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    stamcel is offline Registered User
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    Help, please

    Good morning all,

    I am in a state of panic.....I am 10 weeks pregnant and living in another country. I will be moving to HK in late June or early July...I read on this forum you should have your hospital and doctor booked by 9 weeks....ugh...I have no friends or family in HK to consult with about hospitals and doctors...I guess we will go private...but it will depend on the costs. I noticed hospital offer package deals...I guess this is how it is done. Has anyone arrived in HK at 7 months pregnant with out a doctor or hospital booked? Any advice on what to do?

    kind regards,
    stamcel
    This site has been very helpful, thanks.
    Last edited by rani; 02-19-2009 at 11:29 AM.

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    goodbye kitty is offline Registered User
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    I'm sorry that I cannot tell you about booking a private hospital but I will say that you need not get yourself into a panic. If all else fails, you can get a private OBGYN when you get here for antenatal care and deliver in one of the many public hospitals for next to nothing. It may not be as luxurious as a private hospital but you won't get turned away.

    You can perhaps call some private hospitals directly to see if they can give you any help.

    Good luck and congrats!

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    jaz1311 is offline Registered User
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    plesse do not panic. Its hard to get a place in the hospital when you are so advanced into your pregnancy but it is not impossible.

    i was due in early nov 2008 and I only came back to HK on 1st Aug 2008. I managed to get a place in the hospital to deliver my boy,

    Feel free to pm me if you need more info.

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    Shenzhennifer is offline Registered User
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    If you will have HK ID you can deliver at public hospitals easily - they won`t turn you away with ID. 7 months will still give you time.
    As for private hospitals, it`s true that they fill up quickly, but not all of them. I had my baby in January and due to a possible change in living plans (i planned to have my baby here on the mainland), I suddenly tried to have my baby in HK. And this was at 34 weeks! I called most private hospitals - they basically all said they were full, but advised me to first see an ob/gyn who would need to refer you and then to try and see if there were openings. Since I didn`t want to run around HK at 34 weeks visiting different ob/gyns in hopes of an opening, I didn`t go that route.
    BUT - I actually had visited a private one before at Union Hospital in Shatin. I was then put on a waiting list and was accepted within a few weeks. I only turned them down because they could not guarantee me a twin room, and I didn`t want to be stuck with a $80,000 + bill for a private room.
    So anyway, it IS possible, but it will save your sanity to just go the public route if you have ID. And it`s virtually free.

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    stamcel is offline Registered User
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    Thank you all for your helpful advice....I am no longer in panic mode....http://www.geobaby.com/forum/images/smilies/yeah2.gif

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