Various forms of maternity care
Your postpartum period lasts 8 days (from the day of birth). Only during these days are you entitled to maternity care. You or your baby have to be home though. Suppose that you have to stay in hospital for a few days during your maternity period, then your insurer will extract these days from your 8 days maternity care.
Besides the postpartum period of 8 days, there are other forms of maternity care.
Extended maternity care
In consultation with the obstetrician or hospital, it may be decided to extend your maternity care (2 days) to the tenth day after your birth. For this to occur, the decision must be issued with a medical justification.
Delayed maternity care
If, after giving birth, you must stay in the hospital for more than ten days, you may be eligible for delayed maternity care. Delayed maternity care is a form of maternity care that needs to be indicated by the midwife, family doctor/PA? or gynecologist. Check with your health care provider if delayed maternity care can be reimbursed.
If your baby is born prematurely or has a medical condition, it may be that your child has to stay in the hospital in an incubator for a period of time. Once you’re allowed to take your baby home, you can get incubator aftercare. Our maternity nurse can teach you how to take care of your baby. This type of maternity care does not include household tasks. Check with your insurer if the aftercare can be reimbursed in your specific case.
Empty cradle maternity care
Early maternity care after cesarean
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