Table 2

Questions included in the topic guide used during FGDs and in-depth interviews

ANC

1. How early do women go for ANC? Why do they go at that time? (In what month of pregnancy? Why earlier or later?)

2. How often do they go to ANC? Why do they go at that time?

3. What kinds of services do they receive in ANC?

4. Do women think ANC helps their pregnancy?

5. How important do women seem to think ANC is?

6. If women do not go for ANC, what are their reasons?

7. What are the merits and demerits of ANC? What are barriers to accessing ANC?

8. Why do women go to the clinic for ANC, yet mostly deliver at home?

9. Are all mothers abiding to their clinic dates?

10. What in your opinion should be improved?

PNC

1. How early do women go for PNC? (In what day/month after delivery?)

2. How often do they go for PNC?

3. What kinds of services do they receive in PNC? Are they satisfied?

4. What do women think PNC does to help their babies and themselves?

5. How important do women seem to think PNC is?

6. If women don't go for post-natal care, what are their reasons?

7. What are the merits and demerits of PNC; what are barriers to accessing PNC?

8. What in your opinion should be improved?


Mrisho et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:10   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-10

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