Any Asian Bees on here hire a 1 month "confinement nanny"? I actually think I learned this english term for this on HB, but it's the first month when you're "superstitiously" supposed to stay home and drink different healing soups, etc.

I'm thinking of hiring one since my mom is a "career woman" and won't be coming to help me out after I give birth. DH's mom might come but only for a week or two. I was planning on having no one come and help me, but everyone is telling me I really will want some help. And I like the idea of all the soups and stuff to help mom recover, etc.

If you hired someone, did you use an agency? And if, so, how much was it? Did she live-in for the month? And where do you live for cost comparisons.