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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 1/2015

Ausgabe 1/2015

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 355 Artikel )

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Being a bridge: Swedish antenatal care midwives’ encounters with Somali-born women and questions of violence; a qualitative study

Ulrika Byrskog, Pia Olsson, Birgitta Essén, Marie-Klingberg Allvin

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators related to use of prenatal care by inner-city women: perceptions of health care providers

Maureen I Heaman, Wendy Sword, Lawrence Elliott, Michael Moffatt, Michael E Helewa, Heather Morris, Patricia Gregory, Lynda Tjaden, Catherine Cook

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Sero-conversion rate of Syphilis and HIV among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Tanzania: a need for re-screening at delivery

John DT Lawi, Mariam M Mirambo, Moke Magoma, Martha F Mushi, Hyasinta M Jaka, Balthazary Gumodoka, Stephen E Mshana

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The use of balloons for uterine cervical ripening is associated with an increased risk of umbilical cord prolapse: population based questionnaire survey in Japan

Junichi Hasegawa, Akihiko Sekizawa, Tomoaki Ikeda, Mitsuhiko Koresawa, Isamu Ishiwata, Masakiyo Kawabata, Katsuyuki Kinoshita, Group: Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A prospective cohort study of depression in pregnancy, prevalence and risk factors in a multi-ethnic population

Nilam Shakeel, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Line Sletner, Kari Slinning, Egil W Martinsen, Ingar Holme, Anne Karen Jenum

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Assessing post-abortion care in health facilities in Afghanistan: a cross-sectional study

Nasratullah Ansari, Partamin Zainullah, Young Mi Kim, Hannah Tappis, Adrienne Kols, Sheena Currie, Jaime Haver, Jos van Roosmalen, Jacqueline EW Broerse, Jelle Stekelenburg

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Gestational weight gain among American Samoan women and its impact on delivery and infant outcomes

Nicola L Hawley, William Johnson, Chantelle N Hart, Elizabeth W Triche, John Ah Ching, Bethel Muasau-Howard, Stephen T McGarvey

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Small for gestational age births among South Indian women: temporal trend and risk factors from 1996 to 2010

Tunny Sebastian, Bijesh Yadav, Lakshmanan Jeyaseelan, Reeta Vijayaselvi, Ruby Jose

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

“We have been working overnight without sleeping”: traditional birth attendants’ practices and perceptions of post-partum care services in rural Tanzania

Gladys R Mahiti, Angwara D Kiwara, Columba K Mbekenga, Anna-Karin Hurtig, Isabel Goicolea

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Determinants of use of skilled birth attendant at delivery in Makueni, Kenya: a cross sectional study

Anne Gitimu, Christine Herr, Happiness Oruko, Evalin Karijo, Richard Gichuki, Peter Ofware, Alice Lakati, Josephat Nyagero

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Progression from gestational diabetes to type 2 diabetes in one region of Scotland: an observational follow-up study

Claire E Eades, Maggie Styles, Graham P Leese, Helen Cheyne, Josie MM Evans

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Implementation of the WHO safe childbirth checklist program at a tertiary care setting in Sri Lanka: a developing country experience

Malitha Patabendige, Hemantha Senanayake

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Victorian paramedics’ encounters and management of women in labour: an epidemiological study

Gayle McLelland, Amee Morgans, Lisa McKenna

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Determinants of delays in travelling to an emergency obstetric care facility in Herat, Afghanistan: an analysis of cross-sectional survey data and spatial modelling

Atsumi Hirose, Matthias Borchert, Jonathan Cox, Ahmad Shah Alkozai, Veronique Filippi

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Pregnant women’s preference and factors associated with institutional delivery service utilization in Debra Markos Town, North West Ethiopia: a community based follow up study

Hinsermu Bayu, Mulatu Adefris, Abdella Amano, Mulunesh Abuhay

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Clinician-centred interventions to increase vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC): a systematic review

Ingela Lundgren, Valerie Smith, Christina Nilsson, Katri Vehvilainen-Julkunen, Jane Nicoletti, Declan Devane, Annette Bernloehr, Evelien van Limbeek, Joan Lalor, Cecily Begley

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Quality of intrapartum care by skilled birth attendants in a refugee clinic on the Thai-Myanmar border: a survey using WHO Safe Motherhood Needs Assessment

Gabie Hoogenboom, May Myo Thwin, Kris Velink, Marijke Baaijens, Prakaykaew Charrunwatthana, François Nosten, Rose McGready

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A qualitative study exploring the determinants of maternal health service uptake in post-conflict Burundi and Northern Uganda

Primus Che Chi, Patience Bulage, Henrik Urdal, Johanne Sundby

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Supporting aboriginal knowledge and practice in health care: lessons from a qualitative evaluation of the strong women, strong babies, strong culture program

Anne Lowell, Sue Kildea, Marlene Liddle, Barbara Cox, Barbara Paterson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Risk-adjusted operative delivery rates and maternal-neonatal outcomes as measures of quality assessment in obstetric care: a multicenter prospective study

Gianpaolo Maso, Lorenzo Monasta, Monica Piccoli, Luca Ronfani, Marcella Montico, Francesco De Seta, Sara Parolin, Caterina Businelli, Laura Travan, Salvatore Alberico, on behalf of The Multicenter Study Group on Mode of Delivery in Friuli Venezia Giulia

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Contribution of prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain to adverse neonatal outcomes: population attributable fractions for Canada

Susie Dzakpasu, John Fahey, Russell S Kirby, Suzanne C Tough, Beverley Chalmers, Maureen I Heaman, Sharon Bartholomew, Anne Biringer, Elizabeth K Darling, Lily S Lee, Sarah D McDonald

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Symphysis-fundus height measurement to predict small-for-gestational-age status at birth: a systematic review

Aase Serine D Pay, Johanna Wiik, Bjørn Backe, Bo Jacobsson, Annika Strandell, Atle Klovning

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Impact of maternity care policy in Catalonia: a retrospective cross-sectional study of service delivery in public and private hospitals

Ramón Escuriet-Peiró, Josefina Goberna-Tricas, Maria J Pueyo-Sanchez, Neus Garriga-Comas, Immaculada Úbeda-Bonet, Carmen Caja-López, Isabel Espiga-López, Vicente Ortún-Rubio

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Prior cesarean section is associated with increased preeclampsia risk in a subsequent pregnancy

Geum Joon Cho, Log Young Kim, Kyung-Jin Min, Ye Na Sung, Soon-Cheol Hong, Min-Jeong Oh, Hong-Seog Seo, Hai-Joong Kim

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Stress matters! Psychophysiological and emotional loadings of pregnant women undergoing fetal magnetic resonance imaging

Birgit Derntl, Jacqueline Krajnik, Kathrin Kollndorfer, Manfred Bijak, Ursula Nemec, Katharina Leithner, Daniela Prayer, Veronika Schöpf

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to antenatal and delivery care in western Kenya: a qualitative study

Linda Mason, Stephanie Dellicour, Feiko Ter Kuile, Peter Ouma, Penny Phillips-Howard, Florence Were, Kayla Laserson, Meghna Desai

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Factors affecting institutional delivery in rural Chitwan district of Nepal: a community-based cross-sectional study

Rajani Shah, Eva A Rehfuess, Mahesh K Maskey, Rainald Fischer, Prem B Bhandari, Maria Delius

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Uterine artery Doppler in the management of early pregnancy loss: a prospective, longitudinal study

Luís Guedes-Martins, Joaquim P Saraiva, Ana R Gaio, Ana Reynolds, Filipe Macedo, Henrique Almeida

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Factors associated with childbirth self-efficacy in Australian childbearing women

Lianne Schwartz, Jocelyn Toohill, Debra K Creedy, Kathleen Baird, Jenny Gamble, Jennifer Fenwick

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Urinary cortisol and depression in early pregnancy: role of adiposity and race

John W Luiza, Marcia J Gallaher, Robert W Powers

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The impact of first birth obstetric anal sphincter injury on the subsequent birth: a population-based linkage study

Amanda J Ampt, Christine L Roberts, Jonathan M Morris, Jane B Ford

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Placental inflammation is associated with rural and remote residence in the Northern Territory, Australia: a cross-sectional study

Cecelia M O’Brien, Susan Arbuckle, Sujatha Thomas, Jurgen Rode, Robin Turner, Heather E Jeffery

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The influence of preferred place of birth on the course of pregnancy and labor among healthy nulliparous women: a prospective cohort study

Tamar M van Haaren-ten Haken, Marijke Hendrix, Luc J Smits, Marianne J Nieuwenhuijze, Johan L Severens, Raymond G de Vries, Jan G Nijhuis

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Unsafe abortion in Kenya: a cross-sectional study of abortion complication severity and associated factors

Abdhalah Kasiira Ziraba, Chimaraoke Izugbara, Brooke A Levandowski, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Michael Mutua, Shukri F Mohamed, Caroline Egesa, Elizabeth W Kimani-Murage

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Epigenetic regulation of lncRNA connects ubiquitin-proteasome system with infection-inflammation in preterm births and preterm premature rupture of membranes

Xiucui Luo, Jing Pan, Leilei Wang, Peirong Wang, Meijiao Zhang, Meilin Liu, Ziqing Dong, Qian Meng, Xuguang Tao, Xinliang Zhao, Julia Zhong, Weina Ju, Yang Gu, Edmund C Jenkins, W Ted Brown, Qingxi Shi, Nanbert Zhong

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Adherence, tolerance and effectiveness of two different pelvic support belts as a treatment for pregnancy-related symphyseal pain - a pilot randomized trial

Natasha AMS Flack, E Jean C Hay-Smith, Mark D Stringer, Andrew R Gray, Stephanie J Woodley

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Causes of perinatal mortality and associated maternal complications in a South African province: challenges in predicting poor outcomes

Emma R Allanson, Mari Muller, Robert C Pattinson

01.12.2015 | Reviewer acknowledgement | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth reviewer acknowledgement 2014

Nawsheen Boodhun

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Triple return on investment: the cost and impact of 13 interventions that could prevent stillbirths and save the lives of mothers and babies in South Africa

Julia Michalow, Lumbwe Chola, Shelley McGee, Aviva Tugendhaft, Robert Pattinson, Kate Kerber, Karen Hofman

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Designs of two randomized, community-based trials to assess the impact of influenza immunization during pregnancy on respiratory illness among pregnant women and their infants and reproductive outcomes in rural Nepal

James M Tielsch, Mark Steinhoff, Joanne Katz, Janet A Englund, Jane Kuypers, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Steven C LeClerq

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Obstetric care providers are able to assess psychosocial risks, identify and refer high-risk pregnant women: validation of a short assessment tool – the KINDEX Greek version

Andria Spyridou, Maggie Schauer, Martina Ruf-Leuschner

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Variation in referrals to secondary obstetrician-led care among primary midwifery care practices in the Netherlands: a nationwide cohort study

Pien M Offerhaus, Caroline Geerts, Ank de Jonge, Chantal WPM Hukkelhoven, Jos WR Twisk, Antoine LM Lagro-Janssen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Regional differences in severe postpartum hemorrhage: a nationwide comparative study of 1.6 million deliveries

Babette W Prick, Joost F von Schmidt auf Altenstadt, Chantal WPM Hukkelhoven, Gouke J Bonsel, Eric AP Steegers, Ben W Mol, Joke M Schutte, Kitty WM Bloemenkamp, Johannes J Duvekot

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Sexuality among fathers of newborns in Jamaica

Peter B Gray, Jody-Ann Reece, Charlene Coore-Desai, Twana Dinnall-Johnson, Sydonnie Pellington, Maureen Samms-Vaughan

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Effect of external airflow resistive load on postural and exercise-associated cardiovascular and pulmonary responses in pregnancy: a case control study

Jung-Hyun Kim, Raymond J Roberge, Jeffrey B Powell

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A community-based assessment of correlates of facility delivery among HIV-infected women in western Kenya

John Kinuthia, Pamela Kohler, John Okanda, George Otieno, Frank Odhiambo, Grace John-Stewart

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A qualitative study on barriers in the prevention of anaemia during pregnancy in public health centres: perceptions of Indonesian nurse-midwives

Widyawati Widyawati, Suze Jans, Sutarti Utomo, Jeroen van Dillen, ALM Lagro Janssen

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Successful prevention of exacerbation of thrombocytopenia in a pregnant patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura by anticoagulation treatment

Michi Hisano, Nobuhiro Tsukada, Haruhiko Sago, Koushi Yamaguchi

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Preferences for infant delivery site among pregnant women and new mothers in Northern Karnataka, India

Sharon G Bruce, Andrea K Blanchard, Kaveri Gurav, Anuradha Roy, Krishnamurthy Jayanna, Haranahalli L Mohan, Banadakoppa M Ramesh, James F Blanchard, Stephen Moses, Lisa Avery

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Person-centred care in interventions to limit weight gain in pregnant women with obesity - a systematic review

Ellinor K Olander, Marie Berg, Christine McCourt, Eric Carlström, Anna Dencker

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Successful five-item triage for the broad spectrum of mental disorders in pregnancy – a validation study

Chantal Quispel, Tom AJ Schneider, Witte JG Hoogendijk, Gouke J Bonsel, Mijke P Lambregtse-van den Berg

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Change in level of physical activity during pregnancy in obese women: findings from the UPBEAT pilot trial

Louise Hayes, Catherine Mcparlin, Tarja I Kinnunen, Lucilla Poston, Stephen C Robson, Ruth Bell, On behalf of the UPBEAT Consortium

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Increasing uptake of influenza vaccine by pregnant women post H1N1 pandemic: a longitudinal study in Melbourne, Australia, 2010 to 2014

Elizabeth Anne McCarthy, Wendy Elizabeth Pollock, Lauren Tapper, Maree Sommerville, Susan McDonald

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Evaluation of the quality of guidelines for the management of reduced fetal movements in UK maternity units

Stephanie Jokhan, Melissa K Whitworth, Felicity Jones, Ashleigh Saunders, Alexander E P Heazell

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Effects of preconception counseling on maternal health care of migrant women in China: a community-based, cross-sectional survey

Xiaofang You, Hui Tan, Shiyun Hu, Jianmei Wu, Hong Jiang, Aiping Peng, Yue Dai, Ling Wang, Sufang Guo, Xu Qian

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Women and healthcare providers’ perceptions of a midwife-led unit in a Swiss university hospital: a qualitative study

Françoise Maillefer, Claire de Labrusse, Laura Cardia-Vonèche, Patrick Hohlfeld, Beat Stoll

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Lifestyle and health status in a sample of Swedish women four years after pregnancy: a comparison of women with a history of normal pregnancy and women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus

Margareta Persson, Anna Winkvist, Ingrid Mogren

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Incident reviews in UK maternity units: a systematic appraisal of the quality of local guidelines

Anjali Shah, Olaa Mohamed-Ahmed, Philippe Peirsegaele, Charlotte McClymont, Marian Knight

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal safety of the delayed-release doxylamine and pyridoxine combination for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy; a randomized placebo controlled trial

Gideon Koren, Shannon Clark, Gary D V Hankins, Steve N Caritis, Jason G Umans, Menachem Miodovnik, Donald R Mattison, Ilan Matok

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The validity of a food frequency questionnaire as a measure of PUFA status in pregnancy

Gordon Parker, Georgia McClure, Bronwyn D Hegarty, Isabelle Granville Smith

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A prospective cohort study comparing the reactogenicity of trivalent influenza vaccine in pregnant and non-pregnant women

Annette K Regan, Lauren Tracey, Christopher C Blyth, Donna B Mak, Peter C Richmond, Geoffrey Shellam, Caroline Talbot, Paul V Effler

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Levels and determinants of continuum of care for maternal and newborn health in Cambodia-evidence from a population-based survey

Wenjuan Wang, Rathavuth Hong

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Effect of maternal skin-to-skin contact on decolonization of Methicillin-Oxacillin-Resistant Staphylococcus in neonatal intensive care units: a randomized controlled trial

Fernando Lamy Filho, Sílvia Helena Cavalcante de Sousa, Isolina Januária Sousa Freitas, Zeni Carvalho Lamy, Vanda Maria Ferreira Simões, Antônio Augusto Moura da Silva, Marco Antônio Barbieri

01.12.2015 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Erratum: Cost-effectiveness of strategies to improve the utilization and provision of maternal and newborn health care in low-income and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review

Lindsay Mangham-Jefferies, Catherine Pitt, Simon Cousens, Anne Mills, Joanna Schellenberg

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Too few staff, too many patients: a qualitative study of the impact on obstetric care providers and on quality of care in Malawi

Susan Bradley, Francis Kamwendo, Effie Chipeta, Wanangwa Chimwaza, Helen de Pinho, Eilish McAuliffe

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal lifestyle characteristics during pregnancy, and the risk of obesity in the offspring: a study of 5,125 children

Stamatis P Mourtakos, Konstantinos D Tambalis, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, George Antonogeorgos, Giannis Arnaoutis, Konstantinos Karteroliotis, Labros S Sidossis

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Prevalence of prescribing in pregnancy using the Irish primary care research network: a pilot study

Paul Dillon, Kirsty K O’Brien, Ronan McDonnell, Erica Donnelly-Swift, Rose Galvin, Adam Roche, Kate Cronin, David R Walsh, Rowan Schelten, Susan Smith, Tom Fahey

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Prevalence and risk factors for non-use of antenatal care visits: analysis of the 2010 South Sudan household survey

Ngatho S Mugo, Michael J Dibley, Kingsley E Agho

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Comparing type 1 and type 2 diabetes in pregnancy- similar conditions or is a separate approach required?

Lisa A Owens, Jon Sedar, Louise Carmody, Fidelma Dunne

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Validation of thoracic impedance cardiography by echocardiography in healthy late pregnancy

Jordan PR McIntyre, Kevin M Ellyett, Edwin A Mitchell, Gina M Quill, John MD Thompson, Alistair W Stewart, Robert N Doughty, Peter R Stone, the Maternal Sleep in Pregnancy Study Group

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Understanding multifactorial influences on the continuum of maternal weight trajectories in pregnancy and early postpartum: study protocol, and participant baseline characteristics

Tiffany A Moore Simas, Silvia Corvera, Mary M Lee, NingNing Zhang, Katherine Leung, Barbara Olendzki, Bruce Barton, Milagros C Rosal

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Bemiparin versus enoxaparin as thromboprophylaxis following vaginal and abdominal deliveries: a prospective clinical trial

Shahla K Alalaf, Rojan K Jawad, Parez R Muhammad, Mahabad S Ali, Namir G Al Tawil

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Preeclampsia and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care in Dessie referral hospital, Northeast Ethiopia: a hospital-based study

Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Abebe Tekeste, Tadesse Awoke Ayele

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Barriers to providing quality emergency obstetric care in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Healthcare providers’ perspectives on training, referrals and supervision, a mixed methods study

Anne Austin, Hanna Gulema, Maria Belizan, Daniela S Colaci, Tamil Kendall, Mahlet Tebeka, Mengistu Hailemariam, Delayehu Bekele, Lia Tadesse, Yemane Berhane, Ana Langer

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Transforming maternal and newborn health social norms and practices to increase utilization of health services in rural Bangladesh: a qualitative review

Fahmida Taleb, Janet Perkins, Nabeel Ashraf Ali, Cecilia Capello, Muzahid Ali, Carlo Santarelli, Dewan Md Emdadul Hoque

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Birth weight by gestational age and congenital malformations in Northern Ethiopia

Hayelom K Mekonen, Balkachew Nigatu, Wouter H Lamers

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Knowledge of obstetric danger signs among child bearing age women in Goba district, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Daniel Bogale, Desalegn Markos

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Decision-making and evidence use during the process of prenatal record review in Canada: a multiphase qualitative study

Sonia Semenic, Nancy Edwards, Shahirose Premji, Joanne Olson, Beverly Williams, Phyllis Montgomery

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

“My midwife said that having a glass of red wine was actually better for the baby”: a focus group study of women and their partner’s knowledge and experiences relating to alcohol consumption in pregnancy

Fiona Crawford-Williams, Mary Steen, Adrian Esterman, Andrea Fielder, Antonina Mikocka-Walus

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Changes in maternal hemoglobin during pregnancy and birth outcomes

Seung Chik Jwa, Takeo Fujiwara, Yuji Yamanobe, Kazuto Kozuka, Haruhiko Sago

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

How UK internet websites portray breast milk expression and breast pumps: a qualitative study of content

Rhona J McInnes, Alix Arbuckle, Pat Hoddinott

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

An audit of the initial resuscitation of severely ill patients presenting with septic incomplete miscarriages at a tertiary hospital in South Africa

Hennie Lombaard, Sumaiya Adam, Jennifer Makin, Patricia Sebola

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Factors associated with ultrasound-aided detection of suboptimal fetal growth in a malaria-endemic area in Papua New Guinea

Holger Werner Unger, Maria Ome-Kaius, Stephan Karl, Dupain Singirok, Peter Siba, Jane Walker, Regina Alice Wangnapi, Ivo Mueller, Stephen John Rogerson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Effects of early pregnancy BMI, mid-gestational weight gain, glucose and lipid levels in pregnancy on offspring’s birth weight and subcutaneous fat: a population-based cohort study

Christine Sommer, Line Sletner, Kjersti Mørkrid, Anne Karen Jenum, Kåre Inge Birkeland

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Impact of unintended pregnancy on maternal mental health: a causal analysis using follow up data of the Panel Study on Korean Children (PSKC)

Jinwook Bahk, Sung-Cheol Yun, Yu-mi Kim, Young-Ho Khang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Childbirth experience questionnaire: validating its use in the United Kingdom

Kate F Walker, Philippa Wilson, George J Bugg, Anna Dencker, Jim G Thornton

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Exploration of perceptions and decision-making processes related to childbirth in rural Sierra Leone

Laura Treacy, Mette Sagbakken

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A questioned authority meets well-informed pregnant women – a qualitative study examining how midwives perceive their role in dietary counselling

Anna-Lena Wennberg, Åsa Hörnsten, Katarina Hamberg

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Women’s experiences of planning a vaginal breech birth in Australia

Caroline SE Homer, Nicole P Watts, Karolina Petrovska, Chauncey M Sjostedt, Andrew Bisits

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Prenatal screening of cytogenetic anomalies – a Western Indian experience

Frenny Sheth, Mizanur Rahman, Thomas Liehr, Manisha Desai, Bhumika Patel, Chirag Modi, Sunil Trivedi, Jayesh Sheth

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Antibiotic prophylaxis for caesarean section at a Ugandan hospital: a randomised clinical trial evaluating the effect of administration time on the incidence of postoperative infections

Lomangisi D Dlamini, Musa Sekikubo, Janat Tumukunde, Charles Kojjo, Davidson Ocen, Agnes Wabule, Arthur Kwizera

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal creatine homeostasis is altered during gestation in the spiny mouse: is this a metabolic adaptation to pregnancy?

Stacey J Ellery, Domenic A LaRosa, Michelle M Kett, Paul A Della Gatta, Rod J Snow, David W Walker, Hayley Dickinson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Pregnant migrant and refugee women’s perceptions of mental illness on the Thai-Myanmar border: a qualitative study

Gracia Fellmeth, Emma Plugge, Moo Kho Paw, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, François Nosten, Rose McGready

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal obesity, environmental factors, cesarean delivery and breastfeeding as determinants of overweight and obesity in children: results from a cohort

Daniel S Portela, Tatiana O Vieira, Sheila MA Matos, Nelson F de Oliveira, Graciete O Vieira

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Barriers to antenatal care use in Nigeria: evidences from non-users and implications for maternal health programming

Adeniyi Francis Fagbamigbe, Erhabor Sunday Idemudia

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Reference intervals for plasma sulfate and urinary sulfate excretion in pregnancy

Paul Anthony Dawson, Scott Petersen, Robyn Rodwell, Phillip Johnson, Kristen Gibbons, Avis McWhinney, Francis Gerard Bowling, Harold David McIntyre

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Determinants of women’s satisfaction with maternal health care: a review of literature from developing countries

Aradhana Srivastava, Bilal I Avan, Preety Rajbangshi, Sanghita Bhattacharyya

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Explanatory factors for first and second-generation non-western women’s inadequate prenatal care utilisation: a prospective cohort study

Agatha W Boerleider, Judith Manniën, Cherelle MV van Stenus, Therese A Wiegers, Esther I Feijen-de Jong, Evelien R Spelten, Walter LJM Devillé

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A qualitative study exploring pregnant women’s weight-related attitudes and beliefs in UK: the BLOOM study

Uma Padmanabhan, Carolyn D Summerbell, Nicola Heslehurst

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Modifiable barriers to leisure-time physical activity during pregnancy: a qualitative study investigating first time mother’s views and experiences

Megan Connelly, Helen Brown, Paige van der Pligt, Megan Teychenne

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Knowledge, attitude and experience of episiotomy use among obstetricians and midwives in Viet Nam

Anh T Trinh, Christine L Roberts, Amanda J Ampt

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Long-term trends and seasonality of omphalocele during 1996–2010 in China: a retrospective analysis based on the hospital-based birth defects surveillance system

Xiaohong Li, Li Dai, Yanping Wang, Lin Yi, Changfei Deng, Kui Deng, Guangxuan Zhou, Qi Li, Zheng Liu, Ying Deng, Jun Zhu, Xiaosong Li

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Quality of websites of obstetrics and gynecology departments: a cross-sectional study

Günther A Rezniczek, Laura Küppers, Hubertus Heuer, Lukas A Hefler, Bernd Buerkle, Clemens B Tempfer

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Effect of an integrated maternal health intervention on skilled provider’s care for maternal health in remote rural areas of Bangladesh: a pre and post study

Nafisa Lira Huq, Anisuddin Ahmed, Nafis al Haque, Moyazzam Hossaine, Jamal Uddin, Faisal Ahmed, MA Quaiyum

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Knowledge translation tool to improve pregnant women’s awareness of gestational weight gain goals and risks of gaining outside recommendations: a non-randomized intervention study

Sarah D McDonald, Christina K Park, Eleanor Pullenayegum, Keyna Bracken, Wendy Sword, Helen McDonald, Binod Neupane, Valerie H Taylor, Joseph Beyene, Valerie Mueller, Melissa Brouwers

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Impact of a community-based perinatal and newborn preventive care package on perinatal and neonatal mortality in a remote mountainous district in Northern Pakistan

Zahid A Memon, Gul N Khan, Sajid B Soofi, Imam Y Baig, Zulfiqar A Bhutta

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Psychological antecedents of excess gestational weight gain: a systematic review

Mufiza Zia Kapadia, Anca Gaston, Sherry Van Blyderveen, Louis Schmidt, Joseph Beyene, Helen McDonald, Sarah D McDonald

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Sociodemographic and clinical features of postpartum depression among Turkish women: a prospective study

Ayse Figen Turkcapar, Nezaket Kadıoğlu, Ebru Aslan, Suphi Tunc, Müjdegül Zayıfoğlu, Leyla Mollamahmutoğlu

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

QF2011: a protocol to study the effects of the Queensland flood on pregnant women, their pregnancies, and their children's early development

Suzanne King, Sue Kildea, Marie-Paule Austin, Alain Brunet, Vanessa E Cobham, Paul A Dawson, Mark Harris, Elizabeth M Hurrion, David P Laplante, Brett M McDermott, H David McIntyre, Michael W O’Hara, Norbert Schmitz, Helen Stapleton, Sally K Tracy, Cathy Vaillancourt, Kelsey N Dancause, Sue Kruske, Nicole Reilly, Laura Shoo, Gabrielle Simcock, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Erin Yong Ping

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Midwives’ perspectives of their ability to promote the oral health of pregnant women in Victoria, Australia

Adina Y Heilbrunn-Lang, Andrea M de Silva, Gillian Lang, Ajesh George, Allison Ridge, Maree Johnson, Sameer Bhole, Carole Gilmour

01.12.2015 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Erratum: A complex intervention to improve pregnancy outcome in obese women; the UPBEAT randomised controlled trial

Annette L Briley, Suzanne Barr, Shirlene Badger, Ruth Bell, Helen Croker, Keith M Godfrey, Bridget Holmes, Tarja I Kinnunen, Scott M Nelson, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Nashita Patel, Stephen C Robson, Jane Sandall, Thomas Sanders, Naveed Sattar, Paul T Seed, Jane Wardle, Lucilla Poston

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Influence of preeclampsia and gestational obesity in maternal and newborn levels of vitamin D

Homero Rabelo Pena, Marilia Carvalho de Lima, Katia Galeão Brandt, Margarida Maria Castro de Antunes, Giselia Alves Pontes da Silva

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The quality of childbirth care in China: women’s voices: a qualitative study

Joanna Raven, Nynke van den Broek, Fangbiao Tao, Huang Kun, Rachel Tolhurst

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

“You have to go through it and have your children”: reproductive experiences among women with vulvodynia

Nora S. Johnson, Eileen M. Harwood, Ruby H.N. Nguyen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Effects of continuous midwifery labour support for women with severe fear of childbirth

Gunilla Sydsjö, Marie Blomberg, Sofie Palmquist, Louise Angerbjörn, Marie Bladh, Ann Josefsson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Acceptability of financial incentives for breastfeeding: thematic analysis of readers’ comments to UK online news reports

Emma L Giles, Matthew Holmes, Elaine McColl, Falko F Sniehotta, Jean M Adams

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Social support among HIV-positive and HIV-negative adolescents in Umlazi, South Africa: changes in family and partner relationships during pregnancy and the postpartum period

Lauren M Hill, Suzanne Maman, Allison K Groves, Dhayendre Moodley

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Low birth weight and prenatal care in Colombia: a cross-sectional study

Ángela María Pinzón-Rondón, Vivian Gutiérrez-Pinzon, Humberto Madriñan-Navia, Jennifer Amin, Paula Aguilera-Otalvaro, Alfonso Hoyos-Martínez

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Empowering families by engaging and relating Murri way: a grounded theory study of the implementation of the Cape York Baby Basket program

Janya McCalman, Andrew Searles, Roxanne Bainbridge, Rachael Ham, Jacki Mein, Johanna Neville, Sandra Campbell, Komla Tsey

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Pregnancy intendedness and the association with physical, sexual and emotional abuse – a European multi-country cross-sectional study

Mirjam Lukasse, Made Laanpere, Helle Karro, Hildur Kristjansdottir, Anne-Mette Schroll, An-Sofie Van Parys, Anne-Marie Wangel, Berit Schei, On behalf of the Bidens study group

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Caseload midwifery as organisational change: the interplay between professional and organisational projects in Denmark

Viola Burau, Charlotte Overgaard

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Correlates of male involvement in maternal and newborn health: a cross-sectional study of men in a peri-urban region of Myanmar

Frances Ampt, Myo Myo Mon, Kyu Kyu Than, May May Khin, Paul A. Agius, Christopher Morgan, Jessica Davis, Stanley Luchters

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Validating the British Columbia Perinatal Data Registry: a chart re-abstraction study

Gillian Frosst, Jennifer Hutcheon, KS Joseph, Brooke Kinniburgh, Cathe Johnson, Lily Lee

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Severe fetal acidemia in cases of clinical chorioamnionitis in which the infant later developed cerebral palsy

Yoshio Matsuda, Masaki Ogawa, Akihito Nakai, Miki Tagawa, Michitaka Ohwada, Tsuyomu Ikenoue

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of invitation to food supplementation early in pregnancy combined with multiple micronutrients on infant survival: analysis of data from MINIMat randomized trial, Bangladesh

Rubina Shaheen, Lars Åke Persson, Shakil Ahmed, Peter Kim Streatfield, Lars Lindholm

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A comparison of inpatient with outpatient balloon catheter cervical ripening: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Chris Wilkinson, Pamela Adelson, Deborah Turnbull

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

“You cannot know if it’s a baby or not a baby”: uptake, provision and perceptions of antenatal care and routine antenatal ultrasound scanning in rural Kenya

Dorothy A Oluoch, Nancy Mwangome, Bryn Kemp, Anna C Seale, Angela Koech, Aris T Papageorghiou, James A Berkley, Stephen H Kennedy, Caroline OH Jones

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Paternal postnatal depression in Japan: an investigation of correlated factors including relationship with a partner

Akiko Nishimura, Yuichi Fujita, Mayumi Katsuta, Aya Ishihara, Kazutomo Ohashi

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Trajectories of maternal sleep problems before and after childbirth: a longitudinal population-based study

Børge Sivertsen, Mari Hysing, Signe K. Dørheim, Malin Eberhard-Gran

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Factors influencing the use of magnesium sulphate in pre-eclampsia/eclampsia management in health facilities in Northern Nigeria: a mixed methods study

Olugbenga Oguntunde, Zulfiya Charyeva, Molly Cannon, William Sambisa, Nosakhare Orobaton, Ibrahim A Kabo, Kamil Shoretire, Saba’atu E Danladi, Nurudeen Lawal, Habib Sadauki

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Opportunities to improve postpartum care for mothers and infants: design of context-specific packages of postpartum interventions in rural districts in four sub-Saharan African countries

Els Duysburgh, Birgit Kerstens, Seni Kouanda, Charles Paulin Kaboré, Danielle Belemsaga Yugbare, Peter Gichangi, Gibson Masache, Beatrice Crahay, Gilda Gondola Sitefane, Nafissa Bique Osman, Severiano Foia, Henrique Barros, Sofia Castro Lopes, Susan Mann, Bejoy Nambiar, Tim Colbourn, Marleen Temmerman

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Factors associated with cesarean delivery in public and private hospitals in a city of northeastern Brazil: a cross-sectional study

Graciete Oliveira Vieira, Lorena Gabriel Fernandes, Nelson Fernandes de Oliveira, Luciana Rodrigues Silva, Tatiana de Oliveira Vieira

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Influence of exercise mode on pregnancy outcomes: ENHANCED by Mom project

Carmen Moyer, Jeffrey Livingston, Xiangming Fang, Linda E May

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Soluble receptors for advanced glycation end products and receptor activator of NF-κB ligand serum levels as markers of premature labor

Rafał Rzepka, Barbara Dołęgowska, Daria Sałata, Aleksandra Rajewska, Marta Budkowska, Leszek Domański, Sebastian Kwiatkowski, Wioletta Mikołajek-Bedner, Andrzej Torbé

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Study protocol. TRAAP - TRAnexamic Acid for Preventing postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery: a multicenter randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Loïc Sentilhes, Valérie Daniel, Astrid Darsonval, Philippe Deruelle, Delphine Vardon, Franck Perrotin, Camille Le Ray, Marie-Victoire Senat, Norbert Winer, Françoise Maillard, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Induction of twin pregnancy and the risk of caesarean delivery: a cohort study

Maria Jonsson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Incidence of obstetrical thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura in a retrospective study within thrombocytopenic pregnant women. A difficult diagnosis and a treatable disease

Yahsou Delmas, Sébastien Helou, Pierre Chabanier, Anne Ryman, Fanny Pelluard, Dominique Carles, Pierre Boisseau, Agnès Veyradier, Jacques Horovitz, Paul Coppo, Christian Combe

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Pregnancy complications and birth outcomes among women experiencing nausea only or nausea and vomiting during pregnancy in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study

Arthur Chortatos, Margaretha Haugen, Per Ole Iversen, Åse Vikanes, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Elisabeth Krefting Bjelland, Per Magnus, Marit B. Veierød

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The impact of an exercise intervention on C - reactive protein during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial

Marquis Hawkins, Barry Braun, Bess H. Marcus, Edward Stanek III, Glenn Markenson, Lisa Chasan-Taber

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Determinants of use of care provided by complementary and alternative health care practitioners to pregnant women in primary midwifery care: a prospective cohort study

Esther I Feijen-de Jong, Danielle EMC Jansen, Frank Baarveld, Evelien Spelten, François Schellevis, Sijmen A Reijneveld

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Unconditional and conditional standards for fetal abdominal circumference and estimated fetal weight in an ethnic Chinese population: a birth cohort study

Ying Xu, Ngee Lek, Yin Bun Cheung, Arijit Biswas, Lin Lin Su, Kenneth Y. C. Kwek, George S. H. Yeo, Shu-E Soh, Seang-Mei Saw, Peter D. Gluckman, Yap-Seng Chong

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Staff perspectives of barriers to women accessing birthing services in Nepal: a qualitative study

Lesley Milne, Edwin van Teijlingen, Vanora Hundley, Padam Simkhada, Jillian Ireland

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Mothers’ perspectives on the perinatal loss of a co-twin: a qualitative study

Judy Richards, Ruth Graham, Nicholas D Embleton, Claire Campbell, Judith Rankin

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Preterm birth and future risk of maternal cardiovascular disease – is the association independent of smoking during pregnancy?

Anh D. Ngo, Jian Sheng Chen, Gemma Figtree, Jonathan M. Morris, Christine L. Roberts

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Development and initial testing of a GDM information website for multi-ethnic women with GDM

Mary Carolan-Olah, Cheryl Steele, Gillian Krenzin

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Risk factors for antepartum stillbirth: a case-control study in Nepal

Ashish KC, Viktoria Nelin, Johan Wrammert, Uwe Ewald, Ravi Vitrakoti, Geha Nath Baral, Mats Målqvist

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

UK women’s experiences of breastfeeding and additional breastfeeding support: a qualitative study of Baby Café services

Rebekah Fox, Sarah McMullen, Mary Newburn

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The Dutch Birth Centre Study: study design of a programmatic evaluation of the effect of birth centre care in the Netherlands

Marieke A.A. Hermus, Therese A. Wiegers, Marit F. Hitzert, Inge C. Boesveld, M. Elske van den Akker-van Marle, Henk A. Akkermans, Marc A. Bruijnzeels, Arie Franx, Johanna P. de Graaf, Marlies E.B. Rijnders, Eric A.P. Steegers, Karin M. van der Pal-de Bruin

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Skin, thermal and umbilical cord care practices for neonates in southern, rural Zambia: a qualitative study

Emma Sacks, William J. Moss, Peter J. Winch, Philip Thuma, Janneke H. van Dijk, Luke C. Mullany

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The study of women, infant feeding and type 2 diabetes after GDM pregnancy and growth of their offspring (SWIFT Offspring study): prospective design, methodology and baseline characteristics

Erica P. Gunderson, Shanta R. Hurston, Kathryn G. Dewey, Myles S. Faith, Nancy Charvat-Aguilar, Vicky C. Khoury, Van T. Nguyen, Charles P. Quesenberry Jr

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A cross-sectional analysis of perinatal depressive symptoms among Punjabi-speaking women: are they at risk?

Raman Sanghera, Sabrina T. Wong, Helen Brown

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

What is the impact of interventions that prevent fetal mortality on the increase of preterm live births in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil?

Gizelton Pereira Alencar, Zilda Pereira da Silva, Patrícia Carla Santos, Priscila Ribeiro Raspantini, Barbara Laisa Alves Moura, Marcia Furquim de Almeida, Felipe Parra do Nascimento, Laura C Rodrigues

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A cross sectional comparison of postnatal care quality in facilities participating in a maternal health voucher program versus non-voucher facilities in Kenya

Charlotte E Warren, Timothy Abuya, Lucy Kanya, Francis Obare, Rebecca Njuki, Marleen Temmerman, Ben Bellows

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The relationship of women’s status and empowerment with skilled birth attendant use in Senegal and Tanzania

Kyoko Shimamoto, Jessica D. Gipson

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Case report of nipple shield trauma associated with breastfeeding an infant with high intra-oral vacuum

Sharon L. Perrella, Ching T. Lai, Donna T. Geddes

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Milk ejection patterns: an intra- individual comparison of breastfeeding and pumping

Hazel Gardner, Jacqueline C Kent, Ching Tat Lai, Leon R Mitoulas, Mark D Cregan, Peter E Hartmann, Donna T Geddes

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Proyecto Mamá: a lifestyle intervention in overweight and obese Hispanic women: a randomised controlled trial – study protocol

Lisa Chasan-Taber, Bess H. Marcus, Milagros C. Rosal, Katherine L. Tucker, Sheri J. Hartman, Penelope Pekow, Edward Stanek III, Barry Braun, Caren G. Solomon, JoAnn E. Manson, Sarah L. Goff, Glenn Markenson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Physical activity, depressed mood and pregnancy worries in European obese pregnant women: results from the DALI study

Linda de Wit, Judith G. M. Jelsma, Mireille N. M. van Poppel, Annick Bogaerts, David Simmons, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Jürgen Harreiter, Andre van Assche, Roland Devlieger, Dirk Timmerman, David Hill, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, Ewa Wender-Ozegowska, Agnieszka Zawiejska, Pablo Rebollo, Annunziata Lapolla, Maria G. Dalfrà, Stefano Del Prato, Alessandra Bertolotto, Fidelma Dunne, Dorte M. Jensen, Liselotte Andersen, Frank J. Snoek

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A study to prolong breastfeeding duration: design and rationale of the Parent Infant Feeding Initiative (PIFI) randomised controlled trial

Bruce R. Maycock, Jane A. Scott, Yvonne L. Hauck, Sharyn K. Burns, Suzanne Robinson, Roslyn Giglia, Anita Jorgensen, Becky White, Annegrete Harries, Satvinder Dhaliwal, Peter A. Howat, Colin W. Binns

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Contraceptive adoption in the extended postpartum period is low in Northwest Ethiopia

Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Senafikish Amsalu Feleke

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Agreement between self-reported perinatal outcomes and administrative data in New South Wales, Australia

Ellie Gresham, Peta Forder, Catherine L. Chojenta, Julie E. Byles, Deborah J. Loxton, Alexis J. Hure

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The role of husbands in maternal health and safe childbirth in rural Nepal: a qualitative study

Sarah Lewis, Andrew Lee, Padam Simkhada

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Immigrants from conflict-zone countries: an observational comparison study of obstetric outcomes in a low-risk maternity ward in Norway

Kjersti S. Bakken, Ola H. Skjeldal, Babill Stray-Pedersen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Gestational weight gain information: seeking and sources among pregnant women

Jane C. Willcox, Karen J. Campbell, Elizabeth A. McCarthy, Martha Lappas, Kylie Ball, David Crawford, Alexis Shub, Shelley A. Wilkinson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Birth location preferences of mothers and fathers in rural Ghana: Implications for pregnancy, labor and birth outcomes

Leslie E. Cofie, Clare Barrington, Kavita Singh, Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, Akalpa Akaligaung

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Changes in the biochemical and immunological components of serum and colostrum of overweight and obese mothers

Mahmi Fujimori, Eduardo L. França, Vanessa Fiorin, Tassiane C. Morais, Adenilda C. Honorio-França, Luiz C. de Abreu

01.12.2015 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Erratum: Pregnancy complications and birth outcomes among women experiencing nausea only or nausea and vomiting during pregnancy in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study

Arthur Chortatos, Margaretha Haugen, Per Ole Iversen, Åse Vikanes, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Elisabeth Krefting Bjelland, Per Magnus, Marit B. Veierød

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Physical fitness, serum relaxin and duration of gestation

Eva Thorell, Laura Goldsmith, Gerson Weiss, Per Kristiansson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

How do Malawian women rate the quality of maternal and newborn care? Experiences and perceptions of women in the central and southern regions

Christabel Kambala, Julia Lohmann, Jacob Mazalale, Stephan Brenner, Manuela De Allegri, Adamson S. Muula, Malabika Sarker

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Boosting facility deliveries with results-based financing: a mixed-methods evaluation of the government midwifery incentive scheme in Cambodia

Por Ir, Catherine Korachais, Kannarath Chheng, Dirk Horemans, Wim Van Damme, Bruno Meessen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Parent’s experiences of counselling and their need for support following a prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart disease - a qualitative study in a Swedish context

Ewa-Lena Bratt, Stina Järvholm, Britt-Marie Ekman-Joelsson, Lars-Åke Mattson, Mats Mellander

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

An international internet survey of the experiences of 1,714 mothers with a late stillbirth: the STARS cohort study

Jane Warland, Louise M. O’Brien, Alexander E. P. Heazell, Edwin A. Mitchell, the STARS consortium

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

How intra-familial decision-making affects women’s access to, and use of maternal healthcare services in Ghana: a qualitative study

John Kuumuori Ganle, Bernard Obeng, Alexander Yao Segbefia, Vitalis Mwinyuri, Joseph Yaw Yeboah, Leonard Baatiema

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal history of childhood sexual abuse and preterm birth: an epidemiologic review

Adaeze C. Wosu, Bizu Gelaye, Michelle A. Williams

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Effectiveness of a normative nutrition intervention (diet, physical activity and breastfeeding) on maternal nutrition and offspring growth: the Chilean maternal and infant nutrition cohort study (CHiMINCs)

Maria Luisa Garmendia, Camila Corvalan, Marcela Araya, Paola Casanello, Juan Pedro Kusanovic, Ricardo Uauy

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Barriers and enablers to implementing antenatal magnesium sulphate for fetal neuroprotection guidelines: a study using the theoretical domains framework

Emily Bain, Tanya Bubner, Pat Ashwood, Emer Van Ryswyk, Lucy Simmonds, Sally Reid, Philippa Middleton, Caroline A. Crowther

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Determining effects of areca (betel) nut chewing in a prospective cohort of pregnant women in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea

Maria Ome-Kaius, Holger W Unger, Dupain Singirok, Regina A Wangnapi, Sarah Hanieh, Alexandra J Umbers, Julie Elizah, Peter Siba, Ivo Mueller, Stephen J Rogerson

01.12.2015 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Erratum: Feasibility and acceptability of a novel, computerized screening and brief intervention (SBI) for alcohol and sweetened beverage use in pregnancy

Madhabika B. Nayak, Rachael A. Korcha, Lee A. Kaskutas, Lyndsay A. Avalos

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Variation in hospital caesarean section rates for women with at least one previous caesarean section: a population based cohort study

Kathrin Schemann, Jillian A. Patterson, Tanya A. Nippita, Jane B. Ford, Christine L. Roberts

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Qualitative website analysis of information on birth after caesarean section

Valerie L. Peddie, Natalie Whitelaw, Grant P. Cumming, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Mairead Black

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Disabled women’s experiences of accessing and utilising maternity services when they are affected by domestic abuse: a critical incident technique study

Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Jenna P. Breckenridge, John Devaney, Thilo Kroll, Anne Lazenbatt, Julie Taylor

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A questionnaire to measure women’s experiences with pregnancy, birth and postnatal care: instrument development and assessment following a national survey in Norway

Ingeborg S. Sjetne, Hilde H. Iversen, Johanne G. Kjøllesdal

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Association of maternal anemia with other risk factors in occurrence of Great obstetrical syndromes at university clinics, Kinshasa, DR Congo

Barthélémy Tandu-Umba, Andy Muela Mbangama

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Preterm birth among the hmong, other Asian subgroups and non-hispanic whites in California

Zoua M. Vang, Irma T. Elo, Makoto Nagano

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The estimated incidence of induced abortion in Kenya: a cross-sectional study

Shukri F. Mohamed, Chimaraoke Izugbara, Ann M. Moore, Michael Mutua, Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage, Abdhalah K. Ziraba, Akinrinola Bankole, Susheela D. Singh, Caroline Egesa

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Influence of antenatal physical exercise on haemodynamics in pregnant women: a flexible randomisation approach

Rhiannon Emma Carpenter, Simon J. Emery, Orhan Uzun, Lindsay A. D’Silva, Michael J. Lewis

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Risk factors for ectopic pregnancy: a multi-center case-control study

Cheng Li, Wei-Hong Zhao, Qian Zhu, Shu-Jun Cao, Hua Ping, Xiaowei Xi, Guo-Juan Qin, Ming-Xing Yan, Duo Zhang, Jun Qiu, Jian Zhang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Exploring the intangible economic costs of stillbirth

Chidubem B. Ogwulu, Louise J. Jackson, Alexander E.P. Heazell, Tracy E. Roberts

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Association between adverse pregnancy outcome and imbalance in angiogenic regulators and oxidative stress biomarkers in gestational hypertension and preeclampsia

Cornelius A. Turpin, Samuel A. Sakyi, William KBA Owiredu, Richard KD. Ephraim, Enoch O. Anto

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Helping Mothers Survive Bleeding After Birth: retention of knowledge, skills, and confidence nine months after obstetric simulation-based training

Ellen Nelissen, Hege Ersdal, Estomih Mduma, Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Jacqueline Broerse, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Serum screening in first trimester to predict pre-eclampsia, small for gestational age and preterm delivery: systematic review and meta-analysis

Yan Zhong, Fufan Zhu, Yiling Ding

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal psychiatric disease and epigenetic evidence suggest a common biology for poor fetal growth

Timothy H. Ciesielski, Carmen J. Marsit, Scott M. Williams

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Obstetric fistula in low-resource countries: an under-valued and under-studied problem – systematic review of its incidence, prevalence, and association with stillbirth

Karen D. Cowgill, Jennifer Bishop, Amanda K. Norgaard, Craig E. Rubens, Michael G. Gravett

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The re-enactment of childhood sexual abuse in maternity care: a qualitative study

Elsa Montgomery, Catherine Pope, Jane Rogers

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A routine tool with far-reaching influence: Australian midwives’ views on the use of ultrasound during pregnancy

Kristina Edvardsson, Ingrid Mogren, Ann Lalos, Margareta Persson, Rhonda Small

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Clinicians’ views of factors of importance for improving the rate of VBAC (vaginal birth after caesarean section): a qualitative study from countries with high VBAC rates

Ingela Lundgren, Evelien van Limbeek, Katri Vehvilainen-Julkunen, Christina Nilsson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A qualitative exploration of the emotional wellbeing and support needs of new mothers from Afghanistan living in Melbourne, Australia

Alana Russo, Belinda Lewis, Andrew Joyce, Belinda Crockett, Stanley Luchters

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

High risk for obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders among overweight and obese pregnant women

Jayne R. Rice, Gloria T. Larrabure-Torrealva, Miguel Angel Luque Fernandez, Mirtha Grande, Vicky Motta, Yasmin V. Barrios, Sixto Sanchez, Bizu Gelaye, Michelle A. Williams

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Knowledge and future preference of Chinese women in a major public hospital in Hong Kong after undergoing non-invasive prenatal testing for positive aneuploidy screening: a questionnaire survey

Kam On Kou, Chung Fan Poon, Wai Ching Tse, Shui Lam Mak, Kwok Yin Leung

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Challenges and opportunities for implementing evidence-based antenatal care in Mozambique: a qualitative study

Adriano Biza, Ingeborg Jille-Traas, Mercedes Colomar, Maria Belizan, Jennifer Requejo Harris, Beatrice Crahay, Mario Merialdi, My Huong Nguyen, Fernando Althabe, Alicia Aleman, Eduardo Bergel, Alicia Carbonell, Leonardo Chavane, Therese Delvaux, Diederike Geelhoed, Metin Gülmezoglu, Celsa Regina Malapende, Armando Melo, Nafissa Bique Osman, Mariana Widmer, Marleen Temmerman, Ana Pilar Betrán

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Differences in perinatal morbidity and mortality on the neighbourhood level in Dutch municipalities: a population based cohort study

Amber A. Vos, Semiha Denktaş, Gerard JJM Borsboom, Gouke J. Bonsel, Eric AP Steegers

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Immediate postplacental insertion of a copper intrauterine device: a pilot study to evaluate expulsion rate by mode of delivery

Ayhan Sucak, Sarp Ozcan, Şevki Çelen, Turhan Çağlar, Gonca Göksu, Nuri Danışman

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal near miss and mortality in a tertiary care hospital in Rwanda

Stephen Rulisa, Immaculee Umuziranenge, Maria Small, Jos van Roosmalen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Psychological, cultural and neuroendocrine profiles of risk for preterm birth

R. Jeanne Ruiz, Alok Kumar Dwivedi, Indika Mallawaarachichi, Hector G. Balcazar, Raymond P. Stowe, Kimberly S. Ayers, Rita Pickler

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Alcohol consumption among pregnant women in Northern Tanzania 2000–2010: a registry-based study

Alexander Blaauw Isaksen, Truls Østbye, Blandina Theophil Mmbaga, Anne Kjersti Daltveit

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Women’s reasons for, and experiences of, choosing a homebirth following a caesarean section

Hazel Keedle, Virginia Schmied, Elaine Burns, Hannah G Dahlen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Pregnant womens’ concerns when invited to a randomized trial: a qualitative case control study

Katrien Oude Rengerink, Sabine Logtenberg, Lotty Hooft, Patrick M. Bossuyt, Ben Willem Mol

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Consumption of indigenous medicines by pregnant women in North India for selecting sex of the foetus: what can it lead to?

Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi, Preeti H. Negandhi, Abhijit Ganguli, Sapna Chopra, Navraj Sandhu, Ravi Kant Gupta, Sanjay Zodpey, Amarjeet Singh, Arun Singh, Rakesh Gupta

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Exploring the views and experiences of callers to the PANDA Post and Antenatal Depression Association Australian National Perinatal Depression Helpline: a cross-sectional survey

Laura J. Biggs, Touran Shafiei, Della A. Forster, Rhonda Small, Helen L. McLachlan

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Incidence and determinants of severe maternal morbidity: a transversal study in a referral hospital in Teresina, Piaui, Brazil

Alberto Pereira Madeiro, Andréa Cronemberger Rufino, Érica Zânia Gonçalves Lacerda, Laís Gonçalves Brasil

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Under-utilization of antenatal care services in Timor-Leste: results from Demographic and Health Survey 2009–2010

Vishnu Khanal, Jonia Lourenca Nunes Brites da Cruz, Shiva Raj Mishra, Rajendra Karkee, Andy H. Lee

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Reproductive healthcare utilization in urban poor settlements of Delhi: Baseline survey of ANCHUL (Ante Natal and Child Health care in Urban Slums) project

Niveditha Devasenapathy, Suparna Ghosh Jerath, Elizebeth Allen, Saket Sharma, Anuraj H. Shankar, Sanjay Zodpey

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Characteristics and outcomes of patients with eclampsia and severe pre-eclampsia in a rural hospital in Western Tanzania: a retrospective medical record study

Rob Mooij, Joseph Lugumila, Masumbuko Y. Mwashambwa, Ipyana H. Mwampagatwa, Jeroen van Dillen, Jelle Stekelenburg

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Quality of prenatal care questionnaire: psychometric testing in an Australia population

Wendy Sword, Maureen Heaman, Mary Anne Biro, Caroline Homer, Jane Yelland, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Amanda Bradford-Janke

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Classification of substandard factors in perinatal care: development and multidisciplinary inter-rater agreement of the Groningen-system

Mariet Th. van Diem, Albertus Timmer, Sanne J. Gordijn, Klasien A. Bergman, Fleurisca J. Korteweg, Joke Ravise, Ellen Vreugdenhil, Jan Jaap H.M. Erwich

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Reasons for home delivery and use of traditional birth attendants in rural Zambia: a qualitative study

Cephas Sialubanje, Karlijn Massar, Davidson H. Hamer, Robert AC Ruiter

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Pregnancy outcomes before and after institution of a specialised twins clinic: a retrospective cohort study

Amanda Henry, Nicole Lees, Kendall J. Bein, Beverley Hall, Veronica Lim, Katie Qiao Chen, Alec W Welsh, Lisa Hui, Antonia W. Shand

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A successful pregnancy and parturition in a patient with anuria undergoing maintenance hemodialysis for 6 years: a case report of a 3-year-follow-up

Panxi Yu, Wenqi Diao, Qionglan Tang, Xuefeng Jiang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The MamaMiso study of self-administered misoprostol to prevent bleeding after childbirth in rural Uganda: a community-based, placebo-controlled randomised trial

Andrew D. Weeks, James Ditai, Sam Ononge, Brian Faragher, Laura J. Frye, Jill Durocher, Florence M. Mirembe, Josaphat Byamugisha, Beverly Winikoff, Zarko Alfirevic

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Myometrial contractility influences oxytocin receptor (OXTR) expression in term trophoblast cells obtained from the maternal surface of the human placenta

Dariusz Szukiewicz, Anna Bilska, Tarun Kumar Mittal, Aleksandra Stangret, Jaroslaw Wejman, Grzegorz Szewczyk, Michal Pyzlak, Jacek Zamlynski

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Fear of childbirth and elective caesarean section: a population-based study

Hege Therese Størksen, Susan Garthus-Niegel, Samantha S. Adams, Siri Vangen, Malin Eberhard-Gran

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal associated factors of low birth weight: a hospital based cross-sectional mixed study in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

Meresa Gebremedhin, Fentie Ambaw, Eleni Admassu, Haileselassie Berhane

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Intra-abdominal pressure in third trimester pregnancy complicated by acute pancreatitis: an observational study

Liqun Sun, Weiqin Li, Fuxi Sun, Yanxia Geng, Zhihui Tong, Jieshou Li

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The effect of a multi-component intervention on disrespect and abuse during childbirth in Kenya

Timothy Abuya, Charity Ndwiga, Julie Ritter, Lucy Kanya, Ben Bellows, Nancy Binkin, Charlotte E. Warren

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal health care seeking by rural Tibetan women: characteristics of women delivering at a newly-constructed birth center in western China

Kunchok Gyaltsen, Jessica D. Gipson, Lhusham Gyal, Tsering Kyi, Andrew L. Hicks, Anne R. Pebley

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Specific antenatal interventions for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) pregnant women at high risk of poor birth outcomes in the United Kingdom: a scoping review

Rebecca Garcia, Nasreen Ali, Chris Papadopoulos, Gurch Randhawa

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Cultural Competence among Maternal Healthcare Providers in Bahir Dar City Administration, Northwest Ethiopia: Cross sectional Study

Amanu Aragaw, Tegbar Yigzaw, Desalegn Tetemke, Wubalem G/Amlak

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Body mass index at age 18–20 and later risk of spontaneous abortion in the Health Examinees Study (HEXA)

Sun Jae Jung, Sue Kyung Park, Aesun Shin, Sang-Ah Lee, Ji-Yeob Choi, Yun-Chul Hong, Keun-Young Yoo, Jong-Koo Lee, Daehee Kang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Unexpected consequences: women’s experiences of a self-hypnosis intervention to help with pain relief during labour

Kenneth Finlayson, Soo Downe, Susan Hinder, Helen Carr, Helen Spiby, Peter Whorwell

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Is accurate and reliable blood loss estimation the 'crucial step' in early detection of postpartum haemorrhage: an integrative review of the literature

Angela Hancock, Andrew D. Weeks, Dame Tina Lavender

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Examining inequalities in uptake of maternal health care and choice of provider in underserved urban areas of Mumbai, India: a mixed methods study

Glyn Alcock, Sushmita Das, Neena Shah More, Ketaki Hate, Sharda More, Shanti Pantvaidya, David Osrin, Tanja AJ Houweling

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

How many preterm births in England are due to excision of the cervical transformation zone? Nested case control study

R. Wuntakal, Alejandra Castanon, R. Landy, P. Sasieni

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The association between temporal changes in the use of obstetrical intervention and small- for-gestational age live births

Amy Metcalfe, Sarka Lisonkova, KS Joseph

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Postnatal depressive symptoms amongst women in Central Vietnam: a cross-sectional study investigating prevalence and associations with social, cultural and infant factors

Linda Murray, Michael P. Dunne, Thang Van Vo, Phuong Nguyen Thi Anh, Nigar G. Khawaja, Thanh Ngoc Cao

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Factors associated with postpartum hemorrhage maternal death in referral hospitals in Senegal and Mali: a cross-sectional epidemiological survey

Julie Tort, Patrick Rozenberg, Mamadou Traoré, Pierre Fournier, Alexandre Dumont

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Why do women invest in pre-pregnancy health and care? A qualitative investigation with women attending maternity services

Geraldine Barrett, Jill Shawe, Beth Howden, Dilisha Patel, Obiamaka Ojukwu, Pranav Pandya, Judith Stephenson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The association between pelvic girdle pain and sick leave during pregnancy; a retrospective study of a Norwegian population

Stefan Malmqvist, Inger Kjaermann, Knut Andersen, Inger Økland, Jan Petter Larsen, Kolbjørn Brønnick

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Changes in equity of maternal, newborn, and child health care practices in 115 districts of rural Ethiopia: implications for the health extension program

Ali Mehryar Karim, Addis Tamire, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Wuleta Betemariam

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal risk factors and perinatal outcomes among pacific islander groups in Hawaii: a retrospective cohort study using statewide hospital data

Ann Lee Chang, Eric Hurwitz, Jill Miyamura, Bliss Kaneshiro, Tetine Sentell

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Placental vascularization alterations in hypertensive disorders complicating pregnancy (HDCP) and small for gestational age with HDCP using three-dimensional power doppler in a prospective case control study

Ting Yuan, Ting Zhang, Zhen Han

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Factors associated with delays in seeking post abortion care among women in Kenya

Michael M. Mutua, Beatrice W. Maina, Thomas O. Achia, Chimaraoke O. Izugbara

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Frequency, risk factors and feto-maternal outcomes of abruptio placentae in Northern Tanzania: a registry-based retrospective cohort study

Godwin S. Macheku, Rune Nathaniel Philemon, Olola Oneko, Pendo S. Mlay, Gileard Masenga, Joseph Obure, Michael Johnson Mahande

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Home birth without skilled attendants despite millennium villages project intervention in Ghana: insight from a survey of women’s perceptions of skilled obstetric care

Emmanuel Kweku Nakua, Justice Thomas Sevugu, Veronica Millicent Dzomeku, Easmon Otupiri, Heather R. Lipkovich, Ellis Owusu-Dabo

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Risk of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection and Cervical Neoplasia after Pregnancy

Helen Trottier, Marie-Hélène Mayrand, Maria Luiza Baggio, Lenice Galan, Alex Ferenczy, Luisa L. Villa, Eduardo L. Franco, for the Ludwig-McGill Cohort Study Group

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Exercise during pregnancy: knowledge and beliefs of medical practitioners in South Africa: a survey study

Estelle D. Watson, Brydie Oddie, Demitri Constantinou

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Association between maternal HIV infection and low birth weight and prematurity: a meta-analysis of cohort studies

Peng-Lei Xiao, Yi-Biao Zhou, Yue Chen, Mei-Xia Yang, Xiu-Xia Song, Yan Shi, Qing-Wu Jiang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Adverse obstetric outcomes in pregnancies resulting from oocyte donation: a retrospective cohort case study in Sweden

Evangelia Elenis, Agneta Skoog Svanberg, Claudia Lampic, Alkistis Skalkidou, Helena Åkerud, Gunilla Sydsjö

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Midwives’ intrapartum monitoring process and management resulting in emergency referrals in Tanzania: a qualitative study

Kana Shimoda, Sebalda Leshabari, Shigeko Horiuchi, Yoko Shimpuku, Junko Tashiro

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Impact of gestational weight gain on obstetric and neonatal outcomes in obese diabetic women

Inês Gante, Njila Amaral, Jorge Dores, Maria C. Almeida

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Household food insecurity and mental distress among pregnant women in Southwestern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study design

Mulusew G. Jebena, Mohammed Taha, Motohiro Nakajima, Andrine Lemieux, Fikre Lemessa, Richard Hoffman, Markos Tesfaye, Tefera Belachew, Netsanet Workineh, Esayas Kebede, Teklu Gemechu, Yinebeb Tariku, Hailemariam Segni, Patrick Kolsteren, Mustafa al’Absi

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The meaning of a very positive birth experience: focus groups discussions with women

Annika Karlström, Astrid Nystedt, Ingegerd Hildingsson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Birth position and obstetric anal sphincter injury: a population-based study of 113 000 spontaneous births

Charlotte Elvander, Mia Ahlberg, Li Thies-Lagergren, Sven Cnattingius, Olof Stephansson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Caesarean section rates in Mozambique

Qian Long, Taina Kempas, Tavares Madede, Reija Klemetti, Elina Hemminki

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A case series study on the effect of Ebola on facility-based deliveries in rural Liberia

Jody R. Lori, Sarah Danielson Rominski, Joseph E. Perosky, Michelle L. Munro, Garfee Williams, Sue Anne Bell, Aloysius B. Nyanplu, Patricia NM Amarah, Carol J. Boyd

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Exercise intervention during pregnancy can be used to manage weight gain and improve pregnancy outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus

Chen Wang, Weiwei Zhu, Yumei Wei, Hui Feng, Rina Su, Huixia Yang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Obesity and normal birth: A qualitative study of clinician’s management of obese pregnant women during labour

Angela Kerrigan, Carol Kingdon, Helen Cheyne

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Peer support during pregnancy and early parenthood: a qualitative study of models and perceptions

Jenny McLeish, Maggie Redshaw

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Longitudinal adherence to antiretroviral drugs for preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Zambia

Sumiyo Okawa, Mable Chirwa, Naoko Ishikawa, Henry Kapyata, Charles Yekha Msiska, Gardner Syakantu, Shinsuke Miyano, Kenichi Komada, Masamine Jimba, Junko Yasuoka

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Early postnatal demoralisation among primiparous women in the community: measurement, prevalence and associated factors

Irene Bobevski, Heather Rowe, David M. Clarke, Dean P. McKenzie, Jane Fisher

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Prevalence and predictors of unintended pregnancy among women: an analysis of the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey

Elizaveta Oulman, Theresa H. M. Kim, Khalid Yunis, Hala Tamim

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Socio-demographic inequalities across a range of health status indicators and health behaviours among pregnant women in prenatal primary care: a cross-sectional study

Ruth Baron, Judith Manniën, Saskia J. te Velde, Trudy Klomp, Eileen K. Hutton, Johannes Brug

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Exclusive breastfeeding after home versus hospital birth in primary midwifery care in the Netherlands

TP de Cock, J. Manniën, C. Geerts, T. Klomp, A. de Jonge

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Mothers’ accounts of their stillbirth experiences and of their subsequent relationships with their living infant: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

A. Meltem Üstündağ – Budak, Michael Larkin, Gillian Harris, Jacqueline Blissett

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Risk factors for low birth weight in Bale zone hospitals, South-East Ethiopia : a case–control study

Habtamu Demelash, Achenif Motbainor, Dabere Nigatu, Ketema Gashaw, Addisu Melese

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Lifestyle intervention to prevent excessive maternal weight gain: mother and infant follow-up at 12 months postpartum

Kathrin Rauh, Julia Günther, Julia Kunath, Lynne Stecher, Hans Hauner

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Relationship between maternal obesity and prenatal, metabolic syndrome, obstetrical and perinatal complications of pregnancy in Indiana, 2008–2010

Shingairai A. Feresu, Yi Wang, Stephanie Dickinson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Increased maternal TSH and decreased maternal FT4 are associated with a higher operative delivery rate in low-risk pregnancies: A prospective cohort study

L. Monen, VJ Pop, TH Hasaart, H. Wijnen, SG Oei, SM Kuppens

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Evaluation of the impact of breast milk expression in early postpartum period on breastfeeding duration: a prospective cohort study

Beiqi Jiang, Jing Hua, Yijing Wang, Yun Fu, Zhigang Zhuang, Liping Zhu

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Screening for iron deficiency and iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy: a structured review and gap analysis against UK national screening criteria

Ruramayi Rukuni, Marian Knight, Michael F Murphy, David Roberts, Simon J Stanworth

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A retrospective study on perineal lacerations in vaginal delivery and the individual performance of experienced mifwives

Johannes Ott, Evelyn Gritsch, Sophie Pils, Sophie Kratschmar, Regina Promberger, Rudolf Seemann, Sabine Fürst, Dagmar Bancher-Todesca, Christa Hauser-Auzinger

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Differences in pregnancy outcomes and characteristics between insulin- and diet-treated women with gestational diabetes

Katrien Benhalima, Karolien Robyns, Paul Van Crombrugge, Natascha Deprez, Bruno Seynhave, Roland Devlieger, Johan Verhaeghe, Chantal Mathieu, Frank Nobels

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Influencing factors for high quality care on postpartum haemorrhage in the Netherlands: patient and professional perspectives

Mallory D. Woiski, Evelien Belfroid, Janine Liefers, Richard P. Grol, Hubertina C. Scheepers, Rosella P. Hermens

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Agreement between transperineal ultrasound measurements and digital examinations of cervical dilatation during labor

Sigurlaug Benediktsdottir, Torbjørn M. Eggebø, Kjell Å. Salvesen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Health related quality of life two to five years after gestational diabetes mellitus: cross-sectional comparative study in the ATLANTIC DIP cohort

Andriy Danyliv, Paddy Gillespie, Ciaran O’Neill, Eoin Noctor, Angela O’Dea, Marie Tierney, Brian E. McGuire, Liam G Glynn, Fidelma P Dunne

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Nurses and midwives professional support increases with improved attitudes - design and effects of a longitudinal randomized controlled process-oriented intervention

Anette C Ekström, Stina Thorstensson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Management of Foley catheter induction among nulliparous women: a retrospective study

Heidi Kruit, Oskari Heikinheimo, Veli-Matti Ulander, Ansa Aitokallio-Tallberg, Irmeli Nupponen, Jorma Paavonen, Leena Rahkonen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Associations between gestational anthropometry, maternal HIV, and fetal and early infancy growth in a prospective rural/semi-rural Tanzanian cohort, 2012-13

Amanda L. Wilkinson, Sarah H. Pedersen, Mark Urassa, Denna Michael, Jim Todd, Safari Kinung’hi, John Changalucha, Joann M. McDermid

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Intimate partner violence and psychosocial health, a cross-sectional study in a pregnant population

An-Sofie Van Parys, Ellen Deschepper, Kristien Michielsen, Anna Galle, Kristien Roelens, Marleen Temmerman, Hans Verstraelen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Adverse pregnancy outcomes in rural Uganda (1996–2013): trends and associated factors from serial cross sectional surveys

Gershim Asiki, Kathy Baisley, Rob Newton, Lena Marions, Janet Seeley, Anatoli Kamali, Lars Smedman

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The relative importance of maternal body mass index and glucose levels for prediction of large-for-gestational-age births

Kerstin Berntorp, Eva Anderberg, Rickard Claesson, Claes Ignell, Karin Källén

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Relationship between body mass index and mean arterial pressure in normotensive and chronic hypertensive pregnant women: a prospective, longitudinal study

Luís Guedes-Martins, Mariana Carvalho, Catarina Silva, Ana Cunha, Joaquim Saraiva, Filipe Macedo, Henrique Almeida, A. Rita Gaio

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Determinants of postnatal care use at health facilities in rural Tanzania: multilevel analysis of a household survey

Diwakar Mohan, Shivam Gupta, Amnesty LeFevre, Eva Bazant, Japhet Killewo, Abdullah H Baqui

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Case-control study of glucocorticoid receptor and corticotrophin-releasing hormone receptor gene variants and risk of perinatal depression

Ene-Choo Tan, Tze-Ern Chua, Theresa M. Y. Lee, Hui-San Tan, Joe L. Y. Ting, Helen Y. Chen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Effects of a midwife psycho-education intervention to reduce childbirth fear on women’s birth outcomes and postpartum psychological wellbeing

Jennifer Fenwick, Jocelyn Toohill, Jenny Gamble, Debra K. Creedy, Anne Buist, Erika Turkstra, Anne Sneddon, Paul A. Scuffham, Elsa L. Ryding

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Protocol for a randomised controlled trial of fetal scalp blood lactate measurement to reduce caesarean sections during labour: the Flamingo trial [ACTRN12611000172909]

Christine E. East, Stefan C. Kane, Mary-Ann Davey, C. Omar Kamlin, Shaun P. Brennecke, On behalf of The Flamingo Study Group

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Predictors of breastfeeding initiation in Hong Kong and Mainland China born mothers

Kris Yuet Wan Lok, Dorothy Li Bai, Marie Tarrant

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Losing women along the path to safe motherhood: why is there such a gap between women’s use of antenatal care and skilled birth attendance? A mixed methods study in northern Uganda

Erin Anastasi, Matthias Borchert, Oona M. R. Campbell, Egbert Sondorp, Felix Kaducu, Olivia Hill, Dennis Okeng, Vicki Norah Odong, Isabelle L. Lange

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Low birth weight in a sub-urban area of Cameroon: an analysis of the clinical cut-off, incidence, predictors and complications

Tsi Njim, Julius Atashili, Robinson Mbu, Simeon-Pierre Choukem

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

What should we do to optimise outcome in twin pregnancy complicated with placenta percreta? A case report

Mehmet Aral Atalay, Fatma Oz Atalay, Bilge Cetinkaya Demir

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

We are also interested in how fathers feel: a qualitative exploration of child health center nurses’ recognition of postnatal depression in fathers

Kina Hammarlund, Emilie Andersson, Hanna Tenenbaum, Annelie J. Sundler

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Supporting parents following pregnancy loss: a cross-sectional study of telephone peer supporters

Frances M. Boyle, Allyson J. Mutch, Elizabeth A. Barber, Christine Carroll, Julie H. Dean

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Obstetric and psychosocial risk factors for Australian-born and non-Australian born women and associated pregnancy and birth outcomes: a population based cohort study

Hannah Grace Dahlen, Bryanne Barnett, Jane Kohlhoff, Maya Elizabeth Drum, Ana Maria Munoz, Charlene Thornton

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The triple threat of pregnancy, HIV infection and malaria: reported causes of maternal mortality in two nationwide health facility assessments in Mozambique, 2007 and 2012

Patricia E. Bailey, Emily Keyes, Allisyn C. Moran, Kavita Singh, Leonardo Chavane, Baltazar Chilundo

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Fertility desires, family planning use and pregnancy experience: longitudinal examination of urban areas in three African countries

Ilene S. Speizer, Peter Lance

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The cervix as a natural tamponade in postpartum hemorrhage caused by placenta previa and placenta previa accreta: a prospective study

Saad A. A. El Gelany, Ahmed R. Abdelraheim, Mo’men M. Mohammed, Mohammed T. Gad El-Rab, Ayman M. Yousef, Emad M. Ibrahim, Eissa M. Khalifa

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A cross sectional study of maternal ‘near-miss’ cases in major public hospitals in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria

Hyam Bashour, Ghada Saad-Haddad, Jocelyn DeJong, Mohammed Cherine Ramadan, Sahar Hassan, Miral Breebaart, Laura Wick, Nevine Hassanein, Mayada Kharouf

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Demand-side interventions for maternal care: evidence of more use, not better outcomes

Taylor E. Hurst, Katherine Semrau, Manasa Patna, Atul Gawande, Lisa R. Hirschhorn

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Variation in the association between socioeconomic status and breastfeeding practices by immigration status in Taiwan: a population based birth cohort study

Wen-chi Wu, Jennifer Chun-Li Wu, Tung-liang Chiang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Magnitude and factors associated with institutional delivery service utilization among childbearing mothers in Cheha district, Gurage zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia: a community based cross sectional study

Feleke Habte, Meaza Demissie

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The association between fine particulate matter exposure during pregnancy and preterm birth: a meta-analysis

Xiaoli Sun, Xiping Luo, Chunmei Zhao, Rachel Wai Chung Ng, Chi Eung Danforn Lim, Bo Zhang, Tao Liu

01.12.2015 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Improvements in fetal heart rate analysis by the removal of maternal-fetal heart rate ambiguities

Paula Pinto, Cristina Costa-Santos, Hernâni Gonçalves, Diogo Ayres-De-Campos, João Bernardes

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Prevention of bacterial infections in the newborn by pre-delivery administration of azithromycin: Study protocol of a randomized efficacy trial

Anna Roca, Claire Oluwalana, Bully Camara, Abdoulie Bojang, Sarah Burr, Timothy M.E. Davis, Robin Bailey, Beate Kampmann, Jenny Mueller, Christian Bottomley, Umberto D’Alessandro

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Correlating mechanical work with energy consumption during gait throughout pregnancy

Zarko Krkeljas, Sarah Johanna Moss

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Two sides of the same coin – an interview study of Swedish obstetricians’ experiences using ultrasound in pregnancy management

Annika Åhman, Margareta Persson, Kristina Edvardsson, Ann Lalos, Sophie Graner, Rhonda Small, Ingrid Mogren

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Prevention of postpartum haemorrhage: cost consequences analysis of misoprostol in low-resource settings

Danielle L. Lang, Fei-Li Zhao, Jane Robertson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Direct observation of respectful maternity care in five countries: a cross-sectional study of health facilities in East and Southern Africa

Heather E. Rosen, Pamela F. Lynam, Catherine Carr, Veronica Reis, Jim Ricca, Eva S. Bazant, Linda A. Bartlett, on behalf of the Quality of Maternal and Newborn Care Study Group of the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Sexual life and dysfunction after maternal morbidity: a systematic review

Carla B. Andreucci, Jamile C. Bussadori, Rodolfo C. Pacagnella, Doris Chou, Veronique Filippi, Lale Say, Jose G. Cecatti, on behalf of the Brazilian COMMAG Study Group and the WHO Maternal Morbidity Working Group

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Changes in detection of birth defects and perinatal mortality after introduction of prenatal ultrasound screening in the Kola Peninsula (North-West Russia): combination of two birth registries

Vitaly A. Postoev, Andrej M. Grjibovski, Evert Nieboer, Jon Øyvind Odland

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Deprivation and poor psychosocial support are key determinants of late antenatal presentation and poor fetal outcomes-a combined retrospective and prospective study

Habiba Kapaya, Erin Mercer, Francesca Boffey, Georgina Jones, Caroline Mitchell, Dilly Anumba

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Medication use during pregnancy, gestational age and date of delivery: agreement between maternal self-reports and health database information in a cohort

Federica Edith Pisa, Anica Casetta, Elena Clagnan, Elisa Michelesio, Liza Vecchi Brumatti, Fabio Barbone

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Use of mouth rinse during pregnancy to improve birth and neonatal outcomes: a randomized controlled trial

Hong Jiang, Xu Xiong, Pierre Buekens, Yi Su, Xu Qian

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Pregnant women’s navigation of information on everyday household chemicals: phthalates as a case study

Justin M. Ashley, Alexandra Hodgson, Sapna Sharma, Jeff Nisker

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Prophylactic antibiotics for manual removal of retained placenta during vaginal birth: a systematic review of observational studies and meta-analysis

Ezinne C. Chibueze, Alexander J. Q. Parsons, Erika Ota, Toshiyuki Swa, Olufemi T. Oladapo, Rintaro Mori

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Vitamin D deficiency and dyslipidemia in early pregnancy

Abdulrahman Al-Ajlan, Soundararajan Krishnaswamy, Majed S. Alokail, Naji J. Aljohani, Amal Al-Serehi, Eman Sheshah, Naemah M. Alshingetti, Mona Fouda, Iqbal Z. Turkistani, Nasser M. Al-Daghri

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Effectiveness and safety of misoprostol distributed to antenatal women to prevent postpartum haemorrhage after child-births: a stepped-wedge cluster-randomized trial

Sam Ononge, Oona M. R. Campbell, Frank Kaharuza, James J. Lewis, Katherine Fielding, Florence Mirembe

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A systematic review of randomised controlled trials on the effectiveness of exercise programs on Lumbo Pelvic Pain among postnatal women

Pei-Ching Tseng, Shuby Puthussery, Yannis Pappas, Meei-Ling Gau

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Compliance with national recommendations for exercise during early pregnancy in a Danish cohort

Lotte Broberg, Anne S. Ersbøll, Mette G. Backhausen, Peter Damm, Ann Tabor, Hanne K Hegaard

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Biomarkers of nutrition and stress in pregnant women with a history of eating disorders in relation to head circumference and neurocognitive function of the offspring

Saloua Koubaa, Tore Hällström, Kerstin Brismar, Per M Hellström, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

The Norwegian preeclampsia family cohort study: a new resource for investigating genetic aspects and heritability of preeclampsia and related phenotypes

Linda Tømmerdal Roten, Liv Cecilie Vestrheim Thomsen, Astrid Solberg Gundersen, Mona Høysæter Fenstad, Maria Lisa Odland, Kristin Melheim Strand, Per Solberg, Christian Tappert, Elisabeth Araya, Gunhild Bærheim, Ingvill Lyslo, Kjersti Tollaksen, Line Bjørge, Rigmor Austgulen

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Neonatal near miss: a systematic review

Juliana P. Santos, Cynthia Pileggi-Castro, Jose S. Camelo Jr, Antonio A. Silva, Pablo Duran, Suzanne J. Serruya, Jose G. Cecatti

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Treatment of nausea in pregnancy: a cross-sectional multinational web-based study of pregnant women and new mothers

Kristine Heitmann, Lone Holst, Angela Lupattelli, Caroline Maltepe, Hedvig Nordeng

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal super-obesity and perinatal outcomes in Australia: a national population-based cohort study

Elizabeth A. Sullivan, Jan E. Dickinson, Geraldine A Vaughan, Michael J. Peek, David Ellwood, Caroline SE Homer, Marian Knight, Claire McLintock, Alex Wang, Wendy Pollock, Lisa Jackson Pulver, Zhuoyang Li, Nasrin Javid, Elizabeth Denney-Wilson, Leonie Callaway, on behalf of the Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System (AMOSS)

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Implementation of a new prenatal care model to reduce office visits and increase connectivity and continuity of care: protocol for a mixed-methods study

Jennifer L. Ridgeway, Annie LeBlanc, Megan Branda, Roger W. Harms, Megan A. Morris, Kate Nesbitt, Bobbie S. Gostout, Lenae M. Barkey, Susan M. Sobolewski, Ellen Brodrick, Jonathan Inselman, Anne Baron, Angela Sivly, Misty Baker, Dawn Finnie, Rajeev Chaudhry, Abimbola O. Famuyide

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Searching for the definition of macrosomia through an outcome-based approach in low- and middle-income countries: a secondary analysis of the WHO Global Survey in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Jiangfeng Ye, Maria Regina Torloni, Erika Ota, Kapila Jayaratne, Cynthia Pileggi-Castro, Eduardo Ortiz-Panozo, Pisake Lumbiganon, Naho Morisaki, Malinee Laopaiboon, Rintaro Mori, Özge Tunçalp, Fang Fang, Hongping Yu, João Paulo Souza, Joshua Peter Vogel, Jun Zhang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Towards a midwifery profession in Bangladesh – a systems approach for a complex world

Malin Upper Bogren, Helena Wigert, Lars Edgren, Marie Berg

01.12.2015 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Screening and treatment of maternal genitourinary tract infections in early pregnancy to prevent preterm birth in rural Sylhet, Bangladesh: a cluster randomized trial

Anne CC Lee, Mohammad A. Quaiyum, Luke C. Mullany, Dipak K. Mitra, Alain Labrique, Parvez Ahmed, Jamal Uddin, Iftekhar Rafiqullah, Sushil DasGupta, Arif Mahmud, Emilia H. Koumans, Parul Christian, Samir Saha, Abdullah H. Baqui, for the Projahnmo Study Group

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Alcohol consumption and binge drinking in early pregnancy. A cross-sectional study with data from the Copenhagen Pregnancy Cohort

Mette Langeland Iversen, Nina Olsén Sørensen, Lotte Broberg, Peter Damm, Morten Hedegaard, Ann Tabor, Hanne Kristine Hegaard

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

“You should go so that others can come”; the role of facilities in determining an early departure after childbirth in Morogoro Region, Tanzania

Shannon A. McMahon, Diwakar Mohan, Amnesty E. LeFevre, Idda Mosha, Rose Mpembeni, Rachel P. Chase, Abdullah H. Baqui, Peter J. Winch

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Time trends and risk factor associated with premature birth and infants deaths due to prematurity in Hubei Province, China from 2001 to 2012

Haiqing Xu, Qiong Dai, Yusong Xu, Zhengtao Gong, Guohong Dai, Ming Ding, Christopher Duggan, Zubin Hu, Frank B. Hu

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Understanding home delivery in a context of user fee reduction: a cross-sectional mixed methods study in rural Burkina Faso

Manuela De Allegri, Justin Tiendrebéogo, Olaf Müller, Maurice Yé, Albrecht Jahn, Valéry Ridde

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Urinary protein-to-creatinine ratio in pregnant women after dipstick testing: prospective observational study

Yosuke Baba, Takahiro Yamada, Mana Obata-Yasuoka, Shun Yasuda, Yasumasa Ohno, Kosuke Kawabata, Shiori Minakawa, Chihiro Hirai, Hideto Kusaka, Nao Murabayashi, Yusuke Inde, Michikazu Nagura, Hiromi Hamada, Atsuo Itakura, Akihide Ohkuchi, Makoto Maeda, Norimasa Sagawa, Akihito Nakai, Soromon Kataoka, Keiya Fujimori, Yoshiki Kudo, Tomoaki Ikeda, Hisanori Minakami

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Clinical impact of the disposable ventouse iCup® versus a metallic vacuum cup: a multicenter randomized controlled trial

Véronique Equy, Sandra David-Tchouda, Michel Dreyfus, Didier Riethmuller, Françoise Vendittelli, Victoire Cabaud, Bruno Langer, Jennifer Margier, Jean-Luc Bosson, Jean-Patrick Schaal

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal death reviews at Bugando hospital north-western Tanzania: a 2008–2012 retrospective analysis

Moke Magoma, Antony Massinde, Charles Majinge, Richard Rumanyika, Albert Kihunrwa, Balthazar Gomodoka

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Trends and outcomes of postpartum haemorrhage, 2003-2011

Jane B. Ford, Jillian A. Patterson, Sean K. M. Seeho, Christine L. Roberts

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Prevalence of abnormal birth weight and related factors in Northern region, Ghana

Abdulai Abubakari, Gisela Kynast-Wolf, Albrecht Jahn

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Folic acid supplementation, preconception body mass index, and preterm delivery: findings from the preconception cohort data in a Chinese rural population

Yuanyuan Wang, Zongfu Cao, Zuoqi Peng, Xiaona Xin, Ya Zhang, Ying Yang, Yuan He, Jihong Xu, Xu Ma

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Innovative approaches for improving maternal and newborn health - A landscape analysis

Karsten Lunze, Ariel Higgins-Steele, Aline Simen-Kapeu, Linda Vesel, Julia Kim, Kim Dickson

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Facility-based delivery in the context of Zimbabwe’s HIV epidemic – missed opportunities for improving engagement with care: a community-based serosurvey

Raluca Buzdugan, Sandra I. McCoy, Karen Webb, Angela Mushavi, Agnes Mahomva, Nancy S. Padian, Frances M. Cowan

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Women’s experiences of transfer from primary maternity unit to tertiary hospital in New Zealand: part of the prospective cohort Evaluating Maternity Units study

Celia P. Grigg, Sally K. Tracy, Virginia Schmied, Amy Monk, Mark B. Tracy

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Knowledge on preconceptional folic acid supplementation and intention to seek for preconception care among men and women in an urban city: a population-based cross-sectional study

Sevilay Temel, Özcan Erdem, Toon A. J. J. Voorham, Gouke J. Bonsel, Eric A. P. Steegers, Semiha Denktaş

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Factors associated with compliance with the recommended frequency of postnatal care services in three rural districts of Tanzania

Almamy M. Kanté, Christine E. Chung, Anna M. Larsen, Amon Exavery, Kassimu Tani, James F. Phillips

01.12.2015 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Successful treatment of atypical cesarean scar defect using endoscopic surgery

Hirotaka Masuda, Hiroshi Uchida, Tetsuo Maruyama, Kenji Sato, Suguru Sato, Mamoru Tanaka

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Screening high-risk clusters for developing birth defects in mothers in Shanxi Province, China: application of latent class cluster analysis

Hongyan Cao, Xiaoyuan Wei, Xingping Guo, Chunying Song, Yanhong Luo, Yuehua Cui, Xianming Hu, Yanbo Zhang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A retrospective cohort study of factors relating to the longitudinal change in birth weight

Kelly S. Gibson, Thaddeus P. Waters, Douglas D. Gunzler, Patrick M. Catalano

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

A comparison of beliefs about exercise during pregnancy between Chinese and Australian pregnant women

Kym J. Guelfi, Chen Wang, James A. Dimmock, Ben Jackson, John P. Newnham, Huixia Yang

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Maternal cortisol and stress are associated with birth outcomes, but are not affected by lipid-based nutrient supplements during pregnancy: an analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial in rural Malawi

Christine P. Stewart, Brietta M. Oaks, Kevin D. Laugero, Ulla Ashorn, Ulla Harjunmaa, Chiza Kumwenda, David Chaima, Kenneth Maleta, Per Ashorn, Kathryn G. Dewey

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Magnesium sulphate for fetal neuroprotection: benefits and challenges of a systematic knowledge translation project in Canada

Katherine C. Teela, Dane A. De Silva, Katie Chapman, Anne R. Synnes, Diane Sawchuck, Melanie Basso, Robert M. Liston, Peter von Dadelszen, Laura A. Magee, for the MAG-CP Collaborative Group

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

After surgery: the effects of life-saving caesarean sections in Burkina Faso

Véronique Filippi, Rasmané Ganaba, Clara Calvert, Susan F. Murray, Katerini T. Storeng

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

When fetal hydronephrosis is suspected antenatally—a qualitative study

Marie Oscarsson, Tomas Gottvall, Katarina Swahnberg

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Priorities and strategies for improving disabled women’s access to maternity services when they are affected by domestic abuse: a multi-method study using concept maps

Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Jenna P. Breckenridge, John Devaney, Fiona Duncan, Thilo Kroll, Anne Lazenbatt, Julie Taylor

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Antenatal services for pregnant teenagers in Mbarara Municipality, Southwestern Uganda: health workers and community leaders’ views

Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Catherine Abaasa, Peace Byamukama Natukunda, Bob Harold Ashabahebwa, Dominic Allain

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Amniotic fluid embolism: an Australian-New Zealand population-based study

Nolan McDonnell, Marian Knight, Michael J. Peek, David Ellwood, Caroline S. E. Homer, Claire McLintock, Geraldine Vaughan, Wendy Pollock, Zhuoyang Li, Nasrin Javid, Elizabeth Sullivan, on behalf of the Australasian Maternity Outcomes Surveillance System (AMOSS)

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Development of a scale to evaluate midwives’ beliefs about assessing alcohol use during pregnancy

Rochelle E. Watkins, Janet M. Payne, Tracy Reibel, Heather M. Jones, Amanda Wilkins, Raewyn Mutch, Carol Bower

01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Trial of improved practices approach to explore the acceptability and feasibility of different modes of chlorhexidine application for neonatal cord care in Pemba, Tanzania

Usha Dhingra, Sunil Sazawal, Pratibha Dhingra, Arup Dutta, Said Mohammed Ali, Shaali Makame Ame, Saikat Deb, Atifa Mohammed Suleiman, Robert E. Black

01.12.2015 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

Erratum: Unsafe abortion in rural Tanzania – the use of traditional medicine from a patient and a provider perspective

Vibeke Rasch, Pernille H. Sørensen, Anna R. Wang, Flora Tibazarwa, Anna K. Jäger

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