Table 2

Example of discrete choice experiment choice task as shown to women who had a facility-based childbirth

We would like you to imagine you are deciding where you are going to deliver your next baby, tell us which of the options in each scenario you will prefer to go to (or not) for your delivery. There are no right or wrong answers, we are only interested in knowing what is important to you regarding facility delivery. Please tick your preferred choice.
Hospital AHospital B
Birth attendant may not ask for your permission before performing any medical examination or procedure and may discuss your personal information openly with others.Birth attendant may not give you pain relief as necessary (eg, during examination) or for the stitching of episiotomy.
Birth attendant may not explain what will happen to you or your baby and may not encourage you to ask questions or answer your questions.Birth attendant will not empathise or show genuine interest in your well-being.
Qualified birth attendant not available to assist with your delivery.Drugs and supplies needed for delivery not available.
Birth attendant may hit, slap or put restraints on you, shout or insult you.Birth attendant will not hit, slap or put restraints on you and will not shout or insult you.
Birth attendant may touch your body parts or private parts inappropriately.Birth attendant will not touch your body parts or private inappropriately.
Birth attendant may discriminate against you because you are poor, from a village, not educated or because of your religion, tribe or disease condition.Birth attendant will not discriminate against you because you are poor, from a village, not educated or because of your religion, tribe or disease condition.
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