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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Approximately one in five pregnant women experience antenatal depression globally. The purpose of the present study was to estimate the prevalence of antenatal depression and explore its relationship between v...

    Authors: Shararah Sarem, Ahmad Neyazi, Abdul Qadim Mohammadi, Mehrab Neyazi, Mozhgan Ahamdi, Nosaibah Razaqi, Sadaf Wali, Shashank Timilsina, Hamida Faizi and Mark D. Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:342
  31. Epidural analgesia has been associated with intrapartum maternal fever development. Epidural-related maternal fever (ERMF) is believed to be based on a non-infectious inflammatory reaction. Circulating cell-fr...

    Authors: Christina Hafner, Marita Windpassinger, Eva Verena Tretter, Katharina Anna Rebernig, Sophie Marie Reindl, Beatrix Hochreiter, Sabine Dekan, Patrick Haider, Herbert Kiss, Klaus Ulrich Klein and Peter Wohlrab
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:341
  32. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a main cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States and worldwide, and it is estimated that approximately 60% of maternal deaths in the United States o...

    Authors: Ahmed S.Z. Moustafa, Wondwosen Yimer, Ana Perry, Lucia Solis, Sheila Belk, Rachael Morris, Shauna-Kay Spencer, Sarosh Rana and Kedra Wallace
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:340
  33. This study aimed to compare the per OPU clinical outcomes for transfer of Day 3 double cleavage-stage embryos (DET) and Day 5 single blastocyst-stage (SBT) in patients with five or fewer good quality embryos o...

    Authors: Yan Han, Xing Deng, Jiali Cai, Wei Peng, Chaoqun Duan and Kezhen Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:339
  34. This study aims to perform a prenatal genetic diagnosis of a high-risk fetus with trisomy 7 identified by noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and to evaluate the efficacy of different genetic testing technique...

    Authors: Xiaoyi Cong, Tong Zhang, Zhenming Li, Xiaojin Luo, Liang Hu and Weiqiang Liu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:338
  35. To evaluate monochorionic diamniotic (MCDA) and dichorionic diamniotic (DCDA) twin pregnancies conceived by assisted reproductive technology (ART) and conceived naturally.

    Authors: Shuhua Liu, Qianhua Xu, Jingyu Qian, Dehong Liu, Bin Zhang, Xianxia Chen and Mingming Zheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:337
  36. Childhood obesity has increased and is considered one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century globally, and may be exacerbated by postpartum depression (PPD). The purpose of this study wa...

    Authors: Drishti Shrestha, Aliza K C Bhandari, Kohei Ogawa, Hisako Tanaka, Chiharu Miyayama, Reiko Horikawa, Kevin Y. Urayama and Naho Morisaki
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:336
  37. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is the most common metabolic disorder in pregnancy. Women with Type 2 DM seems to have no better perinatal outcomes than those with Type 1 DM.

    Authors: Monica Ballesteros, A Guarque, M Ingles, N Vilanova, M Lopez, L Martin, M Jane, L Puerto, M Martinez, M De la Flor, J Vendrell and A Megia
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:335
  38. The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of antenatal corticosteroid in reducing respiratory morbidity in babies born in the late preterm period.

    Authors: Khadijah A. Shittu, Bolaji Ahmed, Kabiru Afolarin Rabiu, Fatimat Akinlusi and Oluwarotimi I. Akinola
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:334
  39. Lower socioeconomic position (SEP) associates with adverse pregnancy and perinatal outcomes and with less favourable metabolic profile in nonpregnant adults. Socioeconomic differences in pregnancy metabolic pr...

    Authors: Ahmed Elhakeem, Gemma L. Clayton, Ana Goncalves Soares, Kurt Taylor, Léa Maitre, Gillian Santorelli, John Wright, Deborah A. Lawlor and Martine Vrijheid
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:333
  40. The effects of female chromosomal polymorphisms (FCPs) on various aspects of reproductive health have been investigated, yet the findings are frequently inconsistent. This study aims to clarify the role of FCP...

    Authors: Yongjie Lu, Tian Tian, Lixue Chen, Liying Yan, Liang Chang and Jie Qiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:331
  41. Antenatal care (ANC) is a principal component of safe motherhood and reproductive health strategies across the continuum of care. Although the coverage of antenatal care visits has increased in Ethiopia, there...

    Authors: Zewditu Abdissa, Kassahun Alemu, Seblewengel Lemma, Della Berhanu, Atkure Defar, Theodros Getachew, Joanna Schellenberg, Tanya Marchant, Solomon Shiferaw, Amare Tariku, Tadesse Guadu, Girum Taye, Meseret Zelalem and Lars Ake Persson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:330
  42. Anaemia in pregnancy is associated with several adverse outcomes for mothers and newborns, as well as their families. In this study, we assessed the prevalence of anaemia and the associated factors among pregn...

    Authors: Lilian Nuwabaine, Joseph Kawuki, Livingstone Kamoga, Quraish Sserwanja, Ghislaine Gatasi, Elorm Donkor, Linet M Mutisya and John Baptist Asiimwe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:328
  43. Postpartum anemia, characterized by hematocrit or hemoglobin levels below the defined cutoff point (< 11gm/dl or hematocrit < 33%), is a prevalent global issue. It serves as an indirect contributor to maternal...

    Authors: Gebeyehu Lakew, Amlaku Nigussie Yirsaw, Alemshet Yirga Berhie, Asnake Gashaw Belayneh, Solomon Ketema Bogale, Eyob Getachew, Getnet Alemu Andarge, Kedir Seid and Eyob Ketema Bogale
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:327
  44. The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal − 3.2 aims to eliminate all preventable under-five mortality rate (U5MR). In China, government have made efforts to provide maternal health services and red...

    Authors: Jingya Zhang, Haoran Li, Bincai Wei, Rongxin He, Bin Zhu, Ning Zhang and Ying Mao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:326
  45. Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the predominant birth defect. This study aimed to explore the association between maternal cardiovascular health (CVH) and the CHD risk in offspring.

    Authors: Dan-wei Zhang, Yi-bing Zhu, Si-jia Zhou, Xiu-hua Chen, Hai-bo Li, Wen-juan Liu, Zheng-qin Wu, Qiang Chen and Hua Cao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:325
  46. Over the last decade, there has been an increasing number of studies regarding experiences of mistreatment, disrespect and abuse (D&A) during facility-based childbirth. These negative experiences during labour...

    Authors: Mira-Catalá Pablo, Hernández-Aguado Ildefonso and Chilet-Rosell Elisa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:322
  47. Pregnancy presents a critical period for any maternal and child health intervention that may impact the health of the newborn. With low antenatal care attendance by pregnant women in health facilities in Niger...

    Authors: Osita U. Ezenwosu, John O. Olawepo, Lorraine J. Lacroix-Willliamson, Ijeoma U. Itanyi, Amaka Ogidi, Tonia C. Onyeka, Madeline Gully, Maisha Gregory, Janis L. Breeze, Stephanie Ibemere, Ngozi Idemili-Aronu, Beth E. Molnar and Echezona E. Ezeanolue
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:321

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