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  1. Opioid exposure during pregnancy has increased alarmingly in recent decades. However, the association between prenatal opioid exposure and congenital malformation risk has still been controversial. We aim to a...

    Authors: Xinrui Wang, Yushu Wang, Borui Tang and Xin Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:401
  2. The association between serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D (25(OH)D) status and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) gained attention in recent years, however the conclusion is still controversial due to many interferi...

    Authors: Caihong Luo, Zhiju Li, Yunya Lu, Fang Wei, Dongmei Suo, Shiyan Lan, Zhengyuan Ren, Runchang Jiang, Fang Huang, Aiyue Chen, Liejun Jiang, Huayi Huang and Xiaoling Guo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:400
  3. Despite elevated prevalence rates of prenatal (antenatal) anxiety across studies (13–21%), and prenatal people’s use of the Internet to search for pregnancy-related information and support, research investigat...

    Authors: Shayna K. Pierce, Kristin A. Reynolds, Madison P. Hardman and Patricia Furer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:398
  4. Placenta Accreta Spectrum is associated with significant clinical maternal morbidity and mortality, which has been extensively described in the literature. However, there is a dearth of research on the lived e...

    Authors: Helena C. Bartels, Antje Horsch, Naomi Cooney, Donal J. Brennan and Joan G. Lalor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:397
  5. Maternal smoking during pregnancy can lead to serious adverse health outcomes for both women and their infants. While smoking in pregnancy has declined over time, it remains consistently higher in women with l...

    Authors: Cherise Fletcher, Elizabeth Hoon, Angela Gialamas, Gustaaf Dekker, John Lynch and Lisa Smithers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:396
  6. To investigate the safety and effectiveness of tubal inflammatory drugs in patients with incomplete tubal obstruction of at least one side after four-dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography (4D-HyCoSy)...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Qin Wang, Chun-yan Gao, Hong-ju Tian, Wen-jiao He, Xi Zhang and Xi Xiong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:395
  7. Previous studies have shown that frozen embryo transfer (FET) resulted in increased live birth rates (LBR) and reduced the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) than did fresh embryo transfer in wom...

    Authors: Lu Guan, Haicui Wu, Chaofeng Wei, Conghui Pang, Danqi Liu, Xiaona Yu, Shan Xiang and Fang Lian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:394
  8. Since the implementation of China’s two-child policy in 2016, the number of re-pregnant women after cesarean section has increased significantly. These women are more prone to fear of childbirth compared with ...

    Authors: Yiping Hou, Xihong Zhou, Min Yao and Sai Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:393
  9. Macrosomia is closely associated with poor maternal and fetal outcome. But there is short of studies on the risk of macrosomia in early pregnancy. The purpose of this study is to establish a nomogram for predi...

    Authors: Jing Du, Xiaomei Zhang, Sanbao Chai, Xin Zhao, Jianbin Sun, Ning Yuan, Xiaofeng Yu and Qiaoling Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:392
  10. Early antenatal care (ANC) is essential for improving maternal and child health outcomes. The primary aims of this study were to 1) estimate the association between partners’ education attainment and early ANC...

    Authors: Paschal Awingura Apanga, Maxwell Tii Kumbeni, James Kotuah Sakeah, Ayokunle A. Olagoke and Olufemi Ajumobi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:391
  11. Progesterone is widely used to improve the adverse pregnancy outcomes related to vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy. However, the evidence of its effectiveness is equivocal.

    Authors: Chunrong Zhong, Guoping Xiong, Lixia Lin, Qian Li, Xi Chen, Xu Zhang, Yu Zhang, Shangzhi Xu, Xiaoyi Wang, Duan Gao, Meng Wu, Sen Yang, Weizhen Han, Guoqiang Sun, Xuefeng Yang, Liping Hao…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:390
  12. In a woman’s life, labor pain is the most severe pain that they have ever faced. In Ethiopia, the provision of pain relief in labor is often neglected. Furthermore, evidence strongly urged that further researc...

    Authors: Addis Eyeberu, Adera Debela, Tamirat Getachew, Merga Dheresa, Addisu Alemu and Yadeta Dessie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:389
  13. Extensive research on infant mortality (IM) exists in developing countries; however, most of the methods applied thus far relied on conventional regression analyses with limited prediction capability. Advanced...

    Authors: Emmanuel Mfateneza, Pierre Claver Rutayisire, Emmanuel Biracyaza, Sanctus Musafiri and Willy Gasafari Mpabuka
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:388
  14. The present study aimed to assess the magnitude and factors associated with neglected and non-consented care during childbirth in public health facilities in Central Tigray, Ethiopia.

    Authors: Elsa Tesfa Berhe, Hailay Abrha Gesesew, Paul R. Ward and Teferi Gebru Gebremeskel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:386
  15. Recognizing that hyperglycemia in pregnancy can impact both individually a patient’s health and collectively the healthcare system and that different levels of hyperglycemia incur different consequences, we ai...

    Authors: Tatiana A. Zaccara, Cristiane F. Paganoti, Fernanda C. F. Mikami, Rossana P. V. Francisco and Rafaela A. Costa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:385
  16. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common complications of pregnancy. The mechanism underlying the crosstalk between long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and N6-methyladenine (m6A) modification in G...

    Authors: Runyu Du, Yu Bai and Ling Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:384
  17. Preterm delivery rate is a crucial public health indicator, yet reliable statistic is currently not available in China. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we aimed to review studies on preterm delive...

    Authors: Qinfeng Song, Junxi Chen, Yubo Zhou, Zhiwen Li, Hongtian Li and Jianmeng Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:383
  18. Women with cardiac disease in pregnancy and the first year postpartum often face uncertainty about their condition and the trajectory of their recovery. Cardiac disease is a leading cause of serious maternal m...

    Authors: Jane Hutchens, Jane Frawley and Elizabeth A. Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:382
  19. Short leukocyte telomere length is a biomarker associated with stress and morbidity in non-pregnant adults. Little is known, however, about maternal telomere dynamics in pregnancy. To address this, we examined...

    Authors: Danielle M. Panelli, Stephanie A. Leonard, Ronald J. Wong, Martin Becker, Jonathan A. Mayo, Erica Wu, Anna I. Girsen, Ian H. Gotlib, Nima Aghaeepour, Maurice L. Druzin, Gary M. Shaw, David K. Stevenson and Katherine Bianco
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:381
  20. The Brazilian healthcare system is a large and complex system, specially considering its mixed public and private funding. The incidence of syphilis has increased in the last four years, in spite of the presen...

    Authors: Cleber Matos de Morais, Igor Vitor Teixeira, Sara Sadok, Patricia Takako Endo and Judith Kelner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:379
  21. Frozen-thawed embryo transfer is rising worldwide. One adverse effect of programmed frozen embryo transfer (FET) reported in some studies is an increased risk of adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes. Meanw...

    Authors: Zexin Yang, Xuelian Bai, Ying Han, Zhangxiang Zou, Yazhen Fan, Xinyan Wang, Haining Luo and Yunshan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:378
  22. Preeclampsia constitutes a major health problem with substantial maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to detect the diagnostic efficacy of fetal Doppler in predicting adver...

    Authors: Eman Mohamed Ibraheim Moawad, Amr Samir Fouad Tammam, Maha Mohamed Mosaad, Hadeer Mashaal El Sayed and Adel Atef
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:377
  23. Labour pain usually brings with it many concerns for a parturient and her family. The majority of the women in labour pain may require some sort of pain relief method during this period, be it pharmacological ...

    Authors: Dorkasi L. Mwakawanga, Lilian T. Mselle, Victor Z. Chikwala and Nathanael Sirili
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:376
  24. To identify neonatal risk for severe adverse perinatal outcomes across birth weight centiles in two Dutch and one international birth weight chart.

    Authors: Hester D. Kamphof, Sanne J. Gordijn, Wessel Ganzevoort, Viki Verfaille, Pien M. Offerhaus, Arie Franx, Eva Pajkrt, Ank de Jonge and Jens Henrichs
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:375
  25. To compare specific dietary and behavioral recommendations for hemorrhoids prevention during pregnancy.

    Authors: Tomas Poskus, Zivile Sabonyte-Balsaitiene, Lina Jakubauskiene, Matas Jakubauskas, Ieva Stundiene, Gabija Barkauskaite, Mante Smigelskaite, Eugenijus Jasiunas, Diana Ramasauskaite, Kestutis Strupas and Grazina Drasutiene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:374
  26. Severe obstetric hemorrhage is a leading cause of severe maternal morbidity. A perinatal blood transfusion is the key factor in the treatment of severe obstetric hemorrhage. Our aim is to identify patients wit...

    Authors: Yao Wang, Juan Xiao and Fanzhen Hong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:373
  27. Adolescent girls are three times more likely to be living with HIV than boys of the same age. Prior studies have found associations between adolescent pregnancies and increased maternal morbidity and infant mo...

    Authors: Maya Jackson-Gibson, Rebecca Zash, Aamirah Mussa, Ellen C. Caniglia, Modiegi Diseko, Gloria Mayondi, Judith Mabuta, Chelsea Morroni, Mompati Mmalane, Shahin Lockman, Joseph Makhema and Roger L. Shapiro
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:372
  28. Congenital heart defect (CHD) is the leading cause of birth defects globally, which results in a great disease burden. It is still imperative to detect the risk factors of CHD. This umbrella review aimed to co...

    Authors: Xiaolu Nie, Xiaohang Liu, Chen Wang, Zehao Wu, Zimo Sun, Jian Su, Ruohua Yan, Yaguang Peng, Yuxuan Yang, Chengrong Wang, Siyu Cai, Yali Liu, Huanling Yu, Qingqing Wu, Xiaoxia Peng and Chenghong Yin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:371
  29. Previous studies have shown that polycystic ovary syndrome is a predictor of gestational diabetes mellitus, but we do not know exactly how many polycystic ovary syndrome patients may develop gestational diabet...

    Authors: Qingzi Yan, Dan Qiu, Xiang Liu, Qichang Xing, Renzhu Liu and Yixiang Hu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:370
  30. For a healthy parturient, a cardiopulmonary collapse that suddenly occurs shortly after an uneventful caesarean section is a relatively rare event and presents a significant challenge for the anesthesia provider.

    Authors: Jinxi Zhang, Chao Yu, Hui Liu and Qing Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:369
  31. The maternal and neonatal mortalities in Ethiopia are high. To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, innovations in ultrasound scanning and surveillance activities have been implemented at health centers ...

    Authors: Hailemariam Segni Abawollo, Zergu Tafesse Tsegaye, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Ismael Ali Beshir, Birhan Tenaw Mengesha, Asfaw Adugna Guteta, Atrie Fekadu Heyi, Tsega Teferi Mamo, Zenawork Kassa Gebremedhin, Heran Demissie Damte, Meseret Zelealem and Mesele Damte Argaw
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:368
  32. 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
  33. The intrauterine device (IUD), being a reversible and effective contraception method, is the most widely used worldwide. This study aims to demonstrate the efficacy of IUD insertion during elective lower segme...

    Authors: Ahmed Abdel-Ghany, Eissa Khalifa, Mohamed Zeen El-Din, Emad Ibrahim, Ameer Abdallah, Mahmoud Abdel-Aziz, Mazen Abdel-Rasheed and Alaa Abdel-Azim
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:365
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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  43. 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
  44. 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

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