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  1. Caesarean section (CS) is an intervention to reduce maternal and perinatal mortality, for complicated pregnancy and labour. We analysed trends in the prevalence of birth by CS in Ghana from 1998 to 2014.

    Authors: Joshua Okyere, Henry Ofori Duah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah and Eugene Budu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:64

    Content type: Research

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  2. Considering the importance of sexual function, high prevalence of sexual dysfunction (especially dyspareunia caused by atrophic vaginitis) in breastfeeding women, and lack of effective interventions, the prese...

    Authors: Arezu Mesbahi, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Zahra Ghorbani and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:62

    Content type: Research

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  3. The use of deworming drugs is one of the important antenatal strategies in preventing anaemia in pregnancy. Little is known about the factors associated with the use of deworming drugs, which accounts for the ...

    Authors: Vicent Bankanie and Fabiola Vincent Moshi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:60

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Given that maternal mortality is a major global health concern, multiple measures including antenatal care visits have been promoted by the global community. However, most pregnant women in Ghana and other sub...

    Authors: Precious Adade Duodu, Jonathan Bayuo, Josephine Aboagye Mensah, Livingstone Aduse-Poku, Francis Arthur-Holmes, Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Nutifafa Eugene Yaw Dey, Pascal Agbadi and Jerry John Nutor

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:59

    Content type: Research

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  5. Breast milk feeding has numerous benefits for women and infants. Positive maternal experiences with breast milk feeding impacts exclusivity, duration, and maternal mental health. Most research focuses on women...

    Authors: Lisa A. Anders, Karen Robinson, Jennifer M. Ohlendorf and Lisa Hanson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:58

    Content type: Research

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  6. Uterine afterpains are among the most prevalent complaints after natural vaginal delivery. Non-pharmacological treatment modalities to relieve afterpains are an important care priority. This study was conducte...

    Authors: Neda Sharifi, Narjes Bahri, Fatemeh Hadizadeh-Talasaz, Hoda Azizi, Hossein Nezami and Hamid Reza Tohidinik

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:57

    Content type: Research

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  7. Maternal mortality remains high in sub-Saharan African countries, including Guinea. Skilled birth attendance (SBA) is one of the crucial interventions to avert preventable obstetric complications and related m...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eugene Budu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:56

    Content type: Research

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  8. Over half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and 18% result in termination of pregnancy (TOP). Some women seek TOP, but ultimately continue their pregnancy. Data are limited about their ut...

    Authors: Marika Toscano, Jillian Wood, Sara Spielman, Rita Ferri, Natalie Whaley and Neil S. Seligman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:53

    Content type: Research

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  9. Globally, mobile health (mHealth) applications are known for their potential to improve healthcare providers’ access to relevant and reliable health information. Besides, electronic decision support tools, suc...

    Authors: Aurore Nishimwe, Latifat Ibisomi, Marc Nyssen and Daphney Nozizwe Conco

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:52

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Lockdowns, pregnant women’s fear from hospitalization in addition to uncertainties about appropriate birthing practices at the beginning of the pandemic may have affected the health outcomes of mother-infant c...

    Authors: Siddika Songül Yalçin, Perran Boran, Başak Tezel, Tuba Esra Şahlar, Pınar Özdemir, Bekir Keskinkiliç and Fatih Kara

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:51

    Content type: Research

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  11. Congenital gastrointestinal obstruction (CGIO) mainly refers to the stenosis or atresia of any part from the esophagus to the anus and is one of the most common surgical causes in the neonatal period. The conc...

    Authors: Xinyue Meng and Lili Jiang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:50

    Content type: Research

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  12. Childbirth pain and anxiety are often unnatural, as opposed to being one of the most practical ways to use non-pharmacological methods. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of virtual reality...

    Authors: Atefeh Ebrahimian, Roghaieh Rahmani Bilandi, Mohammad Reza Rahmani Bilandī and Zahra Sabzeh

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:49

    Content type: Research

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  13. The potential protective effect of mediolateral episiotomy for obstetrical anal sphincter injuries (OASIs) remains controversial during operative vaginal delivery because of the difficulties to take into accou...

    Authors: Thomas Desplanches, Laetitia Marchand-Martin, Emilie-Denise Szczepanski, Marie Ruillier, Jonathan Cottenet, Denis Semama, Emmanuel Simon, Catherine Quantin and Paul Sagot

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:48

    Content type: Research

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  14. Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) is effective in increasing natural childbirth in pregnant women with high fear of childbirth (FOC) as compared to enhanced care as usual (ECAU). We aimed to ex...

    Authors: Irena K. Veringa-Skiba, Kelly Ziemer, Esther I. de Bruin, Ed J. de Bruin and Susan M. Bögels

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:47

    Content type: Research

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  15. Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is prevalent with lasting health implications for the mother and offspring. Medical nutrition therapy is the foundation of GDM management yet achieving optimal glycaemic con...

    Authors: Cathy Latino, Emily J. Gianatti, Shailender Mehta, Johnny Lo, Amanda Devine and Claus Christophersen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:46

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. An increasing body of evidence suggests that cholesterol intake increases during pregnancy and may influence the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). However, existing evidence remains controversial an...

    Authors: Yiqi Zhang, Xi Lan, Fei Li, Hong Sun, Ju Zhang, Run Li, Yan Gao, Hongli Dong, Congjie Cai and Guo Zeng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:45

    Content type: Research

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  17. Evidence has shown that male involvement is associated with improved maternal health outcomes. In rural Tanzania, men are the main decision makers and may determine women’s access to health services and ultima...

    Authors: Maendeleo Boniphace, Dismas Matovelo, Rose Laisser, Victoria Yohani, Hadija Swai, Leonard Subi, Zabroni Masatu, Sylvia Tinka, Hannah Faye G. Mercader, Jennifer L. Brenner and Jennifer L. Mitchell

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:44

    Content type: Research

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  18. Available research on the contribution of traditional midwifery to safe motherhood focuses on retraining and redefining traditional midwives, assuming cultural prominence of Western ways. Our objective was to ...

    Authors: Iván Sarmiento, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Abraham de Jesús García, Nadia Maciel Paulino, Felipe René Serrano de los Santos, José Legorreta-Soberanis, Germán Zuluaga, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:43

    Content type: Research

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  19. In Canada, there has been a significant increase in the training of Indigenous doulas, who provide continuous, culturally appropriate support to Indigenous birthing people during pregnancy, birth, and the post...

    Authors: Caroline Fidan Tyler Doenmez, Jaime Cidro, Stephanie Sinclair, Ashley Hayward, Larissa Wodtke and Alexandra Nychuk

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:41

    Content type: Research

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  20. In recent years, extensive studies have been designed and performed in the context of providing midwifery care in developed countries, which has been unfortunately neglected in some low resources and upper mid...

    Authors: Shahla Khosravi, Farah Babaey, Parvin Abedi, Zohreh Mazaheri Kalahroodi and Saeideh Sadat Hajimirzaie

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:40

    Content type: Research article

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  21. In Tanzania, birth asphyxia is a leading cause of neonatal death. The aim of this study was to identify factors that influence successful neonatal resuscitation to inform clinical practice and reduce the incid...

    Authors: Jan Becker, Chase Becker, Florin Oprescu, Chiung-Jung (Jo) Wu, James Moir, Meshak Shimwela and Marion Gray

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:39

    Content type: Research

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  22. The depression mood during their second and third trimesters has a negative impact on both the mother and her child. Compared with pregnant women in urban areas, rural pregnant women who are in more disadvanta...

    Authors: Fang Chang, Xin Fan, Yi Zhang, Bin Tang and Xiyuan Jia

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:38

    Content type: Research

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  23. Essential newborn care (ENC) is a package of interventions which should be provided for every newborn baby regardless of body size or place of delivery immediately after birth and should be continued for at le...

    Authors: Binyam Fekadu, Ismael Ali, Zergu Tafesse and Hailemariam Segni

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:37

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Recently, the combination of deep learning and time-lapse imaging provides an objective, standard and scientific solution for embryo selection. However, the reported studies were based on blastocyst formation ...

    Authors: Bo Huang, Shunyuan Zheng, Bingxin Ma, Yongle Yang, Shengping Zhang and Lei Jin

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:36

    Content type: Research

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  25. Parents of babies admitted to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) undergo considerable stress. There is evidence that mindfulness reduces stress in these parents. Kangaroo Care (KC) is practiced in NICUs ac...

    Authors: Marc-Antoine Landry, Kumar Kumaran, Juzer M. Tyebkhan, Valerie Levesque and Marcello Spinella

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:35

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The rate of second stage caesarean section (CS) is rising with associated increases in maternal and neonatal morbidity, which may be related to impaction of the fetal head in the maternal pelvis. In the last 1...

    Authors: Anastasia Martin, Diane Nzelu, Annette Briley, Graham Tydeman and Andrew Shennan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:34

    Content type: Research

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  27. COVID-19 vaccines are advised for pregnant women in the United Kingdom (UK) however COVID-19 vaccine uptake among pregnant women is inadequate.

    Authors: Helen Skirrow, Sara Barnett, Sadie Bell, Lucia Riaposova, Sandra Mounier-Jack, Beate Kampmann and Beth Holder

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:33

    Content type: Research

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  28. The burden of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) appears to be increasing in India and may be related to the double burden of malnutrition. The population-based incidence and risk factors of GDM, particularly...

    Authors: Stuti Bahl, Neeta Dhabhai, Sunita Taneja, Pratima Mittal, Rupali Dewan, Jasmine Kaur, Ritu Chaudhary, Nita Bhandari and Ranadip Chowdhury

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:32

    Content type: Research

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  29. Globally, amidst increased utilization of facility-based maternal care services, there is continued need to better understand women’s experience of care in places of birth. Quantitative surveys may not suffici...

    Authors: Ashley Hagaman, Humberto Gonzalez Rodriguez, Clare Barrington, Kavita Singh, Abiy Seifu Estifanos, Dorka Woldesenbet Keraga, Abiyou Kiflie Alemayehu, Mehiret Abate, Befikadu Bitewulign, Pierre Barker and Hema Magge

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:31

    Content type: Research

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  30. Antenatal care (ANC) is a health care intervention intended to ensure the safety of pregnancy. According to the World Health Organization, at least four ANC visits are recommended for a healthy pregnancy. Howe...

    Authors: Assaye Belay, Tessema Astatkie, Solomon Abebaw, Bekele Gebreamanule and Wegayehu Enbeyle

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:30

    Content type: Research

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  31. Obesity in pregnancy is common, with more than 50% of pregnant women being overweight or obese. Obesity has been identified as an independent predictor of dysfunctional labor and is associated with increased r...

    Authors: Whitney Cowman, Sabrina M. Scroggins, Wendy S. Hamilton, Alexandra E. Karras, Noelle C. Bowdler, Eric J. Devor, Mark K. Santillan and Donna A. Santillan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:29

    Content type: Research

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  32. Preconception care helps to close the gaps in a continuum of care. It is of paramount importance to reduce maternal and child adverse pregnancy outcomes, increase the utilization of services such as antenatal ...

    Authors: Firanbon Teshome, Zewdie Birhanu and Yohannes Kebede

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:28

    Content type: Research

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  33. To establish the reference ranges and evaluate the efficacy of the fetal facial sonomarkers prenasal thickness (PT), nasal bone length (NBL), PT/NBL ratio and NBL/PT ratio for Down syndrome screening in the se...

    Authors: Savitree Pranpanus, Kanokkarn Keatkongkaew and Manaphat Suksai

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:27

    Content type: Research

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  34. Postpartum urinary retention (PUR) may lead to bladder neuromuscular damage and subsequently voiding dysfunction. However, the literature regarding the incidence of and risk factors for PUR remains unclear. Mo...

    Authors: Dan Cao, Lin Rao, Jiaqi Yuan, Dandan Zhang and Bangchun Lu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:26

    Content type: Research article

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  35. To determine how various centile cut points on the INTERGROWTH-21st (INTERGROWTH), World Health Organization (WHO), and Hadlock fetal growth charts predict perinatal morbidity/mortality, and how this relates t...

    Authors: Jessica Liauw, Chantal Mayer, Arianne Albert, Ariadna Fernandez and Jennifer A. Hutcheon

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:25

    Content type: Research

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  36. Current research on perinatal depression rarely pays attention to the continuity and volatility of depression symptoms over time, which is very important for the early prediction and prognostic evaluation of p...

    Authors: Lan Hong, Tao Le, Yinping Lu, Xiang Shi, Ludan Xiang, Meng Liu, Wenmiao Zhang, Meixi Zhou, Jiangling Wang, Dongwu Xu, Xin Yu and Ke Zhao

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:24

    Content type: Research

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  37. Blood glucose levels during pregnancy may reflect the severity of insulin secretory defects and/or insulin resistance during gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) pregnancy. We hypothesized that suboptimal glyce...

    Authors: Chadakarn Phaloprakarn and Siriwan Tangjitgamol

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:22

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Venous thromboembolism often develops after surgery and childbirth, resulting in death in some cases. Although early deep vein thrombosis (DVT) detection can predict pulmonary thromboembolism, there is no earl...

    Authors: Keisuke Miyamoto, Hiroaki Komatsu, Masayo Okawa, Yuki Iida, Daiken Osaku, Yukihiro Azuma, Takako Tsuneto, Takashi Harada, Fuminori Taniguchi and Tasuku Harada

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:21

    Content type: Research

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  39. The success of antiretroviral therapy has normalized pregnancy among women living with HIV (WWH) with a very low risk of perinatal transmission of HIV. Despite these advances, WWH still face complex medical an...

    Authors: Ellen Moseholm, Inka Aho, Åsa Mellgren, Gitte Pedersen, Terese L. Katzenstein, Isik S. Johansen, Diana Bach, Merete Storgaard and Nina Weis

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:20

    Content type: Research

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  40. Subacute thyroiditis (SAT) is rarely diagnosed in pregnant women, and only 7 cases have been reported to date. Thyroid dysfunction, especially hyperthyroidism, during pregnancy has been associated with both ma...

    Authors: Chao-Fang Bai, Guang-Hui Shen, Ying Yang, Ke Yang, Melvin R Hayden and Xing-Qian Geng

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:19

    Content type: Case report

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  41. Antenatal care (ANC) is crucial for the health of the mother and unborn child as it delivers highly effective health interventions that can prevent maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. In 2002, the Wo...

    Authors: Elizabeth Kasagama, Jim Todd and Jenny Renju

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:18

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Unplanned pregnancy is a public health issue that has detrimental implications for the mother and baby alike. However, few studies have been conducted in The Gambia on this subject. As a result, the prevalence...

    Authors: Amadou Barrow, Amienatta Jobe, Sulayman Barrow, Ebrima Touray and Michael Ekholuenetale

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:17

    Content type: Research

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  43. The Sustainable development goals, which focus strongly on equity, aim to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030. However, a significant cause of intergenerational transfer of malnutrition, anaemia in pregnancy...

    Authors: Gayani Shashikala Amarasinghe, Thilini Chanchala Agampodi, Vasana Mendis, Krishanthi Malawanage, Chamila Kappagoda and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:16

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  44. Unequal placental territory in monochorionic diamniotic twins is a primary cause of selective fetal growth restriction (sFGR), and vascular anastomoses play important role in determining sFGR prognosis. This s...

    Authors: Xueju Wang, Luyao Li, Pengbo Yuan, Yangyu Zhao and Yuan Wei

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:15

    Content type: Research

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  45. Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is predominately known as a respiratory disease associated with pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome and multiorgan failure. However, extra-pulmonary complications...

    Authors: Parisa Dini, Soheila Aminimoghaddam, Zahra Mirzaasgari, Neda Rahimian, Samaneh Tanhapour Khotbehsara and Meysam Abolmaali

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2022 22:14

    Content type: Case report

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