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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: Women’s experiences of postnatal distress: a qualitative study

Participant no. Age group Age of baby at interview Parity Method of delivery Referred/requested psychological services in 1styear postpartum? Self-reported lifetime mental health problem?
1 23-29 2 months 3 NVD Yes Yes
2 35-39 6 months 1 Assisted -Forceps No No
3 30-34 2 months 1 NVD No Yes
4 23-29 4 months 1 Emergency caesarean No No
5 23-29 3 months 2 NVD No No
6 30-34 6 months 1 Elective caesarean No No
7 30-34 6 months 1 Emergency caesarean Yes Yes
8 23-29 8 months 1 NVD No Yes
9 30-34 11 months 1 Emergency caesarean No No
10 23-29 8 months 3 Emergency caesarean Yes Yes
11 35-39 1 month 2 Elective caesarean No No
12 23-29 11 months 1 NVD Yes Yes
13 35-39 8 months 1 Assisted - ventouse Yes No
14 35-39 12 months 2 Emergency caesarean No Yes
15 30-34 8 months 2 Elective caesarean No No
16 30-34 3 months 1 NVD No No
17 35-39 6 months 1 Emergency caesarean Yes No
  1. NVD = normal vaginal delivery