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    Pregnancy Costs

    How much does it cost to have a baby in HK?

    One of the first questions that pops into everyone's mind once they find out they're

    Here's a breakdown of what we spent:

    Prenatal Care (consultations, u/s, 4D scan, blood work) - $19K
    Private Room Adventist - $27K
    Normal Delivery Dr's Fee's - $21K
    Epidural - $4K
    Anesthetist Epidural -$16K
    Miscellanous Meds - $2K

    Pediatrician - $5K

    Total: $94K (Thank god for insurance)

    What about you?

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    Unhappy elective c-section

    Unfortunately, my baby was breach and I had to have an elective c-section at Matilda.
    Hospital charges: $ 48k (private room + one x-ray for the baby)
    Doctors:
    Dr. Gosh (obst.): 51k, including pre-natal visits, tests, etc and delivery (we had just one bill from him at the end).
    Dr. Thondup (pediatrician): $ 8k
    Dr. Aik (anesthesiologist): $ 8k
    Total: $ 119k (agree, insurance is everything here)

    PS: Rani, have you had a normal delivery?

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    Oops, I forgot to mention I had a natural delivery.

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    These are insane amounts of money!
    For those of you without insurance...

    Dr. Gosh pre-natal visits & tests - $10,000
    Delivery at Queen Mary in public ward - $400

    The cab fares to and from Pokfulam cost more than our entire hospital bill!

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    Dear Rani

    Please can you explain something to me, I'm so confused about these costs! As far as I can see, a private room at the adventist for normal (3 day) delivery is ~$27,000, with an epidural coming in at $4,500. I don't know what Dr Gosh charges, but my obs (Derek Lo) charges $20,000 for normal delivery... my mental arithmetic is not great, but I reckon this is $51,500.... so what is the extra $20K for?!!! After all, the Adventist brochure claims that the packages include 'everything'.... is this true? If you wouldn't mind posting a more detailed breakdown of the costs, that would be really helpful.

    One more question.. does everyone need to see a paediatrician?

    The reason for these questions is that our insurance is up to a certain amount.. any hidden costs are going to hit us hard!
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    Simms,

    I've updated my post above.

    Just wanted to let you know that the Anesthetist fees are high cos we called him at the last minute, plus it was a Sunday!

    To avoid any surprises best to get a quote from Dr Derek's Anesthetist too.

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    oh remember that there may be other extras like if your baby is jaundiced, it may need phototherapy. I had my baby at the Sanatorium, and that was almost am extra HK$5k a day (equipment rental plus blood tests but pediatircian's visit etc etc etc)

    Most of my friends end up paying HK45-55K for normal deliveries at the Adventists.

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    Simms,

    Yes, most hospitals require that you have a Paediatrician.

    You should check if your insurance covers the baby as well. I was insured with William Russell and newborns are 100% covered for the first 28 days under the mother's policy.

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