Table 5

Quotes phase 3

Quote no (respondent)Quote
To share (their) pregnancy with people, with peers.
It’s a place to take care. (…) It’s just a place where we're going to have the time to really have the time, to take the time on this pregnancy properly. (…) to ask their questions. (…) And I don't have to argue much.
If a woman is really isolated or has just came here (in the neighbourhood), then I propose in such a way, for example, ‘look, you just arrived in this neighbourhood, wouldn't it help to participate in group sessions during pregnancy? (…) Because then you get to know other people in your neighbourhood.’
I think listening carefully to what the barriers are that might be in people’s minds (…) I think trying to fulfil those preconditions can certainly help.
I say ‘Well now (prior to the individual consultation), you had to wait for an hour (…) (During Group Care) It’s a time for you and not an hour in the waiting room.’
What I most certainly believe is that the person who facilitates the group, if they do the recruitment, that it’s certainly a barrier that is avoided and thus helps people to come (…) That way it’s nice to come to the group, they will see a face they know. It gives them a certain push to go to the first session.
In general, they say yes because we propose it in a positive way by saying that it is nice, that it is another way to discover things.
Sometimes you have a whole trajectory with someone. An Afghan woman for instance, who sat in your groups 7 times, didn't say a word. (…) And who then at the end is so grateful or you see her in maternity ward doing things you think 'hey, she remembers this or that.’
I say, ’you know groups are kind of the standard here. Everyone here does pregnancy follow-up in group, that’s just how it works.’
But really discuss it (GANC) as an item in your consultation. Because then it doesn’t feel like you just want to sell it.
I think I manage it pretty well.
It’s quite simple.
Uhm, I always find it exciting because I don't know these women either. I also don't always know in what language I'm going to have to address them (laughs). And whether they are going to understand me.
At the beginning with your first groups, you're just starting. (…) You can only sell it (GANC) when you really do it and with passion I think. And now, you are so convinced of it (GANC). You also talk about it as something normal I think.
The more you do groups yourself, the more you become a good recruiter, I think. (…) Probably because you do it in a calmer way and bring it more like a normality.
We invite them to at least try it once (…) And we always tell them that if they don't like it they can try it again in (individual)… But in fact, they come.
I do notice, for example, placing flyers or leaflets actually has very little effect. You have to, you really have to explain it, yeah.
It was the first time that I saw her (…) I felt that she was a rather introverted person (…). And it was too soon, I think. And so she said no. Out of shyness yes, or out of fear of the unknown.
They hear it from the doctor, they hear it from the midwife, they hear it from.… The fact that they hear this from different people, it helps.
But it does help if they've heard of it (GANC) before. Even without really a lot of explanation.