Research Article
1. Comparison of Isosorbide Mononitrate Versus Misoprostol in Cervical Ripening at Term Before Induction of Labor: A Clinical Trial

Marzieh Lotfalizade; Nayereh Khadem Ghaebi; Farideh Golhasani Keshtan; Vida Taghipour Bazargani

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 1-6

http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/whb.12248

Abstract
  Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of nitric oxide (Isosorbide mononitrate) versus misoprostol in cervix ripening and labor progression. Methods: This study was a clinical trial. One hundred females with term pregnancies, referred for induction of labor with bishop score of ...  Read More

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2. Emergency Preparedness of Health Professionals in Combating Maternal Mortality in Ghana: A Health Facility-Based Descriptive Study

Hubert Amu; Kenneth Setorwu Adde

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/whb.58140

Abstract
  Background: Ghana was unable to meet the millennium development goal five target of 190 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2015, as the country’s maternal mortality ratio is still high (358 deaths per 100,000 live births). A target of the newly-set sustainable development goal three also ...  Read More

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3. “I Don’t Think It Matters What Age Group You Are in”: Exploring Body Image Coping Strategies in Women Aged 55+

Lindsay E. Cline; K. Alysse Bailey; Kimberley L. Gammage

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/whb.61048

Abstract
  Background: To date, most research surrounding body image coping has focused on adolescent and young adult women. However, with age-related changes to body appearance and function, it is important to understand how women aged 55+ cope in uncomfortable body image contexts. Objectives: The present study ...  Read More

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4. Women’s Optimism: Role of Psychological Climate and Psychological Capital

Abbas Abbaspour; Hadi Barati; Hamid Rahimian; Hossein Abdollahi; Hassan Asadzadeh

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 1-6

http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/whb.64166

Abstract
  Background: Psychological capital is considered as the basis of sustainable competitive advantage in today’s organizations and can be developed and managed with minimal costs compared to tangible assets and can lead to significant results. Objectives: This quantitative research was carried out ...  Read More

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5. Maternal and Neonatal Complications Leading to Midwifery Errors in Referred Cases to the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization and Medical Council of Forensic Medicine from 2006 - 2011 in Isfahan, Iran

Leila Asadi; Marjan Beigi; Mahbube Valiani

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/whb.64599

Abstract
  Background: Maternal and neonatal health indicators have the important role in evaluating community development. Objectives: In this study, we examined the effects of maternal and fetal complications leading to midwifery errors in referred cases to the Iranian Legal Medicine Organization and Medical ...  Read More

Research Article
6. Vitamin D Level, Thyroid Function, and Maternal Depression in Late Pregnancy

Mohammad Hossein Dabbaghmanesh; Farideh Vaziri; Fatemeh Najib; Samira Nasiri

Volume 5, Issue 3 , Summer 2018, Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/whb.68256

Abstract
  Background: Based on a possible association between thyroid function or serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and perinatal psychological symptoms, this study examined the potential link between antenatal depression and thyroid function or vitamin D level in the population of Shiraz city. Methods: ...  Read More

Case Report
7. 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 , Summer 2018, Pages 1-4

http://dx.doi.org/10.5812/whb.63829

Abstract
  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