Table 1. Postpartum Family Planning Communication Messages, by Timing of CHW Visits
CHW Visits Within Existing MNH VisitsNew CHW Visits
Communication MessagesDuring PregnancyOn Day 6 PostpartumBetween Days 29–35 PostpartumBetween Months 2–3 PostpartumBetween Months 4–5 Postpartum
Benefits of longer birth intervals, risks of shorter birth intervals
Essential newborn care, including exclusive breastfeeding
LAM, promotion of 6 months of exclusive breastfeeding
Timing of return to fertility, signs indicating return to fertility
Transition from LAM to another modern contraceptive method
Discussion of contraceptive methods, potential side effects, strategies to minimize side effects
Referral to health facility for contraceptive methods, if needed
  • Abbreviations: CHW, community health worker; LAM, Lactational Amenorrhea Method; MNH, maternal and neonatal health.