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Table 2 Topic-list

From: Experiences of pregnant women with a third trimester routine ultrasound – a qualitative study

Feelings during pregnancy • Could you describe the feelings you experience or have experienced during pregnancy? • Are there any factors (events, situations) that evoked positive or negative feelings? • Did you experience changes in the feelings that you experienced during pregnancy? What caused these changes? • Do you ever feel worried during your pregnancy about the pregnancy itself, or giving birth? • Are there any factors (events, situations) that made you feel worried? • Did you experience changes in the extent to which you felt worried? What caused these changes? • To which extent does your baby occupy your thoughts? • When you think about your baby, what kind of thoughts and feelings does this bring to your mind? • Could you describe to which extent these thoughts and feelings have changed during your pregnancy?
Experiences with a third trimester routine ultrasound • How did you generally experience receiving ultrasounds? • How did you experience receiving a third trimester routine ultrasound compared to other ultrasounds? • What aspects of the third trimester routine ultrasound did you experience as positive, or less positive? This may concern the preparation, the ultrasound itself, or the consult afterwards. • Who accompanied you during the third trimester routine ultrasounds?*
The possible influence of a third trimester routine ultrasound on feelings experienced during pregnancy • Did the third trimester change your feelings concerning your pregnancy? • If so, to what extent did the third trimester routine ultrasound affect your worries about your pregnancy? • To what extent did the third trimester routine ultrasound change your feelings about your baby? • Imagine that you would not have been offered third trimester routine ultrasounds, how would that have affected you?*
  1. * These questions were added to the topic-list after the first three interviews