Table 2

Birth Attitudes Profile Scale
Subscales[[39]] Mean Inter-item correlation ‘I would like a birth that…’ [[14]]
Safety Concerns 0.31 is the safest option for me
is the safest option for my baby
is the least stressful option for my baby
Personal Impact of Birth 0.34 is as pain free as possible
is the least stressful option for me
will reduce the chances of ’stress’ or ’cough’ incontinence
will allow me to feel fit and well sooner
will least affect my future sex life
will allow me to plan the date my baby is born
will allow me to feel more in control
Freedom of choice 0.40 If a woman wants to have a CS she should be able to have one under any circumstances
If a woman wants to have a vaginal birth she should be able to have one under any circumstances
Birth as a natural event 0.39 Giving birth is a natural process that should not be interfered with unless necessary
…is as natural as possible

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