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Table 4 Experiences of pregnancy

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

 AutisticNon-autisticp value
Experienced antenatal depression
N3551320.008
 Yes141 (40%)33 (25%) 
 No210 (59%)96 (72%) 
 Not applicable4 (1%)3 (2%) 
Attended antenatal classes
N3551320.617
 Yes239 (67%)95 (72%) 
 No113 (32%)36 (27%) 
 Not applicable3 (1%)1 (<1%) 
Had the process of birth explained
N3551320.001
 Yes219 (62%)105 (79%) 
 No121 (34%)22 (17%) 
 Not applicable15 (4%)5 (4%) 
Experienced postpartum depression
N3541320.012
 Yes213 (60%)59 (45%) 
 No137 (39%)69 (52%) 
 Not applicable4 (1%)4 (3%)