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Birth stories, Hospital or not ?

Where were your children born, tick multiple if you have to  

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  1. 1. Where were your children born in the Philippines ( not abroad )

    • at home with a midwife
      0
    • in a birthing center
      3
    • in a government hospital ( pls share experience )
      1
    • in a private hospital (pls share experience )
      5
    • normal
      4
    • C-section
      3
    • other (pls share)
      0


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A_Simple_Man

C Sections? Its all about the money. Men are not allowed into the place where women are in labour for a reason. It hurts. Girl cries: Stop the pain. Doc says: I cannot give you anything for the pain but if it gets too bad we can give you a C Section. girl screams: GIVE ME A C SECTION and tell my spouse it was needed medically. Doc says: Well if you spouse can afford it then sure.

 

(Told to me by my wifes doctor in front of my wife who sheepishly admitted it and the doctor was a good one who told me: I do not do C Sections for pain but there are many other doctors who do them for money.)

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Wolfpack

I have had 3 children born in the Philippines...I am white American...wife is filipina...all 3 children born at Well Family Clinic in Pardo, Cebu...all normal birth...all less than 10,000 pesos...no problems...very good people!!!

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Ricky

My son was born at Chong Hua in 2010, service was excellent, C section was never mentioned. Highly recommended, and below is a post from then.

 

 

As promised, a breakdown of the delivery costs in Chong Hua.

 

Our new baby Son, Joshua, was welcomed into the world at Chong Hua on Friday (10th Sep 2010). Due to complications (previous postpartum heamorrhage, and mother has Alpha Thalassaemia), we had required an Anaesthetist and Heamatologist on standby at all times.

We were advised that a normal deliver is around 40,000 PHP, and know that other patients paid around 38,000 PHP roughly. Our costs were increased because of having a total of 4 doctors involved in the delivery, including the Hospital Director. Also Marvie underwent an Epidural, and was hospital induced into labour since despite the waters breaking she never commenced contractions.

Our total costs on discharge today came to 73,173 PHP, which to be honest we are very happy with.

 

In all honesty, with the history of complications and this being a high risk pregnancy I would not have considered having the baby delivered at any other hospital in Cebu then Chong Hua. Earlier this year I took Marvie to see some senior doctors in the UK who made a detailed report on how the delivery should take place and what preparations should be in place and Chong Hua's findings thankfully concurred with all of this.

 

The procedures at the Chong Hua were very good, on arrival Marvie was given an examination, then once they decided she was definately in labour, they called the OB/GYN and I went to the admissions. Yes, I was required to pay a deposit of 10,000 PHP onto the account, this could be paid by cash or card.

A private room was organised for 1700 php per day and included a daybed and bedding for me to stay with her. We were provided with all the kits and equipment we would need immediately. I was informed at all stages, and was asked for permission before the Epidural was given (we had also discussed this prior). I also was invited in for the delivery of the baby at the final stages.

I can say that all of the Doctors we encountered (although they were the senior doctors), were excellent, spoke English at all times and we're very informative. Also, all of the doctors we encountered have been for training and seminars in the Europe and USA recently, and seemed aware of new procedures in these countries.

 

So, to be completely honest, I would recommend this hospital for high risk pregnancies, and would highly recommend it as your backup if ever some complications presented themselves should you be delivering your baby elsewhere. It is expensive, and you are paying for the facilities, equipment and availability of expertise.

 

I would say the hospital isn't as good as the hopsitals we used in Manila (St Lukes and Manila Doctors Hospital), and isn't quite the quality of an average UK state hospital. But for a city other then the capital in a 3rd World Country, it's pretty good.

 

I can't compare it against other hospitals in Cebu, as I haven't had a baby delivered in others, but have visited other hospitals on occasions whilst doing volounteer work and visiting family, and would choose Chong Hua over the ones I did visit.

 

 

Breakdown of Costs

 

Central Supply Room 651.30

Delivery Room 15,825.60

Laboratory 2,849.50

Nursery 926.16

Pharmacy 7,746.75 + 645.78

Room Accomodation 4900.00

Main OB/GYN 20,000

Secondary OB/GYN 4,800

Anaethetist 8,000

Pediatrician 7,500

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USMC-Retired

That is very reasonable.  At a second tier hospital I spent just under 40k natural delivery.   However Dr. also was at Chung Hua as a Dr on call.   You can save by going to second tier hospitals with first tier facilities and Dr.  Now it may have equaled as her's was natural.  Our Obgyn was 16k And peditrician was 4k room was 4500.  Then all the misc expenses. This was a complicated birth also wife had been real sick at 7 months.  So extra precautions were taken and not needed.  Ultra sound Xrays and he was jaundice.  Shocked though your costs are so reasonable.

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USMC-Retired

They are C section happy here for expat babies.  My wife is 4'7 and naturally delivered two kids.  They both were just under 7lbs.  So keep that in mind get a second and third opinion.  The wife had tests done at the request of Margarita Birthing to determine the size of the birth canal.  Without that how can they tell if the baby is to big.

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SkyMan

 

Why no ship?

If the ferry won't take her, a fisherman with a banka will do it for maybe p1K.

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SkyMan

I have no kids (yet) in the RP (that I know of anyway) so i didn't answer the poll.  I did attend the births of my 2 daughters in the US and would not have missed it. And personally I'd prefer the CSection.

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