Maternal near miss among women admitted in major private hospitals in eastern Ethiopia: a retrospective study
Since maternal mortality is a rare event, maternal near miss has been used as a proxy indicator for measuring maternal health. Maternal near miss (MNM) refers to a woman who nearly died but survived of complic... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Shegaw Geze Tenaw, Nega Assefa, Teshale Mulatu and Abera Kenay Tura Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Characteristics associated with uncomplicated pregnancies in women with obesity: a population-based cohort study
Approximately one in five pregnant women have obesity. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of antenatal, intrapartum, and perinatal complications, but many women with obesity have uncomplicated pregna... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sophie Relph, Yanfang Guo, Alysha L. J. Harvey, Matias C. Vieira, Daniel J. Corsi, Laura M. Gaudet and Dharmintra Pasupathy Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Integrating human ‐centred design into the development of an intervention to improve the mental wellbeing of young women in the perinatal period: the Catalyst project
Mental wellbeing during pregnancy and the year after birth is critical to a range of maternal and infant outcomes. Many mental health interventions fail to incorporate stakeholder perspectives. The Catalyst Pr... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Tatiana Taylor Salisbury, Katie H Atmore, Inocencia Nhambongo, Muanacha Mintade, Luciana Massinga, Jak Spencer, Jonathan West and Flavio Mandlate Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The predictive value of serial serum estradiol and serial endometrial volume on endometrial receptivity on assisted reproductive technology cycles
Diagnosis of endometrial receptivity is still unclear and conflicting. Despite advances in embryo development during assisted reproductive technologies (ART) cycles, the intricate process of implantation is st... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: R. Silva Martins, A. Helio Oliani, D. Vaz Oliani and J. Martinez de Oliveira Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Age-specific definition of low anti-Mullerian hormone and associated pregnancy outcome in women undergoing IVF treatment
This study aims to define an age-specific reference for low AMH and to evaluate the associated outcome in women undergoing IVF treatm... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 5, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Depeng Zhao, Jing Fan, Ping Wang, Xuan Jiang, Jilong Yao and Xuemei Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prediction of newborn ’s body mass index using nationwide multicenter ultrasound data: a machine-learning study
This study introduced machine learning approaches to predict newborn ’s body mass index (BMI) based on ultrasound measures and maternal/delivery information. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kwang-Sig Lee, Ho Yeon Kim, Se Jin Lee, Sung Ok Kwon, Sunghun Na, Han Sung Hwang, Mi Hye Park and Ki Hoon Ahn Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Women ’s perception of continuity of team midwifery care in Iran: a qualitative content analysis
Understanding the pregnant women ’s perception of continuity of team midwifery care is necessary for introducing and implementing this model of midwife-led care in the Iranian maternity services. This qualitati... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sholeh Shahinfar, Parvin Abedi, Mahin Najafian, Zahra Abbaspoor, Eesa Mohammadi and Narges Alianmoghaddam Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Psychosocial risk factors for postpartum depression in Chinese women: a meta-analysis
Postpartum depression (PPD) has been identified as a recognized public health problem that may adversely affect mothers, infants, and family units. Recent studies have identified risk factors for PPD in Wester... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 2, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Weijing Qi, Fuqing Zhao, Yutong Liu, Qing Li and Jie Hu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Stressors, coping, and resources needed during the COVID-19 pandemic in a sample of perinatal women
Psychological stress and coping experienced during pregnancy can have important effects on maternal and infant health, which can also vary by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Therefore, we assessed s... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 1, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Crystal Lederhos Smith, Erica J. Crespi, Olivia Brooks, Ekaterina Burduli, Samantha Ranjo, Cara L. Carty, Luciana E. Hebert, Sara F. Waters and Maria A. Gartstein Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Physical activity and sedentary time during pregnancy and associations with maternal and fetal health outcomes: an epidemiological study
Physical activity is generally considered safe for the pregnant woman as well as for her fetus. In Sweden, pregnant women without contraindications are recommended to engage in physical activity for at least 3... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Lina Meander, Maria Lindqvist, Ingrid Mogren, Jonas Sandlund, Christina E. West and Magnus Domell öf Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The impact of optimal dating on the assessment of fetal growth
The impact of using the Intergrowth (IG) dating formulae in comparison to the commonly used Robinson dating on the evaluation of biometrics and estimated fetal weight (EFW) has not been evaluated. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: N. Fries, F. Dhombres, M. Massoud, J. J. Stirnemann, R. Bessis, G. Haddad and L. J. Salomon Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Partner ’s emotional reaction to pregnancy mediates the relationship between pregnancy planning and prenatal mental health
An unplanned pregnancy may be followed by increased depression and anxiety. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the mediating role of partner ’s emotional reaction to pregnancy (PERP) on the relationsh... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ashraf Kazemi, Maryam Ghaedrahmati and Gholamreza Kheirabadi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Neonatal mortality associated with perinatal asphyxia: a population-based study in a middle-income country
This study aims to analyze the annual trend of neonatal mortality with peri... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Mandira D. Kawakami, Adriana Sanudo, M ônica L. P. Teixeira, Solange Andreoni, Josiane Q. X. de Castro, Bernadette Waldvogel, Ruth Guinsburg and Maria Fernanda de Almeida Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The association of empowerment measures with maternal, child and family planning outcomes in Plateau State Nigeria by urban-rural residence
Nigeria is experiencing a high level of urbanization and urban poverty. Within Nigeria maternal and child health and family planning outcomes may differ by residence (capital city, urban/non-capital city and r... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 27, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Kavita Singh, Ilene S. Speizer, Rashida-E Ijdi and Lisa M. Calhoun Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perinatal outcome after vacuum assisted delivery with digital feedback on traction force; a randomised controlled study
Low and mid station vacuum assisted deliveries (VAD) are delicate manual procedures that entail a high degree of subjectivity from the operator and are associated with adverse neonatal outcome. Little has been... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 26, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Stefhanie Romero, Kristina Pettersson, Khurram Yousaf, Magnus Westgren and Gunilla Ajne Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Changes in the cortisol and oxytocin levels of first-time pregnant women during interaction with an infant: a randomized controlled trial
During pregnancy, physiological, psychological, and social changes affect pregnant women ’s childcare anxiety and childrearing behavior. However, there are scarce reports on hormonal evaluation related to such ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Nozomi Sonoda, Kaori Takahata, Wataru Tarumi, Kazuyuki Shinohara and Shigeko Horiuchi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A case of recurrence of adult-onset Still ’s disease in the third trimester: a case report and literature review
Adult-onset Still ’s disease (AOSD) is a self-inflammatory disease showing macrophage and neutrophil activation by inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α, IL-6, and IL-18. Although some cases with the flare of AO... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Satoshi Hosoya, Miyuki Sadatsuki, Shinji Izuka, Hiroyuki Yamashita and Hajime Oishi Tags: Case report Source Type: research

The effects of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation during the first stage of labor: a randomized controlled trial
Labor pain during childbirth can have devastating effects on the progress of labor, mother, and fetus. Consequently, the management of labor pain is crucial for the well-being of the mother and fetus. Transcut... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 24, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Anne Njogu, Si Qin, Yujie Chen, Lizhen Hu and Yang Luo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reference ranges of fetal superior vena cava blood flow velocities and pulsatility index in the second half of pregnancy: a longitudinal study
Fetal superior vena cava (SVC) is essentially the single vessel returning blood from the upper body to the heart. With approximately 80-85% of SVC blood flow representing cerebral venous return, its interrogat... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 23, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Maria Stefopoulou, Lotta Herling, Jonas Johnson, Peter Lindgren, Torvid Kiserud and Ganesh Acharya Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prevalence and bacteriology of culture-positive urinary tract infection among pregnant women with suspected urinary tract infection at Mbarara regional referral hospital, South-Western Uganda
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in pregnant women contribute about 25% of all infections and are among the most frequent clinical bacterial infections. Pregnancy changes in women that include anatomical, physi... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 23, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Bahati Johnson, Bawakanya Mayanja Stephen, Ngonzi Joseph, Owaraganise Asiphas, Kayondo Musa and Kabanda Taseera Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Knowledge and attitude of pregnant women towards preeclampsia and its associated factors in South Gondar Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a multi ‐center facility‐based cross‐sectional study
Preeclampsia has the greatest impact on maternal mortality which complicates nearly a tenth of pregnancies worldwide. It is one of the top five maternal mortality causes and responsible for 16  % of direct mate... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 23, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Maru Mekie, Dagne Addisu, Minale Bezie, Abenezer Melkie, Dejen Getaneh, Wubet Alebachew Bayih and Wubet Taklual Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Are Ghanaian women meeting the WHO recommended maternal healthcare (MCH) utilisation? Evidence from a national survey
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goal target 3.1, the World Health Organisation recommends that all pregnant women receive antenatal care (ANC) from skilled providers, utilise the services of a skilled b... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 23, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Kwamena Sekyi Dickson and Kenneth Setorwu Adde Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Gestational systolic blood pressure trajectories and risk of adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes in Chinese women
Associations between trajectories of systolic blood pressure (SBP) during pregnancy and pregnant outcomes remain unclear and disparate. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 22, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Haoyue Teng, Yumei Wang, Bing Han, Jieyu Liu, Yingying Cao, Jiaxiang Wang, Xiaoyan Zhu, Jiaojiao Fu, Qi Ling, Chengqi Xiao, Zhongxiao Wan and Jieyun Yin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate in pregnancy for prevention of mother to child transmission of hepatitis B in a rural setting on the Thailand-Myanmar border: a cost-effectiveness analysis
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) is transmitted from mother to child which can be prevented via birth dose vaccine combined with three follow up hepatitis B vaccines, hepatitis B immunoglobulins (HBIG), and maternal an... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 22, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Marieke Bierhoff, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon, Marcus J. Rijken, Kanlaya Sriprawa, Pachinee Kobphan, Francois N. Nosten, Mich èle van Vugt, Rose McGready and Angela Devine Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Exploring women ’s thoughts on self-weighing during pregnancy: results of the Self-Weighing in Pregnancy: Experiences (SWIPE) study
Excess gestational weight gain is common and an important risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Regular weighing can be used to assess and manage weight gain, but NICE guidelines do not recommend routine... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 20, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Anne E. Ferrey, Nerys M. Astbury, Yvonne Kenworthy, Lucy Mackillop, Kerstin Frie and Susan A. Jebb Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Intervention fidelity and its determinants of focused antenatal care package implementation, in south Wollo zone, Northeast Ethiopia
Focused antenatal care is directed at sustaining maternal health and improving fetal wellbeing to ensure birth of a healthy neonate. Failure to implement focused antenatal care can result in inability to reduc... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Asressie Molla Tessema, Abebaw Gebeyehu, Solomon Mekonnen, Kassahun Alemu and Zemene Tigabu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Women ’s experience and satisfaction with midwife-led maternity care: a cross-sectional survey in China
Low risk pregnancy ending in a vaginal birth is best served and guided by a midwife. Utilizing a midwife in such cases offers many emotional and economic advantages and does not increase the risks for mother o... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Ying Liu, Tengteng Li, Nafei Guo, Hui Jiang, Yuehong Li, Chenying Xu and Xiao Yao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Sleep quality in women with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: a cross-sectional study
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) deteriorates many aspects of daily lives of women. However, little is known about associations between NVP and sleep quality. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Laitinen, Miina Nurmi, P äivi Rautava, Mari Koivisto and Päivi Polo-Kantola Tags: Original research Source Type: research

Patient perceptions, opinions and satisfaction of telehealth with remote blood pressure monitoring postpartum
Our aim was to conduct a post participation survey of respondent experiences with in-home remote patient monitoring via telehealth for blood pressure monitoring of women with postpartum hypertension. We hypoth... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Nicole A. Thomas, Anna Drewry, Susan Racine Passmore, Nadia Assad and Kara K. Hoppe Tags: Original research Source Type: research

Comparison of sonographic fetal weight estimation formulas in patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes
Estimation of fetal weight (EFW) by ultrasound is useful in clinical decision-making. Numerous formulas for EFW have been published but have not been validated in pregnancies complicated by preterm premature r... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 19, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Chelsie Warshafsky, Stefania Ronzoni, Paula Quaglietta, Eran Weiner, Arthur Zaltz, Jon Barrett, Nir Melamed and Amir Aviram Tags: Original research Source Type: research

Psychometric properties of the Persian version of delivery fear scale (DFS) in Iran
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Persian version of delivery fear scale (DFS) among Iranian women population. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 18, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Aazam Shakarami, Mina Iravani, Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Predictive value of aberrant right subclavian artery for fetal chromosome aneuploidy in women of advanced maternal age
In the entire population, an aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) is closely associated with chromosomal abnormalities. ARSA with additional ultrasonic findings would increase risk of chromosomal abnormalit... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 18, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Li-Ping Chen, Yong-Feng Lai, Xiao-Hong Zhong, Jian-Hong You, Jiang-Hua Chen, Jing-Xian Xie, Xiao-Kang Chen, Xiao-Yan Chen and Guo-Rong Lyu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of vitamin D receptor gene polymorphisms with gestational diabetes mellitus-a case control study in Wuhan, China
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increased risk of perinatal complications for both the women and the fetuses. The association between the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene polymorphism and GDM has not been tho... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jianqiong Liu, Qiong Dai, Wei Li, Yan Guo, Anna Dai, Yanqing Wang, Mengyao Deng, Zhao Tang, Lu She, Xiaohong Chen and Mei Yang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

“The elephant in the room;” a qualitative study of perinatal fears in opioid use disorder treatment in Southern Appalachia
Diagnoses of perinatal opioid use disorder (OUD) continue to rise in the United States. Patients and providers report obstacles to OUD treatment access. Difficulties include legal ambiguity related to Social S... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Catherine Leiner, Tamara Cody, Nathan Mullins, Melinda Ramage and Bayla M. M. Ostrach Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Effect of shared decision making on mode of delivery and decisional conflict and regret in pregnant women with previous cesarean section: a randomized clinical trial
The promotion of vaginal birth after cesarean section (VBAC) is the best method for the reduction of repeated cesarean sections. Nonetheless, the decisional conflict which often results from inadequate patient... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Fatemeh Hadizadeh-Talasaz, Faezeh Ghoreyshi, Fatemeh Mohammadzadeh and Roghaieh Rahmani Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Fetal growth restriction in a cohort of migrants in Germany
This study analyses the occurrence of low birth weight, preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction / fetal growth restriction (IUGR/FG... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Juliane Ankert, Tanja Groten, Mathias W. Pletz, Sasmita Mishra, Gregor Seliger, Silvia M. Lobmaier, Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, Vera Seidel, Katharina von Weizs äcker, Alexandra Jablonka, Christian Dopfer and Benjamin T. Schleenvoigt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Cross-sectional association between vitamin B12 status and probable postpartum depression in Indian women
Vitamin B12 is an essential micronutrient for neurological function, as it leads to the regeneration of methionine from homocysteine, which is precursor of biologically active molecule S-Adenosyl Methionine (S... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 17, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Pooja Dhiman, Raji Ramachandran Pillai, Anand Babu Wilson, Nancy Premkumar, Balaji Bharadwaj, Veena P. Ranjan and Soundravally Rajendiran Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Beyond counting induced abortions, miscarriages and stillbirths to understanding their risk factors: analysis of the 2017 Ghana maternal health survey
Inasmuch as induced abortions, miscarriages and stillbirths constitute common adverse pregnancy outcomes contributing to poor maternal health, there is paucity of literature about these in Ghana. We investigat... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eugene Budu, Freda Bonsu and Bupe Mwamba Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Relationship between vaginal group B streptococcus colonization in the early stage of pregnancy and preterm birth: a retrospective cohort study
Although infection and inflammation within the genital tract during pregnancy is considered a major risk factor for spontaneous preterm birth (PTB), there are few studies on association between vaginal microor... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 16, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sho Tano, Takuji Ueno, Michinori Mayama, Takuma Yamada, Takehiko Takeda, Kaname Uno, Masato Yoshihara, Mayu Ukai, Teppei Suzuki, Yasuyuki Kishigami and Hidenori Oguchi Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Barriers and enablers of implementation of alcohol guidelines with pregnant women: a cross-sectional survey among UK midwives
In 2016, the UK Chief Medical Officers revised their guidance on alcohol and advised women to abstain from alcohol if pregnant or planning pregnancy. Midwives have a key role in advising women about alcohol du... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Lesley A. Smith, Judith Dyson, Julie Watson and Lisa Sch ölin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An exploration of patient-provider dynamics and childbirth experiences in rural and urban Peru: a qualitative study
Between 2006 and 2013, Peru implemented national programs which drastically decreased rates of maternal and neonatal mortality. However, since 2013, maternal and neonatal mortality in Peru have increased. Addi... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Brianna Vargas, Paola Louzado-Feliciano, Nicole Santos, Shannon Fuller, Sopiko Jimsheleishvili, Ángela Quiñones and Holly H. Martin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Association of thyroid antibodies status on the outcomes of pregnant women with hypothyroidism (maternal hypothyroidism on pregnancy outcomes, MHPO-4)
Autoimmunity increases with age and is often commonly evaluated in women of the reproductive age group. Prevalence of thyroid antibodies is common even in euthyroid pregnant women. We aim to compare the associ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Zareen Kiran, Aisha Sheikh and Najmul Islam Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perceived differences on the role of traditional birth attendants in rural Tanzania: a qualitative study
In many low to middle income countries, traditional birth attendants (TBAs) play various roles (e.g., provision of health education, referral to hospitals, and delivery support) that can potentially improve wo... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yoko Shimpuku, Frida E. Madeni, Kana Shimoda, Satoe Miura and Beatrice Mwilike Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Prophylactic metformin after antenatal corticosteroids (PROMAC): a double blind randomized controlled trial
Antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) are increasingly used to improve prematurity-related neonatal outcome. A recognized and common adverse effect from administration of antenatal corticosteroid is maternal hypergl... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jesrine Gek Shan Hong, Peng Chiong Tan, Maherah Kamarudin and Siti Zawiah Omar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Adverse childhood experiences are associated with illicit drug use among pregnant women with middle to high socioeconomic status: findings from the All Our Families Cohort
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with illicit drug use among pregnant women who are socioeconomically vulnerable. While it is assumed that the impact of ACEs on illicit drug use in pregnancy... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 13, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Cheryl L. Currie and Suzanne C. Tough Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Maternal age at first cesarean delivery related to adverse pregnancy outcomes in a second cesarean delivery: a multicenter, historical, cross-sectional cohort study
To determine the effects of maternal age at first cesarean on maternal complications and adverse outcomes of pregnancy with the second cesarean. (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Shilei Bi, Lizi Zhang, Jingsi Chen, Minshan Huang, Lijun Huang, Shanshan Zeng, Yulian Li, Yingyu Liang, Jinping Jia, Suiwen Wen, Yinli Cao, Shaoshuai Wang, Xiaoyan Xu, Ling Feng, Xianlan Zhao, Yangyu Zhao & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Impact of nicotine and maternal BMI on fetal birth weight
According to the World Health Organization, smoking is the most important risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes in industrialized nations. As the individual factors (body mass index – BMI (kg/m2) – and cigar... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Veronika G ünther, Ibrahim Alkatout, Christoph Vollmer, Nicolai Maass, Alexander Strauss and Manfred Voigt Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Determinants of ectopic pregnancy among pregnant women attending referral hospitals in southwestern part of Oromia regional state, Southwest Ethiopia: a multi-center case control study
Ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal condition in which implantation of the blastocyst occurs outside the endometrium of the uterus. It is gynecological important, particularly in the developing world, because of ... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Urge Gerema, Tilahun Alemayehu, Getachew Chane, Diliab Desta and Amenu Diriba Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Maternal HBsAg carriers and pregnancy outcomes: a retrospective cohort analysis of 85,190 pregnancies
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 - February 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Yulong Zhang, Jiacheng Chen, Tingting Liao, Siwen Chen, Jianying Yan and Xiaoqian Lin Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Prolapsed submucosal pyomyoma postpartum, a rare complication of fibroids
Pyomyoma is an unusual fibroid that usually develops during the puerperal or postmenopausal period. If not promptly diagnosed and treated, it can become life threatening. Although various conservative and surg... (Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 12, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Jingxue Wang, Zheng Li and Yu Sun Tags: Case report Source Type: research