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Table 3 Responses to list of factors impacting decisions regarding delivery method

From: Developing and pre-testing a decision board to facilitate informed choice about delivery approach in uncomplicated pregnancy

Factor n %
Knowledge of risks for myself 30 75%
Knowledge of risks for baby 28 70%
Worry about impact on baby 21 52.5%
Wanting more children 20 50%
Wanting to fully experience birth 17 42.5%
Wanting to have options in births of future babies 17 42.5%
Worry that baby may have breathing problems 16 40%
Worry about pain after birth 16 40%
Wanting to bond with baby 14 35%
Worry that bladder may be injured 11 27.5%
Worry re hysterectomy 11 27.5%
Worry I might need surgery after birth 10 25%
Worry re pain during birth 9 22.5%
Worry re pain in abdomen after birth 9 22.5%
Concern re ability to breast feed 8 20%
Desire to avoid scar 8 20%
Wanting to avoid UI 8 20%
Concern I might die 7 17.5%
Needing to plan date with family 5 12.5%
Being uncertain re ability to cope with childbirth 5 12.5%
Wanting to plan date with doctor 4 10%
Wishing to avoid labour pains 3 7.5%
Wishing to avoid stretch marks 1 2.5%
Took no factors into account 0