Trends in antenatal care visits and associated factors in Ghana from 2006 to 2018
Given that maternal mortality is a major global health concern, multiple measures including antenatal care visits have been promoted by the global community. However, most pregnant women in Ghana and other sub... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 22, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Precious Adade Duodu, Jonathan Bayuo, Josephine Aboagye Mensah, Livingstone Aduse-Poku, Francis Arthur-Holmes, Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Nutifafa Eugene Yaw Dey, Pascal Agbadi and Jerry John Nutor Tags: Research Source Type: research

Factors associated with the use of deworming drugs during pregnancy in Tanzania; an analysis from the 2015 –16 Tanzanian HIV and malaria indicators survey
The use of deworming drugs is one of the important antenatal strategies in preventing anaemia in pregnancy. Little is known about the factors associated with the use of deworming drugs, which accounts for the ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 22, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Vicent Bankanie and Fabiola Vincent Moshi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of initial COVID-19 outbreak during first trimester on pregnancy outcome in Wuxi, China
A hospital-based retrospective study was conducted to examine the effect of initial COVID-19 outbreak during first trimester on pregnancy outcome in Wuxi, China. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 21, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yun Liu, Ming Dai and Shaidi Tang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Nomogram predicting cesarean delivery undergoing induction of labor among high-risk nulliparous women at term: a retrospective study
Our aim was to create and validate a nomogram predicting cesarean delivery after induction of labor among nulliparous women at term. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 21, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Hang Zhou, Ning Gu, Yan Yang, Zhiqun Wang, Yali Hu and Yimin Dai Tags: Research Source Type: research

Disparities in use of skilled birth attendants and neonatal mortality rate in Guinea over two decades
Maternal mortality remains high in sub-Saharan African countries, including Guinea. Skilled birth attendance (SBA) is one of the crucial interventions to avert preventable obstetric complications and related m... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 21, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eugene Budu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye and Sanni Yaya Tags: Research Source Type: research

A randomized clinical trial on the effect of foot reflexology performed in the fourth stage of labor on uterine afterpain
This study was conducte... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 21, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Neda Sharifi, Narjes Bahri, Fatemeh Hadizadeh-Talasaz, Hoda Azizi, Hossein Nezami and Hamid Reza Tohidinik Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prenatal care utilization in pregnant women who consider but do not have abortions
Over half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and 18% result in termination of pregnancy (TOP). Some women seek TOP, but ultimately continue their pregnancy. Data are limited about their ut... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 21, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Marika Toscano, Jillian Wood, Sara Spielman, Rita Ferri, Natalie Whaley and Neil S. Seligman Tags: Research Source Type: research

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on perinatal outcomes: a retrospective cohort study from Turkey
Lockdowns, pregnant women ’s fear from hospitalization in addition to uncertainties about appropriate birthing practices at the beginning of the pandemic may have affected the health outcomes of mother-infant c... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 20, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Siddika Song ül Yalçin, Perran Boran, Başak Tezel, Tuba Esra Şahlar, Pınar Özdemir, Bekir Keskinkiliç and Fatih Kara Tags: Research Source Type: research

The effect of a decision-support mHealth application on maternal and neonatal outcomes in two district hospitals in Rwanda: pre – post intervention study
Globally, mobile health (mHealth) applications are known for their potential to improve healthcare providers ’ access to relevant and reliable health information. Besides, electronic decision support tools, suc... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 20, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Aurore Nishimwe, Latifat Ibisomi, Marc Nyssen and Daphney Nozizwe Conco Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Mindful awareness as a mechanism of change for natural childbirth in pregnant women with high fear of childbirth: a randomised controlled trial
Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) is effective in increasing natural childbirth in pregnant women with high fear of childbirth (FOC) as compared to enhanced care as usual (ECAU). We aimed to ex... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Irena K. Veringa-Skiba, Kelly Ziemer, Esther I. de Bruin, Ed J. de Bruin and Susan M. B ögels Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mediolateral episiotomy and risk of obstetric anal sphincter injuries and adverse neonatal outcomes during operative vaginal delivery in nulliparous women: a propensity-score analysis
The potential protective effect of mediolateral episiotomy for obstetrical anal sphincter injuries (OASIs) remains controversial during operative vaginal delivery because of the difficulties to take into accou... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Thomas Desplanches, Laetitia Marchand-Martin, Emilie-Denise Szczepanski, Marie Ruillier, Jonathan Cottenet, Denis Semama, Emmanuel Simon, Catherine Quantin and Paul Sagot Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparison of the effectiveness of virtual reality and chewing mint gum on labor pain and anxiety: a randomized controlled trial
Childbirth pain and anxiety are often unnatural, as opposed to being one of the most practical ways to use non-pharmacological methods. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of virtual reality... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Atefeh Ebrahimian, Roghaieh Rahmani Bilandi, Mohammad Reza Rahmani Biland ī and Zahra Sabzeh Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prenatal detection of chromosomal abnormalities and copy number variants in fetuses with congenital gastrointestinal obstruction
Congenital gastrointestinal obstruction (CGIO) mainly refers to the stenosis or atresia of any part from the esophagus to the anus and is one of the most common surgical causes in the neonatal period. The conc... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Xinyue Meng and Lili Jiang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Does a high dietary intake of resistant starch affect glycaemic control and alter the gut microbiome in women with gestational diabetes? A randomised control trial protocol
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is prevalent with lasting health implications for the mother and offspring. Medical nutrition therapy is the foundation of GDM management yet achieving optimal glycaemic con... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 18, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Cathy Latino, Emily J. Gianatti, Shailender Mehta, Johnny Lo, Amanda Devine and Claus Christophersen Tags: Study protocol Source Type: research

Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome in one of the Dichorionic-diamniotic twin: a case report and literature review
Simpson-Golabi-Behmel syndrome (SGBS) is a rare X-linked overgrowth syndrome. The main clinical manifestations are overgrowth and multiple malformations. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 17, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yongbing Guo, Huijing Zhang, Lixin Fan, Junya Chen, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Huixia Yang and Yu Sun Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Safe birth in cultural safety in southern Mexico: a pragmatic non-inferiority cluster-randomised controlled trial
Available research on the contribution of traditional midwifery to safe motherhood focuses on retraining and redefining traditional midwives, assuming cultural prominence of Western ways. Our objective was to ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 17, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Iv án Sarmiento, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Abraham de Jesús García, Nadia Maciel Paulino, Felipe René Serrano de los Santos, José Legorreta-Soberanis, Germán Zuluaga, Anne Cockcroft and Neil Andersson Tags: Research Source Type: research

The fear of social stigma experienced by men: a barrier to male involvement in antenatal care in Misungwi District, rural Tanzania
Evidence has shown that male involvement is associated with improved maternal health outcomes. In rural Tanzania, men are the main decision makers and may determine women ’s access to health services and ultima... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 17, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Maendeleo Boniphace, Dismas Matovelo, Rose Laisser, Victoria Yohani, Hadija Swai, Leonard Subi, Zabroni Masatu, Sylvia Tinka, Hannah Faye G. Mercader, Jennifer L. Brenner and Jennifer L. Mitchell Tags: Research Source Type: research

Dietary cholesterol and egg intake are associated with the risk of gestational diabetes: a prospective study from Southwest China
An increasing body of evidence suggests that cholesterol intake increases during pregnancy and may influence the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). However, existing evidence remains controversial an... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 17, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yiqi Zhang, Xi Lan, Fei Li, Hong Sun, Ju Zhang, Run Li, Yan Gao, Hongli Dong, Congjie Cai and Guo Zeng Tags: Research Source Type: research

Using deep learning to predict the outcome of live birth from more than 10,000 embryo data
Recently, the combination of deep learning and time-lapse imaging provides an objective, standard and scientific solution for embryo selection. However, the reported studies were based on blastocyst formation ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 16, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Bo Huang, Shunyuan Zheng, Bingxin Ma, Yongle Yang, Shengping Zhang and Lei Jin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Facility level factors that determine consistent delivery of essential newborn care at health centers in Ethiopia
Essential newborn care (ENC) is a package of interventions which should be provided for every newborn baby regardless of body size or place of delivery immediately after birth and should be continued for at le... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 16, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Binyam Fekadu, Ismael Ali, Zergu Tafesse and Hailemariam Segni Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence of depressive symptoms and correlated factors among pregnant women during their second and third trimesters in northwest rural China: a cross-sectional study
The depression mood during their second and third trimesters has a negative impact on both the mother and her child. Compared with pregnant women in urban areas, rural pregnant women who are in more disadvanta... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 16, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Fang Chang, Xin Fan, Yi Zhang, Bin Tang and Xiyuan Jia Tags: Research Source Type: research

Silent voices of the midwives: factors that influence midwives ’ achievement of successful neonatal resuscitation in sub-Saharan Africa: a narrative inquiry
In Tanzania, birth asphyxia is a leading cause of neonatal death. The aim of this study was to identify factors that influence successful neonatal resuscitation to inform clinical practice and reduce the incid... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 16, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jan Becker, Chase Becker, Florin Oprescu, Chiung-Jung (Jo) Wu, James Moir, Meshak Shimwela and Marion Gray Tags: Research Source Type: research

Heart work: Indigenous doulas responding to challenges of western systems and revitalizing Indigenous birthing care in Canada
In Canada, there has been a significant increase in the training of Indigenous doulas, who provide continuous, culturally appropriate support to Indigenous birthing people during pregnancy, birth, and the post... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 16, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Caroline Fidan Tyler Doenmez, Jaime Cidro, Stephanie Sinclair, Ashley Hayward, Larissa Wodtke and Alexandra Nychuk Tags: Research Source Type: research

Mindful Kangaroo Care: mindfulness intervention for mothers during skin-to-skin care: a randomized control pilot study
Parents of babies admitted to the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) undergo considerable stress. There is evidence that mindfulness reduces stress in these parents. Kangaroo Care (KC) is practiced in NICUs ac... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 15, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Marc-Antoine Landry, Kumar Kumaran, Juzer M. Tyebkhan, Valerie Levesque and Marcello Spinella Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A comparison of technicques to disimpact the fetal head on a second stage caesearean simulator
The rate of second stage caesarean section (CS) is rising with associated increases in maternal and neonatal morbidity, which may be related to impaction of the fetal head in the maternal pelvis. In the last 1... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 15, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Anastasia Martin, Diane Nzelu, Annette Briley, Graham Tydeman and Andrew Shennan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Association between plasma leptin and cesarean section after induction of labor: a case control study
Obesity in pregnancy is common, with more than 50% of pregnant women being overweight or obese. Obesity has been identified as an independent predictor of dysfunctional labor and is associated with increased r... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 14, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Whitney Cowman, Sabrina M. Scroggins, Wendy S. Hamilton, Alexandra E. Karras, Noelle C. Bowdler, Eric J. Devor, Mark K. Santillan and Donna A. Santillan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence and factors affecting the utilization of antenatal care in rural areas of Southwestern Ethiopia
Antenatal care (ANC) is a health care intervention intended to ensure the safety of pregnancy. According to the World Health Organization, at least four ANC visits are recommended for a healthy pregnancy. Howe... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 14, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Assaye Belay, Tessema Astatkie, Solomon Abebaw, Bekele Gebreamanule and Wegayehu Enbeyle Tags: Research Source Type: research

“Even though they insult us, the delivery they give us is the greatest thing”: a qualitative study contextualizing women’s experiences with facility-based maternal health care in Ethiopia
Globally, amidst increased utilization of facility-based maternal care services, there is continued need to better understand women ’s experience of care in places of birth. Quantitative surveys may not suffici... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 14, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ashley Hagaman, Humberto Gonzalez Rodriguez, Clare Barrington, Kavita Singh, Abiy Seifu Estifanos, Dorka Woldesenbet Keraga, Abiyou Kiflie Alemayehu, Mehiret Abate, Befikadu Bitewulign, Pierre Barker and Hema Magge Tags: Research Source Type: research

Burden, risk factors and outcomes associated with gestational diabetes in a population-based cohort of pregnant women from North India
The burden of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) appears to be increasing in India and may be related to the double burden of malnutrition. The population-based incidence and risk factors of GDM, particularly... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 14, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Stuti Bahl, Neeta Dhabhai, Sunita Taneja, Pratima Mittal, Rupali Dewan, Jasmine Kaur, Ritu Chaudhary, Nita Bhandari and Ranadip Chowdhury Tags: Research Source Type: research

Women ’s views on accepting COVID-19 vaccination during and after pregnancy, and for their babies: a multi-methods study in the UK
COVID-19 vaccines are advised for pregnant women in the United Kingdom (UK) however COVID-19 vaccine uptake among pregnant women is inadequate. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 14, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Helen Skirrow, Sara Barnett, Sadie Bell, Lucia Riaposova, Sandra Mounier-Jack, Beate Kampmann and Beth Holder Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prevalence and risk factors of overt postpartum urinary retention among primiparous women after vaginal delivery: a case-control study
Postpartum urinary retention (PUR) may lead to bladder neuromuscular damage and subsequently voiding dysfunction. However, the literature regarding the incidence of and risk factors for PUR remains unclear. Mo... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 11, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Dan Cao, Lin Rao, Jiaqi Yuan, Dandan Zhang and Bangchun Lu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Utility of fetal facial markers on a second trimester genetic sonogram in screening for Down syndrome in a high-risk Thai population
To establish the reference ranges and evaluate the efficacy of the fetal facial sonomarkers prenasal thickness (PT), nasal bone length (NBL), PT/NBL ratio and NBL/PT ratio for Down syndrome screening in the se... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 11, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Savitree Pranpanus, Kanokkarn Keatkongkaew and Manaphat Suksai Tags: Research Source Type: research

Development and validation of preconception care improvement scale (PCIS) in a resource-limited setting
Preconception care helps to close the gaps in a continuum of care. It is of paramount importance to reduce maternal and child adverse pregnancy outcomes, increase the utilization of services such as antenatal ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 11, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Firanbon Teshome, Zewdie Birhanu and Yohannes Kebede Tags: Research Source Type: research

Distinct trajectories of perinatal depression in Chinese women: application of latent growth mixture modelling
Current research on perinatal depression rarely pays attention to the continuity and volatility of depression symptoms over time, which is very important for the early prediction and prognostic evaluation of p... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 10, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Lan Hong, Tao Le, Yinping Lu, Xiang Shi, Ludan Xiang, Meng Liu, Wenmiao Zhang, Meixi Zhou, Jiangling Wang, Dongwu Xu, Xin Yu and Ke Zhao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Which chart and which cut-point: deciding on the INTERGROWTH, World Health Organization, or Hadlock fetal growth chart
To determine how various centile cut points on the INTERGROWTH-21st (INTERGROWTH), World Health Organization (WHO), and Hadlock fetal growth charts predict perinatal morbidity/mortality, and how this relates t... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 10, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jessica Liauw, Chantal Mayer, Arianne Albert, Ariadna Fernandez and Jennifer A. Hutcheon Tags: Research Source Type: research

The impact of prenatal screening tests on prenatal diagnosis in Taiwan from 2006 to 2019: a regional cohort study
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of prenatal screening tests on prenatal diagnosis in Taiwan ’s 14 years from 2006 to 2019. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 9, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ching Hua Hsiao, Ching Hsuan Chen, Po Jen Cheng, Steven W. Shaw, Woei Chyn Chu and Ran Chou Chen Tags: Research Source Type: research

D-dimer level significance for deep vein thrombosis screening in the third trimester: a retrospective study
Venous thromboembolism often develops after surgery and childbirth, resulting in death in some cases. Although early deep vein thrombosis (DVT) detection can predict pulmonary thromboembolism, there is no earl... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 8, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Keisuke Miyamoto, Hiroaki Komatsu, Masayo Okawa, Yuki Iida, Daiken Osaku, Yukihiro Azuma, Takako Tsuneto, Takashi Harada, Fuminori Taniguchi and Tasuku Harada Tags: Research Source Type: research

Glucose levels during gestational diabetes pregnancy and the risk of developing postpartum diabetes or prediabetes
Blood glucose levels during pregnancy may reflect the severity of insulin secretory defects and/or insulin resistance during gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) pregnancy. We hypothesized that suboptimal glyce... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 8, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Chadakarn Phaloprakarn and Siriwan Tangjitgamol Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors associated with changes in adequate antenatal care visits among pregnant women aged 15-49 years in Tanzania from 2004 to 2016
Antenatal care (ANC) is crucial for the health of the mother and unborn child as it delivers highly effective health interventions that can prevent maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality. In 2002, the Wo... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 7, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Elizabeth Kasagama, Jim Todd and Jenny Renju Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Subacute thyroiditis during early pregnancy: a case report and literature review
Subacute thyroiditis (SAT) is rarely diagnosed in pregnant women, and only 7 cases have been reported to date. Thyroid dysfunction, especially hyperthyroidism, during pregnancy has been associated with both ma... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 7, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Chao-Fang Bai, Guang-Hui Shen, Ying Yang, Ke Yang, Melvin R Hayden and Xing-Qian Geng Tags: Case report Source Type: research

Psychosocial health in pregnancy and postpartum among women living with - and without HIV and non-pregnant women living with HIV living in the Nordic countries – Results from a longitudinal survey study
The success of antiretroviral therapy has normalized pregnancy among women living with HIV (WWH) with a very low risk of perinatal transmission of HIV. Despite these advances, WWH still face complex medical an... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - January 7, 2022 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ellen Moseholm, Inka Aho, Åsa Mellgren, Gitte Pedersen, Terese L. Katzenstein, Isik S. Johansen, Diana Bach, Merete Storgaard and Nina Weis Tags: Research Source Type: research

Pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic: an exploration of patients ’ lived experiences
In this study we explore p... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sabrina Kolker, Anne Biringer, Jessica Bytautas, Haley Blumenfeld, Sahana Kukan and June C. Carroll Tags: Research Source Type: research

Does disrespect and abuse during childbirth differ between public and private hospitals in Southeast Nigeria
This study compared... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ijeoma Nkem Okedo-Alex, Ifeyinwa Chizoba Akamike, Irene Ifeyinwa Eze and Chika Nwamma Onwasigwe Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Socioeconomic inequalities in access and use of skilled birth attendants during childbirth in Ghana: a decomposition analysis
Equitable access to skilled birth attendance during delivery is vital for reducing global maternal deaths to 70 deaths per 100, 000 to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Although several... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 31, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Aseye Kpodotsi, Elizabeth Aku Baku, Jo Hunter Adams and Olufunke Alaba Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Model of care and chance of spontaneous vaginal birth: a prospective, multicenter matched-pair analysis from North Rhine-Westphalia
Advantages of midwife-led models of care have been reported; these include a higher vaginal birth rate and less interventions. In Germany, 98.4% of women are giving birth in obstetrician-led units. We compared... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 30, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sophia L. Tietjen, Marie-Therese Schmitz, Andrea Heep, Andreas Kocks, Lydia Gerzen, Matthias Schmid, Ulrich Gembruch and Waltraut M. Merz Tags: Research Source Type: research

The effect of inter-pregnancy interval on stillbirth in urban South Ethiopia: a community-based prospective cohort study
Stillbirth is an invisible and poorly understood adverse pregnancy outcome that remains a challenge in clinical practice in low-resource settings. It is also a key concern in Ethiopia where more than half of p... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Belayneh Hamdela Jena, Gashaw Andargie Biks, Yigzaw Kebede Gete and Kassahun Alemu Gelaye Tags: Research Source Type: research

Determinants of childbirth care quality along the care continuum in limited resource settings: A structural equation modeling analysis of cross-sectional data from Burkina Faso and C ôte d’Ivoire
Despite the important increase in in-facility births, perinatal mortality rates have remained high and slow to decrease in many developing countries. This situation is attributed to poor childbirth care qualit... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 29, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Tieba Millogo, Ra ïssa Kadidiatou Kourouma, Bertrand Ivlabéhiré Méda, Marie Laurette Agbre-Yace, Abdul Dosso, Maurice W. E. Yaméogo and Seni Kouanda Tags: Research Source Type: research

Psychological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on one-month postpartum mothers in a metropolitan area of Japan
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has recently become the most important issue in the world. Very few reports in Japan have examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on peripartum mental heal... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 28, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Youji Takubo, Naohisa Tsujino, Yuri Aikawa, Kazuyo Fukiya, Momoko Iwai, Takashi Uchino, Megumu Ito, Yasuo Akiba, Masafumi Mizuno and Takahiro Nemoto Tags: Research Source Type: research

Maternal-fetal bonding during the COVID-19 pandemic
The pregnant population experienced unique COVID-19 physical and psychosocial stressors such as direct health concerns related to the virus and loss of access to resources since the COVID-19 emerged as a globa... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 28, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Amanda Koire, Leena Mittal, Carmina Erdei and Cindy H. Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Women with maternal near-miss in the intensive care unit in Yangzhou, China: a 5-year retrospective study
(Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - December 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ying Chen, Jiaoyang Shi, Yuting Zhu, Xiang Kong, Yang Lu, Yanru Chu and Miskatul Mustafa Mishu Tags: Correction Source Type: research