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  1. One of the factors affecting quality of care is that clients do not demand care practises during antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care. This study aimed to identify care practices that can be demanded by t...

    Authors: Chancy Mauluka, William Stones, Isabel Kazanga Chiumia and Limbika Maliwichi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:390
  2. Approximately 25% of facility births take place in private health facilities. Recent national studies of maternal and newborn health (MNH) service availability and quality have focused solely on the status of ...

    Authors: Hannah Tappis, Rebaz Lak, Riyadh Alhilfi, Aso Hameed Zangana, Falah Wadi, David Hipgrave and Shaimaa Ibrahim
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:331
  3. Pregnancy and early infancy are increased risk periods for severe adverse effects of respiratory infections. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (respectfully referred to as First Nations) women and children...

    Authors: Lisa McHugh, Annette K Regan, Mohinder Sarna, Hannah C Moore, Paul Van Buynder, Gavin Pereira, Christopher C Blyth, Karin Lust, Ross M Andrews, Kristy Crooks, Peter Massey and Michael J Binks
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:314
  4. The interrelationship of psychological and social factors in the current COVID-19 pandemic has been highlighted in research mainly focused on the global north. The impact of lockdowns can exacerbate psychologi...

    Authors: Linda McGowan, Andari Astuti, Firdaus Hafidz, Cesa Pratiwi, Vinami Yulian, Elizabeth Hughes, Arum Pratiwi, Emi Nurjasmi Indomo and Yu Fu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:304
  5. There are many factors during pregnancy and labor that influence women’s acceptability of maternal healthcare. Nevertheless, the concept of acceptability of maternal healthcare has unfortunately not been clear...

    Authors: Joy Blaise Bucyibaruta, Mmapheko Doriccah Peu, Lesley Bamford and Alfred Musekiwa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:302
  6. Although caesarean section (CS) rates have increased rapidly in Thailand, the upward trend is not supported by significant maternal or perinatal health benefits. The appropriate use of CS through QUALIty DECis...

    Authors: Sasitara Nuampa, Ameporn Ratinthorn, Pisake Lumbiganon, Somporn Rungreangkulkij, Nilubon Rujiraprasert, Natthapat Buaboon, Nampet Jampathong, Alexandre Dumont, Claudia Hanson, Myriam de Loenzien, Meghan A. Bohren and Ana Pilar Betrán
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:280
  7. Persistently elevated rates of maternal and infant mortality and morbidities in Malawi indicate the need for increased quality of maternal and well-child care services. The first-year postpartum sets the stage...

    Authors: Ashley Gresh, Janet Mambulasa, Nellie Ngutwa, Ellen Chirwa, Esnath Kapito, Nancy Perrin, Nicole Warren, Nancy Glass and Crystal L. Patil
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:240
  8. Language barriers play significant roles in quality of healthcare. Limited studies have examined the relationships between Spanish language and quality of intrapartum care. The objective was to determine the a...

    Authors: Jessica J. Valdez, Andrea V. Jackson and Cassondra Marshall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:212
  9. Timely access to essential obstetric and gynecologic healthcare is an effective method for improving maternal and neonatal outcomes; however, the COVID-19 pandemic impacted pregnancy care globally. In this glo...

    Authors: Imelda K. Moise, Nicole Ivanova, Cyril Wilson, Sigmond Wilson, Hikabasa Halwindi and Vera M. Spika
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:195
  10. A conceptual framework is proposed to describe relationships among the factors distributed in three dimensions that influence the experience of pregnant women in contexts of vulnerability and to guide nurses in t...

    Authors: Émilie Hudon, Maud-Christine Chouinard, Édith Ellefsen, Jérémie Beaudin and Catherine Hudon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:187
  11. Advances in reproductive health technologies such as noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) are changing the landscape of prenatal care and maternal health. NIPT, made clinically available in the United States (U...

    Authors: Shameka P. Thomas, Madison A. Keller, Tiara Ranson and Rachele E. Willard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:183
  12. Pregnancy outcome is an important health indicator of the quality of maternal health. Adverse pregnancy outcomes is a major public health problem, which can lead to poor maternal and neonatal outcomes. This st...

    Authors: Periyasamy Kuppusamy, Ranjan K Prusty, Itta K Chaaithanya, Rahul K Gajbhiye and Geetanjali Sachdeva
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:150
  13. Limited evidence is available as the reference for the model of care on providing maternity care in low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) to cope with pandemic disruption. This study aimed to adopt internati...

    Authors: Fitriana Murriya Ekawati, Mumtihana Muchlis and Amita Tuteja
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:132
  14. ...Reducing maternal mortality ratio (MMR) has been a worldwide public health challenge for a long time. Utilization of maternal health services including antenatal care (ANC), institutional delivery (ID), and po...

    Authors: Yuxuan Yang and Min Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:115
  15. With the impact of over two centuries of colonisation in Australia, First Nations families experience a disproportionate burden of adverse pregnancy and birthing outcomes. First Nations mothers are 3–5 times m...

    Authors: Penny Haora, Yvette Roe, Sophie Hickey, Yu Gao, Carmel Nelson, Jyai Allen, Melanie Briggs, Faye Worner, Sue Kruske, Kristie Watego, Sarah-Jade Maidment, Donna Hartz, Juanita Sherwood, Lesley Barclay, Sally Tracy, Mark Tracy…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:77
  16. Access to perinatal mental health services in rural and remote areas is scarce, particularly perinatal psychiatry services. Telehealth, together with psychiatry consultation-liaison services are one way to imp...

    Authors: Sara Cibralic, Tracey Fay-Stammbach, Debbie Tucker, Deborah Song and Valsamma Eapen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:74
  17. Black pregnant women in this study anticipated and experienced pregnancy discrimination and bias, which influenced financial burden and stress. We used an intersectional framework in this study which allowed us t...

    Authors: Renee Mehra, Amy Alspaugh, Jennifer T Dunn, Linda S Franck, Monica R McLemore, Danya E Keene, Trace S Kershaw and Jeannette R Ickovics
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:17
  18. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the global leading cause of maternal mortality, affecting nearly 3 to 6 percent of all women giving birth in India. The World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its guidelines...

    Authors: Beena Nitin Joshi, Siddesh Sitaram Shetty, Kusum Venkobrao Moray, Himanshu Chaurasia and Oshima Sachin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:9
  19. Several inputs- and process-related factors contributed to suboptimal quality of ANC in many low and lower- or middle-income countries. Input factors included facility readiness (e.g., lack of infrastructure, pro...

    Authors: Resham B Khatri, Tesfaye S Mengistu and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:977
  20. Minoritised ethnic perinatal women can experience judgemental and stigmatising care due to systemic racism. Discriminatory care contributes to increased risks of poor maternal and infant outcomes, including highe...

    Authors: Gill Thomson, Julie Cook, Nicola Crossland, Marie-Clare Balaam, Anna Byrom, Raeesa Jassat and Sabina Gerrard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:958
  21. The provision of quality obstetric care in health facilities is central to reducing maternal mortality, but simply increasing childbirth in facilities not enough, with evidence that many facilities in sub-Saha...

    Authors: Jessica King, Alfred K. Tarway-Twalla, Mardieh Dennis, Musu Pusah Twalla, Patrick K. Konwloh, Chea Sanford Wesseh, Bentoe Zoogley Tehoungue, Geetor S. Saydee, Oona Campbell and Carine Ronsmans
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:952
  22. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the delivery of diabetes in pregnancy care and general maternity care. This study aimed to explore the experiences and acceptability of telehealth use in diabet...

    Authors: S. L. Kozica-Olenski, G. Soldatos, L. Marlow, S. D. Cooray and J. A. Boyle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:932
  23. We modelled ANC4+ coverage and likelihood of attaining district-level target coverage of 70% across three equity stratifiers (household wealth, maternal education, and...district -level for sub-national planning.

    Authors: Peter M. Macharia, Noel K. Joseph, Gorrette Kayondo Nalwadda, Beatrice Mwilike, Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Lenka Benova and Olatunji Johnson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:908
  24. In 2016, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommended antenatal corticosteroids in the late preterm period for women at risk for preterm delivery. Limited real-world evidence exists on n...

    Authors: Luciana A. Vieira, Yu-Han Kao, Despina S. Tsevdos, Yan Kwan Lau, Zichen Wang, Shilong Li, Amanda B. Zheutlin, Susan J. Gross, Joanne L. Stone, Siobhan M. Dolan, Eric E. Schadt and Li Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:904
  25. In this study, the factors that influence the choice of place of delivery among expectant mothers in both rural and urban settings in the northern part of Ghana were identified and compared using the conceptua...

    Authors: Mahama Ibrahim Baba, Kofi Adesi Kyei, Justina Baaba Kyei, Joseph Daniels, Isaac Justice Kobina Biney, John Oswald, Patrick Tschida and Michael Brunet
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:875
  26. While a reduction in the global maternal mortality ratio (MMR) has slowed, newer strategies are needed to achieve an ongoing and sustainable reduction of the MMR. Previous studies have investigated the associa...

    Authors: Tanmay Bagade, Catherine Chojenta, Melissa Harris, Christopher Oldmeadow and Deborah Loxton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:874
  27. Results support that primary care work process indicators are more significant in estimating preterm birth rates than physical structures available for care. These results emphasize the importance of ensuring the...

    Authors: Luciano de Andrade, Arthi S. Kozhumam, Thiago Augusto Hernandes Rocha, Dante Grapiuna de Almeida, Núbia Cristina da Silva, Rejane Christine de Souza Queiroz, Miyoko Massago, Sharla Rent, Luiz Augusto Facchini, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Catherine Ann Staton, João Ricardo Nickenig Vissoci and Erika Barbara Abreu Fonseca Thomaz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:872
  28. Labour pain has been identified as an important reason for women to prefer caesarean section (CS). Fentanyl is one of the short acting opioids recommended by World Health Organization for pain relief during la...

    Authors: Kyaw Lwin Show, Chetta Ngamjarus, Kiattisak Kongwattanakul, Siwanon Rattanakanokchai, Chatuporn Duangkum, Meghan A. Bohren, Ana Pilar Betrán, Monsicha Somjit, Wint Ye Hla Win and Pisake Lumbiganon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:846
  29. Poor quality of maternal and newborn care contributes to nearly two million deaths of mothers and their newborns worldwide annually. Assessment of readiness and availability of perinatal care services in healt...

    Authors: Dipak Raj Chaulagain, Mats Malqvist, Johan Wrammert, Rejina Gurung, Olivia Brunell, Omkar Basnet and Ashish KC
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:842
  30. Non-communicable diseases [NCDs] are leading causes of ill health among women of reproductive age and an increasingly important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Reliable data on NCDs is nec...

    Authors: Tabassum Firoz, Beth Pineles, Nishika Navrange, Alyssa Grimshaw, Olufemi Oladapo and Doris Chou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:787
  31. There are persistent disparities in maternal and infant perinatal outcomes experienced by Black birthing persons compared with non-Hispanic white (NHW) individuals in the US. The differences in outcomes arise ...

    Authors: Jonathan Alhalel, Lane Patterson, Nicolás O. Francone, Sankirtana Danner, Cassandra Osei, Catherine Ann O’Brian, Laura S. Tom, Lisa Masinter, Elizabeth Adetoro, Danielle Lazar, Abbey Ekong and Melissa A. Simon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:771
  32. Many countries, including Cameroon, have found it challenging to estimate stillbirths, as there are limited available reports accurately. This analysis aimed to assess stillbirth rates and identify risk factor...

    Authors: Adidja Amani, Jobert Richie Nansseu, Guy Ferdinand Ndeffo, Andreas Ateke Njoh, Fabrice Zobel Lekeumo Cheuyem, Paul Roger Libite, Athanase A. Ateba, Solange Ngo Bama, Martina Lukong Baye, Georges Nguefack-Tsague and Robinson Enow Mbu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:736
  33. Antenatal care is an important tool to prevent complications and decrease the incidence of maternal and antenatal morbidity and mortality. In Brazil, quality, access, and coverage of antenatal care are describ...

    Authors: Márcia Regina Cangiani Fabbro, Monika Wernet, Nayara Girardi Baraldi, Jamile Claro de Castro Bussadori, Natália Rejane Salim, Bernardino Geraldo Alves Souto and Andréa dos Reis Fermiano
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:731
  34. Language supported group antenatal care (gANC) for Somali-born women was implemented in a Swedish public ANC clinic. The women were offered seven 60-min sessions, facilitated by midwives and starting with a pr...

    Authors: Malin Ahrne, Ulrika Byrskog, Birgitta Essén, Ewa Andersson, Rhonda Small and Erica Schytt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:721
  35. There is a need to intensify universal and targeted programmes/services to support mothers in ethnically dense socially disadvantaged areas to start antenatal care on time. Local variations in ethnic diversity an...

    Authors: Shuby Puthussery, Pei-Ching Tseng, Esther Sharma, Angela Harden, Malcolm Griffiths, Jacqueline Bamfo and Leah Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:713
  36. Globally, the rate of caesarean deliveries increased from approximately 16.0 million in 2000 to 29.7 million in 2015. In this study, we decomposed the rural–urban disparities in caesarean deliveries in sub-Sah...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Richard Gyan Aboagye, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Joshua Okyere, Aliu Mohammed, Vijay Kumar Chattu, Eugene Budu, Faustina Adoboi and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:709
  37. Obstetric fistula used as synonymous with VVF in this study, is an abnormal communication/hole between the urinary tract and the genital tract or the gastrointestinal tract and the genital tract, resulting fro...

    Authors: Lydia Babatunde Bulndi, Deborah Ireson, Esther Adama and Sara Bayes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:680
  38. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has been identified as a violation of human rights and a major public health challenge. IPV against women has negative effects on women’s mental well-being and leads to unfavour...

    Authors: Chukwuechefulam Kingsley Imo, Nnebechukwu Henry Ugwu, Ukoji Vitalis Ukoji and Uche Charlie Isiugo-Abanihe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:667
  39. Many women work in positions of non-standard employment, with limited legal and social protection. Access to comprehensive maternity protection for all working women could ensure that all women and children ca...

    Authors: Catherine Pereira-Kotze, Tanya Doherty and Mieke Faber
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:657
  40. Globally, young women deliver at home, often under unhygienic conditions and without skilled birth attendants. This study identified the determinants of health facility delivery among young mothers in Ghana.

    Authors: Emmanuel Anongeba Anaba, Deda Ogum Alangea, Adolphina Addo-Lartey, Emefa Judith Modey, Adom Manu, Stanley Kofi Alor and Kwasi Torpey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:656
  41. Disparities in stillbirth and preterm birth persist even after correction for ethnicity and social deprivation, demonstrating that there is wide geographical variation in the quality of care. To address this ...

    Authors: Jenny Carter, Dilly Anumba, Lia Brigante, Christy Burden, Tim Draycott, Siobhán Gillespie, Birte Harlev-Lam, Andrew Judge, Erik Lenguerrand, Elaine Sheehan, Basky Thilaganathan, Hannah Wilson, Cathy Winter, Maria Viner and Jane Sandall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:639
  42. Around 1 in 150 babies are stillborn or die in the first month of life in the UK. Most women conceive again, and subsequent pregnancies are often characterised by feelings of stress and anxiety, persisting bey...

    Authors: Tracey A. Mills, Stephen A. Roberts, Elizabeth Camacho, Alexander E. P. Heazell, Rachael N. Massey, Cathie Melvin, Rachel Newport, Debbie M. Smith, Claire O. Storey, Wendy Taylor and Tina Lavender
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:634
  43. Maternal morbidity and mortality rates associated with perinatal care remain a significant public health concern. Rural populations from low and middle-income countries have multiple barriers to access that co...

    Authors: María Fernanda Escobar, María Paula Echavarria, Hilda Vasquez, Daniela Nasner, Isabella Ramos, María Antonia Hincapié, Stephanie Pabon, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Diana Marcela Martínez-Ruíz and Javier Andrés Carvajal
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:604
  44. An intact umbilical cord allows the physiological transfusion of blood from the placenta to the neonate, which reduces infant iron deficiency and is associated with improved development during early childhood....

    Authors: Katarina Ekelöf, Elisabeth Sæther, Anna Santesson, Maria Wilander, Katarina Patriksson, Susanne Hesselman, Li Thies-Lagergren, Heike Rabe and Ola Andersson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:593
  45. Maternal and child health (MCH) in Singapore is entering a new phase, with challenges different to those faced 50 years ago. The advancement of medical technologies and access to MCH resources have led to a dr...

    Authors: Fabian Yap, See Ling Loy, Chee Wai Ku, Mei Chien Chua, Keith M. Godfrey and Jerry Kok Yen Chan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:561
  46. Though impressive reductions in MMR have been achieved across countries in the MENA region since 1990, governments should realize that there exists an opportunity to learn from each other to bring MMRs as close t...

    Authors: Sathyanarayanan Doraiswamy, Sohaila Cheema, Patrick Maisonneuve, Anupama Jithesh and Ravinder Mamtani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:552
  47. Ethiopia has low skilled birth attendance rates coupled with low quality of care within health facilities contributing to one of the highest maternal mortality rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, at 412 deaths per 10...

    Authors: Negalign B. Bayou, Liz Grant, Simon C. Riley and Elizabeth H. Bradley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:523
  48. Despite the overwhelming evidence of health and other benefits of breastfeeding and recommendations to breastfeed by peak health bodies, breastfeeding rates are significantly lower than recommended in Australi...

    Authors: Christa Buckland, Debra Hector, Gregory S. Kolt, Jack Thepsourinthone and Amit Arora
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:489

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