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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  45. 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

  46. 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

    Content type: Research article

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