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  1. Radical tracheletomy (RT) with pelvic lymphadenectomy has become an option for young patients with early invasive uterine cervical cancer who desire to maintain their fertility. However, this operative method ...

    Authors: Shota Shinkai, Shinichi Ishioka, Tasuku Mariya, Yuya Fujibe, Miseon Kim, Masayuki Someya and Tsuyoshi Saito

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:248

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The association between the number of vaginal examinations (VEs) performed during labor and the risk of infection is unclear. The literature regarding this issue is not consensual, and the available studies ar...

    Authors: Ohad Gluck, Yossi Mizrachi, Hadas Ganer Herman, Jacob Bar, Michal Kovo and Eran Weiner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:246

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Bimanual clot evacuation (BCE) is a simple clinical manoeuvre that may reduce need for surgical intervention in the management of severe postpartum haemorrhage (PPH). We sought to determine whether performing ...

    Authors: Pui Ru Koh, Daria Di Filippo, Andrew Bisits and Alec W. Welsh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:245

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Women who gain too much weight in pregnancy are at increased risk of disease and of having children with increased risk. Interventions to improve health behaviours are usually designed for a general population...

    Authors: T. Morris, S. Strömmer, C. Vogel, N. C. Harvey, C. Cooper, H. Inskip, K. Woods-Townsend, J. Baird, M. Barker and W. Lawrence

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:244

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Effectiveness of prenatal iron supplementation program depends on utilization of the supplement by pregnant women. Nevertheless, in Ethiopia, regardless of increasing efforts, lower proportion of pregnant wome...

    Authors: Ermias Wabeto Wana

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:243

    Content type: Research article

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  6. We assessed the effects of a nurse mentoring program on neonatal mortality in eight districts in India.

    Authors: Ramesh Banadakoppa Manjappa, Arin Kar, Krishnamurthy Jayanna, Jyothi S. Hallad, Troy Cunningham, Rajaram Potty, H. L. Mohan, Maryanne Crockett, Janet Bradley, Elizabeth Fischer, H. Sudarshan, James F. Blanchard, Stephen Moses and Lisa Avery

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:242

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Evidence regarding health effects of tobacco cessation during pregnancy is mainly restricted to cigarette while water pipe is the preferred method of tobacco smoking among women in the Middle-East. The present...

    Authors: Shahrzad Nematollahi, Koroush Holakouie-Naieni, Abdolhossain Madani, Hossein Shabkhiz, Elham Torabi and Samane Lotfi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:241

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Data linking labor pain and postpartum depression are emerging. Robust, prospective evaluations of this relationship while factoring other important variables are lacking. We assessed perinatal pain and other ...

    Authors: Grace Lim, Kelsea R. LaSorda, Lia M. Farrell, Ann M. McCarthy, Francesca Facco and Ajay D. Wasan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:240

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) and sterile pyuria (SP) are complexities of UTI whose prevalence are not known in the northern sector of Ghana. Our aim was to determine the occurrence of sterile pyuria and asym...

    Authors: Akosua Bonsu Karikari, Courage Kosi Setsoafia Saba and David Yembilla Yamik

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:239

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Abdominal pregnancies have been reported in both high-income countries as well as low- and middle-income countries. They are frequently missed in routine antenatal care in resource-limited settings and delayed...

    Authors: Justin Lussy Paluku, Benjamin Kambale Kalole, Cathy Mufungizi Furaha, Eugenie Mukekulu Kamabu, Gaspard Makambo Mohilo, Benjamin Kasereka Kataliko and Susan Andrea Bartels

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:238

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Traditional massage seems to be safe but not entirely risk free, though serious adverse events are very rare. This report is aimed at illustrating a rare but fatal presentation of massive pulmonary embolism ca...

    Authors: Krongkarn Sutham, Sukumpat Na-Nan, Salilthip Paiboonsithiwong, Pakorn Chaksuwat and Theera Tongsong

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:237

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Research focusing on paternal mental health is limited, especially regarding the impact of the experience of poor mental health in the perinatal period. For example, little is known about the experiences of fa...

    Authors: Emily Daniels, Emily Arden-Close and Andrew Mayers

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:236

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Providing information about prenatal tests is a clinical challenge and the public frequently accesses the Web to read pregnancy-related information. The overarching aim of this study was to investigate the qua...

    Authors: Susanne Georgsson and Tommy Carlsson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:235

    Content type: Research article

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  14. There is conflicting evidence about the role of oral magnesium supplementation in the prevention of preterm birth and related adverse outcomes. The objective of this study was to compare magnesium citrate with...

    Authors: Carla Adriane Leal de Araújo, Joel Geoffrey Ray, José Natal Figueiroa and João Guilherme Alves

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:234

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Preterm birth is the leading cause of perinatal mortality and neonatal morbidity worldwide. Many factors have been associated with preterm birth, including parity. The aim of the present study was to investiga...

    Authors: Bouchra Koullali, Maud D. van Zijl, Brenda M. Kazemier, Martijn A. Oudijk, Ben W. J. Mol, Eva Pajkrt and Anita C. J. Ravelli

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:233

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Induction of labor by Oxytocin is a routine obstetric procedure. However, little is known regarding the optimal dose of oxytocin so as to bring successful induction. This study was aimed at comparing the effec...

    Authors: Melese Gezahegn Tesemma, Demisew Amenu Sori and Desta Hiko Gemeda

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:232

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is the most common hematological malignancy during pregnancy. The first-line treatment for HL in pregnancy is the standard ABVD regimen without any drug and/or dose adjustment. However, d...

    Authors: Camille Cotteret, Yen-Vi Pham, Ambroise Marcais, Marine Driessen, Salvatore Cisternino and Joël Schlatter

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:231

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that there is a missing conflict of interest.

    Authors: H. VanderMeulen, R. Strauss, Y. Lin, A. McLeod, J. Barrett, M. Sholzberg and J. Callum

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:230

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:196

  19. Food insecurity (FI) occurs when people lack secure access to sufficient amounts of safe and nutritious food. FI has been associated with negative effects on human health, including during the prenatal and neo...

    Authors: Ana Lucia Pires Augusto, Aléxia Vieira de Abreu Rodrigues, Talita Barbosa Domingos and Rosana Salles-Costa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:229

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Women’s fertility intentions, their desired number of children and desired inter-pregnancy interval (IPI) are related to micro (personal) and macro (socio-cultural) level factors. We investigated factors that ...

    Authors: Heidi Preis, Selen Tovim, Pnina Mor, Sorina Grisaru-Granovsky, Arnon Samueloff and Yael Benyamini

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:228

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Many South Korean women stay in specialized postpartum care centers called Sanhujoriwon for 2 weeks after childbirth, a time which is widely recognized as a critical period for maternal role adjustment. Mothers’ ...

    Authors: Ju-Eun Song, Hyun-Ju Chae, Jung Mi Ko, Jeong In Yang and Tiffany Kim

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:227

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Postpartum depression (PPD) is prevalent and may present major adverse impacts on mother and child health. According to previous studies, mostly from the western society, PPD may have complicated etiologies, s...

    Authors: Qing Li, Shunyu Yang, Ming Xie, Xiaoming Wu, Liping Huang, Weiqing Ruan and Yungang Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:226

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Social concerns about unintentional HIV status disclosure and HIV-related stigma are barriers to pregnant women’s access to prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) care. There is limited quan...

    Authors: Björn Nordberg, Erin E. Gabriel, Edwin Were, Eunice Kaguiri, Anna Mia Ekström, Anna Kågesten and Susanne Rautiainen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:225

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The reduction in maternal mortality worldwide has increased the interest in studying more frequent severe events such as maternal near miss. The Human Development Index is a sociodemographic country-specific v...

    Authors: Santiago García-Tizón Larroca, Francisco Amor Valera, Esther Ayuso Herrera, Ignacio Cueto Hernandez, Yolanda Cuñarro Lopez and Juan De Leon-Luis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:224

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Excessive gestational weight gain is a modifiable risk factor for the development of obstetric and neonatal complications, and can have a lifelong impact on the health of both mother and offspring. The purpose...

    Authors: Christopher Arthur, Ellen Di Corleto, Emma Ballard and Alka Kothari

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:223

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Twin pregnancies with uterine fibroid(s) (UFs) may not be at increased risk for obstetric complications compared to those without UFs. However, there was no reported comparison study with obstetric outcomes an...

    Authors: Mi-La Kim, Kirim Hong, Sohyun Kim, Min Jin Lee, Sung Shin Shim, Yoon-Mi Hur and Joong Sik Shin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:222

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Since conjoined twins were thought to be monoamniotic in the past, diamniotic conjoined twins would be improbable theoretically. Body stalk anomaly is a severe defect of the body wall, which is rare among twin...

    Authors: Guishuang Xiang, Yanting Wen, Li Zhang, Xiaoqian Tong and Lu Li

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:221

    Content type: Case report

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  28. The Chinese government introduced the maternal health services as part of the Basic Public Health Service (BPHS) project in 2009. While China has made progress in reducing maternal mortality, the longitudinal ...

    Authors: Pengyu Zhao, Xueyan Han, Lili You, Yu Zhao, Li Yang and Yuanli Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:220

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Smoking is the most important preventable cause of adverse pregnancy outcomes, but provision of smoking cessation support (SCS) to pregnant women is poor. We examined the association between midwives’ implemen...

    Authors: Megan E. Passey, Jo M. Longman, Catherine Adams, Jennifer J. Johnston, Jessica Simms and Margaret Rolfe

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:219

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Sick neonates can be early readmitted if and only if their mothers have good knowledge of the key neonatal danger signs at first discharge. Thus, it was aimed to assess the level and determinants of maternal k...

    Authors: Wubet Alebachew Bayih, Biniam Minuye Birhan, Abebaw Yeshambel and Molla Asfaw

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:218

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  31. The incidence of female stroke has increased gradually and has begun occurring at a younger age in recent years. Given that women live longer than men, stroke would cause more negative and longer-term impacts ...

    Authors: Chun-Chung Huang, Chien-Chu Huang, Shao-Yi Lin, Cherry Yin-Yi Chang, Wu-Chou Lin, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Fu-Huang Lin, Chang-Huei Tsao, Chun-Min Lo and Wu-Chien Chien

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:217

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  32. Probiotic supplementation has been shown to be beneficial and is now widely promoted as an auxiliary medicine for maternal health, but the underlying mechanism is still unclear. Thus, this study aimed to explo...

    Authors: Ping Yang, Zhe Li, Kian Deng Tye, Yuyi Chen, Tong Lu, Zonglin He, Juan Zhou and Xiaomin Xiao

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:216

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Twin pregnancy is associated with increased perinatal mortality. Close foetal monitoring is therefore warranted. Doppler Ultrasound cardiotocography is currently the only available method to monitor both indiv...

    Authors: Lore Noben, Michelle E. M. H. Westerhuis, Judith O. E. H. van Laar, René D. Kok, S. Guid Oei, Chris H. L. Peters and Rik Vullings

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:215

    Content type: Technical advance

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  34. Postpartum haemorrhage from vaginal lacerations can occasionally be refractory to suturing and vaginal packing. Bakri uterine balloon has been widely adopted to stop uterine bleeding, but its use to stop bleed...

    Authors: Choi Wah Kong and William Wing Kee To

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:214

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Given the relevance of paternal involvement in maternal care, there is a need to prepare first-time fathers to participate in pregnancy and childbirth actively. This study explores the experiences and needs of...

    Authors: Chiemeka Onyeze-Joe and Isabelle Godin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:213

    Content type: Research article

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  36. To determine the effects of previous placenta previa on the maternal and neonatal outcomes of the next pregnancy.

    Authors: Lizi Zhang, Shilei Bi, Lili Du, Jingjin Gong, Jingsi Chen, Wen Sun, Xinyang Shen, Jingman Tang, Luwen Ren, Guolu Chai, Zhijian Wang and Dunjin Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:212

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Variation exists regarding perinatal depression screening. A two-step screening method has been recommended. According to a maternity-focused core outcome set developed by the International Consortium for Heal...

    Authors: Valerie Slavin, Debra K. Creedy and Jenny Gamble

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:211

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The rate of cesarean section is increasing in all over the world with different drafts in various countries. This growth increases unpleasant outcomes of delivery. Recent studies explained the benefits of date...

    Authors: Alireza Bagherzadeh Karimi, Asghar Elmi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Roghaiyeh Baghervand Navid

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:210

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Both follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) are widely used to assess the ovarian reserve in women for in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, studies also showed that both AMH and ...

    Authors: Han-Chih Hsieh, Jia-Ying Su, Shunping Wang and Yen-Tsung Huang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:209

    Content type: Research Article

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  40. Preeclampsia is the major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Magnesium sulfate is considered first-line therapy against eclampsia and magnesium deficiency in pregnancy has been ...

    Authors: Carla Adriane Leal de Araújo, Larissa de Sousa Oliveira, Isabela Melo Buarque de Gusmão, Angélica Guimarães, Moranna Ribeiro and João Guilherme Bezerra Alves

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:208

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Expectant parents may have positive and negative emotions during pregnancy and receive support from different sources. Studies on life situation and support among couples have rarely been conducted. This study...

    Authors: Nitikorn Phoosuwan, Pornpun Manasatchakun, Leif Eriksson and Pranee C. Lundberg

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:207

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Triangulating findings from MDSR with other sources can better inform maternal health programs. A national Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) assessment and the Maternal Death Surveillance and Respon...

    Authors: Azmach Hadush, Ftalew Dagnaw, Theodros Getachew, Patricia E. Bailey, Ruth Lawley and Ana Lorena Ruano

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:206

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are among the most common causes of perinatal death. The disorders are highly linked to multiple factors that make prediction and prevention challenging. Early diagnosis and...

    Authors: Kenean Getaneh Tlaye, Melese Linger Endalfer, Mesfin Wudu Kassaw, Mussie Mulugeta Gebremedhin and Yared Asmare Aynalem

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:205

    Content type: Research article

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  44. SubSaharan Africa has a disproportionate burden of HIV and preterm births (PTB). We hypothesized that PTB in HIV-1 infected women are more likely a result of prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM) and could lea...

    Authors: Chidebere E. Onwughara, Dhayendre Moodley, Nthabiseng Valashiya and Motshedisi Sebitloane

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:204

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Induction of labor refers to iatrogenic stimulation of uterine contractions before the onset of spontaneous labor as a therapeutic option when benefits of expeditious delivery outweigh the risks of continuing ...

    Authors: Garang Dakjur Lueth, Angesom Kebede and Araya Abrha Medhanyie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:203

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Cervical cancer during pregnancy is rare. The management for stage IB3 during pregnancy remains unclear and challenging. We report a successful preserved pregnancy in a stage IB3 patient who was treated with n...

    Authors: Ying Guo, Dandan Zhang, Yuhong Li and Yudong Wang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:202

    Content type: Case report

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  47. The rate of preterm birth has been increasing worldwide. Most preterm babies are at an increased risk of central nervous system impairments as well as respiratory and gastrointestinal complications. The aim of...

    Authors: Yu-Kang Chang, Yuan-Tsung Tseng and Kow-Tong Chen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:201

    Content type: Research article

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  48. A recent systematic review identified very few studies on women’s views on how to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care (QMNC). This study aimed at exploring the suggestions provided by women, after...

    Authors: Marzia Lazzerini, Chiara Semenzato, Jaspreet Kaur, Benedetta Covi and Giorgia Argentini

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:200

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Women’s experiences of labour and birth can have both short- and long-term effects on their physical and psychological health. The original Swedish version of the Childbirth Experience Questionnaire (CEQ) has ...

    Authors: Anna Dencker, Liselotte Bergqvist, Marie Berg, Josephine T. V. Greenbrook, Christina Nilsson and Ingela Lundgren

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:199

    Content type: Research article

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  50. Antenatal depression is the most prevalent common mental health disorder affecting pregnant women. Here, we report the prevalence of and associated factors for antenatal depression among pregnant women attendi...

    Authors: M. Kaiyo-Utete, J. M. Dambi, A. Chingono, F. S. M. Mazhandu, T. B. Madziro-Ruwizhu, C. Henderson, T. Magwali, L. Langhaug and Z. M. Chirenje

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:197

    Content type: Research article

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