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Table 5 Exploration of the need to share experiences among pregnant women and mothers

From: Identifying maternal needs following childbirth: comparison between pregnant women and recent mothers

Variables n Total population Women who had already given birth Pregnant women p-value
Discussion about what she feels or experiences (n (%)) 423     0.50
 Never   10 (2.36) 8 (2.74) 2 (1.53)  
 Sometimes   226 (53.4) 160 (54.8) 66 (50.4)  
 Often   141 (33.3) 96 (32.9) 45 (34.4)  
 Very often   46 (10.9) 28 (9.59) 18 (13.7)  
With whom? (n (%)) 413     
 Companion   382 (92.5) 260 (91.5) 122 (94.6) 0.28
 Midwife   137 (33.2) 73 (25.7) 64 (49.6) <0.0001
 Gynecologist   91 (22.0) 33 (11.6) 58 (45.0) <0.0001
 GP   32 (7.75) 24 (8.45) 8 (6.20) 0.43
 Pharmacist   11 (2.66) 8 (2.82) 3 (2.33) 0.77
 Family   279 (67.6) 187 (65.8) 92 (71.3) 0.27
 Friends with children   346 (83.8) 239 (84.2) 107 (82.9) 0.78
 Friends without children   155 (37.5) 98 (34.5) 57 (44.2) 0.06
 Other mothers she does not necessarily know well   50 (12.1) 33 (11.6) 17 (13.2) 0.65
 Other mothers she has never met (ex: forums, Facebook groups)   70 (16.9) 54 (19.0) 16 (12.4) 0.10
 Others   14 (3.39) 6 (2.11) 8 (6.20) 0.02
Feeling understood by these persons (mean ± SD/10; not at all=0 - totally=10) 406 6.76 ± 1.74 6.65 ± 1.79 7.02 ± 1.60 0.10
Want to speak more about her feelings (n (%)) 423     0.01
 Much more   34 (8.04) 30 (10.3) 4 (3.05)  
 A little more   145 (34.3) 109 (37.3) 36 (27.5)  
 Speak enough   236 (55.8) 149 (51.0) 87 (66.4)  
 A little less   6 (1.42) 3 (1.03) 3 (2.29)  
 Much less   2 (0.47) 1 (0.34) 1 (0.76)  
Discussion about the information found on the Internet (n (%)) 423     0.01
 Never   13 (3.07) 6 (2.05) 7 (5.34)  
 Sometimes   222 (52.5) 148 (50.7) 74 (56.5)  
 Often   147 (34.8) 112 (38.4) 35 (26.7)  
 Always   23 (5.44) 18 (6.16) 5 (3.82)  
 No research on the Internet   18 (2.46) 8 (2.74) 10 (7.63)  
With whom? (n (%)) 395     
 Companion   365 (92.4) 258 (91.8) 107 (93.9) 0.49
 Family   265 (67.1) 188 (66.9) 77 (67.5) 0.90
 Friends   265 (67.1) 182 (64.8) 83 (72.8) 0.12
 Midwife   117 (29.6) 73 (26.0) 44 (38.6) 0.01
 ONE   53 (13.4) 52 (18.5) 1 (0.88) <0.0001
 Pediatrician   77 (19.5) 74 (26.3) 3 (2.63) <0.0001
 Gynecologist   80 (20.3) 46 (16.4) 34 (29.8) 0.003
 GP   33 (8.35) 29 (10.3) 4 (3.51) 0.03
 Pharmacist   43 (10.9) 35 (12.5) 8 (7.02) 0.12
 Others   6 (1.52) 2 (0.71) 4 (3.51) 0.04
Hobbies / leisure activities (n (%)) 423     <0.0001
 Not at all   91 (21.5) 77 (26.4) 14 (10.7)  
 Not enough   238 (56.3) 170 (58.2) 68 (51.9)  
 Enough   91 (21.5) 45 (15.4) 46 (35.1)  
 Too much   3 (0.71) 0 (0.00) 3 (2.29)