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Table 1 An overview of the semi-structured interview guide

From: Understanding delayed access to antenatal care: a qualitative interview study


Selected questions

Discovery of pregnancy

Tell me about your experience of finding out you were pregnant.

Acceptance of pregnancy

Are there any reasons why you have attended later than usual for antenatal booking?

Are there any factors, which may have prompted or helped you see a doctor or a midwife earlier in your pregnancy, or attend earlier for your booking visit?

Knowledge of 'booking’

What is your understanding of the first antenatal booking visit? Are you aware that it is recommended between the 8th and 12th weeks of pregnancy?

When ideally would you first like to see a midwife or a doctor during pregnancy, and why?

General health/support

Do you often visit your family doctor (GP)?


Have you sought advice or support from other sources?