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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 1/2018

Ausgabe 1/2018

Inhaltsverzeichnis ( 508 Artikel )

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Infant feeding practices within a large electronic medical record database

Emily Bartsch, Alison L. Park, Jacqueline Young, Joel G. Ray, Karen Tu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Huge fetal hepatic Hemangioma: prenatal diagnosis on ultrasound and prognosis

Li Jiao-ling, Geng Xiu-ping, Chen Kun-shan, He Qiu-ming, Li Xiao-fen, Yang Bo-yang, Fang Qian

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Male involvement in maternal health: perspectives of opinion leaders

Raymond A. Aborigo, Daniel D. Reidpath, Abraham R. Oduro, Pascale Allotey

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Knowledge of danger signs during pregnancy and subsequent healthcare seeking actions among women in Urban Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Beatrice Mwilike, Gorrette Nalwadda, Mike Kagawa, Khadija Malima, Lilian Mselle, Shigeko Horiuchi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors influencing deliveries at health facilities in a rural Maasai Community in Magadi sub-County, Kenya

Sarah Karanja, Richard Gichuki, Patrick Igunza, Samuel Muhula, Peter Ofware, Josephine Lesiamon, Lepantas Leshore, Lenny Bazira Kyomuhangi-Igbodipe, Josephat Nyagero, Nancy Binkin, David Ojakaa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Influence of weight gain, according to Institute of Medicine 2009 recommendation, on spontaneous preterm delivery in twin pregnancies

Paola Algeri, Francesca Pelizzoni, Davide Paolo Bernasconi, Francesca Russo, Maddalena Incerti, Sabrina Cozzolino, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia, Patrizia Vergani

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Preferred prenatal counselling at the limits of viability: a survey among Dutch perinatal professionals

R. Geurtzen, Arno Van Heijst, Rosella Hermens, Hubertina Scheepers, Mallory Woiski, Jos Draaisma, Marije Hogeveen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A single-center experience with 12 consecutive cases of pregnancy among patients with membranous ventricular septal aneurysm

Kana Wang, Xiaodong Wang, Haiyan Yu, Xinghui Liu, Aiyun Xing, Yong You

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Intrapartum fetal deaths and unexpected neonatal deaths in the Republic of Ireland: 2011 – 2014; a descriptive study

K. McNamara, K. O’Donoghue, R. A. Greene

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cancer related maternal mortality and delay in diagnosis and treatment: a case series on 26 cases

Jorine de Haan, Christianne A. R. Lok, Joke S. Schutte, Lia van Zuylen, Christianne J. M. de Groot

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A comparison of misoprostol vaginal insert and misoprostol vaginal tablets for induction of labor in nulliparous women: a retrospective cohort study

Kjersti Engen Marsdal, Ingvil Krarup Sørbye, Lise C. Gaudernack, Mirjam Lukasse

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Birthplace choices: what are the information needs of women when choosing where to give birth in England? A qualitative study using online and face to face focus groups

Lisa Hinton, Carol Dumelow, Rachel Rowe, Jennifer Hollowell

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Continuity of care is an important and distinct aspect of childbirth experience: findings of a survey evaluating experienced continuity of care, experienced quality of care and women’s perception of labor

Hilde Perdok, Corine J. Verhoeven, Jeroen van Dillen, Tjerk Jan Schuitmaker, Karla Hoogendoorn, Jolanda Colli, François G. Schellevis, Ank de Jonge

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pregnancy outcomes in women taking probiotics or prebiotics: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Alexander Jarde, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Paul Moayyedi, Jennifer C. Stearns, Stephen M. Collins, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D. McDonald

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Epidemiology of unplanned out-of-hospital births attended by paramedics

Gayle McLelland, Lisa McKenna, Amee Morgans, Karen Smith

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Self-medication among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at Makongoro health centre in Mwanza, Tanzania: a challenge to health systems

Karol J. Marwa, Agnes Njalika, Deodatus Ruganuza, Deogratias Katabalo, Erasmus Kamugisha

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Avoiding late preterm deliveries to reduce neonatal complications: an 11-year cohort study

Noémie Bouchet, Angèle Gayet-Ageron, Marina Lumbreras Areta, Riccardo Erennio Pfister, Begoña Martinez de Tejada

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Exercise training during pregnancy reduces circulating insulin levels in overweight/obese women postpartum: secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial (the ETIP trial)

Kirsti K. Garnæs, Siv Mørkved, Kjell Å. Salvesen, Øyvind Salvesen, Trine Moholdt

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors associated with the development of postpartum diabetes in Japanese women with gestational diabetes

Yukari Kugishima, Ichiro Yasuhi, Hiroshi Yamashita, So Sugimi, Yasushi Umezaki, Sachie Suga, Masashi Fukuda, Nobuko Kusuda

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Valuing breastfeeding: a qualitative study of women’s experiences of a financial incentive scheme for breastfeeding

Maxine Johnson, Barbara Whelan, Clare Relton, Kate Thomas, Mark Strong, Elaine Scott, Mary J. Renfrew

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

How do informal information sources influence women’s decision-making for birth? A meta-synthesis of qualitative studies

Ruth A. Sanders, Kenda Crozier

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Care quality following intrauterine death in Spanish hospitals: results from an online survey

Paul Richard Cassidy

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The perceptions and experiences of women who achieved and did not achieve a waterbirth

Lucy Lewis, Yvonne L. Hauck, Caroline Crichton, Courtney Barnes, Corrinne Poletti, Helen Overing, Louise Keyes, Brooke Thomson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Caesarean delivery-related blood transfusion: correlates in a tertiary hospital in Southwest Nigeria

Fatimat M. Akinlusi, Kabiru A. Rabiu, Idayat A. Durojaiye, Adeniyi A. Adewunmi, Tawaqualit A. Ottun, Yusuf A. Oshodi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Experiences of gestational diabetes and gestational diabetes care: a focus group and interview study

Judith Parsons, Katherine Sparrow, Khalida Ismail, Katharine Hunt, Helen Rogers, Angus Forbes

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Emotional and cognitive experiences during the time of diagnosis and decision-making following a prenatal diagnosis: a qualitative study of males presented with congenital heart defect in the fetus carried by their pregnant partner

Tommy Carlsson, Elisabet Mattsson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Spontaneous prematurity in fetuses with congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a retrospective cohort study about prenatal predictive factors

Bruna Maria Lopes Barbosa, Agatha S. Rodrigues, Mario Henrique Burlacchini Carvalho, Roberto Eduardo Bittar, Rossana Pulcineli Vieira Francisco, Lisandra Stein Bernardes

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Definitions, measurements and prevalence of fear of childbirth: a systematic review

C. Nilsson, E. Hessman, H. Sjöblom, A. Dencker, E. Jangsten, M. Mollberg, H. Patel, C. Sparud-Lundin, H. Wigert, C. Begley

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors influencing access of pregnant women and their infants to their local healthcare system: a prospective, multi-centre, observational study

Shabir A. Madhi, Luis M. Rivera, Xavier Sáez-Llorens, Clara Menéndez, Nazira Carrim-Ganey, Mark F. Cotton, Darren Katzman, Mariëtha M. Luttig, Rosalba Candelario, Sherryl Baker, Mahua Roychoudhury

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Low birthweight in rural Cameroon: an analysis of a cut-off value

Valirie Ndip Agbor, Chobufo Ditah, Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Tsi Njim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Women’s decision-making processes and the influences on their mode of birth following a previous caesarean section in Taiwan: a qualitative study

Shu-Wen Chen, Alison M. Hutchinson, Cate Nagle, Tracey K. Bucknall

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Handheld ultrasound to avert maternal and neonatal deaths in 2 regions of the Philippines: an iBuntis® intervention study

Godofreda V. Dalmacion, Ramon T. Reyles, Antonia E. Habana, Lalaine Mae V. Cruz, Maricelle C. Chua, Analyn T. Ngo, Milagros J. Tia-Jocson, Emmanuel S. Baja

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors for stillbirths: how much can a responsive health system prevent?

Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi, Jyoti Sharma, Preeti Negandhi, Monika Chauhan, Siddharth Reddy, Ghanashyam Sethy

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in Ethiopia: a systemic review and meta-analysis

Abadi Kidanemariam Berhe, Getachew Mullu Kassa, Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu, Achenef Asmamaw Muche

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Stakeholders’ perspectives on facilitators of and barriers to the utilisation of and access to maternal health services in Eritrea: a qualitative study

Chol Chol, Cynthia Hunter, Berhane Debru, Berhana Haile, Joel Negin, Robert G. Cumming

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effect of twin-to-twin delivery time intervals on neonatal outcome for second twins

L. Lindroos, A. Elfvin, L. Ladfors, U.-B. Wennerholm

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A qualitative analysis of men’s involvement in maternal and child health as a policy intervention in rural Central Malawi

Elizabeth Mkandawire, Sheryl L. Hendriks

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors associated with intended use of a maternity waiting home in Southern Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Tienke Vermeiden, Floris Braat, Girmay Medhin, Asheber Gaym, Thomas van den Akker, Jelle Stekelenburg

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

“You just need to leave the room when you breastfeed” Breastfeeding experiences among obese women in Sweden – A qualitative study

Ing-Marie Claesson, Lotta Larsson, Linda Steen, Siw Alehagen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Obstetrical provider knowledge and attitudes towards cell–free DNA screening: results of a cross-sectional national survey

Wilson V. Chan, Jo-Ann Johnson, R. Douglas Wilson, Amy Metcalfe

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Anxiety, depression and relationship satisfaction in the pregnancy following stillbirth and after the birth of a live-born baby: a prospective study

Ida Kathrine Gravensteen, Eva-Marie Jacobsen, Per Morten Sandset, Linda Bjørk Helgadottir, Ingela Rådestad, Leiv Sandvik, Øivind Ekeberg

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Experiences with and expectations of maternity waiting homes in Luapula Province, Zambia: a mixed–methods, cross-sectional study with women, community groups and stakeholders

Peggy S. Chibuye, Eva S. Bazant, Michelle Wallon, Namratha Rao, Timothee Fruhauf

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Saving babies’ lives project impact and results evaluation (SPiRE): a mixed methodology study

Kate Widdows, Holly E. Reid, Stephen A. Roberts, Elizabeth M. Camacho, Alexander E. P. Heazell

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Quality medicines in maternal health: results of oxytocin, misoprostol, magnesium sulfate and calcium gluconate quality audits

Chimezie Anyakora, Yetunde Oni, Uchenna Ezedinachi, Adebola Adekoya, Ibrahim Ali, Charles Nwachukwu, Charles Esimone, Victor Abiola, Jude Nwokike

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Associations between social capital and maternal depression: results from a follow-up study in China

Chi Zhou, Weijun Zheng, Qi Yuan, Baodan Zhang, Hao Chen, Weijue Wang, Liu Huang, Liangwen Xu, Lei Yang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cross-sectional survey of knowledge of obstetric danger signs among women in rural Madagascar

Ania Salem, Oriane Lacour, Stefano Scaringella, Josea Herinianasolo, Anne Caroline Benski, Giovanna Stancanelli, Pierre Vassilakos, Patrick Petignat, Nicole Christine Schmidt

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Task shifting in active management of the third stage of labor: a systematic review

Tessa M. Raams, Joyce L. Browne, Verena J. M. M. Festen-Schrier, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch, Marcus J. Rijken

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

First and second trimester urinary metabolic profiles and fetal growth restriction: an exploratory nested case-control study within the infant development and environment study

Gauri Luthra, Ivan Vuckovic, A. Bangdiwala, H. Gray, J. B. Redmon, E. S. Barrett, S. Sathyanarayana, R. H. N. Nguyen, S. H. Swan, S. Zhang, P. Dzeja, S. I. Macura, K. S. Nair

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Development of a tailored strategy to improve postpartum hemorrhage guideline adherence

Suzan M. de Visser, Mallory D. Woiski, Richard P. Grol, Frank P. H. A. Vandenbussche, Marlies E. J. L. Hulscher, Hubertina C. J. Scheepers, Rosella P. M. G. Hermens

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Malignancy during pregnancy in Japan: an exceptional opportunity for early diagnosis

Masayuki Sekine, Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Tabata, Tamotsu Sudo, Ryuichiro Nishimura, Koji Matsuo, Brendan H. Grubbs, Takayuki Enomoto, Tomoaki Ikeda

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Trajectory of vitamin D status during pregnancy in relation to neonatal birth size and fetal survival: a prospective cohort study

Linnea Bärebring, Maria Bullarbo, Anna Glantz, Lena Hulthén, Joy Ellis, Åse Jagner, Inez Schoenmakers, Anna Winkvist, Hanna Augustin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Autonomy and infant feeding decision-making among teenage mothers in a rural and urban setting in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Ngcwalisa Amanda Jama, Aurene Wilford, Lyn Haskins, Anna Coutsoudis, Lenore Spies, Christiane Horwood

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Do pregnancies reduce iron overload in HFE hemochromatosis women? results from an observational prospective study

Virginie Scotet, Philippe Saliou, Marianne Uguen, Carine L’Hostis, Marie-Christine Merour, Céline Triponey, Brigitte Chanu, Jean-Baptiste Nousbaum, Gerald Le Gac, Claude Ferec

01.12.2018 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correction to: Preferred prenatal counselling at the limits of viability: a survey among Dutch perinatal professionals

Ms Rosa Geurtzen, Arno Van Heijst, Rosella Hermens, Hubertina Scheepers, Mallory Woiski, Jos Draaisma, Marije Hogeveen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Barriers to and strategies for addressing the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health workforce: addressing the post-2015 agenda

Caroline S. E. Homer, Sofia Castro Lopes, Andrea Nove, Michaela Michel-Schuldt, Frances McConville, Nester T. Moyo, Martha Bokosi, Petra ten Hoope-Bender

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The association between pre pregnancy body mass index and risk of preeclampsia: a registry based study from Tanzania

Dorah Mrema, Rolv Terje Lie, Truls Østbye, Michael Johnson Mahande, Anne Kjersti Daltveit

01.12.2018 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correction to: An audit of clinical training exposure amongst junior doctors working in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery in 101 hospitals in the United Kingdom

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The short-term economic burden of gestational diabetes mellitus in Italy

Michela Meregaglia, Livia Dainelli, Helen Banks, Chiara Benedetto, Patrick Detzel, Giovanni Fattore

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effectiveness of an educational group intervention in primary healthcare for continued exclusive breast-feeding: PROLACT study

Susana Martín-Iglesias, M. Jesús Santamaría-Martín, Ahinoa Alonso-Álvarez, Milagros Rico-Blázquez, Isabel del Cura-González, Ricardo Rodríguez-Barrientosn, Aurora Barberá-Martín, Teresa Sanz-Cuesta, M. Isabel Coghen-Vigueras, Isabel de Antonio-Ramírez, Isabel Durand-Rincón, Felisa Garrido-Rodriguez, María Jesús Geijo-Rincón, Rebeca Mielgo-Salvador, M. Soledad Morales-Montalvá, M. Asunción Reviriego-Gutiérrez, Carmen Rivero-Garrido, Micaela Ruiz-Calabria, M. Pilar Santamaría-Mechano, Roberto Santiago-Fernández, M. Isabel Sillero-Quintana, Beatriz Soto-Almendro, María Terol-Claramonte, María Villa-Arranz

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Oxidative stress and endothelial function in normal pregnancy versus pre-eclampsia, a combined longitudinal and case control study

Dominique Mannaerts, Ellen Faes, Jan Gielis, Emeline Van Craenenbroeck, Paul Cos, Marc Spaanderman, Wilfried Gyselaers, Jerome Cornette, Yves Jacquemyn

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Laparotomy in women with severe acute maternal morbidity: secondary analysis of a nationwide cohort study

Tom Witteveen, Athanasios Kallianidis, Joost J. Zwart, Kitty W. Bloemenkamp, Jos van Roosmalen, Thomas van den Akker

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Who is the gate keeper for treatment in a fertility clinic in Germany? -baseline results of a prospective cohort study (PinK study)-

Eva Münster, Stephan Letzel, Jasmin Passet-Wittig, Norbert F. Schneider, Bettina Schuhrke, Rudolf Seufert, Ulrike Zier

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Spatial variation in the use of reproductive health services over time: a decomposition analysis

Gordon Abekah-Nkrumah

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Initiation of traditional birth attendants and their traditional and spiritual practices during pregnancy and childbirth in Ghana

Lydia Aziato, Cephas N. Omenyo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Efficacy of serum procalcitonin to predict spontaneous preterm birth in women with threatened preterm labour: a prospective observational study

Guillaume Ducarme, François Desroys du Roure, Aurélie Le Thuaut, Joséphine Grange, Mathilde Vital, Jérôme Dimet

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Caesarean section rate and cost control effectiveness of case payment reform in the new cooperative medical scheme for delivery: evidence from Xi County, China

Shuang Liu, Jing Wang, Liang Zhang, Xiang Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Smoking during pregnancy and harm reduction in birth weight: a cross-sectional study

Mariana Caricati Kataoka, Ana Paula Pinho Carvalheira, Anna Paula Ferrari, Maíra Barreto Malta, Maria Antonieta de Barros Leite Carvalhaes, Cristina Maria Garcia de Lima Parada

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Delayed Lactogenesis II and potential utility of antenatal milk expression in women developing late-onset preeclampsia: a case series

Jill Demirci, Mandy Schmella, Melissa Glasser, Lisa Bodnar, Katherine P. Himes

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of adopting the 2013 World Health Organization criteria for diagnosis of gestational diabetes in a multi-ethnic Asian cohort: a prospective study

Claudia Chi, See Ling Loy, Shiao-Yng Chan, Cherie Choong, Shirong Cai, Shu E. Soh, Kok Hian Tan, Fabian Yap, Peter D. Gluckman, Keith M. Godfrey, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Jerry Kok Yen Chan, Michael S. Kramer, Yap-Seng Chong

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correlation between maternal and umbilical cord blood in pregnant women of Pokhara Valley: a cross sectional study

Sameer Timilsina, Sirisa Karki, Aajeevan Gautam, Pujan Bhusal, Gita Paudel, Deepak Sharma

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal death and delays in accessing emergency obstetric care in Mozambique

Leonardo Antonio Chavane, Patricia Bailey, Osvaldo Loquiha, Martinho Dgedge, Marc Aerts, Marleen Temmerman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Accelerating newborn survival in Ghana through a low-dose, high-frequency health worker training approach: a cluster randomized trial

Patricia P. Gomez, Allyson R. Nelson, Amos Asiedu, Etta Addo, Dora Agbodza, Chantelle Allen, Martha Appiagyei, Cynthia Bannerman, Patience Darko, Julia Duodu, Fred Effah, Hannah Tappis

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Implementing the Baby One Program: a qualitative evaluation of family-centred child health promotion in remote Australian Aboriginal communities

Sandra Campbell, Janya McCalman, Michelle Redman-MacLaren, Karla Canuto, Kristina Vine, Jenny Sewter, Malcolm McDonald

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of inter-twin vascular anastomoses of monochorionic twins with selective intrauterine growth restriction on the contents of placental mitochondria DNA

Yao-Lung Chang, An-Shine Chao, Hsiu-Huei Peng, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, Sheng-Yuan Su, Kuan-Ju Chen, Tzu-Hao Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Feasibility and acceptability of expressive writing with postpartum women: a randomised controlled trial

Rosalind Crawley, Susan Ayers, Susan Button, Alexandra Thornton, Andy P. Field, Suzanne Lee, Andrew Eagle, Robert Bradley, Donna Moore, Gill Gyte, Helen Smith

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

De-medicalization of birth by reducing the use of oxytocin for augmentation among first-time mothers – a prospective intervention study

L. C. Gaudernack, K. F. Frøslie, T. M. Michelsen, N. Voldner, M. Lukasse

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effect of Kenya’s free maternal health care policy on the utilization of health facility delivery services and maternal and neonatal mortality in public health facilities

C. M. Gitobu, P. B. Gichangi, W. O. Mwanda

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Management and obstetric outcomes of 17 heterotopic interstitial pregnancies

Yuan Jiang, Jie Chen, Huaijun Zhou, Mingming Zheng, Ke Han, Jingxian Ling, Xianghong Zhu, Xiaoqiu Tang, Rong Li, Ying Hong

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Antepartum urinary tract infection and postpartum depression in Taiwan – a nationwide population-based study

Jui-Ming Liu, Feng-Hsiang Chiu, Yueh-Ping Liu, Shu-Pin Chen, Hsun-Hao Chan, Jing-Jung Yang, Fung-Wei Chang, Ren-Jun Hsu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of a breastfeeding training DVD on improving breastfeeding knowledge and confidence among healthcare professionals in China

Yuan Ying Ma, Louise L. Wallace, Li Qian Qiu, Joanna Kosmala-Anderson, Naomi Bartle

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

`Whose Shoes?` Can an educational board game engage Ugandan men in pregnancy and childbirth?

Alice Norah Ladur, Edwin van Teijlingen, Vanora Hundley

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Paradox lost on the U.S.-Mexico border: U.S. Latinas and cesarean rates

Theresa Morris, Amanda Gomez, Miriam Naiman-Sessions, Christine H. Morton

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Magnitude and factors associated with adherence to Iron-folic acid supplementation among pregnant women in Eritrean refugee camps, northern Ethiopia

Mekdemariam Getachew, Mebrahtu Abay, Hiwet Zelalem, Tirhas Gebremedhin, Teklit Grum, Alemayehu Bayray

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Antiepileptic drug exposure in pregnancy and pregnancy outcome from national drug usage data

Noni Richards, David Reith, Michael Stitely, Alesha Smith

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Resolution of maternal Mirror syndrome after succesful fetal intrauterine therapy: a case series

Angel Chimenea, Lutgardo García-Díaz, Ana María Calderón, María Moreno-De Las Heras, Guillermo Antiñolo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Lower vitamin D levels in Saudi pregnant women are associated with higher risk of developing GDM

Abdulrahman Al-Ajlan, Sara Al-Musharaf, Mona A. Fouda, Soundararajan Krishnaswamy, Kaiser Wani, Naji J. Aljohani, Amal Al-Serehi, Eman Sheshah, Naemah M. Alshingetti, Iqbah Z. Turkistani, A. Afrah Alharbi, Buthaynah A. Alraqebah, Aisha Mansoor Ali, Gawaher Al-Saeed, Nasser M. Al-Daghri

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A rare case of spontaneous hepatic rupture in a pregnant woman

Xiao Zhou, Meng Zhang, Zhuang Liu, Meili Duan, Lei Dong

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors influencing choice of skilled birth attendance at ANC: evidence from the Kenya demographic health survey

Caroline Nyongesa, Xiaoyue Xu, John J. Hall, William M. Macharia, Faith Yego, Brigid Hall

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Perceptions, careseeking, and experiences pertaining to non-cephalic births in rural Sarlahi District, Nepal: a qualitative study

Naoko Kozuki, Luke C. Mullany, Subarna K. Khatry, James M. Tielsch, Steven C. LeClerq, Caitlin E. Kennedy, Joanne Katz

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Development of a novel motivational interviewing (MI) informed peer-support intervention to support mothers to breastfeed for longer

Rhiannon Phillips, Lauren Copeland, Aimee Grant, Julia Sanders, Nina Gobat, Sally Tedstone, Helen Stanton, Laura Merrett, Stephen Rollnick, Michael Robling, Amy Brown, Billie Hunter, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Sian Regan, Heather Trickey, Shantini Paranjothy

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Enablers and barriers for women with gestational diabetes mellitus to achieve optimal glycaemic control – a qualitative study using the theoretical domains framework

Ruth Martis, Julie Brown, Judith McAra-Couper, Caroline A. Crowther

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Vaginal birth after caesarean versus elective repeat caesarean delivery after one previous caesarean section: a cost-effectiveness analysis in four European countries

Maaike Fobelets, Katrien Beeckman, Gilles Faron, Déirdre Daly, Cecily Begley, Koen Putman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Adaptation of an evidence-based postpartum depression intervention: feasibility and acceptability of mothers and babies 1-on-1

S. Darius Tandon, Julie A. Leis, Erin A. Ward, Hannah Snyder, Tamar Mendelson, Deborah F. Perry, Mya Carter, Jaime Hamil, Huynh-Nhu Le

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effectiveness and safety of moderate-intensity aerobic water exercise during pregnancy for reducing use of epidural analgesia during labor: protocol for a randomized clinical trial

Araceli Navas, Catalina Artigues, Alfonso Leiva, Elena Portells, Aina Soler, Antonia Cladera, Silvia Ortas, Margarita Alomar, Marina Gual, Concepción Manzanares, Marina Brunet, Magdalena Julià, Lidia López, Lorena Granda, Miquel Bennasar-Veny, Mari Carmen Carrascosa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Patterns of caesarean section in HIV infected and non-infected women in Malawi: is caesarean section used for PMTCT?

Lyson Tenthani, Joep J. van Oosterhout, Andreas D. Haas, Malango Msukwa, Nozgechi Phiri, Frank Chimbwandira, Kali Tal, Karoline Aebi-Popp, Janne Estill, Olivia Keiser

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Exploring barriers to the use of formal maternal health services and priority areas for action in Sidama zone, southern Ethiopia

Aschenaki Z. Kea, Olivia Tulloch, Daniel G. Datiko, Sally Theobald, Maryse C. Kok

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Interpersonal communication regarding pregnancy-related services: friends versus health professionals as conduits for information

Leanne Dougherty, Emily Stammer, Thomas W. Valente

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Where we should focus? Myths and misconceptions of long acting contraceptives in Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's Region, Ethiopia: qualitative study

Misganu Endriyas, Akine Eshete, Emebet Mekonnen, Tebeje Misganaw, Mekonnen Shiferaw

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A systematic review of non-antibiotic measures for the prevention of urinary tract infections in pregnancy

Flavia Ghouri, Amelia Hollywood, Kath Ryan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Creating an Optimality Index – Netherlands: a validation study

Suzanne M. Thompson, Marianne J. Nieuwenhuijze, Luc Budé, Raymond de Vries, Lisa Kane Low

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Access factors linked to maternal deaths in Lundazi district, Eastern Province of Zambia: a case control study analysing maternal death reviews

Nkumbula Moyo, Mpundu Makasa, Mumbi Chola, Patrick Musonda

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mobile-health tool to improve maternal and neonatal health care in Bangladesh: a cluster randomized controlled trial

Ruoyan Gai Tobe, Syed Emdadul Haque, Kiyoko Ikegami, Rintaro Mori

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Midwives’ perceptions on using a fetoscope and Doppler for fetal heart rate assessments during labor: a qualitative study in rural Tanzania

Paschal Francis Mdoe, Hege Langli Ersdal, Estomih Mduma, Robert Moshiro, Hussein Kidanto, Columba Mbekenga

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Absolute income is a better predictor of coverage by skilled birth attendance than relative wealth quintiles in a multicountry analysis: comparison of 100 low- and middle-income countries

Gary Joseph, Inácio C. M. da Silva, Günther Fink, Aluisio J. D. Barros, Cesar G. Victora

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

‘I didn’t think you were allowed that, they didn’t mention that.’ A qualitative study exploring women’s perceptions of home birth

Jo Naylor Smith, Beck Taylor, Karen Shaw, Alistair Hewison, Sara Kenyon

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Predictors of women’s utilization of primary health care for skilled pregnancy care in rural Nigeria

Friday Okonofua, Lorretta Ntoimo, Julius Ogungbangbe, Seun Anjorin, Wilson Imongan, Sanni Yaya

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and factors associated with preterm birth at kenyatta national hospital

Peter Wagura, Aggrey Wasunna, Ahmed Laving, Dalton Wamalwa, Paul Ng’ang’a

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy with Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) among postpartum women in Zomba District, Malawi: a cross-sectional study

Steven Chifundo Azizi, Gershom Chongwe, Helen Chipukuma, Choolwe Jacobs, Jessy Zgambo, Charles Michelo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Psycho-social impact of stillbirths on women and their families in Tamil Nadu, India – a qualitative study

Vijayaprasad Gopichandran, Sudharshini Subramaniam, Maria Jusler Kalsingh

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Tolerability of trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine among pregnant women, 2015

Suvanna Asavapiriyanont, Wanitchaya Kittikraisak, Piyarat Suntarattiwong, Darunee Ditsungnoen, Surasak Kaoiean, Podjanee Phadungkiatwatana, Nattinee Srisantiroj, Tawee Chotpitayasunondh, Fatimah S. Dawood, Kim A. Lindblade

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence, risk factors and associated adverse pregnancy outcomes of anaemia in Chinese pregnant women: a multicentre retrospective study

Li Lin, Yumei Wei, Weiwei Zhu, Chen Wang, Rina Su, Hui Feng, Huixia Yang, on behalf of the Gestational diabetes mellitus Prevalence Survey (GPS) study Group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Validation of a self-administered web-based 24-hour dietary recall among pregnant women

Claudia Savard, Simone Lemieux, Jacynthe Lafrenière, Catherine Laramée, Julie Robitaille, Anne-Sophie Morisset

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors associated with caesarean deliveries among child-bearing women in Pakistan: secondary analysis of data from the Demographic and Health Survey, 2012–13

Aaisha Amjad, Uzair Amjad, Rubeena Zakar, Ahmed Usman, Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Florian Fischer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Barriers to identifying eating disorders in pregnancy and in the postnatal period: a qualitative approach

Amanda Bye, Jill Shawe, Debra Bick, Abigail Easter, Megan Kash-Macdonald, Nadia Micali

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of a novel vital sign device to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity in low-resource settings: a mixed method feasibility study for the CRADLE-3 trial

Nicola Vousden, Elodie Lawley, Hannah L. Nathan, Paul T. Seed, Adrian Brown, Tafadzwa Muchengwa, Umesh Charantimath, Mrutyunjaya Bellad, Muchabayiwa Francis Gidiri, Shivaprasad Goudar, Lucy C. Chappell, Jane Sandall, Andrew H. Shennan, on behalf of the CRADLE Trial Collaborative Group

01.12.2018 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correction to: Improving implementation of health promotion interventions for maternal and newborn health

Helen Smith, Anayda Portela, Cicely Marston

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Use of dietary supplements by pregnant women in Colombia

Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Héctor Reynaldo Triana-Reina, Emilio González-Jiménez, Jacqueline Schmidt-RioValle, Katherine González-Ruíz

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Accuracy of immediate antepartum ultrasound estimated fetal weight and its impact on mode of delivery and outcome - a cohort analysis

Johannes Stubert, Adam Peschel, Michael Bolz, Änne Glass, Bernd Gerber

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Facilitating autonomous, confident and satisfying choices: a mixed-method study of women’s choice-making in prenatal screening for common aneuploidies

An Chen, Henni Tenhunen, Paulus Torkki, Antti Peltokorpi, Seppo Heinonen, Paul Lillrank, Vedran Stefanovic

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes complicated by psychosis among pregnant women in the United States

Qiu-Yue Zhong, Bizu Gelaye, Gregory L. Fricchione, Paul Avillach, Elizabeth W. Karlson, Michelle A. Williams

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The experience of women with an eating disorder in the perinatal period: a meta-ethnographic study

Sarah Fogarty, Rakime Elmir, Phillipa Hay, Virginia Schmied

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A comparison of practices, distributions and determinants of birth attendance in two divisions with highest and lowest skilled delivery attendance in Bangladesh

Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Vanessa Burrowes, Allysha Choudhury, Atia Sharmeen, Swagata Ghosh, Anna Kalbarczyk

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effect of implementation strength of basic emergency obstetric and newborn care (BEmONC) on facility deliveries and the met need for BEmONC at the primary health care level in Ethiopia

Gizachew Tadele Tiruneh, Ali Mehryar Karim, Bilal Iqbal Avan, Nebreed Fesseha Zemichael, Tewabech Gebrekiristos Wereta, Deepthi Wickremasinghe, Zinar Nebi Keweti, Zewditu Kebede, Wuleta Aklilu Betemariam

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effect of epidural education on Primigravid Women’s decision to request epidural analgesia: a cross-sectional study

Maha Heshaam Alakeely, Arwa khalaf Almutari, Ghadah Abdulrhman Alhekail, Zainah Ahmad Abuoliat, Alaa Althubaiti, Laila Abdul-Rahman AboItai, Hanan Al-Kadri

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

They receive antenatal care in health facilities, yet do not deliver there: predictors of health facility delivery by women in rural Ghana

Michael Boah, Abraham B. Mahama, Emmanuel A. Ayamga

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Development of a melting-curve based multiplex real-time PCR assay for simultaneous detection of Streptococcus agalactiae and genes encoding resistance to macrolides and lincosamides

Eliane Saori Otaguiri, Ana Elisa Belotto Morguette, Alexandre Tadachi Morey, Eliandro Reis Tavares, Gilselena Kerbauy, Rosângela S. L. de Almeida Torres, Mauricio Chaves Júnior, Maria Cristina Bronharo Tognim, Viviane Monteiro Góes, Marco Aurélio Krieger, Marcia Regina Eches Perugini, Lucy Megumi Yamauchi, Sueli Fumie Yamada-Ogatta

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

How does a lifestyle intervention during pregnancy influence perceived barriers to leisure-time physical activity? The Norwegian fit for delivery study, a randomized controlled trial

Lene A. H. Haakstad, Ingvild Vistad, Linda Reme Sagedal, Hilde Lohne-Seiler, Monica K. Torstveit

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

High pregnancy incidence and low contraceptive use among a prospective cohort of female entertainment and sex workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Putu Duff, Jennifer L. Evans, Ellen S. Stein, Kimberly Page, Lisa Maher, on behalf of the Young Women’s Health Study Collaborative

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Measurement error of mean sac diameter and crown-rump length among pregnant women at Mulago hospital, Uganda

Sam Ali, Rosemary Kusaba Byanyima, Sam Ononge, Jerry Ictho, Jean Nyamwiza, Emmanuel Lako Ernesto Loro, John Mukisa, Angella Musewa, Annet Nalutaaya, Ronald Ssenyonga, Ismael Kawooya, Benjamin Temper, Achilles Katamba, Joan Kalyango, Charles Karamagi

01.12.2018 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correction to: A randomised controlled demonstration trial of multifaceted nutritional intervention and or probiotics: the healthy mums and babies (HUMBA) trial

Karaponi Okesene-Gafa, Minglan Li, Rennae S. Taylor, John M. D. Thompson, Caroline A. Crowther, Christopher J. D. McKinlay, Lesley M. E. McCowan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal bleeding complications following early versus delayed umbilical cord clamping in multiple pregnancies

Chayatat Ruangkit, Matthew Leon, Kasim Hassen, Katherine Baker, Debra Poeltler, Anup Katheria

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Spontaneous uterine rupture and surgical repair at 21 weeks gestation with progression to live birth: a case report

Lesley Hawkins, Deborah Robertson, Helena Frecker, Howard Berger, Abheha Satkunaratnam

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Vomiting in pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of low birth weight: a cohort study

Clive J. Petry, Ken K. Ong, Kathryn Beardsall, Ieuan A. Hughes, Carlo L. Acerini, David B. Dunger

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Intermittent fetal heart rate monitoring using a fetoscope or hand held Doppler in rural Tanzania: a randomized controlled trial

Paschal Francis Mdoe, Hege L. Ersdal, Estomih R. Mduma, Jeffrey M. Perlman, Robert Moshiro, Peter T. Wangwe, Hussein Kidanto

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Group B streptococci vaginal colonization and drug susceptibility pattern among pregnant women attending in selected public antenatal care centers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Solomon Assefa, Kassu Desta, Tsehaynesh Lema

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Automated electrohysterographic detection of uterine contractions for monitoring of pregnancy: feasibility and prospects

C. Muszynski, T. Happillon, K. Azudin, J.-B. Tylcz, D. Istrate, C. Marque

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy – association with pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and 4-6 months post-partum

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

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Expectant fathers’ participation in antenatal care services in Papua New Guinea: a qualitative inquiry

Jessica Davis, Cathy Vaughan, Justine Nankinga, Lisa Davidson, Hellen Kigodi, Eileen Alalo, Liz Comrie-Thomson, Stanley Luchters

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

What is the result of vaginal cleansing with chlorhexidine during labour on maternal and neonatal infections? A systematic review of randomised trials with meta-analysis

Charlotte Bell, Laura Hughes, Trevor Akister, Vin Ramkhelawon, Amie Wilson, David Lissauer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

‘Elective caesarean section at 38–39 weeks gestation compared to > 39 weeks on neonatal outcomes: a prospective cohort study

Reihaneh Pirjani, Motahareh Afrakhteh, Mahdi Sepidarkish, Shahin Nariman, Mahboobeh Shirazi, Ashraf Moini, Ladan Hosseini

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Changes in serum prolactin level during intracytoplasmic sperm injection, and effect on clinical pregnancy rate: a prospective observational study

Ahmed Kamel, Ayman A. Halim, Mohamed Shehata, Salwa AlFarra, Yahia El-faissal, Wafaa Ramadan, Ahmed M. Hussein

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Views on spousal support during delivery: a Turkey experience

Sermin Timur Taşhan, Yıldız Duru

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Haematological and fibrinolytic status of Nigerian women with post-partum haemorrhage

Ian Roberts, Haleema Shakur, Bukola Fawole, Modupe Kuti, Oladapo Olayemi, Adenike Bello, Olayinka Ogunbode, Taiwo Kotila, Chris O. Aimakhu, Tolulase Olutogun, Beverley J. Hunt, Sumaya Huque

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effect of pre-pregnancy hair dye exposure on infant birth weight: a nested case-control study

Chao Jiang, Qingzhi Hou, Yaling Huang, Juan Ye, Xiaolian Qin, Yu Zhang, Wen Meng, Qiuyan Wang, Yonghua Jiang, Haiying Zhang, Mujun Li, Zengnan Mo, Xiaobo Yang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Male partner attendance at antenatal care and adherence to antenatal care guidelines: secondary analysis of 2011 Ethiopian demographic and health survey data

Faye Forbes, Karen Wynter, Catherine Wade, Berihun M. Zeleke, Jane Fisher

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Plasma inflammatory and immune proteins as predictors of intra-amniotic infection and spontaneous preterm delivery in women with preterm labor: a retrospective study

Hyunsoo Park, Kyo Hoon Park, Yu Mi Kim, Song Yi Kook, Se Jeong Jeon, Ha-Na Yoo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Use of an electronic Partograph: feasibility and acceptability study in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Lindsay Elizabeth Litwin, Christina Maly, Asma Ramadan Khamis, Cyndi Hiner, Jérémie Zoungrana, Khadija Mohamed, Mary Drake, Michael Machaku, Mustafa Njozi, Salhiya Ali Muhsin, Yusuph K. Kulindwa, Patricia P. Gomez

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effectiveness of an online intervention in preventing excessive gestational weight gain: the e-moms roc randomized controlled trial

Christine M. Olson, Susan W. Groth, Meredith L. Graham, Jennifer E. Reschke, Myla S. Strawderman, Isabel Diana Fernandez

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Misoprostol vaginal insert versus misoprostol vaginal tablets for the induction of labour: a cohort study

Daniele Bolla, Saskia Vanessa Weissleder, Anda-Petronela Radan, Maria Luisa Gasparri, Luigi Raio, Martin Müller, Daniel Surbek

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Companionship during facility-based childbirth: results from a mixed-methods study with recently delivered women and providers in Kenya

Patience Afulani, Caroline Kusi, Leah Kirumbi, Dilys Walker

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The treatment of booking gestational diabetes mellitus (TOBOGM) pilot randomised controlled trial

David Simmons, Jodie Nema, Chloe Parton, Lisa Vizza, Annette Robertson, Rohit Rajagopal, Jane Ussher, Janette Perz

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pregnancy outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus diagnosed according to the WHO-2013 and WHO-1999 diagnostic criteria: a multicentre retrospective cohort study

Eva A. R. Goedegebure, Sarah H. Koning, Klaas Hoogenberg, Fleurisca J. Korteweg, Helen L. Lutgers, Mattheus J. M. Diekman, Eva Stekkinger, Paul P. van den Berg, Joost J. Zwart

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators of dental service utilization of pregnant women: A triangulation approach

Hoda Bahramian, Simin Z. Mohebbi, Mohammad Reza Khami, Rocio Beatriz Quinonez

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Construction and pilot test of a set of indicators to assess the implementation and effectiveness of the who safe childbirth checklist

Pedro J. Saturno-Hernández, María Fernández-Elorriaga, Ismael Martínez-Nicolás, Ofelia Poblano-Verástegui

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to preventive interventions for the development of obstetric fistulas among women in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review

Eniya Lufumpa, Lucy Doos, Antje Lindenmeyer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Physical activity for antenatal and postnatal depression in women attempting to quit smoking: randomised controlled trial

Amanda Daley, Muhammad Riaz, Sarah Lewis, Paul Aveyard, Tim Coleman, Isaac Manyonda, Robert West, Beth Lewis, Bess Marcus, Adrian Taylor, Judith Ibison, Andrew Kent, Michael Ussher

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

First child’s impact on parental relationship: an existential perspective

Christina Prinds, Ole Mogensen, Niels Christian Hvidt, Mette Bliddal

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effects of centering pregnancy on maternal and fetal outcomes in northern Nigeria; a prospective cohort analysis

George I. Eluwa, Sylvia B. Adebajo, Kwasi Torpey, Oladapo Shittu, Shittu Abdu-Aguye, Daniel Pearlman, Umma Bawa, Aira Olorukooba, Hadiza Khamofu, Robert Chiegli

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A cohort of women with ectopic pregnancy: challenges in diagnosis and management in a rural hospital in a low-income country

R. Mooij, G. C. Mgalega, I. H. Mwampagatwa, J. van Dillen, J. Stekelenburg

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Low birth weight among term newborns in Wolaita Sodo town, South Ethiopia: a facility based cross-sectional study

Samson Kastro, Tsegaye Demissie, Bereket Yohannes

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Determination of medical abortion success by women and community health volunteers in Nepal using a symptom checklist

Kathryn L. Andersen, Mary Fjerstad, Indira Basnett, Shailes Neupane, Valerie Acre, Sharad Sharma, Emily Jackson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors for Korean women to develop an isthmocele after a cesarean section

IY Park, MR Kim, HN Lee, Y Gen, MJ Kim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A qualitative study about the gendered experiences of motherhood and perinatal mortality in mountain villages of Nepal: implications for improving perinatal survival

Mohan Paudel, Sara Javanparast, Gouranga Dasvarma, Lareen Newman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Caesarean section audit to improve quality of care in a rural referral hospital in Tanzania

Luuk Dekker, Tessa Houtzager, Omary Kilume, John Horogo, Jos van Roosmalen, Angelo Sadock Nyamtema

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mobility patterns and associated factors among pregnant internal migrant women in China: a cross-sectional study from a National Monitoring Survey

Ying Ji, Xiaoping Zhao, Zhili Wang, Shenglan Liu, Yang Shen, Chun Chang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Urinary iodine concentration and thyroid volume of pregnant women attending antenatal care in two selected hospitals in Ashanti Region, Ghana: a comparative cross-sectional study

Daniel Gyamfi, Yaw Amo Wiafe, Kwabena Owusu Danquah, Ernest Adankwah, Gertrude Akua Amissah, Angela Odame

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Women’s experiences of continuous support during childbirth: a meta-synthesis

Petronellah Lunda, Catharina Susanna Minnie, Petronella Benadé

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Safety of a condom uterine balloon tamponade (ESM-UBT) device for uncontrolled primary postpartum hemorrhage among facilities in Kenya and Sierra Leone

Aparna Ramanathan, Melody J. Eckardt, Brett D. Nelson, Moytrayee Guha, Monica Oguttu, Zaid Altawil, Thomas Burke

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Seroprevalence of HIV, HTLV, CMV, HBV and rubella virus infections in pregnant adolescents who received care in the city of Belém, Pará, Northern Brazil

Aubaneide Batista Guerra, Leonardo Quintão Siravenha, Rogério Valois Laurentino, Rosimar Neris Martins Feitosa, Vânia Nakauth Azevedo, Antonio Carlos Rosário Vallinoto, Ricardo Ishak, Luiz Fernando Almeida Machado

01.12.2018 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Report on an international workshop on kangaroo mother care: lessons learned and a vision for the future

Adriano Cattaneo, Adidja Amani, Nathalie Charpak, Socorro De Leon-Mendoza, Sarah Moxon, Somashekhar Nimbalkar, Giorgio Tamburlini, Julieta Villegas, Anne-Marie Bergh

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Trends and factors associated with early initiation of breastfeeding in Namibia: analysis of the Demographic and Health Surveys 2000–2013

M. N. Ndirangu, S. M. Gatimu, H. M. Mwinyi, D. C. Kibiwott

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between skilled maternal healthcare and postpartum contraceptive use in Ethiopia

Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Tensae Tadesse Mekonnen, Zelalem Birhanu Mengesha, Katherine Tumlinson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

DELAY on first antenatal care visit and its associated factors among pregnant women in public health facilities of Debre Markos town, North West Ethiopia

Atsede Alle Ewunetie, Alemtsehay Mekonnen Munea, Belsity Temesgen Meselu, Muluye Molla Simeneh, Bekele Tesfaye Meteku

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Why do patients decline amniocentesis? Analysis of factors influencing the decision to refuse invasive prenatal testing

Pawel Sadlecki, Marek Grabiec, Pawel Walentowicz, Malgorzata Walentowicz-Sadlecka

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Uptake of skilled attendance along the continuum of care in rural Western Kenya: selected analysis from Global Health initiative survey-2012

Winfred Mwangi, Onesmus Gachuno, Meghna Desai, David Obor, Vincent Were, Frank Odhiambo, Amek Nyaguara, Kayla F. Laserson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Delivery of the second twin: influence of presentation on neonatal outcome, a case controlled study

Gerhard Bogner, Valentina Wallner, Claudius Fazelnia, Martina Strobl, Birgit Volgger, Thorsten Fischer, Volker R. Jacobs

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Short term sequelae of preeclampsia: a single center cohort study

Michael Girsberger, Catherine Muff, Irene Hösli, Michael Jan Dickenmann

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Enablers and barriers to physical activity in overweight and obese pregnant women: an analysis informed by the theoretical domains framework and COM-B model

C. Flannery, S. McHugh, A. E. Anaba, E. Clifford, M. O’Riordan, L. C. Kenny, F. M. McAuliffe, P. M. Kearney, M. Byrne

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Identifying and assessing the benefits of interventions for postnatal depression: a systematic review of economic evaluations

Binu Gurung, Louise J. Jackson, Mark Monahan, Ruth Butterworth, Tracy E. Roberts

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Screening for congenital fetal anomalies in low risk pregnancy: the Kenyatta National Hospital experience

Callen Kwamboka Onyambu, Norah Mukiri Tharamba

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Attitudes of U.S. Hispanic and non-Hispanic women toward congenital CMV prevention behaviors: a cross sectional study

Rosemary Thackeray, Brianna M. Magnusson, Erica Bennion, Natalia N. Nielsen, Ryan J. Bailey

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A cross-sectional survey investigating women’s information sources, behaviour, expectations, knowledge and level of satisfaction on advice received about diet and supplements before and during pregnancy

Gillian Funnell, Kevin Naicker, John Chang, Natasha Hill, Reem Kayyali

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Dietary practices and associated factors during pregnancy in northwestern Ethiopia

Amanuel Nana, Tona Zema

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Do provider birth attitudes influence cesarean delivery rate: a cross-sectional study

Emily White VanGompel, Elliott K. Main, Daniel Tancredi, Joy Melnikow

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Gestational weight gain in Chinese women -- results from a retrospective cohort in Changsha, China

Xin Huang, Hongzhuan Tan, Ming Cai, Ting Shi, Chunmei Mi, Jun Lei

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors for peripartum hysterectomy among women with postpartum haemorrhage: analysis of data from the WOMAN trial

Sumaya Huque, Ian Roberts, Bukola Fawole, Rizwana Chaudhri, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Haleema Shakur-Still

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Antidepressant use during pregnancy and the risk of developing gestational hypertension: a retrospective cohort study

Neily Zakiyah, Loes F. ter Heijne, Jens H. Bos, Eelko Hak, Maarten J. Postma, Catharina C. M. Schuiling-Veninga

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Paternal characteristics associated with maternal periconceptional use of folic acid supplementation

Jan Helge Seglem Mortensen, Nina Øyen, Roy M. Nilsen, Tatiana Fomina, Steinar Tretli, Tone Bjørge

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Survival of low birthweight neonates in Uganda: analysis of progress between 1995 and 2011

Malachi Ochieng Arunda, Anette Agardh, Benedict Oppong Asamoah

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Birth preparedness and complication readiness among pregnant women admitted in a rural hospital in Rwanda

Patrick Smeele, Richard Kalisa, Marianne van Elteren, Jos van Roosmalen, Thomas van den Akker

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Hepatic infarction induced by HELLP syndrome: a case report and review of the literature

Qinyue Guo, Zhengfei Yang, Jian Guo, Lei Zhang, Lan Gao, Bo Zhou, Qindong Shi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Regional variations in childbirth interventions in the Netherlands: a nationwide explorative study

A. E. Seijmonsbergen-Schermers, D. C. Zondag, M. Nieuwenhuijze, T. Van den Akker, C. J. Verhoeven, C. Geerts, F. Schellevis, A. De Jonge

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of maternal supplement beverage with and without probiotics during pregnancy and lactation on maternal and infant health: a randomized controlled trial in the Philippines

Jacinto Mantaring, Jalil Benyacoub, Raul Destura, Sophie Pecquet, Karine Vidal, Sheri Volger, Valerie Guinto

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Inequalities in maternal health care utilization in Benin: a population based cross-sectional study

Sanni Yaya, Olalekan A. Uthman, Agbessi Amouzou, Michael Ekholuenetale, Ghose Bishwajit

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Common carotid artery intima-media thickness increases throughout the pregnancy cycle: a prospective cohort study

Nancy Anderson Niemczyk, Marianne Bertolet, Janet M. Catov, Mansi Desai, Candace K. McClure, James M. Roberts, Akira Sekikawa, Ping Guo Tepper, Emma J. Barinas-Mitchell

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of and risk factors associated with sexual health issues in primiparous women at 6 and 12 months postpartum; a longitudinal prospective cohort study (the MAMMI study)

Deirdre O’Malley, Agnes Higgins, Cecily Begley, Deirdre Daly, Valerie Smith

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Influences on birth spacing intentions and desired interventions among women who have experienced a poor obstetric outcome in Lilongwe Malawi: a qualitative study

Dawn M. Kopp, Agatha Bula, Suzanne Maman, Lameck Chinula, Mercy Tsidya, Mwawi Mwale, Jennifer H. Tang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Associations with perineal trauma during childbirth at home and in health facilities in indigenous municipalities in southern Mexico: a cross-sectional cluster survey

Abraham de Jesús-García, Sergio Paredes-Solís, Geovani Valtierra-Gil, Felipe Rene Serrano-de los Santos, Belén Madeline Sánchez-Gervacio, Robert J. Ledogar, Neil Andersson, Anne Cockcroft

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Population-based trends and risk factors of early- and late-onset preeclampsia in Taiwan 2001–2014

Shu-Han You, Po-Jen Cheng, Ting-Ting Chung, Chang-Fu Kuo, Hsien-Ming Wu, Pao-Hsien Chu

01.12.2018 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Sodium valproate in pregnancy: what are the risks and should we use a shared decision-making approach?

Alastair Macfarlane, Trisha Greenhalgh

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The mindful moms training: development of a mindfulness-based intervention to reduce stress and overeating during pregnancy

Cassandra Vieten, Barbara A. Laraia, Jean Kristeller, Nancy Adler, Kimberly Coleman-Phox, Nicole R. Bush, Helané Wahbeh, Larissa G. Duncan, Elissa Epel

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Determinants of infant mortality for children of women prisoners: a longitudinal linked data study

Caitlin McMillen Dowell, Gloria C. Mejia, David B. Preen, Leonie Segal

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Home deliveries in the capital: a qualitative exploration of barriers to institutional deliveries in peri-urban areas of Lusaka, Zambia

Tamara Mulenga, Misinzo Moono, Martha Mwendafilumba, Albert Manasyan, Anjali Sharma

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The characterisation of overweight and obese women who are under reporting energy intake during pregnancy

L. J. Moran, S. A. McNaughton, Z. Sui, C. Cramp, A. R. Deussen, R. M. Grivell, J. M. Dodd

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Assessment of quality of obstetric care in Zimbabwe using the standard primipara

Bothwell Takaingofa Guzha, Thulani Lesley Magwali, Bismark Mateveke, Maxwell Chirehwa, George Nyandoro, Stephen Peter Munjanja

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Delayed interval delivery of the second twin in a woman with altered markers of inflammation

George Daskalakis, Panagiotis Fotinopoulos, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Mariana Theodora, Panagiotis Antsaklis, Michail Sindos, Nikolaos Papantoniou, Dimitrios Loutradis

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pregnancy complicated with PFAPA (periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis and cervical adenitis) syndrome: a case report

Kuniaki Ota, Joanne Kwak-Kim, Toshifumi Takahashi, Hideki Mizunuma

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

How did episiotomy rates change from 2007 to 2014? Population-based study in France

Karine Goueslard, Jonathan Cottenet, Adrien Roussot, Christophe Clesse, Paul Sagot, Catherine Quantin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pregnant women’s experiences with an integrated diagnostic and decision support device for antenatal care in Ghana

Ibukun-Oluwa Omolade Abejirinde, Renate Douwes, Azucena Bardají, Rudolf Abugnaba-Abanga, Marjolein Zweekhorst, Jos van Roosmalen, Vincent De Brouwere

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Support provided by midwives to women during labour in a public hospital, Limpopo Province, South Africa: a participant observation study

Maria S. Maputle

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

‘When helpers hurt’: women’s and midwives’ stories of obstetric violence in state health institutions, Colombo district, Sri Lanka

Dinusha Perera, Ragnhild Lund, Katarina Swahnberg, Berit Schei, Jennifer J. Infanti, on behalf of the ADVANCE study team

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Arterial/venous thrombosis, fetal loss and stillbirth in pregnant women with systemic lupus erythematosus versus primary and secondary antiphospholipid syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Mohammad Zafooruddin Sani Soogund, Feng Huang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Women’s experiences of disrespect and abuse in maternity care facilities in Benue State, Nigeria

Joy Orpin, Shuby Puthussery, Rosemary Davidson, Barbara Burden

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Identifying the risk: a prospective cohort study examining postpartum haemorrhage in a regional Australian health service

Lauren Kearney, Mary Kynn, Rachel Reed, Lisa Davenport, Jeanine Young, Keppel Schafer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The impact of early outcome events on the effect of tranexamic acid in post-partum haemorrhage: an exploratory subgroup analysis of the WOMAN trial

Amy Brenner, Haleema Shakur-Still, Rizwana Chaudhri, Bukola Fawole, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, Ian Roberts, on behalf of the WOMAN Trial Collaborators

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pregnancy-related morbidity and risk factors for fatal foetal outcomes in the Taabo health and demographic surveillance system, Côte d’Ivoire

Siaka Koné, Eveline Hürlimann, Nahoua Baikoro, Daouda Dao, Bassirou Bonfoh, Eliézer K. N’Goran, Jürg Utzinger, Fabienne N. Jaeger

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The need for trust and safety inducing encounters: a qualitative exploration of women’s experiences of seeking perinatal care when living as undocumented migrants in Sweden

My Barkensjö, Josephine T. V. Greenbrook, Josefine Rosenlundh, Henry Ascher, Helen Elden

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Is birth weight the major confounding factor in the study of gestational weight gain?: an observational cohort study

Amy C. O’Higgins, Anne Doolan, Thomas McCartan, Laura Mullaney, Clare O’Connor, Michael J. Turner

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Determinants of adolescent pregnancy and access to reproductive and sexual health services for married and unmarried adolescents in rural Lao PDR: a qualitative study

Vanphanom Sychareun, Viengnakhone Vongxay, Souphaphone Houaboun, Vassana Thammavongsa, Phouthong Phummavongsa, Kongmany Chaleunvong, Jo Durham

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Macular choroidal thickness in highly myopic women during pregnancy and postpartum: a longitudinal study

Wei Chen, Li Li, Hongyuan Zhang, Yan Li, Xu Chen, Yue Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal ‘near miss’ collection at an Australian tertiary maternity hospital

Skandarupan Jayaratnam, Sonia Kua, Caroline deCosta, Richard Franklin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Complexity of gastroschisis predicts outcome: epidemiology and experience in an Australian tertiary centre

Sarah J. Melov, Irene Tsang, Ralph Cohen, Nadia Badawi, Karen Walker, Soundappan S. V. Soundappan, Thushari I. Alahakoon

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Improvement in the active management of the third stage of labor for the prevention of postpartum hemorrhage in Tanzania: a cross-sectional study

Dunstan R. Bishanga, John Charles, Gaudiosa Tibaijuka, Rita Mutayoba, Mary Drake, Young-Mi Kim, Marya Plotkin, Neema Rusibamayila, Barbara Rawlins

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Stillbirth surveillance and review in rural districts in Bangladesh

Abdul Halim, Mamuda Aminu, Juan Emmanuel Dewez, Animesh Biswas, A. K. M. Fazlur Rahman, Nynke van den Broek

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characteristics of different risk factors and fasting plasma glucose for identifying GDM when using IADPSG criteria: a cross-sectional study

Maryam Saeedi, Ulf Hanson, David Simmons, Helena Fadl

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Decision-making for birth location among women in Pakistan: evidence from national survey

Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain, Mudassar Rashid, Usman Shakoor

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Knowledge, attitudes and practices of health personnel of maternities in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in a sub-Saharan African region with high transmission rate: some solutions proposed

Elie Nkwabong, Romuald Meboulou Nguel, Nelly Kamgaing, Anne Sylvie Keddi Jippe

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Peripartum fetal distress in diabetic women: a retrospective case-cohort study

B Castelijn, KWP Hollander, JF Hensbergen, RG IJzerman, AW Valkenburg-van den Berg, JWR Twisk, CJM De Groot, MGAJ Wouters

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal cardiovascular hemodynamics in normotensive versus preeclamptic pregnancies: a prospective longitudinal study using a noninvasive cardiac system (NICaS™)

Anat Lavie, Maya Ram, Shaul Lev, Yair Blecher, Uri Amikam, Yael Shulman, Tomer Avnon, Eran Weiner, Ariel Many

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Obstetric outcomes and effects on babies born to women treated for epilepsy during pregnancy in a resource limited setting: a comparative cohort study

Priyadarshani Galappatthy, Chiranthi Kongala Liyanage, Marianne Nishani Lucas, Dilini T. L. M. Jayasekara, Sachith Aloka Abhayaratna, Chamari Weeraratne, Kusum De Abrew, Padma Sriyani Gunaratne, Ranjani Gamage, Chandrika N. Wijeyaratne

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Reasons for non-participation in malformation scans in Denmark: a cohort study

Karina Hjort-Pedersen, Annette Wind Olesen, Ester Garne, Lene Sperling

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Health providers pass knowledge and abilities acquired by training in obstetric emergencies to their peers: the average treatment on the treated effect of PRONTO on delivery attendance in Mexico

Jimena Fritz, Héctor Lamadrid-Figueroa, Gustavo Angeles, Alejandra Montoya, Dilys Walker

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Views on and experiences of electronic cigarettes: a qualitative study of women who are pregnant or have recently given birth

Katharine Bowker, Sophie Orton, Sue Cooper, Felix Naughton, Rachel Whitemore, Sarah Lewis, Linda Bauld, Lesley Sinclair, Tim Coleman, Anne Dickinson, Michael Ussher

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Understanding the consumption of folic acid during preconception, among Pakistani, Bangladeshi and white British mothers in Luton, UK: a qualitative study

Rebecca Garcia, Nasreen Ali, Malcolm Griffiths, Gurch Randhawa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The role of timely initiation of antenatal care on protective dose tetanus toxoid immunization: the case of northern Ethiopia post natal mothers

Muhabaw Shumye Mihret, Miteku Andualem Limenih, Temesgen Worku Gudayu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Are women with history of pre-eclampsia starting a new pregnancy in good nutritional status in South Africa and Zimbabwe?

Gabriela Cormick, Ana Pilar Betrán, Janetta Harbron, Tina Dannemann Purnat, Catherine Parker, David Hall, Armando H. Seuc, James M. Roberts, José M. Belizán, G. Justus Hofmeyr, on behalf of the Calcium and Pre-eclampsia Study Group

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Undiagnosed maternal diaphragmatic hernia – a management dilemma

Maya Reddy, Annie Kroushev, Kirsten Palmer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

‘They’re born to get breastfed’- how fathers view breastfeeding: a mixed method study

Emily Hansen, Leigh Tesch, Jennifer Ayton

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A retrospective study of gestational weight gain in relation to the Institute of Medicine’s recommendations by maternal body mass index in rural Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2015

Michael L. Power, Melisa L. Lott, A. Dhanya Mackeen, Jessica DiBari, Jay Schulkin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of Chlamydia trachomatis infections with preterm delivery; a systematic review and meta-analysis

Amjad Ahmadi, Rashid Ramazanzadeh, Koroush Sayehmiri, Fatemeh Sayehmiri, Nour Amirmozafari

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors promoting or inhibiting normal birth

Samantha J. Prosser, Adrian G. Barnett, Yvette D. Miller

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Spatial distribution of antenatal care utilization and associated factors in Ethiopia: evidence from Ethiopian demographic health surveys

Abraham Yeneneh, Kassahun Alemu, Abel Fekadu Dadi, Atinkut Alamirrew

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Preventable perinatal deaths in indigenous Wixárika communities: an ethnographic study of pregnancy, childbirth and structural violence

Jennie Gamlin, Seth Holmes

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

“If we’re here, it’s only because we have no money…” discrimination and violence in Mexican maternity wards

Rosario Valdez Santiago, Luz Arenas Monreal, Anabel Rojas Carmona, Mario Sánchez Domínguez

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Male adolescents’ role in pregnancy prevention and unintended pregnancy in rural Victoria: health care Professional’s and educators’ perspectives

S. Connor, K. Edvardsson, E. Spelten

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Barriers associated with care-seeking for institutional delivery among rural women in three provinces in Afghanistan

Ariel Higgins-Steele, Jane Burke, Abo Ismael Foshanji, Farhad Farewar, Malalai Naziri, Sediq Seddiqi, Karen M. Edmond

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Knowledge and involvement of husbands in maternal and newborn health in rural Bangladesh

Ahmed Ehsanur Rahman, Janet Perkins, Sajia Islam, Abu Bakkar Siddique, Md Moinuddin, Mohammed Rashidul Anwar, Tapas Mazumder, Adnan Ansar, Mohammad Masudur Rahman, Shahreen Raihana, Cecilia Capello, Carlo Santarelli, Shams El Arifeen, Dewan Md Emdadul Hoque

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Reintroducing vacuum extraction in primary health care facilities: a case study from Tanzania

Sunday Dominico, Patricia E. Bailey, Nguke Mwakatundu, Mkambu Kasanga, Jos van Roosmalen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Midwives’ experience of their education, knowledge and practice around immersion in water for labour or birth

Lucy Lewis, Yvonne L. Hauck, Janice Butt, Chloe Western, Helen Overing, Corrinne Poletti, Jessica Priest, Dawn Hudd, Brooke Thomson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal overweight is not an independent risk factor for increased birth weight, leptin and insulin in newborns of gestational diabetic women: observations from the prospective ‘EaCH’ cohort study

Raffael Ott, Jens H. Stupin, Andrea Loui, Elisabeth Eilers, Kerstin Melchior, Rebecca C. Rancourt, Karen Schellong, Thomas Ziska, Joachim W. Dudenhausen, Wolfgang Henrich, Andreas Plagemann

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Vitamin D levels in an Australian and New Zealand cohort and the association with pregnancy outcome

Rebecca L. Wilson, Alison J. Leviton, Shalem Y. Leemaqz, Paul H. Anderson, Jessica A. Grieger, Luke E. Grzeskowiak, Petra E. Verburg, Lesley McCowan, Gustaaf A. Dekker, Tina Bianco-Miotto, Claire T. Roberts

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Physical activity and depressive symptoms during pregnancy among Latina women: a prospective cohort study

Kathleen Szegda, Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson, Penelope Pekow, Sally Powers, Glenn Markenson, Nancy Dole, Lisa Chasan-Taber

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Overweight and obese pre-pregnancy BMI is associated with higher hospital costs of childbirth in England

Francesca Solmi, Stephen Morris

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The fourth delay and community-driven solutions to reduce maternal mortality in rural Haiti: a community-based action research study

Tonya MacDonald, Suzanne Jackson, Marie-Carmèle Charles, Marius Periel, Marie-Véna Jean-Baptiste, Alex Salomon, Éveillard Premilus

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Incidence and determinants of severe maternal outcome in Jimma University teaching hospital, south-West Ethiopia: a prospective cross-sectional study

Wondimagegnehu Sisay Woldeyes, Dejene Asefa, Geremew Muleta

01.12.2018 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Iron supplementation in pregnant sicklers: an opinion

Desmond Aroke, Diego Nitcheu Tchouakam, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Simeon Pierre Choukem

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of iodine deficiency and associated factors among pregnant women in Ada district, Oromia region, Ethiopia: a cross- sectional study

Mengistu Fereja, Samson Gebremedhin, Tafere Gebreegziabher, Meron Girma, Barbara J. Stoecker

01.12.2018 | Debate | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Ending preventable maternal mortality: phase II of a multi-step process to develop a monitoring framework, 2016–2030

R. Rima Jolivet, Allisyn C. Moran, Meaghan O’Connor, Doris Chou, Neelam Bhardwaj, Holly Newby, Jennifer Requejo, Marta Schaaf, Lale Say, Ana Langer

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Coexisting ovarian and tubal pregnancies on opposite sides after intrauterine insemination: a case report

Jeong Min Eom, Joong Sub Choi, Jaeman Bae, Won Moo Lee, Eunhyun Lee, Jongwon Lee, Ji Hyun Keum

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Predictors of maternal near miss among women admitted in Gurage zone hospitals, South Ethiopia, 2017: a case control study

Abebaw Wasie Kasahun, Wako Golicha Wako

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of prenatal EPA and DHA on maternal and umbilical cord blood cytokines

Ellen L. Mozurkewich, Deborah R. Berman, Anjel Vahratian, Chelsea M. Clinton, Vivian C. Romero, Julie L. Chilimigras, Delia Vazquez, Clifford Qualls, Zora Djuric

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Signs and symptoms of disordered eating in pregnancy: a Delphi consensus study

Amy Jean Bannatyne, Roger Hughes, Peta Stapleton, Bruce Watt, Kristen MacKenzie-Shalders

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Hemoglobin levels during the first trimester of pregnancy are associated with the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, pre-eclampsia and preterm birth in Chinese women: a retrospective study

Chen Wang, Li Lin, Rina Su, Weiwei Zhu, Yumei Wei, Jie Yan, Hui Feng, Boya Li, Shuang Li, Huixia Yang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Heart rate variability in healthy term newborns is related to delivery mode: a prospective observational study

Marek Kozar, Ingrid Tonhajzerova, Michal Mestanik, Katarina Matasova, Mirko Zibolen, Andrea Calkovska, Kamil Javorka

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The relationship between maternal anxiety and cortisol during pregnancy and birth weight of chinese neonates

Fenling Fan, Yuliang Zou, Yushun Zhang, Xiancang Ma, Junbo Zhang, Cai Liu, Jie Li, Meili Pei, Yu Jiang, Anthony M. Dart

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Improving emergency obstetric care and reversing the underutilisation of vacuum extraction: a qualitative study of implementation in Tete Province, Mozambique

D. Geelhoed, V. de Deus, M. Sitoe, O. Matsinhe, M. I. Lampião Cardoso, C. V. Manjate, P. I. Pinto Matsena, C. Mosse Lazaro

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal sedentary behavior during pre-pregnancy and early pregnancy and mean offspring birth size: a cohort study

Sylvia E. Badon, Alyson J. Littman, K. C. Gary Chan, Michelle A. Williams, Daniel A. Enquobahrie

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy associated with lower incidence of preterm births: the Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS)

Naomi Mitsuda, Masamitsu Eitoku, Keiko Yamasaki, Masahiko Sakaguchi, Kahoko Yasumitsu-Lovell, Nagamasa Maeda, Mikiya Fujieda, Narufumi Suganuma, Japan Environment & Children’s Study (JECS) Group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Obstetric fistula policy in Nigeria: a critical discourse analysis

Oluwakemi C. Amodu, Bukola O. Salami, Magdalena S. Richter

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Incidence of postpartum infection, outcomes and associated risk factors at Mbarara regional referral hospital in Uganda

Joseph Ngonzi, Lisa M. Bebell, Yarine Fajardo, Adeline A. Boatin, Mark J. Siedner, Ingrid V. Bassett, Yves Jacquemyn, Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden, Jerome Kabakyenga, Blair J. Wylie, David R. Bangsberg, Laura E. Riley

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

“Well, not me, but other women do not register because...”- Barriers to seeking antenatal care in the context of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among Zimbabwean women: a mixed-methods study

Euphemia L. Sibanda, Sarah Bernays, Ian V. D. Weller, James G. Hakim, Frances M. Cowan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The impact of FSH receptor polymorphism on time-to-pregnancy: a cross-sectional single-centre study

Birute Zilaitiene, Marius Dirzauskas, Rasa Verkauskiene, Rytas Ostrauskas, Joerg Gromoll, Eberhard Nieschlag

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between first caesarean delivery and adverse outcomes in subsequent pregnancy: a retrospective cohort study

Hong-Tao Hu, Jing-Jing Xu, Jing Lin, Cheng Li, Yan-Ting Wu, Jian-Zhong Sheng, Xin-Mei Liu, He-Feng Huang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mothers’ reproductive and medical history misinformation practices as strategies against healthcare providers’ domination and humiliation in maternal care decision-making interactions: an ethnographic study in Southern Ghana

Linda L. Yevoo, Irene A. Agyepong, Trudie Gerrits, Han van Dijk

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of different delivery modes on the short-term strength of the pelvic floor muscle in Chinese primipara

Yun Zhao, Li Zou, Mei Xiao, Wan Tang, Hai-yi Niu, Fu-yuan Qiao

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Adolescent childbearing trends and sub-national variations in Ethiopia: a pooled analysis of data from six surveys

Yared Mekonnen, Daniel S. Telake, Endeshaw Wolde

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cerclage is associated with the increased risk of preterm birth in women who had cervical conization

Geum Joon Cho, Yung-Taek Ouh, Log Young Kim, Tae-Seon Lee, Geun U. Park, Ki Hoon Ahn, Soon-Cheol Hong, Min-Jeong Oh, Hai-Joong Kim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Optimal profile limits for maternal mortality rate (MMR) in South Sudan

Gabriel Makuei, Mali Abdollahian, Kaye Marion

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prediction of pre-eclampsia and its subtypes in high-risk cohort: hyperglycosylated human chorionic gonadotropin in multivariate models

Katja Murtoniemi, Pia M. Villa, Jaakko Matomäki, Elina Keikkala, Piia Vuorela, Esa Hämäläinen, Eero Kajantie, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Katri Räikkönen, Pekka Taipale, Ulf-Håkan Stenman, Hannele Laivuori

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Measurement of area difference ratio of Photoplethysmographic pulse wave in patients with pre-eclampsia

Ying Feng, Dan Drzymalski, Baihui Zhao, Xuan Wang, Xinzhong Chen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Excessive gestational weight gain in accordance with the IOM criteria and the risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a meta-analysis

Min Ren, Hanying Li, Wei Cai, Xiulong Niu, Wenjie Ji, Zhuoli Zhang, Jianmin Niu, Xin Zhou, Yuming Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Program assessment of efforts to improve the quality of postpartum counselling in health centers in Morogoro region, Tanzania

Amnesty LeFevre, Rose Mpembeni, Charles Kilewo, Ann Yang, Selena An, Diwakar Mohan, Idda Mosha, Giulia Besana, Chrisostom Lipingu, Jennifer Callaghan-Koru, Marissa Silverman, Peter J. Winch, Asha S. George

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Improving shared decision-making in a clinical obstetric ward by using the three questions intervention, a pilot study

S. W. E. Baijens, A. G. Huppelschoten, J. Van Dillen, J. W. M. Aarts

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Short and long-term costs among women experiencing preterm labour or preterm birth: the German experience

Shibani Pokras, Jeanne Pimenta, Evie Merinopoulou, Dimitra Lambrelli

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Is there a relationship between fetal sex and placental pathological characteristics in twin gestations?

Shayesteh Jahanfar, Kenneth Lim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A village-matched evaluation of providing a local supplemental food during pregnancy in rural Bangladesh: a preliminary study

Briony Stevens, Kerrianne Watt, Julie Brimbecombe, Alan Clough, Jenni A. Judd, Daniel Lindsay

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Is there an association between maternal anxiety propensity and pregnancy outcomes?

Eyal Ravid, Liat Salzer, Liat Arnon, Michal Eisner, Arnon Wiznitzer, Aron Weller, Lee Koren, Eran Hadar

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The comorbidity of low back pelvic pain and risk of depression and anxiety in pregnancy in primiparous women

Rosa Virgara, Carol Maher, Gisela Van Kessel

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Management of Caesarean scar pregnancy with or without methotrexate before curettage: human chorionic gonadotropin trends and patient outcomes

Sheng Wang, Rajluxmee Beejadhursing, Xiangyi Ma, Ya Li

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A randomized trial comparing the pharmacology of magnesium sulfate when used to treat severe preeclampsia with serial intravenous boluses versus a continuous intravenous infusion

Thomas Easterling, Mary Hebert, Hillary Bracken, Emad Darwish, Mohamed Cherine Ramadan, Salwa Shaarawy, Dyanna Charles, Tamer Abdel-Aziz, Ahmed Shokry Nasr, Sherif Mohamed Safwal, Beverly Winikoff

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Perinatal outcomes in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy with monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy

Youwen Mei, Yonghong Lin, Dan Luo, Lan Gao, Li He

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of hepatitis B viral loads and viral antigen levels in child-bearing age women with and without pregnancy

Chenyu Xu, Jingli Liu, Lanhua Liu, Yongchun Bi, Biyun Xu, Jie Chen, Biao Xu, Tingmei Chen, Yali Hu, Yi-Hua Zhou

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of the effect of breast pump stimulation and oxytocin administration on the length of the third stage of labor, postpartum hemorrhage, and anemia: a randomized controlled trial

Elham Dashtinejad, Parvin Abedi, Poorandokht Afshari

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Compassionate and respectful maternity care during facility based child birth and women’s intent to use maternity service in Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Biresaw Wassihun, Shegaw Zeleke

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The role of community-based health services in influencing postnatal care visits in the Builsa and the West Mamprusi districts in rural Ghana

Evelyn Sakeah, Raymond Aborigo, James Kotuah Sakeah, Maxwell Dalaba, Ernest Kanyomse, Daniel Azongo, Dominic Anaseba, Samuel Oladokun, Abraham Rexford Oduro

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Births and induced abortions among women of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin, and the general population in Finland –comparison of self-reported and register data

Satu Jokela, Eero Lilja, Tarja I. Kinnunen, Mika Gissler, Anu E. Castaneda, Päivikki Koponen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Participation of father in perinatal care: a qualitative study from the perspective of mothers, fathers, caregivers, managers and policymakers in Iran

Vahideh Firouzan, Mahnaz Noroozi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Ziba Farajzadegan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Management strategies for patients with placenta accreta spectrum disorders who underwent pregnancy termination in the second trimester: a retrospective study

Ran Cui, Menghui Li, Junli Lu, Huimin Bai, Zhenyu Zhang

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pregnancy, child bearing and prevention of giving birth to the affected children in patients with primary immunodeficiency disease; a case-series

Saba Sheikhbahaei, Roya Sherkat, Nadezhda Camacho-Ordonez, Razie Khoshnevisan, Asadollah Kalantari, Mansour Salehi, Seyed Saman Nazemian, Mohammad Hossein Nasr-esfahani, Christophe Klein

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of extra-amniotic Foley’s catheter and vaginal misoprostol versus vaginal misoprostol alone on cervical ripening and induction of labor in Kenya, a randomized controlled trial

Alfred Osoti, Davies Kiprop Kibii, Tito Mario Kual Tong, Innocent Maranga

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prenatal care among rural to urban migrant women in China

Zhanhong Zong, Jianyuan Huang, Xiaoming Sun, Jingshu Mao, Xingyu Shu, Norman Hearst

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Underreporting of stillbirths in Pakistan: perspectives of the parents, community and healthcare providers

Muhammad Zakria Zakar, Rubeena Zakar, Mudasir Mustafa, Aisha Jalil, Florian Fischer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and risk factors of gestational diabetes mellitus: findings from a universal screening feasibility program in Lima, Peru

Gloria T. Larrabure-Torrealva, Stephanie Martinez, Miguel Angel Luque-Fernandez, Sixto E. Sanchez, Pedro A. Mascaro, Hugo Ingar, Walter Castillo, Rina Zumaeta, Mirtha Grande, Vicky Motta, Percy Pacora, Bizu Gelaye, Michelle A. Williams

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Impact of obesity and other risk factors on labor dystocia in term primiparous women: a case control study

Tuija Hautakangas, Outi Palomäki, Karoliina Eidstø, Heini Huhtala, Jukka Uotila

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Sequela of female genital mutilation on birth outcomes in Jijiga town, Ethiopian Somali region: a prospective cohort study

Kiros Gebremicheal, Fisehaye Alemseged, Haimanot Ewunetu, Daniel Tolossa, Abdibari Ma’alin, Mahlet Yewondwessen, Samuel Melaku

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of participation in a supplemental nutrition program with stillbirth by race, ethnicity, and maternal characteristics

Meghan Angley, Vanessa R. Thorsten, Carolyn Drews-Botsch, Donald J. Dudley, Robert L. Goldenberg, Robert M. Silver, Barbara J. Stoll, Halit Pinar, Carol J. R. Hogue

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prospective observations study protocol to investigate cost-effectiveness of various prenatal test strategies after the introduction of noninvasive prenatal testing

So Yeon Kim, Seung Mi Lee, Jong Kwan Jun, You Jung Han, Min Hyoung Kim, Jae-Yoon Shim, Mi-Young Lee, Soo-young Oh, JoonHo Lee, Soo Hyun Kim, Dong Hyun Cha, Geum Joon Cho, Han-Sung Kwon, Byoung Jae Kim, Mi Hye Park, Hee Young Cho, Hyun Sun Ko, Jeonghoon Ahn, Hyun Mee Ryu

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Nutrition during pregnancy and early development (NuPED) in urban South Africa: a study protocol for a prospective cohort

Elizabeth A. Symington, Jeannine Baumgartner, Linda Malan, Lizelle Zandberg, Cristian Ricci, Cornelius M. Smuts

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Disaster in pregnancy: midwifery continuity positively impacts infant neurodevelopment, QF2011 study

Gabrielle Simcock, Sue Kildea, Sue Kruske, David P. Laplante, Guillaume Elgbeili, Suzanne King

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A facility-based study of women’ satisfaction and perceived quality of reproductive and maternal health services in the Kenya output-based approach voucher program

Boniface Oyugi, Urbanus Kioko, Stephen Mbugua Kaboro, Clarice Okumu, Sarah Ogola-Munene, Shaminder Kalsi, Simon Thiani, Shadrack Gikonyo, Julius Korir, Billy Baltazar, Moses Ranji

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Preparing parents for parenthood: protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a preventative parenting intervention for expectant parents

Mandy Mihelic, Alina Morawska, Ania Filus

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of an activity monitor for use in pregnancy to help reduce excessive gestational weight gain

Paul M. C. Lemmens, Francesco Sartor, Lieke G. E. Cox, Sebastiaan V. den Boer, Joyce H. D. M. Westerink

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Iodine deficiency in pregnant women after the adoption of the new provincial standard for salt iodization in Zhejiang Province, China

Guangming Mao, Wenming Zhu, Zhe Mo, Yuanyang Wang, Xiaofeng Wang, Xiaoming Lou, Zhifang Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Nurturing maternal health in the midst of difficult life circumstances: a qualitative study of women and providers connected to a community-based perinatal program

Maira Quintanilha, Maria J. Mayan, Kim D. Raine, Rhonda C. Bell

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Husbands’ involvement in antenatal care and its association with women’s utilization of skilled birth attendants in Sidama zone, Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study

Wondwosen Teklesilasie, Wakgari Deressa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mothers employed in paid work and their predictors for home delivery in Pakistan

Sara Rizvi Jafree, Rubeena Zakar, Mudasir Mustafa, Florian Fischer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Women’s experiences of being invited to participate in a case-control study of stillbirth - findings from the Midlands and North of England Stillbirth Study

Jayne Budd, Tomasina Stacey, Bill Martin, Devender Roberts, Alexander E. P. Heazell

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Relationship between threatened miscarriage and gestational diabetes mellitus

Hee Joong Lee, Errol Norwitz, Banghyun Lee

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The relationship between food security and quality of life among pregnant women

Farnoosh Moafi, Farideh Kazemi, Fatemeh Samiei Siboni, Zainab Alimoradi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Neonatal outcomes among twins following assisted reproductive technology: an Australian population-based retrospective cohort study

Alex Y. Wang, Nadom Safi, Fathalla Ali, Kei Lui, Zhuoyang Li, Mark P. Umstad, Elizabeth A. Sullivan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Placental erythropoietin expression is upregulated in growth-restricted fetuses with abnormal umbilical artery Doppler findings: a case–control study of monochorionic twins

Yao-Lung Chang, An-Shine Chao, Hsiu-Huei Peng, Shuenn-Dyh Chang, Kuan-Ju Chen, Po-Jen Cheng, Tzu-Hao Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A qualitative analysis of decision-making among women with sexual violence-related pregnancies in conflict-affected eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Jennifer Scott, Monica A. Onyango, Gillian Burkhardt, Colleen Mullen, Shada Rouhani, Sadia Haider, Katherine Albutt, Ashley Greiner, Michael VanRooyen, Susan Bartels

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

“We give water or porridge, but we don’t really know what the child wants:” a qualitative study on women’s perceptions and practises regarding exclusive breastfeeding in Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania

Melina Mgongo, Tamara H. Hussein, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Siri Vangen, Sia E. Msuya, Margareta Wandel

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Course of depression symptoms between 3 and 8 months after delivery using two screening tools (EPDS and HSCL-10) on a sample of Sudanese women in Khartoum state

Dina Sami Khalifa, Kari Glavin, Espen Bjertness, Lars Lien

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Understanding health systems to improve community and facility level newborn care among displaced populations in South Sudan: a mixed methods case study

Samira Sami, Ribka Amsalu, Alexander Dimiti, Debra Jackson, Solomon Kenyi, Janet Meyers, Luke C. Mullany, Elaine Scudder, Barbara Tomczyk, Kate Kerber

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Future risk of metabolic syndrome in women with a previous LGA delivery stratified by gestational glucose tolerance: a prospective cohort study

Heidi Hakkarainen, Hanna Huopio, Henna Cederberg, Raimo Voutilainen, Seppo Heinonen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Systematic review of community participation interventions to improve maternal health outcomes in rural South Asia

Binod Bindu Sharma, Lisa Jones, Deborah Joanne Loxton, Debbie Booth, Roger Smith

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Dignity and respect during pregnancy and childbirth: a survey of the experience of disabled women

Jenny Hall, Vanora Hundley, Bethan Collins, Jillian Ireland

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of midwife-led maternity services on postpartum wellbeing and clinical outcomes in primiparous women under China’s one-child policy

Jing Hua, Liping Zhu, Li Du, Yu Li, Zhuochun Wu, Da Wo, Wenchong Du

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Fathers’ experiences of care when their partners suffer from peripartum cardiomyopathy: a qualitative interview study

Harshida Patel, Marie Berg, Cecily Begley, Maria Schaufelberger

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A multi-centre quality improvement project to reduce the incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI): study protocol

Posy Bidwell, Ranee Thakar, Nick Sevdalis, Louise Silverton, Vivienne Novis, Alexandra Hellyer, Megan Kelsey, Jan van der Meulen, Ipek Gurol-Urganci

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors associated with spontaneous preterm birth in Addis Ababa public hospitals, Ethiopia: cross sectional study

Ababe Tamirat Deressa, Amsale Cherie, Teshome Melese Belihu, Gemechu Ganfure Tasisa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparison of logistic regression with machine learning methods for the prediction of fetal growth abnormalities: a retrospective cohort study

Stefan Kuhle, Bryan Maguire, Hongqun Zhang, David Hamilton, Alexander C. Allen, K. S. Joseph, Victoria M. Allen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Engaging pregnant women in observational research: a qualitative exploratory study

Evelyne Muggli, Helen Curd, Cate Nagle, Della Forster, Jane Halliday

01.12.2018 | Database | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The Preterm Clinical Network (PCN) Database: a web-based systematic method of collecting data on the care of women at risk of preterm birth

Jenny Carter, Rachel M. Tribe, Jane Sandall, Andrew H. Shennan, the UK Preterm Clinical Network

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Learning from the experience of maternity healthcare workers in Malawi: a qualitative study leading to ten low-cost recommendations to improve working lives and quality of care

Abi Merriel, Julia Hussein, Address Malata, Arri Coomarasamy, Michael Larkin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Delayed access to emergency obstetrical care among preeclamptic and non-preeclamptic women in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Katharine Hutchinson, Malcolm Bryant, Mary Bachman DeSilva, Deborah Price, Lora Sabin, Lindsay Bryson, Roger Jean Charles, Eugene Declercq

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Silent voices: institutional disrespect and abuse during delivery among women of Varanasi district, northern India

Shreeporna Bhattacharya, T. K. Sundari Ravindran

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pre-pregnancy cardiovascular risk factors and racial disparities in birth outcomes: the Bogalusa Heart Study

Emily W. Harville, Leann Myers, Tian Shu, Maeve E. Wallace, Lydia A. Bazzano

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Exposure to air pollution during preconceptional and prenatal periods and risk of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy: a retrospective cohort study in Seoul, Korea

Seung-Ah Choe, Yoon-Bae Jun, Sun-Young Kim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of asthma in high-risk children: a case-control study in Shanghai, China

Xiaona Huo, Shuyuan Chu, Li Hua, Yixiao Bao, Li Du, Jian Xu, Jun Zhang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The transition to parenthood for Australian heterosexual couples: expectations, experiences and the partner relationship

Damien W. Riggs, Anna Worth, Clare Bartholomaeus

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effect of advanced maternal age on perinatal outcomes in nulliparous singleton pregnancies

Bekir Kahveci, Rauf Melekoglu, Ismail Cuneyt Evruke, Cihan Cetin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Knowledge of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy of Moroccan women in Morocco and in the Netherlands: a qualitative interview study

Fatima Ouasmani, Bernice Engeltjes, Bouchra Haddou Rahou, Ouafae Belayachi, Corine Verhoeven

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal near-miss and the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes: a prospective cohort study in selected public hospitals of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ewnetu Firdawek Liyew, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Mesganaw Fantahun Afework, Birgitta Essén

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Screening and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in antenatal and labor and delivery services: findings from cross-sectional observation studies in six sub-Saharan African countries

Barbara Rawlins, Marya Plotkin, Jean Pierre Rakotovao, Ashebir Getachew, Maria Vaz, Jim Ricca, Pam Lynam, Frank Kagema, Patricia Gomez

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pharmacological pain relief and fear of childbirth in low risk women; secondary analysis of the RAVEL study

Sabine L. M. Logtenberg, Corine J. Verhoeven, Katrien Oude Rengerink, Anne-Marie Sluijs, Liv M. Freeman, François G. Schellevis, Ben Willem Mol

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Long-term significant seasonal differences in the numbers of new-borns with an orofacial cleft in the Czech Republic – a retrospective study

Miroslav Peterka, Zbynek Likovsky, Ales Panczak, Renata Peterkova

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Efficacy and safety of ferric carboxymaltose versus ferrous sulfate for iron deficiency anemia during pregnancy: subgroup analysis of Korean women

Jae-Yoon Shim, Moon Young Kim, Young Ju Kim, Young Lee, Jeong Jae Lee, Jong Kwan Jun, Jong Chul Shin, Yong Kyoon Cho, Keun Young Lee, Ahm Kim, Tae-Bok Song

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The dynamics of vaginal and rectal Lactobacillus spp. flora in subsequent trimesters of pregnancy in healthy Polish women, assessed using the Sanger sequencing method

Anna Dobrut, Tomasz Gosiewski, Wojciech Pabian, Malgorzata Bodaszewska-Lubas, Dorota Ochonska, Małgorzata Bulanda, Monika Brzychczy-Wloch

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effect of uterine artery ligation in patients with central placenta pevia: a randomized controlled trial

Ahmad Sameer Sanad, Ahmad E. Mahran, Mahmoud Elmorsi Aboulfotouh, Hany Hassan Kamel, Hashem Fares Mohammed, Haitham A. Bahaa, Reham R. Elkateeb, Alaa Gamal Abdelazim, Mohamed Ahmed Zeen El-Din, Hossam El-Din Shawki

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

An account for barriers and strategies in fulfilling women’s right to quality maternal health care: a qualitative study from rural Tanzania

Thomas Wiswa John, Dickson Ally Mkoka, Gasto Frumence, Isabel Goicolea

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

‘I wanted to enjoy our marriage first… but I got pregnant right away’: a qualitative study of family planning understandings and decisions of women in urban Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Belinda Rina Marie Spagnoletti, Linda Rae Bennett, Michelle Kermode, Siswanto Agus Wilopo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Assessing the sensitivity of placental growth factor and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 at 36 weeks’ gestation to predict small-for-gestational-age infants or late-onset preeclampsia: a prospective nested case-control study

Teresa M. MacDonald, Chuong Tran, Tu’uhevaha J. Kaitu’u-Lino, Shaun P. Brennecke, Richard J. Hiscock, Lisa Hui, Kirsten M. Dane, Anna L. Middleton, Ping Cannon, Susan P. Walker, Stephen Tong

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mode of infant feeding, eating behaviour and anthropometry in infants at 6-months of age born to obese women – a secondary analysis of the UPBEAT trial

Nashita Patel, Kathryn V. Dalrymple, Annette L. Briley, Dharmintra Pasupathy, Paul T. Seed, Angela C. Flynn, Lucilla Poston, on behalf of the UPBEAT Consortium

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Congenital Zika virus syndrome…what else? Two case reports of severe combined fetal pathologies

Manon Vouga, David Baud, Eugénie Jolivet, Fatiha Najioullah, Alice Monthieux, Bruno Schaub

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Planned private homebirth in Victoria 2000–2015: a retrospective cohort study of Victorian perinatal data

Miranda L. Davies-Tuck, Euan M. Wallace, Mary-Ann Davey, Vickie Veitch, Jeremy Oats

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Opium use during pregnancy and infant size at birth: a cohort study

Siavash Maghsoudlou, Sven Cnattingius, Scott Montgomery, Mohsen Aarabi, Shahriar Semnani, Anna-Karin Wikström, Shahram Bahmanyar

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Serum progesterone distribution in normal pregnancies compared to pregnancies complicated by threatened miscarriage from 5 to 13 weeks gestation: a prospective cohort study

Chee Wai Ku, John C. Allen Jr, Sze Min Lek, Ming Li Chia, Nguan Soon Tan, Thiam Chye Tan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Ten years of simulation-based shoulder dystocia training- impact on obstetric outcome, clinical management, staff confidence, and the pedagogical practice - a time series study

Johanna Dahlberg, Marie Nelson, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren, Marie Blomberg

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Childbirth preferences and related fears - comparison between Norway and Israel

Heidi Preis, Yael Benyamini, Malin Eberhard-Gran, Susan Garthus-Niegel

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Provider and client perspectives on maternity care in Namibia: results from two cross-sectional studies

Jennifer Wesson, Ndapewa Hamunime, Claire Viadro, Martha Carlough, Puumue Katjiuanjo, Pamela McQuide, Pearl Kalimugogo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mother–infant interaction quality and sense of parenting competence at six months postpartum for first-time mothers in Taiwan: a multiple time series design

Fen-Fang Chung, Gwo-Hwa Wan, Su-Chen Kuo, Kuan-Chia Lin, Hsueh-Erh Liu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of neonatal and maternal morbidity in mothers with gestational diabetes: a population-based study

Grzegorz Domanski, Anja Erika Lange, Till Ittermann, Heike Allenberg, Robert Andreas Spoo, Marek Zygmunt, Matthias Heckmann

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A qualitative study to explore the attitudes of women and obstetricians towards caesarean delivery in rural Bangladesh

Tahmina Begum, Cathryn Ellis, Malabika Sarker, Jean-Francois Rostoker, Aminur Rahman, Iqbal Anwar, Laura Reichenbach

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

What makes the pregnant women revisit public hospitals for research? Participant engagement and retention trial in a public hospital (PERTH): an RCT protocol

Giridhara R Babu, Maithili Karthik, Deepa Ravi, Yamuna Ana, Prafulla Shriyan, Kiran Kumar Hasige, Keerti Deshpande, Lokesh Bangalore Siddlingaiah, Sanjay Kinra, Gudlavalleti Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A systematic review of cardiac time intervals utilising non-invasive fetal electrocardiogram in normal fetuses

Vinayak Smith, Senthuran Arunthavanathan, Amrish Nair, Diane Ansermet, Fabricio da Silva Costa, Euan Morrison Wallace

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Essential Care for Every Baby: improving compliance with newborn care practices in rural Nicaragua

Krystle Perez, Jacquelyn Patterson, Jessica Hinshaw, Carlos Escobar, David Parajon, Laura Parajon, Carl Bose

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The role of nutrition, intimate partner violence and social support in prenatal depressive symptoms in rural Ethiopia: community based birth cohort study

Yitbarek Kidane Woldetensay, Tefera Belachew, Hans Konrad Biesalski, Shibani Ghosh, Maria Elena Lacruz, Veronika Scherbaum, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and factors associated with abortion and unsafe abortion in Nepal: a nationwide cross-sectional study

Abinath Yogi, Prakash K.C, Subas Neupane

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Supporting healthful lifestyles during pregnancy: a health coach intervention pilot study

Michael W. Seward, Denise Simon, Martha Richardson, Emily Oken, Matthew W. Gillman, Marie-France Hivert

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors influencing decision-making for caesarean section in Sweden – a qualitative study

Sunita Panda, Deirdre Daly, Cecily Begley, Annika Karlström, Birgitta Larsson, Lena Bäck, Ingegerd Hildingsson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Do elevated symptoms of depression predict adherence and outcomes in the UPBEAT randomised controlled trial of a lifestyle intervention for obese pregnant women?

Emma Molyneaux, Shahina Begum, Annette L. Briley, Paul T. Seed, Louise M. Howard, Lucilla Poston, on behalf of the UPBEAT consortium

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Translation of nutrient recommendations into personalized optimal diets for Chinese urban lactating women by linear programming models

Kai Yu, Yong Xue, Wenzhi Zhao, Ai Zhao, Wenjun Li, Yumei Zhang, Peiyu Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Perinatal death beyond 41 weeks pregnancy: an evaluation of causes and substandard care factors as identified in perinatal audit in the Netherlands

Joep C. Kortekaas, Anke C. Scheuer, Esteriek de Miranda, Aimée E. van Dijk, Judit K. J. Keulen, Aafke Bruinsma, Ben W. J. Mol, Frank P. H. A. Vandenbussche, Jeroen van Dillen

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Kuopio birth cohort – design of a Finnish joint research effort for identification of environmental and lifestyle risk factors for the wellbeing of the mother and the newborn child

Pasi Huuskonen, Leea Keski-Nisula, Seppo Heinonen, Sari Voutilainen, Tomi-Pekka Tuomainen, Juha Pekkanen, Jussi Lampi, Soili M Lehto, Hannariikka Haaparanta, Antti-Pekka Elomaa, Raimo Voutilainen, Katri Backman, Hannu Kokki, Kirsti Kumpulainen, Jussi Paananen, Kirsi Vähäkangas, Markku Pasanen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pregnancy risk factors associated with birthweight of infants born to Australian Aboriginal women in an urban setting - a retrospective cohort study

Elisa J. Ford, Thomas J. Cade, Lex W. Doyle, Mark P. Umstad

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Vaginal birth after caesarean birth in Italy: variations among areas of residence and hospitals

Paola Colais, Katia Bontempi, Luigi Pinnarelli, Carlo Piscicelli, Ilenia Mappa, Danilo Fusco, Marina Davoli

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Should prenatal care providers offer pregnancy options counseling?

Nancy F. Berglas, Valerie Williams, Katrina Mark, Sarah C. M. Roberts

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Logistical, cultural, and structural barriers to immediate neonatal care and neonatal resuscitation in Bihar, India

Brennan Vail, Melissa C. Morgan, Jessica Dyer, Amelia Christmas, Susanna R. Cohen, Megha Joshi, Aboli Gore, Tanmay Mahapatra, Dilys M. Walker

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors of premature rupture of membranes in public hospitals at Mekele city, Tigray, a case control study

Natnael Etsay Assefa, Hailemariam Berhe, Fiseha Girma, Kidanemariam Berhe, Yodit Zewdie Berhe, Gdiom Gebreheat, Weldu Mamu Werid, Almaz Berhe, Hagos B Rufae, Guesh Welu

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A longitudinal, multi-centre, superiority, randomized controlled trial of internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) versus treatment-as-usual (TAU) for negative experiences and posttraumatic stress following childbirth: the JUNO study protocol

Josefin Sjömark, Thomas Parling, Maria Jonsson, Margareta Larsson, Agneta Skoog Svanberg

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Sociocultural determinants of nomadic women’s utilization of assisted childbirth in Gossi, Mali: a qualitative study

M.A. Ag Ahmed, L. Hamelin-Brabant, M.P. Gagnon

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A multicenter survey on toxoplasmosis knowledge among pregnant women in Poland (the TOWER study)

Jacek Smereka, Lukasz Szarpak, Kurt Ruetzler, Yehoshua Schacham, Adam Smereka, Marek Dabrowski, Marzena Terpilowska, Lukasz Terpilowski, Ishag Adam

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Cost analysis of implementing mHealth intervention for maternal, newborn & child health care through community health workers: assessment of ReMIND program in Uttar Pradesh, India

Shankar Prinja, Aditi Gupta, Pankaj Bahuguna, Ruby Nimesh

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Childbirth fear and related factors among pregnant and postpartum women in Malawi

Madalitso Khwepeya, Gabrielle T Lee, Su-Ru Chen, Shu-Yu Kuo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Women suffer more from disrespectful and abusive care than from the labour pain itself: a qualitative study from Women’s perspective

Mengistu Welday Gebremichael, Alemayehu Worku, Araya Abrha Medhanyie, Kerstin Edin, Yemane Berhane

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

“I’m used to doing it by myself”: exploring self-reliance in pregnancy

Blair C. McNamara, Abigail Cutler, Lisbet Lundsberg, Holly Powell Kennedy, Aileen Gariepy

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Missed opportunities in antenatal care for improving the health of pregnant women and newborns in Geita district, Northwest Tanzania

Eveline Thobias Konje, Moke Tito Nyambita Magoma, Jennifer Hatfield, Susan Kuhn, Reginald S. Sauve, Deborah Margret Dewey

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Parents’ knowledge, awareness and attitudes of cord blood donation and banking options: an integrative review

Lisa Peberdy, Jeanine Young, Debbie Louise Massey, Lauren Kearney

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal mortality in the Gaza strip: a look at causes and solutions

Bettina Bӧttcher, Nasser Abu-El-Noor, Belal Aldabbour, Fadel Naim Naim, Yousef Aljeesh

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Breech birth at home: outcomes of 60 breech and 109 cephalic planned home and birth center births

Stuart James Fischbein, Rixa Freeze

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association between fluid management and dilutional coagulopathy in severe postpartum haemorrhage: a nationwide retrospective cohort study

Ada Gillissen, Thomas van den Akker, Camila Caram-Deelder, Dacia D C A Henriquez, Kitty W M Bloemenkamp, Jos J M van Roosmalen, Jeroen Eikenboom, Johanna G van der Bom, on behalf of the TeMpOH-1 study group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Not now but later – a qualitative study of non-exercising pregnant women’s views and experiences of exercise

Maria Ekelin, Mette Langeland Iversen, Mette Grønbæk Backhausen, Hanne Kristine Hegaard

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Is anemia an independent risk factor for postpartum depression in women who have a cesarean section? - A prospective observational study

Nirmala Chandrasekaran, Leanne R De Souza, Marcelo L Urquia, Beverley Young, Anne Mcleod, Rory Windrim, Howard Berger

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Neonatal near miss determinants at a maternity hospital for high-risk pregnancy in Northeastern Brazil: a prospective study

Telmo Henrique Barbosa de Lima, Leila Katz, Samir Buainain Kassar, Melania Maria Amorim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Development of an integrated, district-wide approach to pre-pregnancy management for women with pre-existing diabetes in a multi-ethnic population

Maryam Sina, Freya MacMillan, Tinashe Dune, Navodya Balasuriya, Nouran Khouri, Ngan Nguyen, Vasyngpong Jongvisal, Xiang Hui Lay, David Simmons

01.12.2018 | Correction | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Correction to: Risk factors of premature rupture of membranes in public hospitals at Mekele city, Tigray, a case control study

Natnael Etsay Assefa, Hailemariam Berhe, Fiseha Girma, Kidanemariam Berhe, Yodit Zewdie Berhe, Gdiom Gebreheat, Weldu Mamu Werid, Almaz Berhe, Hagos B Rufae, Guesh Welu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Does a maternal history of abuse before pregnancy affect pregnancy outcomes? A systematic review with meta-analysis

Maryam Nesari, Joanne K Olson, Ben Vandermeer, Linda Slater, David M Olson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Socioeconomic and demographic factors associated with caesarean section delivery in Southern Ghana: evidence from INDEPTH Network member site

Alfred Kwesi Manyeh, Alberta Amu, David Etsey Akpakli, John Williams, Margaret Gyapong

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The association between daily 500 mg calcium supplementation and lower pregnancy-induced hypertension risk in Bangladesh

Fouzia Khanam, Belal Hossain, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Dipak K. Mitra, Wameq Azfar Raza, Mahfuza Rifat, Kaosar Afsana, Mahfuzar Rahman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Obstetrical outcomes after vaginal repair of caesarean scar diverticula in reproductive-aged women

Xingchen Zhou, Xiaoqian Yang, Huihui Chen, Xuhong Fang, Xipeng Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Perceived causes of adverse pregnancy outcomes and remedies adopted by Kalenjin women in rural Kenya

Roselyter Monchari Riang’a, Anne Kisaka Nangulu, Jacqueline E. W. Broerse

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Limits to the scope of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT): an analysis of the international ethical framework for prenatal screening and an interview study with Dutch professionals

A. Kater-Kuipers, E. M. Bunnik, I. D. de Beaufort, R. J. H. Galjaard

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal group B Streptococcus recto vaginal colonization increases the odds of stillbirth: evidence from Eastern Ethiopia

Tesfaye Assebe Yadeta, Alemayehu Worku, Gudina Egata, Berhanu Seyoum, Dadi Marami, Yemane Berhane

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Experience with a context-specific modified WHO safe childbirth checklist at two tertiary care settings in Sri Lanka

Hemantha M. Senanayake, Malitha Patabendige, Rathigashini Ramachandran

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Vitamin D plasma concentrations in pregnant women and their preterm newborns

Milene Saori Kassai, Fernanda Ramirez Cafeo, Fernando Alves Affonso-Kaufman, Fabíola Isabel Suano-Souza, Roseli Oselka Saccardo Sarni

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Women’s perception of support and control during childbirth in The Gambia, a quantitative study on dignified facility-based intrapartum care

Saffie Colley, Chien-Huei Kao, Meeiling Gau, Su-Fen Cheng

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The impact of postpartum psychosis on partners

Nia Holford, Sue Channon, Jessica Heron, Ian Jones

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

First do no harm - interventions during labor and maternal satisfaction: a descriptive cross-sectional study

Kıymet Yeşilçiçek Çalik, Özlem Karabulutlu, Canan Yavuz

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Antenatal influenza and pertussis vaccination in Western Australia: a cross-sectional survey of vaccine uptake and influencing factors

Donna B. Mak, Annette K. Regan, Dieu T. Vo, Paul V. Effler

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Differences in pregnancy outcomes and obstetric care between asylum seeking and resident women: a cross-sectional study in a German federal state, 2010–2016

Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Louise Biddle, Stella Preussler, Andreas Mueller, Joachim Szecsenyi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Using a composite adherence tool to assess ART response and risk factors of poor adherence in pregnant and breastfeeding HIV-positive Cameroonian women at 6 and 12 months after initiating option B+

Pascal N. Atanga, Harrison T. Ndetan, Peter N. Fon, Henry D. Meriki, Tih P. Muffih, Eric A. Achidi, Michael Hoelscher, Arne Kroidl

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Lithuania’s experience in reducing caesarean sections among nulliparas

Justina Kacerauskiene, Meile Minkauskiene, Tahir Mahmood, Egle Bartuseviciene, Dalia R. Railaite, Arnoldas Bartusevicius, Mindaugas Kliucinskas, Ruta J. Nadisauskiene, Kastytis Smigelskas, Kornelija Maciuliene, Grazina Drasutiene, Diana Ramasauskaite

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Barriers and facilitators to the provision of optimal obstetric and neonatal emergency care and to the implementation of simulation-enhanced mentorship in primary care facilities in Bihar, India: a qualitative study

Melissa C. Morgan, Jessica Dyer, Aranzazu Abril, Amelia Christmas, Tanmay Mahapatra, Aritra Das, Dilys M. Walker

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effect of Ramadan fasting during pregnancy on perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Jocelyn D. Glazier, Dexter J. L. Hayes, Sabiha Hussain, Stephen W. D’Souza, Joanne Whitcombe, Alexander E. P. Heazell, Nick Ashton

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Is the socioeconomic status of immigrant mothers in Brussels relevant to predict their risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes?

Mouctar Sow, Judith Racape, Claudia Schoenborn, Myriam De Spiegelaere

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Preeclampsia by maternal reasons for immigration: a population-based study

Roy M Nilsen, Eline S Vik, Svein A Rasmussen, Rhonda Small, Dag Moster, Erica Schytt, Vigdis Aasheim

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Reference intervals for hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) in healthy Mexican pregnant women: a cross-sectional study

Cristina M. Sánchez-González, Alfredo Castillo-Mora, Itzel N. Alvarado-Maldonado, Carlos Ortega-González, Nayeli Martínez-Cruz, Lidia Arce-Sánchez, Mabel Ramos-Valencia, Anayansi Molina-Hernández, Guadalupe Estrada-Gutierrez, Salvador Espino Y. Sosa, Yesenia Recio-López, Ruth Hernández-Sánchez, Enrique Reyes-Muñoz

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Tight or less tight glycaemic targets for women with gestational diabetes mellitus for reducing maternal and perinatal morbidity? (TARGET): study protocol for a stepped wedge randomised trial

Caroline A. Crowther, Jane M. Alsweiler, Ruth Hughes, Julie Brown, for the Target Study Group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Low vitamin D status in nursing Pakistani mothers in an environment of ample sunshine: a cross-sectional study

Ghulam Mustafa, Muhammad Aslam Asadi, Imran Iqbal, Nadir Bashir

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Postpartum quality of life in Indian women after vaginal birth and cesarean section: a pilot study using the EQ-5D-5L descriptive system

Stefan Kohler, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Vishal Diwan, Lars Lindholm, Bharat Randive, Kranti Vora, Ayesha De Costa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Implementation of community based advance distribution of misoprostol in Himachal Pradesh (India): lessons and way forward

Rakesh Parashar, Anadi Gupt, Devina Bajpayee, Anil Gupta, Rohan Thakur, Ankur Sangwan, Anuradha Sharma, Deshraj Sharma, Sachin Gupta, Dinesh Baswal, Gunjan Taneja, Rajeev Gera

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of meconium stained amniotic fluid and its associated factors among women who gave birth at term in Felege Hiwot comprehensive specialized referral hospital, North West Ethiopia: a facility based cross-sectional study

Dagne Addisu, Azezu Asres, Getnet Gedefaw, Simegnew Asmer

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Inequities in utilization of prenatal care: a population-based study in the Canadian province of Manitoba

Maureen I. Heaman, Patricia J. Martens, Marni D. Brownell, Mariette J. Chartier, Kellie R. Thiessen, Shelley A. Derksen, Michael E. Helewa

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The Indigenous Birthing in an Urban Setting study: the IBUS study

A prospective birth cohort study comparing different models of care for women having Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies at two major maternity hospitals in urban South East Queensland, Australia
Sophie Hickey, Yvette Roe, Yu Gao, Carmel Nelson, Adrian Carson, Jody Currie, Maree Reynolds, Kay Wilson, Sue Kruske, Renee Blackman, Megan Passey, Anton Clifford, Sally Tracy, Roianne West, Daniel Williamson, Machellee Kosiak, Shannon Watego, Joan Webster, Sue Kildea

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Predictors of uterine rupture in a large sample of women in Senegal and Mali: cross-sectional analysis of QUARITE trial data

Rebecca Delafield, Catherine M. Pirkle, Alexandre Dumont

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Magnitude and factors associated with anemia among pregnant women attending antenatal care in public health centers in central zone of Tigray region, northern Ethiopia: a cross sectional study

Teklit Grum, Ermyas Brhane, Solomon Hintsa, Gizienesh Kahsay

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of patients with severe pneumonia complicating pregnancy: a retrospective study of 12 cases and a literature review

Pingping Tang, Jiangshan Wang, Yingna Song

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of music intervention during caesarean delivery on anxiety and stress of the mother a controlled, randomised study

Philip Hepp, Carsten Hagenbeck, Julius Gilles, Oliver T. Wolf, Wolfram Goertz, Wolfgang Janni, Percy Balan, Markus Fleisch, Tanja Fehm, Nora K. Schaal

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Foetal weight prediction models at a given gestational age in the absence of ultrasound facilities: application in Indonesia

Dewi Anggraini, Mali Abdollahian, Kaye Marion

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Screening of differentially expressed proteins from syncytiotrophoblast for severe early-onset preeclampsia in women with gestational diabetes mellitus using tandem mass tag quantitative proteomics

Xiaotong Sun, Tao Qu, Xiyan He, Xueping Yang, Nan Guo, Yan Mao, Xianghong Xu, Xiaodong Sun, Xuehong Zhang, Weihua Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Multilevel analysis of factors associated with assistance during delivery in rural Nigeria: implications for reducing rural-urban inequity in skilled care at delivery

Bola Lukman Solanke, Semiu Adebayo Rahman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Attitude, knowledge and informed choice towards prenatal screening for Down Syndrome: a cross-sectional study

Melania Elena Pop-Tudose, Dana Popescu-Spineni, Petru Armean, Ioan Victor Pop

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The effect of exercise during pregnancy on gestational diabetes mellitus in normal-weight women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Wai-Kit Ming, Wenjing Ding, Casper J. P. Zhang, Lieqiang Zhong, Yuhang Long, Zhuyu Li, Cong Sun, Yanxin Wu, Hanqing Chen, Haitian Chen, Zilian Wang

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Associations between social support, mental wellbeing, self-efficacy and technology use in first-time antenatal women: data from the BaBBLeS cohort study

Samuel Ginja, Jane Coad, Elizabeth Bailey, Sally Kendall, Trudy Goodenough, Samantha Nightingale, Jane Smiddy, Crispin Day, Toity Deave, Raghu Lingam

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Magnitude of postpartum depression and associated factors among women in Mizan Aman town, Bench Maji zone, Southwest Ethiopia

Tigistu Toru, Fantaye Chemir, Susan Anand

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Three-dimensional power Doppler ultrasound evaluation of placental blood flow in normal monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies

Wei Sun, Shaowei Yin, Qiuju Wei, Ying Zhang, Zeyu Yang, Ailu Cai, Yu Wang, Wenjia Lei

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

“We know it’s labour pain, so we don’t do anything”: healthcare provider’s knowledge and attitudes regarding the provision of pain relief during labour and after childbirth

Mary McCauley, Valentina Actis Danna, Dorah Mrema, Nynke van den Broek

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The prone position in healthy pregnant women and in women with preeclampsia – a pilot study

Alicia T. Dennis, Liesel Hardy, Liz Leeton

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Differences between evidence-based recommendations and actual clinical practice regarding tocolysis: a prospective multicenter registry study

Emina Nazifovic, Heinrich Husslein, Ioana Lakovschek, Florian Heinzl, Elisabeth Wenzel-Schwarz, Philipp Klaritsch, Ekrem Kilic, Sarah Hoesel, Rudolf Bind, Magdalena Pabinger, Harald Zeisler, Lorenz Kuessel

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Incidence and factors associated with outcomes of uterine rupture among women delivered at Felegehiwot referral hospital, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia: cross sectional study

Dawud Muhammed Ahmed, Tesfaye Setegn Mengistu, Aemiro Getu Endalamaw

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A full term abdominal pregnancy with an isthmic tubal implantation of the placenta

Sansan Rodrigue Sib, Issa Ouédraogo, Moussa Sanogo, Sibraogo Kiemtoré, Yobi Alexis Sawadogo, Hyacinthe Zamané, Blandine Bonané

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Perinatal outcomes in twin pregnancies complicated by maternal morbidity: evidence from the WHO Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health

Danielly S. Santana, Carla Silveira, Maria L. Costa, Renato T. Souza, Fernanda G. Surita, João P. Souza, Syeda Batool Mazhar, Kapila Jayaratne, Zahida Qureshi, Maria H. Sousa, Joshua P. Vogel, José G. Cecatti, on behalf of the WHO Multi-Country Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health Research Network

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

First trimester medication use in pregnancy in Cameroon: a multi-hospital survey

Aminkeng Zawuo Leke, Helen Dolk, Maria Loane, Karen Casson, Nkwati Michel Maboh, Susan Etta Maeya, Lerry Dibo Ndumbe, Pauline Bessem Nyenti, Obale Armstrong, Derick Etiendem

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Menstrual and reproductive outcomes after use of balloon tamponade for severe postpartum hemorrhage

Choi Wah KONG, William Wing Kee TO

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Adjunct clinical interventions that influence vaginal birth after cesarean rates: systematic review

Aireen Wingert, Cydney Johnson, Robin Featherstone, Meghan Sebastianski, Lisa Hartling, R. Douglas Wilson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of oxytocin and anaesthesia on vascular tone in pregnant women: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study using non-invasive pulse wave analysis

Sofus Rabow, Ull Hjorth, Sofia Schönbeck, Per Olofsson

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The role of intention and self-efficacy on the association between breastfeeding of first and second child, a Danish cohort study

Hanne Kronborg, Else Foverskov, Michael Væth, Rikke D. Maimburg

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors influencing the quality of life of pregnant women: a systematic review

Nolwenn Lagadec, Magali Steinecker, Amar Kapassi, Anne Marie Magnier, Julie Chastang, Sarah Robert, Nadia Gaouaou, Gladys Ibanez

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Miscarriages in families with an offspring that have classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia and 21-hydroxylase deficiency

Helmuth G. Dörr, Johannes Hess, Theresa Penger, Michaela Marx, Patricia Oppelt

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Evaluation of a maternity waiting home and community education program in two districts of Malawi

Kavita Singh, Ilene S. Speizer, Eunsoo Timothy Kim, Clara Lemani, Jennifer H. Tang, Ann Phoya

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Incidence of maternal near miss in the public health sector of Harare, Zimbabwe: a prospective descriptive study

Henry Chikadaya, Mugove Gerald Madziyire, Stephen P. Munjanja

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Challenges to the improvement of obstetric care in maternity hospitals of a large Brazilian city: an exploratory qualitative approach on contextual issues

Margareth Crisóstomo Portela, Sheyla Maria Lemos Lima, Lenice Gnocchi da Costa Reis, Mônica Martins, Emma-Louise Aveling

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pregnancy outcomes following nonobstetric surgery during gestation: a nationwide population-based case-control study in Taiwan

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

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Comparing barriers to breastfeeding success in the first month for non-overweight and overweight women

Kimberley M. Mallan, Lynne A. Daniels, Rebecca Byrne, Susan J. de Jersey

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and determinants of antenatal depression among pregnant women in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Abriham Zegeye, Animut Alebel, Alemu Gebrie, Bekele Tesfaye, Yihalem Abebe Belay, Fentahun Adane, Worku Abie

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Waking up every day in a body that is not yours: a qualitative research inquiry into the intersection between eating disorders and pregnancy

Elizabeth A. Claydon, Danielle M. Davidov, Keith J. Zullig, Christa L. Lilly, Lesley Cottrell, Stephanie C. Zerwas

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Availability and affordability of priority life-saving medicines for under-five children in health facilities of Tigray region, northern Ethiopia

Solomon Abrha, Ebisa Tadesse, Tesfay Mehari Atey, Fantahun Molla, Wondim Melkam, Birhanetensay Masresha, Solomon Gashaw, Abrham Wondimu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Factors associated with gestational weight gain: a cross-sectional survey

Edyta Suliga, Wojciech Rokita, Olga Adamczyk-Gruszka, Grażyna Pazera, Elżbieta Cieśla, Stanisław Głuszek

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

What is learned from Mindfulness Based Childbirth and Parenting Education? – Participants’ experiences

Gunilla Lönnberg, Eva Nissen, Maria Niemi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The pregnancy experience of Korean mothers with a prenatal fetal diagnosis of congenital heart disease

Yu-Mi Im, Tae-Jin Yun, Il-Young Yoo, Sanghee Kim, Juhye Jin, Sue Kim

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Resistance to thyroid hormone β in autoimmune thyroid disease: a case report and review of literature

Di Wu, Rui Guo, Huiling Guo, Yushu Li, Haixia Guan, Zhongyan Shan

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Association of intimate partner violence during pregnancy, prenatal depression, and adverse birth outcomes in Wuhan, China

Honghui Yu, Xueyan Jiang, Wei Bao, Guifeng Xu, Rong Yang, Min Shen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

‘If I do 10–15 normal deliveries in a month I hardly ever sleep at home.’ A qualitative study of health providers’ reasons for high rates of caesarean deliveries in private sector maternity care in Delhi, India

Alison Peel, Abhishek Bhartia, Neil Spicer, Meenakshi Gautham

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Increasing trend of exclusive breastfeeding over 12 years period (2002–2014) among women in Moshi, Tanzania

Ola Jahanpour, Sia E. Msuya, Jim Todd, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Melina Mgongo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Towards more accurate measurement of edge to os distance in low-lying placenta using three dimensional transvaginal ultrasound: an innovative technique

Somayya M. Sadek, Reda A. Ahmad, Hytham Atia, Adel G. Abdullah

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mothers’ and fathers’ sense of security in the context of pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period: an integrative literature review

Therese Werner-Bierwisch, Christiane Pinkert, Karin Niessen, Sabine Metzing, Claudia Hellmers

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Uptake of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-positive women ever enrolled into ‘prevention of mother to child transmission’ programme, Mandalay, Myanmar—a cohort study

Khine Wut Yee Kyaw, Srinath Satyanarayana, Khaing Hnin Phyo, Nang Thu Thu Kyaw, Aye Aye Mon, Than Than Lwin, Thet Ko Aung, Myo Minn Oo, Zaw Zaw Aung, Thurain Htun, Nang Seng Noon Kham, Theingi Mya, Ajay M. V. Kumar, Htun Nyunt Oo

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Getting through the day: a pilot qualitative study of U.S. women’s experiences making decisions about anti-nausea medication during pregnancy

Marlaine Figueroa Gray, Clarissa Hsu, Linda Kiel, Sascha Dublin

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

“We shall count it as a part of kyogero”: acceptability and considerations for scale up of single dose chlorhexidine for umbilical cord care in Central Uganda

David Mukunya, Marte E. S. Haaland, James K. Tumwine, Grace Ndeezi, Olive Namugga, Josephine Tumuhamye, Halvor Sommerfelt, Joseph Rujumba, Thorkild Tylleskar, Karen Marie Moland, Victoria Nankabirwa

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prolonged operative time of repeat cesarean is a risk marker for post-operative maternal complications

Misgav Rottenstreich, Hen Y. Sela, Ori Shen, Rachel Michaelson-Cohen, Arnon Samueloff, Orna Reichman

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

The experience of gestational diabetes for indigenous Māori women living in rural New Zealand: qualitative research informing the development of decolonising interventions

Jennifer Reid, Anneka Anderson, Donna Cormack, Papaarangi Reid, Matire Harwood

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Determinants of client satisfaction to skilled antenatal care services at Southwest of Ethiopia: a cross-sectional facility based survey

Serawit Lakew, Alaso Ankala, Fozia Jemal

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Continuous support during labour in childbirth: a Cross-Sectional study in a university teaching hospital in Shanghai, China

Man Wang, Qing Song, Jun Xu, Zheng Hu, Yingying Gong, Arier C. Lee, Qi Chen

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Labour outcomes in caseload midwifery and standard care: a register-based cohort study

Ingrid Jepsen, Svend Juul, Maralyn Jean Foureur, Erik Elgaard Sørensen, Ellen Aagaard Nohr

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Risk factors for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy among mothers in Tigray region, Ethiopia: matched case-control study

Hailemariam Berhe Kahsay, Fikre Enquselassie Gashe, Wubegzier Mekonnen Ayele

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Labour Q1 pain – poorly analysed and reported: a systematic review

Hans Järnbert-Pettersson, Linda Vixner

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence of behavioral risk factors of cardiovascular diseases and associated socio-economic factors among pregnant women in a rural area in Southern Nepal

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01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effect of antenatal care and social well-being on early neonatal mortality in Bangladesh

Sanjit Roy, Md. Aminul Haque

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal dietary consumption of legumes, vegetables and fruit during pregnancy, does it protect against small for gestational age?

Juan Miguel Martínez-Galiano, Carmen Amezcua-Prieto, Inmaculada Salcedo-Bellido, Guadalupe González-Mata, Aurora Bueno-Cavanillas, Miguel Delgado-Rodríguez

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Acute mesenteric venous thrombosis in a pregnant woman at 35 weeks of gestation: a case report and review of the literature

Xiuting Guan, Lina Huang, Liping Li

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Rationale, design, and methods for the Medical Optimization and Management of Pregnancies with Overt Type 2 Diabetes (MOMPOD) study

Diane C. Berry, Sonia Davis Thomas, Karen F. Dorman, Amber Rose Ivins, Maria de los Angeles Abreu, Laura Young, Kim Boggess

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Magnitude and determinants of surgical site infecion among women underwent cesarean section in Ayder comprehensive specialized hospital Mekelle City, Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia, 2016

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01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Unintended pregnancy is a risk factor for depressive symptoms among socio-economically disadvantaged women in rural Bangladesh

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01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Iron supplementation during pregnancy – a cross-sectional study undertaken in four German states

Irmela Rosina Demuth, Annett Martin, Anke Weissenborn

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Examining trends in inequality in the use of reproductive health care services in Ghana and Nigeria

Oluwasegun Jko Ogundele, Milena Pavlova, Wim Groot

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Male involvement in the maternal health care system: implication towards decreasing the high burden of maternal mortality

Amanual Getnet Mersha

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Prevalence and risk factors of gestational diabetes mellitus in Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Kai Wei Lee, Siew Mooi Ching, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Anne Yee, Fan Kee Hoo, Yook Chin Chia, Wan Aliaa Wan Sulaiman, Subapriya Suppiah, Mohd Hazmi Mohamed, Sajesh K. Veettil

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Obstetric and perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancies conceived via assisted reproductive technology complicated by gestational diabetes mellitus: a prospective cohort study

Azam Kouhkan, Mohammad E. Khamseh, Reihaneh Pirjani, Ashraf Moini, Arezoo Arabipoor, Saman Maroufizadeh, Roya Hosseini, Hamid Reza Baradaran

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effectiveness and costs of non-invasive foetal RHD genotyping in rhesus-D negative mothers: a French multicentric two-arm study of 850 women

Meryl Darlington, Bruno Carbonne, Agnès Mailloux, Yves Brossard, Annie Levy-Mozziconacci, Anne Cortey, Hassani Maoulida, Tabassome Simon, Alexandra Rousseau, Isabelle Durand-Zaleski, the GENIFERH1 Study Group

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Exploring antenatal education content for couples in Blantyre, Malawi

Maria Chifuniro Chikalipo, Ellen Mbweza Chirwa, Adamson Sinjani Muula

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Successful preterm pregnancy in a rare variation of Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome: a case report

Stefania Cappello, Eleonora Piccolo, Francesco Cucinelli, Luisa Casadei, Emilio Piccione, Maria Giovanna Salerno

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Improving women’s knowledge about prenatal screening in the era of non-invasive prenatal testing for Down syndrome – development and acceptability of a low literacy decision aid

Sian Karen Smith, Antonia Cai, Michelle Wong, Mariana S. Sousa, Michelle Peate, Alec Welsh, Bettina Meiser, Rajneesh Kaur, Jane Halliday, Sharon Lewis, Lyndal Trevena, Tatiane Yanes, Kristine Barlow-Stewart, Margot Barclay

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Mid-arm muscle area and anthropometry predict low birth weight and poor pregnancy outcomes in Tanzanian women with HIV

Paul Petraro, Isabel Madzorera, Christopher P. Duggan, Donna Spiegelman, Karim Manji, Rodrick Kisenge, Roland Kupka, Wafaie W. Fawzi

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pattern of congenital anomalies at birth and their correlations with maternal characteristics in the maternity teaching hospital, Erbil city, Iraq

Sozan K. Ameen, Shahla Kareem Alalaf, Nazar P. Shabila

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal type 1collagen N-terminal telopeptide levels in severe hyperemesis gravidarum

E. Sahin, Y. Madendag, M. Eraslan Sahin, A. T. Tayyar, I. Col Madendag, M. Gozukucuk, C. Karakukcu, G. Acmaz, I. I. Muderris

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Maternal mortality ratio in selected rural communities in Kebbi State, Northwest Nigeria

Usman Gulumbe, Olatunji Alabi, Olusola A. Omisakin, Semeeh Omoleke

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Rates of HBV, HCV, HDV and HIV type 1 among pregnant women and HIV type 1 drug resistance-associated mutations in breastfeeding women on antiretroviral therapy

Judith N. Torimiro, Aubin Nanfack, William Takang, Claude Kalla Keou, Awum Nchenda Joyce, Kevin Njefi, Kimbong Agyingi, Irenee Domkam, Desire Takou, Sylvie Moudourou, Samuel Sosso, Robinson E. Mbu

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

A focus group study of women’s views and experiences of maternity care as delivered collaboratively by midwives and health visitors in England

Maria Raisa Jessica V. Aquino, Ellinor K. Olander, Rosamund M. Bryar

01.12.2018 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Spontaneous haemorrhagic stroke complicating severe pre-eclampsia in pregnancy: a case report in a resource-limited setting in Cameroon

Paul Nkemtendong Tolefac, Nkemnji Standley Awungafac, Jacqueline Ze Minkande

01.12.2018 | Review | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Pregnancy after bariatric surgery: a narrative literature review and discussion of impact on pregnancy management and outcome

Veronica Falcone, Tina Stopp, Michael Feichtinger, Herbert Kiss, Wolfgang Eppel, Peter Wolf Husslein, Gerhard Prager, Christian S. Göbl

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Postnatal care service utilization and associated factors among women who gave birth in Debretabour town, North West Ethiopia: a community- based cross-sectional study

Kihinetu Gelaye Wudineh, Azezu Asres Nigusie, Shumiye Shiferaw Gesese, Azimeraw Arega Tesu, Fentahun Yenealem Beyene

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Effects of maternal obesity on the success of assisted vaginal delivery in Chinese women

Hongying Wu, Jiayi Yue

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Acceptability of option B+ among HIV positive women receiving antenatal and postnatal care services in selected health centre’s in Lusaka

Bridget Chomba Chanda, Rosemary Ndonyo Likwa, Jessy Zgambo, Louis Tembo, Choolwe Jacobs

01.12.2018 | Study protocol | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Does endometrial scratching increase the rate of spontaneous conception in couples with unexplained infertility and a good prognosis (Hunault > 30%)? Study protocol of the SCRaTCH-OFO trial: a randomized controlled trial

B. N. Bui, H. L. Torrance, C. Janssen, B. Cohlen, J. P. de Bruin, J. E. den Hartog, P. J. Q. van der Linden, K. L. Deurloo, J. W. M. Maas, R. van Oppenraaij, A. Cantineau, C. B. Lambalk, H. Visser, E. Brinkhuis, J. van Disseldorp, B. C. Schoot, C. Lardenoije, M. van Wely, M. J. C. Eijkemans, F. J. M. Broekmans

01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Use of pregnancy ultrasound before the 19th week scan: an analytical study based on the Icelandic Childbirth and Health Cohort

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01.12.2018 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2018 Open Access

Exploring associations of maternal exposure to ambient temperature with duration of gestation and birth weight: a prospective study

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