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Table 3 Codes, themes, and areas of inquiry

From: “We need good nutrition but we have no money to buy food”: sociocultural context, care experiences, and newborn health in two UNHCR-supported camps in South Sudan

Area of inquiry Organizing theme Codes
Preconception Family dynamics and the refugee experience Preferred family size
Drivers of family size
Restrictions of refugee camp life
Birth spacing
Family decision making
Suspicion over injectable contraceptive
Antenatal Nutrition and livelihoods Limited livelihoods
Cuts in food aid
Cuts in supplementary feeding program for pregnant women
Childbirth Material incentives and facility delivery Incentives for facility delivery
Birth notification
Refusal of those ‘born on the way’
Barriers to facility delivery Donkey-cart ambulance
Security fears
Fear of referral (unfamiliar environment, caesareans, male provider)
Ease and familiarity with home delivery
Shifting role of traditional birth attendant New role of TBAs
TBA support in antenatal
TBA support in childbirth and postpartum
Attitudes of TBAs
Postnatal Newborn feeding practices Traditional practices
Mixed feeding
Changes since arriving in camp
Umbilical and thermal care Lalobe seed ash/charcoal/oil for umbilicus
Thermal care practices
Kangaroo mother care
Care seeking for the newborn Clinic care
Traditional remedies for the newborn