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Table 3 Characteristics of participant experiences

From: Birthing the placenta: women’s decisions and experiences

  No %
Parity
 Primiparous 6 30
 Multiparous 14 70
Primary care provider
 Private Practice Midwife 6 30
 Private Obstetrician 5 25
 Midwife Group Practice 4 20
 Hospital Midwife 4 20
 None 1 5
Discussion with care provider about active vs expectant management
 Yes 5 25
 No 15 75
Antenatal decision
 Expectant 13 65
 Active 3 15
 “Wait and see” 2 10
 No choice 2 10
Birth Location
 Public Hospital 9 45
 Private Hospital 5 25
 Home (planned) 5 25
 Home (unplanned) 1 5
Type of management
 Active 8 40
 Expectant 11 55
 Unsure 1 5