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Table 1 The items ‘Practical information’, ‘Comprehensive care’, ‘Accommodation’ (created by using principal factor analysis (oblique rotation))

From: Preferences for birth center care in the Netherlands: an exploration of ethnic differences

Aspect Item Cronbach’s alfa
Practical information I want to receive practical information about getting pregnant in a healthy way 0.770
  I want to receive general information about the pregnancy  
  I want to receive practical information about childbirth  
  There must be a possibility to register my birth wishes  
  Information about what to expect during and after birth is very important  
Comprehensive care The continuous assistance of a midwife from the moment of contractions is very important 0.802
  The continuous presence of midwives and obstetricians during labor and birth makes me feel comfortable  
  During labor and birth, it is reassuring that the hospital is nearby  
  It is important that I can stay a few days in the hospital or birth center during the postpartum period  
  The continuous presence of midwives and obstetricians during the postpartum period make me feel comfortable  
  In an emergency case, during the postpartum period, it is reassuring to have the hospital nearby  
Accommodation A home-like atmosphere is important 0.708
  There must be colors on the walls  
  The presence of a waiting room is important  
  Flowers or plants should be present in the center  
  I want the possibility to invite my family for maternity visits  
  It is important that my partner can sleep in the same room before and during my labor