need recomendations, having 1st baby!
hi everyone, i'm new in this forum.
regarding the topic, i would need some recommendations on everything i need to care and research on, such as..
1. if i were to visit dr.delaila, how much will i need 2 spend roughly per month?
2. wat do i need to buy to get ready for the baby? milk powder, diapers..
3. how much to expect for a delivery in GH and medical centres? wanna compare all those prices.
me n my husband got this lil "accident" of mine few months ago. just found out that my baby is a boy. almost four months old! so excited to have him but we're a lil tight of budget as this is unexpected.. hope you guys can help!
Congrats and Best Wishes.
Girl, you are still a long way from buying items on no. 2, best you visit the gyne for professional advice as to keeping yourself and baby fit.
In the meantime, get comfy shoes and cloths for yourself.
The best way to save on Milk powder is to Breast feed...
Good for Mum and best for baby...and save $$$ too.
haha thanks everyone..
thought of breast feeding too, but i'm afraid i dont have enough time, need to work, sigh. doubting of giving my baby for someone to babysit, too many scary cases..
bought new shoes and maternity wear d.
need to calculate on the budget..
Originally Posted by wormi
Guys! We're all WANTED! .... for advice...
Me think the ladies shud step up and start advising here... we men only good at causing 'accidents' or 'equipment failures' ... kidding!!
As to Q1. - as in any doctors' visitation - it varies.. depends on who and where and what is included in the pre-natal checks. (ie. ultrasound scan/blood test/blood pressure/supplements etc etc)
Q2. - also varies, premium milk like Enfa and Pediasure can cost more than 60ringgit per 1.8kg tin... Dumex, Nespray like in the mid RM30+ for big cans.
Q3. Delivery charges... NOW this is something you should look carefully into.
Are you going to try for NORMAL delivery or (opting for) by CAESAREAN. Normal delivery can be cheaper but mind you, if complications occur... the bloody bill is gonna go thru the roof (not to mention the trauma & stress for both mom and dad to be!) This is a choice you both have to sit down and discuss...
Normal delivery (IF no complications) healing faster and other benefits... faster to be back on your feet, up and running...
(Complications) add, FORCEPS delivery, VACUUM delivery and finally CAESAREAN... add stitches everywhere and lengthy recovery time...
My wife and I almost lost our son in 2002 because of this because thinking of opting for natural delivery and saving the extra money for other things for the baby. Ended up paying in excess of 10K at Sunway Medical because of the complications and son's Neonatal ICU costs...
My humble 2 sens, speak with your doctor and trust him/her on your options to delivery methods. If he is confident that you can go normal, then go... if he thinks otherwise, you better not TRY anything else...
did talk to my gynae back in my hometown. he suggested me to have caesarean, or c-section as i'm asmathic. severely asthmatic. furthermore, i'm bleeding throughout my pregnancy, which stands a high chance that i might have a miscarriage, but me and my husband made up our minds to have this baby, that we'll later name him Jayden.
previously my first visiit to Taipan's clinic cost rm200, ultrasound, urine test and vitamins. was quite shocked with the bill. heard from my friends that it'll only cost around rm150++ with blood tests, pap smear test and so on.
haha, thought that "you guys" would be everyone who is reading this thread?
Naluri, Melawati = around 80-100
Originally Posted by wormi
Damai, Melawati = around 80-100
hell, even the panty liners cost more in any clinic/hospital here... as long as the damn postcode starts 47xxx... you can expect to pay almost double!
don't even ask what an Angiogram would cost in SJMC?
Originally Posted by wormi
just a little info for ur question 1 based on my experience
Dr. Delaila is rather pricey
i think it will cost around rm 300++ per visit for monthly check, as her consultation cost is around rm 150++, then ultrasound, vitamin, etc.
if budget is ur concern i'd suggest u to see Dr. Siti
her charges is surprisingly cheap, could be half of Dr. Delaila..
First of all. Congratulations & may you have a safe pregnancy.
We went to QHC in Taipan to deliver our son years ago. They have a package deal that includes all pre-natal visits, vitamins until final delivery. Of course based on normal delivery. Maybe you can check them out. They have moved to USJ 9.
Congratulations to you. Well, if u really concern about the cost of check up & delivery, why not considering University Hospital?(Not the private wing!)
It may cause some inconveniences like waiting time, only available in the morning, not able to see the same doctor everytime(in fact u can choose to only see a particular doc for check up) etc but is worth it especially for people with tight budget.
My first child was born in UH 5 years ago, reason for choosing is UH is the best equiped hospital & my blood grp was o-ve. Just in case any complications occurs, I don't hv to worry about the delivery & of course the bill For my case, it was a normal delivery with low forcep but if I were to give birth at private hospital, I would have already forced to deliver by ceasarean as it lasted for almost 12 hours. The only set back was the service after delivery where u need to take care of your baby yourself & the facility(don't expect it like SMC/SJMC), but the bills is so much cheaper.(easily more than 50% but not sure now)
Take care & good luck.Cheers.
UH (now called UMMC) only accepts "complicated" cases, but you sound like you qualify. All the facilities are there but as evelynlim says you have to put up with some inconveniences. In most (>99%) pregnancies and deliveries everything happens naturally without any intervention from the doctor (of course that does not stop them from charging you). It is to anticipate and handle the 1% of complications that all these check-ups and precautions are for. As in a plane crash, when things go wrong they do so very fast.
thanks everyone for your replies, really appreciate them. UH would be too far for me if i were to drive myself there alone in pain, haha. my due is on feb nex year. my friend actually recommended me to go to Klinik Ibu and Kanak2 or something like dat, she told me that its dirt cheap!
wanted to ask these questions too.
1. where can i get a nice cot frame for my baby? how much would should i expect?
2. i'm having 2 shih tzu dogs, i dont want to let them go, but what can i do with them?
3. how much money do i need to have before i go into the delivery room? add additional emergency needs, if anything were to occur last minute..
i'm so lost now. my parents are far away in my hometown and i'm like so helpless. dont know what to do right now. so stressed up!
Congrats. My wife breastfeed my two children and it really save a lot of $$$ but it would take a lot of courage and hard work for the mum. She would express milk during lunch time while in office and both morning and evening at home in order to meet the baby demand. I suggest you start reading articles about breastfeeding and how to express milk and store them.
For gynae, the cheapest would be government hospital, if distance is not an issue, you can try the Putrajaya or Serdang hospital. The cost there is much cheaper than the private clinics or hospital.
Its quite unique to name your son Jayden. Any reason?
i love the name Jayden but my husband likes Ralphael more. Ralph would sound kinda weird if you use it in malaysia rite?
thanks. would consider the nearest and safest place..
This is from a guy's point of view...i am sure you had great adv from our fellow sisters out there.
My wife gv birth at Sunway Med Center. Each visit cost around RM80-150 depends whether there's ultra sound and medicine/pills.
Total delivery cost with 2 jabs of epi , baby misc cost - approx. RM5500.
Then, nx 3 days, baby sent back for jaundice.. stayed a night, cost around RM500+.
Breast feed is the best! However, take into consideration...if chinese, normally they will take lots of ginger and wine so the alcohol content is high and heaty...this is what the old ppl say. So baby may also get rashes.
And, unfortunately, my wife could not produce much milk. SO in the end, have to go on S26 Gold.
This formula is good, my kid constipate well, and greenish becos it's made of vegetables compare to others using fish oil.
For breast feed, we bought pumps and lots of avent milk bottles to store in fridge, only a few times becos after a while, ran out of produce
No doubt Private centers are expensive, but looking at the mishaps and poor services at the pub hospitals, we were worried and rather pay more to hv better service and cleaner environment.
Since, the child is our treasure, no matter how, we hv to give him or her to best welcoming.
Congrats to you and .... it's a great feeling to be welcoming a new member to your family.