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Table 3 Summary of the themes and sub-themes identified in this study

From: A qualitative comparison of experiences of specialist mother and baby units versus general psychiatric wards

ThemesSub-themes
Degree of perinatal focus in careExpert, tailored support
Co-admission versus separation of mother and baby
Family involvementFamily contact/visits
Family inclusion/support
Therapeutic relationships and environmentPeer support
Therapeutic relationships with staff
Therapeutic environment
Access and post-discharge experiencesBarriers to access
Poor continuity of care post-discharge