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Table 2 Themes and subthemes

From: Women’s reasons for, and experiences of, choosing a homebirth following a caesarean section

It’s never happening again
Theme Sub Theme
Why it’s never happening again Treated like a piece of meat
I was traumatised by it for years
You can smell the fear in the room
Re-traumatised by the system
How it’s never happening again Getting informed and gaining confidence
Avoiding judgment through selective telling
Preparing for birth
Gathering support
“All about safety, but I came first”
The impact of HBAC “I felt like superwoman”
There is just no comparison