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Childbirth preferences before and after exposure to birth stories in Australian women

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Data collected via online survey of a sample of 426 nulligravid women aged 18 to 42 years old. During completion of the online survey respondents were randomly allocated to one of the four conditions created by exposure to written birth stories varying in childbirth method (vaginal or caesarean) and satisfaction with the method (satisfied or dissatisfied). Childbirth preference, childbirth fear and childbirth self-efficacy (outcome expectancy and self-efficacy expectancy) were measured before and after exposure to the birth stories. 

This study received approval by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee on 25th of July 2018, (Approval Number 1800000649).

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Geographical area of data collection

153.555242,-9.141203 137.995957,-9.141203 137.995957,-29.177898 153.555242,-29.177898 153.555242,-9.141203


Miller, Yvette D. & Danoy-Monet, Marion (2021) Reproducing fear: the effect of birth stories on nulligravid women’s birth preferences. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 21, Article number: 451. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/212154/

Research areas

Patient-centred care
Patient reported outcomes
Maternity care
Women's health
Public health

Cite this collection

Danoy-Money, Marion; Miller, Yvette D; (2021): Childbirth preferences before and after exposure to birth stories in Australian women. Queensland University of Technology. (Dataset) https://doi.org/10.25912/RDF_1638494890260

Data file types

SPSS Statistics Data Document (IBM SPSS version 25)


Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 (CC-BY-NC)


© Queensland University of Technology & Marion Danoy-Money, 2018.

Dates of data collection

From 2018-07-01 to 2018-09-14


Has chief investigator
Yvette Miller  (Researcher)


Name: Associate Professor Yvette Miller
Phone: +61 7 3138 5540


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Published - Open Access