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Featured Articles

The following featured articles include those from NICHD researchers or NICHD-supported researchers.

  • Attanasio, L. B., McPherson, M. E., & Kozhimannil, K. B. (2014). Positive childbirth experiences in U.S. hospitals: A mixed methods analysis. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 18(5), 1280–1290. PMID: 24072597
  • Bang, A., Bellad, R., Gisore, P., Hibberd, P., Patel, A., Goudar, S., et al. (2014). Implementation and evaluation of the Helping Babies Breathe curriculum in three resource limited settings: Does Helping Babies Breathe save lives? A study protocol. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 14, 116. PMID: 24670013
  • Komorowski, L. K., Leeman, L. M., Fullilove, A. M., Bedrick, E. J., Migliaccio, L. D., & Rogers, R. G. (2014). Does a large infant head or a short perineal body increase the risk of obstetrical perineal trauma? Birth, 41(2), 147–152. PMID: 24698200
  • Kozhimannil, K. B., Macheras, M., & Lorch, S. A. (2014). Trends in childbirth before 39 weeks’ gestation without medical indication. Medical Care, 52(7), 649–657. PMID: 24926713
  • Laughon, S. K., Berghella, V., Reddy, U. M., Sundaram, R., Lu, Z., & Hoffman, M. K. (2014). Neonatal and maternal outcomes with prolonged second stage of labor. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 124(1), 57–67. PMID: 24901265
  • Parikh, L. I., Reddy, U. M., Männistö, T., Mendola, P., Sjaarda, L., Hinkle, S., et al. (2014). Neonatal outcomes in early term birth. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 211(3), 265.e1–265.e11. PMID: 24631438
  • Boyle, A., Reddy, U. M., Landy, H. J., Huang, C. C., Driggers, R. W., & Laughon, S. K. (2013). Primary cesarean delivery in the United States. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 122(1), 33–40. PMID: 23743454
  • Cheng, Y. W., Snowden, J. M., King, T. L., & Caughey, A. B. (2013). Selected perinatal outcomes associated with planned home births in the United States. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 209(4), 325.e1–325.e8. PMID: 23791564
  • Chiossi, G., Lai, Y., Landon, M. B., Spong, C. Y., Rouse, D. J., Varner, M. W., et al. (2013). Timing of delivery and adverse outcomes in term singleton repeat cesarean deliveries. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 121(3), 561–569. PMID: 23635619
  • Darney, B. G., Snowden, J. M., Cheng, Y. W., Jacob, L., Nicholson, J. M., Kaimal, A., et al. (2013). Elective induction of labor at term compared with expectant management: Maternal and neonatal outcomes. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 122(4), 761–769. PMID: 24084532
  • Elvander, C., Cnattingius, S., & Kjerulff, K. H. (2013). Birth experience in women with low, intermediate or high levels of fear: Findings from the first baby study. Birth, 40(4), 289–296. PMID: 24344710
  • Kjerulff, K. H., Velott, D. L., Zhu, J., Chuang, C. H., Hillemeier, M. M., Paul, I. M., et al. (2013). Mode of first delivery and women’s intentions for subsequent childbearing: Findings from the First Baby Study. Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, 27(1),62–71. PMID: 23215713
  • Kjerulff, K. H., Zhu, J., Weisman, C. S., & Ananth, C. V. (2013). First birth Caesarean section and subsequent fertility: A population-based study in the USA, 2000–2008. Human Reproduction, 28(12),3349–3357. PMID: 24021550
  • Knoepp, L. R., McDermott, K. C., Muñoz, A., Blomquist, J. L., & Handa V. L. (2013). Joint hypermobility, obstetrical outcomes, and pelvic floor disorders. International Urogynecology Journal, 24(5),735–740. PMID: 22898931
  • Kozhimannil, K. B., Hardeman, R. R., Attanasio, L. B., Blauer-Peterson, C., & O’Brien, M. (2013). Doula care, birth outcomes, and costs among Medicaid beneficiaries. American Journal of Public Health, 103(4), e113–e121. PMID: 23409910
  • Kozhimannil, K. B., Johnson, P. J., Attanasio, L. B., Gjerdingen, D. K., & McGovern, P. M. (2013). Use of nonmedical methods of labor induction and pain management among U.S. women. Birth, 40(4), 227–236. PMID: 24344703
  • Mendola, P., Laughon, S. K., Männistö, T. I., Leishear, K., Reddy, U. M., Chen, Z., et al. (2013). Obstetric complications among U.S. women with asthma. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 208(2), 127.e1–127.e8. PMID: 23159695
  • Mullany, L. C., Khatry, S. K., Katz, J., Stanton, C. K., Lee, A. C., Darmstadt, G. L., et al. (2013). Injections during labor and intrapartum-related hypoxic injury and mortality in rural southern Nepal. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 122(1), 22–26. PMID: 23523332
  • Sheldon, W. R., Durocher, J., Winikoff, B., Blum, J., & Trussell J. (2013). How effective are the components of active management of the third stage of labor? BMC Pregnancy Childbirth, 13, 46. PMID: 23433172
  • Timofeev, J., Reddy, U. M., Huang, C., Driggers, R. W., Landy, H. J., & Laughon, S. K. (2013). Obstetric complications, neonatal morbidity and indications for cesarean delivery by maternal age. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 122(6), 1184–1195. PMID: 24201681
  • Tully, K. P., & Ball, H. L. (2013). Misrecognition of need: Women’s experiences of and explanation for undergoing cesarean delivery. Social Science & Medicine, 85, 103–111. PMID: 23540373
  • Werder, E., Mendola, P., Männistö, T., O’Loughlin, J., & Laughon, S. K. (2013). Effect of maternal chronic disease on obstetric complications in twin pregnancies in a U.S. cohort. Fertility and Sterility, 100(1), 142–149.e1–2. PMID: 23541402
  • Evers, E. C., Blomquist, J. L., McDermott, K. C., & Handa, V. L. (2012). Obstetrical anal sphincter laceration and anal incontinence 5-10 years after childbirth. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 207(5),425.e1–425.e6. PMID: 22831810


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