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Table 3 Distribution of the views of women’s spouses on spousal support during delivery (N = 340)

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

Views of women’s spouses on spousal support during delivery Number Percent
Willing to provide their spouses with support during delivery
 Yes 122 71.8
Type of the demanded support (n = 122)a
 Physical support (massage, helping women walk, breathing exercises etc.) 90 73.7
 Emotional support 32 26.3
The period men wanted to participate in (n = 122)a
 The entire birth process 82 67.3
 The painful period of delivery 40 32.7
The reason for being unwilling to participate in (n = 48)b
 The idea that there was no need for it 30 62.5
 Fear 13 27.0
 Embarrassment 5 10.5
  1. areplied only by those who wanted to participate in the delivery
  2. breplied only by those who did not want to participate in the delivery