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Table 2 Distribution of women’s delivery experiences and their views on spousal support during delivery (N = 340)

From: Views on spousal support during delivery: a Turkey experience

Views on spousal support during delivery Number Percent
Delivery experience
 Positive 102 60.0
 Negative 68 40.0
Need for social support
 Yes 109 64.1
Necessary support provided by the healthcare personnel
 Yes 123 72.4
The number of visits made by their spouses during their hospital stay
 Not seen 101 59.4
 Once or twice 69 40.6
Demanding to receive spousal support during delivery
 Yes 115 67.6
Type of support expected from their spouses at the delivery (n = 115)a
 Emotional support 99 86.0
 Physical support 16 14.0
Spousal support demanded (n = 115)a
 During the entire birth process 67 58.3
 During the painful period of delivery 48 41.7
The reason for not demanding spousal support during delivery (n = 55)b
 No need 25 45.4
 Embarrassment 23 41.9
 Communication problems with the spouse 7 12.7
  1. areplied by those who demanded to receive spousal support during delivery
  2. breplied by those who did not demand to receive spousal support during delivery