Funding for this research was provided by:
Office of Nursing and Midwifery Services Directorate, Health Service Executive (N/A)
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Received: 8 October 2018
Accepted: 30 May 2019
First Online: 10 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Ethical approval to conduct this study was granted by the Research Ethics Committee, National University of Ireland Galway on the 13th of December 2016 [Ref: 16-Dec-09]. All participants had to indicate their explicit consent to participate by clicking on an ‘I agree’ button at the end of the online participant information sheet before they could access the survey.
: Not applicable.
: Valerie Smith is a Section Editor for BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth Journal. All remaining authors declare that they have no competing interests.