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Table 3 Results of data analysis

From: Supportive needs of women who have experienced pregnancy termination due to fetal abnormalities: a qualitative study from the perspective of women, men and healthcare providers in Iran

Code Sub-category Main category
*Consolation and empathy with the wife
*Giving hope to the wife
*Supporting the wife against others
*Being present and accompanying the wife in the labor room if possible
*Supporting the wife for returning to work
Mental support and necessary accompaniment Support from the husband
*Reaching mutual understanding about the next pregnancy and its time
*Helping in physical and mental preparation for the next pregnancy
*Accompanying the wife for performing required care and measures for the next pregnancy
Participation in planning for future pregnancy
*Providing financial support for screening and diagnostic tests
*Providing financial support for genetic consultation
*Providing financial support for counseling with a psychiatric or a psychologist
Financial support to pay the costs of diagnosis and follow- up
*Caring for and keeping other children
*Providing emotional support for other children
Helping in taking care of other children Support from the family and friends
*Providing help in performing daily household activities
*Preparing the house before wife’s discharge from the hospital
Helping in performing daily activities
*Receiving empathy and understanding the emotional situation from the relatives
*Helping in resolving women’s concerns and anxiety
*Accompanying the woman for performing diagnostic and therapeutic measures
Empathy, companionship and necessary supports to maintain mental peace
*Establishing communication with the peers for accepting the situation
*Being informed about the process of pre-pregnancy consultations
*Being informed about the process of prenatal care
*Being informed about the appropriate manner for confronting the husband and the relatives
Communicating with the peers and receiving information from them  
*Having hope for life
*Encouraging the mother for returning to normal life
*Decreasing women’s concerns and fears about the recurrence of the incident
*Gaining more energy through visiting the peers
Creating a sense of confidence and hopefulness Support from the peers