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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209120/factors-influencing-utilisation-of-maternal-health-services-by-adolescent-mothers-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-a-systematic-review
#1
Oluwasola Eniola Banke-Thomas, Aduragbemi Oluwabusayo Banke-Thomas, Charles Anawo Ameh
BACKGROUND: Adolescent mothers aged 15-19 years are known to have greater risks of maternal morbidity and mortality compared with women aged 20-24 years, mostly due to their unique biological, sociological and economic status. Nowhere Is the burden of disease greater than in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). Understanding factors that influence adolescent utilisation of essential maternal health services (MHS) would be critical in improving their outcomes. METHODS: We systematically reviewed the literature for articles published until December 2015 to understand how adolescent MHS utilisation has been assessed in LMICs and factors affecting service utilisation by adolescent mothers...
February 16, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193255/a-narrative-synthesis-of-factors-that-affect-women-speaking-up-about-early-warning-signs-and-symptoms-of-pre-eclampsia-and-responses-of-healthcare-staff
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Wendy Carter, Debra Bick, Nicola Mackintosh, Jane Sandall
BACKGROUND: One of the challenges for treating pre-eclampsia and preventing further deterioration is determining how best to enable early detection. If women or their partners and families are able to raise early warnings about potential signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia in pregnancy, birth and in the postnatal period, women may be able to receive earlier intervention to prevent severe pre-eclampsia from developing. The aim of this study was to improve understanding of factors affecting the ability of women to recognise symptoms and signs of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and seek appropriate medical help and factors affecting health care professionals' responses to women and their families who 'speak up' about early warning signs and symptoms...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193189/assessment-of-dha-on-reducing-early-preterm-birth-the-adore-randomized-controlled-trial-protocol
#3
Susan E Carlson, Byron J Gajewski, Christina J Valentine, Lynette K Rogers, Carl P Weiner, Emily A DeFranco, Catalin S Buhimschi
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth contributes to 0.5 million deliveries in the United States (one of eight pregnancies) and poses a huge burden on public health with costs in the billions. Of particular concern is that the rate of earliest preterm birth (<34 weeks) (ePTB), which has decreased little since 1990 and has the greatest impact on the overall infant mortality, resulting in the greatest cost to society. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation provides a potential high yield, low risk strategy to reduce early preterm delivery in the US by up to 75%...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193186/afghan-migrants-face-more-suboptimal-care-than-natives-a-maternal-near-miss-audit-study-at-university-hospitals-in-tehran-iran
#4
Soheila Mohammadi, Soraya Saleh Gargari, Masoumeh Fallahian, Carina Källestål, Shirin Ziaei, Birgitta Essén
BACKGROUND: Women from low-income settings have higher risk of maternal near miss (MNM) and suboptimal care than natives in high-income countries. Iran is the second largest host country for Afghan refugees in the world. Our aim was to investigate whether care quality for MNM differed between Iranians and Afghans and identify potential preventable attributes of MNM. METHODS: An MNM audit study was conducted from 2012 to 2014 at three university hospitals in Tehran...
February 13, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187761/erratum-to-maternal-intake-of-seafood-and-supplementary-long-chain-n-3-poly-unsaturated-fatty-acids-and-preterm-delivery
#5
Anne Lise Brantsæter, Linda Englund-Ögge, Margareta Haugen, Bryndis Eva Birgisdottir, Helle Katrine Knutsen, Verena Sengpiel, Ronny Myhre, Jan Alexander, Roy M Nilsen, Bo Jacobsson, Helle Margrete Meltzer
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February 10, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178940/accuracy-of-clinical-fetal-weight-estimation-by-midwives
#6
Assaad Kesrouani, Chady Atallah, Ramzi AbouJaoude, Norma Assaf, Hanaa Khaled, Elie Attieh
BACKGROUND: Clinical fetal weight estimation is a common practice in obstetrics. This study aims to evaluate the accuracy of fetal weight estimation by midwives, and to identify factors that may lead to overestimation or underestimation of fetal weight. METHODS: A cohort prospective study in a Lebanese university hospital, included weight estimation of singleton pregnancies above 35 weeks. Multiple pregnancies, unclear dating, growth retardation, malformations and stillbirths cases are excluded...
February 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178933/pregnancy-termination-for-fetal-abnormality-are-health-professionals-perceptions-of-women-s-coping-congruent-with-women-s-accounts
#7
Caroline Lafarge, Kathryn Mitchell, Andrew C G Breeze, Pauline Fox
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy termination for fetal abnormality (TFA) may have profound psychological consequences for those involved. Evidence suggests that women's experience of care influences their psychological adjustment to TFA and that they greatly value compassionate healthcare. Caring for women in these circumstances presents challenges for health professionals, which may relate to their understanding of women's experience. This qualitative study examined health professionals' perceptions of women's coping with TFA and assessed to what extent these perceptions are congruent with women's accounts...
February 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178926/framework-for-the-establishment-of-a-feasible-tailored-and-effective-perinatal-education-programme
#8
Isabel Artieta-Pinedo, Carmen Paz-Pascual, Gonzalo Grandes, Maite Espinosa
BACKGROUND: Antenatal education needs to be renewed and adapted to the needs of women. OBJECTIVES: to assess women needs, identify factors that influence the desired outcomes, and propose a framework for developing new perinatal education based on the guidance published by the UK Medical Research Council for the development and evaluation of complex interventions in primary care. METHODS: For this study: (a) four focus group sessions were held from October to November 2010 in Bizkaia (Spain) with 30 women exploring their needs during pregnancy and postpartum; (b) two literature reviews were conducted on women's needs at these times and theoretical models of healthcare education; and (c) seven discussion and consensus sessions were run with a group of experts composed of midwifes, gynaecologists, paediatricians, and paediatric and postpartum nurses...
February 8, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173771/a-survey-of-healthcare-providers-knowledge-and-attitudes-regarding-pain-relief-in-labor-for-women-in-ethiopia
#9
Mary McCauley, Catriona Stewart, Birhanu Kebede
BACKGROUND: To explore healthcare providers' knowledge and attitudes to the need for pain relief for women in labor. METHODS: A structured questionnaire (n = 200) distributed to healthcare providers working in the obstetric departments, including theatres, of three public hospitals in different settings (rural, peri-urban and urban) in Ethiopia. Descriptive analysis was performed using Excel 2013 and SPSS version 22 for associations. RESULTS: The response rate was 81...
February 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173769/effects-of-an-antenatal-mindfulness-based-childbirth-and-parenting-programme-on-the-postpartum-experiences-of-mothers-a-qualitative-interview-study
#10
Françoise Roy Malis, Thorsten Meyer, Mechthild M Gross
BACKGROUND: Applications of mindfulness during the perinatal period have recently been explored and appear to offer a decrease in stress, anxiety and depression during this period. However, it still remains unclear what practical use women make of mindfulness during the postpartum period and the mechanisms through which it works. The subjective experience of mindfulness practice by mothers is not fully understood. The aim of the present study was to explore how women enrolled in a "Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting programme" experienced mindfulness practice during the postpartum period...
February 7, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166782/caesarean-deliveries-in-china
#11
Xin Wang, Susan Hellerstein, Lei Hou, Liying Zou, Yan Ruan, Weiyuan Zhang
BACKGROUND: The caesarean section rate has risen rapidly in China. The purpose of this retrospective study was to estimate caesarean section rates and indications by hospital facility level in Mainland China to investigate reasons contributing to the high rate. METHODS: This cross-sectional hospital-based study collected data from 39 hospitals in three geographical regions in China, covering 14 different provinces, municipalities, and autonomous regions, including 20 tertiary health hospitals and 19 secondary hospitals...
February 6, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166745/unpredictability-dictates-quality-of-maternal-and-newborn-care-provision-in-rural-tanzania-a-qualitative-study-of-health-workers-perspectives
#12
Ulrika Baker, Farida Hassan, Claudia Hanson, Fatuma Manzi, Tanya Marchant, Stefan Swartling Peterson, Ingrid Hylander
BACKGROUND: Health workers are the key to realising the potential of improved quality of care for mothers and newborns in the weak health systems of Sub Saharan Africa. Their perspectives are fundamental to understand the effectiveness of existing improvement programs and to identify ways to strengthen future initiatives. The objective of this study was therefore to examine health worker perspectives of the conditions for maternal and newborn care provision and their perceptions of what constitutes good quality of care in rural Tanzanian health facilities...
February 6, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158987/pregnancy-in-fanconi-anaemia-with-bone-marrow-failure-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#13
Flavia Sorbi, Federico Mecacci, Alessandro Di Filippo, Massimiliano Fambrini
BACKGROUND: Fanconi anaemia is a rare inherited disease characterized by congenital abnormalities, progressive bone marrow failure and predisposition to malignancy. Successful pregnancies in transplanted patients have been reported. In this paper we will describe the pregnancy of a patient with Fanconi anaemia without transplantation. CASE PRESENTATION: A 34-year-old nulliparous woman with Fanconi anaemia was referred to our institution. Pregnancy was complicated by progressive pancytopenia and two severe infections...
February 3, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152996/quality-and-uptake-of-antenatal-and-postnatal-care-in-haiti
#14
Kelsey R Mirkovic, Eva Lathrop, Erin N Hulland, Reginald Jean-Louis, Daniel Lauture, Ghislaine Desinor D'Alexis, Endang Hanzel, Reynold Grand-Pierre
BACKGROUND: Despite improvement, maternal mortality in Haiti remains high at 359/100,000 live births. Improving access to high quality antenatal and postnatal care has been shown to reduce maternal mortality and improve newborn outcomes. Little is known regarding the quality and uptake of antenatal and postnatal care among Haitian women. METHODS: Exit interviews were conducted with all pregnant and postpartum women seeking care from large health facilities (n = 10) in the Nord and Nord-Est department and communes of St...
February 2, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148237/morbidity-and-mortality-among-very-preterm-singletons-following-fertility-treatment-in-australia-and-new-zealand-a-population-cohort-study
#15
Alex Y Wang, Abrar A Chughtai, Kei Lui, Elizabeth A Sullivan
BACKGROUND: Due to high rates of multiple birth and preterm birth following fertility treatment, the rates of mortality and morbidity among births following fertility treatment were higher than those conceived spontaneously. However, it is unclear whether the rates of adverse neonatal outcomes remain higher for very preterm (<32 weeks gestational age) singletons born after fertility treatment. This study aims to compare adverse neonatal outcomes among very preterm singletons born after fertility treatment including assisted reproductive technology (ART) hyper-ovulution (HO) and artificial insemination (AI) to those following spontaneous conception...
February 2, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148230/specialist-antenatal-clinics-for-women-at-high-risk-of-preterm-birth-a-systematic-review-of-qualitative-and-quantitative-research
#16
Reem Malouf, Maggie Redshaw
BACKGROUND: Preterm birth (PTB) is the leading cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. Women with previous prenatal loss are at higher risk of preterm birth. A specialist antenatal clinic is considered as one approach to improve maternity and pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: A systematic review of quantitative, qualitative and mixed method studies conducted on women at high risk of preterm birth (PTB). The review primary outcomes were to report on the specialist antenatal clinics effect in preventing or reducing preterm birth, perinatal mortality and morbidity and women's perceptions and experiences of a specialist clinic whether compared or not compared with standard antenatal care...
February 2, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143611/the-effectiveness-of-introducing-group-prenatal-care-gpc-in-selected-health-facilities-in-a-district-of-bangladesh-study-protocol
#17
Marufa Sultana, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Nausad Ali, Sayem Ahmed, Ziaul Islam, Jahangir A M Khan, Abdur Razzaque Sarker
BACKGROUND: Despite high rates of antenatal care and relatively good access to health facilities, maternal and neonatal mortality remain high in Bangladesh. There is an immediate need for implementation of evidence-based, cost-effective interventions to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes. The aim of the study is to assess the effect of the intervention namely Group Prenatal Care (GPC) on utilization of standard number of antenatal care, post natal care including skilled birth attendance and institutional deliveries instead of usual care...
January 31, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143599/decreased-neonatal-pain-response-after-vaginal-operative-delivery-with-kiwi-omnicup-versus-metal-ventouse
#18
E A Huhn, E Visca, D R Vogt, S von Felten, E M Tinner Oehler, C Bührer, D Surbek, R Zimmermann, I Hoesli
BACKGROUND: Vaginal delivery, especially operative assisted vaginal delivery, seems to be a major stressor for the neonate. The objective of this study was to evaluate the stress response after metal cup versus Kiwi Omnicup® ventouse delivery. METHODS: The study was a secondary observational analysis of data from a former prospective randomised placebo controlled multicentre study on the analgesic effect of acetaminophen in neonates after operative vaginal delivery and took place at three Swiss tertiary hospitals...
January 31, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143534/pregnant-women-s-preferences-for-and-concerns-about-preterm-birth-prevention-a-cross-sectional-survey
#19
Vanessa Ha, Sarah D McDonald
BACKGROUND: Although there is a call for patient-centred prenatal care, women's preferences for and concerns about preterm birth (PTB) prevention have not been well-studied. Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional survey to determine women's preferences for PTB prevention and their likelihood of following their healthcare provider's recommendations for PTB prevention, as well as factors associated with these responses. METHODS: A piloted self-administered questionnaire was completed by pregnant women who could read English...
January 31, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125983/fathers-views-and-experiences-of-their-own-mental-health-during-pregnancy-and-the-first-postnatal-year-a-qualitative-interview-study-of-men-participating-in-the-uk-born-and-bred-in-yorkshire-baby-cohort
#20
Z Darwin, P Galdas, S Hinchliff, E Littlewood, D McMillan, L McGowan, S Gilbody
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of fathers' depression and anxiety in the perinatal period (i.e. from conception to 1 year after birth) is approximately 5-10%, and 5-15%, respectively; their children face increased risk of adverse emotional and behavioural outcomes, independent of maternal mental health. Critically, fathers can be protective against the development of maternal perinatal mental health problems and their effects on child outcomes. Preventing and treating paternal mental health problems and promoting paternal psychological wellbeing may therefore benefit the family as a whole...
January 26, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
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