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Table 2 Changes in prenatal care and birth planning

From: Changes in prenatal care and vaccine willingness among pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic

Responsea No. (weighted %)
Perceived quality of care
 Sig. improved 51 (22.8)
 Somewhat improved 75 (37.0)
 Somewhat worsened, no change 66 (27.4)
 Sig. worsened 28 (12.8)
Change in prenatal careb
 Format of prenatal care 84 (34.5)
 Fewer prenatal visits 69 (23.8)
 Change in provider 56 (21.9)
 None of these 47 (26.0)
 Cancelled hospital tour 41 (19.2)
 Change to virtual visit 36 (15.6)
Prenatal resources availableb
 In-person visits 126 (59.5)
 Virtual visits 82 (36.6)
 Phone visits 76 (37.2)
 Online messaging 65 (30.6)
 Emergency care 47 (24.2)
 Home BP monitoring 36 (14.1)
 Home fetal heart rate monitoring 21 (9.4)
 Don’t know 7 (2.2)
Change in birth plan
 Home to hospital 22 (10.2)
 Hospital to home 45 (17.7)
 Vaginal to C-section 42 (16.5)
 Planned C-section changed 50 (19.0)
 No changes 66 (36.5)
Experienced emotional distress about pregnancy
 No or mild stress 85 (40.3)
 Moderate or severe stress 141 (59.7)
  1. aMissing values: perceived quality of care (n = 13, 5.6%), changes in birth plan (n = 8, 3.4%), emotional distress (n = 7, 3.0%)
  2. bMultiple options allowed