Section Editors

  • Cecily M Begley, Trinity College Dublin
  • Matthias Borchert, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Alexander Heazell, University of Manchester
  • Robert W Powers, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley
  • Christine Roberts, The Kolling Institute of Medical Research
  • Jos van Roosmalen, VU University Medical Center

Executive Editor

  • Peter O'Donovan, BioMed Central


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    Seeking skilled birth attendants in Kenya

    A number of significant barriers need to be broken down to ensure rural Kenyan women do not only seek skilled birth care when serious conplications arise

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:311
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    Eating Disorders and Breastfeeding

    Whilst the severity of eating disorders (EDs) can decrease during pregnancy, EDs may still affect the early mother-child feeding patterns and relationships.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:274
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    Psychotropic drug use during pregnancy in the US

    Approximately 10% of privately-insured women in the US are given some form of psychotropic drug during their pregnancy.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:242
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    Fistula repair in developing countries

    The wide range of clinical procedures for repair of female genital fistula in developing countries highlights the need for further research to strengthen the evidence base for best practices.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:220
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    Enhanced detection of Down's syndrome

    Measurement of circulating levels of luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR) could complement existing techniques to increase the accuracy of Down's syndrome diagnosis in early pregnancy.

    BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014, 14:197



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