Skip to main content


1217 result(s) for 'evidence-based birth' within BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

Page 22 of 25

  1. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women constitutes a major public health problem. Antenatal care is considered a window of opportunity to disclose and to communicate about IPV. However, little is known ...

    Authors: Lisa Maria Garnweidner-Holme, Mirjam Lukasse, Miriam Solheim and Lena Henriksen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:123
  2. Preterm infants have an immature sucking behavior and the capacity to be exclusively breastfed may be reduced for a period of weeks or months, depending on gestational age. Nipple shields have been used, not o...

    Authors: Renée Flacking and Fiona Dykes
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:1
  3. Second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure during pregnancy is associated with poor pregnancy and foetal outcomes. Theory-based behaviour change interventions (BCI) have been used successfully to change smoking related ...

    Authors: Mukesh Dherani, Syeda Nosheen Zehra, Cath Jackson, Veena Satyanaryana, Rumana Huque, Prabha Chandra, Atif Rahman and Kamran Siddiqi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:378
  4. The proportion of women entering pregnancy overweight or obese has been rising and, in turn, is associated with adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Gestational weight gain (GWG) exceeding Institute of Medicin...

    Authors: Lisa Chasan-Taber, Bess H. Marcus, Milagros C. Rosal, Katherine L. Tucker, Sheri J. Hartman, Penelope Pekow, Edward Stanek III, Barry Braun, Caren G. Solomon, JoAnn E. Manson, Sarah L. Goff and Glenn Markenson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:157
  5. Preeclampsia and eclampsia (PE/E) are major contributors to maternal and neonatal deaths in developing countries, associated with 10–15% of direct maternal deaths and nearly a quarter of stillbirths and newbor...

    Authors: Barbara Rawlins, Marya Plotkin, Jean Pierre Rakotovao, Ashebir Getachew, Maria Vaz, Jim Ricca, Pam Lynam, Frank Kagema and Patricia Gomez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:346
  6. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers pregnant women to be a risk group for severe influenza disease. We conducted a systematic review to evaluate influenza disease incidence in pregnant women in order...

    Authors: Mark A. Katz, Bradford D. Gessner, Jeanene Johnson, Becky Skidmore, Marian Knight, Niranjan Bhat, Helen Marshall, David J. Horne, Justin R. Ortiz and Deshayne B. Fell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:155

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:192

  7. Emotional distress following pregnancy loss and neonatal loss is common, with enduring grief occurring for many parents. However, little is known about men’s grief, since the majority of existing literature an...

    Authors: Kate Louise Obst, Clemence Due, Melissa Oxlad and Philippa Middleton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:11
  8. Severe, early-onset fetal growth restriction due to placental insufficiency is associated with a high risk of perinatal mortality and morbidity with long-lasting sequelae. Placental insufficiency is the result...

    Authors: A. Pels, L. C. Kenny, Z. Alfirevic, P. N. Baker, Peter von Dadelszen, C. Gluud, C. T. Kariya, B. W. Mol, A. T. Papageorghiou, A. G. van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, W. Ganzevoort and K. M. Groom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:440
  9. Demand-side financing, where funds for specific services are channelled through, or to, prospective users, is now employed in health and education sectors in many low- and middle-income countries. This systema...

    Authors: Susan F Murray, Benjamin M Hunter, Ramila Bisht, Tim Ensor and Debra Bick
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:30
  10. Most European and North American clinical practice guidelines recommend screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) as a routine pregnancy test. Antibiotic treatment of ASB in pregnant women is supposed to re...

    Authors: Konstanze Angelescu, Barbara Nussbaumer-Streit, Wiebke Sieben, Fülöp Scheibler and Gerald Gartlehner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:336
  11. Induction of labour is a common obstetric procedure. At present, different methods are used for induction of labour in women with an unfavourable cervix. Recently, we showed that in term women with an unfavora...

    Authors: Mieke LG ten Eikelder, Femke Neervoort, Katrien Oude Rengerink, Marta Jozwiak, Jan-Willem de Leeuw, Irene de Graaf, Maria G van Pampus, Maureen Franssen, Martijn Oudijk, Paulien van der Salm, Mallory Woiski, Paula JM Pernet, A Hanneke Feitsma, Huib van Vliet, Martina Porath, Frans Roumen…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:67

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:183

  12. Breech presentation occurs in 3 to 4% of all term pregnancies. External cephalic version (ECV) is proven effective to prevent vaginal breech deliveries and therefore it is recommended by clinical guidelines of...

    Authors: Floortje Vlemmix, Ageeth N Rosman, Margot AH Fleuren, Marlies EB Rijnders, Antje Beuckens, Monique C Haak, Bettina MC Akerboom, Joke MJ Bais, Simone MI Kuppens, Dimitri N Papatsonis, Brent C Opmeer, Joris AM van der Post, Ben Willem J Mol and Marjolein Kok
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10:20
  13. Diabetes during pregnancy can lead to severe risks for both mother and fetus when it is not managed properly. The use of rigorously developed guidelines with a robust implementation process can have a positive...

    Authors: Marjolein JE Greuter, Nathalie MA van Emmerik, Maurice GAJ Wouters and Maurits W van Tulder
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:58
  14. Persistent sinus tachycardia (ST) is frequently encountered during pregnancy and peripartum period and its etiology often remains elusive. We sought to examine the possible association between unexplained pers...

    Authors: Dimitrios Varrias, Nikhil Sharma, Roland Hentz, Rosaline Ma, Dillon Gurciullo, Jeremy Kleiman, Andrew Kossack, Eliot Wolf, Betty Lam, Tia Bimal, Umair Ansari, Kristie M. Coleman and Stavros E. Mountantonakis
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:677
  15. Caesarean section might increase the incidence of surgical interventions and problems resulting from hospitalization and thus affecting quality of life in women after delivery. This study aimed to compare qual...

    Authors: Behnaz Torkan, Sousan Parsay, Minoor Lamyian, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad and Ali Montazeri
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:4
  16. COVID-19 may predispose pregnant women to higher risks of severe disease and poorer neonatal outcome. Psychological sequalae of this pandemic may pose a greater conundrum than its clinical aspects. It is curre...

    Authors: Ryan Wai Kheong Lee, See Ling Loy, Liying Yang, Jerry Kok Yen Chan and Lay Kok Tan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:675
  17. Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) affects 50–80% of pregnant women and is correlated to the level of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG). Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe condition, with an incidenc...

    Authors: Tilda Moberg, Lennart Van der Veeken, Emma Persad, Stefan R. Hansson and Matteo Bruschettini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:375
  18. Improving maternal health is one of the eight millennium development goals adopted at the millennium summit in the year 2000. Within this frame work, the international community is committed to reduce the mate...

    Authors: Andrea B Pembe, Chetto Paulo, Brenda S D’mello and Jos van Roosmalen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:320
  19. A randomised controlled trial of participatory women's groups in rural Nepal previously showed reductions in maternal and newborn mortality. In addition to the outcome data we also collected previously unrepor...

    Authors: Angie Wade, David Osrin, Bhim Prasad Shrestha, Aman Sen, Joanna Morrison, Kirti Man Tumbahangphe, Dharma S Manandhar and Anthony M de L Costello
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2006 6:20
  20. Postpartum hemorrhage remains the leading cause of maternal mortality worldwide. Administration of uterotonics during the third stage of labor is a simple and well established intervention that can significant...

    Authors: Abirami Natarajan, Roy Ahn, Brett D. Nelson, Melody Eckardt, Jennifer Kamara, SAS Kargbo, Pity Kanu and Thomas F. Burke
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:23
  21. Prenatal maternal stress can have adverse effects on birth outcomes and fetal development. Relaxation techniques have been examined as potential countermeasures. This study investigates different relaxation te...

    Authors: Ilena Bauer, Julia Hartkopf, Anna-Karin Wikström, Nora K. Schaal, Hubert Preissl, Birgit Derntl and Franziska Schleger
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:628
  22. Online information about safety of medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding is shown to be conflicting, resulting in anxiety and abstaining from use. The aim of this study was to characterize questions t...

    Authors: Tina Bakkebø, Kristine Heitmann, Kamilla Vågsvoll, Hilde Erdal and Jan Schjøtt
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:893
  23. Previous research has revealed that skewed X chromosome inactivation (SXCI) and androgen receptor (AR) CAG polymorphisms are associated with increased risk of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL); however, the resul...

    Authors: Yilun Sui, Jing Fu, Shuo Zhang, Lu Li and Xiaoxi Sun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:805
  24. Miscarriage can be a devastating event for women and men that can lead to short- and long-term emotional distress. Studies have reported associations between miscarriage and depression, anxiety, and post-traum...

    Authors: Martina Galeotti, Gary Mitchell, Mark Tomlinson and Áine Aventin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:270
  25. The optimal criteria to diagnose gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) remain contested. The Swedish National Board of Health introduced the 2013 WHO criteria in 2015 as a recommendation for initiation of treatm...

    Authors: Helena Fadl, Maryam Saeedi, Scott Montgomery, Anders Magnuson, Erik Schwarcz, Kerstin Berntorp, Verena Sengpiel, Elisabeth Storck-Lindholm, Helena Strevens, Anna-Karin Wikström, Sophia Brismar-Wendel, Martina Persson, Stefan Jansson, Fredrik Ahlsson, Carina Ursing, Linda Ryen…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:398
  26. The importance of breastfeeding for maternal and child health is agreed upon worldwide. However, lactation-related nipple problems are common and are important factors affecting breastfeeding. Multiple studies...

    Authors: Zhi Wang, Qiuyue Liu, Lihua Min and Xiaorong Mao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:248
  27. To review the similarities and differences in Pakistani, Bangladeshi and White British mothers health beliefs (attitudes, knowledge and perceptions) and health behaviour regarding their consumption of folic ac...

    Authors: Rebecca Garcia, Nasreen Ali, Malcolm Griffiths and Gurch Randhawa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:234
  28. In 2009 the Institute of Medicine updated its guidelines for weight gain during pregnancy, in part because women of childbearing age now weigh more pre-pregnancy and tend to gain more weight during pregnancy t...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Duthie, Elaine M Drew and Kathryn E Flynn
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:231
  29. Cardiac disease is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality yet there is limited research on women’s experiences and quality of life (QoL) outcomes. The aim of this study is to explore the general a...

    Authors: Jane Hutchens, Jane Frawley and Elizabeth A. Sullivan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:797
  30. The prevalence of fathers’ depression and anxiety in the perinatal period (i.e. from conception to 1 year after birth) is approximately 5–10%, and 5–15%, respectively; their children face increased risk of adv...

    Authors: Z. Darwin, P. Galdas, S. Hinchliff, E. Littlewood, D. McMillan, L. McGowan and S. Gilbody
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:45
  31. Threatened preterm delivery is a serious obstetrical complication and has for decades been prescribed physical activity restrictions (AR). Adherence to the recommended level of physical AR is however unknown. ...

    Authors: Jane M. Bendix, Mette G. Backhausen, Hanne K. Hegaard, Ane Lilleoere Rom, Stig Molsted and Ellen C. L. Lokkegaard
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:59
  32. Diabetes and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. with rates consistently higher among Hispanics as compared to non-Hispanic whites. Among Hispanic women diagnosed with gestational diabetes me...

    Authors: Lisa Chasan-Taber, Bess H Marcus, Milagros C Rosal, Katherine L Tucker, Sheri J Hartman, Penelope Pekow, Barry Braun, Tiffany A Moore Simas, Caren G Solomon, JoAnn E Manson and Glenn Markenson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:100
  33. To examine family medicine (FM) and obstetrician-gynecologist (OB/GYN) residents’ experiences with CenteringPregnancy (CP) group prenatal care (GPNC) as a correlate to perceived likelihood of implementing CP i...

    Authors: Jean Marie Place, Kristin Van De Griend, Mengxi Zhang, Melanie Schreiner, Tanya Munroe, Amy Crockett, Wenyan Ji and Alexandra L. Hanlon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:805
  34. In order to provide appropriate and adequate care to women who have experienced termination of pregnancy due to fetal anomalies, the health needs of this group should be assessed. Considering the lack of infor...

    Authors: Bahareh Kamranpour, Mahnaz Noroozi and Masoud Bahrami
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:573
  35. The potential of antenatal care for reducing maternal morbidity and improving newborn survival and health is widely acknowledged. Yet there are worrying gaps in knowledge of the quality of antenatal care provi...

    Authors: Karin Gross, Joanna Armstrong Schellenberg, Flora Kessy, Constanze Pfeiffer and Brigit Obrist
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:36
  36. Maternal and newborn mortality rates in Ethiopia are among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. The majority of deaths take place during childbirth or within the following 48 h. Therefore, ensuring facility deli...

    Authors: Dessalew Emaway Altaye, Ali Mehryar Karim, Wuleta Betemariam, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Tesfaye Shigute and Pauline Scheelbeek
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18(Suppl 1):372

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

  37. Women and men having been exposed to childhood trauma would be at high risk of various mental health symptoms while awaiting a child. This study aimed to evaluate the association between cumulative childhood t...

    Authors: Julia Garon-Bissonnette, Marie-Ève Grisé Bolduc, Roxanne Lemieux and Nicolas Berthelot
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:10
  38. Research and different organizations have proposed indicators to monitor the quality of maternal and child healthcare, such indicators are used for different purposes.

    Authors: Pedro J. Saturno-Hernández, Ismael Martínez-Nicolás, Estephania Moreno-Zegbe, María Fernández-Elorriaga and Ofelia Poblano-Verástegui
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:25
  39. Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Experimental and clinical studies indicate that prolonged oxytocin exposure in the first or second stage of labour m...

    Authors: Karin Bischoff, Monika Nothacker, Cornelius Lehane, Britta Lang, Joerg Meerpohl and Christine Schmucker
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:399
  40. It is estimated that 287,000 women worldwide die annually from pregnancy and childbirth-related conditions, and 6.9 million under-five children die each year, of which about 3 million are newborns. Most of the...

    Authors: Bakar Fakih, Azzah A. S. Nofly, Ali O. Ali, Abdallah Mkopi, Ali Hassan, Ali M. Ali, Kate Ramsey, Theopista John Kabuteni, Godfrey Mbaruku and Mwifadhi Mrisho
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:134
  41. 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
  42. Vaginal examination (VE) and assessment of the cervix is currently considered to be the gold standard for assessment of labour progress. It is however inherently imprecise with studies indicating an overall ac...

    Authors: Ashley Shepherd, Helen Cheyne, Susan Kennedy, Colette McIntosh, Maggie Styles and Catherine Niven
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10:54
  43. Malaria in pregnancy causes adverse birth outcomes. Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is recommended as a chemoprevention therapy. Zomba di...

    Authors: Steven Chifundo Azizi, Gershom Chongwe, Helen Chipukuma, Choolwe Jacobs, Jessy Zgambo and Charles Michelo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:108
  44. Perinatal mental health problems are common complications of pregnancy that can go undetected and untreated. Research indicated that mental health complications are more prevalent in women from disadvantaged c...

    Authors: Nancy C Raymond, Rebekah J Pratt, Amy Godecker, Patricia A Harrison, Helen Kim, Jesse Kuendig and Jennifer M O’Brien
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:336
  45. Approximately 50% of Australian women experience low back pain in pregnancy, with somewhere between 8 and 36% of women suffering from pregnancy related depression/anxiety. Both low back and pelvic pain and dep...

    Authors: Rosa Virgara, Carol Maher and Gisela Van Kessel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:288
  46. Thailand recommends influenza vaccination among pregnant women. We conducted a cohort study to determine if the prevalence of adverse events following immunization (AEFIs) with influenza vaccine among Thai pre...

    Authors: Suvanna Asavapiriyanont, Wanitchaya Kittikraisak, Piyarat Suntarattiwong, Darunee Ditsungnoen, Surasak Kaoiean, Podjanee Phadungkiatwatana, Nattinee Srisantiroj, Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, Fatimah S. Dawood and Kim A. Lindblade
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:110
  47. Nutritional status of women during pregnancy has been considered an important prognostic indicator of pregnancy outcomes.

    Authors: Mona Hashim, Hadia Radwan, Hayder Hasan, Reyad Shaker Obaid, Hessa Al Ghazal, Marwa Al Hilali, Rana Rayess, Noor Chehayber, Hamid Jan Jan Mohamed and Farah Naja
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:463
  48. Despite almost all babies being breastfed initially, the exclusive breastfeeding rate at six months is less than 30% in China. Improving professionals’ knowledge and practical skill is a key government strateg...

    Authors: Yuan Ying Ma, Louise L. Wallace, Li Qian Qiu, Joanna Kosmala-Anderson and Naomi Bartle
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:80
  49. For parents whose child may require admission to a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the antenatal consultation is often their first point of contact with the child’s medical team. Consultation challenges h...

    Authors: Patrick von Hauff, Karen Long, Barbara Taylor and Michael A. van Manen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:103

Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    3.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.8 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.523 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.034 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2022 Speed
    29 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    175 days submission to accept (Median)

    2022 Usage 
    14,385 Altmetric mentions 

Peer-review Terminology

  • The following summary describes the peer review process for this journal:

    Identity transparency: Single anonymized

    Reviewer interacts with: Editor

    Review information published: Review reports. Reviewer Identities reviewer opt in. Author/reviewer communication

    More information is available here

Sign up for article alerts and news from this journal