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1159 result(s) for 'evidence-based birth' within BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

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  1. The burden of maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality is a global health concern with the highest burden documented after childbirth in women and babies living in sub-Saharan Africa. To date, there is l...

    Authors: Caitlin Lythgoe, Kirsty Lowe, Mary McCauley and Hannah McCauley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:506
  2. Intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) is a tragic event and, despite efforts to reduce rates, its incidence remains difficult to reduce. The objective of the present study was to examine the etiological factors that...

    Authors: Lorenzo Monasta, Manuela Giangreco, Emanuele Ancona, Fabio Barbone, Elisa Bet, Pierino Boschian-Bailo, Giovanna Cacciaguerra, Angelo Cagnacci, Melania Canton, Maddalena Casarotto, Manola Comar, Simona Contardo, Michela De Agostini, Francesco De Seta, Giovanni Del Ben, Carla Di Loreto…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:384
  3. Globally in 2017 neonatal death accounted for 46% of under-five deaths. Nepal is among the developing countries which has a high number of neonatal deaths. The rates are high among poor socio-economic groups, ...

    Authors: Keshab Sanjel, Sharad Raj Onta, Archana Amatya and Prem Basel
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:310
  4. Women approach birth using various methods of preparation drawing from conventional healthcare providers alongside informal information sources (IIS) outside the professional healthcare context. An investigati...

    Authors: Ruth A. Sanders and Kenda Crozier
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:21
  5. It has been hypothesized that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may have changed the conduct of obstetric practices at the time of labor, delivery, and birth. In Brazil, many practices lacking s...

    Authors: Fabiana Ramos de Menezes, Thales Philipe Rodrigues da Silva, Mariana Santos Felisbino-Mendes, Luana Caroline dos Santos, Maria Albertina de Almeida Pereira Canastra, Maria Margarida Leitão Filipe, Mery Natali Silva Abreu, Francisco Carlos Félix Lana, Fernanda Marçal Ferreira, Alexandra Dias Moreira, Eunice Francisca Martins and Fernanda Penido Matozinhos
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2023 23:91
  6. Understanding the pregnant women’s perception of continuity of team midwifery care is necessary for introducing and implementing this model of midwife-led care in the Iranian maternity services. This qualitati...

    Authors: Sholeh Shahinfar, Parvin Abedi, Mahin Najafian, Zahra Abbaspoor, Eesa Mohammadi and Narges Alianmoghaddam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:173
  7. Client satisfaction is an essential component of quality of care. Health system factors, processes of care as well as mothers’ characteristics influence the extent to which care meets the expectations of mothe...

    Authors: Sibone Mocumbi, Ulf Högberg, Erik Lampa, Charfudin Sacoor, Anifa Valá, Anna Bergström, Peter von Dadelszen, Khátia Munguambe, Claudia Hanson and Esperança Sevene
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:303
  8. Globally, an estimated 275,000 maternal deaths, 2.7 million neonatal deaths, and 2.6 million third trimester stillbirths occurred in 2015. Major improvements could be achieved by providing effective care in lo...

    Authors: Melissa C. Morgan, Jessica Dyer, Aranzazu Abril, Amelia Christmas, Tanmay Mahapatra, Aritra Das and Dilys M. Walker
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:420
  9. Antepartum stillbirth, i.e., intrauterine fetal death (IUFD) above 24 weeks of gestation, occurs with a prevalence of 2.4–3.1 per 1000 live births in Central Europe. In order to ensure ... associated (risk) facto...

    Authors: Dana A. Muin, Sabrina Neururer, Veronika Rotter, Hermann Leitner, Stephanie Leutgeb, Peter W. Husslein, Herbert Kiss and Petra Kohlberger
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:528
  10. While there is widespread acknowledgment of the need for improved quality and quantity of information on births and deaths, there has been less movement towards systematically capturing and reviewing the cause...

    Authors: Kate J Kerber, Matthews Mathai, Gwyneth Lewis, Vicki Flenady, Jan Jaap HM Erwich, Tunde Segun, Patrick Aliganyira, Ali Abdelmegeid, Emma Allanson, Nathalie Roos, Natasha Rhoda, Joy E Lawn and Robert Pattinson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15(Suppl 2):S9

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

  11. Despite high rates of antenatal care and relatively good access to health facilities, maternal and neonatal mortality remain high in Bangladesh. There is an immediate need for implementation of evidence-based, co...

    Authors: Marufa Sultana, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Nausad Ali, Sayem Ahmed, Ziaul Islam, Jahangir A. M. Khan and Abdur Razzaque Sarker
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:48
  12. Intrapartum fetal mortality can be prevented by quality emergency obstetrics and newborn care (EmONC) during pregnancy and childbirth. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a low-dose high-frequency onsite...

    Authors: Duncan N. Shikuku, Rita Mukosa, Taphroze Peru, Alice Yaite, Janerose Ambuchi and Kenneth Sisimwo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:518
  13. Manual removal of the placenta is an invasive obstetric procedure commonly used for the management of retained placenta. However, it is unclear whether antibiotic prophylaxis is beneficial in preventing infect...

    Authors: Ezinne C. Chibueze, Alexander J. Q. Parsons, Erika Ota, Toshiyuki Swa, Olufemi T. Oladapo and Rintaro Mori
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:313
  14. An integrated maternal health intervention in a rural sub district of Bangladesh focused on the training and deployment of a required number of Community Based Skilled Birth Attendants (CSBAs). The aim of the ...

    Authors: Nafisa Lira Huq, Anisuddin Ahmed, Nafis al Haque, Moyazzam Hossaine, Jamal Uddin, Faisal Ahmed and MA Quaiyum
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:104
  15. Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) populations have disproportionately high rates of adverse perinatal outcomes relative to other Australians. Poorer access to good quality maternal...

    Authors: Alice R Rumbold, Ross S Bailie, Damin Si, Michelle C Dowden, Catherine M Kennedy, Rhonda J Cox, Lynette O'Donoghue, Helen E Liddle, Ru K Kwedza, Sandra C Thompson, Hugh P Burke, Alex DH Brown, Tarun Weeramanthri and Christine M Connors
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:16
  16. Research-informed fetal monitoring guidelines recommend intermittent auscultation (IA) for fetal heart monitoring for low-risk women. However, the use of cardiotocography (CTG) continues to dominate many insti...

    Authors: Robyn M Maude, Joan P Skinner and Maralyn J Foureur
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:184
  17. Deferring cord clamping has proven benefits for both term and preterm infants, and recent studies have demonstrated better cardio-respiratory stability if clamping is based on the infant’s physiology, and whet...

    Authors: Elisabeth Sæther, Friedrich Reinhart-Van Gülpen, Christer Jensen, Tor Åge Myklebust and Beate Horsberg Eriksen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:496
  18. We found that recent studies reporting exclusive breastfeeding in Nepal varied considerably in methodology. The most commonly used measurement, the 24-h recall, leads to over-estimation of the prevalence of exclu...

    Authors: Vishnu Khanal, Andy H. Lee, Jane A. Scott, Rajendra Karkee and Colin W. Binns
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:389
  19. In 2015, Nigeria’s estimated 317,700 stillbirths accounted for 12.2% of the 2.6 million estimated global stillbirths. This suggests that Nigeria still makes substantial contribution to the global burden of sti...

    Authors: Friday E. Okonofua, Lorretta Favour C. Ntoimo, Rosemary Ogu, Hadiza Galadanci, Gana Mohammed, Durodola Adetoye, Eghe Abe, Ola Okike, Kingsley Agholor, Rukiyat Abdus-salam and Abdullahi Randawa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:533
  20. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of maternal mortality in low-income countries, and is the most common direct cause of maternal deaths in Madagascar. Studies in Madagascar and other low-income ...

    Authors: Sara V. Flanagan, Tina Razafinamanana, Charlotte Warren and Jana Smith
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:320
  21. Midwifery Units (MUs) are associated with optimal perinatal outcomes, improved service users’ and professionals’ satisfaction as well as being the most cost-effective option. However, they still do not represe...

    Authors: Laura Batinelli, Ellen Thaels, Nathalie Leister, Christine McCourt, Manila Bonciani and Lucia Rocca-Ihenacho
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:123
  22. Poor quality of care at health facilities is a barrier to pregnant women and their families accessing skilled care. Increasing evidence from low resource countries suggests care women receive during labor and ...

    Authors: Heather E. Rosen, Pamela F. Lynam, Catherine Carr, Veronica Reis, Jim Ricca, Eva S. Bazant and Linda A. Bartlett
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:306
  23. Mothers’ reports about pregnancy, maternity and their experiences during the perinatal period have been associated with infants’ later quality of attachment and development. Yet, there has been little research...

    Authors: Joana L. Gonçalves, Marina Fuertes, Maria João Alves, Sandra Antunes, Ana Rita Almeida, Rute Casimiro and Margarida Santos
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:276
  24. The impact of elective induction of labour at term on the increasing caesarean section (CS) rate is unclear. A Cochrane Systematic Review that concluded that elective induction was associated with a reduction ...

    Authors: Mary-Ann Davey and James King
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:92
  25. First childbirth in a woman’s life is one of the most important events in her life. It marks a turnaround when she might have to drop roles of career building and education, for motherhood and parenthood. The ...

    Authors: Adeniyi Francis Fagbamigbe and Erhabor Sunday Idemudia
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:102
  26. Women in pregnancy and postpartum have an increased vulnerability to develop an affective disorder. Affective disorders in pregnancy are associated with an increased risk of prematurity, dysmaturity (foetal we...

    Authors: Hanna M Heller, Annemieke van Straten, Christianne JM de Groot and Adriaan Honig
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:273
  27. In line with global trends, India has witnessed a sharp rise in caesarean section (CS) deliveries, especially in the private sector. Despite the urgent need for change, there are few published examples of priv...

    Authors: Abhishek Bhartia, Rinku Sen Gupta Dhar and Saru Bhartia
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:556
  28. Evidence-based advice on alcohol consumption is required for pregnant women and women planning a pregnancy. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence, predictors and perinatal outcomes associated with peri-con...

    Authors: Aoife Mullally, Brian J Cleary, Joe Barry, Tom P Fahey and Deirdre J Murphy
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:27
  29. Research in maternity care is often conducted in mixed low and high-risk or solely high-risk populations. This limits generalizability to the low-risk population of pregnant women receiving care from Dutch mid...

    Authors: A. Pouwels, P. Offerhaus, A. Merkx, B. Zeegers and M. J. Nieuwenhuijze
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:366
  30. The antenatal period is associated with a decline in physical activity among women. Midwives are viewed central to the dissemination of information during pregnancy, however, there is little research relating ...

    Authors: Marlize De Vivo and Hayley Mills
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:462
  31. Women living with HIV are at increased risk of poor mental health and intimate partner violence (IPV). Mental health disorders have been consistently associated with suboptimal HIV-related outcomes. Little is ...

    Authors: Angela M. Parcesepe, Evette Cordoba, John A. Gallis, Jennifer Headley, Berenger Tchatchou, John Hembling, Claudian Soffo and Joy Noel Baumgartner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:178
  32. Administration of magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) to women with imminent preterm birth at <34 weeks is an evidence-based antenatal neuroprotective strategy to prevent cerebral palsy....

    Authors: Katherine C. Teela, Dane A. De Silva, Katie Chapman, Anne R. Synnes, Diane Sawchuck, Melanie Basso, Robert M. Liston, Peter von Dadelszen and Laura A. Magee
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 15:347
  33. Prenatal genetic screens, including carrier screening (CS) and aneuploidy screening (AS), comprise an important component of reproductive healthcare delivery. Clinical practice guidelines emphasize the importa...

    Authors: Ruth M. Farrell, Madelyn Pierce, Christina Collart, Meng Yao, Marissa Coleridge, Edward K. Chien, Susannah S. Rose, Mary Lintel, Uma Perni and Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:806
  34. High-quality antenatal care (ANC) provides a lifesaving opportunity for women and their newborns through providing health promotion, disease prevention, and early diagnosis and treatment of pregnancy-related h...

    Authors: Resham B Khatri, Tesfaye S Mengistu and Yibeltal Assefa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:977
  35. Adverse pregnancy outcomes remain a prevalent health problem in Ethiopia. Mothers’ use of preconception care service has the potential to avert many of the adverse outcomes. However, the use of this service an...

    Authors: Tsrity Tadese Asresu, Desta Hailu, Berhe Girmay, Mulugeta Woldu Abrha and Haftom Gebrehiwot Weldearegay
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:347
  36. Rising caesarean-section rates worldwide are driven by non-medically indicated caesarean-sections. A systematic review concluded that the ten-group classification system (Robson) is the most appropriate for as...

    Authors: Zeina Jamaluddine, Gloria Paolucci, Ghada Ballout, Hussam Al-Fudoli, Louise T. Day, Akihiro Seita and Oona M. R. Campbell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:935
  37. Pregnant Mexican Americans (hereafter called Latinas) and Black/African American women are at increased risk for psychological distress, contributing to preterm birth and low birthweight; acculturative stress ...

    Authors: R. Jeanne Ruiz, Kristyn Grimes, Elizabeth Spurlock, Angela Stotts, Thomas F. Northrup, Yolanda Villarreal, Robert Suchting, Melissa Cernuch, Liza Rivera, Raymond P. Stowe and Rita H. Pickler
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:979
  38. Tanzania has a relatively high maternal mortality ratio of 410 per 100,000 live births. Severe postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal deaths, but in most cases, it is preventable. However, mo...

    Authors: Signe Egenberg, Gileard Masenga, Lars Edvin Bru, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø, Cecilia Mushi, Deodatus Massay and Pål Øian
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2017 17:287
  39. Community distribution of misoprostol to pregnant women in advance of labor is one of the compelling strategies for preventing postpartum hemorrhage. Concerns have been reported that misoprostol distribution c...

    Authors: Gizachew Tadele Tiruneh, Bereket Yakob, Wubegzier Mekonnen Ayele, Muluneh Yigzaw, Meselech Assegid Roro, Araya Abrha Medhanyi, Etenesh Gebreyohannes Hailu and Yibeltal Tebekaw Bayou
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019 19:404
  40. 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
  41. The first months postpartum can be challenging for parents, leading to elevated symptoms of parenting stress, depression and anxiety. In turn, distressed parents are at higher risk for providing suboptimal qua...

    Authors: Marjolein Missler, Annemieke van Straten, Jaap Denissen, Tara Donker and Roseriet Beijers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:658
  42. As COVID-19 continued to impact society and health, maternity care, as with many other healthcare sectors across the globe, experienced tumultuous changes. These changes have the potential to considerably impa...

    Authors: Sarah Jane Flaherty, Hannah Delaney, Karen Matvienko-Sikar and Valerie Smith
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:438
  43. 98% of the 2.6 million stillbirths per annum occur in low and middle income countries. However, understanding of risk factors for stillbirth in these settings is incomplete, hampering efforts to develop effect...

    Authors: Kushupika Dube, Tina Lavender, Kieran Blaikie, Christopher J. Sutton, Alexander E. P. Heazell and Rebecca M. D. Smyth
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:662
  44. The provision of optimal and quality services during labour, delivery and in the early neonatal period is highly required to accelerate the reduction of neonatal deaths and improve the quality of life of newbo...

    Authors: Bizuhan Gelaw Birhanu and Johanna Mmabojalwa Mathibe-Neke
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:328
  45. Prehospital obstetric events encountered by emergency medical services (EMS) can be high-risk patient presentations for which suboptimal care can cause substantial morbidity and mortality. The frequency of pre...

    Authors: Rebecca E. Cash, Robert A. Swor, Margaret Samuels-Kalow, David Eisenbrey, Anjali J. Kaimal and Carlos A. Camargo Jr
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:655
  46. Despite the introduction of evidence based guidelines and practical courses, the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage shows an increasing trend in developed countries. Substandard care is often found, which impl...

    Authors: Suzan M. de Visser, Mallory D. Woiski, Richard P. Grol, Frank P. H. A. Vandenbussche, Marlies E. J. L. Hulscher, Hubertina C. J. Scheepers and Rosella P. M. G. Hermens
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2018 18:49
  47. The perinatal period is a time of immense change, which can be a period of stress and vulnerability for mental health difficulties. Mindfulness-based interventions have shown promise for reducing distress, but...

    Authors: Marissa D. Sbrilli, Larissa G. Duncan and Heidemarie K. Laurent
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 20:623
  48. In Tanzania, substandard intrapartum management of foetal distress contributes to a third of perinatal deaths, and the majority are term deliveries. We conducted a criteria-based audit with feedback to determi...

    Authors: Andrew H. Mgaya, Helena Litorp, Hussein L. Kidanto, Lennarth Nyström and Birgitta Essén
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:343

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