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  1. The leading hypothesis of the pathogenesis of cervical insufficiency suggests a role of cervical inflammation. Urogenital tract infections could play a causative role in this process. To test this hypothesis i...

    Authors: Evelien Seys, Ann-Sophie Page, Jan Deprest, Lore Lannoo, Kristel van Calsteren, Roland Devlieger and Johannes van der Merwe
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:324
  2. Gestational weight gain (GWG) is an important indicator for monitoring maternal and fetal health. Objective: To evaluate the effect of GWG outside the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on feta...

    Authors: Audêncio Victor, Laísla de França da Silva Teles, Isabel Oliveira Aires, Leticia Falcão de Carvalho, Liania A. Luzia, Rinaldo Artes and Patrícia H. Rondó
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:320
  3. Intrauterine fetal demise is a recognized complication of coronavirus disease 2019 in pregnant women and is associated with histopathological placental lesions. The pathological mechanism and virus-induced imm...

    Authors: Maricarmen Abrego-Navarro, Rodrigo Villalobos, Jaime Sanchez, Deisa Lamela, Cindy Fu, Erika Guerrero, Paulino Vigil-De Gracia, Sandra López-Vergès and Mairim A. Solis
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:319
  4. Some studies have compared the efficacy of nifedipine with that of other tocolytic drugs in the treatment of preterm labor, but the reported results are conflicting.

    Authors: Maryam Zamani, Rasoul Alimi, Seyyed Mostafa Arabi, Maryam Moradi and Elham Azmoude
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:318
  5. The immediate postpartum period is a very crucial phase for both the life of the mother and her newborn baby. Anemia is the most indirect leading cause of maternal mortality. However, anemia in the immediate p...

    Authors: Aysheshim Asnake Abneh, Tadele Derbew Kassie and Sintayehu Shiferaw Gelaw
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:317
  6. Undernutrition and underweight are osteoporosis risk factors. Therefore, improving the health of underweight young women in Japan is an important medical issue. However, few studies have evaluated the associat...

    Authors: Kayoko Kaneko, Maiko Suto, Eiko Miyagawa, Masashi Mikami, Yukio Nakamura, Atsuko Murashima and Kenji Takehara
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:315
  7. Pregnancy and delivery deaths represent a risk to women, particularly those living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This population-based survey was conducted to provide estimates of the maternal m...

    Authors: Kikelomo Ololade Wright, Temiloluwa Fagbemi, Victoria Omoera, Taiwo Johnson, Adedayo Ayodele Aderibigbe, Basit Baruwa, Folashade Oludara, Olusegun Ogboye, Donald Imosemi, Olufemi Omololu, Babatunde Odugbemi, Oluwatoni Adeyemi, Adenike Omosun, Ibironke Akinola, Modupe Akinyinka, Mobolanle Balogun…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:314
  8. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is the most common metabolic complication, which leads to short and long-term consequences in both mother and fetus exposed to hyperglycemia. The aetiology of this condition...

    Authors: Monika Kolska, Justyna Agier and Elżbieta Kozłowska
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:313
  9. Despite the benefits of breastfeeding (BF), rates remain lower than public health targets, particularly among low-income Black populations. Community-based breastfeeding peer counselor (BPC) programs have been...

    Authors: Yetunde Awosemusi, Lauren Keenan-Devlin, Noelle Griffin Martinez, Lynn M. Yee and Ann E. B. Borders
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:312
  10. Pregnant people are vulnerable to new or worsening mental health conditions. This study aims to describe prevalence and course of depression and anxiety symptoms in pregnancy during the pre-vaccine COVID-19 pa...

    Authors: Marie R. Altendahl, Liwen Xu, Ifeyinwa Asiodu, W. John Boscardin, Stephanie L. Gaw, Valerie J. Flaherman, Vanessa L. Jacoby, Misty C. Richards, Deborah Krakow and Yalda Afshar
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:310
  11. Antenatal care services play a crucial role in promoting positive pregnancy outcomes by facilitating the early identification of pregnancy risk factors and early diagnosis of pregnancy-related complications. T...

    Authors: Aaron Asibi Abuosi, Emmanuel Anongeba Anaba, Anita Anima Daniels, Anita Asiwome Adzo Baku and James Akazili
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:309
  12. In cancer biology, circRAD18 promotes glucose metabolism, potentially indicating its involvement in glucose metabolism-related disorders, such as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The present study investig...

    Authors: Nanying Ni, Lina Li, Mei Xiao and Fengqin Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:308
  13. HIV partner counselling and testing in antenatal care (ANC) is a crucial strategy to raise the number of males who know their HIV status. However, in many settings like Tanzania, male involvement in antenatal ...

    Authors: Angela Lyimo, Blandina Mmbaga, Ashraf Mahmoud, Wilson Saimon Eliamini, Nicolaus Bartholomew Ngowi, Modesta Mitao, Godwin Pancras, Evangelista Malindisa, Paulo Kidayi, Donaldson F. Conserve, John Bartlett, Bruno Sunguya, Eligius Lyamuya, Benson Kidenya, Emmanuel Balandya and James Samwel Ngocho
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:306
  14. Childbirth may be associated with psychological, social, and emotional effects and provide the background for women’s health or illness throughout their life. This research aimed at comparing the impact of non...

    Authors: Parinaz masroor, Esmat Mehrabi, Roghaiyeh Nourizadeh, Hojjat Pourfathi and Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:305
  15. During the last two decades, Caesarean section rates (C-sections), overweight and obesity rates increased in rural Peru. We examined the association between pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and C-section in...

    Authors: Giuliana Sanchez-Samaniego, Daniel Mäusezahl, Stella Maria Hartinger-Peña, Jan Hattendorf, Hector Verastegui, Günther Fink and Nicole Probst-Hensch
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:304
  16. Maternal and neonatal mortality remains high in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with women having 1 in 36 lifetime risk. The WHO launched the new comprehensive recommendations/guidelines on antenatal care (ANC) in 20...

    Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Linus Baatiema, Ambrose Naawa, Frederick Odame, Doris Koramah, Francis Arthur-Holmes, Shadrack Osei Frimpong and Celestin Hategeka
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:303
  17. Pregnancy and lactation-associated osteoporosis (PLO), as well as premenopausal osteoporosis, might be a predictor of future fracture. This study aimed to describe the clinical features of PLO as a subtype of ...

    Authors: Kyoko Kasahara, Sachiko Tanaka-Mizuno, Shunichiro Tsuji, Mizuki Ohashi, Makiko Kasahara, Taku Kawasaki and Takashi Murakami
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:301
  18. Laser-assisted hatching (LAH) stands as the predominant technique for removing the zona pellucida (ZP) in embryos, primarily consisting of two methods: drilling laser-assisted hatching (D-LAH) and thinning las...

    Authors: Kexin Chen, Mengying Gao, Yao Wu, Zhixin Hu, Lu Tang, Minyao Li, Mei Tian, Hao Cui, Yanrong Huang, Youzhen Han, Lei Li, Yonggang Li, Yunxiu Li, Ze Wu, Zouying Tang, Ronghui Zhang…
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:300
  19. Body image perception and social support during pregnancy can impact the psychological distress levels experienced by pregnant women. As a result, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship betw...

    Authors: Oluwaseyi Isaiah Olabisi, Eunice Ogunmodede, Simeon Ojo, Oluwafemi Ilori and Deborah T. Esan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:298
  20. Maternal overweight/obesity and excessive gestational weight gain (GWG) are frequently reported to be risk factors for obesity and other metabolic disorders in offspring. Cord blood metabolites provide informa...

    Authors: Xianxian Yuan, Yuru Ma, Jia Wang, Yan Zhao, Wei Zheng, Ruihua Yang, Lirui Zhang, Xin Yan and Guanghui Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:297
  21. Ectopic pregnancies (EP) are a common pregnancy complication that’s associated with significant morbidity and rarely mortality if not managed properly. Ultrasound examination forms the cornerstone of diagnosis...

    Authors: Steve Kyende Mutiso
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:296
  22. Sleep disorders during pregnancy can impact maternal and neonatal outcomes. The objective of this study is to examine the relationship between sleep quality and maternal and neonatal outcomes during the COVID-...

    Authors: Maryam Akbari, Sara EsmaeilzadehSaeieh, Malihe Farid, Arman Shafiee, Mahmood Bakhtiyari, Touran Bahrami Babaheidari and Mansoureh Yazdkhasti
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:294
  23. Placenta accreta spectrum often leads to massive hemorrhage and even maternal shock and death. This study aims to identify whether cervical length and cervical area measured by magnetic resonance imaging corre...

    Authors: Yongfei Yue, Liping Zhu, Chengfeng Liu and Yanli Lu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:293
  24. Mode of delivery in women with previous history of cesarean delivery (CD) is highly modifiable by the practices of the delivery unit. Vaginal birth after a cesarean (VBAC) delivery is a safe and preferred alte...

    Authors: Petra Psenkova, Miroslav Tedla, Lenka Minarcinova and Jozef Zahumensky
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:292
  25. Current guidelines regarding oxytocin stimulation are not tailored to individuals as they are based on randomised controlled trials. The objective of the study was to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) mo...

    Authors: Sidsel Boie, Julie Glavind, Pinar Bor, Philip Steer, Anders Hammerich Riis, Bo Thiesson and Niels Uldbjerg
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:291
  26. Women’s childbirth experiences provide a unique understanding of care received in health facilities from their voices as they describe their needs, what they consider good and what should be changed. Quality I...

    Authors: Emmy Metta, Regine Unkels, Lilian Teddy Mselle, Claudia Hanson, Helle Molsted Alvesson and Fadhlun M. Alwy Al-beity
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:290
  27. Previous studies have reported inconsistent results regarding blastocyst selection with a high day 3 (D3) cell number and the eventual pregnancy outcomes. Thus, in this study, the relationship between the D3 c...

    Authors: Pingping Qiu, Ronghui Ye, Ping Li, Hui Huang and Lu Ding
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:289
  28. Uniparental disomy is the inheritance of a homologous chromosome pair or part of homologous chromosomes from only one parent. However, the clinical significance of uniparental disomy and the difference among t...

    Authors: Cui-Yi Wu, Yi Zhou, Xia Yin, Ruan Peng and Hong-Ning Xie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:288
  29. Learning is a lifelong process and the workplace is an essential arena for professional learning. Workplace learning is particularly relevant for midwives as essential knowledge and skills are gained through c...

    Authors: Helena Tern, Malin Edqvist, Christine Rubertsson and Maria Ekelin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:287
  30. To investigate the association between late preterm antenatal corticosteroid treatment and outcome in late preterm neonates born to mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus,

    Authors: Sadullah Özkan, Murat Levent Dereli, Dilara Kurt, Ahmet Kurt, Sadun Sucu, Fahri Burçin Fıratlıgil, Fatih İşleyen, Şevki Çelen and Yaprak Engin Üstün
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:286
  31. In Ethiopia, various maternal and child health interventions, including comprehensive and basic obstetric cares were conducted to curb high neonatal and infant morbidity and mortality. As such, adverse birth o...

    Authors: Melak Jejaw, Getachew Teshale, Lake Yazachew, Endalkachew Dellie and Ayal Debie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:285
  32. Relaparotomy following a cesarean delivery (CD) is an infrequent complication, with inconsistency regarding risk factors and indications for its occurrence. We therefore aimed to determine risk factors and ind...

    Authors: Uri Amikam, Yael Botkovsky, Alyssa Hochberg, Aviad Cohen, Ishai Levin, Yariv Yogev, Liran Hiersch and Anat Lavie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:284
  33. In 2018, the World Health Organization published a set of recommendations for further emphasis on the quality of intrapartum care to improve the childbirth experience. This study aimed to determine the effects...

    Authors: Somayeh Abdolalipour, Shamsi Abbasalizadeh, Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi, Fatemeh Abbasalizadeh, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Fatemeh Raphi and Mojgan Mirghafourvand
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:283
  34. Establishing successful lactation in mothers of very low birth weight (VLBW, <1500g) infants requires structured lactation support. Little is known about mothers’ perspectives on lactation support in German ne...

    Authors: Isabella Schwab, Ricarda Wullenkord, Friederike Eyssel, Till Dresbach and Nadine Scholten
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:282
  35. Globally, prematurity is the primary factor behind the mortality of children under the age of 5 years, resulting in approximately 1 million children dying annually. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommen...

    Authors: Takalani T. Denge, Nokwanda Edith Bam, Welma Lubbe and Annah Rakhudu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:281
  36. Evidence of associations between prenatal cannabis use (PCU) and maternal and infant health outcomes remains conflicting amid broad legalization of cannabis across Canada and 40 American states. A critical lim...

    Authors: Kathleen H. Chaput, Carly A. McMorris, Amy Metcalfe, Catherine Ringham, Deborah McNeil, Shaelen Konschuh, Laura J. Sycuro and Sheila W. McDonald
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:280
  37. Despite the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emphasis on exclusive breastfeeding, the documents show a declining trend worldwide. Studies assert that the mother’s personality traits appear to have an impact o...

    Authors: Parvin Yadollahi, Fatemeh Padashian and Marziyeh Doostfatemeh
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:279
  38. In 2015, Togo introduced the “test-and-treat” strategy for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. Pediatric HIV infection remains a public health problem in Togo, with a mother-to-child...

    Authors: Kokou Tegueni, Fifonsi Adjidossi Gbeasor-Komlanvi, Oumarou I. Wone Adama, Arnold Junior Sadio, Amivi Phyllis Amenyah-Ehlan, Claver Anoumou Dagnra and Didier Koumavi Ekouevi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:278
  39. Transverse uterine fundal incision (TUFI) is a beneficial procedure for mothers and babies at risk due to placenta previa-accreta, and has been implemented worldwide. However, the risk of uterine rupture durin...

    Authors: Fumikazu Kotsuji, Takashi Shibata, Satoshi Nakago, Hiroki Kato, Sayoko Hosono, Yasunori Fukuoka and Koji Nishijima
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:277
  40. Cesarean section (C-section) rates, deemed a critical health indicator, have experienced a historical increase. The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted healthcare patterns including delays o...

    Authors: Bakhtiar Piroozi, Ghobad Moradi, Kimya Khoramipoor, Hassan Mahmoodi, Farnaz Zandvakili, Ali Ebrazeh, Azad Shokri and Farhad Moradpour
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:275
  41. To compare the outcomes of termination of pregnancy with live fetuses in the second trimester (14–28 weeks), using misoprostol 400 mcg intravaginal every 6 h, between women with previous cesarean section (PCS)...

    Authors: Saipin Pongsatha, Nuchanart Suntornlimsiri and Theera Tongsong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:274
  42. Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the postpartum period. Depression can decrease self-efficacy in breastfeeding by reducing the mother’s self-confidence. Considering the conflicting resu...

    Authors: Golnaz Sadat Ahmadinezhad, Fatemeh Zahra Karimi, Mahboobeh Abdollahi and Elham NaviPour
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:273

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  43. Stillbirth is a common adverse pregnancy outcome worldwide, with an estimated 2.6 million stillbirths yearly. In Cameroon, the reported rate in 2015 was 19.6 per 1000 live births. Several risk factors have bee...

    Authors: Achuo Ascensius Ambe Mforteh, Dobgima Walter Pisoh, Merlin Boten, Nkomodio Enanga-Linda Andoh, Theodore Yangsi Tameh, Audrey-Fidelia Eyere Mbi-Kobenge, Kingsley Sama Ombaku, William Ako Takang and Robinson Enow Mbu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:270

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