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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Women across the world value choice and control throughout their maternity care experiences. In response to this health policy and frameworks are adapting and developing. The concepts of choice and control are...

    Authors: Patricia Leahy-Warren, Helen Mulcahy, Paul Corcoran, Róisín Bradley, Mary O’Connor and Rhona O’Connell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:667
  26. Postpartum depression is a widespread disorder, adversely affecting the well-being of mothers and their newborns. We aim to utilize machine learning for predicting risk of postpartum depression (PPD) using pri...

    Authors: Guy Amit, Irena Girshovitz, Karni Marcus, Yiye Zhang, Jyotishman Pathak, Vered Bar and Pinchas Akiva
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:630
  27. Risk factors related to the built environment have been associated with women’s mental health and preventive care. This study sought to identify built environment factors that are associated with variations in...

    Authors: Yiye Zhang, Mohammad Tayarani, Shuojia Wang, Yifan Liu, Mohit Sharma, Rochelle Joly, Arindam RoyChoudhury, Alison Hermann, Oliver H. Gao and Jyotishman Pathak
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:599
  28. Episiotomy in Mexico is highly prevalent and often routine - performed in up to 95% of births to primiparous women. The WHO suggests that episiotomy be used in selective cases, with an expected prevalence of 1...

    Authors: Rodrigo Garcia-Cerde, Pilar Torres-Pereda, Marisela Olvera-Garcia and Jennifer Hulme
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:549
  29. Mistreatment of women during facility-based childbirth is a major violation of human rights and often deters women from attending skilled birth. In Ethiopia, mistreatment occurs in up to 49.4% of mothers givin...

    Authors: Birkety Mengistu, Haregeweyni Alemu, Munir Kassa, Meseret Zelalem, Mehiret Abate, Befikadu Bitewulign, Kedest Mathewos, Kendra Njoku, Neil S. Prose and Hema Magge
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:541
  30. Delivery in unsafe and unsupervised conditions is common in developing countries including Ghana. Over the years, the Government of Ghana has attempted to improve maternal and child healthcare services includi...

    Authors: Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Precious Adade Duodu, Joshua Okyere, Livingstone Aduse-Poku, Nutifafa Eugene Yaw Dey, Adwoa Bemah Boamah Mensah, Emmanuel Kweku Nakua, Pascal Agbadi and Jerry John Nutor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:518
  31. The objective of this analysis was to observe whether maternal and perinatal/neonatal outcomes of birth vary by timing of repeat cesarean among women with a history of one prior cesarean birth in a Guatemalan ...

    Authors: Margo S. Harrison, Ana Garces, Lester Figueroa, Jamie Westcott, Michael Hambidge and Nancy F. Krebs
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:516
  32. To better understand previously observed racial/ethnic disparities in perinatal depression treatment rates we examined care engagement factors across and within race/ethnicity.

    Authors: Esti Iturralde, Crystal A. Hsiao, Linda Nkemere, Ai Kubo, Stacy A. Sterling, Tracy Flanagan and Lyndsay A. Avalos
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:512
  33. During public health emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic, access to adequate healthcare is crucial for providing for the health and wellbeing of families. Pregnant and postpartum people are a particul...

    Authors: Mackenzie D. M. Whipps, Jennifer E. Phipps and Leigh Ann Simmons
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:477
  34. Global disparities in maternal mortality could be reduced by universal facility delivery. Yet, deficiencies in the quality of care prevent some mothers from seeking facility-based obstetric care. Obstetric car...

    Authors: Kirsten Austad, Michel Juarez, Hannah Shryer, Patricia L. Hibberd, Mari-Lynn Drainoni, Peter Rohloff and Anita Chary
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:425
  35. Cambodia has achieved significant progress in maternal health, yet remains in the group of countries with the highest maternal mortality ratio in South-East Asia. Extra efforts are needed to improve maternal h...

    Authors: Savina Chham, Emma Radovich, Veerle Buffel, Por Ir and Edwin Wouters
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:410
  36. Neonatal mortality accounts for more than 47% of deaths among children under five globally but proper care at and around the time of birth could prevent about two-thirds of these deaths. The Every Newborn Acti...

    Authors: Fariba Mirbaha-Hashemi, Batool Tayefi, Zahra Rampisheh, Arash Tehrani-Banihashemi, Mozhdeh Ramezani, Narjes Khalili, Omid Pournik, Rahim Taghizadeh-Asl, Abbas Habibelahi, Mohammad Heidarzadeh and Maziar Moradi-Lakeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:379
  37. Although there is growing recognition of the importance of person-centered maternity care, the needs and perspectives of pregnant adolescents are rarely considered. The purpose of this study was to compare the...

    Authors: Martha J. Decker, Noelle Pineda, Abigail Gutmann-Gonzalez and Claire D. Brindis
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:349
  38. The aim of this study was to explore and measure the social and economic consequences of the costs of obstetric and neonatal care in Lubumbashi, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    Authors: Musau Nkola Angèle, Ntambue Mukengeshayi Abel, Omewatu Mungomba Jacques, Mundongo Tshamba Henri and Malonga Kaj Françoise
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:315
  39. In Manitoba, Canada, low-income pregnant women are eligible for the Healthy Baby Prenatal Benefit, an unconditional income supplement of up to CAD $81/month, during their latter two trimesters. Our objective w...

    Authors: Jennifer E. Enns, Nathan C. Nickel, Mariette Chartier, Dan Chateau, Rhonda Campbell, Wanda Phillips-Beck, Joykrishna Sarkar, Elaine Burland, Alan Katz, Rob Santos and Marni Brownell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:312
  40. The United States is currently facing a maternal morbidity and mortality crisis, with the highest rates of any resource-rich nation. In efforts to address this, new guidelines for postpartum care suggest that ...

    Authors: Laura Tucker, Alan Cuevas Villagomez and Tamar Krishnamurti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:311
  41. Postnatal care (PNC) is important for preventing morbidity and mortality in mothers and newborns. Even though its importance is highlighted, PNC received less attention than antenatal care. This study determin...

    Authors: Upuli Amaranganie Pushpakumari Perera, Yibeltal Assefa and Uttara Amilani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:299
  42. Oral diseases are considered a silent epidemic including among pregnant women. Given the prevalence of oral conditions among pregnant women and the reported association with adverse pregnancy outcomes, there h...

    Authors: A. Adeniyi, L. Donnelly, P. Janssen, C. Jevitt, B. Kardeh, H. von Bergmann and M. Brondani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:271
  43. Birth registration marks a child’s right to identity and is the first step to establishing citizenship and access to services. At the population level, birth registration data can inform effective programming ...

    Authors: Sarah Reed, Josephine Shabani, Dorothy Boggs, Nahya Salim, Sillanoga Ng’unga, Louise T. Day, Kimberly Peven, Stefanie Kong, Harriet Ruysen, Debra Jackson, Donat Shamba and Joy E. Lawn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21(Suppl 1):236

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  44. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a leading cause of preventable maternal mortality worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends uterotonic administration for every woman after birth to prevent PPH....

    Authors: Harriet Ruysen, Josephine Shabani, Claudia Hanson, Louise T. Day, Andrea B. Pembe, Kimberly Peven, Qazi Sadeq-ur Rahman, Nishant Thakur, Kizito Shirima, Tazeen Tahsina, Rejina Gurung, Menna Narcis Tarimo, Allisyn C. Moran and Joy E. Lawn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21(Suppl 1):230

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 1

  45. Recent UK maternity policy changes recommend that a named midwife supports women throughout their pregnancy, birth and postnatal care. Whilst many studies report high levels of satisfaction amongst women recei...

    Authors: N. Dharni, H. Essex, M. J. Bryant, A. Cronin de Chavez, K. Willan, D. Farrar, T. Bywater and J. Dickerson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:205
  46. Increasing the use of healthcare is a significant step in improving health outcomes in both the short and long term. However, the degree of the relationship between utilization of health services and health ou...

    Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Linus Baatiema and Abdul-Aziz Seidu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:201

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