Maternity care

Maternity care is the care of and assistance for mother and child after the birth.

You are entitled to claim maternity care at home for 24 to 49 hours. Maternity care in a maternity home is reimbursed for a maximum of 8 days. The care is provided by a maternity carer or an organisation for maternity care.

The reimbursement for maternity care also includes a maternity package, medical and nursing items and the assistance of a lactation expert; the latter is upon referral by the obstetrician or the health clinic.