Great news Mums and Dads!

Matilda Hospital has scrapped maternity booking deposits from the beginning of this year. This was introduced a few years ago, when the HK government allowed families from mainland China to deliver their babies here. This resulted in a shortage of hospital beds and unnecessary stress for Hong Kong residents. Now that this is no longer an option for mainland families, Hong Kong birth rates have stabilized.

Matilda has also introduced a maternity fee calculator on their website, to give parents-to-be an estimate on the hospital charges. However, this doesn't include Doctors' (OBGYN and Anesthesiologist) fees, which you should try and pin down as early as possible.