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Table 2 Discourses on informal support after childbirth

From: Informal support to first-parents after childbirth: a qualitative study in low-income suburbs of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

1 Authoritative informal support maintained and reconstructed
2 Poverty and poor social relations restrict informal support
3 Informal support as gatekeeper to other forms of support
4 Upholding stereotypic norms of femininity and masculinity