moore, Elizabeth M. McClure, Adrien Lokangaka, Antoinette Tsehfu, Jackie Patterson, Edward A. Liechty, Fabian Esamai, Waldemar A. Carlo, Elwyn Chomba, Robert L. Goldenberg, Sarah Saleem, Saleem Jessani…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:303
  27. The Covid-19 pandemic has put an unprecedented pressure on families with children. How parents were affected by the first Covid-19 lockdown during the early postpartum period, an already challenging period for...

    Authors: Marion I. van den Heuvel, Stefania V. Vacaru, Myrthe G. B. M. Boekhorst, Mariëlle Cloin, Hedwig van Bakel, Madelon M. E. Riem, Carolina de Weerth and Roseriet Beijers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:302
  28. Prenatal anxiety is a common concern which may have adverse effects on maternal and infant health outcomes. Studies addressing needs-based education interventions for prenatal anxiety are limited.

    Authors: Quan Shen, Can-Ran Huang, Liu Rong, Shan Ju, Sharon R. Redding, Yan-Qiong Ouyang and Rong Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:301
  29. It is crucial to provide care based on individual needs. Swedish health care is obliged to give care on equal conditions for the entire population. The person with the greatest need should be given the most ca...

    Authors: Valerie Stålberg, Barbro Krevers, Lovisa Lingetun, Therese Eriksson, Ann Josefsson and Caroline Lilliecreutz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:299
  30. Because of the far-reaching negative consequences of high levels of (parental) stress for the mother, infant, the mother-infant relationship, and family functioning, psychological support for young mothers is ...

    Authors: Eva Sophie Potharst, Irena Veringa-Skiba, Esther van Broekhuizen and Susan Maria Bögels
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:298
  31. Fetal growth restriction (FGR) in utero leads to failure of fetus to reach the genetically normal growth potential. Currently available means of treating FGR are limited. And it remains unknown how pregnant wo...

    Authors: Xinzhi Tu, Chun Duan, Bingying Lin, Kangfeng Li, Jie Gao, Huaying Yan, Kejian Wang and Zhao Zhao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:297
  32. The stillbirth rate in Tanzania remains high. Greater engagement with antenatal care may help to reduce stillbirths. We investigated which characteristics of antenatal care clinics are preferred by pregnant wo...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. Camacho, Rebecca Smyth, Valentina Actis Danna, Deborah Kimaro, Flora Kuzenza, Rose Laisser, Paschal Mdoe, Livuka Nsemwa, Happiness Shayo and Tina Lavender
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:296
  33. Early warning scores are designed to identify hospitalized patients who are at high risk of clinical deterioration. Although many general scores have been developed for the medical-surgical wards, specific sco...

    Authors: David E. Arnolds, Kyle A. Carey, Lena Braginsky, Roxane Holt, Dana P. Edelson, Barbara M. Scavone and Matthew Churpek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:295
  34. Women’s diet and nutritional status during pregnancy are important in influencing birth outcomes. We conducted a systematic scoping review of the best available evidence regarding dietary intake of Malaysian p...

    Authors: Hamid Jan Jan Mohamed, See Ling Loy, Amal K. Mitra, Satvinder Kaur, Ai Ni Teoh, Siti Hamizah Abd Rahman and Maria Sofia Amarra
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:294
  35. Perinatal mental health (PMH) is a worldwide public health issue crossing cultural boundaries. However, the prevalence of PMH conditions vary considerably. These disparities stem in part from poor understandin...

    Authors: Nafisa Insan, Anthony Weke, Judith Rankin and Simon Forrest
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:293
  36. Globally, approximately 6,700 newborn deaths and 5,400 stillbirths occur daily. The true figure is likely higher, with under reporting of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs) noted. Decision-making in health is i...

    Authors: Doris Kwesiga, Leif Eriksson, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Charlotte Tawiah, Md Ali Imam, Ane B. Fisker, Yeetey Enuameh, Joy E. Lawn, Hannah Blencowe, Peter Waiswa, Hannah Bradby and Mats Malqvist
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:292
  37. To examine the association of hemoglobin (Hb) levels during gestation with the risk of selected adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth (PTB), low-birth-weight infants (LBW) and small-for-gestational-...

    Authors: Lanlan Wu, Ruifang Sun, Yao Liu, Zengyou Liu, Hengying Chen, Siwen Shen, Yuanhuan Wei and Guifang Deng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:290
  38. Maternal gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) had long-term influences on the health of their children. However, the influences of GDM on the oral microbiota, which was closely related to oral and systemic heal...

    Authors: Qiying Song, Bin Xiao, Hongli Huang, Liya Ma, Jian V. Zhang and Yuanfang Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:289
  39. The incidence rates of obesity and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are increasing in parallel. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between different obesity indices, including prepregnancy body m...

    Authors: Zhimin Song, Yan Cheng, Tingting Li, Yongfang Fan, Qingying Zhang and Haidong Cheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:288
  40. Failure to attend scheduled appointments is a common problem in healthcare. In obstetrics, diagnostic and treatment protocols for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) require client booking, test preparations, ...

    Authors: Faith Agbozo, Christina Schuler and Albrecht Jahn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:287
  41. One in 10 women have hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP) and are at risk of adverse short- and long-term health outcomes, yet there is limited information on their postnatal health and care needs. This s...

    Authors: Danielle C. Ashworth, Liza Bowen, Sophie P. Maule, Paul T. Seed, Marcus Green, Debra Bick and Lucy C. Chappell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:286
  42. Adolescent reproductive health is still a challenge in Low and Middle Income Come Countries (LMICs). However, the reasons for the inability of most pregnant adolescent girls to access and utilize maternal and ...

    Authors: Joyce T. Shatilwe, Khumbulani Hlongwana and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:284
  43. Low birth weight (LBW) remains a major health problem that affects newborns worldwide. However, there has been growing evidence that antenatal care (ANC) is associated with LBW. Yet, there is a dearth of resea...

    Authors: Alirah Emmanuel Weyori, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Francis Arthur- Holmes, Joshua Okyere and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:283
  44. Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes strive for tight glucose targets (3.5-7.8 mmol/L) to minimise the risks of obstetric and neonatal complications. Despite using diabetes technologies including continuous glu...

    Authors: Tara T. M. Lee, Corinne Collett, Mei-See Man, Matt Hammond, Lee Shepstone, Sara Hartnell, Eleanor Gurnell, Caroline Byrne, Eleanor M. Scott, Robert S. Lindsay, Damian Morris, Anna Brackenridge, Anna R. Dover, Rebecca M. Reynolds, Katharine F. Hunt, David R. McCance…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:282

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