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Table 3 Distribution of participants’ perceptions (Q22–34) towards COVID-19

From: Attitudes and precaution practices towards COVID-19 among pregnant women in Singapore: a cross-sectional survey

Antepartum Not often Occasionally Often Very often  
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Q22
Do you think that pregnant women will be at higher risk of getting severe respiratory illness compared to non-pregnant women?
31 (18.6) 51 (30.5) 85 (50.9) 0 (0)  
  Not worried Not sure Neutral Worried Very worried
Q23
How worried are you about being infected with COVID-19 during your pregnancy?
4 (2.4) 1 (0.6) 38 (22.8) 74 (44.3) 50 (29.9)
  Low Medium High Unsure  
Q24
If you are diagnosed have COVID-19, what you do think is the risk of infection to the baby before delivery
23 (13.8) 35 (21.0) 61 (36.5) 48 (28.7)  
Q25
If you are diagnosed have COVID-19, how likely do you think is the risk of infection to the baby during delivery
11 (6.6) 36 (21.6) 78 (46.7) 42 (25.1)  
Q26
If you are diagnosed have COVID-19, how likely do you think is the risk of infection to the baby after delivery
6 (3.6) 29 (17.4) 90 (53.9) 41 (24.6)  
  Very unlikely Unlikely Neutral Likely Very likely
Q27
Do you think pregnant women infected with COVID-19 are more likely to miscarry or go into labour early?
5 (3.0) 30 (18.0) 77 (46.1) 41 (24.6) 14 (8.4)
  No Not sure Yes   
Intrapartum
Q28
As there may be infection risks during your time of delivery, will you agree to have an epidural for pain relief during your time of delivery if you are suspected/diagnosed with COVID-19?
20 (12.0) 52 (31.1) 95 (56.9)   
Q29
As we do not know enough about the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 infection to your baby, this may influence or affect the mode of delivery, hence will you agree if your doctor will advised you for caesarean section over a vaginal delivery if you are suspected to have COVID-19?
35 (21.0) 59 (35.3) 73 (43.7)   
Q30
As we do not know enough about the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 infection to your baby, this may influence or affect the mode of delivery, hence will you agree if your doctor will advised you for caesarean section over a vaginal delivery if you are diagnosed with COVID-19?
21 (12.6) 57 (34.1) 89 (53.3)   
Postpartum
Q31
Do you think it is safe for infected women to have close contact (skin to skin) with their baby after delivery?
96 (57.5) 33 (19.8) 38 (22.8)   
Q32
Will you isolate away from your baby for 2 weeks after delivery if you are infected with COVID-19
22 (13.2) 33 (19.8) 112 (67.1)   
Q33
Under normal conditions (with no COVID-19), would you breastfeed your baby?
7 (4.2) 4 (2.4) 156 (93.4)   
Q34
If you were infected, with COVID-19, would you still breastfeed your baby?
66 (39.8) 42 (25.3) 58 (34.9)