It's 2009, this freaks me out! What is the world producing today
You have as much luck with a maid as you do with your local garage, plumber, contractor, and even husband. No experts just people some you can trust some you cannot, and you want to place your newborn baby with a stranger OMG! I have kids in their late 30's and i have a 9 year old, and i would never be so naive to leave my kids in the hands of any stranger, especially if they cannot communicate.
I'm male and have bottle fed my daughter since born, no one else outside of family members would be left alone with my child, no matter what age. My wife is not a typical mother and was probably just as naive as you, Asians are normally raised by family, to do well on education, not raising kids, this is left to family members mainly myself and help was their when needed. There is a great deal of difference between raising a new born child in all Countries, so you do need to monitor the progress, whoever you choose.
when its too late it's too late damage is done. If you need help in being a mother, then help is available, but trust me the quality varies a great deal. Depending which Country you are from, you should choose help, from your own people, for peace of mind.
I would choose a maid that is married, mid to late 30's not over 45, and watch her very carefully. Young maids do not have the motherhood experience and if they do, its because they like sex better than being a mother, and your husband maybe at risk!
I would think hard about it and try to manage on your own, the iniatial experiences are a part of motherhood, which come natural to most, have a friend to guide you, if you think you need it.
And if you think a nurse is better, more fool you, a nurse as a job to do, death means nothing, they are exposed all the injuries and death and most cope mentally with service, they are not all mothers for god sake.
Typical that many councillors in marriage have never been married, most pysychiatrists, had a problem and that's why they studied, doctors that want to be the next historic names in history and use people to experiment on and who cares if they got it wrong,.Oops sorry my first mistake
wake up to reality and take charge of your life most of the information you can learn online, free of charge, there is hell of a lot at stake here, we are talking about bonding and psychological errors, you may make, that you will live to regret. You want respect from your kids, you have to earn it, my wife realises that too late, that is the problem when you do not take charge of your child as a mother. No matter how much you love them, babies know, that they was passed to others for love, so be very very careful otherwise the child may just have you under control by the age of 3 or 4. All children are manipulative, it's a survival instinct!