The system of maternity care, ‘kraamzorg’, in the Netherlands is totally unique. No other country in the world provides such support, where a professional maternity nurse looks after a mother and her new born baby during the first days after birth. The nurse shows parents how to care for their newborn baby, e.g. how to breastfeed properly, and how to bathe him/her. In the case of a home birth she will also be there after the birth to help clean up.