Preeclampsia in pregnancy affecting the stemness and differentiation potency of haematopoietic stem cell of the umbilical cord blood
Umbilical cord blood (UCB) has been proposed as the potential source of haematopoietic stem cells (HSC) for allogeneic transplantation. However, few studies have shown that a common disease in pregnancy such a... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Fazlina Nordin, Mohd Razif Mohd Idris, Zaleha Abdullah Mahdy and S. Fadilah Abd Wahid Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A qualitative study of healthcare professionals ’ experiences of providing maternity care for Muslim women in the UK
A growing Muslim population in the UK suggests the need for healthcare professionals (HCPs) to gain a better understanding of how the Islamic faith influences health related perceptions and healthcare seeking ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Shaima Mohamed Hassan, Conan Leavey, Jane S. Rooney and Shuby Puthussery Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of and factors associated with unplanned pregnancy among women in Koshu, Japan: cross-sectional evidence from Project Koshu, 2011 –2016
Unplanned pregnancy is a public health issue with adverse consequences for maternal and neonatal health. In Japan, the prevalence of unplanned pregnancy was 46.2% in 2002. However, few studies have investigate... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Son Trung Huynh, Hiroshi Yokomichi, Yuka Akiyama, Reiji Kojima, Sayaka Horiuchi, Tadao Ooka, Ryoji Shinohara and Zentaro Yamagata Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2) infection during late pregnancy: a report of 18 patients from Wuhan, China
Compared with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Corona Virus Disease 2019(COVID-19) spread more rapidly and widely. The population was generally susceptible.... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Lu Zhang, Lan Dong, Lei Ming, Min Wei, Jun Li, Ruheng Hu and Jing Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A systematic review and time-response meta-analysis of the optimal timing of elective caesarean sections for best maternal and neonatal health outcomes
The rate of caesarean sections (CS) has increased in the last decades to about 30% of births in high income countries. Many CSs are electively planned without an urgent medical reason for mother or child. An e... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Barbara Prediger, Tim Mathes, Stephanie Polus, Angelina Glatt, Stefanie B ühn, Sven Schiermeier, Edmund A. M. Neugebauer and Dawid Pieper Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Influence of pacifier use on the association between duration of breastfeeding and anterior open bite in primary dentition
The literature is controversial with regard to the association between longer breastfeeding duration and lower prevalence of anterior open bite. Pacifier use may be involved in this controversy. Thus, the obje... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Vanessa Felipe de Deus, Erissandra Gomes, Fernanda Caramez da Silva and Elsa Regina Justo Giugliani Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effects of pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain on maternal and infant complications
The potential effects of pre-pregnancy body mass (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) on pregnancy outcomes remain unclear. Thus, we investigated socio-demographic characteristics that affect pre-pregnancy ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yin Sun, Zhongzhou Shen, Yongle Zhan, Yawen Wang, Shuai Ma, Suhan Zhang, Juntao Liu, Sansan Wu, Yahui Feng, Yunli Chen, Shuya Cai, Yingjie Shi, Liangkun Ma and Yu Jiang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Aspiration technique-based device is more reliable in cervical stiffness assessment than digital palpation
The purpose of this study was to compare the reliability and reproducibility of the traditional qualitative method of assessing uterine cervical stiffness with those of a quantitative method using a novel devi... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sabrina Badir, Laura Bernardi, Francisco Feij ó Delgado, Katharina Quack Loetscher, Gundula Hebisch and Irene Hoesli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Serum antioxidant micronutrient levels in pre-eclamptic pregnant women in Enugu, south-East Nigeria: a comparative cross-sectional analytical study
Pre-eclampsia is a common obstetric complication of pregnancy in Nigeria, and oxidative stress has been implicated in its aetiopathogenesis. Despite this fact, there is a paucity of information regarding the s... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Joseph Tochukwu Enebe, Cyril Chukwudi Dim, Emmanuel Onyebuchi Ugwu, Nympha Onyinye Enebe, Ijeoma Angela Meka, Kingsley Chukwu Obioha, George Uchenna Eleje and Uchenna Ifeanyi Nwagha Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Unexpected drug residuals in human milk in Ankara, capital of Turkey
An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 6, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ay şe Meltem Ergen and Sıddıka Songül Yalçın Tags: Correction Source Type: research

The application of prenatal ultrasound in the diagnosis of congenital duodenal obstruction
The purpose of this research is to summarize the prenatal ultrasound characteristics of congenital duodenal obstruction (CDO), especially in the diagnosis of duodenal diaphragm and annular pancreas. At present... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Chan Yin, Lili Tong, Mingxiang Ma, Xiaoqun Tan, Guoliang Luo, Zhihui Fei and Dan Nie Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Improved clinical outcomes of preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy using MALBAC-NGS compared with MDA-SNP array
To assess whether preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy with next generation sequencing (NGS) outweighs single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) array in improving clinical outcomes. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Wenbin Niu, Linlin Wang, Jiawei Xu, Ying Li, Hao Shi, Gang Li, Haixia Jin, Wenyan Song, Fang Wang and Yingpu Sun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pregnancy outcome following fetal reduction from dichorionic twins to singleton gestation
There are still some controversies regarding the risks and benefits of fetal reduction from twins to singletons. We aimed to evaluate if fetal reduction from twins to singleton improves pregnancy outcome. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 3, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Gal Greenberg, Ron Bardin, Shir Danieli-Gruber, Kinneret Tenenbaum-Gavish, Anat Shmueli, Eyal Krispin, Galia Oron, Arnon Wiznitzer and Eran Hadar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence, associated factors and clinical features of congenital syphilis among newborns in Mbarara hospital, Uganda
We describe prevalence, associated factors and clinical prese... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sam Oloya, David Lyczkowski, Patrick Orikiriza, Max Irama, Yap Boum, Richard Migisha, Julius P. Kiwanuka and Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pregnant women ’s clinical characteristics, intrapartum interventions, and duration of labour in urban China: a multi-center cross-sectional study
There is an increasing global trend towards the widespread over-medicalisation of labour and childbirth. The present study aimed to investigate pregnant women ’s clinical characteristics, intrapartum interventi... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 2, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Chunyi Gu, Xiaojiao Wang, Zhijie Zhang, Simone Schwank, Chunxiang Zhu, Zheng Zhang and Xu Qian Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Applying the WHO ICD-PM classification system to stillbirths in a major referral Centre in Northeast Nigeria: a retrospective analysis from 2010-2018
Lack of a unified and comparable classification system to unravel the underlying causes of stillbirth hampers the development and implementation of targeted interventions to reduce the unacceptably high stillb... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Eseoghene Dase, Oghenebrume Wariri, Egwu Onuwabuchi, Jacob A. K. Alhassan, Iliya Jalo, Nazeem Muhajarine, Uduak Okomo and Aliyu U. ElNafaty Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Retrospective study 2005 –2015 of all cases of fetal death occurred at ≥23 gestational weeks, in Friusli Venezia Giulia, Italy
The objective of the present study was to examine the etiological factors that... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Lorenzo Monasta, Manuela Giangreco, Emanuele Ancona, Fabio Barbone, Elisa Bet, Pierino Boschian-Bailo, Giovanna Cacciaguerra, Angelo Cagnacci, Melania Canton, Maddalena Casarotto, Manola Comar, Simona Contardo, Michela De Agostini, Francesco De Seta, Giov Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Women ’s experiences of planning a vaginal birth after caesarean in different models of maternity care in Australia
Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is a safe mode of birth for most women but internationally VBAC rates remain low. In Australia women planning a VBAC may experience different models of care including conti... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 30, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hazel Keedle, Lilian Peters, Virginia Schmied, Elaine Burns, Warren Keedle and Hannah Grace Dahlen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Inpatient versus outpatient induction of labour: a systematic review and meta-analysis
This study aims to systematically review published data fr... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 30, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susan Dong, Maria Khan, Farahnosh Hashimi, Caroline Chamy and Rohan D ’Souza Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Absence of lymphatic vessels in term placenta
There has been debate about the existence of lymphatic vessels in placenta. Lymphatic endothelial cell (LEC) markers such as LYVE-1 and podoplanin/D2 –40 have been found, although PROX1 has not been detected. T... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: J ürgen Becker, Gilles E. Tchagou Tchangou, Sonja Schmidt, Christina Zelent, Fritz Kahl and Jörg Wilting Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Assessment of the necessity of uterine artery embolization during suction and curettage for caesarean scar pregnancy: a prospective cohort study
Uterine artery embolization (UAE) followed by suction and curettage is a common conservative treatment for caesarean scar pregnancy (CSP), but the advantages of suction and curettage alone are underestimated d... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jie Ou, Ping Peng, Chunying Li, Lirong Teng and Xinyan Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Associations of malaria, HIV, and coinfection, with anemia in pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa: a population-based cross-sectional study
Malaria and HIV are common infections in Africa and cause substantial morbidity and mortality in pregnant women. We aimed to assess the association of malaria with anemia in pregnant women and to explore the j... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Paddy Ssentongo, Djibril M. Ba, Anna E. Ssentongo, Jessica E. Ericson, Ming Wang, Duanping Liao and Vernon M. Chinchilli Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic accuracy of maternal serum multiple marker screening for early detection of gestational diabetes mellitus in the absence of a gold standard test
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with adverse diabetic complications for both mother and child during pregnancy. The common Gold Standard (GS) for diagnosis of GDM is 75  g oral glucose toleran... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Maedeh Amini, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, Farid Zayeri, Ali Montazeri, Aliakbar Rasekhi, Azam Amirian and Nourossadat Kariman Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A protocol for developing, disseminating, and implementing a core outcome set (COS) for childbirth pelvic floor trauma research
More than 85% of women sustain different degrees of trauma during vaginal birth. Randomized controlled trials on childbirth pelvic floor trauma have reported a wide range of outcomes and used different outcome... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Stergios K. Doumouchtsis, Maria Patricia Rada, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Gabriele Falconi, Jorge Milhem Haddad and Cornelia Betschart Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

A mixed-methods investigation of women ’s experiences seeking pregnancy-related online nutrition information
The objective of this study was to describe women ’s processes for finding pregnancy-related nutrition information, their experiences seeking this information online and their ideas for improving internet sourc... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Alexandra Snyder, Hannah Tait Neufeld and Laura Forbes Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The Rajarata Pregnancy Cohort (RaPCo): study protocol
Ending preventable maternal deaths remains a global priority and in the later stages of obstetric transition, identifying the social determinants of maternal health outcomes is essential to address stagnating ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Thilini Chanchala Agampodi, Nuwan Darshana Wickramasinghe, Rampathige Indika Ruwan Prasanna, Malawara Kankanamalage Lasandha Irangani, Jayasundara Mudiyanselage Samarakoon Banda, Pradana Mudiyanselage Bandula Jayathilake, Ayesh Hettiarachchi, Gayani Amara Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Repeated triplets complicated by monochorionic diamniotic twins following assisted reproduction: a case report and literature review
Monochorionic twinning involves numerous maternal and fetal complications, triplets complicated by a monochorionic pair are at further increased risk. Here, we report a case of repeated triplets complicated by... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Bing Song, Zhe Wang, Yujie Chen, Chao Wang, Zhaolian Wei, Xiaojin He and Yunxia Cao Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Real-world in-hospital outcomes and potential predictors of heart failure in primigravid women with heart disease in Southwestern China
Little is known about the status of maternal, obstetric, and neonatal complications and the potential predictors of developing heart failure (HF) in mothers with underlying heart disease (HD) in Southwestern C... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 23, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Wuwan Wang, Lu Wang, Panpan Feng, Xiyao Liu, Rui Xiang, Li Wen and Wei Huang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Supporting women who develop poor postnatal mental health: what support do fathers receive to support their partner and their own mental health?
Research regarding support provided for poor maternal postnatal mental health (such as depression, anxiety disorders, and postpartum psychosis) is relatively common. Fathers appear to play an important role su... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Andrew Mayers, Sarah Hambidge, Olivia Bryant and Emily Arden-Close Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Unlocking community capabilities for addressing social norms/practices: behavioural change intervention study to improve birth preparedness and complication readiness among pregnant women in rural Nigeria
Maternal mortality is attributed to combination of contextual factors that cause delay in seeking care, leading to poor utilization of skilled health services. Community participation is one of the acknowledge... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Irene Ifeyinwa Eze, Chinyere Ojiugo Mbachu, Edmund Ndudi Ossai, Celestina Adaeze Nweze and Chigozie Jesse Uneke Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Iodine adequacy in reproductive age and pregnant women living in the Western region of Saudi Arabia
This study, therefo... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Firas Azzeh and Bassem Refaat Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Stakeholder perspectives on antenatal depression and the potential for psychological intervention in rural Ethiopia: a qualitative study
In this study, we aimed to understand women... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 22, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Tesera Bitew, Roxanne Keynejad, Simone Honikman, Katherine Sorsdahl, Bronwyn Myers, Abebaw Fekadu and Charlotte Hanlon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors obstetricians, family physicians and midwives consider when counselling women about a trial of labour after caesarean and planned repeat caesarean: a qualitative descriptive study
Repeat caesarean sections (CSs) are major contributors to the high rate of CS in Canada and globally. Women ’s decisions to have a planned repeat CS (PRCS) or a trial of labour after CS (TOLAC) are influenced b... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 18, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Christine Kurtz Landy, Wendy Sword, Jackie Cramp Kathnelson, Sarah McDonald, Anne Biringer, Maureen Heaman and Pam Angle Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Supporting perinatal anxiety in the digital age; a qualitative exploration of stressors and support strategies
The period surrounding childbirth is one of profound change, which can often be experienced as stressful and overwhelming. Indeed, around 20% of women may experience significant levels of anxiety in the perina... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 17, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Virginia Harrison, Donna Moore and Lisa Lazard Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Detailed registration of care in midwifery practices in the Netherlands: an opportunity for research within a healthy pregnant population
Research in maternity care is often conducted in mixed low and high-risk or solely high-risk populations. This limits generalizability to the low-risk population of pregnant women receiving care from Dutch mid... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: A. Pouwels, P. Offerhaus, A. Merkx, B. Zeegers and M. J. Nieuwenhuijze Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Monitoring intrapartum fetal heart rates by mothers in labour in two public hospitals: an initiative to improve maternal and neonatal healthcare in Liberia
In low-resource settings with few health workers, Fetal Heart Rate (FHR) monitoring in labour can be inconsistent and unreliable. An initiative to improve fetal monitoring was implemented in two public hospita... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: K. Borzie, N. Jasper, D. P. Southall, R. MacDonald, A. A. Kola, O. Dolo, A. Magnus, S. D. Watson, M. Casement, B. Dahn and W. Jallah Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Institutional delivery service utilization and associated factors in Ethiopia: a systematic review and META-analysis
There is wide variation in the utilization of institutional delivery service in Ethiopia. Various socioeconomic and cultural factors affect the decision where to give birth. Although there has been a growing i... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Adane Nigusie, Telake Azale and Mezgebu Yitayal Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Congenital thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) with placental abruption despite maternal improvement: a case report
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare but serious complication in pregnancy that places the mother and fetus at high risk for morbidity and mortality. This case illustrates novel pregnancy compli... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Marti D. Soffer, Pavan K. Bendapudi, Drucilla J. Roberts, P. Kaitlyn Edelson, David J. Kuter, Jeffrey L. Ecker, Allison Bryant and Ilona T. Goldfarb Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Do male engagement and couples ’ communication influence maternal health care-seeking? Findings from a household survey in Mozambique
This study explored effects of couples ’ communication and male participation in birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) on delivery in a health facility (“institutional delivery”). A cross-section... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Gilda G. Sitefane, Joya Banerjee, Diwakar Mohan, Connie S. Lee, Jim Ricca, Myra L. Betron and Rosa Marlene Manjate Cuco Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Metrics of perineal support (MOPS) study
Manual perineal protection (MPP) is an intrapartum intervention suggested to protect perineal integrity during childbirth. Proper execution of MPP is complex and evaluation of its true contribution is difficul... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Vladimir Kalis, Zdenek Rusavy, Linda Havelkova, Tomas Zitka, David Tolar and Khaled M. Ismail Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Bilateral anophthalmia and intrahepatic biliary atresia, two unusual components of Fraser syndrome: a case report
Fraser syndrome or “cryptophthalmos syndrome” is a rare autosomal recessive disease. It is characterized by a group of congenital malformations such as: crytophthalmos, syndactyly, abnormal genitalia, and malf... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Muhamad Zakaria Brimo Alsaman, Sarab Agha, Hala Sallah, Rayan Badawi, Mohammad Nour Kitaz, Abdullah Assani and Hamdi Nawfal Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Women ’s experiences of decision-making and informed choice about pregnancy and birth care: a systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research
The purpose of this systematic review (PROSPERO Ref: CRD42017053264) was to describe and interpret the qualitative research on parent ’s decision-making and informed choice about their pregnancy and birth care.... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Cassandra Yuill, Christine McCourt, Helen Cheyne and Nathalie Leister Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors affecting the utilization of antenatal care among married women of reproductive age in the rural Thatta, Pakistan: findings from a community-based case-control study
There are differences in antenatal care (ANC) utilization between urban and rural areas of Pakistan. Although multiple factors have been studied affecting the utilization of general health care services, the e... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sumera Aziz Ali, Savera Aziz Ali, Anam Feroz, Sarah Saleem, Zafar Fatmai and Muhammad Masood Kadir Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Drowning our sorrows: clinical and ethical considerations of termination in alcohol-affected pregnancy
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Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Roger Martin, George Bruxner, Gary Ng, Catherine Brewster and Alka Kothari Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Jordanian women ’s experiences and constructions of labour and birth in different settings, over time and across generations: a qualitative study
Overwhelmingly, women in Middle Eastern countries experience birth as dehumanising and disrespectful. Women ’s stories can be a very powerful way of informing health services about the impact of the care they r... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 10, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Suha Abed Almajeed Abdallah Hussein, Hannah G. Dahlen, Olayide Ogunsiji and Virginia Schmied Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of early administration of rectal progesterone in IVF/ICSI twin pregnancies on the preterm birth rate: a randomized trial
The rate of multiple pregnancies in IVF/ICSI ranges from 20 to 30%. The incidence of preterm birth in multiple pregnancies is as high as 60% and is even higher in pregnancies conceived after IVF& ICSI. The ef... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Mona Mohamed Aboulghar, Yahia El-Faissal, Ahmed Kamel, Ragaa Mansour, Gamal Serour, Mohamed Aboulghar and Yomna Islam Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Development and analytical validation of real-time PCR for the detection of Streptococcus agalactiae in pregnant women
In this study, we aimed to evaluate the analytical validation of qualitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) as a means ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Daniel F. Escobar, Diego A. Diaz-Dinamarca, Carlos F. Hern ández, Daniel A. Soto, Ricardo A. Manzo, Pedro I. Alarcón, Camila H. Pinto, Diego N. Bastias, Carolayn N. Oberg-Bravo, Robert Rojas, Sebastián E. Illanes, Alexis M. Kalergis and Abel E. Vasquez Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Enhancing patient mobility following cesarean-delivery – the efficacy of an improved postpartum protocol assessed with pedometers
We examined ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hadas Ganer Herman, Masha Ben Zvi, Daniel Tairy, Ilia Kleiner, Noa Gonen, Limor Kuper Sason, Jacob Bar and Michal Kovo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Incidence and determinants of neonatal near miss in south Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study
For every neonate who dies, many others experience a near miss event that could have but did not result in death. Neonatal near miss is three to eight times more frequent than neonatal deaths and, therefore, i... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 9, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Tesfalidet Tekelab, Catherine Chojenta, Roger Smith and Deborah Loxton Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The application of prophylactic balloon occlusion of the internal iliac artery for the treatment of placenta accreta spectrum with placenta previa: a retrospective case-control study
Severe obstetric haemorrhage caused by placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) results in significant maternal morbidity and mortality. The effectiveness of prophylactic balloon occlusion of the internal iliac artery ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - June 8, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ying Peng, Lai Jiang, Cheng Peng, Dabao Wu and Ling Chen Tags: Research article Source Type: research