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318 result(s) for 'equity' within BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

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  1. To identify risk factors associated with a composite adverse maternal outcomes in women undergoing intrapartum cesarean birth.

    Authors: Margo S. Harrison, Ana Pilar Betrán, Krithika Suresh, Joshua P. Vogel, Robert L. Goldenberg and A. Metin Gülmezoglu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:687
  2. sub-Saharan African Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries (sSA LLMICs) have the highest burden of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality in the world. Timely and appropriate maternal referral to a suit...

    Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Carolyne Njue, Nguyen Toan Tran and Angela Dawson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:682
  3. Evidence suggests appearance of socioeconomic gradient in the probability of low birth weight (LBW). Such evidence, however, is scanty in Ethiopia. The study aimed to examine the prevalence of and socioeconomi...

    Authors: Gebretsadik Shibre and Mulugeta Tamire
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:608
  4. Despite the disproportionate prevalence of gestational diabetes (GDM) and preterm birth (PTB) and their associated adverse perinatal outcomes among Black women, little is known about PTB among Black women with...

    Authors: Karen A. Scott, Brittany D. Chambers, Rebecca J. Baer, Kelli K. Ryckman, Monica R. McLemore and Laura L. Jelliffe-Pawlowski
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:593
  5. Facility-based childbirth has increased globally. Unfortunately, there have also been reports of women experiencing disrespect and abuse by healthcare providers during childbirth. This study aimed to measure t...

    Authors: Kana Shimoda, Sebalda Leshabari and Shigeko Horiuchi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:584
  6. High maternal mortality ratios remain a critical public health concern in Ghana. Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BP/CR), which is a component of focused antenatal care, is a safe motherhood stra...

    Authors: Cynthia Klobodu, Brandy-Joe Milliron, Kofi Agyabeng, Patricia Akweongo and Augustine Adomah-Afari
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:566
  7. Skilled assistance during pregnancy and childbirth is one of the key interventions in reducing maternal morbidity and mortality. But studies have shown that many women across the globe experience disrespectful...

    Authors: Gizachew Abdissa Bulto, Dereje Bayissa Demissie and Abera Shibru Tulu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:443
  8. Lack of a unified and comparable classification system to unravel the underlying causes of stillbirth hampers the development and implementation of targeted interventions to reduce the unacceptably high stillb...

    Authors: Eseoghene Dase, Oghenebrume Wariri, Egwu Onuwabuchi, Jacob A. K. Alhassan, Iliya Jalo, Nazeem Muhajarine, Uduak Okomo and Aliyu U. ElNafaty
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:383
  9. The prevalence of perinatal depression in China ranges from 15 to 20% and the vast majority of prenatally depressed women do not receive the intervention they require. Recent research evidence shows that evide...

    Authors: Anum Nisar, Juan Yin, Nan Yiping, Huo Lanting, Jingjun Zhang, Duolao Wang, Atif Rahman and Xiaomei Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:368
  10. This study explored effects of couples’ communication and male participation in birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) on delivery in a health facility (“institutional delivery”). A cross-section...

    Authors: Gilda G. Sitefane, Joya Banerjee, Diwakar Mohan, Connie S. Lee, Jim Ricca, Myra L. Betron and Rosa Marlene Manjate Cuco
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:360
  11. Psychological birth trauma (PBT), mainly due to overlooking maternal mental health, is a common and high prevalence public health problem in low-resource settings. Preventing PBT is a good indicator of the rea...

    Authors: Mahshid Taheri, Ziba Taghizadeh, Nahid Jafari and Amirhossein Takian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:350
  12. Adverse pregnancy outcomes can be prevented through the early detection and treatment of anaemia, HIV and syphilis during the antenatal period. Rates of testing for anaemia, HIV and syphilis among women attend...

    Authors: C. Baker, R. Limato, P. Tumbelaka, B. B. Rewari, S. Nasir, R. Ahmed and M. Taegtmeyer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:326
  13. With more than 20,000 asylum seekers arriving every year, healthcare for this population has become an important issue. Pregnant asylum seekers seem to be at risk of poor pregnancy outcomes. This study aimed t...

    Authors: A. E. H. Verschuuren, I. R. Postma, Z. M. Riksen, R. L. Nott, E. I. Feijen-de Jong and J. Stekelenburg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:320
  14. With the formulation of the National Safe Motherhood Policy in 1998, safe motherhood has forever been a priority program in Nepal. Under the safe motherhood program, every woman is provided with essential mate...

    Authors: Bidusha Neupane, Sujan Rijal, Srijana G.C. and Til Bahadur Basnet
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:308
  15. Fathers may affect expectant mothers’ daily living situations, which in turn might influence pregnancy outcomes. We investigated the association between paternal violent criminality and risk of preterm birth (...

    Authors: Can Liu, Niklas Långström, Cecilia Ekéus, Thomas Frisell, Sven Cnattingius and Anders Hjern
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:307
  16. Chamas for Change (Chamas) is a group-based health education and microfinance program for pregnant and postpartum women that aims to address inequities contributing to high rates of maternal and infant mortality ...

    Authors: Lauren Y. Maldonado, Julia J. Songok, John W. Snelgrove, Christian B. Ochieng, Sheilah Chelagat, Justus E. Ikemeri, Monica A. Okwanyi, Donald C. Cole, Laura J. Ruhl and Astrid Christoffersen-Deb
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:288
  17. High quality maternity care is increasingly understood to represent a continuum of care. As well as ensuring a positive experience for mothers and families, integrated maternity care is responsive to mental he...

    Authors: L. Corscadden, E. J. Callander, S. M. Topp and D. E. Watson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:286
  18. Engaging citizens and communities to make services accountable is vital to achieving health development goals. Community participation in health management committees can increase public accountability of heal...

    Authors: Joanna Morrison, Kirti Tumbahangphe, Aman Sen, Lu Gram, Bharat Budhathoki, Rishi Neupane, Rita Thapa, Kunta Dahal, Bidur Thapa, Dharma Manandhar, Anthony Costello and David Osrin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:268
  19. The uneven global and national distribution of obstetric fistulas suggests a complex network of determinants contributing to fistula development. This study aims to create an understanding of the determinants ...

    Authors: Geerte C. den Hollander and Erica W. M. Janszen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:257

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:300

  20. South Sudan has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world, at 789 deaths per 100,000 live births. The majority of these deaths are due to complications during labor and delivery. Institutional ...

    Authors: Pontius Bayo, Loubna Belaid, Elijo Omoro Tahir, Emmanuel Ochola, Alexander Dimiti, Donato Greco and Christina Zarowsky
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:250
  21. Quality and respect are increasingly recognized as critical aspects of the provision of health care, and poor quality may be an essential driver of low health care utilization, especially for maternal and neon...

    Authors: Emma Sacks and Emily Peca
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:249
  22. 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
  23. This study aims to explore the potential association between unintended pregnancy and maternal health complications. Secondarily, we test whether antenatal care (ANC) and community health worker (CHW) visits m...

    Authors: Nabamallika Dehingia, Anvita Dixit, Yamini Atmavilas, Dharmendra Chandurkar, Kultar Singh, Jay Silverman and Anita Raj
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:188
  24. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal death in Tanzania. The Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies- Uterine Balloon Tamponade (ESM-UBT) device was developed to address this problem...

    Authors: Oluwakemi Adegoke, Sandra Danso-Bamfo, Margaret Sheehy, Vincent Tarimo, Thomas F. Burke and Lorraine F. Garg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:34
  25. Traditional hierarchical approaches to research give privilege to small groups with decision-making power, without direct input from those with lived experience of illness who bear the burden of disease. A Res...

    Authors: Linda S. Franck, Monica R. McLemore, Shanell Williams, Kathryn Millar, Anastasia Y. Gordon, Schyneida Williams, Nakia Woods, Lisa Edwards, Tania Pacheco, Artie Padilla, Fanta Nelson and Larry Rand
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:10
  26. A growing body of evidence is beginning to highlight how mass incarceration shapes inequalities in population health. Non-Hispanic blacks are disproportionately affected by incarceration and criminal law enfor...

    Authors: Lauren Dyer, Rachel Hardeman, Dovile Vilda, Katherine Theall and Maeve Wallace
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:525
  27. The perinatal period presents a high-risk time for development of mood disorders. Australia-wide universal perinatal care, including depression screening, make this stage amenable to population-level preventat...

    Authors: Sarah Khanlari, John Eastwood, Bryanne Barnett, Sabrina Naz and Felix Akpojene Ogbo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:407
  28. 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
  29. We examined the utilisation, equity and determinants of full antenatal care (ANC...

    Authors: Gunjan Kumar, Tarun Shankar Choudhary, Akanksha Srivastava, Ravi Prakash Upadhyay, Sunita Taneja, Rajiv Bahl, Jose Martines, Maharaj Kishan Bhan, Nita Bhandari and Sarmila Mazumder
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:327
  30. Globally in 2017 neonatal death accounted for 46% of under-five deaths. Nepal is among the developing countries which has a high number of neonatal deaths. The rates are high among poor socio-economic groups, ...

    Authors: Keshab Sanjel, Sharad Raj Onta, Archana Amatya and Prem Basel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:310
  31. Increasing the utilization of facility-based care for women and newborns in low-resource settings can reduce maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. Men influence whether women and newborns receive care ...

    Authors: Jesse A. Greenspan, Joy J. Chebet, Rose Mpembeni, Idda Mosha, Maurus Mpunga, Peter J. Winch, Japhet Killewo, Abdullah H. Baqui and Shannon A. McMahon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:293
  32. While Primary Health Care has been designed to provide universal access to skilled pregnancy care for the prevention of maternal deaths in Nigeria, available evidence suggests that pregnant women in rural comm...

    Authors: Lorretta Favour C. Ntoimo, Friday E. Okonofua, Brian Igboin, Chioma Ekwo, Wilson Imongan and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:277
  33. Egypt has seen substantial decreases in maternal mortality and reached near universal coverage for antenatal care (ANC). The objective of this paper is to describe the changes over time (1991–2014) in the use of ...

    Authors: Miguel Pugliese-Garcia, Emma Radovich, Nevine Hassanein, Oona M. R. Campbell, Karima Khalil and Lenka Benova
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:268
  34. Dien Bien Province in northwest Vietnam is predominantly populated with ethnic minority groups, who experience worse maternal and child health outcomes than the general population. Various factors are associat...

    Authors: Shannon McKinn, Duong Thuy Linh, Kirsty Foster and Kirsten McCaffery
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:243
  35. Preterm birth is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children under five and often requires a newborn to have an extended stay in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Maternal engagement, such as v...

    Authors: Todd P. Lewis, Kathryn G. Andrews, Elyse Shenberger, Theresa S. Betancourt, Günther Fink, Sunita Pereira and Margaret McConnell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:227
  36. Most of the maternal and newborn deaths occur at birth or within 24 h of birth. Provision of quality Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC) is very crucial and the current recommended interventio...

    Authors: Betell Berhane, Haftom Gebrehiwot, Solomon Weldemariam, Berhane Fisseha, Samson Kahsay and Alem Gebremariam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:190
  37. Adolescents are especially vulnerable due to increased biological, social and economic risks associated with early pregnancy and childbirth, yet most pregnancy and childbirth-related complications are preventa...

    Authors: Kristy Hackett, Lindsey Lenters, Ashley Vandermorris, Curtis LaFleur, Sam Newton, Sidney Ndeki and Stanley Zlotkin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:184
  38. Most women who have a caesarean can safely have a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) for their next birth, but more women have an elective repeat caesarean than a VBAC.

    Authors: Hazel Keedle, Virginia Schmied, Elaine Burns and Hannah Grace Dahlen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:142
  39. Intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is associated with adverse maternal and child health outcomes, including poor mental health. Previous IPV research has largely focused on women’s victimization ...

    Authors: Jordan L. Thomas, Jessica B. Lewis, Isabel Martinez, Shayna D. Cunningham, Moiuri Siddique, Jonathan N. Tobin and Jeannette R. Ickovics
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:120
  40. Canadian policies regarding the implementation and public coverage of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) are heterogeneous and shifting, with NIPT being publicly covered for high-risk pregnancies in some pro...

    Authors: Stanislav Birko, Vardit Ravitsky, Charles Dupras, Jessica Le Clerc-Blain, Marie-Eve Lemoine, Aliya O. Affdal, Hazar Haidar and Anne-Marie Laberge
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:22
  41. Equitable use of reproductive health care services is of critical importance since it may affect women’s and children’s health. Policies to reduce inequality in access to reproductive health care services are oft...

    Authors: Oluwasegun Jko Ogundele, Milena Pavlova and Wim Groot
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:492
  42. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have dramatically infiltrated populations living in abject poverty in Low- and Middle-income Countries (LMICs), and poor maternal and child health outcomes have been frequently r...

    Authors: Rajan Paudel, Kwan Lee, Jitendra Kumar Singh, Seok-Ju Yoo, Dilaram Acharya, Rajendra Kadel, Samaj Adhikari, Mohan Paudel and Narayan Mahotra
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:484
  43. Although early detection and management of excess rates of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among Indigenous women can substantially reduce maternal and offspring complications, current interventions seem i...

    Authors: Jennifer Reid, Anneka Anderson, Donna Cormack, Papaarangi Reid and Matire Harwood
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:478
  44. The World Health Organization has recommended that all infants under 6 months should be exclusively breastfed. An understanding of the trend of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) over years and over smaller geograp...

    Authors: Ola Jahanpour, Sia E. Msuya, Jim Todd, Babill Stray-Pedersen and Melina Mgongo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:471
  45. Studies have observed rural-urban inequity in the use of skilled delivery in Nigeria. A number of studies have explicitly examined associated factors of assistance during delivery in rural areas. However, the ...

    Authors: Bola Lukman Solanke and Semiu Adebayo Rahman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:438
  46. Despite large numbers of asylum seekers, there is a lack of evidence on pregnancy outcomes and obstetric care of asylum seeking women in Germany.

    Authors: Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Louise Biddle, Stella Preussler, Andreas Mueller and Joachim Szecsenyi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:417
  47. Interventions can be lifesaving when properly implemented but can also put the lives of both mother and child at risk by disrupting normal physiological childbirth when used indiscriminately without indication...

    Authors: Kıymet Yeşilçiçek Çalik, Özlem Karabulutlu and Canan Yavuz
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:415
  48. Evidence suggests that daily supplementation of 1500 to 2000 mg of calcium during pregnancy reduces pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). However, the evidence on the efficacy of low-dose calcium supplementati...

    Authors: Fouzia Khanam, Belal Hossain, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Dipak K. Mitra, Wameq Azfar Raza, Mahfuza Rifat, Kaosar Afsana and Mahfuzar Rahman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:406
  49. To address the shortfall in human resources for health, Ethiopia launched the Health Extension Program (HEP) in 2004, establishing a health post with two female health extension workers (HEWs) in every kebele (co...

    Authors: Zufan Abera Damtew, Ali Mehryar Karim, Chala Tesfaye Chekagn, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Bantalem Yihun, Barbara A. Willey and Wuleta Betemariam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):373

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

  50. Maternal and newborn health care intervention coverage has increased in many low-income countries over the last decade, yet poor quality of care remains a challenge, limiting health gains. The World Health Org...

    Authors: Tewabech Wereta, Wuleta Betemariam, Ali Mehryar Karim, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Selamawit Dagnew, Abera Wanboru and Antoinette Bhattacharya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):364

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 18 Supplement 1

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