|Method||Participant||Selection Criteria and Rationale||Topics discussed|
|Semi- structured interviews||
Mother gave birth to living baby in last 4 months, but was not currently in postpartum period*.|
Grandmother cared for daughter during the postpartum period.
Range of ages in mother.
Practices, beliefs and reasons.|
Extent to which these practices are implemented.
Perceptions of practices, their benefits and harms. Decision making processes.
Health problems related to practices.
|Key informant interviews||4 Health workers||Provided postpartum services in study settings. Experience of practices.||Practices being implemented. Health problems related to practices.|
|Key informant interviews||4 Traditional medicine practitioners||Worked in Maternal and Child Health Care in study settings||
Reasons for practices.|
TCM theory in relation to practices.