|Survey section||Sample items|
|Socio-demographic profile: age, field of study, country of origin||Were you born in (survey country)?|
Birth preferences and reasons for preferences: Preferred mode of delivery|
Preferred prenatal care provider
Preferred place of birth
Assuming the pregnancy is low-risk and you could choose the type of birth for your baby, would you prefer it to be:|
a vaginal birth or a cesarean birth, i.e., a surgical birth of an infant through an incision in the mother’s abdomen and uterus?
|Attitudes towards birth: Attitudes towards obstetric technology and interventions, students’ level of confidence in knowledge of pregnancy and birth||
I believe it is a woman’s right to have a Cesarean birth, even if there are no medical indications.|
I feel confident about my level of knowledge around pregnancy and birth
|Experiences with childbirth and sources of information that shaped students’ attitudes towards pregnancy and birth||
Have you ever been present for a real (human birth)?|
Do you feel that your attitudes towards pregnancy/birth were/are shaped by (tick all that apply): visual media, written media, family, friends, school, other.
Psychological profile: DASS-21: Depression, Anxiety, Stress|
CFPP scale: Childbirth fear
I felt scared without any good reason.|
I tended to over-react to situations.
I am fearful of birth.
I feel that I will not be able to handle the pain of childbirth.
I am afraid that my body will never be the same again after birth.
I fear complications during labor and birth
|Learning needs||Please tell us what topics you would be most interested in learning about (tick all that apply): See Table 5 for a list of response options.|