Lived Experiences of Recovered Pregnant Women from COVID-19: A Descriptive Phenomenology

Khadije Rezaie-Kheikhaie; Marie Hastings-Tolsma; Mohammadreza Firouzkouhi; Abdolghani Abdollahimohammad; Fatemeh Mirzaie; Sanaz Nehbandani

Volume 10, Issue 4 , October 2023, , Pages 243-254

  Background: Pregnant women represent a vulnerable demographic to COVID-19. In addition to the physical health risks posed to both the mother and fetus, COVID-19 engenders intricate and unique post-recovery experiences among pregnant women. This study explored the lived experiences of pregnant women who ...  Read More

Prevalence, Antimicrobial Susceptibility Profile, and the Associated Risk Factors of Uropathogenic E. coli among Pregnant Women in Zakho City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Ilaf Jasim Mohammed; Ibrahim Abdulqader Naqid; Huseyin Kaya Süer

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2022, , Pages 34-41

  Background: Escherichia coli (E. coli) are known to be a major cause of uropathogen among women globally. Urinary tract infection in pregnant women continues to pose clinical problems, which is a big burden for physicians. The emergence of antibiotic resistance to E. coli is inevitable and one of the ...  Read More

Seroprevalence of Rubella and Herpes Simplex Virus in Women with Miscarriage and Stillbirth in Zakho City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq: A Cross- Sectional Study

Ibrahim A. Naqid; Shivan H. Yousif; Nawfal R. Hussein

Volume 7, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 18-22

  Background: In pregnant women, primary infection with rubella and herpes virus may lead to serious complications, including abortion, stillbirth, and severe birth defect. The objective of the present study was to determine the prevalence of rubella and herpes IgG and IgM antibodies in pregnant women. ...  Read More

Serological Study of IgG and IgM Antibodies to Cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma Infections in Pregnant Women in Zakho City, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

Ibrahim Abdulqader Naqid; Shivan Hassan Yousif; Nawfal Rasheed Hussein

Volume 6, Issue 4 , October 2019, , Pages 8-12

  Background: Toxoplasma gondii and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) can cause a range of diseases in pregnant women and may lead to adverse fetal outcomes. Therefore, the detection of these infections is necessary during pregnancy. Objectives: The aim of this study was to estimate the seroprevalence of Toxoplasma ...  Read More

Effect of Daily Consumption of a Synbiotic Food on Pregnancy Outcomes: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Mohsen Taghizadeh; Sabihe-Alsadat Alizadeh; Zatollah Asemi

Volume 3, Issue 1 , January 2016, , Pages 1-6

  Background: To our knowledge, no reports are available indicating the effects of synbiotics on pregnancy outcomes and maternal biochemical indices in pregnant women. Objectives: This study was designed to evaluate the effects of daily consumption of a synbiotic food on pregnancy outcomes and maternal ...  Read More

The Beneficial Effects of Calcium Supplementation Plus Low-Dose Aspirin on Metabolic Profiles in Pregnant Women at Risk for Pre-Eclampsia: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Maryam Karamali; Zatollah Asemi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , January 2015, , Pages 1-7

  Background: Increased metabolic profiles during pregnancy are associated with an increasing risk for maternal and fetal morbidity and remain a significant medical challenge. To our knowledge there are no reports on the favorable effects of calcium supplementation plus aspirin on metabolic profiles among ...  Read More

The Reduction of Anxiety and Improved Maternal Attachment to Fetuses and Neonates by Relaxation Training in Primigravida Women

Monire Toosi; Marzieh Akbarzadeh; Farkhondeh Sharif; Najaf Zare

Volume 1, Issue 1 , April 2014, , Pages 1-6

  Background: Anxiety is among the pregnancy complications affecting maternal mental and physical health and attachment to the fetus and newborn. Relaxation training is an effective, simple and available method to address this dismal condition. Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect ...  Read More