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Table 1 Maternal characteristics (N = 28, involving 35 deliveries)

From: Women’s motivations for choosing a high risk birth setting against medical advice in the Netherlands: a qualitative analysis

Maternal characteristics N
Indication for secondary care
 VBAC (1 also diabetes type I) 21
 Breech (1 also post term) 8
 Twins (1 also preterm) 5
 Previous postpartum hemorrhage (>1000 ml) or 3
 manual placenta removal 2
 Prelabor rupture of membranes > 24 h 1
 High body mass index (> 35) 1
 Treatment with low molecular weight heparin 1
Unassisted childbirth (UC) 7
Age at delivery (years)
 20-25 2
  > 25-30 18
  > 30-35 8
  > 35-40 7
Parity during relevant delivery
 1 8
 2 13
 3 8
 4 4
 5 1
 6 1
Employed
 Yes 19
 No 9
Highest education
High School 4
 Vocational training 4
 College 6
 University 14
Marital status at time of relevant delivery
 Married 20
 Living together 8
Perinatal death 2
 Breech 1
 VBAC 1