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  1. Preterm birth is a major health issue due to its potential outcomes and socioeconomic impact. Prenatal counseling is of major importance for parents because it is believed that the risk of preterm birth is ass...

    Authors: Doriane Randriamboarison, Elisa Fustec, Isabelle Enderlé, Mathilde Yverneau, Karine Le Breton, Linda Lassel, Nadia Mazille-Orfanos and Patrick Pladys
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:272
  2. Mild hyperglycaemia is associated with increased birth weight but association with other neonatal outcomes is controversial. We aimed to study neonatal outcomes in untreated mild hyperglycaemia using different...

    Authors: Kaisa Kariniemi, Marja Vääräsmäki, Tuija Männistö, Sanna Mustaniemi, Eero Kajantie, Sanna Eteläinen and Elina Keikkala
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:271
  3. Empathy is a critical component of nursing care, impacting both nurses’ and patients’ outcomes. However, perceived empathy from spouses during pregnancy and its impact on health-related quality of life (HRQoL)...

    Authors: Yu Zhu, Ting Zhu, Hui Wang, Ji-Min Zhu, Dan-dan Zheng, Ping Yin and Bai-Kun Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:269
  4. Although acetaminophen is widely used in women during pregnancy, its safety has not been clearly stated. The study aimed to investigate the association between acetaminophen use and adverse pregnancy outcomes ...

    Authors: Man Xu, Ran Wang, Boran Du, Ying Zhang and Xin Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:268
  5. Increasing rates of maternal mortality and morbidity, coupled with ever-widening racial health disparities in maternal health outcomes, indicate that radical improvements need to be made in the delivery of mat...

    Authors: Annie Glover, Carly Holman and Patrick Boise
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:267
  6. In 2016, the WHO regional office for Europe prepared a manual for conducting routine facility based individual near miss case review cycle. This study evaluates the effectiveness of the individual near miss ca...

    Authors: Henos Kiflom Zewde
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:266
  7. Prenatal bonding describes the emotional connection expectant parents form to their unborn child. Research acknowledges the association between antenatal imaging and enhanced bonding, but the influencing facto...

    Authors: Emily Skelton, Daniel Cromb, Alison Smith, Gill Harrison, Mary Rutherford, Christina Malamateniou and Susan Ayers
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:265
  8. Maternal diabetes adversely affects fetal cardiovascular system development. Previous studies have reported that the fetuses of mothers with diabetes exhibit both structural and functional changes; nevertheles...

    Authors: Patrik Simjak, Katerina Anderlova, Dagmar Smetanová, Michal Kršek, Miloš Mráz and Martin Haluzík
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:264
  9. Children exposed prenatally to alcohol or cannabinoids individually can exhibit growth deficits and increased risk for adverse birth outcomes. However, these drugs are often co-consumed and their combined effe...

    Authors: Siara Kate Rouzer, Anirudh Sreeram and Rajesh C. Miranda
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:263
  10. Pregnant and postpartum women’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the emotional and psychosocial impact of COVID-19 on perinatal health, has been well-documented across high-income countries. In...

    Authors: Annie Tan, Amanda Blair, Caroline SE. Homer, Robin Digby, Joshua P. Vogel and Tracey Bucknall
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:262
  11. The transition to motherhood is an important life event in a woman’s life and represents an important developmental process that brings physical, psychological and social changes to gain a new role. However, r...

    Authors: Zila Özlem Kirbaş, Elif Odabaşi Aktaş and Hava Özkan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:259
  12. Embryo quality is usually regarded as a key predictor of successful implantation and clinical pregnancy potential. The identification of embryos that have the capacity to implant and result in a healthy pregna...

    Authors: Longmei Wang, Pingping Qiu, Lizhi Jiang, Ping Li and Yufei Jiang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:258
  13. Caesarean delivery on maternal request (CDMR) is an increasing delivery option among women. As such, we aimed to understand the reasons that led pregnant women to request a caesarean delivery.

    Authors: Célia J. L. Sitoe Muhandule, Cristine M. S. Benetti, Laura B. Fogulin, Silvana F. Bento and Eliana Amaral
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:257
  14. Prenatal vitamin D (PVD) is a vital micronutrient for dental caries (DCs). The association between prenatal vitamin D deficiencies (PVDD) and DCs in children has been conflicting in different reports. This met...

    Authors: Mansour Bahardoust, Salar Salari, Nader Ghotbi, Elham Rahimpour, Meisam Haghmoradi, Homan Alipour and Mahsa Soleimani
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:256
  15. Epidural test dose for labor analgesia is controversial and varies widely in clinical practice. It is currently unclear whether using a portion of the initial dose for analgesia as the test dose delays the ons...

    Authors: Jianxiao Chen, Sumeng Chen, Hao Lv, Peijun Lv, Xinhua Yu and Shaoqiang Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:254
  16. The objective of this study was to identify and qualify, by means of a three-dimensional kinematic analysis, the postures and movements of obstetricians during a simulated forceps birth, and then to study the ...

    Authors: Manon Sorel, Bertrand Gachon, Perrine Coste-Mazeau, Yves Aubard, Fabrice Pierre and Laetitia Fradet
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:253
  17. Preterm birth is a leading cause of infant morbidity and mortality worldwide. The burden of prematurity underscores the need for effective risk reduction strategies. The purpose of this study is to evaluate th...

    Authors: Genevieve R. Mazza, Emi Komatsu, Madeline Ponzio, Claire Bai, Victoria K. Cortessis and Elizabeth B. Sasso
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:252
  18. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) affects reproductive-aged women. Active disease can lead to decreased fertility. Although the vast majority of international guidelines recommend for the continuation of anti-T...

    Authors: Wei Huang, Xinxing Zhang, Li Zhang, Xiaosong Dai, Heping Chen and Qin Xie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:251
  19. Antenatal care (ANC) is critical to reducing maternal and infant mortality. However, sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) continues to have among the lowest levels of ANC receipt globally, with half of mothers not meeting...

    Authors: Bijetri Bose, Amy Raub, Aleta Sprague, Alfredo Martin, Pragya Bhuwania, Rachel Kidman and Jody Heymann
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:250
  20. Uganda with 17.8 stillbirths per 1,000 deliveries in 2021, is among the countries with a high burden of stillbirths globally. In 2014, Uganda adopted the World Health Organization Every New-born Action Plan (E...

    Authors: Petranilla Nakamya, Allan Komakech, Stella M. Migamba, Claire Biribawa, Benon Kwesiga, Lilian Bulage, Alex R. Ario and Felix Ocom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:249
  21. Placental management strategies such as umbilical cord milking and delayed cord clamping may provide a range of benefits for the newborn. The aim of this review was to assess the effectiveness of umbilical cor...

    Authors: Estelle D. Watson, Lily F Roberts, Jane E Harding, Caroline A Crowther and Luling Lin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:248
  22. Person-centeredness is a key principle in the German healthcare system. However, access to high-quality care for women with unintended pregnancy is limited due to social stigma and legal restrictions. There is...

    Authors: Anja Lindig, Stefanie Heger and Jördis Maria Zill
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:247
  23. Drinking during pregnancy is the leading cause of birth defects and child developmental disorders in Europe. The adverse effects of drinking during pregnancy may include physical, behavioural and cognitive pro...

    Authors: Carla Bruguera, Lidia Segura-García, Katarzyna Okulicz-Kozaryn, Claudia Gandin, Silvia Matrai, Fleur Braddick, Marta Zin-Sędek, Luiza Slodownik, Emanuele Scafato and Joan Colom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:246
  24. Chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) has emerged as a critical instrument in prenatal diagnostic procedures, notably in assessing congenital heart diseases (CHD). Nonetheless, current research focuses solely ...

    Authors: Fenglei Ye, Xiayuan Xu, Yi Wang, Lifang Chen, Qunda Shan, Qijing Wang and Fan Jin
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:244
  25. Choosing whether to pursue a trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) or scheduled repeat cesarean delivery (SRCD) requires prenatal assessment of risks and benefits. Providers and patients play a central role in...

    Authors: Lily McCarthy, Nicola F Tavella, Sara Wetzler, Lily Ardente, Molly Chadwick, Dexter Paul, Nikki Sabet, Toni Stern and Angela Bianco
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:243
  26. Infants who are born from mothers with substance use disorder might suffer from neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and need treatment with medicines. One of these medicines is phenobarbital, which may cause si...

    Authors: Zahra Jamali, Mohammad Hosein Molaei-Farsangi, Habibeh Ahmadipour, Bahareh Bahmanbijari, Fatemeh Sabzevari and Zahra Daei Parizi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:242
  27. Folic acid, a water-soluble B-complex vitamin, plays a crucial role in DNA synthesis and maintenance, making it particularly significant during reproduction. Its well-known ability to reduce the risk of congen...

    Authors: Obed Akwaa Harrison, Idolo Ifie, Chikere Nkwonta, Bennett Atta Dzandu, Albert Owusu Gattor, Emma Efua Adimado, Kofi Kafui Odoi, Benedicta Aziavor, Firibu Kwesi Saalia and Matilda Steiner-Asiedu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:241
  28. Trials of labor after cesarean section is the preferred strategy to decrease the cesarean delivery rate and reducing complications associated with multiple cesarean sections. The success rate of trials of labo...

    Authors: Gizachew Aynalem Tegegne, Bayew Kelkay Rade, Ayenew Engida Yismaw, Worku Taye and Berihun Agegn Mengistie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:240
  29. Poor intrapartum care in India contributes to high maternal and newborn mortality. India’s Labor Room Quality Improvement Initiative (LaQshya) launched in 2017, aims to improve intrapartum care by minimizing c...

    Authors: Shalini Singh, Zabir Hasan, Deepika Sharma, Amarpreet Kaur, Deeksha Khurana, J N Shrivastava and Shivam Gupta
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:239
  30. The causal relationship between maternal smoking in pregnancy and reduced offspring birth weight is well established and is likely due to impaired placental function. However, observational studies have given ...

    Authors: Annika Jaitner, Marc Vaudel, Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova, Pål R. Njølstad, Bo Jacobsson, Jack Bowden, Stefan Johansson and Rachel M. Freathy
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:238
  31. Endometriosis frequently results in pain and infertility. While conservative surgery offers some relief, it often falls short of ensuring satisfactory pregnancy outcomes. Adjuvant GnRH-a is administered post-s...

    Authors: Xuemei Qing, Lele He, Ying Ma, Yong Zhang and Wenxin Zheng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:237
  32. To analyze the impact of the time of natural cessation of the umbilical cord on maternal and infant outcomes in order to explore the time of clamping that would be beneficial to maternal and infant outcomes.

    Authors: Ruijie Wu, Yuan Zhang, Jiaqi Chen, Tongchao Zhang, Xiaorong Yang, Xiangyu Xu, Mi Li, Dong Li, Xiaoyan Liu and Ming Lu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:236
  33. Vaginal candidiasis (VC) commonly affects pregnant women. Traditionally, clotrimazole vaginal tablets (CLO) have been the cornerstone of management. However, sertaconazole ovules (SER) offer a novel topical an...

    Authors: Chenchit Chayachinda, Manopchai Thamkhantho, Thanapa Rekhawasin and Chanakarn Klerdklinhom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:235
  34. Preterm birth is a leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality and a defining event for pregnant people, infants, and whānau (extended families). Recommendations have been made for a national preterm bi...

    Authors: Briar Hunter, Lisa Dawes, Makayla Wadsworth, Lynn Sadler, Liza Edmonds, Judith McAra-Couper, Tina Allen-Mokaraka and Katie M. Groom
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:234
  35. The association of genital Mollicutes infection transition with adverse pregnancy outcomes was insignificant among general pregnant women, but there remains a paucity of evidence linking this relationship in g...

    Authors: Yan Xuan, Jun Zhao, Xiang Hong, Tao Yan, Yue Zhang, Xu Zhou, Junhui Zhang and Bei Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:233
  36. Diabetes distress is commonly seen in adults with pre-existing diabetes and is associated with worsened glycemic management and self-management practices. While a majority of women report increased stress duri...

    Authors: Holly Tschirhart, Janet Landeen, Jennifer Yost, Kara A. Nerenberg and Diana Sherifali
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:232
  37. Breastfeeding self-efficacy is one of the key factors that affect a healthy and successful breastfeeding process. A mother’s belief regarding her ability to breastfeed is influenced by social and psychological...

    Authors: Dilek Konukbay, Emine Öksüz and Gulten Guvenc
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:231
  38. Cumulative live birth rate (CLBR) is considered as the most important endpoint for assessing the probability of having a baby in a complete in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF/ICSI) tr...

    Authors: Ning Huang, Lixue Chen, Zhiqiang Yan, Hongbin Chi and Jie Qiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:230
  39. Maternal obesity is associated with adverse outcome for pregnancy and childbirths. While bariatric surgery may improve fertility and reduce the risk of certain pregnancy-related complications such as hypertens...

    Authors: Brit Torunn Bechensteen, Cindhya Sithiravel, Ellen Marie Strøm-Roum, Heidi Kathrine Ruud, Gunnhild Kravdal, Jacob A. Winther and Tone G. Valderhaug
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:229
  40. Placenta accreta spectrum disorders (PASDs) increase the mortality rate for mothers and newborns over a decade. Thus, the purpose of the study is to evaluate the neonatal outcomes in emergency cesarean section...

    Authors: Phuc Nhon Nguyen, Anh Dinh Bao Vuong and Xuan Trang Thi Pham
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:228
  41. Group prenatal care (GPC) has been shown to have a positive impact on social support, patient knowledge and preparedness for birth. We developed an interprofessional hybrid model of care whereby the group peri...

    Authors: Anne Biringer, Natalie Morson, Sakina Walji, Natalie Tregaskiss, Susannah Merritt, Tutsirai Makuwaza and Milena Forte
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:227
  42. To investigate the differences in gut microbiota composition among nonpregnant women of reproductive age, healthy pregnant women, and gestational diabetes (GD) patients.

    Authors: Weiyi Shen, Qianyi Chen, Renbin Lin, Zhefang Hu, Man Luo, Yanwei Ren, Keren Huang, Li Wang, Shujie Chen, Lan Wang, Yu Ruan and Lijun Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:226
  43. Globally, mistreatment of women during labor and delivery is a common human rights violation. Person-centered maternity care (PCMC), a critical component of quality of care, is respectful and responsive to an ...

    Authors: Alexis Ngarmbatedjimal, Mahamat Abdelaziz, Vincent de Paul Allambademel, Aminata Diarra, Valentin Djerambete, Thérèse Kodjimadje, Samy Luketa, Robert Madjigoto, Yodé Miangotar, Alladoum Ndingayande, Salomon Tamira, Theodora Varelis, Katchebe Vourbane and Sara E. Casey
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:225
  44. One of the most significant demographic challenges over the past three decades has been the substantial reduction in fertility rates, worldwidely. As a developing country, Iran has also experienced a rapid dec...

    Authors: Mohammad Ranjbar, Mohammad Kazem Rahimi, Edris Heidari, Sajjad Bahariniya, Maliheh Alimondegari, Mohammad Hasan Lotfi and Tahereh Shafaghat
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:223
  45. The rapid urbanization of Kenya has led to an increase in the growth of informal settlements. There are challenges with access to maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services and higher maternal mortali...

    Authors: Sharon Ochieng’, Nisha Hariharan, Timothy Abuya, Chantalle Okondo, Charity Ndwiga, Charlotte E. Warren, Anneka Wickramanayake and Sathyanath Rajasekharan
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:222
  46. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a leading cause of acute lower respiratory infections globally, with most RSV-related deaths occurring in infants < 6 months of age. The highest burden of RSV is in low-and...

    Authors: Rupali J. Limaye, Prachi Singh, Berhaun Fesshaye and Ruth A. Karron
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:221

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