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Table 1 Midwives perceptions concerning supporters’ presence during medical interventions

From: Optimal continuous support accompanying labor - the midwives’ and laboring women’s point of view

  Yes N (%) No N (%)
Should the number of labor supporters be restricted? 69 77.5% 20 22.5%
Do excessive number of supporters disturb your work? 75 83.3% 15 16.7%
Should the supporters be present during medical intervention:
Vacuum extraction 32 36% 57 64%
Vaginal examination 72 81.8% 16 18.2%
Perineal tear repair 49 55.1% 40 44.9%
Physician rounds 75 84.3% 14 15.7%