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  1. To ascertain and explore the views of women and their partners, giving birth in the Czech Republic, of the level of respectful or disrespectful care provided during pregnancy and early labour.

    Authors: Deirdre Daly, Natalie Sedlicka, Kateřina Švanderlíková, PetraAnn Ann Kovařčíková, Radka Wilhelmová and Cecily Begley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:370
  2. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has been clinically available in Australia on a user-pays basis since 2012. There are numerous providers, with available tests ranging from targeted NIPT (only trisomies 21...

    Authors: Molly Johnston, Lisa Hui, Hilary Bowman-Smart, Michelle Taylor-Sands, Mark D. Pertile and Catherine Mills
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:355
  3. Non-consented care, a form of obstetric violence involving the lack of informed consent for procedures, is a common but little-understood phenomenon in the global public health arena. The aim of this secondary...

    Authors: Marian Marian, Kathryn M. Barker, Elizabeth Reed, Amanda C. McClain, Rebecka Lundgren, Samantha Hurst and Ramona L. Pérez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:353
  4. Over the last decade, there has been an increasing number of studies regarding experiences of mistreatment, disrespect and abuse (D&A) during facility-based childbirth. These negative experiences during labour...

    Authors: Mira-Catalá Pablo, Hernández-Aguado Ildefonso and Chilet-Rosell Elisa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:322
  5. Pregnancy presents a critical period for any maternal and child health intervention that may impact the health of the newborn. With low antenatal care attendance by pregnant women in health facilities in Niger...

    Authors: Osita U. Ezenwosu, John O. Olawepo, Lorraine J. Lacroix-Willliamson, Ijeoma U. Itanyi, Amaka Ogidi, Tonia C. Onyeka, Madeline Gully, Maisha Gregory, Janis L. Breeze, Stephanie Ibemere, Ngozi Idemili-Aronu, Beth E. Molnar and Echezona E. Ezeanolue
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:321
  6. Despite the benefits of breastfeeding (BF), rates remain lower than public health targets, particularly among low-income Black populations. Community-based breastfeeding peer counselor (BPC) programs have been...

    Authors: Yetunde Awosemusi, Lauren Keenan-Devlin, Noelle Griffin Martinez, Lynn M. Yee and Ann E. B. Borders
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:312
  7. Increasing rates of maternal mortality and morbidity, coupled with ever-widening racial health disparities in maternal health outcomes, indicate that radical improvements need to be made in the delivery of mat...

    Authors: Annie Glover, Carly Holman and Patrick Boise
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:267
  8. Drinking during pregnancy is the leading cause of birth defects and child developmental disorders in Europe. The adverse effects of drinking during pregnancy may include physical, behavioural and cognitive pro...

    Authors: Carla Bruguera, Lidia Segura-García, Katarzyna Okulicz-Kozaryn, Claudia Gandin, Silvia Matrai, Fleur Braddick, Marta Zin-Sędek, Luiza Slodownik, Emanuele Scafato and Joan Colom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:246
  9. Preterm birth is a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality and a defining event for pregnant people, infants, and whānau (extended families). Recommendations have been made for a national preterm birth...

    Authors: Briar Hunter, Lisa Dawes, Makayla Wadsworth, Lynn Sadler, Liza Edmonds, Judith McAra-Couper, Tina Allen-Mokaraka and Katie M. Groom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:234
  10. 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 2024 24:202

    The original article was published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:280

  11. Timely, appropriate, and equitable access to quality healthcare during pregnancy is proven to contribute to better health outcomes of birthing individuals and infants following birth. Equity is conceptualized as ...

    Authors: Zeenat Ladak, Nagma Grewal, Minji Olivia Kim, Stephanie Small, Alexia Leber, Mehdiya Hemani, Qiuyu Sun, Deena M. Hamza, Celia Laur, Noah M. Ivers, Olesya Falenchuk and Richard Volpe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:191
  12. The results indicate no differences in intervention contact across wealth and education levels, suggesting that the program is effectively reaching women regardless of SES. However, women with other characteristi...

    Authors: Michelle Olakkengil, Samira Said, Omar Abdalla, Rachel Hofmann, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier and Isabel Fulcher
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:183
  13. The pooled prevalence of MNM was high in Africa, especially in the eastern and western regions. There were significant variations in the prevalence of MNM across regions and study periods. Strengthening universal...

    Authors: Aklilu Habte, Habtamu Mellie Bizuayehu, Lire Lemma and Yordanos Sisay
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:144
  14. Data from Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014, and 2017 were analyzed using the WHO’s Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT) software. Inequalities were ... R). Socioeconomic inequali...

    Authors: Satyajit Kundu, Azaz Bin Sharif, Syed Sharaf Ahmed Chowdhury, Sadia Afroz, Rakhi Dey and Ahmed Hossain
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:131
  15. There is no single national guideline in Australia on the provision of postnatal care, which means there is potential for significant variation in the standard and quality of care. This review aimed to systema...

    Authors: Amanda Blair, Annie Tan, Caroline S. E. Homer and Joshua P. Vogel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:121
  16. Person-centered breastfeeding counseling is a key but often overlooked aspect of high-quality services. We explored women’s experiences of the Breastfeeding Heritage and Pride™ program, an evidence-based breas...

    Authors: Elizabeth C. Rhodes, Mahrukh Zahid, Nafeesa Abuwala, Grace Damio, Helen Wilde LaPlant, Carrianne Crummett, Rebecca Surprenant and Rafael Pérez-Escamilla
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:120
  17. Women who use or are in treatment for drug use during the perinatal period often have complex needs and presenting comorbidity. Women who use opioids during pregnancy, and their infants, experience poor outcom...

    Authors: Lynne Gilmour, Louise Honeybul, Shirley Lewis, Emma Smith, Helen Cheyne, Narendra Aladangady, Brid Featherstone, Margaret Maxwell, Joanne Neale and Polly Radcliffe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:84
  18. Overweight and obesity in mothers before pregnancy lead to overweight and obesity in their offspring, which is the main form of intergenerational transmission of overweight and obesity in early life. Many fact...

    Authors: Xiaotong Wei, Jiajin Hu and Deliang Wen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:74
  19. Improving the understanding of non-clinical factors that lead to the increasing caesarean section (CS) rates in many low- and middle-income countries is currently necessary to meet the challenge of implementin...

    Authors: Camille Etcheverry, Ana Pilar Betrán, Myriam de Loenzien, Michael Robson, Charles Kaboré, Pisake Lumbiganon, Guillermo Carroli, Quoc Nhu Hung Mac, Celina Gialdini and Alexandre Dumont
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:67
  20. Respectful maternity care (RMC) remains a key challenge in Afghanistan, despite progress on improving maternal and newborn health during 2001—2021. A qualitative study was conducted in 2018 to provide evidence...

    Authors: Partamin Manalai, Nasratullah Ansari, Hannah Tappis, Young Mi Kim, Jelle Stekelenburg, Jos van Roosmalen and Sheena Currie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:48
  21. Women who deliver via cesarean section (c-section) experience short- and long-term disability that may affect their physical health and their ability to function normally. While clinical complications are asse...

    Authors: Anne Niyigena, Saidath Gato, Barnabas Alayande, Elizabeth Miranda, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier, Andrea S. Goodman, Theoneste Nkurunziza, Christian Mazimpaka, Sadoscar Hakizimana, Patient Ngamije, Fredrick Kateera, Robert Riviello and Adeline A. Boatin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:858
  22. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, in its opinion of the Committee on Midwifery Practice, points out that planned home birth is a woman's and family's right to experience, but also to cho...

    Authors: Jannaina Campos Beviláqua, Laena Costa dos Reis, Valdecyr Herdy Alves, Lucia Helena Garcia Penna, Silvio Éder Dias da Silva, Andressa Tavares Parente, Fabianne de Jesus Dias Sousa, Bianca Dargam Gomes Vieira, Audrey Vidal Pereira, Maura Eduarda Sousa Fernandes and Diego Pereira Rodrigues
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:844
  23. The maternal continuum of care (CoC) (antenatal care, facility-based delivery, postnatal care) is critical to maternal and neonatal health and reducing mortality, but completion in rural areas of low- and midd...

    Authors: Sam Blizzard, Mardieh Dennis, Marion Subah, Bentoe Zoogley Tehoungue, Romax Zizi, John D. Kraemer, Emily White and Lisa R. Hirschhorn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:841
  24. The government-subsidized health insurance scheme Seguro Integral de Salud (“SIS”) was introduced in Peru initially to provide coverage to uninsured and poor pregnant women and children under five years old and w...

    Authors: Eduardo Ramos Rosas, Volker Winkler, Luis Huicho, Magaly M. Blas, Stephan Brenner and Manuela De Allegri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:795
  25. Poor physical access to health facilities could increase the likelihood of undetected intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy. We aimed to determine sub-regional differences and associations between s...

    Authors: Ronald Anguzu, Rebekah J. Walker, Kirsten M.M. Beyer, Yuhong Zhou, Harriet M. Babikako, Julia Dickson-Gomez and Laura D. Cassidy
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:767
  26. The role of gender inequities in women’s ability to access maternal health care has mainly been analysed from either women’s or men’s perspective only. In this article, we explore the role of gender inequities...

    Authors: Audrey M. Kalindi, Brian Houle, Bruce M. Smyth and Vesper H. Chisumpa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:755
  27. Skin-to-skin contact between mother and infant after birth is recommended to promote breastfeeding and maternal-infant bonding. However, its impact on the incidence of neonatal hypoglycaemia is unknown. We con...

    Authors: Libby G. Lord, Jane E. Harding, Caroline A. Crowther and Luling Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:744
  28. Essentially all women and babies irrespective of their economic and social status should reach their full potential for health and well-being. The study assessed the readiness of mothers and their preparedness...

    Authors: Abraham Rexford Oduro, Maria Anyorikeya, Patrick Ansah, Samuel Oladokun, Ernest Maya Tei, Randy Oduro-Ayeh, Paul Welaga and Seli Deh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:728
  29. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the provision of global maternal health services, with an increase in home births. However, there are little data on women’s decision-making and experiences leading...

    Authors: May Sudhinaraset, Rebecca Woofter, John Mboya, Sarah Wambui, Ginger Golub and Claire-Helene Mershon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:722
  30. Fetoscopic laser coagulation of placental anastomoses reverses the pathological process in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, thereby increasing survival, but there are a paucity of studies addressing long-ter...

    Authors: Angela Guzys, Susan M. Reid, Christie Bolch, Dinah S. Reddihough, Mark Teoh, Ricardo Palma-Dias, Alison Fung, Stephen Cole, Ryan Hodges, Michael Fahey and Susan P. Walker
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:699
  31. Birth weight is described as one of the main determinants of newborns’ chances of survival. Among the associated causes, or risk factors, the mother’s nutritional status strongly influences fetal growth and bi...

    Authors: Audêncio Victor, Ana Raquel Manuel Gotine, Ila R. Falcão, Andrêa J. F. Ferreira, Renzo Flores-Ortiz, Sancho Pedro Xavier, Melsequisete Daniel Vasco, Natanael de Jesus Silva, Manuel Mahoche, Osiyallê Akanni Silva Rodrigues, Rita de Cássia Ribeiro, Patrícia H. Rondó and Maurício L. Barreto
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:661
  32. Aspirin (ASA) is recommended for patients at elevated risk of preeclampsia. Limited data exists on adherence to guidelines for ASA prescription. This project evaluates the implementation of a standardized appr...

    Authors: Maya E. Gross, Amy Godecker, Ainsley Hughes and Katherine Sampene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:651
  33. Abortion stigma involves the stereotyping of, discrimination against, and delegitimization of those who seek and provide abortion. Experiences of abortion care are shaped by stigma at the meso (e.g., lack of l...

    Authors: Shelly Makleff, Madeleine Belfrage, Sethini Wickramasinghe, Jane Fisher, Deborah Bateson and Kirsten I. Black
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:646
  34. The objective of this study was to qualitatively examine coping mechanisms and desired supports in pregnant and birthing Black and Biracial adolescent and young adult women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Authors: Megana Dwarakanath, Fahmida Hossain, Phoebe Balascio, Mikaela C. Moore, Ashley V. Hill and Natacha M. De Genna
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:636
  35. The Rural Surgical Obstetrical Networks (RSON) project was developed in response to the persistent attrition of rural maternity services across Canada over the past two decades. While other research has demons...

    Authors: Jude Kornelsen, Stephanie Lin, Kim Williams, Tom Skinner and Sean Ebert
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:621
  36. Childbearing is one of the most emotional and transformative events in a woman’s life. This study aims to explore the impact COVID-19 had on childbirth, postpartum, and the first year since giving birth.

    Authors: Lisette Saleh, Sharon Canclini, Cheryl Mathison, Shanna Combs and Beth Dickerson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:578
  37. Linking family planning with infant vaccination care has the potential to increase contraceptive use among postpartum women in rural settings. We explored the multilevel factors that can facilitate or impede u...

    Authors: Sarah Averbach, Edwin Elizabeth Thomas, Gennifer Kully, Melody Nazarbegian, Mohan Ghule, Borsika A. Rabin, Anita Raj and Nandita Bhan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:519
  38. Caesarean section deliveries, which involve incisions in the abdomen and uterus of the mother, have been a widespread event among women with obstructed labour. The current study not only estimated the socioeco...

    Authors: Pradeep Kumar and Himani Sharma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:492
  39. Data were complete for 15 of 23 indicators (65%). Five key issues were identified: (1) there is wide variation in stillbirth rates and related perinatal outcomes, (2) definitions of stillbirth and related perinat...

    Authors: Esti Charlotte de Graaff, Susannah Hopkins Leisher, Hannah Blencowe, Harriet Lawford, Jillian Cassidy, Paul Richard Cassidy, Elizabeth S. Draper, Alexander E. P. Heazell, Mary Kinney, Paula Quigley, Claudia Ravaldi, Claire Storey, Alfredo Vannacci and Vicki Flenady
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:480
  40. The study used the latest Demographic and Health Survey (DHS, 2017–2018) datasets of Bangladesh and Pakistan for women aged 15–49 years who had given at least one live birth in the three years preceding the surve...

    Authors: Farjana Misu and Khurshid Alam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:461
  41. Childhood mortality and morbidity has become a major public health issue in low-middle-income countries. However, evidence suggested that Low birth weight(LBW) is one of the most important risk factors for chi...

    Authors: Damini Singh, Sayantani Manna, Manish Barik, Tanveer Rehman, Srikanta Kanungo and Sanghamitra Pati
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:456
  42. Disrespect and abuse violates women’s basic human rights and autonomy and can traumatize women who are already in a vulnerable position during childbirth and deter them from utilizing skilled care for future c...

    Authors: Yohannes Mehretie Adinew, Janet Kelly, Morgan Smith and Amy Marshall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:444
  43. Skilled Birth Attendance (SBA) is important in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3.1. Ghana has made steady progress in SBA, yet, unsupervised deliveries still occur. Th...

    Authors: Juliet Abredu, Boo Alipitio, Catherine K. Dwumfour, Sophie Witter and Veronica Millicent Dzomeku
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:439
  44. Mothers spend long hours at their preterm infant’s bedside in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), giving clinicians the opportunity to engage mothers in caring for their own health.

    Authors: Kimber Padua, Rebecca Robinson, Amen Ness, Amy Judy, Grace M Lee and Jeffrey Gould
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:432
  45. Data from the last 5 rounds of Bangladesh Demographic and Health Surveys (BDHS; 2017-18, 2014, 2011, 2007, and 2004) were used to measure the inequalities in the SBA use utilizing the WHO’s Health Equity Assessme...

    Authors: Syed Sharaf Ahmed Chowdhury, Satyajit Kundu and Azaz Bin Sharif
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:430
  46. This study identified disrupted social support for migrant women during the pandemic, providing further evidence that the pandemic has disproportionately impacted migrant populations. However, the benefits identi...

    Authors: Sarah J. Melov, Nelma Galas, Julie Swain, Thushari I. Alahakoon, Vincent Lee, N Wah Cheung, Therese McGee, Dharmintra Pasupathy and Justin McNab
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:429
  47. Peripartum Depression (PPD) affects approximately 10–15% of perinatal women in the U.S., with those of low socioeconomic status (low-SES) more likely to develop symptoms. Multilevel treatment barriers includin...

    Authors: Alexandra Zingg, Tavleen Singh, Amy Franklin, Angela Ross, Sudhakar Selvaraj, Jerrie Refuerzo and Sahiti Myneni
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:411
  48. 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
  49. 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

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