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Table 10 Overall experience of motherhood

From: A comparative study of autistic and non-autistic women’s experience of motherhood

 AutismNon-autisticp value
I have found motherhood to be a rewarding experience
N3521320.031
 Agree304 (86%)124 (94%) 
 Disagree48 (14%)8 (6%) 
I have found motherhood to be an isolating experience
N3501300.036
 Agree242 (69%)76 (58%) 
 Disagree108 (31%)54 (42%) 
I am not afraid of others judging my parenting
N3521320.0001
 Agree129 (37%)84 (64%) 
 Disagree223 (63%)48 (36%) 
I am able to turn to others for support in parenting when I need it
N3511320.0001
 Agree144 (41%)90 (68%) 
 Disagree207 (59%)42 (32%) 
I have often felt I am not coping in being a mother
N3541320.0001
 Agree241 (68%)61 (46%) 
 Disagree113 (32%)71 (54%)