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BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth: highlights of 2017

2017 was another successful year at our journal, with papers published covering a range of pregnancy topics from vaccines and weight management during pregnancy to choice of birth place and attendant, as well as important collections and supplements. Here is a selection of papers worth revisiting from BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth.

We are recruiting new Editorial Board members

We are now recruiting Associate Editors for our Editorial Board to join our team of academic editors in assessing manuscripts in the field of pregnancy and childbirth.


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Aims and scope

BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of pregnancy and childbirth. The journal welcomes submissions on the biomedical aspects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, labor, maternal health, maternity care, trends and sociological aspects of pregnancy and childbirth.


Tovah Honor Aronin, BioMed Central, USA

Section Editors

Howard Berger, St Michael's Hospital, Toronto​​, Canada

Asma Khalil, St George's University of London, UK

Vishnu Khanal, Nepal Development Society, Nepal

Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley, USA

Valerie Smith, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

​​​​​​​Hora SoltaniSheffield Hallam University, UK

Jos van Roosmalen, VU University Medical Center, Netherlands

Vishnu Khanal, Section Editor

Vishnu Khanal has completed his PhD (infant nutrition and maternal health) from Curtin University, Western Australia. Prior to PhD, he holds Maser of Public Health (Applied Epidemiology and Biostatistics), and Master of Sociology.  He has worked in maternal and child health programs for more than five years before his PhD. His research interests include breastfeeding, international health, maternal and child health, and nutrition.  He is currently affiliated to Nepal Development Society, a leading research organisation in Nepal.  He joined BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth in 2014 and has been contributing since then.

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