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Table 1 Participant characteristics and care received

From: Dignity and respect during pregnancy and childbirth: a survey of the experience of disabled women

  n %
Age (n = 36) mean 35.64 (SD 6.1.88)   
  20–29 7 19%
  30–39 19 51%
  40–49 10 27%
Number of children (n = 35)
  0 1 3%
  1 13 37%
  2 14 40%
  3 5 14%
  4 2 6%
Primary impairment (n = 37)
  Deaf / hard of hearing 2 5%
  Blind / visual impairment 7 19%
  Physical or mobility impairment 19 51%
  On-going health issue that affects daily life 6 16%
  Mental health or emotional issue 3 8%
Antenatal care
What kind of antenatal care did you receive? (n = 37)
  Community midwife only 6 16%
  Community midwife and GP 3 8%
  Community midwife, GP, and obstetrician 22 60%
  Other (specialist team or combination) 6 16%
Birth
Place of birth (n = 36)
  Home 2 5.5%
  Stand-alone midwifery-led unit 3 8%
  Alongside midwifery-led unit 1 3%
  Obstetric unit 28 78%
  Theatre 2 5.5%
How long ago did you last give birth (in years)? (n = 36)
  0–2 21 58%
  3–5 6 17%
  6–10 7 19%
  > 10 2 5%
Which country were you in when you gave birth? (n = 36)
  England 20 55%
  Scotland 2 6%
  United Kingdom 12 33%
  Ireland 2 6%
Postnatal care
What kind of postnatal care did you receive? (n = 37)
  Care in hospital 22 60%
  Home visit – midwife 27 73%
  Home visit – maternity support worker 8 22%
  Home visit – Health worker 20 54%
  Other (day care, mental health team) 3 8%