Making maternity and neonatal care personalised in the COVID-19 pandemic: results from the Babies Born Better Survey in the UK and the Netherlands
Author(s): View ORCID ProfileLauri M.M. van den Berg, Naseerah Akooji, Gill Thomson, View ORCID ProfileAnk de Jonge, Marie-Clare Balaam, Anastasia Topalidou, View ORCID ProfileSoo Downe the ASPIRE COVID-19 research team
Source: medRxiv (no pagination), 2022 Date of Publication: 16 April 2022
Abstract: To examine women’s birth experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and to compare the experiences of women who gave birth in the United Kingdom (UK) or the Netherlands (NL) either before or during the pandemic. This study is based on analyses of quantitative and qualitative data from the online Babies Born Better survey. Responses recorded by women giving birth in the UK and the NL between June and December 2020 have been used, encompassing women who gave birth between 2017 and 2020. Quantitative data were analysed descriptively, and chi-squared tests were performed to compare women who gave birth pre- versus during pandemic and separately by country. Qualitative data was analysed by inductive thematic analysis.
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