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Table 3 Issues the woman wanted to talk about in a postpartum consultation

From: Postpartum consultation: Occurrence, requirements and expectations

Category Subcategory
To understand the course of events during labour To know if the labour process was normal and if they had acted in the correct way
  To have events and experiences explained
  To have memory gaps from labour filled in
  To reconstruct a fast course of labour
To put into words, feelings about undignified management Feeling of being betrayed
  The lack of feedback
  The lack of information
  To not be trusted
To describe own behaviour and feelings To put into words own effort
  Losing one's footing
  Hovering between trust in own body and trust
  in the midwife
To describe own fear Fear of labour
  Fear of damage to own body
  Fear for the health of the child