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  1. A wide range of health care options are utilised by pregnant women in Australia. The out-of-pocket costs of maternity care in Australia vary depending on many factors including model of care utilised, health i...

    Authors: Jon Adams, Amie Steel, Jane Frawley, Alex Broom and David Sibbritt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:114
  2. Disrespect and abuse or mistreatment of women by health care providers in maternity settings has been identified as a key deterrent to women seeking delivery care. Mistreatment includes physical and verbal abu...

    Authors: Charlotte E. Warren, Rebecca Njue, Charity Ndwiga and Timothy Abuya
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:102
  3. Regular monitoring and assessment of performance indicators for emergency obstetric and newborn care can help to identify priorities to improve health services for women and newborns. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Richard Forget Kiritta, Thabea Benedicto Bishanga, Jos van Roosmalen and Jelle Stekelenburg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:92
  4. Increasing institutional births rates and improving access to comprehensive emergency obstetric care are central strategies for reducing maternal and neonatal deaths globally. While some studies show women con...

    Authors: Sheela Maru, Alex Harsha Bangura, Pooja Mehta, Deepak Bista, Lynn Borgatta, Sami Pande, David Citrin, Sumesh Khanal, Amrit Banstola and Duncan Maru
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:77
  5. Primary healthcare services in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States have embraced the concept of family-centred care as a promising approach to supporting and caring for the health of young Ind...

    Authors: Janya McCalman, Marion Heyeres, Sandra Campbell, Roxanne Bainbridge, Catherine Chamberlain, Natalie Strobel and Alan Ruben
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:71
  6. Adolescent mothers aged 15–19 years are known to have greater risks of maternal morbidity and mortality compared with women aged 20–24 years, mostly due to their unique biological, sociological and economic st...

    Authors: Oluwasola Eniola Banke-Thomas, Aduragbemi Oluwabusayo Banke-Thomas and Charles Anawo Ameh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:65
  7. Since 2006, Burkina Faso has subsidized the cost of caesarean sections to increase their accessibility. Caesareans are performed by obstetricians, general practitioners, and nurses trained in emergency surgery...

    Authors: Charles Kaboré, Valéry Ridde, Séni Kouanda, Ludovic Queuille, Paul-André Somé, Isabelle Agier and Alexandre Dumont
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:322
  8. Low birth weight (LBW, < 2500 g) affects one third of newborn infants in rural south Asia and compromises child survival, infant growth, educational performance and economic prospects. We aimed to assess the i...

    Authors: Naomi M. Saville, Bhim P. Shrestha, Sarah Style, Helen Harris-Fry, B. James Beard, Aman Sengupta, Sonali Jha, Anjana Rai, Vikas Paudel, Anni-Maria Pulkki-Brannstrom, Andrew Copas, Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Bishnu Bhandari, Rishi Neupane, Joanna Morrison, Lu Gram…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:320
  9. The limited availability of maternal and child health data has limited progress in reducing mortality and morbidity among pregnant women and children. Global health agencies, leaders, and funders are prioritiz...

    Authors: Sonja L. Myhre, Jane Kaye, Lee A. Bygrave, Margunn Aanestad, Buthaina Ghanem, Patricia Mechael and J. Frederik Frøen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:279
  10. Each year, more than 200 million children under the age of 5 years, almost all in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), fail to achieve their developmental potential. Risk factors for compromised developme...

    Authors: Lisa G. Pell, Diego G. Bassani, Lucy Nyaga, Isaac Njagi, Catherine Wanjiku, Thulasi Thiruchselvam, William Macharia, Ripudaman S. Minhas, Patricia Kitsao-Wekulo, Amyn Lakhani, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Robert Armstrong and Shaun K. Morris
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:265
  11. Rates of maternal mortality and morbidity vary markedly, both between and within countries. Documenting these variations, in a very unequal society like South Africa, provides useful information to direct init...

    Authors: Njeri Wabiri, Matthew Chersich, Olive Shisana, Duane Blaauw, Helen Rees and Ntabozuko Dwane
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:256
  12. Encouraging institutional birth is an important component of reducing maternal mortality in low-resource settings. This study aims to identify and understand the determinants of persistently low institutional ...

    Authors: Sheela Maru, Sindhya Rajeev, Richa Pokhrel, Agya Poudyal, Pooja Mehta, Deepak Bista, Lynn Borgatta and Duncan Maru
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:252
  13. While global maternal mortality declined 44 % between 1990 and 2015, the majority of countries fell short of attaining Millennium Development Goal targets. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted in ...

    Authors: Allisyn C. Moran, R. Rima Jolivet, Doris Chou, Sarah L. Dalglish, Kathleen Hill, Kate Ramsey, Barbara Rawlins and Lale Say
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:250
  14. Universal access to health care services does not automatically guarantee equity in the health system. In the post ... like Bangladesh requires an evaluation in terms of equity lens. This study, therefore, analys...

    Authors: Mohammad Habibullah Pulok, Md Nasim-Us Sabah, Jalal Uddin and Ulrika Enemark
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:200
  15. When different health problems such as pregnancy and spinal cord injury (SCI) occur together, providing adequate care becomes even more challenging. Women with SCI may encounter a variety of specific problems ...

    Authors: Sue Bertschy, Jürgen Pannek and Thorsten Meyer
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:181
  16. In Australia, significant disparity persists in stillbirth rates between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous Australian) and non-Indigenous women. Diabetes, hypertension, antepartum haemorrhage a...

    Authors: Ibinabo Ibiebele, Michael Coory, Gordon C. S. Smith, Frances M Boyle, Susan Vlack, Philippa Middleton, Yvette Roe and Vicki Flenady
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:159
  17. Pregnancy and childbirth are socio-cultural events that carry varying meanings across different societies and cultures. These are often translated into social expectations of what a particular society expects ...

    Authors: Sheetal Sharma, Edwin van Teijlingen, Vanora Hundley, Catherine Angell and Padam Simkhada
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:147
  18. There are recent efforts made to eliminate inequalities in the utilisation of basic health care services. More emphasis is given for improvement of health in developing countries including maternal and child h...

    Authors: Yibeltal T. Bayou, Yohana S. Mashalla and Gloria Thupayagale-Tshweneagae
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:142
  19. Postpartum depression is a common condition, which consequences might be harmful for both mother and child. Since sleep and depression are closely related it is possible that women who suffer from sleep relate...

    Authors: Maria Sarberg, Marie Bladh, Eva Svanborg and Ann Josefsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:137
  20. Immigrants experience significant challenges when in contact with healthcare and report less satisfaction with maternity care compared to native Swedes. Research that gives voice to pregnant immigrant women an...

    Authors: Tommy Carlsson, Ulla Melander Marttala, Elisabet Mattsson and Anders Ringnér
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:130
  21. Annually, around 44 million abortions are induced worldwide. Safe termination of pregnancy (TOP) services can reduce maternal mortality, but induced abortion is illegal or severely restricted in many countries...

    Authors: Oona M. R. Campbell, Estela M. L. Aquino, Bellington Vwalika and Sabine Gabrysch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:105
  22. Pregnancy after stillbirth or neonatal death is an emotionally challenging life-event for women and adequate emotional support during pregnancy should be considered an essential component of quality maternity ...

    Authors: T. A. Mills, C. Ricklesford, A. E. P. Heazell, A. Cooke and T. Lavender
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:101
  23. Burkina Faso, like many low and middle income countries, has been taking a range of actions to address its poor maternal and neonatal health indicators. In 2006 the government introduced an innovative national su...

    Authors: Rasmané Ganaba, Patrick G. C. Ilboudo, Jenny A. Cresswell, Maurice Yaogo, Cheick Omar Diallo, Fabienne Richard, Nadia Cunden, Veronique Filippi and Sophie Witter
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:84
  24. Discussion of place of birth is important for women and maternity services, yet the detail, content and delivery of these discussions are unclear. The Birthplace Study found that for low risk, multiparous wome...

    Authors: Catherine Henshall, Beck Taylor and Sara Kenyon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:53
  25. Many low and middle income countries have initiated maternity fee exemption and removal policies to promote use of skilled maternity care. After two and a half decades of these policies, uptake of skilled birt...

    Authors: Fiifi Amoako Johnson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:41
  26. The Global Roadmap for Health Measurement and Accountability sees integrated systems for health information as key to obtaining seamless, sustainable, and secure information exchanges at all levels of health s...

    Authors: J. Frederik Frøen, Sonja L. Myhre, Michael J. Frost, Doris Chou, Garrett Mehl, Lale Say, Socheat Cheng, Ingvild Fjeldheim, Ingrid K. Friberg, Steve French, Jagrati V. Jani, Jane Kaye, John Lewis, Ane Lunde, Kjersti Mørkrid, Victoria Nankabirwa…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:11
  27. Most innovative approaches in MNH are iterations of existing interventions, modified for contexts in which they had not been applied previously. Many aim at the direct organization and delivery of maternal and ne...

    Authors: Karsten Lunze, Ariel Higgins-Steele, Aline Simen-Kapeu, Linda Vesel, Julia Kim and Kim Dickson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:337
  28. Unacceptably high levels of maternal deaths still occur in many sub-Saharan countries and the health systems may not favour effective use of lessons from maternal death reviews to improve maternal survival. We...

    Authors: Moke Magoma, Antony Massinde, Charles Majinge, Richard Rumanyika, Albert Kihunrwa and Balthazar Gomodoka
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:333
  29. The relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and breastfeeding has been extensively discussed in the literature. However, there is some evidence that this relationship can differ with immigration status...

    Authors: Wen-chi Wu, Jennifer Chun-Li Wu and Tung-liang Chiang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:298
  30. Reducing maternal and neonatal mortality is essential to improving population health. Demand-side interventions are designed to increase uptake of critical maternal health services, but associated change in se...

    Authors: Taylor E. Hurst, Katherine Semrau, Manasa Patna, Atul Gawande and Lisa R. Hirschhorn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:297
  31. The Caesarean section (C-section) rate is used as an indicator for availability and utilization of life-saving obstetric services. The purpose of the present study was to explore changes in C-section rates bet...

    Authors: Qian Long, Taina Kempas, Tavares Madede, Reija Klemetti and Elina Hemminki
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:253
  32. Reducing within-country inequities in the coverage of maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) interventions is essential to improving a country’s maternal and child health and survival rates. The community-bas...

    Authors: Ali Mehryar Karim, Addis Tamire, Araya Abrha Medhanyie and Wuleta Betemariam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:238
  33. Disrespect and abuse (D & A) during labor and delivery are important issues correlated with human rights, equity, and public health that also affect women...

    Authors: Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, Julie Ritter, Lucy Kanya, Ben Bellows, Nancy Binkin and Charlotte E. Warren
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:224
  34. The Every Newborn...Action Plan (ENAP), launched in 2014, aims to end preventable newborn deaths and stillbirths, with national targets of ≤12 neonatal deaths per 1000 live births and ≤12 stillbirths per 1000 tot...

    Authors: Sarah G Moxon, Harriet Ruysen, Kate J Kerber, Agbessi Amouzou, Suzanne Fournier, John Grove, Allisyn C Moran, Lara ME Vaz, Hannah Blencowe, Niall Conroy, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Joshua P Vogel, Barbara Rawlins, Rubayet Sayed, Kathleen Hill, Donna Vivio…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15(Suppl 2):S8

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

  35. An estimated two-thirds of the world's 2.7 million newborn deaths could be prevented with quality care at birth and during the postnatal period. Basic Newborn Care (BNC) is part of the solution and includes hy...

    Authors: Christabel Enweronu-Laryea, Kim E Dickson, Sarah G Moxon, Aline Simen-Kapeu, Christabel Nyange, Susan Niermeyer, France Bégin, Howard L Sobel, Anne CC Lee, Severin Ritter von Xylander and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15(Suppl 2):S4

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

  36. Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of deaths for children under five years. Antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) are effective at reducing mortality and serious morbidity amongst infants born at <34 ...

    Authors: Grace Liu, Joel Segrè, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Matthews Mathai, Jeffrey M Smith, Jorge Hermida, Aline Simen-Kapeu, Pierre Barker, Mercy Jere, Edward Moses, Sarah G Moxon, Kim E Dickson, Joy E Lawn and Fernando Althabe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15(Suppl 2):S3

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

  37. Good outcomes during pregnancy and childbirth are related to availability, utilisation and effective implementation of essential interventions for labour and childbirth. The majority of the estimated 289,000 m...

    Authors: Gaurav Sharma, Matthews Mathai, Kim E Dickson, Andrew Weeks, G Justus Hofmeyr, Tina Lavender, Louise Tina Day, Jiji Elizabeth Mathews, Sue Fawcus, Aline Simen-Kapeu and Luc de Bernis
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15(Suppl 2):S2

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

  38. The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) and Ending Preventable Maternal Mortality targets cannot be achieved without high quality, equitable coverage of interventions at and around the time of birth. This paper p...

    Authors: Kim E Dickson, Mary V Kinney, Sarah G Moxon, Joanne Ashton, Nabila Zaka, Aline Simen-Kapeu, Gaurav Sharma, Kate J Kerber, Bernadette Daelmans, A Metin Gülmezoglu, Matthews Mathai, Christabel Nyange, Martina Baye and Joy E Lawn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15(Suppl 2):S1

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 15 Supplement 2

  39. The quality of antenatal care is recognized as critical to the effectiveness of care in optimizing maternal and child health outcomes. However, research has been hindered by the lack of a theoretically-grounde...

    Authors: Wendy Sword, Maureen Heaman, Mary Anne Biro, Caroline Homer, Jane Yelland, Noori Akhtar-Danesh and Amanda Bradford-Janke
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:214
  40. There is some evidence to suggest that within the household, family and community settings, women in sub-Saharan Africa often have limited autonomy and control over their reproductive health decisions. However...

    Authors: John Kuumuori Ganle, Bernard Obeng, Alexander Yao Segbefia, Vitalis Mwinyuri, Joseph Yaw Yeboah and Leonard Baatiema
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:173
  41. Stillbirth occurring after 28 weeks gestation affects between 1.5–4.5 per 1,000 births in high-income countries. The majority of stillbirths in this setting occur in women without risk factors. In addition, ma...

    Authors: Jane Warland, Louise M. O’Brien, Alexander E. P. Heazell and Edwin A. Mitchell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:172
  42. Increasing the coverage of skilled attendance at births in a health facility (facility delivery) is crucial for saving the lives of mothers and achieving Millennium Development Goal five. Cambodia has signific...

    Authors: Por Ir, Catherine Korachais, Kannarath Chheng, Dirk Horemans, Wim Van Damme and Bruno Meessen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:170
  43. Maternal mortality remains unacceptably high in sub-Saharan Africa with 179,000 deaths occurring each year, accounting for 2-thirds of maternal deaths worldwide. Progress in reducing maternal deaths and increa...

    Authors: Kyoko Shimamoto and Jessica D. Gipson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:154
  44. Evidence suggests that increasing male involvement in maternal and newborn health (MNH) may improve MNH outcomes. However, male involvement is difficult to measure, and further research is necessary to underst...

    Authors: Frances Ampt, Myo Myo Mon, Kyu Kyu Than, May May Khin, Paul A. Agius, Christopher Morgan, Jessica Davis and Stanley Luchters
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:122
  45. This paper identifies patterns of health inequalities (consistency and magnitude) of socioeconomic disparities for multiple maternal and child health (MCH) outcomes that represent different health care needs o...

    Authors: Nihaya Daoud, Patricia O’Campo, Anita Minh, Marcelo L Urquia, Susie Dzakpasu, Maureen Heaman, Janusz Kaczorowski, Cheryl Levitt, Janet Smylie and Beverley Chalmers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 14:393
  46. Shortages of staff have a significant and negative impact on maternal outcomes in low-income countries, but the impact on obstetric care providers in these contexts is less well documented. Despite the governm...

    Authors: Susan Bradley, Francis Kamwendo, Effie Chipeta, Wanangwa Chimwaza, Helen de Pinho and Eilish McAuliffe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:65
  47. Continuum of care throughout pregnancy, birth, and after delivery has become a key program strategy for improving the health of mothers and newborns. Successful program implementation to improve the continuum ...

    Authors: Wenjuan Wang and Rathavuth Hong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:62
  48. The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) of India aims to increase the uptake of safe and institutional delivery among rural communities to improve maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) outcomes. Previous...

    Authors: Sharon G Bruce, Andrea K Blanchard, Kaveri Gurav, Anuradha Roy, Krishnamurthy Jayanna, Haranahalli L Mohan, Banadakoppa M Ramesh, James F Blanchard, Stephen Moses and Lisa Avery
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:49

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