Our cultural view is often that a new mom should “handle most everything.” What this attitude can breed is isolation, loneliness and even Post-Partum Depression. What's wrong with a home support system, whether it's family, friends, a neighbor… or…. a home nurse.
Just as other countries learn from our health care system, we can also learn from theirs. Having an interest in “what other cultures do,” I follow and enjoy the work of writer Olga Mecking, who blogs at The European Mama. Olga has kindly helped me with a project, and shared this great article she wrote for Babble. Enjoy!