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Table 2 Summary of major themes and sub-themes

From: “You have to go through it and have your children”: reproductive experiences among women with vulvodynia

1. Pain Experience
 a. Pain initiation
 b. Pain volatility
 c. Pain anxiety
 d. Pain management
2. Interaction with Providers
3. Reproductive Decision Making
 a. Pain minimization
 b. Pain accommodation
4. Pain and Reproductive Milestones
 a. Trying to conceive
 b. Hope for improvement
 c. Emotional reactions to pregnancy pain experience
 d. Pain and delivery
 e. Postpartum changes in pain