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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Pertussis and influenza cause significant morbidity and mortality in pregnancy and the neonatal period. Maternal vaccination in pregnancy would reduce harm, but low vaccine uptake is a concern. This scoping re...

    Authors: Stephanie Ann McCarron, Declan Terence Bradley and Nigel David Hart
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:857
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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

  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Specific dietary factors contribute to greater risks of prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression. This study aimed to systematically review and assess the evidence regarding the association between dieta...

    Authors: David Franciole Oliveira Silva, Ricardo Ney Cobucci, Ana Katherine Gonçalves and Severina Carla Vieira Cunha Lima
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:212
  23. Prenatal stress and other prenatal risk factors (e.g. intimate partner violence) have a negative impact on mother’s health, fetal development as well as enduring adverse effects on the neuro-cognitive, behavio...

    Authors: Andria Spyridou, Maggie Schauer and Martina Ruf-Leuschner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:13
  24. Investigation of maternal near-miss is a useful complement to the investigation of maternal mortality with the aim of meeting the United Nations' fifth Millennium Development Goal. The present study was conduc...

    Authors: AbdelAziem A Ali, Awadia Khojali, Amira Okud, Gamal K Adam and Ishag Adam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:48
  25. Mothers of advanced age, defined as pregnant women aged ≥ 35 years at the time of giving birth, are traditionally known to be associated with increased risks of adverse maternal outcomes. We determined the pre...

    Authors: Sezalio Masembe, Richard Migisha, Godwin Turyasingura, Hillary Aheisibwe, Emmanuel Nzabandora and John C. Lule
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:348
  26. Free maternal healthcare financing schemes play an essential role in the quality of services rendered to clients during antenatal care in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). However, healthcare managers’ and providers’ ...

    Authors: Monica Ansu-Mensah, Frederick Inkum Danquah, Vitalis Bawontuo, Peter Ansu-Mensah, Tahiru Mohammed, Roseline H. Udoh and Desmond Kuupiel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:220
  27. Immediate postpartum family planning (IPPFP) helps prevent unintended and closely spaced pregnancies. Despite Ethiopia’s rising facility-based delivery rate and supportive IPPFP policies, the prevalence of pos...

    Authors: Alexandria K. Mickler, Celia Karp, Saifuddin Ahmed, Mahari Yihdego, Assefa Seme, Solomon Shiferaw and Linnea Zimmerman
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:809
  28. Complications from preterm birth (PTB) are the leading cause of death and disability in those under five years. Whilst the role of omega-3 (n-3) supplementation in reducing PTB is well-established, growing evi...

    Authors: Joanna YX Fu, Carol A Wang, Ge Liu, Elyse Mead, Jason Phung, Maria Makrides and Craig E Pennell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:442
  29. Perinatal mental health problems are prevalent, affecting up to 20% of women However, only 17–25% receive formal support during the perinatal period. In this qualitative study, we sought to examine women’s exp...

    Authors: Chloe Rice, Emma Ingram and Heather O’Mahen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:689
  30. The potential role of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) in recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL) pathogenesis is still debated, although some evidences suggest that they could affect pregnancy outcome, leading to a higher...

    Authors: Valentina Bruno, Carlo Ticconi, Federica Martelli, Marzia Nuccetelli, Maria Vittoria Capogna, Roberto Sorge, Emilio Piccione and Adalgisa Pietropolli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:44
  31. The Baby Basket initiative was developed by Apunipima Cape York Health Council (ACYHC) to address poor maternal and child health (MCH) in Cape York, the northernmost region of Queensland. While positive outcom...

    Authors: Kim Edmunds, Andrew Searles, Johanna Neville, Rod Ling, Janya McCalman and Jacki Mein
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:337
  32. Given the increasing incidence of negative outcomes during pregnancy, our research team conducted a dose-response systematic review and meta-analysis to investigate the relationship between ultra-processed foo...

    Authors: Sepide Talebi, Sanaz Mehrabani, Seyed Mojtaba Ghoreishy, Alexei Wong, Aliasghar Moghaddam, Peyman Rahimi Feyli, Parsa Amirian, Mahsa Zarpoosh, Mohammad Ali Hojjati Kermani and Sajjad Moradi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:369
  33. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are persistent synthetic chemicals and are commonly found in everyday items. PFAS have been linked to disrupting glucose homeostasis, however, whether they are associ...

    Authors: Alicia K. Peterson, Yeyi Zhu, Sophia Fuller, Juanran Feng, Stacey Alexeeff, Susanna D. Mitro, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Morgan Robinson, Amy Padula and Assiamira Ferrara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:657
  34. Improvements in medical technologies have seen over-medicalization of childbirth. Caesarean section (CS) is a lifesaving procedure proven effective in reducing maternal and perinatal mortality across the globe...

    Authors: Valentina Laurita Longo, Emmanuel Nene Odjidja, Thierry Kamba Beia, Manuela Neri, Karina Kielmann, Irene Gittardi, Amanda Isabella Di Rosa, Michela Boldrini, Gian Benedetto Melis, Giovanni Scambia and Antonio Lanzone
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:770
  35. Rates of episiotomy and severe perineal tears (SPT) are indicators of the quality of obstetric care. Time-trends in the reported occurrence of episiotomy and SPT can contribute to understand both, changes in c...

    Authors: Cristina Teixeira, Elsa Lorthe and Henrique Barros
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:976
  36. Medical practice variation in caesarean section rates is the most studied type of practice variation in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology. This has not resulted in increased homogeneity of treatment betw...

    Authors: Maarten D H Vink, Piet J G M de Bekker, Xander Koolman, Maurits W van Tulder, Ralph de Vries, Ben Willem J Mol and Eric J E van der Hijden
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:478
  37. Self-care behaviors during pregnancy significantly impacts mother and children's health. This study aimed to explore the self-care behaviors and the associations of these behaviors with the psychological well-...

    Authors: Lam Duc Nguyen, Long Hoang Nguyen, Ly Thi Ninh, Ha Thu Thi Nguyen, Anh Duy Nguyen, Linh Gia Vu, Hao Si Anh Nguyen, Son Hoang Nguyen, Linh Phuong Doan, Thuc Minh Thi Vu, Bach Xuan Tran, Carl A. Latkin, Cyrus S. H. Ho and Roger C. M. Ho
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:631
  38. There is little information on the individual cognitive, perceptual and psychosocial factors that influence the lifestyle behaviours of pregnant women. This study explored pregnant women’s weight-related attit...

    Authors: Uma Padmanabhan, Carolyn D Summerbell and Nicola Heslehurst
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:99
  39. 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
  40. The diagnosis of the active phase of labor is a crucial clinical decision, thus requiring an accurate assessment. This study aimed to build and to validate a predictive model, based on maternal signs and sympt...

    Authors: Simona Fumagalli, Laura Antolini, Greta Cosmai, Teresa Gramegna, Antonella Nespoli, Astrid Pedranzini, Elisabetta Colciago, Maria Grazia Valsecchi, Patrizia Vergani and Anna Locatelli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:641
  41. In low- and middle-income countries, approximately two thirds of maternal deaths occur in the postpartum period. Yet, care for women beyond 24 h after discharge is limited. The objective of this systematic rev...

    Authors: Nicola E. Symonds, Marianne Vidler, Matthew O. Wiens, Shazmeen Omar, L. Lacey English, U. Vivian Ukah, J. Mark Ansermino, Joseph Ngonzi, Lisa M. Bebell, Bella Hwang, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Niranjan Kissoon and Beth A. Payne
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:303
  42. Maternity care in South Asia is available in both public and private sectors. Using data from demographic surveillance sites in Bangladesh, Nepal and rural and urban India, we aimed to compare institutional de...

    Authors: Sushmita Das, Glyn Alcock, Kishwar Azad, Abdul Kuddus, Dharma S. Manandhar, Bhim Prasad Shrestha, Nirmala Nair, Shibanand Rath, Neena Shah More, Naomi Saville, Tanja A. J. Houweling and David Osrin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:273
  43. COVID-19 presented an unprecedented global public health challenge because of its rapid and relentless spread, and many countries instituted lockdowns to prevent the spread of infection. Although this strategy...

    Authors: Mary-Grace Nakate, Sean Mackay, Eunice Ndirangu-Mugo and Valerie Fleming
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:938
  44. Excess gestational weight gain has long- and short-term implications for women and children, and postpartum weight retention is associated with an increased risk of long-term obesity. Despite the existence of ...

    Authors: Beth Murray-Davis, Lindsay Grenier, Stephanie A. Atkinson, Michelle F. Mottola, Olive Wahoush, Lehana Thabane, Feng Xie, Jennifer Vickers-Manzin, Caroline Moore and Eileen K. Hutton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:368
  45. Legal and social changes mean that information sharing and consent in antenatal and intrapartum settings is contentious, poorly understood and uncertain for healthcare professionals. This study aimed to invest...

    Authors: Jacqueline Nicholls, Anna L David, Joseph Iskaros and Anne Lanceley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:156
  46. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are associated with high maternal mortality in Ghana and globally. Evidence shows that there is poor availability of pregnancy-related point-of-care (POC) tests in Gha...

    Authors: Desmond Kuupiel, Kwame Manu Adu, Vitalis Bawontuo, Philip T. N. Tabong, Duncan A. Adogboba and Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:733

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