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  1. The management of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) during pregnancy remains challenging as both the maternal and fetal outcomes should be considered. Several reports suggested that chemotherapy can be administered...

    Authors: Abdullah M. Alrajhi, Sarah A. Alhazzani, Nouf M. Alajaji, Fouad H. Alnajjar, Nawal F. Alshehry and Imran K. Tailor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:394

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is a global health problem with increased risk and morbidities during pregnancy. This study investigated the magnitude of viral STIs among pregnant women from three rural...

    Authors: Gilbert Ng’wamkai, Kalista V. Msigwa, Damas Chengula, Frank Mgaya, Clotilda Chuma, Betrand Msemwa, Vitus Silago, Mtebe Majigo, Stephen E. Mshana and Mariam M. Mirambo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:392

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In developed countries, prenatal maternal stress has been associated with poor fetal growth, however this has not been evaluated in rural sub-Saharan Africa. We evaluated the effect of prenatal maternal stress...

    Authors: Kenneth Ayuurebobi Ae-Ngibise, Blair J. Wylie, Ellen Boamah-Kaali, Darby W. Jack, Felix Boakye Oppong, Steven N. Chillrud, Stephaney Gyaase, Seyram Kaali, Oscar Agyei, Patrick L. Kinney, Mohammed Mujtaba, Rosalind J. Wright, Kwaku Poku Asante and Alison G. Lee

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:391

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  4. Early, regular prenatal care utilization is an important strategy for improving maternal and infant health outcomes. The purpose of this study is to better understand contributing factors to disparate prenatal...

    Authors: Erin L. Blakeney, Jerald R. Herting, Betty Bekemeier and Brenda K. Zierler

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:390

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  5. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experience high rates of diabetes in pregnancy (DIP), contributing to health risks for mother and infant, and the intergenerational cycle of diabetes. By enhancing d...

    Authors: R. Kirkham, N. Trap-Jensen, J. A. Boyle, F. Barzi, E. L. M. Barr, C. Whitbread, P. Van Dokkum, M. Kirkwood, C. Connors, E. Moore, P. Zimmet, S. Corpus, A. J. Hanley, K. O’Dea, J. Oats, H. D. McIntyre…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:389

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  6. The first few weeks after childbirth are critical, as women may encounter lactation problems and postpartum depression during this period. However, it is still unclear whether early breastfeeding behaviours ar...

    Authors: Tingting Sha, Xiao Gao, Cheng Chen, Ling Li, Gang Cheng, Xialing Wu, Qianling Tian, Fan Yang, Qiong He and Yan Yan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:388

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Although obesity is a well-known risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes, evidence is sparse about the effects of interpregnancy weight change on the risk of adverse perinatal complications in a subsequent ...

    Authors: Noor E. W. D. Teulings, Katya L. Masconi, Susan E. Ozanne, Catherine E. Aiken and Angela M. Wood

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:386

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Genomics-based noninvasive prenatal tests (NIPT) allow screening for chromosomal anomalies such as Down syndrome (trisomy 21). The technique uses cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) that circulates in the maternal bl...

    Authors: Valérie Labonté, Dima Alsaid, Britta Lang and Joerg J. Meerpohl

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:385

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Increasing male involvement during pregnancy is considered an important, but often overlooked intervention for improving maternal health in sub-Saharan Africa. Intervention studies aimed at improving maternal ...

    Authors: Anna Galle, Helio Cossa, Sally Griffin, Nafissa Osman, Kristien Roelens and Olivier Degomme

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:384

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The historically high cesarean section rate and the recent change in second-child policy could increase the risk of cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) in China. This study aims to assess risk factors and consequenc...

    Authors: Ri-hua Xie, Xiaoyan Guo, Meng Li, Yan Liao, Laura Gaudet, Mark Walker, Huizhong Lei and Shi Wu Wen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:383

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Diagnosis and management of non-obstetric abdominal pathologies during pregnancy are clinically challenging for both obstetricians and general surgeons. Our aim was to evaluate the outcome of pregnant patients...

    Authors: J. Vujic, K. Marsoner, A. H. Lipp-Pump, P. Klaritsch, H. J. Mischinger and P. Kornprat

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:382

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  12. In neonatal care, assessment of the temperature of the neonate is essential to confirm on-going health, and as an early signal of potential pathology. However, some methods of temperature assessment involve di...

    Authors: Anastasia Topalidou, Nazmin Ali, Slobodan Sekulic and Soo Downe

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:381

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a low cost, skills-based neonatal resuscitation education program designed specifically for use in low resource settings. Studies from Tanzania, India and Nepal have demonstrate...

    Authors: Sara Berkelhamer and Nalini Singhal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:380

    Content type: Correspondence

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    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:222

  14. Niger has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in Sub Saharan Africa, of which postpartum hemorrhage is the leading cause. In 2014, Health and Development International and the Ministry of Health of Ni...

    Authors: Meighan Mary, Ayisha Diop, Wendy R. Sheldon, Aichatou Yenikoye and Beverly Winikoff

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:379

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Several risk factors predisposing women and their live-borns to adverse outcomes during pregnancy have been documented. Little is known about sanitation being a factor contributing to adverse pregnancy outcome...

    Authors: Ratna Patel, Ajay Gupta, Shekhar Chauhan and Dhananjay W. Bansod

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:378

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Fetal conditions can pose significant challenges in the management of pregnancies complicated by pre-existing maternal medical conditions.

    Authors: Claire M. McCarthy, Alya al-Madhani, Suzanne Smyth, Nóirín E. Russell, Ruwan Wimalasundera and Keelin O’Donoghue

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:377

    Content type: Case report

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  17. Pregnancy after kidney transplantation has been considered as high risk for maternal and fetal complications. After careful patient selection successful pregnancies are described. Little is known about fetal o...

    Authors: Friederike Bachmann, Klemens Budde, Marie Gerland, Cornelia Wiechers, Nils Heyne, Silvio Nadalin, Sara Brucker and Cornelia Bachmann

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:376

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Almost 99% of pregnancy or childbirth-related complications globally is estimated to occur in developing regions. Yet, little is known about the demographic impact of maternal causes of death (COD) in low-and ...

    Authors: Sulemana Watara Abubakari, Ayaga Agula Bawah, Ernest Obed Nettey, Edward Anane Apraku, Charles Zandoh, Seeba Amenga-Etego, Kwaku Poku Asante, Seth Owusu-Agyei and Delali Margaret Badasu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:374

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Endometriosis is a common disease occurring in 1–2% of all women of reproductive age. Although there is increasing evidence on the association between endometriosis and adverse perinatal outcomes, little is kn...

    Authors: Mayo Miura, Takafumi Ushida, Kenji Imai, Jingwen Wang, Yoshinori Moriyama, Tomoko Nakano-Kobayashi, Satoko Osuka, Fumitaka Kikkawa and Tomomi Kotani

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:373

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In 2010, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution calling upon countries to prevent birth defects where possible. Though birth defects surveillance programs are an important source of information to guide...

    Authors: Daniel Mumpe-Mwanja, Linda Barlow-Mosha, Dhelia Williamson, Diana Valencia, Robert Serunjogi, Ayoub Kakande, Joyce Namale-Matovu, Jolly Nankunda, Doreen Birabwa-Male, Margaret Achom Okwero, Jesca Nsungwa-Sabiiti and Philippa Musoke

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:372

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  21. Birth preparedness and complication readiness has as goal to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. This concept developed by the organizations of the United Nations permits pregnant women and their families ...

    Authors: Yunga Patience Ijang, Samuel Nambile Nambile Cumber, Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai, Mbinkar Adeline Venyuy, Fala Bede and Pierre Marie Tebeu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:371

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  22. Health related quality of life is a critical concept during the perinatal period but remains under-researched. The International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement have included the Patient Reported Ou...

    Authors: Valerie Slavin, Jenny Gamble, Debra K. Creedy, Jennifer Fenwick and Julie Pallant

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:370

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  23. Evidence suggests that many women experience mistreatment during childbirth in health facilities across the world, but the magnitude of the problem is unknown. The occurrence of disrespect and abuse (D&A) in m...

    Authors: Anna Galle, Helma Manaharlal, Emidio Cumbane, Joelma Picardo, Sally Griffin, Nafissa Osman, Kristien Roelens and Olivier Degomme

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:369

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Excess gestational weight gain has long- and short-term implications for women and children, and postpartum weight retention is associated with an increased risk of long-term obesity. Despite the existence of ...

    Authors: Beth Murray-Davis, Lindsay Grenier, Stephanie A. Atkinson, Michelle F. Mottola, Olive Wahoush, Lehana Thabane, Feng Xie, Jennifer Vickers-Manzin, Caroline Moore and Eileen K. Hutton

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:368

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  25. Research on antenatal depressive, anxiety and stress symptoms among women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is lacking in Malaysia. This study aimed to determine the prevalence and factors associated wi...

    Authors: Kai Wei Lee, Siew Mooi Ching, Fan Kee Hoo, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Seng Choi Chong, Maiza Tusimin and Noraihan Mohd Nordin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:367

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of adolescent pregnancy in the world. While pregnancy during adolescence poses higher risks for the mother and the baby, the utilisation of maternity care to mitigate th...

    Authors: Tensae Mekonnen, Tinashe Dune and Janette Perz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:366

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  27. Pregnancy in patients with pulmonary hypertension is associated with increased risk of maternal and fetal death. Physiological changes during pregnancy, labor and the postpartum period may all lead to acute de...

    Authors: Luca Valko, Gyorgyi Csosza, Akos Merei, Diana Muhl, Reka Faludi, Kristof Karlocai, Andras Lorx and Janos Gal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:365

    Content type: Case report

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  28. In population level studies, the conventional practice of categorizing women into low and high maternal risk samples relies upon ascertaining the presence of various comorbid conditions in administrative data....

    Authors: Jennifer Vanderlaan, Anne Dunlop, Roger Rochat, Bryan Williams and Susan E. Shapiro

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:364

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Being ‘with woman’ is a central construct of the midwifery profession however, minimal research has been undertaken to explore the phenomenon from the perspective of midwives. The aim of this study was to desc...

    Authors: Zoe Bradfield, Yvonne Hauck, Ravani Duggan and Michelle Kelly

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:363

    Content type: Research article

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  30. There was a wider disparity in the diet characterization among most studies on diet and pregnancy outcomes in different countries, and the research in northern China is limited. Therefore, the purpose of the p...

    Authors: Liyan Huang, Li Shang, Wenfang Yang, Danyang Li, Cuifang Qi, Juan Xin, Shanshan Wang, Liren Yang, Lingxia Zeng and Mei Chun Chung

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:362

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The absence of a uniform and clinically relevant definition of severe postpartum haemorrhage hampers comparative studies and optimization of clinical management. The concept of persistent postpartum haemorrhage, ...

    Authors: Dacia D. C. A. Henriquez, Ada Gillissen, Sharissa M. Smith, Roos A. Cramer, Thomas van den Akker, Joost J. Zwart, Jos J. M. van Roosmalen, Kitty W. M. Bloemenkamp and Johanna G. van der Bom

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:361

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  32. Evidence for the relationship between maternal and perinatal factors and the success of vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) is conflicting. We aimed to systematically analyze published data on maternal...

    Authors: Yanxin Wu, Yachana Kataria, Zilian Wang, Wai-Kit Ming and Christina Ellervik

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:360

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  33. The physiological fall in haemoglobin concentration from the 1st to the 3rd trimester of pregnancy is often quoted as 5 g/L. However, other studies have suggested varying levels of fall between 8 and 13 g/L. W...

    Authors: David Churchill, Manisha Nair, Simon J. Stanworth and Marian Knight

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:359

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The induction of labour is an increasingly common procedure in the obstetrics field. Various methods have been used to induce labour, among which balloon catheters play an important role. Whether the specifica...

    Authors: Xiyao Liu, Yu Wang, Fan Zhang, Xiaoni Zhong, Rong Ou, Xin Luo and Hongbo Qi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:358

    Content type: Research article

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  35. This study investigated the association between intimate partner violence (IPV) identified on routine prenatal screening and perinatal outcomes for mother and infant.

    Authors: Karina Chaves, John Eastwood, Felix A. Ogbo, Alexandra Hendry, Bin Jalaludin, Sarah Khanlari and Andrew Page

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:357

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of the different anti-erythrocytic alloantibodies, to describe pregnancy outcomes according to a low-risk and high-risk classification for fetal anemia a...

    Authors: María Ángeles Sánchez-Durán, María Teresa Higueras, Cecilia Halajdian-Madrid, Mayte Avilés García, Andrea Bernabeu-García, Nerea Maiz, Nuria Nogués and Elena Carreras

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:356

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Reasonable use of antenatal care (ANC) services by pregnant women played a crucial role in ensuring maternal and child safety and reducing the risk of complications, disability, and death in mothers and their ...

    Authors: Xue Tang, Lulu Ding, Yuejing Feng, Yi Wang and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:355

    Content type: Research article

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  38. In low-income countries with poor coverage of healthcare services such as Mozambique, antenatal care serves as a vital tool for providing life-saving and cost-effective services for pregnant mothers. Nonethele...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:354

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:436

  39. Institutional delivery is the cornerstone reducing maternal mortality. Community-based behavioral change interventions are increasing institutional delivery in developing countries. Yet, there is a dearth of i...

    Authors: Melash Belachew Asresie and Gizachew Worku Dagnew

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:353

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The significant role of midwives in providing labor and delivery care underscores the necessity of the identification of attitudes and beliefs of these groups of maternity care providers toward physiological c...

    Authors: Narges Sadeghzadeh, Leila Amiri-Farahani, Shima Haghani and Syedeh Batool Hasanpoor-Azghady

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:352

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Breast stimulation is performed to self-induce labor. However, there are apparently no reports on hormonal evaluation during stimulation for consecutive days in relation to induction effect. We evaluated the s...

    Authors: Kaori Takahata, Shigeko Horiuchi, Yuriko Tadokoro, Erika Sawano and Kazuyuki Shinohara

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:351

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Maternal perceptions about caesarean section contribute to delayed presentation of women for emergency obstetric care. This increases the risks of perinatal and neonatal mortality and slows down the reductions...

    Authors: Barnabas B. Naa Gandau, Benjamin D. Nuertey, Nana Ayegua Hagan Seneadza, Dominic Akaateba, Emmanuel Azusong, Judith Y. Yirifere, Herta B. Kankpeyeng and Edem M. A. Tette

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:350

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  43. It is well recognized that prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) varies depending on the population studied and the diagnostic criteria used. The data source used also can lead to substantial diffe...

    Authors: Robyn L. Lawrence, Clare R. Wall and Frank H. Bloomfield

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:349

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Breast milk is a natural and unique nutrient for optimum growth and development of the newborn. The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of unpredictable drug residues in mothers’ milk and the rel...

    Authors: Ayşe Meltem Ergen and Sıddıka Songül Yalçın

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:348

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Adverse pregnancy outcomes remain a prevalent health problem in Ethiopia. Mothers’ use of preconception care service has the potential to avert many of the adverse outcomes. However, the use of this service an...

    Authors: Tsrity Tadese Asresu, Desta Hailu, Berhe Girmay, Mulugeta Woldu Abrha and Haftom Gebrehiwot Weldearegay

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:347

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  46. The process of entering motherhood is highly stressful for women, with 15–85% of new mothers experiencing postpartum blues or depression. This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a mindfulness-based...

    Authors: Wan-Lin Pan, Chiung-Wen Chang, Shin-Ming Chen and Meei-Ling Gau

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:346

    Content type: Research article

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  47. The benefits of family-centered care for the health and well-being of preterm infants and their families include increased parent-infant closeness, improved lactation, and positive mental health outcomes; howe...

    Authors: Sarah Holdren, Cynthia Fair and Liisa Lehtonen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:345

    Content type: Research article

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