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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Childbirth at health facilities is an important strategy to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, improve fetal outcomes, and reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Although access to antenatal care in...

    Authors: John Kinuthia, Pamela Kohler, John Okanda, George Otieno, Frank Odhiambo and Grace John-Stewart
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:46
  8. The Northern Territory has the highest rates of perinatal morbidity and mortality in Australia. Placental histopathology has not been studied in this high-risk group of women.

    Authors: Cecelia M O’Brien, Susan Arbuckle, Sujatha Thomas, Jurgen Rode, Robin Turner and Heather E Jeffery
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:32
  9. Armed conflict has been described as an important contributor to the social determinants of health and a driver of health inequity, including maternal health. These conflicts may severely reduce access to mate...

    Authors: Primus Che Chi, Patience Bulage, Henrik Urdal and Johanne Sundby
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:18
  10. In many low-income countries, formal post-partum care utilization is much lower than that of skilled delivery and antenatal care. While Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) might play a role in post-partum care...

    Authors: Gladys R Mahiti, Angwara D Kiwara, Columba K Mbekenga, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Isabel Goicolea
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:8
  11. Depression in pregnancy increases the risk of complications for mother and child. Few studies are done in ethnic minorities. We wanted to identify the prevalence of depression in pregnancy and associations wit...

    Authors: Nilam Shakeel, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Line Sletner, Kari Slinning, Egil W Martinsen, Ingar Holme and Anne Karen Jenum
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:5
  12. To reduce financial barriers to access, and improve access to and use of skilled maternal and newborn healthcare services, the government of Ghana, in 2003, implemented a new maternal healthcare policy that pr...

    Authors: John Kuumuori Ganle, Michael Parker, Raymond Fitzpatrick and Easmon Otupiri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:425
  13. More women with an increased risk of poor pregnancy outcome due to pre-existing medical conditions are becoming pregnant. Although clinical care provided through multi-disciplinary team (MDT) working is recomm...

    Authors: Debra Bick, Sarah Beake, Lucy Chappell, Khaled M Ismail, David R McCance, James SA Green and Cath Taylor
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:428
  14. Immigrant women may be regarded as a vulnerable population with respect to access and navigation of maternity care services. They may encounter difficulties when accessing culturally safe and appropriate mater...

    Authors: Gina MA Higginbottom, Helen Vallianatos, Joan Forgeron, Donna Gibbons, Fabiana Mamede and Rubina Barolia
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:370
  15. In Ghana, the site of this study, the maternal mortality ratio and under-five mortality rate remain high indicating the need to focus on maternal and child health programming. Ghana has high use of antenatal c...

    Authors: Ilene S Speizer, William T Story and Kavita Singh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:398
  16. Antenatal care is of core importance for maternal and child health and is therefore a central aspect of mother and child health care. One of the main goals of effective screening in antenatal care is the detec...

    Authors: Sinja Alexandra Ernst, Anna Reeske, Jacob Spallek, Knud Petersen, Tilman Brand and Hajo Zeeb
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:371
  17. Maternity care reform plans have been proposed at state and national levels in Australia, but the extent to which these respond to maternity care consumers’ expressed needs is unclear. This study examines open...

    Authors: Loretta C McKinnon, Samantha J Prosser and Yvette D Miller
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:366
  18. A substantial reduction in neonatal deaths is required in India to meet the Millennium Development Goal of a two-thirds reduction in child mortality by 2015. We report neonatal mortality estimates and utilisat...

    Authors: G Anil Kumar, Rakhi Dandona, Priyanka Chaman, Priyanka Singh and Lalit Dandona
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:357
  19. Cultural practice have often overlooked when providing maternal and child health care services. Low birth weight is the second cause of neonatal mortality in the world but it is a major factor in a developing ...

    Authors: Rosnah Sutan and Satrinawati Berkat
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:342
  20. Maternal mortality remains high in sub-Saharan Africa. Health facility intra-partum strategies with skilled birth attendance have been shown to be most effective to address maternal mortality. In Zambia, the h...

    Authors: Selia Ng’anjo Phiri, Knut Fylkesnes, Ana Lorena Ruano and Karen Marie Moland
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:323
  21. Empirical evidence regarding maternal quality and safety outcomes across heterogeneous Asian and Pacific Islanders subgroups in the United States is limited, despite the importance of this topic to health disp...

    Authors: Tetine Sentell, Ann Chang, Yongjun Cheng and Jill Miyamura
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:298
  22. Improving maternal and reproductive health still remains a major challenge in most low-income countries especially in sub-Saharan Africa. The growing inequality in access to maternal health interventions is an...

    Authors: Benedict O Asamoah, Anette Agardh, Karen Odberg Pettersson and Per-Olof Östergren
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:295
  23. Interventions to reduce maternal mortality have focused on delivery in facilities, yet in many low-resource settings rates of facility-based birth have remained persistently low. In Tanzania, rates of facility...

    Authors: Shannon A McMahon, Asha S George, Joy J Chebet, Idda H Mosha, Rose NM Mpembeni and Peter J Winch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:268
  24. Over the last decades there has been a reduction of social inequalities in Brazil, as well as a strong expansion of health services, including prenatal care. The objective of the present study was to estimate ...

    Authors: Ariane Cristina Ferreira Bernardes, Raimundo Antonio da Silva, Liberata Campos Coimbra, Maria Teresa Seabra Soares de Britto Alves, Rejane Christine de Sousa Queiroz, Rosângela Fernandes Lucena Batista, Heloisa Bettiol, Marco Antônio Barbieri and Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:266
  25. Birth weight reflects gestational conditions and development during the fetal period. Low birth weight (LBW) may be associated with antenatal care (ANC) adequacy and quality. The purpose of this study was to a...

    Authors: Cátia Regina Branco da Fonseca, Maria Wany Louzada Strufaldi, Lídia Raquel de Carvalho and Rosana Fiorini Puccini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:255
  26. Persistent disparities in pregnancy and birth outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other Australians evidence a need to prioritise responsive practice in Maternal Child Health (MCH). This...

    Authors: Crystal Jongen, Janya McCalman, Roxanne Bainbridge and Komla Tsey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:251
  27. Improving the quality of care women receive during childbirth is as important as ensuring increased availability of care and numbers of healthcare providers. To be able to improve quality of care, it is import...

    Authors: Elizabeth O’Donnell, Bettina Utz, Diana Khonje and Nynke van den Broek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:248
  28. Maternal mortality continues to be a heavy burden in low and middle income countries where half of all deliveries take place in homes without skilled attendance. The study aimed to investigate the underlying a...

    Authors: Selia Ng’anjo Phiri, Torvid Kiserud, Gunnar Kvåle, Jens Byskov, Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Charles Michelo, Elizabeth Echoka and Knut Fylkesnes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:219
  29. Through the World Health Assembly Resolution, ‘Health of Migrants’, the international community has identified migrant health as a priority. Recommendations for general hospital care for international migrants...

    Authors: Anita J Gagnon, Rebecca DeBruyn, Birgitta Essén, Mika Gissler, Maureen Heaman, Zeinab Jeambey, Dineke Korfker, Christine McCourt, Carolyn Roth, Jennifer Zeitlin and Rhonda Small
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:200
  30. Ethiopia has one of the highest maternal mortality in the world. Institutional delivery is the key intervention in reducing maternal mortality and complications. However, the uptake of the service has remained...

    Authors: Seifu Hagos, Debebe Shaweno, Meselech Assegid, Alemayehu Mekonnen, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework and Saifuddin Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:178
  31. Understanding immigrant women’s experiences of maternity care is critical if receiving country care systems are to respond appropriately to increasing global migration. This systematic review aimed to compare ...

    Authors: Rhonda Small, Carolyn Roth, Manjri Raval, Touran Shafiei, Dineke Korfker, Maureen Heaman, Christine McCourt and Anita Gagnon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:152
  32. To address it's persistently high maternal mortality rate of 276/100,000 live births, the government of Pakistan created a new cadre of community based midwives (CMW). One expectation is that CMWs will improve...

    Authors: Zubia Mumtaz, Andrea Cutherell and Afshan Bhatti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:131
  33. Caesarean section (CS) rates especially without medical indication are rising worldwide. Most of indications for CS are relative and CS rates for various indications vary widely. There is an increasing tendency t...

    Authors: Sari Räisänen, Mika Gissler, Michael R Kramer and Seppo Heinonen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:120
  34. Many forum members indicated that they were supportive of trained TBAs being involved in the provision of pregnancy care. Members noted that TBAs were already frequently used by women and that alternative options...

    Authors: Onikepe Oluwadamilola Owolabi, Claire Glenton, Simon Lewin and Neil Pakenham-Walsh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:118
  35. Good quality antenatal care (ANC) reduces maternal and neonatal mortality and improves health outcomes, particularly in low-income countries. Quality of ANC is measured by three dimensions: number of visits, t...

    Authors: Chandni Joshi, Siranda Torvaldsen, Ray Hodgson and Andrew Hayen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:94
  36. To reduce its high maternal and neonatal mortality rate and meet Millennium Development Goals four and five, Lao PDR has adopted a national ‘Strategy and Planning Framework of Implementation of Maternal, Neona...

    Authors: Vanphanom Sychareun, Sysavanh Phommachanh, Soudavanh Soysouvanh, Chaeun Lee, Minah Kang, Juhwan Oh and Jo Durham
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:243
  37. Severe vitamin D deficiency can impair muscle strength. The study aims were to examine physical performance in the hands and upper legs, and analyze plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentrations in women...

    Authors: Paul Kalliokoski, Yngve Bergqvist and Monica Löfvander
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:237
  38. In northern Vietnam the Neonatal health - Knowledge Into Practice (NeoKIP, Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN44599712) trial has evaluated facilitation as a knowledge translation intervention to improve neonatal...

    Authors: Leif Eriksson, Duong M Duc, Ann Catrine Eldh, Vu Pham N Thanh, Tran Q Huy, Mats Målqvist and Lars Wallin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:234
  39. Obstetric fistula is a worldwide problem that is devastating for women in developing countries. The cardinal cause of obstetric fistula is prolonged obstructed labour and delay in seeking emergency obstetric c...

    Authors: Nassar Kasamba, Dan K Kaye and Scovia N Mbalinda
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:229
  40. Achievement of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 for child survival requires acceleration of gains in newborn survival, and current trends in improving maternal health will also fall short of reaching MDG 5 ...

    Authors: Gary L Darmstadt, Tanya Marchant, Mariam Claeson, Win Brown, Saul Morris, France Donnay, Mary Taylor, Rebecca Ferguson, Shirine Voller, Katherine C Teela, Krystyna Makowiecka, Zelee Hill, Lindsay Mangham-Jefferies, Bilal Avan, Neil Spicer, Cyril Engmann…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:216
  41. Women in high-resource countries often postpone childbearing. Postponed childbearing may lead to increased health risks for both mother and child and may also result in childlessness. Attitudes among men and w...

    Authors: Malin Söderberg, Ingela Lundgren, Kyllike Christensson and Ingegerd Hildingsson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:197
  42. Maternal and infant mortality rates in the district of Chitral in Pakistan are alarmingly high. One of the major reasons for this is the inability of women to access skilled care due to the high costs associat...

    Authors: Qayyum Ali Noorani, Iqbal Azam, Babar T Shaikh, Tharanga Ranasinghe, Shazia Abbas, Shakeela Wali, Paul Rippey and Wajiha Javed
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:185
  43. Politics plays a critical role in agenda setting in health affairs; therefore, understanding the priorities of the political agenda in health is very important. The political priority for safe motherhood has b...

    Authors: Tej Ram Jat, Prakash Ramchandra Deo, Isabel Goicolea, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Miguel San Sebastian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:181
  44. Few women in Uganda access intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP). Previous studies have shown that high costs, frequent stock-out of drugs, suppli...

    Authors: Anthony K Mbonye, Stephanie Yanow, Josephine Birungi and Pascal Magnussen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:178
  45. Rising caesarean section (CS) rates have been observed worldwide in recent decades. This study sought to analyse trends in CS rates and outcomes among a variety of obstetric groups at a university hospital in ...

    Authors: Helena Litorp, Hussein L Kidanto, Lennarth Nystrom, Elisabeth Darj and Birgitta Essén
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:107
  46. The modern phenomenon of delayed parenthood applies not only to women but also to men, but less is known about what characterises men who are expecting their first child at an advanced age. This study investig...

    Authors: Anne Britt Vika Nilsen, Ulla Waldenström, Svein Rasmussen, Anna Hjelmstedt and Erica Schytt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:29
  47. Despite clear evidence regarding how social determinants of health and structural inequities shape health, Aboriginal women’s birth outcomes are not adequately understood as arising from the historical, econom...

    Authors: Colleen Varcoe, Helen Brown, Betty Calam, Thelma Harvey and Miranda Tallio
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:26

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