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  1. Peripartum asphyxia is one of the main causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality. In moderate and severe cases of asphyxia, a condition called hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) and associated permanent ne...

    Authors: Suoma Roto, Irmeli Nupponen, Ilkka Kalliala and Marja Kaijomaa
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:421
  2. Frontonasal dysplasia (FND) is a rare congenital anomaly resulting from the underdevelopment of the frontonasal process, and it can be syndromic or nonsyndromic. The typical features of FND include a deformed ...

    Authors: Cuixia Guo, Tiejuan Zhang, Ying Ma, Song Yue and Lijuan Sun
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:420
  3. However, misoprostol is often used to terminate a pregnancy, but it can also cause side effects. Isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN) can help the cervix mature by increasing the production of prostaglandin E2 and va...

    Authors: Somayeh Makvandi, Leila Karimi, Masoumeh Safyari and Mona Larki
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:419
  4. Small-for-gestational-age (SGA), commonly caused by poor placentation, is a major contributor to global perinatal mortality and morbidity. Maternal serum levels of placental protein and angiogenic factors are ...

    Authors: Sayedur Rahman, Md. Shafiqul Islam, Anjan Kumar Roy, Tarik Hasan, Nabidul Haque Chowdhury, Salahuddin Ahmed, Rubhana Raqib, Abdullah H. Baqui and Rasheda Khanam
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:418
  5. The majority of women experience pain during childbirth. Offering and supporting women to use different methods for coping with pain is an essential competency for maternity care providers globally. Research s...

    Authors: Katrine Thorgaard-Rasmussen, Helle Mölsted Alvesson, Andrea B. Pembe, Lilian T. Mselle, Regine Unkels, Emmy Metta and Fadhlun M. Alwy Al-beity
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:417
  6. The Obstetric Comorbidity Index (OBCMI) is an internationally validated scoring system for maternal risk factors intended to reliably predict the occurrence of severe maternal morbidity (SMM). This retrospecti...

    Authors: Fouad Chaalan, Fathima Minisha, Zehra Zaidi, Alaa Babekar, Huda Abullah Hussain Saleh, Zeena Saeed Bu Shurbak, Mariam Al Baloushi, Alaa Alnaama, Husham Ahmed, Isaac Babarinsa, Nader Al Dewik, Abdulrouf Pallivalapila, Victor Olagundoye and Thomas Farrell
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:415
  7. CircRNAs are a class of endogenous non-coding RNAs implicated in the pathogenesis of many pregnancy related diseases, one of which is pre-eclampsia (PE). This study aims to investigate the role of CircPAPPA2 (c.....

    Authors: Wenyan Liao, Huan Zeng, Xinmiao Jiang, Xin Deng, Shun Tu, Hui Lan, Lingling Tang, Weilei Dong and Chengming Ding
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:414
  8. Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is associated with an increased risk of adverse fetal outcomes, yet its influence on offspring growth remains unclear. Our study dynamically tracks growth rates in c...

    Authors: Xueqi Li, Yao Kong, Yuxin Ren, Yaqian Li, Jinfeng Xu, Yongchi Zhan, Shu Zhou, Fan Yang, Tingting Xu and Xiaodong Wang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:413
  9. Human breast milk (HBM) is a contributing factor in modulating the infant’s gut microbiota, as it contains bacteria that are directly transferred to the infant during breastfeeding. It has been shown that chil...

    Authors: Louise Søndergaard Rold, Johan Mikkel Guldbæk, Caroline Steenberg Lindegaard, Stine Kirk, Line Damkjær Nygaard, Caspar Bundgaard-Nielsen, Julie Niemann Holm-Jacobsen, Peter Leutscher, Anne-Cathrine Finnemann Viuff, Søren Hagstrøm and Suzette Sørensen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:412
  10. Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy is a common multifactorial abnormality of the hematological system, next to anemia. It leads to more increased risk of bleeding during delivery, labour, or the postpartum period. ...

    Authors: Samuel Sahile Kebede, Tariku Daniel, Asamrew Alemu and Getachew Mesfin Bambo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:411
  11. Although the association between mental disorder and metabolic syndrome as a bidirectional relationship has been demonstrated, there is little knowledge of the cumulative and individual effect of these conditi...

    Authors: Karishma Chhabria, Sudhakar Selvaraj, Jerrie Refuerzo, Chau Truong and Cecilia Ganduglia Cazaban
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:409
  12. Identification of neonatal danger signs and immediate access to health care are two global efforts aimed at enhancing newborn and child survival by preventing 75% of neonatal deaths. Despite various small-scal...

    Authors: Aklilu Habte, Aiggan Tamene and Zablon Wale Sewalem
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:408
  13. The optimal timing of performing ICSI on immature oocytes for POSEIDON patients is still unknown to get better early embryonic development outcomes. The purpose of this study was to implore the most appropriat...

    Authors: Cheng Shi, Ping Wang, Rong Liang, Min Fu, Sheng Nan Duan, Huan Shen, Mei Yang and Xi Chen
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:407
  14. Interpregnancy interval (IPI) is associated with the risk of GDM in a second pregnancy. However, an optimal IPI is still need to be determined based on the characteristics of the population. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Yuqing Deng, Chang Xu, Ao Yang, Ying Wang, Yanting Peng, Ying Zhou, Xiangzhi Luo, Yalin Wu and Shilin Zhong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:406
  15. Perineal massage, as a preventive intervention, has been shown to reduce the risk of perineal injuries and may have a positive impact on pelvic floor function in the early postpartum period. However, there is ...

    Authors: Jinzhu Yin, Yun Chen, Meiling Huang, Zhongyan Cao, Ziyan Jiang and Yao Li
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:405
  16. Occurrences of weight stigma have been documented in prenatal clinical settings from the perspective of pregnant patients, however little is known from the viewpoint of healthcare providers themselves. Reporte...

    Authors: Taniya S. Nagpal, Kirina Angrish, Emily Bonisteel, Rebecca M. Puhl, Zachary M. Ferraro, Niyati M. Malkani, Caroline LeJour and Kristi B. Adamo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:404
  17. The practice of intrapartum use of oxytocin for induction and augmentation of labour is increasing worldwide with documented wide variations in clinical use, especially dose administrations. There is also evid...

    Authors: Chioma S. Ejekam, Ifeoma P. Okafor, Kehinde S. Okunade, Uchenna Igbokwe and Jude Nwokike
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:403
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the provision of maternal care. The IMAgiNE EURO study investigates the Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care during the pandemic in over 20 countries, including Switzerland.

    Authors: Alessia Abderhalden-Zellweger, Claire de Labrusse, Michael Gemperle, Susanne Grylka-Baeschlin, Anouck Pfund, Antonia N. Mueller, Ilaria Mariani, Emanuelle Pessa Valente and Marzia Lazzerini
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:402
  19. Previous studies had found that the mechanical methods were as effective as pharmacological methods in achieving vaginal delivery. However, whether balloon catheter induction is suitable for women with severe ...

    Authors: Shu-Fen Li, Hui-Hui Ju and Chuan-Shou Feng
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:401
  20. Childbirth is a long-lasting physiological stress. As one of the main stressors, labor pain exists throughout the whole process. Childbirth self-efficacy is the confidence, or belief that they can manage pain ...

    Authors: Yue Huang, Yuehua Zhong, Qiaozhu Chen, Jun Zhou, Bailing Fu, Yongfang Deng, Xianfang Tu and Yingfang Wu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:400
  21. The causes of infertility have remained an important challenge. The relationship between VDR gene polymorphisms and infertility has been reported, with controversial findings.

    Authors: Asra Moradkhani, Mobin Azami, Srwa Assadi, Mobin Ghaderi, Asaad Azarnezhad and Yousef Moradi
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:398
  22. Since 2018, WHO recommends oral fluid and food intake for low-risk women during labor to enhance positive childbirth experience and respect for women’s preferences. This study investigated the current practice...

    Authors: Benjamin Stephens, Pearl Nanka-Bruce and Habtamu Fekadu Lashtew
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:397
  23. Contraceptive use is the principal method by which women avoid unintended pregnancy. An unintended pregnancy can induce long-term distress related to the medical, emotional, and social consequences of carrying...

    Authors: Shayesteh Jahanfar, Julie Mortazavi, Amy Lapidow, Cassandra Cu, Jude Al Abosy, Katherine Morris, Juan Camilo Becerra-Mateus, Paola Andrenacci, Marwa Badawy, Meredith Steinfeldt, Olivia Maurer, Bohang Jiang and Moazzam Ali
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:396
  24. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with diabetes in pregnancy (DIP) are more likely to have glycaemic levels above the target range, and their babies are thus at higher risk of excessive fe...

    Authors: Marwan Awad Ahmed, Helen D. Bailey, Gavin Pereira, Scott W. White, Kingsley Wong, Rhonda Marriott, Matthew J. L. Hare, Bridgette J. McNamara and Carrington C. J. Shepherd
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:395
  25. Fear of childbirth (FOC) can influence both maternal and child health. Research on FOC in China is scarce, especially on rural women. This study aimed to assess pre- and postpartum FOC and its predictors among...

    Authors: Rong Xu, Jiarun Wang, Yuejie Li, Yujia Chen, Wei Zhang, Xinlong Pan, Zhijie Zou, Xiaoli Chen and Shuyuan Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:394
  26. The gonadotropin hormone-releasing hormone agonists (GnRH-a) have been widely used for controlled ovarian stimulation in assisted reproductive technology (ART). The early-follicular long-acting GnRH-a long pro...

    Authors: Linqing Du, Jianyuan Song, Wenqian Fan, Tian Ye and Huijuan Kong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:393
  27. Women diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus often rely on internet-based health information for managing their condition. This study aims to investigate the present state of electronic health literacy a...

    Authors: Jingqi Xu, Yujia Chen, Jing Zhao, Jiarun Wang, Jianfei Chen, Xinlong Pan, Wei Zhang, Jin Zheng, Zhijie Zou, Xiaoli Chen and Yingzi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:392
  28. The worldwide occurrence of triplet pregnancy is estimated to be 0.093%, with a natural incidence of approximately 1 in 8000. This study aims to analyze the neonatal health status and birth weight discordance ...

    Authors: Qing Hu, Zhaomin Zeng, Hongyan Liu, Hua Liao, Tingting Xu and Haiyan Yu
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:391
  29. The rising number of women giving birth at advanced maternal age has posed significant challenges in obstetric care in recent years, resulting in increased incidence of neonatal transfer to the Neonatal Intens...

    Authors: Yihong Wei, Shuai Xu, Wenjuan Sun and Fanzhen Hong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:390
  30. Negative childbirth experiences can be related to the onset of perinatal post-traumatic stress symptomatology (P-PTSS), which significantly impacts the mother and the infant. As a response in the face of the d...

    Authors: Maria Vega-Sanz, Ana Berastegui and Alvaro Sanchez-Lopez
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:389
  31. There are few support interventions for women with fear of childbirth tailored towards type of fears and parity. To inform the future development of an acceptable and relevant intervention for women with sever...

    Authors: Carita Nordin-Remberger, Michael B. Wells, Joanne Woodford, Karin S. Lindelöf and Margareta Johansson
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:388
  32. Labor induction is a common obstetric intervention aimed at initiating labor when spontaneous onset is delayed or deemed necessary for maternal or fetal well-being. Despite its widespread use, the practice’s i...

    Authors: Shweta Jaiswal, Willbroad Kyejo and Charles Kilewo
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:387
  33. Existing research has shown that intimate partner violence (IPV) may hinder maternal access to healthcare services, thereby affecting maternal and child health. However, current studies have ignored whether em...

    Authors: Xinfang Xu, Di Liang, Saeed Anwar, Yanan Zhao and Jiayan Huang
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:386
  34. Food insecurity is a state or condition in which people have limited or uncertain physical, social, and economic access to safe, sufficient, and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs. Since no thorough e...

    Authors: Ataklti Gebretsadik Woldegebriel, Gebremedhin Gebreegziabiher Gebrehiwot, Ataklti Gessesse Teka, Hagos Amare Gebreyesus, Tesfay Teklemariam Weldeslassie, Abraham Aregay Desta, Haftamu Kebede Yigzaw, Nega Mamo Bezabih, Haylom Kahsay Baryau, Mekonnen Haileselassie and Mengish Bahresilase Gebregziabiher
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:385
  35. We sought to investigate the impact of individualized exercise guidance during pregnancy on the incidence of macrosomia and the mediating effect of gestational weight gain (GWG).

    Authors: Xuanjin Yang, Guifang Wang, Nana Liu, Yaxin Wang, Suhan Zhang, Hang Lin, Can Zhu, Li Liu, Yin Sun and Liangkun Ma
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:384
  36. Neonatal sepsis is one of the most common causes of disease and death among neonates globally. And it made a great contribution to neonatal admission to intensive care units. To mitigate the ongoing neonatal c...

    Authors: Frehiwot Sisay Baheru, Bisrat Zeleke Shiferaw, Tigistu Toru and Fisha Alebel GebreEyesus
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:383
  37. Pain experienced by women in the perinatal period constitutes a complex and multifaceted phenomenon. The aim of the study was to assess conditions of pain locus of control and pain reduction in post-cesarean s...

    Authors: Anna Bogusława Pilewska-Kozak, Magdalena Dziurka, Agnieszka Bałanda –Bałdyga, Marta Joanna Monist, Ewelina Kopiel, Krzysztof Jurek, Anna Francesca Łęcka and Beata Dobrowolska
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:382
  38. Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is a global health challenge, especially affecting females and children. We aimed to conduct an umbrella systematic review of available evidence on IDA’s prevalence in Iranian preg...

    Authors: Azadeh Dehghani, Roghayeh Molani-Gol, Maryam Rafraf, Fatemeh Mohammadi-Nasrabadi and Rahim Khodayari-Zarnaq
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:381
  39. Globally, disrespectful, and abusive childbirth practices negatively impact women’s health, create barriers to accessing health facilities, and contribute to poor birth experiences and adverse outcomes for bot...

    Authors: Ephrem Yohannes, Gonfa Moti, Gemechu Gelan, Debra K. Creedy, Laura Gabriel and Carolyn Hastie
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:380
  40. Malaria during pregnancy is associated with poor maternal, foetal, and neonatal outcomes. To prevent malaria infection during pregnancy, the World Health Organization recommended the use of intermittent preven...

    Authors: Jean Claude Ndayishimiye and Philip Teg-Nefaah Tabong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:379
  41. Postpartum physical activity is a public health issue. Reporting on the quality of exercise interventions designs must be ensured in view of the reproducibility and successful implementation of such studies. T...

    Authors: Carla Brites-Lagos, Cristiana Maranhão, Anna Szumilewicz and Rita Santos-Rocha
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:378
  42. Limited evidence exists regarding the association between gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and elevated levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) in newborns. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate th...

    Authors: Meng Yang, Zhongqiang Cao, Wanting Zhu, Xiaoyuan Feng, Jieqiong Zhou, Jiuying Liu, Yuanyuan Zhong, Yan Zhou, Hong Mei, Xiaonan Cai, Liqin Hu, Aifen Zhou and Han Xiao
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:375
  43. Pre-eclampsia and migraine share some similar aspects of pathophysiology such as vascular function, platelet activation, and enhanced clotting. A few observational studies from different demographics showed th...

    Authors: Shyamashree Biswas, Ranjana Singh and A. G. Radhika
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:373
  44. Preterm birth (PTB) contributes to nearly 11% of all deliveries in the world. The majority of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) remains unexplained. Risk factors include abnormal body mass index (BMI), short ce...

    Authors: Nurul Iftida Basri, Rima Anggrena Dasrilsyah, Amilia Afzan Mohd Jamil and Charmaine Sook Yee Leong
    Citation: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2024 24:363

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