Implications of COVID-19 Induced Anxiety of Pregnant Women on Neonatal Health

Najmeh Maharlouei; Mohammadamin Sadeghdoust; Niloufar Salemi; Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

Volume 9, Issue 4 , October 2022, , Pages 200-206

  Background: Anxiety disorders during pregnancy can lead to adverse neonatal outcomes in different ways. This research aimed to investigate the association between anxiety levels in pregnant women and neonatal health outcomes during COVID-19 pandemic.Methods: This was a prospective cohort study in which ...  Read More

Assessing Awareness of Maternity Danger Signs and its Associated Factors among Women Benefited from Antenatal Care Services in the Gaza Strip, 0Palestine 2020: Clinic-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Aymen Elsous; Dina El-oka; Fadwa Abo-Namos; Amna Jnead; Eslam Abo-Ajwa

Volume 9, Issue 3 , July 2022, , Pages 123-131

  Background: Causes of maternal deaths could be prevented if women are aware of maternity danger signs. We aimed to examine women’s awareness about obstetric danger signs and associated factors among females attending primary health facilities in Gaza strip, Palestine.Methods: A cross-sectional ...  Read More

Challenges Associated with Convalescent Plasma Infusion Therapy During Pregnancy, a Case Report

Antonio Mastroianni; Sonia Greco; Luciana Chidichimo; Maria Vittoria Mauro; Francesca Greco; Filippo Urso; Valeria Vangeli

Volume 9, Issue 2 , April 2022, , Pages 118-121

  Introduction: The Covid-19 pandemic has so far been characterized by significant morbidity and a high mortality rate worldwide. People who are frail due to age and / or the presence of comorbidities, including pregnant women, are exposed to a greater risk of developing a very serious disease. However, ...  Read More

The Sexual Function of Iranian Pregnant Women: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Hora Ameri Ahmad; Masoumeh Rostami; Sahar Dalvand; Azam Rahmani; Reza Ghanei Gheshlagh

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 126-133

  Contex: Sexual function during pregnancy affects martial satisfaction of couples and increases empathy in the completion of pregnancy and women’s self-confidence with reduction in fears. Studies on the sexual function of Iranian pregnant women have shown controversial results. The present study ...  Read More

Contraceptive Preference and Associated Factors: Implication on Pregnancy Intentions among Nursing Mothers in Southwest Nigeria

Adebukunola Olajumoke Afolabi; Adenike Ayobola Olaogun; Kolade Afolayan Afolabi

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 19-32

  Background: The gap between women’s reproductive intention and contraceptive behavior could be attributed to the increasing rate of unintended pregnancies globally. The present study was conducted to explore nursing mothers’ perception of contraception,identify the pattern of contraceptive ...  Read More

Knowledge and Practice of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness among Rural Mothers: A Cross-Sectional Study on 17 Villages of South Karnataka

Sulekha T; Niresh Chandran; Avita Rose Johnson

Volume 7, Issue 3 , July 2020, , Pages 36-41

  Background: Birth-preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) is an evidence-based strategy for reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. This study aimed to assess the knowledge and practice regarding BPCR and the associated factors among rural women in south Karnataka. Methods: In this cross-sectional ...  Read More

Physical Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Pregnant Women

Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada; Hamdalah A Adesunkanmi; Okechukwu Ernest Orji; David Olakorede; Adebanjo Babalola Adeyemi; Esther Kikelomo Afolabi; Chidiebele Petronilla Ojukwu; Abolaji Blessed Adeyemi; Olabisi Aderonke Akinwande; Moses Oluwatosin Makinde; Dolapo Adeola Ojo

Volume 6, Issue 3 , July 2019, , Pages 22-30

  Background: Physical activity (PA) and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) are significantly affected in pregnancy. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess these constructs among Nigerian pregnant women and also examine the relationship between them. Methods: A total of 140 pregnant women ...  Read More

The Prevalence of Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Pregnant Women in Duhok City, Kurdistan Region of Iraq: A Brief Report

Nawfal R Hussein; Hashim A Sharaf; Shaveen Mahdi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 1-3

  Background: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a public health issue, worldwide. HCV infection during pregnancy is associated with vertical transmission. Objectives The current study aimed at investigating the prevalence of HCV in pregnant women. Methods: The current cross sectional study was conducted in Duhok, ...  Read More

Relationship Between Physical Activity and Fatigue Among Nigerian Pregnant Women

Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada; Okechukwu Ernest Orji; Ademola Matthew Iyiola; Adebanjo Babalola Adeyemi; Esther Kikelomo Afolabi; Ojukwu Chidiebele Petronilla; Abolaji Blessed Adeyemi; Olabisi Aderonke Akinwande; Moses Oluwatosin Makinde

Volume 6, Issue 1 , January 2019, , Pages 1-7

  Background: Physical inactivity and fatigue are two common phenomena in pregnancy with attendant negative consequences. However, reports on the nexus between physical activity (PA) and fatigue seems to be sparse in literature. Objectives: This study evaluated levels and correlation between PA and pregnancy-related ...  Read More

Late Diagnosis Ended up in Small Intestine Gangrene and Near - Total Enterectomy in Late Pregnancy

Seyedeh Azam Pour Hosseini; Sara Mirzaeian; Reza Jafarzadeh Esfehani; Nayereh Ghomian

Volume 5, Issue 3 , July 2018, , Pages 1-4

  Small intestine gangrene during pregnancy is a rare and difficult diagnosis. This condition is mainly caused by a complicated obstruction of the small bowel resulting from adhesions due to previous surgical operations such as hernia, or small intestine volvulus. Vascular causes including thrombosis, ...  Read More

Pregnancy Rate by Human Chorionic Gonadotropin Administration Versus Urinary Luteinizing Hormone Surge Method in Patients Undergoing Intrauterine Insemination

Seyedeh Houra Vahedolain; Seyedeh Azam Pourhosaini; Nayere Khadem; Seyed Mostafa Pashang; Ali Akbary; Seyed Taghi Heydari

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 1-5

  Background: Infertility is becoming a world-wide concern in developed and developing countries. Multiple causes are responsible for the situations and various therapies have been developed to overcome this problem in infertile couples, as in the case of intrauterine insemination (IUI), with considerable ...  Read More

The Effect of Aerobic Exercises on Maternal Outcomes: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Monireh Toosi; Marzieh Akbarzadeh

Volume 3, Issue 4 , October 2016, , Pages 1-8

  Background: Exercise can play a major role in health during pregnancy. Therefore, it is essential to consider the physiological conditions of females regarding the exercise. Objectives: The present study aimed to determine the effect of a cycle of exercises on pregnancy outcomes. Methods: In this clinical ...  Read More

Prenatal and Maternal Outcomes in Advanced Maternal Age, a Comparative Study

Maryam Yazdani; Elnaz Amirshahi; Aria Shakeri; Reza Amirshahi; Leila Malekmakan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 1-5

  Background: The increased maternal age is associated with many prenatal and perinatal complications including stillbirth, preterm birth and cesarean delivery. Objectives: This study was carried out to investigate the prenatal and maternal outcomes among mothers older and younger than 35 in Fars province, ...  Read More