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Table 2 Categories, subcategories and Themes

From: Women’s perception of continuity of team midwifery care in Iran: a qualitative content analysis

Categories and subcategories Themes
Improving self-efficacy during antenatal education classes
Increased knowledge and skills of couples
The mother’s ability to cope with new situations
Emotional acceptance of natural birth by mother
Maternal empowerment
The effective midwife-mother interaction
Mother’s trust in the midwife
Mother’s perceived support from the midwife
Satisfaction with the process of pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum
Satisfaction with pregnancy period
Satisfaction with childbirth and postpartum periods
Mother’s satisfaction during the transition from pregnancy to motherhood
Satisfaction with motherhood
A sense of pride through passing the difficult path of childbirth
More motivation for acceptance of getting pregnant again