Table 1

Demographic information of the mothers and details about the birth

N=19 (%)
Ethnicity
 White European17 (90)
 Asian1 (5)
 African1 (5)
Marital status*
 Married/living with partner11 (69)
 Single†5 (31)
Employed7 (37)
Parity
 Nulliparous12 (63)
 Multiparous7 (37)
Birth details
Gestation at birth (weeks)
 Term (37+)7 (37)
 Moderately preterm (32–36)4 (21)
 Very preterm (<32)8 (42)
Type of birth
 Vaginal11 (58)
 Caesarean (elective)6 (31)
 Caesarean (emergency)2 (11)
Multiple birth1 (5)
Advanced resuscitation at birth5 (26)
Baby admitted to NICU13 (68)
Place of interview
 Hospital17
 Home2
  • *Owing to missing data n=16.

  • †All of these mothers had a birth partner present.

  • NICU, neonatal intensive care unit.