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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. In order to effectively and efficiently reduce maternal mortality and ensure optimal outcomes of pregnancy, equity is required in availability and provision of...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Joshua Okyere, Eugene Budu, Henry Ofori Duah and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:478
  25. There exists a lack of research in explaining the link between dropout from school and antenatal care (ANC) visits of women during pregnancy in Bangladesh. The aim of this study is to investigate how the drop ...

    Authors: M. Ershadul Haque, Taslim Sazzad Mallick and Wasimul Bari
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:476
  26. Renewed attention and investment is needed to improve the quality of care during the early newborn period to address preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths in Papua New Guinea (PNG). We aimed to assess ear...

    Authors: Alyce N. Wilson, Pele Melepia, Rose Suruka, Priscah Hezeri, Dukduk Kabiu, Delly Babona, Pinip Wapi, Naomi Spotswood, Meghan A. Bohren, Joshua P. Vogel, Angela Kelly-Hanku, Alison Morgan, James G. Beeson, Christopher Morgan, Lisa M. Vallely, Edward J. Waramin…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:462
  27. Postnatal Care (PNC) is one of the healthcare-packages in the continuum of care for mothers and children that needs to be in place to reduce global maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. We sought to ...

    Authors: Hannah McCauley, Kirsty Lowe, Nicholas Furtado, Viviana Mangiaterra and Nynke van den Broek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:448
  28. Although paternal involvement in the perinatal period is associated with benefits for maternal-child health and reduced obesity risk, fathers are seldom included in perinatal or obesity prevention efforts. Eng...

    Authors: Santana R. Silver, Rachel C. Whooten, Gracia M. Kwete, Haley Farrar-Muir, Rachel N. Cournoyer, Elizabeth A. Barth, Milton Kotelchuck and Elsie M. Taveras
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:443
  29. The important role of the type of health insurance and the relatively small influence of need factors was surprising. Especially with respect to equity in accessing health care, this needs further...

    Authors: Johanna Mayer, Susanne Brandstetter, Christina Tischer, Birgit Seelbach-Göbel, Sara Fill Malfertheiner, Michael Melter, Michael Kabesch and Christian Apfelbacher
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:436
  30. 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
  31. In Los Angeles County (LAC), disparities in breastfeeding rates vary by race and region. Black persons are more affected by social and environmental factors than other racial/ethnic groups, leading to lower br...

    Authors: Kacie C. A. Blackman, Derek S. Slama, Trevor A. Pickering, Aqueelah Russell, Wenonah Valentine, Meridith A. Merchant and Carrie Saetermoe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:262
  32. Physical activity (PA) interventions are an important but underutilised component in the management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The challenge remains how to deliver cost effective PA interventions ...

    Authors: R. Smith, M. Michalopoulou, H. Reid, S. Payne Riches, Y. N. Wango, Y. Kenworthy, C. Roman, M. Santos, J. E. Hirst and L. Mackillop
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:253
  33. We observed a pandemic-related increase in the Latina-white disparity in exclusive breastmilk feeding, urging hospital policies and programs to increase equity in breastmilk feeding and perinatal care quality...

    Authors: Kimberly B. Glazer, Luciana Vieira, Ellerie Weber, Joanne Stone, Toni Stern, Angela Bianco, Brian Wagner, Sarah Nowlin, Siobhan M. Dolan, Elizabeth A. Howell and Teresa Janevic
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:225
  34. Ethiopia is a low-income country located in the horn of Africa’s sub-Saharan region, with very high incidences of maternal and neonatal mortality. Quality antenatal care improves perinatal health outcomes. The...

    Authors: Mesele Damte Argaw, Hailemariam Segni Abawollo, Zergu Taffesse Tsegaye, Ismael Ali Beshir, Heran Demissie Damte, Birhan Tenaw Mengesha, Zenawork Kassa Gebremedhin, Atrie Fekadu Heyi, Asfaw Adugna Guteta, Tsega Teferi Mamo, Amare Assefa Anara, Zelalem Yilma Emiru, Feyisa Serbessa Yadeta, Almaz Bekele Wami, Mengistu Asnake Kibret and Binyam Fekadu Desta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:196
  35. Anemia in pregnancy is an important global public health problem. It is estimated that 38% of pregnant women worldwide are anemic. In Africa, literature from observational studies show 20% of maternal deaths a...

    Authors: Josaphat Byamugisha, Nancy Adero, Tusuubira S. Kiwanuka, Christine K. Nalwadda, Peter Ntuyo, Imelda Namagembe, Evelyn Nabunya, Emily Nakirijja, Robert Mwadime-Ngolo, David Christopher Mukasa and Sam Ononge
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:179
  36. Assess the associations between ten severe maternal hardships and food insecurity experienced during pregnancy.

    Authors: Barbara A. Laraia, Ryan Gamba, Carina Saraiva, Melanie S. Dove, Kristen Marchi and Paula Braveman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:138
  37. This study utilized data from five rounds of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHSs) conducted in Ethiopia in the period between 2000 and 2019. The DHS respondents were women in the age group 15-49 who had a live b...

    Authors: Sitota Tsegaye, Kalkidan Yibeltal, Haset Zelealem, Walelegn Worku, Meaza Demissie, Alemayehu Worku and Yemane Berhane
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:82
  38. In many countries caesarean section rates are increasing and this impacts on choices made around mode of birth in subsequent pregnancies. Having a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) can be a safe and empower...

    Authors: Hazel Keedle, Virginia Schmied, Elaine Burns and Hannah Grace Dahlen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:70
  39. Using the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Health Equity Assessment Toolkit (HEAT) software, data from ... , we disaggregated birth by CS by four equity stratifiers: wealth index, education, residence,...

    Authors: Joshua Okyere, Henry Ofori Duah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah and Eugene Budu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:64
  40. Given that maternal mortality is a major global health concern, multiple measures including antenatal care visits have been promoted by the global community. However, most pregnant women in Ghana and other sub...

    Authors: Precious Adade Duodu, Jonathan Bayuo, Josephine Aboagye Mensah, Livingstone Aduse-Poku, Francis Arthur-Holmes, Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Nutifafa Eugene Yaw Dey, Pascal Agbadi and Jerry John Nutor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:59
  41. We derived data from three Guinea Demographic and Health Surveys (1999, 2005 and 2012) and one Guinea Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (2016). For analysis, we used the 2019 updated WHO Health Equity Assessment ...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eugene Budu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:56
  42. Evidence has shown that male involvement is associated with improved maternal health outcomes. In rural Tanzania, men are the main decision makers and may determine women’s access to health services and ultima...

    Authors: Maendeleo Boniphace, Dismas Matovelo, Rose Laisser, Victoria Yohani, Hadija Swai, Leonard Subi, Zabroni Masatu, Sylvia Tinka, Hannah Faye G. Mercader, Jennifer L. Brenner and Jennifer L. Mitchell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:44
  43. Available research on the contribution of traditional midwifery to safe motherhood focuses on retraining and redefining traditional midwives, assuming cultural prominence of Western ways. Our objective was to ...

    Authors: Iván Sarmiento, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Abraham de Jesús García, Nadia Maciel Paulino, Felipe René Serrano de los Santos, José Legorreta-Soberanis, Germán Zuluaga, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:43
  44. Globally, amidst increased utilization of facility-based maternal care services, there is continued need to better understand women’s experience of care in places of birth. Quantitative surveys may not suffici...

    Authors: Ashley Hagaman, Humberto Gonzalez Rodriguez, Clare Barrington, Kavita Singh, Abiy Seifu Estifanos, Dorka Woldesenbet Keraga, Abiyou Kiflie Alemayehu, Mehiret Abate, Befikadu Bitewulign, Pierre Barker and Hema Magge
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:31
  45. The Sustainable development goals, which focus strongly on equity, aim to end all forms of malnutrition...

    Authors: Gayani Shashikala Amarasinghe, Thilini Chanchala Agampodi, Vasana Mendis, Krishanthi Malawanage, Chamila Kappagoda and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:16
  46. Equitable access to skilled birth attendance during delivery is vital for reducing global maternal deaths to 70 deaths per 100, 000 to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Although several...

    Authors: Aseye Kpodotsi, Elizabeth Aku Baku, Jo Hunter Adams and Olufunke Alaba
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:850
  47. Approximately 13–19% of postpartum women experience postpartum depression and a majority report at least some stress during the postpartum phase. Traditional interventions such as psychotherapy and antidepress...

    Authors: Beth A. Lewis, Katie Schuver, Shira Dunsiger, Lauren Samson, Amanda L. Frayeh, Carrie A. Terrell, Joseph T. Ciccolo, John Fischer and Melissa D. Avery
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:785
  48. Timely and skilled care is key to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. Birth preparedness involves preparation for safe childbirth during the antenatal period to reach the appropriate health facility for ...

    Authors: Divya Rajvanshi, John Anthony, Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, Bidyadhar Dehury, Ramesh Banadakoppa Manjappa, Ravi Prakash, Dhanunjaya Rao Chintada, Shagun Khare, Lisa Avery, Maryanne Crockett, Shajy Isac, Marissa Becker, James Blanchard and Shiva Halli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:724
  49. Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of preventable maternal and perinatal deaths globally. While health inequities remain stark, removing financial or structural barriers to care does not necessarily improve upta...

    Authors: Tanya Robbins, Charlotte Hanlon, Ann H. Kelly, Muchabayiwa Francis Gidiri, Mickias Musiyiwa, Sergio A. Silverio, Andrew H. Shennan and Jane Sandall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:716

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