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Anyone delivered in Hong Kong Adventist?

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    AndreaSB is offline Registered User
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    Quote Originally Posted by LOJITT View Post
    At Matilda, you pay for the room you booked, so if you book a 4 bed room, and they don't have space, so put you in a private room, Matilda still only charge for the 4 bed. If you book a private and they don't have one and put you in a 4 bed, you get charged for the 4 bed.

    I cant comment on how the Obs charge if you're upgraded though. Probably depends on the Obs. I think it's pretty unreasonable to charge more if you get a free upgrade though.

    We are booked at the Matilda and were told when we did the tour that if we are upgraded we will have to pay the price of the upgraded room.....

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    I asked if I can come one day before my booking day because I might have a desired room when someone check out. But the HK adventist said NO, I must be there 3 hours before booking time, no early no delay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by appledai View Post
    I asked if I can come one day before my booking day because I might have a desired room when someone check out. But the HK adventist said NO, I must be there 3 hours before booking time, no early no delay!
    This is a completely normal policy at any hospital anywhere in the world. Why on earth would a hospital allow a healthy person to check into a hospital room FOR NO MEDICAL REASON a day before a planned procedure (assuming you are having a c-section)?
    You seem very preoccupied and worried with the cost of this delivery and should perhaps consider booking through the public health system. The quality of care is high, if a c-section is medically necessary for mother or child it will be performed, otherwise you will have a natural birth (supported by appropriate pain management, including an epidural if you request it) at almost no cost if you are a HK resident.

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    cost is another issue because it is unknown. I have to get to know it until that day. I registered at both private and public. the reason i booked private because I want to professional doctor and C-section which public does not have or can not choose. I want baby less risk so I thought c-section would be a way to avoid lack of oxygen problem.

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    Hi appledai, which public hospital would u be getting into if u choose the public route? Probably worth getting some idea about people's experience if u haven't asked in an other thread already. I went to Queen Mary and had a great experience all in all. Got out of the hospital after only paying a total of HKD350 (admissions fee of HKD50 and HKD100 for each night I spent there). Paid a couple of hundreds more as my son had jaundice and heart murmur so needed special care+specialist.
    The last thing u need is to stress about money matters... My friend who went to a private hospital prayed the baby to arrive on a normal day and the baby arrived on a public holiday and they got charged public holiday surcharge! Lucky already as baby and mum haven't got complications and touch wood if there were complications then the number would rocket sky high!! Private hospital doesn't equal no complications so be prepared for that...

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    Hi Anne, the public I registered is eastern hospital. I keep it as an option if baby comes earlier than planned. the only reason I booked private is for c-section as I am so so so scared that bb encounter lack of oxygen problem that affect brain.

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    I'm guessing if u look for horrible cases then I'll find it exists in both public and private hospitals. Understand your concerns. Just not sure c section could guarantee issueless delivery though.
    The doctors in Queen Mary did the right thing to put a thing on my son's head, not to suck it out but to hold it so he wouldn't slide back in once I relaxed (I didn't push hard and long enough to pop my son out even though for every push the doc and my husband could see the top of his head already). My son came out after 2 more pushes. There were a lot of things for the docs to consider what needs to be done. I remember there were loads of people around some encouraging me and some discussing the situation and I felt like we were in good hands. I would choose public again if I have a second one.
    With uncertainty of how much adventis is going to cost and from the sound of it your family is quite concerned with the expense, if it's stretching your family's budget even on the basic quote I do suggest u to stick to public. Touch wood anything happens the money issue is going to haunt the family for a long time (someone I know still complained about how much her DIL spent in private hospital after years!).
    Anyway good luck and best wishes~

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    Thank you Anne. If good for baby, I said to my family I will pay by myself. Now I am struggling which is better way as everything is unknown. I will think more.

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