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    ZoeG is offline Registered User
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    Confused...

    I've recently arrived in HK and am 15 weeks pregnant. I'm struggling to understand the system over here. Could someone please explain how the link between doctors and private hospitals works? Who actually delivers the baby? Should I be getting a package with a doctor, a hospital or both?

    If I'm paying $28,000 for a doctor and their charges don't include a room, what exactly am I paying them for!?

    Likewise, if I pay a private hospital $28,000, am I just paying for a room? If so, I may as well stay at the Mandarin for 3 days (and have a 'home birth')!

    Yours in anticipation of some clarity...

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    Welcome to HK!

    Have a read through the following threads on costs.

    http://forum.geobaby.com/showthread.php?threadid=104153

    http://forum.geobaby.com/showthread.php?threadid=116364

    I would suggest you get a package from your Dr which includes delivery charges and prenatal care.

    You'll also need to get a package from the hospital to cover your room, the labor (by mid-wives), and the delivery.
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    Don't forget public hospitals

    Hi Rani,

    Don't forget to point her to the threads on the public hospitals. Much cheaper!

    ? Maybe I should change my screen name to Ms. Skinflint or Ms. Miser or Cheap-a-roni or Ms. Frugal?

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    Thanks for the replies. It's all much clearer now!

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    Zoe,

    Here's a good thread on the public system

    http://forum.geobaby.com/showthread.php?threadid=102301


    LP - How about we change your title to "The Wise One" or "Baby Guru"?
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