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  1. Research article

    Factors affecting deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants in Bangladesh

    The presence of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) is crucial in childbirth to reduce the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and to achieve the maternal mortality target of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development...

    Gulam Muhammed Al Kibria, Swagata Ghosh, Shakir Hossen, Rifath Ara Alam Barsha, Atia Sharmeen and S. M. Iftekhar Uddin

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:7

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  2. Review

    Congenital Diaphragmatic hernia – a review

    Congenital Diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a condition characterized by a defect in the diaphragm leading to protrusion of abdominal contents into the thoracic cavity interfering with normal development of the l...

    Praveen Kumar Chandrasekharan, Munmun Rawat, Rajeshwari Madappa, David H. Rothstein and Satyan Lakshminrusimha

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:6

    Published on: 11 March 2017

  3. Review

    Prevention and treatment of neonatal nosocomial infections

    Nosocomial or hospital acquired infections threaten the survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, and increase cost of care. Premature infants are partic...

    Jayashree Ramasethu

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:5

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  4. Review

    An overview of available drugs for management of opioid abuse during pregnancy

    The prevalence of opioid abuse in the United States has been steadily increasing over the last several years among many major demographics, including pregnant women. Rise in prenatal opioid abuse has resulted ...

    Jillian Laslo, Jon-Michael Brunner, Daniel Burns, Emily Butler, Autumn Cunningham, Ryan Killpack, Courtney Pyeritz, Kimberly Rinard, Jennifer Childers and Joseph Horzempa

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:4

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Introducing eHealth strategies to enhance maternal and perinatal health care in rural Tanzania

    Globally, eHealth has attracted considerable attention as a means of supporting maternal and perinatal health care. This article describes best practices, gains and challenges of implementing eHealth for mater...

    Angelo Nyamtema, Nguke Mwakatundu, Sunday Dominico, Mkambu Kasanga, Fadhili Jamadini, Kelvin Maokola, Donald Mawala, Zabron Abel, Richard Rumanyika, Calist Nzabuhakwa and Jos van Roosmalen

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:3

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  6. Review

    Early onset fetal growth restriction

    Fetal growth restriction (FGR) diagnosed before 32 weeks is identified by fetal smallness associated with Doppler abnormalities and is associated with significant perinatal morbidity and mortality and maternal...

    Andrea Dall’Asta, Valentina Brunelli, Federico Prefumo, Tiziana Frusca and Christoph C Lees

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2017 3:2

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  7. Research article

    Timing and cause of perinatal mortality for small-for-gestational-age babies in South Africa: critical periods and challenges with detection

    Little information exists on timing and cause of death for small-for-gestational-age (SGA) babies in low-and-middle-income-countries (LMICs), despite evidence from high-income countries suggesting critical per...

    Tina Lavin, David B. Preen and Robert Pattinson

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:11

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  8. Research article

    Logistic regression analysis on the determinants of stillbirth in Ethiopia

    Stillbirth is often defined as fetal death after 24 weeks of gestation, but a fetus greater than any combination of 16, 20, 22, 24, or 28 weeks gestational age and 350 g, 400 g, 500 g, or 1000 g birth weight m...

    Kidanemariam Alem Berhie and Habtamu Gebremariam Gebresilassie

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:10

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  9. Research article

    Circadian changes and sex-related differences in fetal heart rate parameters

    Previous researchers have studied circadian changes in the fetal heart rate (FHR) on small sample sizes and in a strictly controlled environment. This study was undertaken to investigate these changes during t...

    Habiba Kapaya, Fiona Broughton Pipkin, Barrie Hayes-Gill and Pamela V. Loughna

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:9

    Published on: 2 September 2016

  10. Research article

    Maternal diet quality and nutrient intake in the gestational period: results from the delta healthy sprouts comparative impact trial

    A woman’s diet while pregnant can play an important role in her reproductive health as well as the health of her unborn child. Diet quality and nutrient intake amongst pregnant women residing in the rural Lowe...

    Lisa M. Tussing-Humphreys, Jessica L. Thomson, Melissa H. Goodman and Sarah Olender

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:8

    Published on: 17 August 2016

  11. Research article

    Neonatal mortality and causes of death in Kersa Health and Demographic Surveillance System (Kersa HDSS), Ethiopia, 2008–2013

    In the world, Neonatal mortality accounts for 40 % of death of children under the age of 5 years. Majority of neonatal deaths occur in developing countries outside of formal health system, among which death in...

    Nega Assefa, Yihune Lakew, Betelhem Belay, Haji Kedir, Desalew Zelalem, Negga Baraki, Melake Damena, Lemessa Oljira, Wondimye Ashenafi and Melkamu Dedefo

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:7

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  12. Review

    Cesarean section in sub-Saharan Africa

    Cesarean section is an essential maternal healthcare service. Its role in labor and delivery care in low- and middle-income countries is complex; in many low-resource settings it is underutilized in the most n...

    Margo S. Harrison and Robert L. Goldenberg

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:6

    Published on: 8 July 2016

  13. Review

    Motherside care of the term neonate at birth

    The rationale for keeping the mother and her newborn together even when neonatal resuscitation is required is presented. The development of a customised mobile resuscitation trolley is detailed explaining how ...

    David Hutchon and Nick Bettles

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:5

    Published on: 30 June 2016

  14. Review

    The timing of umbilical cord clamping at birth: physiological considerations

    While it is now recognized that umbilical cord clamping (UCC) at birth is not necessarily an innocuous act, there is still much confusion concerning the potential benefits and harms of this common procedure. I...

    Stuart B. Hooper, Corinna Binder-Heschl, Graeme R. Polglase, Andrew W. Gill, Martin Kluckow, Euan M. Wallace, Douglas Blank and Arjan B. te Pas

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:4

    Published on: 13 June 2016

  15. Review

    New approaches to management of neonatal hypoglycemia

    Despite being a very common problem after birth, consensus on how to manage low glucose concentrations in the first 48 h of life has been difficult to establish and remains a debated issue. One of the reasons ...

    Paul J. Rozance and William W. Hay

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2016 2:3

    Published on: 10 May 2016

  16. Case report

    Severe asymptomatic maternal antepartum hyponatremia leading to neonatal seizures: prevention is better than cure

    Pre-delivery maternal electrolyte derangements may reflect themselves in the newborn, since placental homeostasis determines electrolyte equilibrium between mother and fetus.

    Enrico Valerio, Margherita Fantinato, Irene Alba Beatrice Giovannini, Eugenio Baraldi and Lino Chiandetti

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:25

    Published on: 4 November 2015

  17. Review

    Newborn intensive care survivors: a review and a plan for collaboration in Texas

    Neonatal intensive care is a remarkable success story with dramatic improvements in survival rates for preterm newborns. Significant efforts and resources are invested to improve mortality and morbidity but mu...

    Alice Gong, Yvette R. Johnson, Judith Livingston, Kathleen Matula and Andrea F. Duncan

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:24

    Published on: 19 October 2015

  18. Research

    Risk factors for acute bilirubin encephalopathy on admission to two Myanmar national paediatric hospitals

    Jaundice is the commonest neonatal ailment requiring treatment. Untreated, it can lead to acute bilirubin encephalopathy (ABE), chronic bilirubin encephalopathy (CBE) or death. ABE and CBE have been largely el...

    G. Arnolda, H. M. Nwe, D. Trevisanuto, A. A. Thin, A. A. Thein, T. Defechereux, D. Kumara and L. Moccia

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:22

    Published on: 15 September 2015

  19. Review

    A physiologic approach to cord clamping: Clinical issues

    Recent experimental physiology data and a large, population-based observational study have changed umbilical cord clamping from a strictly time-based construct to a more complex equilibrium involving circulato...

    Susan Niermeyer

    Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 1:21

    Published on: 8 September 2015

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