There were 16 responses to the poll on my side bar recently asking "what kind of support should New Zealand women have after homebirth or early discharge from hospital" .
Of the 16, 9 or 56% felt that there should be state funded homehelp.
5 or 31% felt there should be state funded doula support.
No one thought women should pay for these services themselves.
Two thought women should rely on support from family and friends and one felt that none of these options answered this question.
There is not enough information here to draw any conclusions. However most seemed to think that there should some extra government funded support for women and their families.