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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 1/2017

Ausgabe 1/2017

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 432 Artikel )

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Perceptions and experiences of using a nipple shield among parents and staff – an ethnographic study in neonatal units

Renée Flacking, Fiona Dykes

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Paradox of the institution: findings from a hospital labour ward ethnography

Elizabeth C Newnham, Lois V McKellar, Jan I Pincombe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal Asian ethnicity and obstetric intrapartum intervention: a retrospective cohort study

Maya Reddy, Euan M. Wallace, Joanne C. Mockler, Lynne Stewart, Michelle Knight, Ryan Hodges, Sasha Skinner, Miranda Davies-Tuck

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The impact of national prenatal screening on the time of diagnosis and outcome of pregnancies affected with common trisomies, a cohort study in the Northern Netherlands

Katelijne Bouman, Marian K. Bakker, Erwin Birnie, Lies ter Beek, Caterina M. Bilardo, Irene M. van Langen, Hermien E. K. de Walle

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Why women do not ask for information on preconception health? A qualitative study

Renata Bortolus, Nadia C. Oprandi, Francesca Rech Morassutti, Luca Marchetto, Francesca Filippini, Eleonora Agricola, Alberto E. Tozzi, Carlo Castellani, Faustina Lalatta, Bruno Rusticali, Pierpaolo Mastroiacovo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“Not just a normal mum”: a qualitative investigation of a support service for women who are pregnant subsequent to perinatal loss

Pamela Meredith, Trish Wilson, Grace Branjerdporn, Jenny Strong, Laura Desha

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association between infection and fever in terminations of pregnancy using misoprostol: a retrospective cohort study

Tobias A. J. Nijman, Kevin G. J. A. Voogdt, Pim W. Teunissen, Patrick J. (JP) van der Voorn, Christianne J. M. de Groot, Petra C. A. M. Bakker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antenatal care trial interventions: a systematic scoping review and taxonomy development of care models

Andrew Symon, Jan Pringle, Soo Downe, Vanora Hundley, Elaine Lee, Fiona Lynn, Alison McFadden, Jenny McNeill, Mary J Renfrew, Mary Ross-Davie, Edwin van Teijlingen, Heather Whitford, Fiona Alderdice

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effect of induction method in twin pregnancies: a secondary analysis for the twin birth study

Elad Mei-Dan, Elizabeth V. Asztalos, Andrew R. Willan, Jon F. R. Barrett

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Combining adverse pregnancy and perinatal outcomes for women exposed to antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy, using a latent trait model

Xuerong Wen, Abraham Hartzema, Joseph A. Delaney, Babette Brumback, Xuefeng Liu, Robert Egerman, Jeffrey Roth, Rich Segal, Kimford J. Meador

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patterns of gestational diabetes diagnosis inside and outside of clinical guidelines

Jacinda M. Nicklas, Chloe A. Zera, Janet Lui, Ellen W. Seely

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Perspectives, preferences and needs regarding early prediction of preeclampsia in Dutch pregnant women: a qualitative study

Neeltje M. T. H. Crombag, Marije Lamain-de Ruiter, Anneke Kwee, Peter C. J. I. Schielen, Jozien M. Bensing, Gerard H. A. Visser, Arie Franx, Maria P. H. Koster

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of burnout, depression, anxiety and stress in Australian midwives: a cross-sectional survey

D. K. Creedy, M. Sidebotham, J. Gamble, Julie Pallant, J. Fenwick

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Are freestanding midwifery units a safe alternative to obstetric units for low-risk, primiparous childbirth? An analysis of effect differences by parity in a matched cohort study

Louise Fischer Christensen, Charlotte Overgaard

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Why women bleed and how they are saved: a cross-sectional study of caesarean section near-miss morbidity

S. Maswime, E. J. Buchmann

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pregnant human peripheral leukocyte migration during several late pregnancy clinical conditions: a cross-sectional observational study

Jun Takeda, Xin Fang, David M. Olson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors for severe postpartum hemorrhage: a case-control study

Lill Trine Nyfløt, Irene Sandven, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Silje Pettersen, Iqbal Al-Zirqi, Margit Rosenberg, Anne Flem Jacobsen, Siri Vangen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Subgroup identification of early preterm birth (ePTB): informing a future prospective enrichment clinical trial design

Chuanwu Zhang, Lili Garrard, John Keighley, Susan Carlson, Byron Gajewski

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Women’s preferences for childbirth experiences in the Republic of Ireland; a mixed methods study

Patricia Larkin, Cecily M. Begley, Declan Devane

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Self-reported diabetes during pregnancy in the South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: extent and social determinants

Lumbwe Chola, Chipo Mutyambizi, Ronel Sewpaul, Whadi-ah Parker, Zandile Mchiza, Demetre Labadarios, Charles Hongoro

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Women’s descriptions of childbirth trauma relating to care provider actions and interactions

Rachel Reed, Rachael Sharman, Christian Inglis

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Rates and trends in cesarean sections between 2008 and 2012 in Iraq

Nazar P. Shabila

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Use of antidepressants during pregnancy in the Netherlands: observational study into postpartum interventions

Noera Kieviet, Fokke de Jong, Fedde Scheele, Koert M. Dolman, Adriaan Honig

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Student midwives’ perceptions on the organisation of maternity care and alternative maternity care models in the Netherlands - a qualitative study

J. Catja Warmelink, T. Paul de Cock, Yvonne Combee, Marloes Rongen, Therese A. Wiegers, Eileen K. Hutton

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Validity of gestational age estimates by last menstrual period and neonatal examination compared to ultrasound in Vietnam

Nicholas P. Deputy, Phuong H. Nguyen, Hoa Pham, Son Nguyen, Lynnette Neufeld, Reynaldo Martorell, Usha Ramakrishnan

01.12.2017 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Geographic information system for improving maternal and newborn health: recommendations for policy and programs

Yordanos B. Molla, Barbara Rawlins, Prestige Tatenda Makanga, Marc Cunningham, Juan Eugenio Hernández Ávila, Corrine Warren Ruktanonchai, Kavita Singh, Sylvia Alford, Mira Thompson, Vikas Dwivedi, Allisyn C. Moran, Zoe Matthews

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Does acupuncture have a role in the treatment of threatened miscarriage? Findings from a feasibility randomised trial and semi-structured participant interviews

Debra Betts, Caroline A. Smith, Hannah G. Dahlen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mothers’ accounts of the impact on emotional wellbeing of organised peer support in pregnancy and early parenthood: a qualitative study

Jenny McLeish, Maggie Redshaw

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of quality of care among in-patients with postpartum haemorrhage and severe pre-eclampsia at st. Francis hospital nsambya: a criteria-based audit

Alfred Lumala, Peter Sekweyama, Andrew Abaasa, Humphrey Lwanga, Romano Byaruhanga

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Primary prevention of gestational diabetes mellitus through nutritional factors: a systematic review

Mikel Donazar-Ezcurra, Cristina López-del Burgo, Maira Bes-Rastrollo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A realist review of the partograph: when and how does it work for labour monitoring?

Carol Bedwell, Karen Levin, Celia Pett, Dame Tina Lavender

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Testing a cognitive model to predict posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth

Lydia King, Kirstie McKenzie-McHarg, Antje Horsch

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Differences in spatial distributions of iron supplementation use among pregnant women and associated factors in Ethiopia: evidence from the 2011 national population based survey

Demewoz Haile, Lianna Tabar, Yihunie Lakew

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal sepsis complicating arabin cervical pessary placement for the prevention of preterm birth: a case report

Begoña Martinez de Tejada

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Providing lipid-based nutrient supplement during pregnancy does not reduce the risk of maternal P falciparum parasitaemia and reproductive tract infections: a randomised controlled trial

Minyanga Nkhoma, Per Ashorn, Ulla Ashorn, Kathryn G. Dewey, Austrida Gondwe, John Mbotwa, Stephen Rogerson, Steve M. Taylor, Kenneth Maleta

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Weighing as a stand-alone intervention does not reduce excessive gestational weight gain compared to routine antenatal care: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Shanna M. Fealy, Rachael M. Taylor, Maralyn Foureur, John Attia, Lyn Ebert, Alessandra Bisquera, Alexis J. Hure

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Do experiences with pregnancy, birth and postnatal care in Norway vary by the women’s geographic origin? a comparison of cross-sectional survey results

Ingeborg S. Sjetne, Hilde H. Iversen

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Design and rationale of a large, international, prospective cohort study to evaluate the occurrence of malformations and perinatal/neonatal death using insulin detemir in pregnant women with diabetes in comparison with other long-acting insulins

Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, Henning Andersen, Sofia I. I. Kring, Peter Damm

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The relationship between midwife-led group-based versus conventional antenatal care and mode of birth: a matched cohort study

Lauren Kearney, Mary Kynn, Alison Craswell, Rachel Reed

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Emergency obstetric and neonatal care availability, use, and quality: a cross-sectional study in the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2011

Abel Mukengeshayi Ntambue, Françoise Kaj Malonga, Karen D. Cowgill, Michèle Dramaix-Wilmet, Philippe Donnen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal intake of seafood and supplementary long chain n-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids and preterm delivery

Anne Lise Brantsæter, Linda Englund-Ögge, Margareta Haugen, Bryndis Eva Birgisdottir, Helle Katrine Knutsen, Verena Sengpiel, Ronny Myhre, Jan Alexander, Roy M. Nilsen, Bo Jacobsson, Helle Margrete Meltzer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Rapid reduction of maternal mortality in Uganda and Zambia through the saving mothers, giving life initiative: results of year 1 evaluation

Florina Serbanescu, Howard I. Goldberg, Isabella Danel, Tadesse Wuhib, Lawrence Marum, Walter Obiero, James McAuley, Jane Aceng, Ewlyn Chomba, Paul W. Stupp, Claudia Morrissey Conlon

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

EVERREST prospective study: a 6-year prospective study to define the clinical and biological characteristics of pregnancies affected by severe early onset fetal growth restriction

Rebecca Spencer, Gareth Ambler, Jana Brodszki, Anke Diemert, Francesc Figueras, Eduard Gratacós, Stefan R. Hansson, Kurt Hecher, Angela Huertas-Ceballos, Neil Marlow, Karel Marsál, Eva Morsing, Donald Peebles, Carlo Rossi, Neil J. Sebire, John F. Timms, Anna L. David, EVERREST Consortium

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unplanned pregnancy and subsequent psychological distress in partnered women: a cross-sectional study of the role of relationship quality and wider social support

Katherine Barton, Maggie Redshaw, Maria A. Quigley, Claire Carson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Fathers’ views and experiences of their own mental health during pregnancy and the first postnatal year: a qualitative interview study of men participating in the UK Born and Bred in Yorkshire (BaBY) cohort

Z. Darwin, P. Galdas, S. Hinchliff, E. Littlewood, D. McMillan, L. McGowan, S. Gilbody, on behalf of the Born and Bred in Yorkshire (BaBY) team

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The use of the mHealth program Smarter Pregnancy in preconception care: rationale, study design and data collection of a randomized controlled trial

Matthijs R. van Dijk, Elsje C. Oostingh, Maria P. H. Koster, Sten P. Willemsen, Joop S. E. Laven, Régine P. M. Steegers-Theunissen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Decreased neonatal pain response after vaginal-operative delivery with Kiwi OmniCup versus metal ventouse

E. A. Huhn, E. Visca, D. R. Vogt, S. von Felten, E. M. Tinner Oehler, C. Bührer, D. Surbek, R. Zimmermann, I. Hoesli

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effectiveness of introducing Group Prenatal Care (GPC) in selected health facilities in a district of Bangladesh: study protocol

Marufa Sultana, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Nausad Ali, Sayem Ahmed, Ziaul Islam, Jahangir A. M. Khan, Abdur Razzaque Sarker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pregnant women’s preferences for and concerns about preterm birth prevention: a cross-sectional survey

Vanessa Ha, Sarah D. McDonald

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Morbidity and mortality among very preterm singletons following fertility treatment in Australia and New Zealand, a population cohort study

Alex Y Wang, Abrar A. Chughtai, Kei Lui, Elizabeth A. Sullivan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Specialist antenatal clinics for women at high risk of preterm birth: a systematic review of qualitative and quantitative research

Reem Malouf, Maggie Redshaw

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality and uptake of antenatal and postnatal care in Haiti

Kelsey R. Mirkovic, Eva Lathrop, Erin N. Hulland, Reginald Jean-Louis, Daniel Lauture, Ghislaine Desinor D’Alexis, Endang Handzel, Reynold Grand-Pierre

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pregnancy in fanconi anaemia with bone marrow failure: a case report and review of the literature

Flavia Sorbi, Federico Mecacci, Alessandro Di Filippo, Massimiliano Fambrini

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Caesarean deliveries in China

Xin Wang, Susan Hellerstein, Lei Hou, Liying Zou, Yan Ruan, Weiyuan Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unpredictability dictates quality of maternal and newborn care provision in rural Tanzania-A qualitative study of health workers’ perspectives

Ulrika Baker, Farida Hassan, Claudia Hanson, Fatuma Manzi, Tanya Marchant, Stefan Swartling Peterson, Ingrid Hylander

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A survey of healthcare providers’ knowledge and attitudes regarding pain relief in labor for women in Ethiopia

Mary McCauley, Catriona Stewart, Birhanu Kebede

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effects of an antenatal mindfulness-based childbirth and parenting programme on the postpartum experiences of mothers: a qualitative interview study

Françoise Roy Malis, Thorsten Meyer, Mechthild M. Gross

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Framework for the establishment of a feasible, tailored and effective perinatal education programme

Isabel Artieta-Pinedo, Carmen Paz-Pascual, Gonzalo Grandes, Maite Espinosa

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Accuracy of clinical fetal weight estimation by Midwives

Assaad Kesrouani, Chady Atallah, Ramzi AbouJaoude, Norma Assaf, Hanaa Khaled, Elie Attieh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality: are health professionals’ perceptions of women’s coping congruent with women’s accounts?

Caroline Lafarge, Kathryn Mitchell, Andrew C. G. Breeze, Pauline Fox

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Maternal intake of seafood and supplementary long chain n-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids and preterm delivery

Anne Lise Brantsæter, Linda Englund-Ögge, Margareta Haugen, Bryndis Eva Birgisdottir, Helle Katrine Knutsen, Verena Sengpiel, Ronny Myhre, Jan Alexander, Roy M. Nilsen, Bo Jacobsson, Helle Margrete Meltzer

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessment of DHA on reducing early preterm birth: the ADORE randomized controlled trial protocol

Susan E. Carlson, Byron J. Gajewski, Christina J. Valentine, Lynette K. Rogers, Carl P. Weiner, Emily A. DeFranco, Catalin S. Buhimschi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A narrative synthesis of factors that affect women speaking up about early warning signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia and responses of healthcare staff

Wendy Carter, Debra Bick, Nicola Mackintosh, Jane Sandall

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Afghan migrants face more suboptimal care than natives: a maternal near-miss audit study at university hospitals in Tehran, Iran

Soheila Mohammadi, Soraya Saleh Gargari, Masoumeh Fallahian, Carina Källestål, Shirin Ziaei, Birgitta Essén

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors influencing utilisation of maternal health services by adolescent mothers in Low-and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Oluwasola Eniola Banke-Thomas, Aduragbemi Oluwabusayo Banke-Thomas, Charles Anawo Ameh

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Congenital tuberculosis in an extremely preterm infant conceived after in vitro fertilization: case report

Veronica Samedi, Stephen K. Field, Essa Al Awad, Gregory Ratcliffe, Kamran Yusuf

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with low birth weight in Nepal using multiple imputation

Usha Singh, Attachai Ueranantasun, Metta Kuning

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Umbilical cord-care practices in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

Patricia S. Coffey, Siobhan C. Brown

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Women’s experiences of personalised support for asthma care during pregnancy: A systematic review of the literature

Graham R. Williamson, Anita O’Connor, Elmslie-Jones Kayleigh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and associated factors among reproductive age women in Raya Kobo district of Ethiopia: A community based cross-sectional study

Nigus Bililign, Tesfahun Mulatu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Family-centred interventions by primary healthcare services for Indigenous early childhood wellbeing in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States: a systematic scoping review

Janya McCalman, Marion Heyeres, Sandra Campbell, Roxanne Bainbridge, Catherine Chamberlain, Natalie Strobel, Alan Ruben

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Duration of second stage of labor and instrumental delivery as risk factors for severe perineal lacerations: population-based study

Marija Simic, Sven Cnattingius, Gunnar Petersson, Anna Sandström, Olof Stephansson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Labour pain experiences and perceptions: a qualitative study among post-partum women in Ghana

Lydia Aziato, Angela Kwartemaa Acheampong, Kitimdow Lazarus Umoar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Trial of labour after caesarean section and the risk of neonatal and infant death: a nationwide cohort study

Sinéad M. O’Neill, Esben Agerbo, Ali S. Khashan, Patricia M. Kearney, Tine Brink Henriksen, Richard A. Greene, Louise C. Kenny

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The burden of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy: severe impacts on quality of life, daily life functioning and willingness to become pregnant again – results from a cross-sectional study

Kristine Heitmann, Hedvig Nordeng, Gro C. Havnen, Anja Solheimsnes, Lone Holst

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A decade of progress providing safe abortion services in Ethiopia: results of national assessments in 2008 and 2014

Yohannes Dibaba, Sally Dijkerman, Tamara Fetters, Ann Moore, Hailemichael Gebreselassie, Yirgu Gebrehiwot, Janie Benson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of the roll out of comprehensive emergency obstetric care on institutional birth rate in rural Nepal

Sheela Maru, Alex Harsha Bangura, Pooja Mehta, Deepak Bista, Lynn Borgatta, Sami Pande, David Citrin, Sumesh Khanal, Amrit Banstola, Duncan Maru

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Validation of serum progesterone <35nmol/L as a predictor of miscarriage among women with threatened miscarriage

Sze Min Lek, Chee Wai Ku, John C. Allen Jr, Rahul Malhotra, Nguan Soon Tan, Truls Østbye, Thiam Chye Tan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Preferences for birth center care in the Netherlands: an exploration of ethnic differences

Dominique Lescure, Sanneke Schepman, Ronald Batenburg, Therese A. Wiegers, Ellen Verbakel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“Nothing’s actually happened to me.”: the experiences of fathers who found childbirth traumatic

Jody Etheridge, Pauline Slade

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antepartum complications and perinatal mortality in rural Bangladesh

Rasheda Khanam, Saifuddin Ahmed, Andreea A. Creanga, Nazma Begum, Alain K. Koffi, Arif Mahmud, Heather Rosen, Abdullah H. Baqui, for the Projahnmo Study Group in Bangladesh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Option B+ for prevention of vertical HIV transmission has no influence on adverse birth outcomes in a cross-sectional cohort in Western Uganda

Eva M. Rempis, Alexandra Schnack, Sarah Decker, Vera Braun, John Rubaihayo, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye, Priscilla Busingye, Gundel Harms, Stefanie Theuring

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Economic evaluation of a behavioral intervention versus brief advice for substance use treatment in pregnant women: results from a randomized controlled trial

Xiao Xu, Kimberly A. Yonkers, Jennifer Prah Ruger

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Research on the expression of integrin β3 and leukaemia inhibitory factor in the decidua of women with cesarean scar pregnancy

Zhi-Da Qian, Yue Weng, Chun-Fen Wang, Li-Li Huang, Xiao-Ming Zhu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Case review of perinatal deaths at hospitals in Kigali, Rwanda: perinatal audit with application of a three-delays analysis

Aimable Musafili, Lars-Åke Persson, Cyprien Baribwira, Jessica Påfs, Patrick Adam Mulindwa, Birgitta Essén

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Healthcare workers’ behaviors and personal determinants associated with providing adequate sexual and reproductive healthcare services in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review

Kim Jonas, Rik Crutzen, Bart van den Borne, Priscilla Reddy

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prodromal symptoms, health care seeking in response to symptoms and associated factors in eclamptic patients

Wondimu Gudu

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Quality and uptake of antenatal and postnatal care in Haiti

Kelsey R. Mirkovic, Eva Lathrop, Erin N. Hulland, Reginald Jean-Louis, Daniel Lauture, Ghislaine Desinor D’Alexis, Endang Handzel, Reynold Grand-Pierre

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Adaptation of non-technical skills behavioural markers for delivery room simulation

Fabrizio Bracco, Michele Masini, Gabriele De Tonetti, Francesca Brogioni, Arianna Amidani, Sara Monichino, Alessandra Maltoni, Andrea Dato, Claudia Grattarola, Massimo Cordone, Giancarlo Torre, Claudio Launo, Carlo Chiorri, Danilo Celleno

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Use of a patient decision aid for prenatal screening for Down syndrome: what do pregnant women say?

Maria Esther Leiva Portocarrero, Anik M. C. Giguère, Johanie Lépine, Mirjam M. Garvelink, Hubert Robitaille, Agathe Delanoë, Isabelle Lévesque, Brenda J. Wilson, François Rousseau, France Légaré

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Enhanced recovery after elective caesarean: a rapid review of clinical protocols, and an umbrella review of systematic reviews

Ellena Corso, Daniel Hind, Daniel Beever, Gordon Fuller, Matthew J. Wilson, Ian J. Wrench, Duncan Chambers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Assessing emergency obstetric and newborn care: can performance indicators capture health system weaknesses?

Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Richard Forget Kiritta, Thabea Benedicto Bishanga, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors associated with adverse perinatal outcome in planned vaginal breech labors at term: a retrospective population-based case-control study

Georg Macharey, Mika Gissler, Veli-Matti Ulander, Leena Rahkonen, Mervi Väisänen-Tommiska, Mika Nuutila, Seppo Heinonen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Facilitators and barriers to uptake and adherence to lifelong antiretroviral therapy among HIV infected pregnant women in Uganda: a qualitative study

Esther Buregyeya, Rose Naigino, Aggrey Mukose, Fred Makumbi, Godfrey Esiru, Jim Arinaitwe, Joshua Musinguzi, Rhoda K. Wanyenze

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A comparison of intrapartum interventions and adverse outcomes by parity in planned freestanding midwifery unit and alongside midwifery unit births: secondary analysis of ‘low risk’ births in the birthplace in England cohort

Jennifer Hollowell, Yangmei Li, Kathryn Bunch, Peter Brocklehurst

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of a web-based computer-tailored physical activity intervention for pregnant women - the Fit4Two randomised controlled trial

Melanie Hayman, Peter Reaburn, Matthew Browne, Corneel Vandelanotte, Stephanie Alley, Camille E. Short

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Women’s perceptions of discussions about gestational weight gain with health care providers during pregnancy and postpartum: a qualitative study

Hara Nikolopoulos, Maria Mayan, Jessica MacIsaac, Terri Miller, Rhonda C. Bell

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A structural equation analysis on the relationship between maternal health services utilization and newborn health outcomes: a cross-sectional study in Eastern Uganda

Rornald Muhumuza Kananura, Robert Wamala, Elizabeth Ekirapa-Kiracho, Moses Tetui, Suzanne N. Kiwanuka, Peter Waiswa, Leonard K. Atuhaire

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Why do women choose an unregulated birth worker to birth at home in Australia: a qualitative study

Elizabeth Christine Rigg, Virginia Schmied, Kath Peters, Hannah Grace Dahlen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal characteristics and obstetrical complications impact neonatal outcomes in Indonesia: a prospective study

Trisari Anggondowati, Ayman A. E. El-Mohandes, S. Nurul Qomariyah, Michele Kiely, Judith J. Ryon, Reginald F. Gipson, Benjamin Zinner, Anhari Achadi, Linda L. Wright

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Midwife-led maternity care in Ireland – a retrospective cohort study

Anna Dencker, Valerie Smith, Colette McCann, Cecily Begley

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Manifestations and drivers of mistreatment of women during childbirth in Kenya: implications for measurement and developing interventions

Charlotte E. Warren, Rebecca Njue, Charity Ndwiga, Timothy Abuya

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

What influences birth place preferences, choices and decision-making amongst healthy women with straightforward pregnancies in the UK? A qualitative evidence synthesis using a ‘best fit’ framework approach

Kirstie Coxon, Alison Chisholm, Reem Malouf, Rachel Rowe, Jennifer Hollowell

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Relationships between parental sleep quality, fatigue, cognitions about infant sleep, and parental depression pre and post-intervention for infant behavioral sleep problems

Wendy A. Hall, Melissa Moynihan, Radhika Bhagat, Joanne Wooldridge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Chewing gum for intestinal function recovery after caesarean section: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Zunjia Wen, Meifen Shen, Chao Wu, Jianping Ding, Binbin Mei

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal 27-hydroxycholesterol concentrations during the course of pregnancy and in pregnancy pathologies

Brigitte Sophia Winkler, Ulrich Pecks, Laila Najjari, Nicola Kleine-Eggebrecht, Nicolai Maass, Markus Mohaupt, Geneviève Escher

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Changes in fruit and vegetable consumption habits from pre-pregnancy to early pregnancy among Norwegian women

Marianne Skreden, Elling Bere, Linda R. Sagedal, Ingvild Vistad, Nina C. Øverby

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An abdominal ectopic pregnancy following a frozen-thawed ART cycle: a case report and review of the literature

Atsushi Yanaihara, Shirei Ohgi, Kenichirou Motomura, Yuko Hagiwara, Tae Mogami, Keisuke Saito, Takumi Yanaihara

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High sero-prevalence of hepatitis B virus and human immunodeficiency virus infections among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at Temeke municipal health facilities, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: a cross sectional study

Joel Manyahi, Yohannes Msigwa, Francis Mhimbira, Mtebe Majigo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with recovery from 1 minute Apgar score <4 in live, singleton, term births: an analysis of Malaysian National Obstetrics Registry data 2010–2012

Ravichandran Jeganathan, Shamala D. Karalasingam, Julia Hussein, Pascale Allotey, Daniel D. Reidpath

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of maternal respiratory infections on low birth weight - a community based longitudinal study in an urban setting in Pakistan

Asad Ali, Umber Zaman, Sadia Mahmud, Gul-e-Shehwar Zahid, Momin Kazi, William A. Petri, Zulfiqar Bhutta, Anita Zaidi, Molly A. Hughes

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Building a research registry for studying birth complications and outcomes in six Palestinian governmental hospitals

Sahar Hassan, Ase Vikanes, Katariina Laine, Khaled Zimmo, Mohammad Zimmo, Espen Bjertness, Erik Fosse

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal weight status and responsiveness to preterm infant behavioral cues during feeding

Evanthia A. Arianas, Kristin M. Rankin, Kathleen F. Norr, Rosemary C. White-Traut

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Substantial out-of-pocket expenditure on maternity care practitioner consultations and treatments during pregnancy: estimates from a nationally-representative sample of pregnant women in Australia

Jon Adams, Amie Steel, Jane Frawley, Alex Broom, David Sibbritt

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Using a quality improvement model to enhance providers’ performance in maternal and newborn health care: a post-only intervention and comparison design

Firew Ayalew, Gizachew Eyassu, Negash Seyoum, Jos van Roosmalen, Eva Bazant, Young Mi Kim, Alemnesh Tekleberhan, Hannah Gibson, Ephrem Daniel, Jelle Stekelenburg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Beliefs and practices during pregnancy, post-partum and in the first days of an infant’s life in rural Cambodia

Claudia Turner, Sreymom Pol, Kamsan Suon, Leakhena Neou, Nicholas P. J. Day, Michael Parker, Patricia Kingori

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal and fetal outcomes of uterine rupture and factors associated with maternal death secondary to uterine rupture

Geremew Astatikie, Miteku Andualem Limenih, Mihiretu Kebede

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Centering and Racial Disparities (CRADLE study): rationale and design of a randomized controlled trial of centeringpregnancy and birth outcomes

Liwei Chen, Amy H. Crockett, Sarah Covington-Kolb, Emily Heberlein, Lu Zhang, Xiaoqian Sun

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Case-crossover study to examine the change in postpartum risk of pulmonary embolism over time

Grégoire Ficheur, Alexandre Caron, Jean-Baptiste Beuscart, Laurie Ferret, Yu-Jin Jung, Charles Garabedian, Régis Beuscart, Emmanuel Chazard

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Knowledge and attitude regarding pharmacogenetics among formerly pregnant women in the Netherlands and their interest in pharmacogenetic research

Aizati N. A. Daud, Eefke L. Bergsma, Jorieke E. H. Bergman, Hermien E. K. De Walle, Wilhelmina S. Kerstjens-Frederikse, Bert J. Bijker, Eelko Hak, Bob Wilffert

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Birth by caesarean section and school performance in Swedish adolescents- a population-based study

Eileen A. Curran, Louise C. Kenny, Christina Dalman, Patricia M. Kearney, John F. Cryan, Timothy G. Dinan, Ali S Khashan

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The Pregnancy Environment and Lifestyle Study (PETALS): a population-based longitudinal multi-racial birth cohort

Yeyi Zhu, Monique M. Hedderson, Juanran Feng, Ashley A. Mevi, Assiamira Ferrara

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Talking about intimate partner violence in multi-cultural antenatal care: a qualitative study of pregnant women’s advice for better communication in South-East Norway

Lisa Maria Garnweidner-Holme, Mirjam Lukasse, Miriam Solheim, Lena Henriksen

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Protocol for evaluation of the continuum of primary care in the case of a miscarriage in the emergency room: a mixed-method study

Francine de Montigny, Chantal Verdon, Diane Dubeau, Annie Devault, Martin St-André, Éric Tchouaket Nguemeleu, Carl Lacharité

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Traditional Birth Attendant reorientation and Motherpacks incentive’s effect on health facility delivery uptake in Narok County, Kenya: An impact analysis

John Emmanuel Kitui, Vaughan Dutton, Dirk Bester, Rachel Ndirangu, Susan Wangai, Stephen Ngugi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association between maternal social deprivation and prenatal care utilization: the PreCARE cohort study

Clémentine Gonthier, Candice Estellat, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, Béatrice Blondel, Toni Alfaiate, Thomas Schmitz, Jean-François Oury, Laurent Mandelbrot, Dominique Luton, Philippe Ravaud, Elie Azria

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Management of suspected primary Toxoplasma gondii infection in pregnant women in Norway: twenty years of experience of amniocentesis in a low-prevalence population

Gry Findal, Anne Helbig, Guttorm Haugen, Pål A. Jenum, Babill Stray-Pedersen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparison of rapid immunoassays for rupture of fetal membranes

Irogue Igbinosa, Ferney A. Moore III, Cheri Johnson, Jon E. Block

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effectiveness of double incision technique in uterus preserving surgery for placenta percreta

Ibrahim Polat, Burak Yücel, Ali Gedikbasi, Halil Aslan, Aysun Fendal

01.12.2017 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

When is the use of pacifiers justifiable in the baby-friendly hospital initiative context? A clinician’s guide

Welma Lubbe, Wilma ten Ham-Baloyi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impacts of counseling on knowledge, attitude and practice of medication use during pregnancy

Ramesh Devkota, G. M. Khan, Kadir Alam, Binaya Sapkota, Deepa Devkota

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development and evaluation of training resources to prepare health professionals for counselling pregnant women about non-invasive prenatal testing for Down syndrome: a mixed methods study

Kerry Oxenford, Rebecca Daley, Celine Lewis, Melissa Hill, Lyn S. Chitty

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors for postpartum depression among Chinese women: path model analysis

Shiping Liu, Yan Yan, Xiao Gao, Shiting Xiang, Tingting Sha, Guangyu Zeng, Qiong He

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of a quality improvement intervention for obstetric and neonatal care in selected public health facilities across six states of India

Enisha Sarin, Subir K. Kole, Rachana Patel, Ankur Sooden, Sanchit Kharwal, Rashmi Singh, Mirwais Rahimzai, Nigel Livesley

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A description of the methods of the aspirin supplementation for pregnancy indicated risk reduction in nulliparas (ASPIRIN) study

Matthew K. Hoffman, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Bhalachandra S. Kodkany, Norman Goco, Marion Koso-Thomas, Menachem Miodovnik, Elizabeth M. McClure, Dennis D. Wallace, Jennifer J. Hemingway-Foday, Antoinette Tshefu, Adrien Lokangaka, Carl L. Bose, Elwyn Chomba, Musaku Mwenechanya, Waldemar A. Carlo, Ana Garces, Nancy F. Krebs, K. Michael Hambidge, Sarah Saleem, Robert L. Goldenberg, Archana Patel, Patricia L. Hibberd, Fabian Esamai, Edward A. Liechty, Robert Silver, Richard J. Derman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Personal and environmental factors associated with the utilisation of maternity waiting homes in rural Zambia

Cephas Sialubanje, Karlijn Massar, Davidson H. Hamer, Robert A. C. Ruiter

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intravenous iron sucrose v/s oral ferrous fumarate for treatment of anemia in pregnancy. A randomized controlled trial

Shruti B. Bhavi, Purushottam B. Jaju

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding coping strategies during pregnancy and the postpartum period: a qualitative study of women living with HIV in rural Uganda

Scholastic Ashaba, Angela Kaida, Bridget Frances Burns, Kasey O’Neil, Emma Dunkley, Christina Psaros, Jasmine Kastner, Alexander C. Tsai, David R. Bangsberg, Lynn T. Matthews

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators related to the uptake of four strategies to prevent neonatal early-onset group B haemolytic streptococcus disease: a qualitative study

Diny G. E. Kolkman, Margot A. H. Fleuren, Maurice G. A. J. Wouters, Christianne J. M. de Groot, Marlies E. B. Rijnders

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Benefits of preparing for childbirth with mindfulness training: a randomized controlled trial with active comparison

Larissa G. Duncan, Michael A. Cohn, Maria T. Chao, Joseph G. Cook, Jane Riccobono, Nancy Bardacke

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Active delivery of the anterior arm and incidence of second-degree perineal tears: a clinical practice evaluation

Nicolas Mottet, Marine Bonneaud, Astrid Eckman-Lacroix, Rajeev Ramanah, Didier Riethmuller

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Determinants of poor utilization of antenatal care services among recently delivered women in Rwanda; a population based study

Akashi Andrew Rurangirwa, Ingrid Mogren, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Joseph Ntaganira, Gunilla Krantz

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Ethnic differences in folic acid supplement use in a population-based cohort of pregnant women in Norway

Tarja I. Kinnunen, Line Sletner, Christine Sommer, Martine C. Post, Anne Karen Jenum

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Institutional delivery service utilization and associated factors among women of reproductive age in the mobile pastoral community of the Liban District in Guji Zone, Oromia, Southern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Wako Golicha Wako, Dejene Hailu Kassa

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Use of Rapid Ascertainment Process for Institutional Deaths (RAPID) to identify pregnancy-related deaths in tertiary-care obstetric hospitals in three departments in Haiti

Andrew T. Boyd, Erin N. Hulland, Reynold Grand’Pierre, Floris Nesi, Patrice Honoré, Reginald Jean-Louis, Endang Handzel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevention of postpartum haemorrhage by community-based auxiliary midwives in hard-to-reach areas of Myanmar: a qualitative inquiry into acceptability and feasibility of task shifting

Kyu Kyu Than, Yasmin Mohamed, Victoria Oliver, Theingi Myint, Thazin La, James G. Beeson, Stanley Luchters

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Expect With Me: development and evaluation design for an innovative model of group prenatal care to improve perinatal outcomes

Shayna D. Cunningham, Jessica B. Lewis, Jordan L. Thomas, Stephanie A. Grilo, Jeannette R. Ickovics

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Study protocol: evaluation of the probiotic Lactobacillus Fermentum CECT5716 for the prevention of mastitis in breastfeeding women: a randomised controlled trial

Diana M. Bond, Jonathan M. Morris, Natasha Nassar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal care quality in near miss and maternal mortality in an academic public tertiary hospital in Yogyakarta, Indonesia: a retrospective cohort study

Yuli Mawarti, Adi Utarini, Mohammad Hakimi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is quality of care a key predictor of perinatal health care utilization and patient satisfaction in Malawi?

Andreea A. Creanga, Sara Gullo, Anne K. Sebert Kuhlmann, Thumbiko W. Msiska, Christine Galavotti

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The contribution of the foreign population to the high level of infant mortality in Switzerland: a demographic analysis

Philippe Wanner, Paola Bollini

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of antenatal care predicts retention in skilled birth attendance: a multilevel analysis of 28 African countries

Adanna Chukwuma, Adaeze C. Wosu, Chinyere Mbachu, Kelechi Weze

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The prediction, diagnosis and management of complications in monochorionic twin pregnancies: the OMMIT (Optimal Management of Monochorionic Twins) study

Fiona L. Mackie, R. Katie Morris, Mark D. Kilby

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

INTER-ACT: prevention of pregnancy complications through an e-health driven interpregnancy lifestyle intervention – study protocol of a multicentre randomised controlled trial

Annick Bogaerts, Lieveke Ameye, Margriet Bijlholt, Kelly Amuli, Dorine Heynickx, Roland Devlieger

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence of influenza virus infection among pregnant women: a systematic review

Mark A. Katz, Bradford D. Gessner, Jeanene Johnson, Becky Skidmore, Marian Knight, Niranjan Bhat, Helen Marshall, David J. Horne, Justin R. Ortiz, Deshayne B. Fell

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and determinants of unintended pregnancies amongst women attending antenatal clinics in Pakistan

Muhammad Atif Habib, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Sidrah Nausheen, Sajid Bashir Soofi, Muhammad Sajid, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Kirsten I Black

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The meaning of labour pain: how the social environment and other contextual factors shape women’s experiences

Laura Y. Whitburn, Lester E. Jones, Mary-Ann Davey, Rhonda Small

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Uterus preserving surgery versus hysterectomy in the treatment of refractory postpartum haemorrhage in two tertiary maternity units in Cameroon: a cohort analysis of perioperative outcomes

Julius Sama Dohbit, Pascal Foumane, Elie Nkwabong, Christelle Ogolong Kamouko, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Bernard Otabela, Emile Mboudou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with utilization of skilled service delivery among women in rural Northern Ghana: a cross sectional study

William Gudu, Bright Addo

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is early intervention using Mansoura-VV uterine compression sutures an effective procedure in the management of primary atonic postpartum hemorrhage? : a prospective study

Abd Elaziz A. El Refaeey, Hosam Abdelfattah, Alaa Mosbah, Anas M. Gamal, Emad Fayla, Waleed Refaie, Abdelhady Zaied, Rafik I. Barakat, Amal K. Seleem, Mohammed Maher

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Protocol for the Emory University African American Vaginal, Oral, and Gut Microbiome in Pregnancy Cohort Study

Elizabeth J. Corwin, Carol J. Hogue, Bradley Pearce, Cherie C. Hill, Timothy D. Read, Jennifer Mulle, Anne L. Dunlop

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Being in limbo: Women’s lived experiences of pregnancy at 41 weeks of gestation and beyond – A phenomenological study

Anna Wessberg, Ingela Lundgren, Helen Elden

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

High maternal mortality in Jigawa State, Northern Nigeria estimated using the sisterhood method

Vandana Sharma, Willa Brown, Muhammad Abdullahi Kainuwa, Jessica Leight, Martina Bjorkman Nyqvist

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Characteristics of patients receiving midwife-led prenatal care in Canada: results from the Maternity Experiences Survey (MES)

Peri Abdullah, Sabrina Gallant, Naseem Saghi, Alison Macpherson, Hala Tamim

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

‘It is a difficult topic’ – a qualitative study of midwives´ experiences with routine antenatal enquiry for intimate partner violence

L. Henriksen, L.M Garnweidner-Holme, K.K Thorsteinsen, M. Lukasse

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Increased postpartum haemorrhage, the possible relation with serotonergic and other psychopharmacological drugs: a matched cohort study

Hanna M. Heller, Anita C. J. Ravelli, Andrea H. L. Bruning, Christianne J. M. de Groot, Fedde Scheele, Maria G. van Pampus, Adriaan Honig

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effect of a prenatal lifestyle intervention on glucose metabolism: results of the Norwegian Fit for Delivery randomized controlled trial

Linda R. Sagedal, Ingvild Vistad, Nina C. Øverby, Elling Bere, Monica K. Torstveit, Hilde Lohne-Seiler, Elisabet R. Hillesund, Are Pripp, Tore Henriksen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Exploring the strategies that midwives in British Columbia use to promote normal birth

Michelle M. Butler

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Postpartum hemorrhage prevention in Nepal: a program assessment

Swaraj Pradhan Rajbhandari, Kamal Aryal, Wendy R. Sheldon, Bharat Ban, Senendra Raj Upreti, Kiran Regmi, Shilu Aryal, Beverly Winikoff

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prescription drug use during pregnancy in Southern Tigray region, North Ethiopia

Fantahun Molla, Admassu Assen, Solomon Abrha, Birhanetensay Masresha, Arega Gashaw, Abrham Wondimu, Yared Belete, Wondim Melkam

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Healthcare interventions for the prevention and control of gestational diabetes mellitus in China: a scoping review

Tingting Xu, Yasheng He, Livia Dainelli, Kai Yu, Patrick Detzel, Irma Silva-Zolezzi, Sheri Volger, Hai Fang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of pregnancy-relevant infections in a rural setting of Ghana

Fabian Völker, Paul Cooper, Oliver Bader, Angela Uy, Ortrud Zimmermann, Raimond Lugert, Uwe Groß

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Maternal near miss and mortality due to postpartum infection: a cross-sectional analysis from Rwanda

Denis Rwabizi, Stephen Rulisa, Aidan Findlater, Maria Small

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A questionnaire for assessing breastfeeding intentions and practices in Nigeria: validity, reliability and translation

Andy Emmanuel, Sheila E. Clow

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Labour management guidelines for a Tanzanian referral hospital: The participatory development process and birth attendants’ perceptions

Nanna Maaløe, Natasha Housseine, Jos van Roosmalen, Ib Christian Bygbjerg, Britt Pinkowski Tersbøl, Rashid Saleh Khamis, Birgitte Bruun Nielsen, Tarek Meguid

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The magnitude and correlates of Parvovirus B19 infection among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Mwanza, Tanzania

Mariam M. Mirambo, Fatma Maliki, Mtebe Majigo, Martha F. Mushi, Nyambura Moremi, Jeremiah Seni, Dismas Matovelo, Stephen E. Mshana

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Planned home compared with planned hospital births: mode of delivery and Perinatal mortality rates, an observational study

Jacoba van der Kooy, Erwin Birnie, Semiha Denktas, Eric A.P Steegers, Gouke J. Bonsel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Functionality and acceptability of a wireless fetal heart rate monitoring device in term pregnant women in rural Southwestern Uganda

Godfrey R Mugyenyi, Esther C Atukunda, Joseph Ngonzi, Adeline Boatin, Blair J. Wylie, Jessica E. Haberer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of obstetricians’ surgical decision making in the management of uterine rupture

Justus Ndulue Eze, Okechukwu Bonaventure Anozie, Osaheni Lucky Lawani, Emmanuel Okechukwu Ndukwe, Uzoma Maryrose Agwu, Johnson Akuma Obuna

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Omega-3 supplementation from pregnancy to postpartum to prevent depressive symptoms: a randomized placebo-controlled trial

Juliana dos Santos Vaz, Dayana Rodrigues Farias, Amanda Rodrigues Amorim Adegboye, Antonio Egidio Nardi, Gilberto Kac

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Associations between perceptions of care and women’s childbirth experience: a population-based cross-sectional study in Rwanda

Judith U. Mukamurigo, Marie Berg, Joseph Ntaganira, Laetitia Nyirazinyoye, Anna Dencker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Through the client’s eyes: using narratives to explore experiences of care transfers during pregnancy, childbirth, and the neonatal period

Cherelle M.V. van Stenus, Mark Gotink, Magda M. Boere-Boonekamp, Anneke Sools, Ariana Need

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

On predicting time to completion for the first stage of spontaneous labor at term in multiparous women

Björn Gunnarsson, Eirik Skogvoll, Ingibjörg Hanna Jónsdóttir, Jo Røislien, Alexander Kr Smárason

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is time of birth a predictor of adverse perinatal outcome? A hospital-based cross-sectional study in a low-resource setting, Tanzania

Andrew Mgaya, Januarius Hinju, Hussein Kidanto

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Non-malarial infectious diseases of antenatal care in pregnant women in Franceville, Gabon

Irene Pegha Moukandja, Edgard Brice Ngoungou, Guy Joseph Lemamy, Ulrick Bisvigou, Antoine Gessain, Fousseyni S. Toure Ndouo, Mirdad Kazanji, Jean Bernard Lekana-Douki

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Unmet need for contraception and its association with unintended pregnancy in Bangladesh

Ghose Bishwajit, Shangfeng Tang, Sanni Yaya, Zhanchun Feng

01.12.2017 | Technical advance | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A novel tamponade agent for management of post partum hemorrhage: adaptation of the Xstat mini-sponge applicator for obstetric use

Maria I. Rodriguez, Jeffrey T. Jensen, Kenton Gregory, Mary Bullard, Paul Longo, Jerry Heidel, Alison Edelman

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A case of acute Sheehan’s syndrome and literature review: a rare but life-threatening complication of postpartum hemorrhage

Shinya Matsuzaki, Masayuki Endo, Yutaka Ueda, Kazuya Mimura, Aiko Kakigano, Tomomi Egawa-Takata, Keiichi Kumasawa, Kiyoshi Yoshino, Tadashi Kimura

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The experiences of women with maternal near miss and their perception of quality of care in Kelantan, Malaysia: a qualitative study

Mohd Noor Norhayati, Nik Hussain Nik Hazlina, Ab Razak Asrenee, Zaharah Sulaiman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Survey of maternal sleep practices in late pregnancy in a multi-ethnic sample in South Auckland, New Zealand

Robin S. Cronin, Carol Chelimo, Edwin A. Mitchell, Kara Okesene-Gafa, John M. D. Thompson, Rennae S. Taylor, B. Lynne Hutchison, Lesley M. E. McCowan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of a low-cost, low-power syringe pump to deliver magnesium sulfate intravenously to pre-eclamptic women in a Malawian referral hospital

Erica Skerrett, Edward Kommwa, Kelley Maynard, Alexa Juarez, Ronald Mataya, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Z. Maria Oden

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Incidence of influenza virus infection among pregnant women: a systematic review

Mark A. Katz, Bradford D. Gessner, Jeanene Johnson, Becky Skidmore, Marian Knight, Niranjan Bhat, Helen Marshall, David J. Horne, Justin R. Ortiz, Deshayne B. Fell

01.12.2017 | Erratum | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Erratum to: Relationships between parental sleep quality, fatigue, cognitions about infant sleep, and parental depression pre and post-intervention for infant behavioral sleep problems

Wendy A. Hall, Melissa Moynihan, Radhika Bhagat, Joanne Wooldridge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Validating the WHO maternal near miss tool: comparing high- and low-resource settings

Tom Witteveen, Hans Bezstarosti, Ilona de Koning, Ellen Nelissen, Kitty W. Bloemenkamp, Jos van Roosmalen, Thomas van den Akker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The effect of an elective cesarean section on maternal request on peripartum anxiety and depression in women with childbirth fear: a systematic review

Renske M. Olieman, Femke Siemonsma, Margaux A. Bartens, Susan Garthus-Niegel, Fedde Scheele, Adriaan Honig

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An exploratory study of men’s companionship, perceptions and experiences during pregnancy and delivery in Uganda

H. Lwanga, L. Atuyambe, H. Sempewo, A. Lumala, R. N. B. Byaruhanga

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incidence, management and outcome of women requiring massive transfusion after childbirth in the Netherlands: secondary analysis of a nationwide cohort study between 2004 and 2006

Paul I. Ramler, Thomas van den Akker, Dacia D. C. A. Henriquez, Joost J. Zwart, Jos van Roosmalen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of care provided in two Scottish rural community maternity units: a retrospective case review

Sara Denham, Tracy Humphrey, Ruth Taylor

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Utilization of HIV testing services among pregnant mothers in low income primary care settings in northern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Yihun Mulugeta Alemu, Fentie Ambaw, Annelies Wilder-Smith

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding factors affecting collaboration between midwives and other health care professionals in a birth center and its affiliated Quebec hospital: a case study

Roxana Behruzi, Stephanie Klam, Marleen Dehertog, Vania Jimenez, Marie Hatem

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Experiences of Austrian mothers with mobility or sensory impairments during pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium: a qualitative study

Barbara Schildberger, Christoph Zenzmaier, Martina König-Bachmann

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Timing of delivery in a high-risk obstetric population: a clinical prediction model

Dane A. De Silva, Sarka Lisonkova, Peter von Dadelszen, Anne R. Synnes, Laura A. Magee, Canadian Perinatal Network (CPN) Collaborative Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Measuring women’s childbirth experiences: a systematic review for identification and analysis of validated instruments

Helena Nilvér, Cecily Begley, Marie Berg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

‘Both parents should care for babies’: A cross-sectional, cross-cultural comparison of adolescents’ breastfeeding intentions, and the influence of shared-parenting beliefs

Vivien Swanson, Leena Hannula, Linda Eriksson, Malin Häggkvist Wallin, Joan Strutton

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk of unsafe abortion associated with long-term contraception behaviour: a case control study from Sri Lanka

Carukshi Arambepola, Lalini C Rajapaksa

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antenatal depressive symptoms and utilisation of delivery and postnatal care: a prospective study in rural Ethiopia

Tesera Bitew, Charlotte Hanlon, Eskinder Kebede, Simone Honikman, Michael N. Onah, Abebaw Fekadu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The Raine study had no evidence of significant perinatal selection bias after two decades of follow up: a longitudinal pregnancy cohort study

Scott W. White, Peter R. Eastwood, Leon M. Straker, Leon A. Adams, John P. Newnham, Stephen J. Lye, Craig E. Pennell

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Management of persistent caesarean scar pregnancy after curettage treatment failure

Zhi-Da Qian, Yue Weng, Yong-Jiang Du, Chun-Fen Wang, Li-Li Huang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evidence of lower oxygen reserves during labour in the growth restricted human foetus: a retrospective study

Silvia Parisi, Clara Monzeglio, Rossella Attini, Marilisa Biolcati, Bianca Masturzo, Manuela Mensa, Marina Mischinelli, Eleonora Pilloni, Tullia Todros

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Defining and describing birth centres in the Netherlands - a component study of the Dutch Birth Centre Study

M.A.A. Hermus, I.C. Boesveld, M. Hitzert, A. Franx, J.P. de Graaf, E.A.P. Steegers, T.A. Wiegers, K.M. van der Pal-de Bruin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Knowledge and provision of misoprostol among pharmacy workers in Senegal: a cross sectional study

Kate Reiss, Katharine Footman, Eva Burke, Nafissatou Diop, Ramatoulaye Ndao, Babacar Mane, Maaike van Min, Thoai D. Ngo

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluating the comparative effectiveness of different demand side interventions to increase maternal health service utilization and practice of birth spacing in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo: an innovative, mixed methods approach

Mari Dumbaugh, Wyvine Bapolisi, Jennie van de Weerd, Michel Zabiti, Paula Mommers, Ghislain Bisimwa Balaluka, Sonja Merten

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Identifying maternal needs following childbirth: A qualitative study among mothers, fathers and professionals

J. Slomian, P. Emonts, L. Vigneron, A. Acconcia, F. Glowacz, J. Y. Reginster, M. Oumourgh, O. Bruyère

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Social and demographic drivers of trend and seasonality in elective abortions in Denmark

Tim A. Bruckner, Laust H. Mortensen, Ralph A. Catalano

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A multi-centre, non-inferiority, randomised controlled trial to compare a cervical pessary with a cervical cerclage in the prevention of preterm delivery in women with short cervical length and a history of preterm birth – PC study

Bouchra Koullali, Liselotte E.M. van Kempen, Maud D. van Zijl, Christiana A. Naaktgeboren, Ewoud Schuit, Dick J. Bekedam, Maureen T.M. Franssen, Sebastiaan W.A. Nij Bijvank, Marieke Sueters, Marchien van Baal, Marjon A. de Boer, Angelo B. Hooker, Brenda B.J. Hermsen, Toon A.A.M. Toolenaar, Joost J. Zwart, David P. van der Ham, Flip W. van der Made, Federico Prefumo, Begoña Martinez de Tejada, Dimitri N.M. Papatsonis, Anjoke J.M. Huisjes, Liesbeth H.C.J. Scheepers, Marion E. van Hoorn, Tom H.M. Hasaart, Nico W.E. Schuitemaker, Karlijn C. Vollebregt, Moira A. Müller, Inge M. Evers, Marinka S. Post, Karin de Boer, Henricus Visser, Nico A. Mensing van Charante, Josje Langenveld, Nicole Y.C. Steemers, Ben W.J. Mol, Martijn A. Oudijk, Eva Pajkrt

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The third delay: understanding waiting time for obstetric referrals at a large regional hospital in Ghana

David M. Goodman, Emmanuel K. Srofenyoh, Adeyemi J. Olufolabi, Sung Min Kim, Medge D. Owen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A cost effectiveness analysis of midwife psycho-education for fearful pregnant women – a health system perspective for the antenatal period

J Toohill, E Callander, J Gamble, DK Creedy, J Fenwick

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lower mortality is observed among low birth weight young infants who have received home-based care by female community health volunteers in rural Nepal

Dinesh Neupane, Penny Dawson, Robin Houston, Liladhar Dhakal, Jaganath Sharma, KC Gargi, Christina Lagos, Vishnu Khanal, Shiva Raj Mishra, Per Kallestrup

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with maternal mortality in Malawi: application of the three delays model

Florence Mgawadere, Regine Unkels, Abigail Kazembe, Nynke van den Broek

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cost-effectiveness of an ambulance-based referral system for emergency obstetrical and neonatal care in rural Ethiopia

Sandro Accorsi, Edgardo Somigliana, Hagos Solomon, Tsegaye Ademe, Jofrey Woldegebriel, Biadgo Almaz, Mohammed Zemedu, Fabio Manenti, Akalu Tibebe, Pasquale Farese, Aberra Seifu, Serena Menozzi, Giovanni Putoto

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mother’s education and the risk of several neonatal outcomes: an evidence from an Italian population-based study

Anna Cantarutti, Matteo Franchi, Matteo Monzio Compagnoni, Luca Merlino, Giovanni Corrao

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal obesity and its effect on labour duration in nulliparous women: a retrospective observational cohort study

Karen Louise Ellekjaer, Thomas Bergholt, Ellen Løkkegaard

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Low dose aspirin in the prevention of recurrent spontaneous preterm labour – the APRIL study: a multicenter randomized placebo controlled trial

Laura Visser, Marjon A. de Boer, Christianne J. M. de Groot, Tobias A. J. Nijman, Marieke A. C. Hemels, Kitty W. M. Bloemenkamp, Judith E. Bosmans, Marjolein Kok, Judith O. van Laar, Marieke Sueters, Hubertina Scheepers, Joris van Drongelen, Maureen T. M. Franssen, J. Marko Sikkema, Hans J. J. Duvekot, Mireille N. Bekker, Joris A. M. van der Post, Christiana Naaktgeboren, Ben W. J. Mol, Martijn A. Oudijk

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patterns and predictors of analgesic use in pregnancy: a longitudinal drug utilization study with special focus on women with migraine

Gerd-Marie Eskerud Harris, Mollie Wood, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Christofer Lundqvist, Hedvig Nordeng

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Home delivery among antenatal care booked women in their last pregnancy and associated factors: community-based cross sectional study in Debremarkos town, North West Ethiopia, January 2016

Habtamu Kebebe Kasaye, Zerfu Mulaw Endale, Temesgen Worku Gudayu, Melese Siyoum Desta

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus based on various screening strategies in western Kenya: a prospective comparison of point of care diagnostic methods

Sonak D. Pastakia, Benson Njuguna, Beryl Ajwang’ Onyango, Sierra Washington, Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Wycliffe K Kosgei, Ponnusamy Saravanan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Correlates of facility delivery for rural HIV-positive pregnant women enrolled in the MoMent Nigeria prospective cohort study

Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Christopher Isah, Chinenye Fan-Osuala, Salome Erekaha, Habib O. Ramadhani, Udochisom Anaba, Olusegun A. Adeyemi, Grace Manji-Obadiah, Daniel Lee, Llewellyn J. Cornelius, Manhattan Charurat

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Improving health literacy through group antenatal care: a prospective cohort study

Jody R. Lori, Henrietta Ofosu-Darkwah, Carol J. Boyd, Tanima Banerjee, Richard M. K. Adanu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Satisfaction with caregivers during labour among low risk women in the Netherlands: the association with planned place of birth and transfer of care during labour

Caroline C. Geerts, Jeroen van Dillen, Trudy Klomp, Antoine L. M. Lagro-Janssen, Ank de Jonge

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Identification of barriers and facilitators for optimal cesarean section care: perspective of professionals

Sonja Melman, Rachel Hellen Petra Schreurs, Carmen Desiree Dirksen, Anneke Kwee, Jan Gerrit Nijhuis, Nicol Anna Cornelia Smeets, Hubertina Catharina Johanna Scheepers, Rosella Petronella Maria Gemma Hermens

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The role of vitamin D in pre-eclampsia: a systematic review

Juhi M. Purswani, Pooja Gala, Pratibha Dwarkanath, Heather M. Larkin, Anura Kurpad, Saurabh Mehta

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Working for patient safety: a qualitative study of women’s help-seeking during acute perinatal events

Nicola Mackintosh, Susanna Rance, Wendy Carter, Jane Sandall

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementing maternal death surveillance and response: a review of lessons from country case studies

Helen Smith, Charles Ameh, Natalie Roos, Matthews Mathai, Nynke van den Broek

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

‘To be able to support her, I must feel calm and safe’: pregnant women’s partners perceptions of professional support during pregnancy

Caroline Bäckström, Stina Thorstensson, Lena B. Mårtensson, Rebecca Grimming, Yrsa Nyblin, Marie Golsäter

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pregnancy outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury during pregnancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Youxia Liu, Xinxin Ma, Jie Zheng, Xiangchun Liu, Tiekun Yan

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Study protocol for a comparative effectiveness trial of two models of perinatal integrated psychosocial assessment: the PIPA project

Nicole Reilly, Emma Black, Georgina M. Chambers, Virginia Schmied, Stephen Matthey, Josephine Farrell, Dawn Kingston, Andrew Bisits, Marie-Paule Austin

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The prevalence and risk factors of preterm small-for-gestational-age infants: a population-based retrospective cohort study in rural Chinese population

Shi Chen, Rong Zhu, Huijuan Zhu, Hongbo Yang, Fengying Gong, Linjie Wang, Yu Jiang, Bill Q. Lian, Chengsheng Yan, Jianqiang Li, Qing Wang, Shi-kun Zhang, Hui Pan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Carriage and serotype distribution of Streptococcus agalactiae in third trimester pregnancy in southern Ghana

Hans-Christian Slotved, Nicholas T. K. D. Dayie, Josephine A. N. Banini, Niels Frimodt-Møller

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Approaches to health-care provider education and professional development in perinatal depression: a systematic review

Laura E. Legere, Katherine Wallace, Angela Bowen, Karen McQueen, Phyllis Montgomery, Marilyn Evans

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal depression in Syrian refugee women recently moved to Canada: a preliminary study

Asma Ahmed, Angela Bowen, Cindy Xin Feng

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Magnesium sulfate for 6 vs 24 hours post delivery in patients who received magnesium sulfate for less than 8 hours before birth: a randomized clinical trial

Paulino Vigil-De Gracia, Ricardo Ramirez, Yarelys Durán, Arelis Quintero

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Longer travel time to district hospital worsens neonatal outcomes: a retrospective cross-sectional study of the effect of delays in receiving emergency cesarean section in Rwanda

Joseph Niyitegeka, Georges Nshimirimana, Allison Silverstein, Jackline Odhiambo, Yihan Lin, Theoneste Nkurunziza, Robert Riviello, Stephen Rulisa, Paulin Banguti, Hema Magge, Martin Macharia, Regis Habimana, Bethany Hedt-Gauthier

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Advanced abdominal pregnancy, with live fetus and severe preeclampsia, case report

Fekade Getachew Hailu, Getnet Tesfaye Yihunie, Ahmed Amdihun Essa, Walelign kindie Tsega

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Uptake of external cephalic version for term breech presentation: an Australian population study, 2002–2012

Yu Sun Bin, Christine L. Roberts, Michael C. Nicholl, Jane B. Ford

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with perinatal mortality among public health deliveries in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, an unmatched case control study

Yemisrach Getiye, Mesganaw Fantahun

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Use of cervicovaginal PAMG-1 protein as a predictor of delivery within seven days in pregnancies at risk of premature birth

Yasemin Çekmez, Gürkan Kıran, Esra Tuştaş Haberal, Merve Dizdar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Adverse events in women and children who have received intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis treatment: a systematic review

Farah Seedat, Chris Stinton, Jacoby Patterson, Julia Geppert, Bee Tan, Esther R. Robinson, Noel Denis McCarthy, Olalekan A. Uthman, Karoline Freeman, Samantha Ann Johnson, Hannah Fraser, Colin Stewart Brown, Aileen Clarke, Sian Taylor-Phillips

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Incident HIV during pregnancy and early postpartum period: a population-based cohort study in a rural area in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Terusha Chetty, Alain Vandormael, Claire Thorne, Anna Coutsoudis

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Iodine nutritional status of women in their first trimester of pregnancy in Catalonia

Maria Teresa Torres, Lidia Francés, Lluis Vila, Josep María Manresa, Gemma Falguera, Gemma Prieto, Roser Casamitjana, Pere Toran, the IODEGEST study group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Causal explanations of miscarriage amongst Qataris

Susie Kilshaw, Nadia Omar, Stella Major, Mona Mohsen, Faten El Taher, Halima Al Tamimi, Kristina Sole, Daniel Miller

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A cross sectional study of maternal near miss and mortality at a rural tertiary centre in southern nigeria

Ikechukwu Innocent Mbachu, Chukwuemeka Ezeama, Kelechi Osuagwu, Osita Samuel Umeononihu, Chibuzor Obiannika, Nkeiru Ezeama

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Care of the mother-infant dyad: a novel approach to conducting and evaluating neonatal resuscitation simulation training in Bihar, India

Brennan Vail, Hilary Spindler, Melissa C. Morgan, Susanna R. Cohen, Amelia Christmas, Pramod Sah, Malay B. Shah, Aritra Das, Dilys M. Walker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Women’s satisfaction with intrapartum care in St Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College Addis Ababa Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Tangute Demas, Tewodros Getinet, Delayehu Bekele, Teshome Gishu, Malede Birara, Yemesrach Abeje

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Geographical differences in perinatal health and child welfare in the Netherlands: rationale for the healthy pregnancy 4 all-2 program

Adja J. M. Waelput, Meertien K. Sijpkens, Jacqueline Lagendijk, Minke R. C. van Minde, Hein Raat, Hiske E. Ernst-Smelt, Marlou L. A. de Kroon, Ageeth N. Rosman, Jasper V. Been, Loes C. M. Bertens, Eric A. P. Steegers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors influencing timely initiation and completion of gestational diabetes mellitus screening and diagnosis - a qualitative study from Tamil Nadu, India

Karoline Kragelund Nielsen, Thilde Rheinländer, Anil Kapur, Peter Damm, Veerasamy Seshiah, Ib C. Bygbjerg

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Arabin cervical pessary for prevention of preterm birth in cases of twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome treated by fetoscopic LASER coagulation: the PECEP LASER randomised controlled trial

Carlota Rodó, Sílvia Arévalo, Liesbeth Lewi, Isabel Couck, Bettina Hollwitz, Kurt Hecher, Elena Carreras

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The specific and combined role of domestic violence and mental health disorders during pregnancy on new-born health

Alexandre Archanjo Ferraro, Luis Augusto Rohde, Guilherme Vanoni Polanczyk, Adriana Argeu, Euripides Constantino Miguel, Sandra Josefina Ferraz Ellero Grisi, Bacy Fleitlich-Bilyk

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Progesterone in women with arrested premature labor, a report of a randomised clinical trial and updated meta-analysis

Stephen Wood, Yacov Rabi, Selphee Tang, Rollin Brant, Susan Ross

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Developing quality indicators for assessing quality of birth centre care: a mixed- methods study

Inge C. Boesveld, Marieke A. A. Hermus, Hanneke J. de Graaf, Marit Hitzert, Karin M. van der Pal-de Bruin, Raymond G. de Vries, Arie Franx, Therese A. Wiegers

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Trial of labour or elective repeat caesarean delivery:are women making an informed decision at Kenyatta national hospital?

Phocas Biraboneye S, Omondi Ogutu, Jos van Roosmalen, Samson Wanjala, Kizito Lubano, John Kinuthia

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of Midwife-provided Intrapartum Care in Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia

Tegbar Yigzaw, Fantu Abebe, Lalem Belay, Yewulsew Assaye, Equlinet Misganaw, Ashebir Kidane, Desalegn Ademie, Jos van Roosmalen, Jelle Stekelenburg, Young-Mi Kim

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Demand-side financing for maternal and newborn health: what do we know about factors that affect implementation of cash transfers and voucher programmes?

Benjamin M. Hunter, Susan F. Murray

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Midwives’ and patients’ perspectives on disrespect and abuse during labor and delivery care in Ethiopia: a qualitative study

Sahai Burrowes, Sarah Jane Holcombe, Dube Jara, Danielle Carter, Katheryn Smith

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Principles and processes behind promoting awareness of rights for quality maternal care services: a synthesis of stakeholder experiences and implementation factors

Asha S. George, Casey Branchini

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Companion of choice at birth: factors affecting implementation

Tamar Kabakian-Khasholian, Anayda Portela

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Evaluation of the mobile nurse training (MNT) intervention – a step towards improvement in intrapartum practices in Bihar, India

Aritra Das, Dipty Nawal, Manoj Kumar Singh, Morchan Karthick, Parika Pahwa, Malay Bharat Shah, Tanmay Mahapatra, Kunal Ranjan, Indrajit Chaudhuri

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Interventions to provide culturally-appropriate maternity care services: factors affecting implementation

Eleri Jones, Samantha R. Lattof, Ernestina Coast

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors affecting effective community participation in maternal and newborn health programme planning, implementation and quality of care interventions

Lisa Howard-Grabman, Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Cicely Marston, Anayda Portela

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Understanding the implementation of maternity waiting homes in low- and middle-income countries: a qualitative thematic synthesis

Loveday Penn-Kekana, Shreya Pereira, Julia Hussein, Hannah Bontogon, Matthew Chersich, Stephen Munjanja, Anayda Portela

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors influencing implementation of interventions to promote birth preparedness and complication readiness

Andrea Solnes Miltenburg, Yadira Roggeveen, Jos van Roosmalen, Helen Smith

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementing the WHO integrated tool to assess quality of care for mothers, newborns and children: results and lessons learnt from five districts in Malawi

Helen Smith, Atnafu Getachew Asfaw, Kyaw Myint Aung, Lastone Chikoti, Florence Mgawadere, Luigi d’Aquino, Nynke van den Broek

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal and perinatal outcome after previous caesarean section in rural Rwanda

Richard Kalisa, Stephen Rulisa, Jos van Roosmalen, Thomas van den Akker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sociodemographic factors and pregnancy outcomes associated with prepregnancy obesity: effect modification of parity in the nationwide Epifane birth-cohort

Julie Boudet-Berquier, Benoit Salanave, Jean-Claude Desenclos, Katia Castetbon

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The role of Community Mobilization in maternal care provision for women in sub-Saharan Africa- A systematic review of studies using an experimental design

Choolwe Muzyamba, Wim Groot, Sonila M. Tomini, Milena Pavlova

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal mortality audit in Suriname between 2010 and 2014, a reproductive age mortality survey

Lachmi R. Kodan, Kim J. C. Verschueren, Jos van Roosmalen, Humphrey H. H. Kanhai, Kitty W. M. Bloemenkamp

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Knowledge of obstetric danger signs among recently-delivered women in Chamwino district, Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Deogratius Bintabara, Rose N. M. Mpembeni, Ahmed Abade Mohamed

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The Birth Satisfaction Scale-Revised Indicator (BSS-RI)

Colin R. Martin, Caroline Hollins Martin, Maggie Redshaw

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Patterns and determinants of pathways to reach comprehensive emergency obstetric and neonatal care (CEmONC) in South Sudan: qualitative diagrammatic pathway analysis

Khalifa Elmusharaf, Elaine Byrne, Ayat AbuAgla, Amal AbdelRahim, Mary Manandhar, Egbert Sondorp, Diarmuid O’Donovan

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development of a questionnaire for assessing the childbirth experience (QACE)

Pierre Carquillat, Françoise Vendittelli, Thomas Perneger, Marie-Julia Guittier

01.12.2017 | Editorial | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Improving implementation of health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health

H. J. Smith, A. G. Portela, C. Marston

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia caused by anti-HPA antibodies in pregnant Chinese women: a study protocol for a multicentre, prospective cohort trial

Li Chen, Zhiwei Liu, Tiemei Liu, Xianjun Ma, Meiying Rao, Yongjun Wang, Bo Sun, Wen Yin, Jun Zhang, Beizhan Yan, Xiaojuan Li, Qiushi Wang, Lei Zhang, Jun Wen, Fenghua Liu, Peng Wang, Yaming Wei, Yuanshuai Huang, Jiang Wu, Yi Guo, Yinlan Kang, Xiaochuan Song, Xiangfu Liu, Genling Zhang, Tingting Xie, Yonggeng Chen, Xiaojing Zeng, Zhongjun Li

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Midwives’ experiences of performing maternal observations and escalating concerns: a focus group study

Justine Jeffery, Alistair Hewison, Laura Goodwin, Sara Kenyon

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“Engaging with birth stories in pregnancy: a hermeneutic phenomenological study of women’s experiences across two generations”

Lesley Kay, Soo Downe, Gill Thomson, Kenny Finlayson

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pessary or Progesterone to Prevent Preterm delivery in women with short cervical length: the Quadruple P randomised controlled trial

Maud D. van Zijl, Bouchra Koullali, Christiana A. Naaktgeboren, Ewoud Schuit, Dick J. Bekedam, Etelka Moll, Martijn A. Oudijk, Wilhelmina M. van Baal, Marjon A. de Boer, Henricus Visser, Joris van Drongelen, Flip W. van de Made, Karlijn C. Vollebregt, Moira A. Muller, Mireille N. Bekker, Jozien T. J. Brons, Marieke Sueters, Josje Langenveld, Maureen T. Franssen, Nico W. Schuitemaker, Erik van Beek, Hubertina C. J. Scheepers, Karin de Boer, Eveline M. Tepe, Anjoke J. M. Huisjes, Angelo B. Hooker, Evelyn C. J. Verheijen, Dimitri N. Papatsonis, Ben Willem J. Mol, Brenda M. Kazemier, Eva Pajkrt

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Obstetric professionals’ perceptions of non-invasive prenatal testing for Down syndrome: clinical usefulness compared with existing tests and ethical implications

Olivia Miu Yung Ngan, Huso Yi, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong, Daljit Sahota, Shenaz Ahmed

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Determinants of physical activity frequency and provider advice during pregnancy

Eilann C. Santo, Peter W. Forbes, Emily Oken, Mandy B. Belfort

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Impact of multi-professional, scenario-based training on postpartum hemorrhage in Tanzania: a quasi-experimental, pre- vs. post-intervention study

Signe Egenberg, Gileard Masenga, Lars Edvin Bru, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø, Cecilia Mushi, Deodatus Massay, Pål Øian

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Signal functions for emergency obstetric care as an intervention for reducing maternal mortality: a survey of public and private health facilities in Lusaka District, Zambia

Tannia Tembo, Gershom Chongwe, Bellington Vwalika, Lungowe Sitali

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Vaginal delivery: how does early hospital discharge affect mother and child outcomes? A systematic literature review

Nadia Benahmed, Lorena San Miguel, Carl Devos, Nicolas Fairon, Wendy Christiaens

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal body mass index and access to antenatal care: a retrospective analysis of 619,502 births in England

Charlotte Barber, Judith Rankin, Nicola Heslehurst

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Health professional’s knowledge and use of the partograph in public health institutions in eastern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Haymanot Mezmur, Agumasie Semahegn, Balewgizie Sileshi Tegegne

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Obstetric care providers’ knowledge, practice and associated factors towards active management of third stage of labor in Sidama Zone, South Ethiopia

Zelalem Tenaw, Zemenu Yohannes, Abdela Amano

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is a motivational interviewing based lifestyle intervention for obese pregnant women across Europe implemented as planned? Process evaluation of the DALI study

Judith G. M. Jelsma, David Simmons, Nina Gobat, Stephen Rollnick, Kinga Blumska, Goele Jans, Sander Galjaard, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Fabiola Juarez, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Jürgen Harreiter, Andre van Assche, Roland Devlieger, Dirk Timmerman, David Hill, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, Ewa Wender-Ożegowska, Agnieszka Zawiejska, Annunziata Lapolla, Maria G. Dalfrà, Stefano del Prato, Alessandra Bertolotto, Fidelma Dunne, Dorte M. Jensen, Liselotte Andersen, Frank J. Snoek, Mireille N. M. van Poppel

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

THISTLE: trial of hands-on Interprofessional simulation training for local emergencies: a research protocol for a stepped-wedge clustered randomised controlled trial

Erik Lenguerrand, Catherine Winter, Karen Innes, Graeme MacLennan, Dimitrios Siassakos, Pauline Lynch, Alan Cameron, Joanna Crofts, Alison McDonald, Kirsty McCormack, Mark Forrest, John Norrie, Siladitya Bhattacharya, Tim Draycott, On behalf of the Thistle group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Institutional maternal and perinatal deaths: a review of 40 low and middle income countries

Patricia E. Bailey, Wasihun Andualem, Michel Brun, Lynn Freedman, Sourou Gbangbade, Malick Kante, Emily Keyes, Edwin Libamba, Allisyn C. Moran, Halima Mouniri, Dahada Ould el Joud, Kavita Singh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Prevalence and predictors of early gestational weight gain associated with obesity risk in a diverse Australian antenatal population: a cross-sectional study

K. Cheney, S. Berkemeier, K.A. Sim, A. Gordon, K. Black

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

An evaluation of Interprofessional group antenatal care: a prospective comparative study

Zoë G. Hodgson, Lee Saxell, Julian K. Christians

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Safety and effectiveness of oral misoprostol for induction of labour in a resource-limited setting: a dose escalation study

Marilyn Morris, John W. Bolnga, Ovoi Verave, Jimmy Aipit, Allanie Rero, Moses Laman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of antenatal care services and completion of four or more antenatal care visits in Ethiopia: a finding based on a demographic and health survey

Kindie Fentahun Muchie

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Clinical performance and patient outcome after simulation-based training in prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage: an educational intervention study in a low-resource setting

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

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Epidemiological profile and obstetric outcomes of patients with peripartum congestive heart failure in Taiwan: a retrospective nationwide study

Ying-Jen Chang, Chung-Han Ho, Jen-Yin Chen, Ming-Ping Wu, Chia-Hung Yu, Jhi-Joung Wang, Chia-Ming Chen, Chin-Chen Chu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cesarean section to prevent mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus in China: A meta-analysis

Mei Yang, Qin Qin, Qiong Fang, Lixin Jiang, Shaofa Nie

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Antenatal magnesium sulphate administration for fetal neuroprotection: a French national survey

Clément Chollat, Lise Le Doussal, Gaëlle de la Villéon, Delphine Provost, Stéphane Marret

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“Love me, parents!”: impact evaluation of a national social and behavioral change communication campaign on maternal health outcomes in Tanzania

Michelle R. Kaufman, Jennifer J. Harman, Marina Smelyanskaya, Jennifer Orkis, Robert Ainslie

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk of obstetric anal sphincter injury increases with maternal age irrespective of parity: a population-based register study

Ulla Waldenström, Cecilia Ekéus

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Determinants of pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia among women attending delivery Services in Selected Public Hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a case control study

Teklit Grum, Abiy Seifu, Mebrahtu Abay, Teklit Angesom, Lidiya Tsegay

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Nurse-midwives’ ability to diagnose acute third- and fourth-degree obstetric lacerations in western Kenya

Leeya F. Pinder, Kelsey H. Natsuhara, Thomas F. Burke, Svjetlana Lozo, Monica Oguttu, Leah Miller, Brett D. Nelson, Melody J. Eckardt

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The design and implementation of an obstetric triage system for unscheduled pregnancy related attendances: a mixed methods evaluation

Sara Kenyon, Alistair Hewison, Sophie-Anna Dann, Jolene Easterbrook, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis, April Beckmann, Nina Johns

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Grand multiparity and the possible risk of adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes: a dilemma to be deciphered

Ghadeer K. Al-Shaikh, Gehan H. Ibrahim, Amel A. Fayed, Hazem Al-Mandeel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Detection and risk stratification of women at high risk of preterm birth in rural communities near Nagpur, India

Archana Patel, Amber Abhijeet Prakash, Yamini V. Pusdekar, Hemant Kulkarni, Patricia Hibberd

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Successful pregnancy and live birth from a hypogonadotropic hypogonadism woman with low serum estradiol concentrations despite numerous oocyte maturations: a case report

Kaori Matsumoto, Kazuhiko Imakawa, Chuyu Hayashi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Folic acid usage and associated factors in the prevention of neural tube defects among pregnant women in Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

Meselech Ambaw Dessie, Ejigu Gebeye Zeleke, Shimelash Bitew Workie, Ayanaw Worku Berihun

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Human Development Index (HDI) of the maternal country of origin as a predictor of perinatal outcomes - a longitudinal study conducted in Spain

S. Garcia-Tizon Larroca, J. Arevalo-Serrano, A. Duran Vila, M. P. Pintado Recarte, I. Cueto Hernandez, A. Solis Pierna, S. Lizarraga Bonelli, J. De Leon-Luis

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Development of quality indicators for low-risk labor care provided by midwives using a RAND-modified Delphi method

Kayo Ueda, Shosuke Ohtera, Misato Kaso, Takeo Nakayama

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Glibenclamide and metfoRmin versus stAndard care in gEstational diabeteS (GRACES): a feasibility open label randomised trial

Rebecca M. Reynolds, Fiona C. Denison, Ed Juszczak, Jennifer L. Bell, Jessica Penneycard, Mark W. J. Strachan, Robert S. Lindsay, Claire I. Alexander, Corinne D. B. Love, Sonia Whyte, Fiona Mackenzie, Ben Stenson, Jane E. Norman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Variation in clinical decision-making for induction of labour: a qualitative study

Tanya A. Nippita, Maree Porter, Sean K. Seeho, Jonathan M. Morris, Christine L. Roberts

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“Keeping family matters behind closed doors”: healthcare providers’ perceptions and experiences of identifying and managing domestic violence during and after pregnancy

Mary McCauley, Jennifer Head, Jaki Lambert, Shamsa Zafar, Nynke van den Broek

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors determining satisfaction among facility-based maternity clients in Nepal

Suresh Mehata, Yuba Raj Paudel, Maureen Dariang, Krishna Kumar Aryal, Susan Paudel, Ranju Mehta, Stuart King, Sarah Barnett

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intermittent auscultation versus continuous fetal monitoring: exploring factors that influence birthing unit nurses’ fetal surveillance practice using theoretical domains framework

Andrea M. Patey, Janet A. Curran, Ann E. Sprague, Jill J. Francis, S. Michelle Driedger, France Légaré, Louise Lemyre, Marie-Pascale A. Pomey, Jeremy M. Grimshaw, for the Canada Prime Plus team

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Changing times? Gender roles and relationships in maternal, newborn and child health in Malawi

Lucinda Manda-Taylor, Daniel Mwale, Tamara Phiri, Aisling Walsh, Anne Matthews, Ruairi Brugha, Victor Mwapasa, Elaine Byrne

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Woman-centred care during pregnancy and birth in Ireland: thematic analysis of women’s and clinicians’ experiences

Andrew Hunter, Declan Devane, Catherine Houghton, Annmarie Grealish, Agnes Tully, Valerie Smith

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Severe hydronephrosis secondary to uterine artery pseudoaneurysm in the early second trimester of pregnancy: A case report

Tsukuru Amano, Shinsuke Tokoro, Shunichiro Tsuji, Takashi Inoue, Fuminori Kimura, Takashi Murakami

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Parental perspectives on the awareness and delivery of preconception care

M. Poels, M. P. H. Koster, A. Franx, H. F. van Stel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A survey-based study of Zika virus communication preferences among pregnant women in Georgia, United States

Mallory K. Ellingson, Catherine M. Bonk, Allison T. Chamberlain

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Mental health after first childbirth in women requesting a caesarean section; a retrospective register-based study

Louise Möller, Ann Josefsson, Marie Bladh, Caroline Lilliecreutz, Ellika Andolf, G. Sydsjö

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Quality of perinatal care services from the user’s perspective: a Dutch study applies the World Health Organization’s responsiveness concept

Jacoba van der Kooy, Erwin Birnie, Nicole B. Valentine, Johanna P. de Graaf, Semiha Denktas, Eric A. P. Steegers, Gouke J. Bonsel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maspin impairs the function of endothelial cells: an implying pathway of preeclampsia

Ying Zhang, Hao Liu, Xinwei Shi, Fuyuan Qiao, Wanjiang Zeng, Ling Feng, Dongrui Deng, Haiyi Liu, Yuanyuan Wu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Examining the provisional guidelines for weight gain in twin pregnancies: a retrospective cohort study

Olha Lutsiv, Adam Hulman, Christy Woolcott, Joseph Beyene, Lucy Giglia, B. Anthony Armson, Linda Dodds, Binod Neupane, Sarah D. McDonald

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A systematic overview of the literature regarding group prenatal care for high-risk pregnant women

Brittany M. Byerley, David M. Haas

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Chiropractic management of dominating one-sided pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women; a randomized controlled trial

Anne Marie Gausel, Inger Kjærmann, Stefan Malmqvist, Knut Andersen, Ingvild Dalen, Jan Petter Larsen, Inger Økland

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Learning from deaths: Parents’ Active Role and ENgagement in The review of their Stillbirth/perinatal death (the PARENTS 1 study)

Danya Bakhbakhi, Dimitrios Siassakos, Christy Burden, Ffion Jones, Freya Yoward, Maggie Redshaw, Samantha Murphy, Claire Storey

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pregnancy-associated-cancer in the French West Indies (Martinique): maternal and neonatal outcomes

Kathleen Melan, Jean-Luc Volumenie, Gaël Wan-Ajouhu, Stephen Ulric-Gervaise, Jacqueline Veronique-Baudin, Clarisse Joachim

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A qualitative inquiry on pregnant women’s preferences for mental health screening

Hamideh Bayrampour, Deborah A. McNeil, Karen Benzies, Charleen Salmon, Karen Gelb, Suzanne Tough

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A randomized controlled double blind trial comparing the effects of the prophylactic antibiotic, Cefazolin, administered at caesarean delivery at two different timings (before skin incision and after cord clamping) on both the mother and newborn

Chinta Annie Jyothirmayi, Ajay Halder, Bijesh Yadav, Santosh Thomas Samuel, Anil Kuruvilla, Ruby Jose

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Cesarean deliveries and maternal weight retention

Kandice A. Kapinos, Olga Yakusheva, Marianne Weiss

01.12.2017 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementing non-invasive prenatal testing into publicly funded antenatal screening services for Down syndrome and other conditions in Aotearoa New Zealand

Sara Filoche, Fiona Cram, Bev Lawton, Angela Beard, Peter Stone

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors influencing the clinical decision-making of midwives: a qualitative study

Darie O. A. Daemers, Evelien B. M. van Limbeek, Hennie A. A. Wijnen, Marianne J. Nieuwenhuijze, Raymond G. de Vries

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The impact of a referral card-based intervention on intimate partner violence, psychosocial health, help-seeking and safety behaviour during pregnancy and postpartum: a randomized controlled trial

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

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Association between very advanced maternal age and adverse pregnancy outcomes: a cross sectional Japanese study

Kohei Ogawa, Kevin Y. Urayama, Shinji Tanigaki, Haruhiko Sago, Shoji Sato, Shigeru Saito, Naho Morisaki

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Weight management during pregnancy: a qualitative study of women’s and care providers’ experiences and perspectives

Sara Holton, Christine East, Jane Fisher

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Multidisciplinary consensus on screening for, diagnosis and management of fetal growth restriction in the Netherlands

Viki Verfaille, Ank de Jonge, Lidwine Mokkink, Myrte Westerneng, Henriëtte van der Horst, Petra Jellema, Arie Franx, IRIS study group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Feasibility of a Smartphone website to support antenatal Perineal massage in pregnant women

Shoko Takeuchi, Shigeko Horiuchi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The MOVE-trial: Monocryl® vs. Vicryl Rapide™ for skin repair in mediolateral episiotomies: a randomized controlled trial

Roeland Odijk, Bernadette Hennipman, Melek Rousian, Khadija Madani, Marja Dijksterhuis, Jan Willem de Leeuw, Arjan van Hof

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Piloting a mHealth intervention to improve newborn care awareness among rural Cambodian mothers: a feasibility study

Shan Huang, Mu Li

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A ten-year study of midwife-led care at an Austrian tertiary care center: a retrospective analysis with special consideration of perineal trauma

Barbara Bodner-Adler, Oliver Kimberger, Julia Griebaum, Peter Husslein, Klaus Bodner

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Retroperitoneal ectopic pregnancy: a case report and review of the literature

Man Yang, Lamu Cidan, Dan Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Women’s attitudes, experiences and compliance concerning the use of Mindfetalness- a method for systematic observation of fetal movements in late pregnancy

Anna Akselsson, Susanne Georgsson, Helena Lindgren, Karin Pettersson, Ingela Rådestad

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal and fetal blood lipid concentrations during pregnancy differ by maternal body mass index: findings from the ROLO study

Aisling A. Geraghty, Goiuri Alberdi, Elizabeth J. O’Sullivan, Eileen C. O’Brien, Brenda Crosbie, Patrick J. Twomey, Fionnuala M. McAuliffe

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Do mobile clinics provide high-quality antenatal care? A comparison of care delivery, knowledge outcomes and perception of quality of care between fixed and mobile clinics in central Haiti

Erica Phillips, Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, Lesly Michaud, Gracia Lionel Fils Pierre, Francoise Vermeylen, David Pelletier

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Fetal heart rate abnormalities during and after external cephalic version: Which fetuses are at risk and how are they delivered?

Simone M. Kuppens, Ida Smailbegovic, Saskia Houterman, Ingrid de Leeuw, Tom H. Hasaart

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Associations of physical activity and sedentary behavior during pregnancy with gestational diabetes mellitus among Asian women in Singapore

Natarajan Padmapriya, Jonathan Y. Bernard, Shen Liang, See Ling Loy, Shirong Cai, Iris Shen Zhe, Kenneth Kwek, Keith M. Godfrey, Peter D. Gluckman, Seang Mei Saw, Yap-Seng Chong, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Falk Müller-Riemenschneider, on behalf of the GUSTO Study Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Establishing partnership with traditional birth attendants for improved maternal and newborn health: a review of factors influencing implementation

Tina Miller, Helen Smith

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intra- versus retroplacental hematomas: a retrospective case-control study on pregnancy outcomes

Johannes Ott, Philipp Pecnik, Regina Promberger, Sophie Pils, Julia Binder, Kinga M. Chalubinski

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Trends in newborn umbilical cord care practices in Sokoto and Bauchi States of Nigeria: the where, who, how, what and the ubiquitous role of traditional birth attendants: a lot quality assurance sampling survey

Dele Abegunde, Nosa Orobaton, Katherine Beal, Amos Bassi, Moyosola Bamidele, Toyin Akomolafe, Francis Ohanyido, Olayinka Umar-Farouk, Saba’atu Danladi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Stillbirth is associated with perceived alterations in fetal activity – findings from an international case control study

Alexander E. P. Heazell, Jane Warland, Tomasina Stacey, Christin Coomarasamy, Jayne Budd, Edwin A. Mitchell, Louise M. O’Brien

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Study protocol: the Labor Progression Study, LAPS - does the use of a dynamic progression guideline in labor reduce the rate of intrapartum cesarean sections in nulliparous women? A multicenter, cluster randomized trial in Norway

Stine Bernitz, Rebecka Dalbye, Pål Øian, Jun Zhang, Torbjørn Moe Eggebø, Ellen Blix

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Level, causes, and risk factors of stillbirth: a population-based case control study from Chandigarh, India

Ariarathinam Newtonraj, Manmeet Kaur, Madhu Gupta, Rajesh Kumar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Measurement properties of comorbidity indices in maternal health research: a systematic review

Kazuyoshi Aoyama, Rohan D’Souza, Eiichi Inada, Stephen E. Lapinsky, Robert A. Fowler

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effect of frenotomy on breastfeeding variables in infants with ankyloglossia (tongue-tie): a prospective before and after cohort study

Kathryn Muldoon, Louise Gallagher, Denise McGuinness, Valerie Smith

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A low-cost uterine balloon tamponade for management of postpartum hemorrhage: modeling the potential impact on maternal mortality and morbidity in sub-Saharan Africa

Tara Herrick, Mercy Mvundura, Thomas F. Burke, Elizabeth Abu-Haydar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Determinants of stillbirth among women deliveries at Amhara region, Ethiopia

Demeke Lakew, Dereje Tesfaye, Haile Mekonnen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Histologic chorioamnionitis does not modulate the oxidative stress and antioxidant status in pregnancies complicated by spontaneous preterm delivery

Laura Fernandes Martin, Natália Prearo Moço, Moisés Diôgo de Lima, Jossimara Polettini, Hélio Amante Miot, Camila Renata Corrêa, Ramkumar Menon, Márcia Guimarães da Silva

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Neonatal outcomes of deliveries in occiput posterior position when delayed pushing is practiced: a cohort study

Kristina Dahlqvist, Maria Jonsson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Behaviour change interventions to reduce second-hand smoke exposure at home in pregnant women – a systematic review and intervention appraisal

Mukesh Dherani, Syeda Nosheen Zehra, Cath Jackson, Veena Satyanaryana, Rumana Huque, Prabha Chandra, Atif Rahman, Kamran Siddiqi

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Video feedback promotes relations between infants and vulnerable first-time mothers: a quasi-experimental study

Ingeborg Hedegaard Kristensen, Marianne Simonsen, Tea Trillingsgaard, Hanne Kronborg

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The impact of pregnancy loss on men’s health and wellbeing: a systematic review

Clemence Due, Stephanie Chiarolli, Damien W. Riggs

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Predictors of prenatal care satisfaction among pregnant women in American Samoa

Oluwaseyi Adeyinka, Anne Marie Jukic, Stephen T. McGarvey, Bethel T. Muasau-Howard, Mata’uitafa Faiai, Nicola L. Hawley

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Family context and individual situation of teens before, during and after pregnancy in Mexico City

Reyna Sámano, Hugo Martínez-Rojano, David Robichaux, Ana Lilia Rodríguez-Ventura, Bernarda Sánchez-Jiménez, Maria de la Luz Hoyuela, Estela Godínez, Selene Segovia

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal iodine status during lactation and infant weight and length in Henan Province, China

Jin Yang, Lin Zhu, Xiaofeng Li, Heming Zheng, Zhe Wang, Zongyu Hao, Yang Liu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Illness recognition and care seeking for maternal complications of pregnancy and birth in rural Amhara and Oromia Regional States of Ethiopia

Lynn Sibley, Yared Amare

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A descriptive study of the health information needs of Kenyan women in the first 6 weeks postpartum

Everlyne Rotich, Liz Wolvaardt

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Characterisation of sucking dynamics of breastfeeding preterm infants: a cross sectional study

Donna T. Geddes, Kok Chooi, Kathryn Nancarrow, Anna R. Hepworth, Hazel Gardner, Karen Simmer

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Key bottlenecks to the provision of safe obstetric anaesthesia in low- income countries; a cross-sectional survey of 64 hospitals in Uganda

Isabella Epiu, Agnes Wabule, Andrew Kambugu, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, Jossy Verel Bahe Tindimwebwa, Gerald Dubowitz

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Perinatal outcomes of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy at a tertiary hospital in Ghana

Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Michael Y. Ntumy, Samuel A. Obed, Joseph D. Seffah

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Experiences and wishes of women regarding systemic aspects of midwifery care in Germany: a qualitative study with focus groups

Elke Mattern, Susanne Lohmann, Gertrud M. Ayerle

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of pertussis vaccination for pregnant women – a systematic review of randomised controlled trials and observational studies

Marie Furuta, Jacqueline Sin, Edmond S. W. Ng, Kay Wang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Associations of childhood maltreatment with pre-pregnancy obesity and maternal postpartum mental health: a cross-sectional study

Michaela Nagl, Franziska Lehnig, Holger Stepan, Birgit Wagner, Anette Kersting

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is the policy of allowing a female labor companion feasible in developing countries? Results from a cross sectional study among Sri Lankan practitioners

Hemantha Senanayake, Rajitha Dilhan Wijesinghe, Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Comparing levocardia and dextrocardia in fetuses with heterotaxy syndrome: prenatal features, clinical significance and outcomes

Xiaofang Wang, Yifan Shi, Shi Zeng, Jiawei Zhou, Jia Zhou, Hongxia Yuan, Lin Wang, Weiyuan Shi, Qichang Zhou

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Severe maternal outcomes and quality of care at district hospitals in Rwanda– a multicentre prospective case-control study

Felix Sayinzoga, Leon Bijlmakers, Koos van der Velden, Jeroen van Dillen

01.12.2017 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Correction to: Protocol for the Emory University African American Vaginal, oral, and gut microbiome in pregnancy cohort study

Elizabeth J. Corwin, Carol J. Hogue, Bradley Pearce, Cherie C. Hill, Timothy D. Read, Jennifer Mulle, Anne L. Dunlop

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Exercise during pregnancy on maternal lipids: a secondary analysis of randomized controlled trial

Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Felipe Lobelo, Ana C. Aguilar-de Plata, Mikel Izquierdo, Antonio García-Hermoso

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

What is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm cephalic/non-cephalic twin pairs? A systematic review and meta-analyses

Catherine Dagenais, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Marinela Grabovac, Amit Mukerji, Sarah D. McDonald

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Associations of intimate partner violence with postnatal health practices in Bihar, India

Sabrina C. Boyce, Lotus McDougal, Jay G. Silverman, Yamini Atmavilas, Diva Dhar, Katherine Hay, Anita Raj

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Lack of controlled studies investigating the risk of postpartum haemorrhage in cesarean delivery after prior use of oxytocin: a scoping review

Karin Bischoff, Monika Nothacker, Cornelius Lehane, Britta Lang, Joerg Meerpohl, Christine Schmucker

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Pre-pregnancy BMI, gestational weight gain and risk of preeclampsia: a birth cohort study in Lanzhou, China

Yawen Shao, Jie Qiu, Huang Huang, Baohong Mao, Wei Dai, Xiaochun He, Hongmei Cui, Xiaojuan Lin, Ling Lv, Dennis Wang, Zhongfeng Tang, Sijuan Xu, Nan Zhao, Min Zhou, Xiaoying Xu, Weitao Qiu, Qing Liu, Yawei Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal characteristics and birth outcomes resulting from births before arrival at health facilities in Nkangala District, South Africa: a case control study

Sikhulile Khupakonke, Andy Beke, Donald H. A. Amoko

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Improving quality of care for maternal and newborn health: a pre-post evaluation of the Safe Childbirth Checklist at a hospital in Bangladesh

Herfina Y. Nababan, Rubana Islam, Shabnam Mostari, Md Tariqujjaman, Malabika Sarker, Mohammad Tajul Islam, Corrina Moucheraud

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Economic evaluation of emergency obstetric care training: a systematic review

Aduragbemi Banke-Thomas, Megan Wilson-Jones, Barbara Madaj, Nynke van den Broek

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Correlates of poor mental health in early pregnancy in obese European women

Matteo C. Sattler, Judith G. M. Jelsma, Annick Bogaerts, David Simmons, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Juan M. Adelantado, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Jürgen Harreiter, Frans A. van Assche, Roland Devlieger, Goele Jans, Sander Galjaard, David Hill, Peter Damm, Elisabeth R. Mathiesen, Ewa Wender-Ozegowska, Agnieszka Zawiejska, Kinga Blumska, Annunziata Lapolla, Maria G. Dalfrà, Alessandra Bertolotto, Fidelma Dunne, Dorte M. Jensen, Lise Lotte T. Andersen, Frank J. Snoek, Mireille N. M. van Poppel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Large reductions in cesarean delivery rates in China: a qualitative study on delivery decision-making in the era of the two-child policy

Eileen Wang, Therese Hesketh

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Changes in prevalence and perinatal outcomes of congenital hydrocephalus among Chinese newborns: a retrospective analysis based on the hospital-based birth defects surveillance system

Ling Yi, Chaomin Wan, Changfei Deng, Xiaohong Li, Kui Deng, Yi Mu, Jun Zhu, Qi Li, Yanping Wang, Li Dai

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Placenta response of inflammation and oxidative stress in low-risk term childbirth: the implication of delivery mode

Yabin Hu, Kun Huang, Yuanfang Sun, Jianqing Wang, Yeqing Xu, Shuangqin Yan, Peng Zhu, Fangbiao Tao

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Sexual dysfunction and mode of delivery in Chinese primiparous women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dazhi Fan, Song Li, Wen Wang, Guo Tian, Li Liu, Song Wu, Xiaoling Guo, Zhengping Liu

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“The co-authors of pregnancy”: leveraging men’s sense of responsibility and other factors for male involvement in antenatal services in Kinshasa, DRC

Michelle M. Gill, John Ditekemena, Aimé Loando, Vicky Ilunga, Marleen Temmerman, Franck Fwamba

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Could a remarkable decrease in leptin and insulin levels from colostrum to mature milk contribute to early growth catch-up of SGA infants?

Marina Nunes, Clécio Homrich da Silva, Vera Lucia Bosa, Juliana Rombaldi Bernardi, Isabel Cristina Ribas Werlang, Marcelo Zubaran Goldani, NESCA Group

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

The decision delivery interval in emergency caesarean section and its associated maternal and fetal outcomes at a referral hospital in northern Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Birjna A. Hirani, Bariki L. Mchome, Nicholaus S. Mazuguni, Michael J. Mahande

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with birth preparedness and complication readiness in Southern Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Eshetu Andarge, Aderajew Nigussie, Mekitie Wondafrash

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Fever in pregnancy and the risk of congenital malformations: a cohort study

L. Sass, S. K. Urhoj, J. Kjærgaard, J. W. Dreier, K. Strandberg-Larsen, A.-M. Nybo Andersen

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Urothelial cells may indicate underlying bacteriuria in pregnancy at term: a comparative study

N. Liou, J. Currie, C. James, J. Malone-Lee, A. L. David

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intrapartum factors associated with neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy: a case-controlled study

Vanessa E. Torbenson, Mary Catherine Tolcher, Kate M. Nesbitt, Christopher E. Colby, Sherif A. EL-Nashar, Bobbie S. Gostout, Amy L. Weaver, Michaela E. Mc Gree, Abimbola O. Famuyide

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Reference ranges for foetal nasal bone length, prenasal thickness, and interocular distance at 18 to 24 weeks’ gestation in low-risk pregnancies

Ayşegül Altunkeser, M. Kazım Körez

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Trend of caesarean deliveries in Egypt and its associated factors: evidence from national surveys, 2005–2014

Rami H. Al Rifai

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Factors associated with postnatal care for newborns in Zambia: analysis of the 2013-14 Zambia demographic and health survey

Bupe B. Bwalya, Mulenga C. Mulenga, James N. Mulenga

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Inclusion of men in maternal and safe motherhood services in inner-city communities in Ghana: evidence from a descriptive cross-sectional survey

Margaret Duah Atuahene, Sylvia Arde-Acquah, Nana Frema Atuahene, Martin Adjuik, John Kuumuori Ganle

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Maternal vitamin D status, gestational diabetes and infant birth size

Helena H. Hauta-alus, Heli T. Viljakainen, Elisa M. Holmlund-Suila, Maria Enlund-Cerullo, Jenni Rosendahl, Saara M. Valkama, Otto M. Helve, Timo K. Hytinantti, Outi M. Mäkitie, Sture Andersson

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Contraceptive use among lactating women in Ganta-Afeshum District, Eastern Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2015: a cross sectional study

Alem Gebremariam, Hadush Gebremariam

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Socioeconomic inequality in periconceptional folic acid supplementation in China: a census of 0.9 million women in their first trimester of pregnancy

Min Liu, Jing Chen, Jue Liu, Shikun Zhang, Qiaomei Wang, Haiping Shen, Yiping Zhang

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Women’s motivations for choosing a high risk birth setting against medical advice in the Netherlands: a qualitative analysis

Martine Hollander, Esteriek de Miranda, Jeroen van Dillen, Irene de Graaf, Frank Vandenbussche, Lianne Holten

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Intravenous iron vs blood for acute post-partum anaemia (IIBAPPA): a prospective randomised trial

Seng Chua, Sarika Gupta, Jennifer Curnow, Beata Gidaszewski, Marjan Khajehei, Hayley Diplock

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Structural and functional network characteristics and facility delivery among women in rural Ghana

Leslie E. Cofie, Clare Barrington, Kavita Singh, Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, Susan Ennett, Suzanne Maman

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Determinants of unmet need for family planning in rural Burkina Faso: a multilevel logistic regression analysis

Joseph K. Wulifan, Albrecht Jahn, Hervé Hien, Patrick Christian Ilboudo, Nicolas Meda, Paul Jacob Robyn, T. Saidou Hamadou, Ousmane Haidara, Manuela De Allegri

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Blood pressure self-monitoring in pregnancy (BuMP) feasibility study; a qualitative analysis of women’s experiences of self-monitoring

Lisa Hinton, Katherine L. Tucker, Sheila M. Greenfield, James A. Hodgkinson, Lucy Mackillop, Christine McCourt, Trisha Carver, Carole Crawford, Margaret Glogowska, Louise Locock, Mary Selwood, Kathryn S. Taylor, Richard J. McManus

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Market mechanisms for newborn health in Nepal

Karsten Lunze, Rosie Dawkins, Abeezer Tapia, Sidharth Anand, Michael Chu, David E. Bloom

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“Once the delivery is done, they have finished”: a qualitative study of perspectives on postnatal care referrals by traditional birth attendants in Ebonyi state, Nigeria

Adanna Chukwuma, Chinyere Mbachu, Jessica Cohen, Thomas Bossert, Margaret McConnell

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

How can we make international comparisons of infant mortality in high income countries based on aggregate data more relevant to policy?

Ania Zylbersztejn, Ruth Gilbert, Anders Hjern, Pia Hardelid

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Effects of demand-side incentives in improving the utilisation of delivery services in Oyam District in northern Uganda: a quasi-experimental study

William Massavon, Calistus Wilunda, Maria Nannini, Robert Kaos Majwala, Caroline Agaro, Emanuela De Vivo, Peter Lochoro, Giovanni Putoto, Bart Criel

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation of the Robson classification in clinical practice:Lithuania’s experience

Justina Kacerauskiene, Egle Bartuseviciene, Dalia Regina Railaite, Meile Minkauskiene, Arnoldas Bartusevicius, Mindaugas Kliucinskas, Renata Simoliuniene, Ruta J. Nadisauskiene

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“I am a person but I am not a person”: experiences of women living with obstetric fistula in the central region of Malawi

Josephine Changole, Viva Combs Thorsen, Ursula Kafulafula

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Implementation of guidelines for multidisciplinary team management of pregnancy in women with pre-existing diabetes or cardiac conditions: results from a UK national survey

Cath Taylor, David R. McCance, Lucy Chappell, Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Sara A. Thorne, Khaled M. K. Ismail, James S. A. Green, Debra Bick

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Risk factors and outcome of patients with eclampsia at a tertiary hospital in Egypt

Ahmad Mahran, Hashem Fares, Reham Elkhateeb, Mahmoud Ibrahim, Haitham Bahaa, Ahmad Sanad, Alaa Gamal, Mohamed Zeeneldin, Eissa Khalifa, Ahmed Abdelghany

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Is unplanned out-of-hospital birth managed by paramedics ‘infrequent’, ‘normal’ and ‘uncomplicated’?

Belinda Flanagan, Bill Lord, Margaret Barnes

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Spontaneous first trimester miscarriage rates per woman among parous women with 1 or more pregnancies of 24 weeks or more

Judy Slome Cohain, Rina E. Buxbaum, David Mankuta

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

“Hypothyroidism screening during first trimester of pregnancy”

María Castillo Lara, Ángel Vilar Sánchez, Consuelo Cañavate Solano, Estefanía Soto Pazos, María Iglesias Álvarez, Carmen González Macías, Carmen Ayala Ortega, Luis Javier Moreno Corral, Juan Jesús Fernández Alba

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A pilot study to understand feasibility and acceptability of stool and cord blood sample collection for a large-scale longitudinal birth cohort

S. R. Bailey, C. L. Townsend, H. Dent, C. Mallet, E. Tsaliki, E. M. Riley, M. Noursadeghi, T. D. Lawley, A. J. Rodger, P. Brocklehurst, N. Field

01.12.2017 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

STRIDER (Sildenafil TheRapy in dismal prognosis early onset fetal growth restriction): an international consortium of randomised placebo-controlled trials

A. Pels, L. C. Kenny, Z. Alfirevic, P. N. Baker, Peter von Dadelszen, C. Gluud, C. T. Kariya, B. W. Mol, A. T. Papageorghiou, A. G. van Wassenaer-Leemhuis, W. Ganzevoort, K. M. Groom, the international STRIDER Consortium

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Women’s social networks and use of facility delivery services for uncomplicated births in North West Ethiopia: a community-based case-control study

Kerebih Asrese, Margaret E. Adamek

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Blood pressure self-monitoring in pregnancy: examining feasibility in a prospective cohort study

Katherine L. Tucker, Kathryn S. Taylor, Carole Crawford, James A. Hodgkinson, Clare Bankhead, Tricia Carver, Elizabeth Ewers, Margaret Glogowska, Sheila M. Greenfield, Lucy Ingram, Lisa Hinton, Khalid S. Khan, Louise Locock, Lucy Mackillop, Christine McCourt, Alexander M. Pirie, Richard Stevens, Richard J. McManus

01.12.2017 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Successful anticoagulant therapy for disseminated intravascular coagulation during conservative management of placenta percreta: a case report and literature review

Shinya Matsuzaki, Kiyoshi Yoshino, Masayuki Endo, Takuji Tomimatsu, Tsuyoshi Takiuchi, Kazuya Mimura, Keiichi Kumasawa, Yutaka Ueda, Tadashi Kimura

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Facility-imposed barriers to early utilization of focused antenatal care services in Mangochi District, Malawi – a mixed methods assessment

Kondwani Chidzammbuyo Mamba, Adamson S. Muula, William Stones

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

Adaptation of the WHO maternal near miss tool for use in sub–Saharan Africa: an International Delphi study

Abera K. Tura, Jelle Stekelenburg, Sicco A. Scherjon, Joost Zwart, Thomas van den Akker, Jos van Roosmalen, Sanne J. Gordijn

01.12.2017 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2017 Open Access

A pilot exploratory investigation on pregnant women’s views regarding STan fetal monitoring technology

Kate Bryson, Chris Wilkinson, Sabrina Kuah, Geoff Matthews, Deborah Turnbull

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