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  1. The rising number of women giving birth at advanced maternal age has posed significant challenges in obstetric care in recent years, resulting in increased incidence of neonatal transfer to the Neonatal Intens...

    Authors: Yihong Wei, Shuai Xu, Wenjuan Sun and Fanzhen Hong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:390
  2. Negative childbirth experiences can be related to the onset of perinatal post-traumatic stress symptomatology (P-PTSS), which significantly impacts the mother and the infant. As a response in the face of the d...

    Authors: Maria Vega-Sanz, Ana Berastegui and Alvaro Sanchez-Lopez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:389
  3. There are few support interventions for women with fear of childbirth tailored towards type of fears and parity. To inform the future development of an acceptable and relevant intervention for women with sever...

    Authors: Carita Nordin-Remberger, Michael B. Wells, Joanne Woodford, Karin S. Lindelöf and Margareta Johansson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:388
  4. Labor induction is a common obstetric intervention aimed at initiating labor when spontaneous onset is delayed or deemed necessary for maternal or fetal well-being. Despite its widespread use, the practice’s i...

    Authors: Shweta Jaiswal, Willbroad Kyejo and Charles Kilewo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:387
  5. Existing research has shown that intimate partner violence (IPV) may hinder maternal access to healthcare services, thereby affecting maternal and child health. However, current studies have ignored whether em...

    Authors: Xinfang Xu, Di Liang, Saeed Anwar, Yanan Zhao and Jiayan Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:386
  6. Food insecurity is a state or condition in which people have limited or uncertain physical, social, and economic access to safe, sufficient, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs. Since no thorough e...

    Authors: Ataklti Gebretsadik Woldegebriel, Gebremedhin Gebreegziabiher Gebrehiwot, Ataklti Gessesse Teka, Hagos Amare Gebreyesus, Tesfay Teklemariam Weldeslassie, Abraham Aregay Desta, Haftamu Kebede Yigzaw, Nega Mamo Bezabih, Haylom Kahsay Baryau, Mekonnen Haileselassie and Mengish Bahresilase Gebregziabiher
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:385
  7. We sought to investigate the impact of individualized exercise guidance during pregnancy on the incidence of macrosomia and the mediating effect of gestational weight gain (GWG).

    Authors: Xuanjin Yang, Guifang Wang, Nana Liu, Yaxin Wang, Suhan Zhang, Hang Lin, Can Zhu, Li Liu, Yin Sun and Liangkun Ma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:384
  8. Neonatal sepsis is one of the most common causes of disease and death among neonates globally. And it made a great contribution to neonatal admission to intensive care units. To mitigate the ongoing neonatal c...

    Authors: Frehiwot Sisay Baheru, Bisrat Zeleke Shiferaw, Tigistu Toru and Fisha Alebel GebreEyesus
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:383
  9. Pain experienced by women in the perinatal period constitutes a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. The aim of the study was to assess conditions of pain locus of control and pain reduction in post-cesarean s...

    Authors: Anna Bogusława Pilewska-Kozak, Magdalena Dziurka, Agnieszka Bałanda –Bałdyga, Marta Joanna Monist, Ewelina Kopiel, Krzysztof Jurek, Anna Francesca Łęcka and Beata Dobrowolska
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:382
  10. Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a global health challenge, especially affecting females and children. We aimed to conduct an umbrella systematic review of available evidence on IDA’s prevalence in Iranian preg...

    Authors: Azadeh Dehghani, Roghayeh Molani-Gol, Maryam Rafraf, Fatemeh Mohammadi-Nasrabadi and Rahim Khodayari-Zarnaq
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:381
  11. Globally, disrespectful, and abusive childbirth practices negatively impact women’s health, create barriers to accessing health facilities, and contribute to poor birth experiences and adverse outcomes for bot...

    Authors: Ephrem Yohannes, Gonfa Moti, Gemechu Gelan, Debra K. Creedy, Laura Gabriel and Carolyn Hastie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:380
  12. Malaria during pregnancy is associated with poor maternal, foetal, and neonatal outcomes. To prevent malaria infection during pregnancy, the World Health Organization recommended the use of intermittent preven...

    Authors: Jean Claude Ndayishimiye and Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:379
  13. Postpartum physical activity is a public health issue. Reporting on the quality of exercise interventions designs must be ensured in view of the reproducibility and successful implementation of such studies. T...

    Authors: Carla Brites-Lagos, Cristiana Maranhão, Anna Szumilewicz and Rita Santos-Rocha
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:378
  14. Limited evidence exists regarding the association between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and elevated levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in newborns. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate th...

    Authors: Meng Yang, Zhongqiang Cao, Wanting Zhu, Xiaoyuan Feng, Jieqiong Zhou, Jiuying Liu, Yuanyuan Zhong, Yan Zhou, Hong Mei, Xiaonan Cai, Liqin Hu, Aifen Zhou and Han Xiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:375
  15. Pre-eclampsia and migraine share some similar aspects of pathophysiology such as vascular function, platelet activation, and enhanced clotting. A few observational studies from different demographics showed th...

    Authors: Shyamashree Biswas, Ranjana Singh and A. G. Radhika
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:373
  16. In the United States there are roughly three million births a year, ranging from cesarean to natural births. A major aspect of the birthing process is related to the healing environment, and how that helps or ...

    Authors: December Maxwell, Sarah R. Leat, Toni Gallegos and Regina T. Praetorius
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:372
  17. To explore a method for screening and diagnosing neonatal congenital heart disease (CHD) applicable to grassroots level, evaluate the prevalence of CHD, and establish a hierarchical management system for CHD s...

    Authors: Yun Cui, Xin-jian He, Le Wang, Yan-hui Fan, Jiao-yang Chen, Ning Zhao, Shuai Zhang, Lei Liu, Jie Yao, Zhe Ren, Di Fan, Jing Chen and Xinjian He
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:371
  18. To ascertain and explore the views of women and their partners, giving birth in the Czech Republic, of the level of respectful or disrespectful care provided during pregnancy and early labour.

    Authors: Deirdre Daly, Natalie Sedlicka, Kateřina Švanderlíková, PetraAnn Ann Kovařčíková, Radka Wilhelmová and Cecily Begley
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:370
  19. 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
  20. Stillbirth rates remain a global priority and in Australia, progress has been slow. Risk factors of stillbirth are unique in Australia due to large areas of remoteness, and limited resource availability affect...

    Authors: Anneka Bowman, Thomas Sullivan, Maria Makrides, Vicki Flenady, Emily Shepherd, Karen Hawke, Deanna Stuart-Butler, Cathy Leane and Philippa Middleton
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:368
  21. In the U.S., employees often return to work within 8–12 weeks of giving birth, therefore, it is critical that workplaces provide support for employees combining breastfeeding and work. The Affordable Care Act ...

    Authors: Emily L. Ashby, Sritha Donepudi and Heather M. Padilla
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:367
  22. The potential effect modification of sleep on the relationship between anxiety and elevated blood pressure (BP) in pregnancy is understudied. We evaluated the relationship between anxiety, insomnia, and short ...

    Authors: Hayley E. Miller, Samantha L. Simpson, Janet Hurtado, Ana Boncompagni, Jane Chueh, Chi-Hung Shu, Fiona Barwick, Stephanie A. Leonard, Brendan Carvalho, Pervez Sultan, Nima Aghaeepour, Maurice Druzin and Danielle M. Panelli
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:366
  23. Fetal movement monitoring is one of the strategies used to assess the fetus’s health. Until now, most studies focused on the decreased fetal movement and neonatal outcome, although this systematic review and m...

    Authors: Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh, Omid Kohandel Gargari, Marzieh Jamali, Fatemeh Farrokh, Nasim Eshraghi, Fatemeh Asadi, Masoumeh Mirzamoradi, Seyed Jafar Razavi, Marjan Ghaemi, Sudabeh Kazemi Aski, Zahra Panhi and Gholam Reza Habibi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:365
  24. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the more common neuropsychiatric disorders in women of reproductive age. Our objective was to compare perinatal outcomes between women with an ADHD dia...

    Authors: Uri Amikam, Ahmad Badeghiesh, Haitham Baghlaf, Richard Brown and Michael H. Dahan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:364
  25. Preterm birth (PTB) contributes to nearly 11% of all deliveries in the world. The majority of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) remains unexplained. Risk factors include abnormal body mass index (BMI), short ce...

    Authors: Nurul Iftida Basri, Rima Anggrena Dasrilsyah, Amilia Afzan Mohd Jamil and Charmaine Sook Yee Leong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:363
  26. Intact cord resuscitation in the first three minutes of life improves oxygenation and Apgar scores. The practise of intact cord resuscitation implies the umbilical cord still being connected to the placenta fo...

    Authors: Katarina Patriksson, Ola Andersson, Li Thies-Lagergren and Maria Rönnerhag
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:362
  27. The influence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) on postpartum cardiometabolic indicators is primarily restricted to glucose and lipid metabolism, however the indicators for liver and kidney function have ...

    Authors: Xiayan Yu, Wenjing Qiang, Kexin Gong, Yidan Cao, Shuangqin Yan, Guopeng Gao, Fangbiao Tao and Beibei Zhu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:361
  28. Physical activity (PA) interventions have an encouraging role in gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) management. Digital technologies can potentially be used at scale to support PA. The aim of this study was t...

    Authors: Ralph Smith, Rebecca Gould, Yvonne Kenworthy, Nerys Astbury, Iwan Smith, Jacqueline Birks, Paul Bateman, Jane E. Hirst, Susan Jebb, Moscho Michalopoulou, Richard Pulsford, Cristian Roman, Mauro Santos, Nicola Wango, Amy Wire and Lucy Mackillop
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:360
  29. Respectful Maternal and Neonatal Care (RMNC) maintains and respects a pregnant person’s dignity, privacy, informed choice, and confidentiality free from harm and mistreatment. It strives for a positive pregnan...

    Authors: Matthea Roemer, Uri Eduardo Ramírez Pasos, Inviolata Wanyama, Esther Lubambi, Angela Argenziano and Patricia Lledo Weber
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:359
  30. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) are the most common cause of postpartum readmission. Prior research led to clinical guidelines for postpartum management; however, the patient experience is often miss...

    Authors: Radhika Viswanathan, Sarah E. Little, Louise Wilkins-Haug, Ellen W. Seely and Saba H. Berhie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:358
  31. 60% of women in Papua New Guinea (PNG) give birth unsupervised and outside of a health facility, contributing to high national maternal and perinatal mortality rates. We evaluated a practical, hospital-based o...

    Authors: Kamalini Lokuge, Freda Wemin, Grace Joshy and Glen DL Mola
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:357
  32. Malaria in pregnancy can have adverse outcomes if untreated. Both malaria and pregnancy are associated with insulin resistance and diabetes. Although malaria is treated prophylactically with gestational diabet...

    Authors: Nelson Ekow Kumah, Evans Kofi Agbeno, Leonard Derkyi-Kwarteng, Ebenezer Aniakwaa-Bonsu, Sampson Kafui Djonor and Samuel Acquah
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:356
  33. Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) has been clinically available in Australia on a user-pays basis since 2012. There are numerous providers, with available tests ranging from targeted NIPT (only trisomies 21...

    Authors: Molly Johnston, Lisa Hui, Hilary Bowman-Smart, Michelle Taylor-Sands, Mark D. Pertile and Catherine Mills
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:355
  34. Preeclampsia (PE), an obstetric disorder, remains one of the leading causes of maternal and infant mortality worldwide. In individuals with PE, the coagulation-fibrinolytic system is believed to be among the m...

    Authors: Ermiyas Alemayehu, Ousman Mohammed, Melaku Ashagrie Belete, Zewudu Mulatie, Habtu Debash, Alemu Gedefie, Daniel Gebretsadik Weldehanna, Bruktawit Eshetu, Agumas Shibabaw, Saba Gebremichael Tekele, Mihret Tilahun and Hussen Ebrahim
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:354
  35. Non-consented care, a form of obstetric violence involving the lack of informed consent for procedures, is a common but little-understood phenomenon in the global public health arena. The aim of this secondary...

    Authors: Marian Marian, Kathryn M. Barker, Elizabeth Reed, Amanda C. McClain, Rebecka Lundgren, Samantha Hurst and Ramona L. Pérez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:353
  36. Posttraumatic stress (PTS) and anxiety are common mental health problems among parents of babies admitted to a neonatal unit (NNU). This review aimed to identify sociodemographic, pregnancy and birth, and psyc...

    Authors: Reem Malouf, Sian Harrison, Victoria Pilkington, Charles Opondo, Chris Gale, Alan Stein, Linda S. Franck and Fiona Alderdice
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:352
  37. Anemia remains a major global public health issue, affecting around 24.8% of the world’s population in both developing and developed countries. Pregnant women in developing countries are particularly susceptib...

    Authors: Mohamed Mussa Abdilahi, Jonah Kiruja, Badra Osman Farah, Farduus Mohamed Abdirahman, Ahmed Ismail Mohamed, Jama Mohamed and Abdeta Muktar Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:332
  38. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the oral probiotic effect on pregnancy outcomes in pregnant women undergoing cerclage compared to placebo.

    Authors: Raziyeh Vanda, Tahora Dastani, Seyed-Abdolvahab Taghavi, Hossein Sadeghi, Nicky Lambert and Fatemeh Bazarganipour
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:311
  39. Plasma microRNAs act as biomarkers for predicting and diagnosing diseases. Reliable non-invasive biomarkers for biochemical pregnancy loss have not been established. We aim to analyze the dynamic microRNA prof...

    Authors: Lang Shen, Hong Zeng, Yu Fu, Wenmin Ma, Xiaoling Guo, Guoqun Luo, Rui Hua, Xiaocong Wang, Xiao Shi, Biao Wu, Chen Luo and Song Quan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:351
  40. Access to maternity care in the U.S. remains inequitable, impacting over two million women in maternity care “deserts." Living in these areas, exacerbated by hospital closures and workforce shortages, heighten...

    Authors: Jazmin Fontenot, Christina Brigance, Ripley Lucas and Ashley Stoneburner
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:350
  41. Contemporary estimates of diabetes mellitus (DM) rates in pregnancy are lacking in Canada. Accordingly, this study examined trends in the rates of type 1 (T1DM), type 2 (T2DM) and gestational (GDM) DM in Canad...

    Authors: Chantal RM Nelson, Susie Dzakpasu, Aideen M. Moore, Elizabeth K. Darling, Wesley Edwards, Phil Murphy, Heather Scott, Michiel Van Den Hof and Joel G. Ray
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:349
  42. 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
  43. The implementation of universal screening for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is challenged by several factors key amongst which is limited resources, hence the continued reliance on risk factor-based scre...

    Authors: Bruno Basil, Izuchukwu Nnachi Mba, Blessing Kenechi Myke-Mbata, Simeon Adelani Adebisi and Efosa Kenneth Oghagbon
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:346
  44. Climate change, particularly global warming, is amongst the greatest threats to human health. While short-term effects of heat exposure in pregnancy, such as preterm birth, are well documented, long-term effec...

    Authors: Nicholas Brink, Darshnika P. Lakhoo, Ijeoma Solarin, Gloria Maimela, Peter von Dadelszen, Shane Norris and Matthew F. Chersich
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:344
  45. Vitrification procedures decrease intracytoplasmic lipid content and impair developmental competence. Adding fatty acids (FAs) to the warming solution has been shown to recover the lipid content of the cytopla...

    Authors: Kenji Ezoe, Sachie Onogi, Ayano Sawado, Ayumi Amagai and Keiichi Kato
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:343

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