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What influences birth place preferences, choices and decision-making amongst healthy women with straightforward pregnancies in the UK? A qualitative evidence synthesis using a ‘best fit’ framework approach

BMC Pregnancy and ChildbirthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:103

Received: 1 December 2016

Accepted: 15 March 2017

Published: 31 March 2017

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Original Submission
1 Dec 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Marloes Dekker Nitert
1 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Holly Priddis
15 Feb 2017 Author responded Author comments - Kirstie Coxon
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Feb 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Kirstie Coxon
Resubmission - Version 3
10 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 3
15 Mar 2017 Editorially accepted
31 Mar 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12884-017-1279-7

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Authors’ Affiliations

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St. George’s, University of London, London, UK
Policy Research Unit in Maternal Health and Care, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Currently at Health Experiences Research Group, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford, UK