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Table 4 Responses on the "discovery" factor of the CBE-Scale at baseline and 5 years postpartum

From: A longitudinal study of women’s memories of their childbirth experiences at five years postpartum

Response after childbirth Response after 5 years Two-sample test Concordance rate
Yes No I don’t remember
n (%) n (%) n (%)
11. Did you feel that through childbirth you encountered a part of yourself that you did not previously know?
 Yes 353 (86.1) 54 (13.2) 3 (0.7) < 0.001 71.3%
 No 105 (61.0) 62 (36.0) 5 (2.9)   
12. Did you feel that childbirth meant looking within yourself and searching for insight?
 Yes 364 (87.7) 45 (10.8) 6 (1.4) < 0.001 72.6%
 No 108 (63.9) 60 (35.5) 1 (0.6)   
13. During childbirth, did you feel that you had no boundaries?
 Yes 121 (58.5) 73 (35.3) 13 (6.3) = 0.797 57.5%
 No 116 (37.3) 177 (56.9) 18 (5.8)   
14. Did you feel that a higher power was at work and that you were being moved by it?
 Yes 268 (84.3) 45 (14.2) 5 (1.6) < 0.001 63.2%
 No 135 (66.2) 62 (30.4) 7 (3.4)   
15. Were any of your actions during childbirth completely unexpected even to yourself?
 Yes 140 (68.0) 62 (30.1) 4 (1.9) = 0.018 61.5%
 No 125 (39.6) 181 (57.3) 10 (3.2)