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Table 2 Theme, categories, and sub-categories

From: “An on-going individual adjustment”: a qualitative study of midwives’ experiences counselling pregnant women on physical activity in Sweden

Theme Category Sub-category
An on-going individual adjustment Counselling as a challenge • Fighting lack of resources
• Responding to high-achieving women
• Responding to perceived barriers to physical activity in pregnant women
• Responding to the cultural tug-of-war
Counselling as walking the thin ice • Fearing no success
• Guarding the relationship
• Acting upon individual needs
Counselling as an opportunity • Navigating within cultural traditions
   • Identifying women’s individual facilitators