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Table 2 Themes and subthemes

From: Women’s experience of intrapartum transfer from a Western Australian birth centre co-located to a tertiary maternity hospital

Themes Subthemes
The midwife’s voice The calming effect
Speaking up on my behalf
In the zone Hanging in there
Post birth rationalizing
Best of both worlds The feeling of relief on transfer to tertiary birth suite
Returning back to the comfort and familiarity of the birth centre
Lost sense of self
Lost birth dream Narrowing of options
Feeling of panic