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Table 2 Participants characteristics

From: Delivering care under uncertainty: Swiss providers’ experiences in caring for women with spinal cord injury during pregnancy and childbirth – an expert interview study

  Pseudonym Function Field of expertise Setting Experience with pregnant women with SCI
1 Matthias Gerber Senior physician Gynaecology District Hospital Treatment of patients during pregnancy who have been sent to the hospital from the surrounding area and SCI centre; gained knowledge through interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge with colleagues and high interest in SCI; practice located close to an SCI centre; participates in workshops about sexuality with SCI.
2 Michael Brunner Chief resident Urology SCI Outpatient Clinic Treatment of patients during pregnancy for the past 7 years; high competence in treating urological problems in SCI patients.
3 Anton Denner Online-Doctor Spinal Cord Medicine/Internist Paraplegic Association Online consultations for SCI-related questions; no gynaecological knowledge.
4 Nicole Müller Senior physician Spinal Cord Medicine/ Internist SCI Rehab Clinic Treatment of 1 patient during pregnancy; longstanding experience in treating SCI patients; patient suffered from SCI right after getting pregnant; discussions about treatment with her team and the treating gynaecologist.
5 Martin Roggo Co-Chief resident Gynaecology Primary care facility Treatment of 2 disabled patients during pregnancy; one doesn’t depend on a wheelchair anymore.
6 Franziska Schneider Midwife Midwife Private Practice Treatment of 1 patient during pregnancy and birth; work experience: 5 years.
7 Julia Peter Chief resident Spinal Cord Medicine University Hospital Treated and accompanied 10 patients during pregnancy; longstanding experience in treating SCI patients; comparatively less expertise in gynaecology.
8 Barbara Jung Senior physician Spinal Cord Medicine SCI Rehab Clinic Treatment of several patients during pregnancy; last treatment of pregnant women with SCI was a couple of years ago.
9 Anna Weiss Midwife Midwife Independent/Primary care facility Treatment of 1 patient during pregnancy; work experience: 13 years; wrote a thesis about pregnant women with SCI by interviewing 2 women with SCI.
10 Jasmin Rieger Peer Counsellor Peer counselor SCI Outpatient Clinic Accompanied patients during pregnancy as a peer, experienced pregnancy and SCI herself; works in an SCI environment; high interdisciplinary exchange with colleagues and other peers; conducts workshops on sexuality and SCI on a regular basis.
11 Katharina Bach Midwife Midwife Independent Treatment of 1 patient during pregnancy; patient was a friend and she accompanied her mainly during puerperal visits and had some contact during pregnancy; work experience: 5 years; knows the SCI community well.
12 Elisabeth Frey Chief resident Gynaecology Primary care facility Treatment of 5–10 patients during pregnancy; work experience: 30 years in larger clinics in Switzerland and other countries; gained knowledge about SCI through interdisciplinary exchange with colleagues and literature.
13 Georg Fischer Head of SCI Outpatient Clinic Spinal Cord Medicine SCI Outpatient Clinic Accompanied patients during pregnancy; no knowledge in gynaecology; treated SCI-related problems and consulted patients and gynaecologists.
14 Alexander Brandt Senior physician Urology SCI Outpatient Clinic Treatment of 3 patients during pregnancy; urologist since 6 years; worked in Switzerland and other countries in SCI clinics; treated SCI-related problems and diagnosed one pregnancy during examination for SCI-related problems.
15 Jonathan Steiner Senior physician Gynaecology Private Practice/External physician with hospital affiliation Treatment of 1 patient during pregnancy; knowledge gained mainly through literature and online research.