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Table 1 Themes, categories, and subcategories extracted from the study

From: Postpartum women’s perception of stressors in the delivery ward: a qualitative study

Theme Category Subcategory
Human stressors Personal factors Hearing the Troubles
Fear of therapies
Fear of harm to self-health
Fear of fetal health
Care staff-related factors The presence of a large number of medical staff
Misbehavior of care staff
Not paying attention to the patient’s status
Environmental stressors Environmental factors Noise
Improper labor space
Equipment-related factors Lack of equipment and facilities
Fear of hospital equipment