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  1. Home delivery has been associated with mother-to-child transmission of HIV and remains high among HIV-infected women. Predictors for home delivery in the context of HIV have not been fully studied and understo...

    Authors: Agnes Napyo Kasede, Thorkild Tylleskär, David Mukunya, Josephine Tumuhamye, Grace Ndeezi, Anna Agnes Ojok Arach, Paul Waako and James K. Tumwine

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:763

    Content type: Research

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  2. Infection with SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy can lead to a severe condition in the patient, which is challenging for obstetricians and anaesthesiologists. Upon severe COVID-19 and a lack of improvement after mul...

    Authors: Anna Rosner-Tenerowicz, Tomasz Fuchs, Aleksandra Zimmer-Stelmach, Michał Pomorski, Martyna Trzeszcz, Jacek Zwierzchowski and Mariusz Zimmer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:760

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) is the most commonly occurring congenital anomaly in Europe and a major paediatric health care concern. Investigations are needed to enable identification of CHD risk factors as ...

    Authors: Hafi Saad, Marlene Sinclair and Brendan Bunting

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:759

    Content type: Research

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  4. There is a high prevalence of antenatal depression in low-or-middle-income countries, but information about risk factors in these settings is still lacking. The purpose of this study is to measure the prevalen...

    Authors: Sage Wyatt, Truls Ostbye, Vijitha De Silva, Prabodha Lakmali and Qian Long

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:758

    Content type: Research

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  5. Prenatal diagnosis of fetal abnormalities is a critical and stressful event for women. Most pregnant women are concerned about fetal abnormalities and screening tests. Due to the importance of anxiety reductio...

    Authors: Arezoo Bayat, Leila Amiri-Farahani, Mehdi Soleimani, Nooshin Eshraghi and Shima Haghani

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:757

    Content type: Research

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  6. Although the use of prenatal ultrasound services has increased in low- income and lower middle-income countries, there has not been a concurrent improvement in perinatal mortality. It remains unknown whether i...

    Authors: Delia Horn, Erika Edwards, Renny Ssembatya, Kristen DeStigter, Anne Dougherty and Danielle Ehret

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:756

    Content type: Research

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  7. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the financial insecurity of women and their families globally. Some studies have explored the impact of financial strain among pregnant women, in particular, during the pa...

    Authors: Laura Johnson

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:755

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Although compelling evidence shows that exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy is detrimental to both physical and mental health of the victims and their fetuses, studies on negative impa...

    Authors: Claire Bahati, Josias Izabayo, Japhet Niyonsenga, Vincent Sezibera and Léon Mutesa

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:754

    Content type: Research

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  9. Preconception care (PCC) is a form of preventive health care that is offered to women and couples before conception, with the aim of improving their health status and mitigating various risk factors that could...

    Authors: J. K. Okemo, D. Kamya, A. M. Mwaniki and M. Temmerman

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:752

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The lifestyle of the mother during pregnancy can affectthe health of their baby. Since lifestyle change is a sociocultural act and the motivations associated with lifestyle patterns during pregnancy cannot be ...

    Authors: Razieh Bagherzadeh, Tayebeh Gharibi, Bahare Safavi, Seyyedeh Zahra Mohammadi, Fatemeh Karami and Sedigheh Keshavarz

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:751

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The task of modern medicine is not just to heal, but also to improve the patient’s well-being and achieve non-medical goals in the therapy process that enable effective physical, mental and social functioning ...

    Authors: Grażyna Iwanowicz-Palus, Mariola Mróz, Agnieszka Bień and Krzysztof Jurek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:750

    Content type: Research article

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  12. We aimed to identify the 2001–2013 incidence trend, and characteristics associated with adolescent pregnancies reported by 20–24-year-old women.

    Authors: Wilton Pérez, Katarina Ekholm Selling, Elmer Zelaya Blandón, Rodolfo Peña, Mariela Contreras, Lars-Åke Persson, Oleg Sysoev and Carina Källestål

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:749

    Content type: Research

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  13. Maternal health services are essential for reducing maternal and newborn mortality. However, maternal health service status in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remains poorly understood. This study a...

    Authors: Fuyu Guo, Xinran Qi, Huayi Xiong, Qiwei He, Tingkai Zhang, Siyu Zou, Hanyu Wang, Rie Takesue and Kun Tang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:748

    Content type: Research

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  14. Maternal hypotension after spinal anaesthesia occurs at a high rate during caesarean delivery and can lead to adverse maternal or foetal outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the optimal dose of spi...

    Authors: Xiaoyu Zhang, Jianwei Wang, Xiao-Hu An, Yu-Chieh Chao, Yong Bian, Zifeng Xu and Tao Xu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:746

    Content type: Research

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  15. Seasonal influenza can circulate in parallel with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in winter. In the context of COVID-19 pandemic, the risk of co-infection and the burden it poses on healthcare system calls for ...

    Authors: Ruitong Wang, Liyuan Tao, Na Han, Jihong Liu, Chuanxiang Yuan, Lixia Deng, Chunhua Han, Fenglan Sun, Liqun Chi, Min Liu and Jue Liu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:745

    Content type: Research

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  16. A retrospective study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness and feasibility of fibroid enucleation in the anterior wall of the uterus by transverse uterine incision during cesarean section.

    Authors: Yan Dai, Li Xia, Jinxiao Lin, Rongli Xu and Wenqiang You

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:744

    Content type: Research

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  17. Incorporation of the patient voice is urgently needed in a broad array of health care settings, but it is particularly lacking in the obstetrical literature. Systematically derived information about patients’ ...

    Authors: Raj Shree, Kendra Hatfield-Timajchy, Alina Brewer, Eleni Tsigas and Marianne Vidler

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:743

    Content type: Research

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  18. Constipation during pregnancy is not uncommon. Usually, this does not warrant extensive evaluation and settles with minor interventions or lifestyle modifications. Severe fecal impaction in chronically constip...

    Authors: Mohamed Rishard, Thalagala Kossinnage Maheeka Kossinna, Mohamed Nazar Latiff, Susantha De Silva and Mohamed Hilmy Mohamed Asmath

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:742

    Content type: Case report

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  19. In utero Cytomegalovirus (CMV) vertical transmission occurs predominantly during primary maternal infection. There are no known non-invasive methods for diagnosis of fetal infection before delivery, however so...

    Authors: Rita Zlatkin, Efraim Bilavsky, Joseph Pardo, Lina Salman, Ron Bardin, Eran Hadar and Anat Shmueli

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:741

    Content type: Research

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  20. Somali women deliver at greater gestational age with limited information on the associated perinatal mortality. Our objective is to compare perinatal mortality among Somali women with the population rates.

    Authors: Stephen Contag, Rahel Nardos, Irina A. Buhimschi and Jennifer Almanza

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:740

    Content type: Research

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  21. The number of congenital syphilis (CS) cases in the United States are increasing. Effective prevention of CS requires routine serologic testing and treatment of infected pregnant women. The Centers for Disease...

    Authors: Opeyemi C. Ojo, Janet N. Arno, Guoyu Tao, Chirag G. Patel and Brian E. Dixon

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:739

    Content type: Research

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  22. Young female cancer survivors are at a disproportionate risk of suffering significant psychological distress following treatment, particularly fears of cancer recurrence (FCR). While previous research has esta...

    Authors: Ruth Naomi Vanstone, Karen Fergus, Noor Niyar N. Ladhani and Ellen Warner

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:738

    Content type: Research

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  23. Ralstonia mannitolilytica, a newly emerging opportunistic pathogen worldwide, has been reported to be responsible for human pneumonia, septicemia and meningitis. This is the first report of a case of Ralstonia m...

    Authors: Shenglan Zhou, Dongmei Tang, Sumei Wei, Zhengchang Hu, Xuemei Wang and Dan Luo

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:737

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Oxytocin is widely used for induction and augmentation of labour, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we examined the effect of intra-partum O...

    Authors: Constance Burgod, Stuti Pant, Maria Moreno Morales, Paolo Montaldo, Phoebe Ivain, Ramyia Elangovan, Paul Bassett and Sudhin Thayyil

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:736

    Content type: Research

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  25. To compare universal screening with selective risk factor based screening for GDM, using the one-step 75 g oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT).

    Authors: Silas Alegu Nwali, Robinson Chukwudi Onoh, Ikechukwu Bo Dimejesi, Vitus Okwuchukwu Obi, Sunday Emmanuel Jombo and Oghenevwogaga Obukohwo Edenya

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:735

    Content type: Research

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  26. The incidence of eclampsia and its adverse maternal outcomes are very high in developing countries, particularly in Subsaharan African Countries. Identifying predictors for adverse maternal outcomes of eclamps...

    Authors: Yisfa Getaneh, Elfalet Fekadu, Adamu Takele Jemere, Zelalem Mengistu, Gebrekidan Ewnetu Tarekegn and Mohammed Oumer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:734

    Content type: Research

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  27. The unregistered population remains under-researched because of its “invisible” status in statistics. Studies on perinatal health outcomes of unregistered women remains particularly limited. Our objectives wer...

    Authors: Claudia Schoenborn, Myriam De Spiegelaere and Judith Racape

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:733

    Content type: Research

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  28. Pregnancies in women over 35 years of age are becoming more frequent. The majority of studies point to an age of 35 as a provider of obstetric and neonatal complications. But several confounding factors are no...

    Authors: Mélanie Vandekerckhove, Mélanie Guignard, Marie-Sophie Civadier, Alexandra Benachi and Jean Bouyer

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:732

    Content type: Research

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  29. India, being a developing country, presents a disquiet picture of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. The majority of maternal and neonatal mortality could be avoided if the continuum of care (CoC) ...

    Authors: Ajinkya Kothavale and Trupti Meher

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:731

    Content type: Research

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  30. Indonesia, the largest archipelago globally with a decentralized health system, faces a stagnant high maternal mortality ratio (MMR). The disparity factors among regions and inequities in access have deterred ...

    Authors: Ratnasari D. Cahyanti, Widyawati Widyawati and Mohammad Hakimi

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:730

    Content type: Research

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  31. First 1000 Days is a systems-oriented program starting in early pregnancy lasting through the first 24 months of infancy focused on preventing obesity and related risk factors among low income, mother-infant p...

    Authors: Meg Simione, Laura Moreno-Galarraga, Meghan Perkins, Sarah N. Price, Man Luo, Milton Kotelchuck, Tiffany L. Blake-Lamb and Elsie M. Taveras

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:729

    Content type: Research

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  32. Healthy women with low risk singleton pregnancies are offered a midwife-led birth model at our department. Exclusion criteria for midwife-led births include a range of abnormalities in medical history and duri...

    Authors: Ann-Katrin Morr, Nicole Malah, Andrea Manuela Messer, Annina Etter, Martin Mueller, Luigi Raio and Daniel Surbek

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:728

    Content type: Research

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  33. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist(GnRH-ant) has been shown to have a negative effect on endometrial receptivity. Therefore, the use of lower doses of GnRH-ant during controlled ovarian stimulation (COS...

    Authors: Yingge Zhao, Fang Lian, Shan Xiang, Yi Yu, Conghui Pang and Yue Qiu

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:727

    Content type: Research

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  34. Pregnancy and childbirth at an early age are associated with potential risks and complications for adolescent mothers. Health practices are behaviors that can positively affect maternal and fetal health. This ...

    Authors: Ronya Rezaie, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Fatemeh Nemati and Mojgan Mirghafourvand

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:726

    Content type: Research

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  35. Psychological distress may exert a negative influence on reproductive function of couples at reproductive age. Couples seeking assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatment may have a higher prevalence of p...

    Authors: Meijuan Peng, Mingyang Wen, Tao Jiang, Yangqian Jiang, Hong Lv, Ting Chen, Xiufeng Ling, Hong Li, Qingxia Meng, Boxian Huang, Shiyao Tao, Lei Huang, Cong Liu, Xin Xu, Qun Lu, Xiaoyu Liu…

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:725

    Content type: Research

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  36. Timely and skilled care is key to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. Birth preparedness involves preparation for safe childbirth during the antenatal period to reach the appropriate health facility for ...

    Authors: Divya Rajvanshi, John Anthony, Vasanthakumar Namasivayam, Bidyadhar Dehury, Ramesh Banadakoppa Manjappa, Ravi Prakash, Dhanunjaya Rao Chintada, Shagun Khare, Lisa Avery, Maryanne Crockett, Shajy Isac, Marissa Becker, James Blanchard and Shiva Halli

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:724

    Content type: Research

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  37. Seasonal influenza vaccination has been recommended for pregnant women in Germany since 2010. The aim of this study was to examine prevalence and determinants of receipt of provider recommendation for influenz...

    Authors: Alexandra Brixner, Susanne Brandstetter, Merle M. Böhmer, Birgit Seelbach-Göbel, Michael Melter, Michael Kabesch and Christian Apfelbacher

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:723

    Content type: Research

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  38. Malaria and curable sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are severe infections associated with poor pregnancy outcomes in sub-Saharan countries. These infections are responsible for low birth weight, preterm...

    Authors: Serge Henri Zango, Moussa Lingani, Innocent Valea, Ouindpanga Sekou Samadoulougou, Biebo Bihoun, Diagniagou Lankoande, Phillipe Donnen, Michele Dramaix, Halidou Tinto and Annie Robert

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:722

    Content type: Research

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  39. The meaningful engagement of male partners in antenatal care (ANC) can positively impact maternal and newborn health outcomes. The Tanzania National Plan for the Elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of ...

    Authors: Haika Osaki, Saumya S. Sao, Godfrey A. Kisigo, Jessica N. Coleman, Rimel N. Mwamba, Jenny Renju, Blandina T. Mmbaga and Melissa H. Watt

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:720

    Content type: Research

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  40. The objective of the study was to understand how pregnant women learned about Zika infection and to identify what sources of information were likely to influence them during their pregnancy.

    Authors: Miguel Rodriguez, Antoinette A. Danvers, Carolina Sanabia and Siobhan M. Dolan

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:719

    Content type: Research

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  41. In low-income countries, the high prevalence of pre-pregnancy undernutrition remains a challenge for the future health of women and their offspring. On top of good nutrition, adequate gestational weight gain h...

    Authors: Kebede Haile Misgina, Eline M. van der Beek, H. Marike Boezen, Afework Mulugeta Bezabih and Henk Groen

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:718

    Content type: Research

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  42. The significance of investigation for diagnosing and managing thyroid dysfunction in pregnant females has been extensively documented in the medical literature. This study aimed to determine trimester-specific...

    Authors: Asim Mumtaz, Fauzia Sadiq, Saima Zaki, Hijab Batool, Muhammad Ibrahim, Muhammad Khurram, Usman Ayub Awan, Kiran Saeed and Muhammad Sohail Afzal

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:717

    Content type: Research

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  43. Pre-eclampsia is a leading cause of preventable maternal and perinatal deaths globally. While health inequities remain stark, removing financial or structural barriers to care does not necessarily improve upta...

    Authors: Tanya Robbins, Charlotte Hanlon, Ann H. Kelly, Muchabayiwa Francis Gidiri, Mickias Musiyiwa, Sergio A. Silverio, Andrew H. Shennan and Jane Sandall

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:716

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  44. Pregnancy in a rudimentary horn is an extremely rare type of ectopic pregnancy. A rudimentary uterine horn pregnancy is associated with a risk of spontaneous rupture and bleeding during surgery due to the incr...

    Authors: Makiko Ueda, Kuniaki Ota, Toshifumi Takahashi, Satoshi Suzuki, Daisuke Suzuki, Hyo Kyozuka, Masatoshi Jimbo, Shu Soeda, Takafumi Watanabe and Keiya Fujimori

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:715

    Content type: Case report

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  45. Twin pregnancy poses a high risk, and its incidence has increased in recent years. Establishment of reference intervals of complete blood count (CBC) for women with twin pregnancies during pregnancy may aid in...

    Authors: Yifan Zeng, Lei Li, Man Mao, Xinghua Liang, Min Chen, Yong Xia and Wenyin He

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:714

    Content type: Research

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  46. Antenatal depression has become a common and serious problem, significantly affecting maternal and fetal health. However, evaluation and intervention methods for pregnant women in obstetric clinics are inadequ...

    Authors: Jiamei Guo, Anhai Zheng, Jinglan He, Ming Ai, Yao Gan, Qi Zhang, Lulu Chen, Sisi Liang, Xiaoyu Yu and Li Kuang

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:713

    Content type: Research

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  47. Low back pain during pregnancy affects the normal daily activities of pregnant women to a certain extent. Current studies have shown that Kinesio Taping (KT) may be a treatment for low back pain during pregnan...

    Authors: Xiali Xue, Yan Chen, Xiaorong Mao, Huan Tu, Xinwei Yang, Zhongyi Deng and Ning Li

    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2021 21:712

    Content type: Research

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