This is a discussion on EDD April Mummies within the Year 2012 Mummy forum, part of the Mummy Meeting Place category; Originally Posted by Jofeny Can check with you mummies if delivering in KK is really much cheaper than Thomson Medical Center or ...
as for the daddies... they have to work harder to bond with the little ones..
my hubby did not carry my gal till she was about 1 month old.. i mean carry as in move around with her in his arms.. like yours, he doesn't dare to move when that little fragile 'doll' is in his arms.. lol
Heard from my friend who just deliver.. It's much expensive that mount a & Thomson Medical Center actually. Usually if mummies stay at private suite the price it's almost the same as mount a & Thomson Medical Center. After medisave deduction still pay about $5k+. Heard the nurse there are not too friendly very fierce.
Subsidy mummies.. Will be cheaper but delivery will be done by any gynae available. The gynae are those not very experience ones. I heard a case.. Gynae forgotten to remove a cotton swab while cleaning then end up my friend need to go for operation & take it out.. Infection somemore.
Another friend gynae from Kandang Kerbau Hospital , last min cannot make it to delivery her baby cos he is held up.
Yup, hubby just changed job. Going through some financial difficulty, so decided to change. I was previously with Thomson and they told me hospital bill can easily go up to 5K. I checked with KK was given the ranged of 2K to 4K. Depending on the ward you staying also.
Actually Kandang Kerbau Hospital is not cheap also after you see after delivery. The fees for the pediatrician, gynae, the service there, the food there .. Hmmm actually not worth staying at kk.
Mount a is so far still the cheapest. If its a natural delivery no complications.. (depends on the pediatrician charges, gynae delivery charges of your gynae*) for me after all charges.. It will be only $ 600-$800cash need to be paid if everything goes well.
So it's important for you to check with your gynae what is his charges..for delivery fees ( c-sect & natural different price), gynae will visit you everyday after you give birth till the day you discharge( *you need to check how much for his per visit or whole visit) & pediatrician will visit baby everyday till discharge also ( *need to check the of charges) .
At kk, the bill you wont be surprise it will come up to $5k to $6k in cash you need to end up paying.
Definetly.. Kandang Kerbau Hospital will show you their cheap price after comparison. Did you standby just in case there are any complications. Kandang Kerbau Hospital is a gov hospital... I have many friends who have bad experiences with Kandang Kerbau Hospital.. Usually 2nd time mum..will never go back again to Kandang Kerbau Hospital. Their experience some are really frightening.
Imagine nurses there close your legs when baby is almost coming out ?? My friend was a first time mum that time was so worried lucky she keep to her legs open.Too long I think baby would have gone.. The baby heartbeat drop.. The b
nurse blamed my friend for being too stress that cause baby"s heartbeat to drop.
End up baby & my friend both too stress cos of all these.. Immediately emergency c-sect.
For me I will never go to Kandang Kerbau Hospital. Next time after delivery.. If your child need to go for 24clinic, go to mount a than to Kandang Kerbau Hospital, thats what my friends advice me .. The consultation is the same.. Waiting time Kandang Kerbau Hospital is much longer.
To me theres no preference against any hospital, but my two cents worth of advice is it all depends on the ward and your baby. Everybody has different experience in the hospital, i have friends who have good and bad experiences too. So jofeny, you can tell your father in law that different ppl has different preference if he ask why not Kandang Kerbau Hospital
Perhaps your friends didn't had a pretty good experiences but my friend just gave birth 3 weeks ago and everything is smooth and best of all they didn't even pay single cents as all is paid via by medisave and all the process is pretty smooth so I guess there is always a black sheep in every places. So I will not be surprise there is bad services in Mount A too..
So I pray hard for you that you will have a good process in Mount A.
My father in law sure face black when I say I go private. That time my hubby leg needs op, go govt need to wait 1 year... MRI wait 6 months, op needs wait 6 months.
But my hubby already limping. How to wait? Private cost 10k, govt cost 5k. Private can operate immediately.
That time my hubby in uni n I'm working. His dad support govt only want pay 5k. I fed up I say 10k I pay, he go operate.
His dad heard it n threaten him, if he take my 10k n go op, he will stop all his education financing. He got to pay for everything himself in school. School fees exam fees. N he is in SIM, it's so expensive! End up no choice he waited 1 year. I'm so fed up, n that time I broke up with him. (part of the reason) his dad to me is too much!! N I dont know how to stay with him.
My father in law is those support govt blindly kind.. Civil servant whole life, n now still got pension. He worships pap one.
So this time round he surely upset with me. So I better Arm myself with the $$ figures.
What I heard is unless in kk you stay 5pax n abv, else 1-4 pax is considered private n there is no subsidy. N the cost might b higher than private. Y kk is still choice of mums is it's a hospital (Thomson Medical Center is just medical center), kk can settle most complications. N ESP if baby needs long term help, it's best to go kk n choose the lowest grade so that can get subsidy because the cost can b quite high if totally no subsidy. Imagine 1k per day n pre mature baby stay for 30-50days, the sum is crazy.
Last edited by Dilys; 22-02-2012 at 04:34 PM.
Wa.. Your father in law is really that bad. Sigh ! If I were you .. I really can't be bother to explain. you r the one who is preggie. father in law is not paying for your hospital fee right ?? dont't bother to stress yourself to answer to him.
you can't make everyone happy.. For me if you obey this kind of in laws too much.. End up more stress for you ! For me I will talk back tell them what is my decision .. Happy or not still i will stick to my decision. Telling them its just respecting them.
I try not to b opposing him . he is still my hubby daddy. But I can imagine the dark clouds behind his head when I do c sect/pvt hospital n single bedded. Actually I think it's quite suicidal for us. ESP I'm not working n he believes we r not well to do. We r really not well to do but I just dont want to b alone in the hospital without my hubby. If 6 bedded can allow my hubby to b with me, I dont mind. To me deliverying is the biggest event of my life, its not even wedding. I dont want to save that 2k n allow Myself to b depressed in hospital alone with all the pain n fear.. I rather eat bread for months n save up for my room..
Initially didn't choose kk cos heard bad comments on their equipment.. So never seriously go compare if price will differ or not.. Then suddenly stuck me his dad will question us then quickly go find out more..
I really feel sad for you having such father in law. Sigh!! He already influence your mother in law not to take care of baby.. Why still bother?? Some In laws are terrible.. They just want you guys to make them happy but how long can you both do this. Not good for you to be stress on how you r going to answer to your father in law especially you r going to giving birth soon. Looks like after your delivery.. He will question you again.. Y this hospital like this n that.
Dont bother so much ! All these will effect you before n after delivery ! Jia you !!
I really 'admire' you that you think so far and even ready to gear up all the answers just in case your that 'nasty' father in law question you.
Well, my 2 cents worth.. let it be just cook something up along the way, like your doc can't go to KK for delivery or what.. as for why c-section, say emergency , otherwise baby is in distress or something.. dont let him bother you now.
the current and main concern now is to have a good rest and lots of happy n positive thoughts..
We are always here for you... Jia You...
Imagine 2 months later all our babies pop.. Will this forum apr mummies b very quiet? Hee... We r like the most talkative bunch.. Haha!!!
I really pray pray hard for all April mummies here to have a smooth delivery !! Imagine we have been all chatting here for about almost 8mths +. .. Time really flies..