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Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections in male partners of pregnant women in Brazil.

Int J STD AIDS 2021 Jul 26:9564624211032759. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, David Geffen School of Medicine, 8783UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can adversely affect a woman's pregnancy and the health of the developing fetus. The source of these infections may be the male sexual partner who remains under-diagnosed and un-treated due to a combination of lack of symptoms, decreased access to health care, and poor health-seeking behaviors. From September 2018 to November 2019, we offered a cohort of pregnant women (gestational age range: 4. Read More

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PRENATAL IDENTIFICATION OF ABERRANT RIGHT SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY IN ISOLATION: THE NEED FOR FURTHER GENETIC WORK-UP?

Acta Clin Croat 2020 Dec;59(4):582-589

1Division of Perinatology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey; 2Division of Genetic Disease, Van Regional Training and Research Hospital, Van, Turkey; 3Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Van Regional Trainingand Research Hospital, Van, Turkey; 4Bahceci Infertility and IVF Center, Fulya, Istanbul, Turkey.

The objective of this study was to evaluate the association between aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) and chromosomal abnormalities. The study included 5211 women having attended our unit for fetal anatomic screening and fetal echocardiography from August 2016 until February 2019. After diagnosing ARSA, prenatal invasive testing was discussed with the patients. Read More

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December 2020

Community based screening for sickle haemoglobin among pregnant women in Benue State, Nigeria: I-Care-to-Know, a Healthy Beginning Initiative.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2021 Jul 8;21(1):498. Epub 2021 Jul 8.

Centre for Translational and Implementation Research, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu, Nigeria.

Background: Haemoglobin genotype screening at prenatal care offers women an opportunity to be aware of their genotype, receive education on sickle cell disease (SCD) and may increase maternal demand for SCD newborn screening. In developed countries, most pregnant women who access prenatal care and deliver at the hospital receive haemoglobin genotype screening. In settings with low prenatal care attendance and low hospital deliveries, community-based screening may provide similar opportunity for pregnant women. Read More

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Late initiation and low utilization of postnatal care services among women in the rural setting in Northwest Tanzania: a community-based study using a mixed method approach.

BMC Health Serv Res 2021 Jul 2;21(1):635. Epub 2021 Jul 2.

Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Calgary, Canada.

Background: Maternal and newborn mortality is high immediately after childbirth and up to 42 days postnatally despite the availability of interventions. Postnatal care is crucial in preventing mortality and improving the health of women and newborns. This prospective cohort study investigated the initiation and utilization of postnatal care at health facilities and explored users' and providers' perspectives on utilization of postnatal care services. Read More

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How Did Prenatal Education Impact Women's Perception of Pregnancy and Postnatal Life in a Romanian Population.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2021 Jun 7;57(6). Epub 2021 Jun 7.

"Bucur" Maternity, "Saint John" Clinic Emergency Hospital, 042122 Bucharest, Romania.

Prenatal education represents an important part of maternal prenatal care in Western countries. In Romania, prenatal education is of recent interest but there is no official information about prenatal courses and their impact on prenatal care and patients in Romania. A prospective study based on the STROBE statement was designed in order to assess the prenatal education delivered in our unit. Read More

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Influence of information, education and communication on prenatal and skilled delivery in the Tano North District, Ghana: A cross-sectional study.

Heliyon 2021 Jun 8;7(6):e07245. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana.

Skilled birth attendance is considered an effective intervention to reduce maternal and early neonatal morbidity and mortality. Yet in Ghana, skilled birth attendance is said to be relatively low despite high antenatal attendance. In this study, we specifically assessed the influence of information, education and communication on prenatal and skilled delivery in the Tano North District of Ghana. Read More

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Correlates of knowledge of genetic diseases and congenital anomalies among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Lagos, South-West Nigeria.

Pan Afr Med J 2021 28;38:310. Epub 2021 Mar 28.

Faculty of Clinical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

Introduction: genetic diseases and congenital anomalies place a significant burden on the health of new-borns and their mothers. Despite the availability of a variety of prenatal screening tests, mothers' knowledge has been documented to determine uptake. This study aims to assess the knowledge of pregnant women about birth defects and the associated correlates with regard to willingness to do prenatal screening. Read More

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Perceived quality of essential newborn care implementation among health facility deliveries in North Gondar Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study.

Reprod Health 2021 Jun 13;18(1):127. Epub 2021 Jun 13.

Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health, School of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Quality of essential newborn care is defined as the extent of health care services to improve the health of newborns. However, studies are scarce regarding the quality of newborn care implementation. Therefore, this study aimed to measure the magnitude and factors associated with essential newborn care implementation perceived quality among health facility deliveries in Northwest Ethiopia. Read More

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SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic pregnant women in South Brazil: RT-PCR and serological detection.

J Perinat Med 2021 Jul 10;49(6):717-722. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital de Clínicas, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

Objectives: This study aims to detect the SARS-CoV-2 infection prevalence in asymptomatic pregnant women.

Methods: A group of 195 asymptomatic pregnant women who attended the prenatal care outclinic and to the obstetric emergency department was tested concomitantly for SARS-CoV-2 by RT-PCR and serological tests.

Results: The virus was detected by RT-PCR in two (1. Read More

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Antenatal care and determinants of obstetric danger signs awareness of immediate postpartum women at Buea Regional Hospital, Cameroon.

Pan Afr Med J 2021 8;38:247. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Public Health and Hygiene, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Buea, Buea, Cameroon.

Introduction: a significant proportion of pregnancy related deaths result from delay in decision to seek care and this often stems from failure to identify obstetric danger signs earlier. Early identification of these danger signs will therefore reduce maternal mortality. However, studies on obstetric danger signs awareness are lacking in Cameroon. Read More

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Adequacy of prenatal care services and associated factors in Southern Ethiopia.

Arch Public Health 2021 Jun 7;79(1):94. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Population and Family Health, Jimma University, Jimma, Ethiopia.

Background: Prenatal care is an important component for the continuum of care in maternal and child health services. Despite increased attention on prenatal care service coverage, the adequacy of service provision has not been well addressed in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study aimed to describe the status of the adequacy of prenatal care and its associated factors in Southern Ethiopia. Read More

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Determinants of adverse birth outcome in Sub-Saharan Africa: analysis of recent demographic and health surveys.

BMC Public Health 2021 06 7;21(1):1092. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: More than 75% of neonatal deaths occurred in the first weeks of life as a result of adverse birth outcomes. Low birth weight, preterm births are associated with a variety of acute and long-term complications. In Sub-Saharan Africa, there is insufficient evidence of adverse birth outcomes. Read More

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Determinants of compliance with the World Health Organisation recommendations for pregnant women in an urban health centre in The Gambia.

Afr J Reprod Health 2020 Sep;24(3):24-32

University of Aberdeen, UK.

In 2001 the World Health Organization drew up recommendations for pregnant women in order to reduce maternal mortality: the first visit to the antenatal clinic to be in the first trimester, at least four visits in total and delivery with a trained birth attendant. This study reports the extent to which pregnant women attending a health centre in The Gambia complied with the recommendations. A cohort of 1611 consecutive pregnant women was recruited. Read More

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September 2020

The level of depression, anxiety, and sleep quality in pregnancy during coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2021 Jun 1. Epub 2021 Jun 1.

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Rize, Turkey.

Aim: We aimed to evaluate the mental health and sleep quality of pregnant women in different trimesters during coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and investigate the effect of quarantine and new lifestyle changes that come into our lives with pandemic with on this subject.

Methods: It was conducted on pregnant women (n = 149) who attended routine pregnancy prenatal visit during their pregnancy weeks. The data were collected using sociodemographic and clinical data form, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) to evaluate sleep quality, Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) to evaluate maternal depression and anxiety. Read More

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on postpartum contraception planning.

Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM 2021 May 28;3(5):100412. Epub 2021 May 28.

Division of Family Planning Services and Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA.

Objective: The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated rapid adjustment of obstetrical delivery models including fewer antenatal appointments and increased use of telehealth. We hypothesized that an increase in telemedicine and a decrease in antepartum visits owing to the COVID-19 pandemic led to a decreased proportion of people with a postpartum contraception plan at the time of the birth-hospitalization admission and a reduced uptake of top-tier forms of contraception at birth-hospitalization admission and discharge, and the routine postpartum visit, which has otherwise been increasing in recent years. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study comparing a randomly selected sample of people giving birth at a large, tertiary referral center during a regional "shelter in place" order, March 16, 2020, to July 31, 2020, with a previously abstracted random sample of people delivering between November 1, 2017, and April 30, 2018, was conducted. Read More

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"I came to escort someone": Men's experiences of antenatal care services in urban Ghana-a qualitative study.

Reprod Health 2021 May 26;18(1):106. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Health Promotion and Development, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.

Background: Male involvement in maternal healthcare has been widely recognized as essential for positive health outcomes for expectant mothers and their unborn babies. However, few studies have explored men's experiences of maternal health services. The purpose of this paper is to explore men's involvement in antenatal care in urban Ghana and to discuss how men navigate their roles in a space that has been constructed as feminine. Read More

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Determinants of intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine in pregnant women (IPTp-SP) in Mali, a household survey.

Malar J 2021 May 22;20(1):231. Epub 2021 May 22.

Department of Education and Research in Public Health and Specialties, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako, Bamako, Mali.

Background: In malaria endemic regions, intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is recommended for all pregnant women during prenatal consultation, from the fourth month of pregnancy up to the time of delivery. The Government of Mali is aiming for universal coverage of IPTp-SP. However, coverage is still low, estimated to be 18% for completion of three doses (IPTp-SP3). Read More

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Sleep problems among children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)- an explorative study.

Ital J Pediatr 2021 May 17;47(1):113. Epub 2021 May 17.

Governor Kremers Centre, Maastricht University Medical Centre, PO Box 616 6200, MD, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

Background: Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) is a group of conditions resulting from prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Patients with FASD experience a variety of neuropsychological symptoms resulting from central nervous system impairment. Little is known about sleep disorders associated with PAE. Read More

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Maternal healthcare utilsation and complete childhood vaccination in sub-Saharan Africa: a cross-sectional study of 29 nationally representative surveys.

BMJ Open 2021 05 13;11(5):e045992. Epub 2021 May 13.

School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Objective: The objective of the study was to examine the association between maternal healthcare utilisation and complete childhood vaccination in sub-Saharan Africa.

Design: Our study was a cross-sectional study that used pooled data from 29 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Participants: A total of 60 964 mothers of children aged 11-23 months were included in the study. Read More

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Known HIV status among adolescent women attending antenatal care services in Eswatini, Ethiopia and Mozambique.

Reprod Health 2021 May 3;18(1):90. Epub 2021 May 3.

ICAP At Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, 722 W. 168th St., New York, NY, 10032, USA.

Background: Antenatal care (ANC) clinics remain important entry points to HIV care for pregnant women living with HIV-including adolescents. Prior knowledge of their HIV status at ANC enrollment is crucial to providing services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. We examined known HIV status of pregnant adolescents and women in other age groups at ANC enrollment. Read More

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The effect of yoga on the delivery and neonatal outcomes in nulliparous pregnant women in Iran: a clinical trial study.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2021 May 3;21(1):351. Epub 2021 May 3.

Clinical Research Development Unit, Kowsar Hospital, Qazvin University of Medical Science, Qazvin, Iran.

Background: Yoga can reduce the risk of preterm delivery, cesarean section (CS), and fetal death. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Yoga on pregnancy, delivery, and neonatal outcomes.

Methods: This was a clinical trial study and using the random sampling without replacement 70 pregnant women entered Hatha Yoga and control groups according to the color of the ball they took from a bag containing two balls (blue or red). Read More

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Progress in Reducing Inequalities in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in Nepal.

J Nepal Health Res Counc 2021 Apr 23;19(1):140-147. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Nepal Health Sector Programme 3 / Monitoring, Evaluation and Operational Research, Abt Associates, Nepal.

Background: Equity has emerged as a cross-cutting theme in the health sector, and countries across the world are striving to ensure that all people have access to the health services they need without undue financial hardship and educational, social, cultural and geographical barriers. In this context, this analysis has attempted to analyse Nepal's progress in reducing inequalities in reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health services based on economic status and place of residence.

Methods: In this analysis, we have used data available from the web version of the Health Equity Assessment Toolkit, a data visualisation tool developed by the World Health Organisation. Read More

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Open fetal surgery for myelomeningocele repair in France.

J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod 2021 Apr 26;50(9):102155. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Sorbonne University, AP-HP, Trousseau Hospital, DMU ORIGYNE, Department of Fetal Medicine, 26 Avenue du Dr Arnold Netter, 75012 Paris, France; National Reference Center for Rare Disease: Vertebral and Spinal Cord Anomalies (MAVEM Center), AP-HP, Trousseau Hospital, 26 Avenue du Dr Arnold Netter, 75012 Paris, France.

Introduction: Open fetal myelomeningocele (MMC) surgery is currently the standard of care option for prenatal MMC repair. We described the population referred to our center and reviewed outcome after open fetal MMC repair.

Material And Methods: All patients referred to our center for MMC were reviewed from July 2014 to June 2020. Read More

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Comparison Between In-Person and Audio-Only Virtual Prenatal Visits and Perinatal Outcomes.

JAMA Netw Open 2021 04 1;4(4):e215854. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas.

Importance: Ensuring access to prenatal care services in the US is challenging, and implementation of telehealth options was limited before the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in vulnerable populations, given the regulatory requirements for video visit technology.

Objective: To explore the association of audio-only virtual prenatal care with perinatal outcomes.

Design, Setting, And Participants: This cohort study compared perinatal outcomes of women who delivered between May 1 and October 31, 2019 (n = 6559), and received in-person prenatal visits only with those who delivered between May 1 and October 31, 2020 (n = 6048), when audio-only virtual visits were integrated into prenatal care during the COVID-19 pandemic, as feasible based on pregnancy complications. Read More

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SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS RELATED TO KNOWING THE BENEFITS OF BREASTFEEDING.

Rev Paul Pediatr 2021 2;39:e2020101. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Instituto de Assistência Médica ao Servidor Público Estadual, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Objective: To describe the characteristics of women according to the reported number of benefits of breastfeeding and to verify its association with the duration of this practice until the sixth month of the child's life.

Methods: This was a qualitative and prospective observational study performed with postpartum mothers in two stages (n=78, and after six months n=62). Generalized linear models were used to identify the profile of the mothers as well as to determine the factors associated with the duration of breastfeeding until the sixth month of the child's life. Read More

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Factors Affecting Intrauterine Paternal-Foetal Attachment and the Responsibility Status of Fathers Concerning Mothers and Babies.

J Reprod Infant Psychol 2021 Apr 1:1-14. Epub 2021 Apr 1.

Department of Midwifery, School of Health, Balıkesir, Turkey.

: This study aims to determine the sociodemographic and paternal factors affecting intrauterine paternal-fetal attachment: The descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted with fathers whose partners were over the 24th week of their pregnancies (n=174). The fathers were applied a form regarding responsibility-taking for mother and baby and the Intrauterine Father Attachment Scale.: Fathers who are young, university graduates, have spouse working, planned the pregnancy, have no other children, and state that they had a good relationship with their father, were found to have significantly higher levels of attachment to the intrauterine fetus. Read More

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Prenatal Depression Severity and Postpartum Care Utilization in a Medicaid Population.

Womens Health Rep (New Rochelle) 2020 8;1(1):468-473. Epub 2020 Oct 8.

Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Postpartum visits are a necessary continuum of medical care for women who are diagnosed with depression during pregnancy. However, postpartum care utilization is typically lower in populations who face adverse events and it is unclear to what extent having depression during pregnancy may compromise postpartum visit follow-up. Our study examined the association between severity of prenatal depression and postpartum care utilization among women on Medicaid. Read More

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October 2020

The influence of exercise during pregnancy on racial/ethnic health disparities and birth outcomes.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2021 Mar 26;21(1):258. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Department of Kinesiology, ECU, Greenville, NC, USA.

Background: Non-Hispanic black (NHB) pregnant women disproportionately experience adverse birth outcomes compared to Non-Hispanic white (NHW) pregnant women. The positive effects of prenatal exercise on maternal and neonatal health may mitigate these disparities. This study evaluated the influence of prenatal exercise on racial/ethnic disparities in gestational age (GA), birthweight (BW), and risks of preterm birth (PTB), cesarean section (CS), and low-birthweight (LBW) neonates. Read More

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Comparing Antenatal and Delivery Care Services in Public and Private Health Facilities: Evidence from 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey.

West Afr J Med 2021 03;38(3):206-212

Community Medicine and Primary Health Care, Bingham University, Nasarawa State, Nigeria.

Background: There have been calls for privatisation of public health facilities to improve quality of care received. The study compared antenatal and delivery services received in public and private health facilities in Nigeria.

Methods: The study was based on 2018 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey data collected from women aged 15-49 years, concerning their pregnancy and delivery. Read More

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Breastfeeding education, early skin-to-skin contact and other strong determinants of exclusive breastfeeding in an urban population: a prospective study.

BMJ Open 2021 03 18;11(3):e041625. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Centro de Salud Tipo A Carapungo 1, Ministerio de Salud Publica, Quito, Ecuador.

Objective: The current study aims to demonstrate independent associations between social, educational and health practice interventions as determinants of exclusive breastfeeding in an urban Ecuadorian population.

Design: Prospective survival analyses.

Setting: Ecuadorian mother-child dyads in urban settings. Read More

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