We were allowed to go home in the evening after I delivered Banana in the morning. My case was considered long because I had to wait for the blood test result in the afternoon. I heard that some of my friends only spent 3-4 hours in the hospital. In Netherlands, pregnancy and birth are considered natural and need very little medical interventions (if not necessary). However, it doesn’t mean that they neglect the newborn babies and the mothers. That’s why they have “kraamzorg”, a postnatal care service for 8 days after labor. It’s a government program paid by the health insurance and run by private institutions. Moreover, a midwife also came to our house three times to check our condition.
Our kraamzorg, let’s call her B, helped us taking care of Banana, “reminded” us how to bath her, monitored her growth, and helped me with breastfeeding. She also did some baby-unrelated stuff like cleaning the house, playing with Meisje-H, and kept telling me to get some rest while she’s around. Husband was a bit uncomfortable when once she did the laundry for his clothes; hence he did all the laundry in the end :p. I guess every mom will say the same about their kraamzorg, but I still want to say it.”B was the best!”. We’re so grateful to have her, and the timing was perfect because my parents came exactly the day after her last day. Baca lebih lanjut