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sky-rocketing maternity costs

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    thanks capital and joyofliving.....i have safely assumed now that we may have to pay about 50,000HKD over and above the amount we receive from my hubby's company....unless i go back to hometown to get the delivery done....keeping my options open as of now.

    can someone pls. tell me how do i change my gynac....i mean just carry tests from oen to the other telling the other taht i am not ahppy with the first....does it work taht way? also is there any amount to be pd for booking hospitals??

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    Mushi, just ask for copies of all your pregnancy medical records from your current OB, and take them to your new one.
    Most understand that cost is a factor inour choices here in HK.
    I took almost an entire pregnancy's worth of records to Tsan Yuk when I changed from my private Dr to the public system at the end of my pregnancy.

    Don't forget that this is also an option if your medical insurance doesn't cover everything.
    If you have an ID card you can always deliver in a public hospital.

    My bill at QMH for a 2 day stay was $250.
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    Where ever you want to deliver you need to make sure you are registered well in advance, otherwise they will not have a bed for you!

    The public hospitals are just fine here - as good as anywhere else in Europe! Although if I had the money (or any insurance at all for that matter - we do not have any for pregnancy care), if i am honest, of course I would go to a swanky private hospital LoL!!!

    I hope it goes ok for you :yeah2
    xx

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    Registering well in advance is not necessary for the public system.
    Though of course doing this does make things easier for them so they encourage you to do this.

    In a worst case scenario (though I'm sure no one would do this on purpose) even if you are not registered at all, if you turn up to emergency in labour and have an ID card they will not turn you away.

    If there were really no beds at all, being registered wouldn't help anyway.

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