Interesting study of the title above -- comparing women's attitudes towards birth with birthing outcomes and experiences.
"Conclusions: In this study three clusters of women were identified. Belonging to the 'Fearful'cluster had a negative effect on women's emotional health during pregnancy and increased the likelihoodof a negative birth experience. Both women in the 'Take it as it comes'and the 'Fearful'cluster had higher odds of having an elective caesarean compared to women in the 'Selfdeterminers'. Understanding women's attitudes and level of fear may help midwives anddoctors to tailor their interactions with women."