details for Public prenatal care and delivery?
- 08-05-2006, 04:45 PM #9
my birthing experience with my son 18 months ago was TRULY AWFUL.....
i was hospitalised 4-5 times throughout my pregnancy, so i came to know the staff quite well...
the nurses on the ward were fantastic...
but...my birth went something like this...
although i'd been in the hospital for 2 weeks prior to my deliver, because they hadn't bothered to schedule the c-section, they considered it an emergency. they refused to let my husband in for the birth. i was rushed in because my BP had skyrocketed. I tried to explain to them that i would be much calmer if my hubby were allowed to accompany me....NO CAN DO......
finally, once in the operating theatre and the operation was underway, I COULD FEEL IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! it was EXCRUCITATINGLY PAINFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the anesthesiologist was very good, tried to up the epi... already frozen to my neck couldn't give me any more, so gave me gas.....IT WAS STILL EXCRUCIATINGLY PAINFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!
finally, finished the operation, wheeled me into the recovery... no one told my hubby that both mother and baby were fine... he was left for over 5.5 hours to wonder what had happened....
and that's just the start....
so, my experience was absolutely horrible....i have had other friends that have given birht public and they were OK... however, my friends that have given birht privately have RAVED about it!
so, from MY EXPERIENCE, the public hospitals get the job done, the private ones do it with as much comfort as possible!
- 08-05-2006, 04:45 PM #10
hope that doesn't put you off....
but just thought i'd let you know it's not all peaches and cream...
and yet, i'm heading back there for my second!
- 08-06-2006, 03:38 PM #11Registered User
- Join Date
- May 2006
- Sheung Wan
Ladies, It's encouraging to hear positive thoughts on QMH and also appreciated Carang's story. So, thank you.
I've only lived in Hong Kong for 2 weeks. I came to HK with a "pre-existing condition"--pregnancy. I'm now 29 weeks pregnant. I considered private over public care because it just sounded better, but having done a little more research including visiting Tsan Yuk, QMH, Canossa, and a private OB clinic I can't find reasons to spend 40,000hkd for delivery in a private hospital--this is very low considering that I was totally expecting to pay at least 80,000hkd. I asked my private OB in HK to provide reasons why private care is a better choice, but she basically stated that private provides a more "personal" care. I need a doctor to deliver my baby--oh, and help to administer the epidural.
As of yesterday, my health and my baby's health looks great. So, I'm canceling my upcoming appointment with my private OB and taking my chances on Tsan Yuk/QMH and report the good or bad experience later.
BTW, have you seen the views at QMH?! Expectacular!
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