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Table 2 Perceptions of peer support

From: Peer support during pregnancy and early parenthood: a qualitative study of models and perceptions

Overarching themes Themes
What is peer support? Befriending or mentoring
Responding to the individual
Who is a peer supporter? ‘Someone like me’
Valuing difference
The peer support relationship ‘A friend’ or a ‘professional friend’
Building a relationship of trust
Avoiding dependency
Managing endings
Different from professionals