The REVAMP study: research exploring various aspects and mechanisms in preeclampsia: study protocol
Preeclampsia is a major cause of maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality, particularly in developing countries. Considering the burden of preeclampsia and its associated complications, it is impor... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Nisha S. Wadhwani, Deepali P. Sundrani, Girija N. Wagh, Savita S. Mehendale, Manish M. Tipnis, Priscilla C. Joshi, Arun S. Kinare, Sanjay K. Lalwani, Narayanan S. Mani, Nomita Chandhiok, Giriraj R. Chandak, Sanjay A. Gupte, Caroline H. D. Fall and Sadhana Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

The effects of pelvic belt use on pelvic alignment during and after pregnancy: a prospective longitudinal cohort study
Pelvic alignment changes during pregnancy and post-childbirth. Pelvic belts exert external forces that compress and stabilize the joints, and therefore, could influence pelvic alignment. However, limited infor... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Saori Morino, Mika Ishihara, Fumiko Umezaki, Hiroko Hatanaka, Mamoru Yamashita, Rika Kawabe and Tomoki Aoyama Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Shedding light on quality of care: a study protocol for a randomized trial evaluating the impact of the Solar Suitcase in rural health facilities on maternal and newborn care quality in Uganda
Continued progress in reducing maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality in low-income countries requires a renewed focus on quality of delivery care. Reliable electricity and lighting is a cornerstone of a... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Slawa Rokicki, Brian Mwesigwa, Laura Schmucker and Jessica L. Cohen Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Villains or victims? An ethnography of Afghan maternity staff and the challenge of high quality respectful care
Healthcare providers are the vital link between evidence-based policies and women receiving high quality maternity care. Explanations for suboptimal care often include poor working conditions for staff and a l... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Rachel Arnold, Edwin van Teijlingen, Kath Ryan and Immy Holloway Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Peri-conceptional or pregnancy exposure of HPV vaccination and the risk of spontaneous abortion: a systematic review and meta-analysis
To assess whether the peri-conceptional or pregnancy exposure of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination would increase the risk of spontaneous abortion. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jing Tan, Yi-quan Xiong, Qiao He, Yan-mei Liu, Wen Wang, Meng Chen, Kang Zou, Xing-hui Liu and Xin Sun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mothers ’ satisfaction with care during facility-based childbirth: a cross-sectional survey in southern Mozambique
Client satisfaction is an essential component of quality of care. Health system factors, processes of care as well as mothers ’ characteristics influence the extent to which care meets the expectations of mothe... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sibone Mocumbi, Ulf H ögberg, Erik Lampa, Charfudin Sacoor, Anifa Valá, Anna Bergström, Peter von Dadelszen, Khátia Munguambe, Claudia Hanson and Esperança Sevene Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early prediction of preeclampsia and small-for-gestational-age via multi-marker model in Chinese pregnancies: a prospective screening study
Recent evidence suggests early screening of preeclampsia and small-for-gestational-age (SGA) would benefit pregnancies followed by subsequent prophylactic use of aspirin. Multi-marker models have shown capabil... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 19, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jing Zhang, Luhao Han, Wei Li, Qiaobin Chen, Jie Lei, Min Long, Weibin Yang, Wenya Li, Lizhen Zeng and Sifan Zeng Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessing the operational effectiveness of a maternal and child health (MCH) conditional cash transfer pilot programme in Nigeria
This paper provides insights into design and implementation of a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) pilot programme under the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme on Maternal and Child Health (SURE-P MC... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 16, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Chioma Oduenyi, Victor Ordu and Ugo Okoli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Antenatal care for alcohol consumption during pregnancy: pregnant women ’s reported receipt of care and associated characteristics
Antenatal clinical guidelines recommend that during initial and subsequent antenatal visits all pregnant women: have their alcohol consumption assessed; be advised that it is safest not to consume alcohol duri... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 16, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Emma Doherty, John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden, Amy E. Anderson, Kristy Crooks, Tracey W. Tsang, Elizabeth J. Elliott, Adrian J. Dunlop, John Attia, Julia Dray, Belinda Tully, Nicole Bennett, Henry Murray, Carol Azzopardi and Melanie Kingsland Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A novel classification for evaluating episiotomy practices: application to the Burgundy perinatal network
Though the rate of episiotomy has decreased in France, the overall episiotomy rate was 20% in the 2016 national perinatal survey. We aimed to develop a classification to facilitate the analysis of episiotomy p... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 16, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Thomas Desplanches, Emilie Szczepanski, Jonathan Cottenet, Denis Semama, Catherine Quantin and Paul Sagot Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Serum magnesium and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein as a predictor for gestational diabetes mellitus in Sudanese pregnant women
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a big health problem that adversely affects both the maternal and perinatal outcomes. We aimed to predict the development of GDM in the first trimester using high sensiti... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 16, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Warda Naser, Ishag Adam, Duria A. Rayis, Mohammed A. Ahmed and Hamdan Z. Hamdan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Proportion of pregnant women screened for hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and its associated factors within antenatal clinics of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Screening for hypertensive disorders in pregnancy (HDP) is clinically important for identifying women at high risk, and planning early preventative interventions to improve pregnancy outcomes. Several studies ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 15, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Dalau Mukadi Nkamba, John Ditekemena, Gilbert Wembodinga, Pierre Bernard, Antoinette Tshefu and Annie Robert Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Physical activity and dietary intake among Chinese pregnant women: an observational study
Physical activity (PA) and dietary intake are important modifiable factors associated with health outcomes. However, Chinese pregnant women ’s PA and dietary intake are only vaguely understood. The aim of this ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Mi Xiang, Jing Zhang, Huigang Liang, Zhiruo Zhang, Masayuki Konishi, Huanhuan Hu, Mio Nishimaki, Hyeon-Ki Kim, Hiroki Tabata, Hisao Shimizu, Takashi Arao and Shizuo Sakamoto Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Magnitude and factors associated with adherence to Iron and folic acid supplementation among pregnant women in Aykel town, Northwest Ethiopia
Physiological changes during pregnancy, foetal growth and development increase the requirement for Iron and Folic Acid. The increased demand of these nutrients is not meet through diet alone due to decreased b... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 14, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Habtamu Assefa, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe and Mekonnen Sisay Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Acceptability of community-based mentor mothers to support HIV-positive pregnant women on antiretroviral treatment in western Kenya: a qualitative study
Option B+ is a comprehensive antiretroviral treatment (ART) designed for HIV-infected pregnant/ postpartum women. However, barriers to implementing Option B+ and establishing long-term ART adherence while faci... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Iris Wanga, Anna Helova, Lisa L. Abuogi, Elizabeth A. Bukusi, Wafula Nalwa, Eliud Akama, Thomas A. Odeny, Janet M. Turan and Maricianah Onono Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Urinary tract infections and antibiotic use in pregnancy - qualitative analysis of online forum content
Antibiotics are standard treatment for asymptomatic and symptomatic urinary tract infections (UTIs) in pregnancy. Their overuse, however, can contribute to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and expose the foetus ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Flavia Ghouri, Amelia Hollywood and Kath Ryan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Are women in Singapore gaining weight appropriately during pregnancy: a prospective cohort study
We aimed to study gestational weight gain (GWG) in a Singaporean population and compare it with Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2009 GWG guidelines. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Song He, John Carson Allen, Nurul Syaza Razali, Nyo Mie Win, Jun Jim Zhang, Mor Jack Ng, George Seow Heong Yeo, Bernard Su Min Chern and Kok Hian Tan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Rationale and design of two prospective, multicenter, observational studies on reproductive outcome in women with recurrent failures after spontaneous or assisted conception: OTTILIA and FIRST registries
Spontaneous pregnancy loss and implantation failure after assisted reproductive technologies (ART) are very common occurrences. Although 50 –60% of all cases remains unexplained, various predisposing factors, i... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Michela Villani, Domenico Baldini, Pasquale Totaro, Giovanni Larciprete, Mirjana Kovac, Domenico Carone, Serena Maria Passamonti, Eleonora Tamborini Permunian, Tiziana Bartolotti, Andrea Lojacono, Rossella Cacciola, Giuliano Lo Pinto, Eugenio Bucherini, V Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Establishment of a risk assessment tool for pregnancy-associated venous thromboembolism and its clinical application: protocol for a prospective observational study in Beijing
The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy and puerperal periods is significantly higher than during the non-pregnant period and is one of the major causes of maternal mortality. Developed count... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 13, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yi Chen, Yan Dai, Jing Song, Ling Wei, Ying Ma, Ning Tian, Qian Wang, Qian Zhang, Yue Zhang, Xiao Lan Wang, Jun Zhang and Rong Liu Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Maternal plasma levels of oxytocin during physiological childbirth – a systematic review with implications for uterine contractions and central actions of oxytocin
Oxytocin is a key hormone in childbirth, and synthetic oxytocin is widely administered to induce or speed labour. Due to lack of synthetized knowledge, we conducted a systematic review of maternal plasma level... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kerstin Uvn äs-Moberg, Anette Ekström-Bergström, Marie Berg, Sarah Buckley, Zada Pajalic, Eleni Hadjigeorgiou, Alicja Kotłowska, Luise Lengler, Bogumila Kielbratowska, Fatima Leon-Larios, Claudia Meier Magistretti, Soo Downe, Bengt Lindström and Anna Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is it the decision of women to choose a cesarean section as the mode of birth? A review of literature on the views of stakeholders
A debate on the decision of women to choose a cesarean section as the mode of birth in uncomplicated pregnancies from the views of relevant stakeholders. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Alice Yuen Loke, Louise Davies and Yim-wah Mak Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Are preterm birth and intra-uterine growth restriction more common in Western Australian children of immigrant backgrounds? A population based data linkage study
To compare the prevalence of preterm birth, post term birth, intra-uterine growth restriction and distribution of Apgar scores in offspring of foreign-born women in Western Australia with that of their Austral... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 9, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ifrah Abdullahi, Kingsley Wong, Emma Glasson, Raewyn Mutch, Nicholas de Klerk, Jenny Downs, Sarah Cherian and Helen Leonard Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A study protocol for an mHealth, multi-centre randomized control trial to promote use of postpartum contraception amongst rural women in Punjab, Pakistan
Provision of family planning services during the immediate post-partum phase is considered effective and cost-efficient for promoting healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies. This research aims to test the e... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Xaher Gul, Waqas Hameed, Sharmeen Hussain, Ishaque Sheikh and Junaid-ur-Rehman Siddiqui Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Male partner antenatal clinic attendance is associated with increased uptake of maternal health services and infant BCG immunization: a national survey in Kenya
Male partner antenatal clinic (ANC) attendance may improve maternal uptake of maternal child health (MCH) services. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 8, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Beryne Odeny, Christine J. McGrath, Agnes Langat, Jillian Pintye, Benson Singa, John Kinuthia, Abraham Katana, Lucy Ng ’ang’a and Grace John-Stewart Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors influencing women ’s decision-making regarding complementary medicine product use in pregnancy and lactation
The prevalence of complementary medicine product (CMP) use by pregnant or breastfeeding Australian mothers is high, however, there is limited data on factors influencing women ’s decision-making to use CMPs. Th... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Larisa Ariadne Justine Barnes, Lesley Barclay, Kirsten McCaffery and Parisa Aslani Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effects of vigorous intensity exercise in the third trimester of pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Fetal growth is dependent upon utero-placental vascular supply of oxygen and nutrients from the mother and has been proposed to be compromised by vigorous intensity exercise in the third trimester. The aim of ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kassia S. Beetham, Courtney Giles, Michael Noetel, Vicki Clifton, Jacqueline C. Jones and Geraldine Naughton Tags: Research article Source Type: research

International prospective observational cohort study of Zika in infants and pregnancy (ZIP study): study protocol
Until recently, Zika virus (ZIKV) infections were considered mild and self-limiting. Since 2015, they have been associated with an increase in microcephaly and other birth defects in newborns. While this assoc... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jill F. Lebov, Juan F. Arias, Angel Balmaseda, William Britt, Jos é F. Cordero, Luiz Augusto Galvão, Ana Lucía Garces, K. Michael Hambidge, Eva Harris, Albert Ko, Nancy Krebs, Ernesto T. A. Marques, Alexander M. Martinez, Elizabeth McClure, Democrito B Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Improving birth outcomes for women who are substance using or have mental illness: a Canadian cohort study comparing antenatal midwifery and physician models of care for women of low socioeconomic position
Some observational studies have shown improved birth outcomes for women of low socioeconomic position (SEP) receiving antenatal midwifery versus physician care. To understand for whom and under what circumstan... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 6, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Daphne N. McRae, Nazeem Muhajarine and Patricia A. Janssen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A regional audit system for stillbirth: a way to better understand the phenomenon
This study aims to evaluate ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Gaia Po ’, Francesca Monari, Filippo Zanni, Giovanni Grandi, Camilla Lupi and Fabio Facchinetti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Why rural women do not use primary health centres for pregnancy care: evidence from a qualitative study in Nigeria
While Primary Health Care has been designed to provide universal access to skilled pregnancy care for the prevention of maternal deaths in Nigeria, available evidence suggests that pregnant women in rural comm... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Lorretta Favour C. Ntoimo, Friday E. Okonofua, Brian Igboin, Chioma Ekwo, Wilson Imongan and Sanni Yaya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Associations of postpartum mother-infant bonding with maternal childhood maltreatment and postpartum mental health: a cross-sectional study
After delivery, some women experience impairment of their mother-infant bonding (MIB), which can lead to long-term disturbances of the mother-child relationship and the child ’s social-emotional development. Li... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 5, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Franziska Lehnig, Michaela Nagl, Holger Stepan, Birgit Wagner and Anette Kersting Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Management of hepatitis B infected pregnant women: a cross-sectional study of obstetricians
Our study aims to describe how obstetricians manage pregnant women infected with chronic hepatitis B in a region with a large high-risk population. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 2, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Stephanie D. Chao, Chrissy M. Cheung, Ellen T. Chang, Allison Pei and Samuel K. S. So Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Maternal near miss determinants at a maternity hospital for high-risk pregnancy in northeastern Brazil: a prospective study
To investigate the association between sociodemographic and obstetric variables and delays in care with maternal near misses (MNMs) and their health indicators. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Telmo Henrique Barbosa de Lima, Melania Maria Amorim, Samir Buainain Kassar and Leila Katz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Weight retention at six weeks postpartum and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in a second pregnancy
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a common cause of maternal morbidity, and can lead to the development of diabetes later in life. Pre-pregnancy body weight is associated with the change in body mass inde... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jing Liu, Guang Song, Tao Meng, Ge Zhao and Songning Guo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An investigation of dispositional mindfulness and mood during pregnancy
Mindfulness courses are being offered to numerous groups and while a large body of research has investigated links between dispositional mindfulness and mood, few studies have reported this relationship during... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Adele Krusche, Catherine Crane and Maret Dymond Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical application of a contingent screening strategy for trisomies with cell-free DNA: a pilot study
Different strategies have been designed for clinical implementation of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing. We aimed to evaluate the performance of a contingent strategy based on conventional screening and offering ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Mar ía Ángeles Sánchez-Durán, Andrea Bernabeu García, Inés Calero, Jordi Ramis Fossas, Tamara Illescas, María Teresa Avilés, Nerea Maiz and Elena Carreras Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Preoperative moderate thrombocytopenia is not associated with increased blood loss for low-risk cesarean section: a retrospective cohort study
The occurrence of thrombocytopenia is as high as 7 –12% in pregnancy, yet minimum platelet count safe for cesarean section remains unknown. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 29, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Xiaohan Xu, Yuelun Zhang, Xuerong Yu and Yuguang Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Postpartum depression among women with pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in Tanzania; a call for integrative intervention
Postpartum depression (PPD) complicates maternal wellbeing, maternal-infant bonding, and cognitive function in children and woman ’s relationship with her partner. Clinical observations suggest a higher risk of... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 29, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Barke Mbarak, Charles Kilewo, Saidi Kuganda and Bruno F. Sunguya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Maternal vegetable intake during and after pregnancy
Improved understanding of vegetable intake changes between pregnancy and postpartum may inform future intervention targets to establish healthy home food environments. Therefore, the goal of this study was to ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Alison Tovar, Jill L. Kaar, Karen McCurdy, Alison E. Field, Dana Dabelea and Maya Vadiveloo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Temporal and regional variations in use, equity and quality of antenatal care in Egypt: a repeat cross-sectional analysis using Demographic and Health Surveys
The objective of this paper is to describe the changes over time (1991 –2014) in the use ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 26, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Miguel Pugliese-Garcia, Emma Radovich, Nevine Hassanein, Oona M. R. Campbell, Karima Khalil and Lenka Benova Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Induction of labor and postpartum blood loss
To analyze blood loss after delivery in women with induction of labor compared to women with spontaneous onset of labor. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Romana Brun, Emilian Spoerri, Leonhard Sch äffer, Roland Zimmermann and Christian Haslinger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A cross sectional study to assess the sFlt-1:PlGF ratio in pregnant women with and without preeclampsia
Preeclampsia is a multisystem disorder characterized by vascular endothelial malfunction occurring after 20  weeks of gestation. Placental soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) is an antiangiogenic factor... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 25, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Vivek Pant, Binod Kumar Yadav and Jyoti Sharma Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of gestational weight gain on perinatal outcomes among Chinese twin gestations based on Institute of Medicine guidelines
This study aimed to assess the associations ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Dongxin Lin, Dazhi Fan, Shuzhen Wu, Gengdong Chen, Pengsheng Li, Huiting Ma, Shaoxin Ye, Jiaming Rao, Huishan Zhang, Meng Zeng, Yan Liu, Xiaoling Guo and Zhengping Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Seasonality, temperature and pregnancy oral glucose tolerance test results in Australia
The oral glucose-tolerance test (OGTT) is currently the standard method for diagnosis of gestational diabetes (GDM). We conducted a post hoc analysis using the Australian Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Ou... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Eddie X. Shen, Robert G. Moses, Jeremy J.N. Oats, Julia Lowe and H. David McIntyre Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Consensus on priorities in maternal education: results of Delphi and nominal group technique approaches
Maternal education is wide-ranging and covers many areas from pregnancy to the immediate postpartum period and childrearing. However, for it to be effective, more resources need to be assigned to key topics. T... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 24, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Carmen Paz-Pascual, Isabel Artieta-Pinedo and Gonzalo Grandes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Narratives on why pregnant women delay seeking maternal health care during delivery and obstetric complications in rural Ghana
Despite the many maternal healthcare policy programmes in Ghana such as free the antenatal care (ANC) and the fee-exemption policy under the National Health Insurance Scheme, among others, the country has yet ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Joshua Sumankuuro, Memuna Yankasa Mahama, Judith Crockett, Shaoyu Wang and Jeanine Young Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Maternal age and the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes: a retrospective cohort study
The increased potential for negative pregnancy outcomes in both extremes of reproductive age is a well-debated argument. The aim of this study was to analyze the prevalence and the outcome of pregnancies conce... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 23, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ambrogio P. Londero, Emma Rossetti, Carla Pittini, Angelo Cagnacci and Lorenza Driul Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Embedding supportive parenting resources into maternity and early years care pathways: a mixed methods evaluation
During pregnancy and postnatally, women seek information from a variety of sources. The potential to incorporate educational pregnancy and parenting resources into conventional health services is underexplored... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Nicola Crossland, Gill Thomson and Victoria Hall Moran Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The PRogram In Support of Moms (PRISM): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial of two active interventions addressing perinatal depression in obstetric settings
Perinatal depression, the most common pregnancy complication, is associated with negative maternal-offspring outcomes. Despite existence of effective treatments, it is under-recognized and under-treated. Profe... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Linda Brenckle, Padma Sankaran, Grace A. Masters, Sharina Person, Linda Weinreb, Jean Y. Ko, Cheryl L. Robbins, Jeroan Allison and Nancy Byatt Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Misoprostol as an adjunct to oxytocin can reduce postpartum-haemorrhage: a propensity score –matched retrospective chart review in Bamenda-Cameroon, 2015–2016
There is some evidence that suggests misoprostol may supplement the action of oxytocin in preventing post-partum haemorrhage (PPH). The primary objective of this study was to determine the effect of the admini... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 22, 2019 Category: OBGYN Authors: Frederick Morfaw, Mercy Fundoh, Christopher Pisoh, Bi Ayaba, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Laura N. Anderson and Lehana Thabane Tags: Research article Source Type: research