This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:
The primary objective of this review is to assess outcomes (maternal and newborn mortality) of different home-visiting schedules during the early postpartum period. The review will focus on the following.
Initiation of the intervention (within 48 hours after birth or later).
Duration of the intervention (< three weeks or ≥ three weeks).
Intensity or frequency of the intervention (> one visit/week, one visit/week, or < one visit/week).