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Table 1 Categories and subcategories

From: A qualitative descriptive study of the group prenatal care experience: perceptions of women with low-risk pregnancies and their midwives

Categories Subcategories
1. REASONS FOR CHOOSING TO PARTICIPATE IN GPC Connecting and networking
  Education and preparation
  Time and efficiency
2. BENEFITS PROVIDED BY GPC Making connections
  Learning from the group
  Normalizing the pregnancy experience
  Improved relationships between women and midwives
  Feeling prepared for labour and delivery
  Reduction in workload
  Shift in social support
3. CONCERNS ABOUT GPC  
4. SUGGESTIONS FOR CHANGE Content and process
  Physical environment
  Access to own midwifery team
  Presence of partners
  Participation of midwifery student
5. CHALLENGES TO PROVIDING GPC Scheduling difficulties
  System-level challenges
6. FACILITATORS TO PROVIDING GPC Flexibility of midwives
  Midwives’ commitment to GPC
7. COMPARISON WITH OTHER MODELS OF PRENATAL CARE  
8. SUGGESTIONS FOR PROMOTING GPC