Getting pregnant is life-changing especially when it comes to your financial status. And the biggest dent at this point in your journey will be the cost of childbirth.
Over at the Smartparenting.com.ph Facebook group, Smart Parenting Village, it's one of the top questions new members ask. How much is normal delivery? How expensive is a Cesarian section (CS)? Many of the SP moms have shared their expenses, and we've provided a quick summary below.
Take note: The cost of childbirth depends on the hospital, the type of room you prefer, doctors’ fees, and if you have a health card and PhilHealth. Many moms suggest to set aside more than the estimates you will see here in case there are unexpected medical complications, which always mean more money.
Again, these figures are based on the moms' individual experiences. Considering the rates that were put forward, a preggo mom should prepare around Php30,000 to Php60,000 for normal deliveries and then Php60,000 to P100,000 and even beyond for CS. It's best to check with your doctor, too, about the hospitals he or she is affiliated with and how much you need to prepare.
Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City
Php82,000 for normal spontaneous delivery (NSD) with 3-day stay in a private room; with PhilHealth already deducted
Chinese General Hospital in Manila
Php20,000 to Php30,000 for NSD
Php40,00o to Php50,000 for CS
Rates depend on doctor’s fee and type of room
Commonwealth Hospital in Quezon City
Php 120,000 to Php 130,000 for a CS
Dr. Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital in Quezon City
P35,000 to P40,000 for NSD, with 1- to 2-day stay in a private room
P25,000 to P30,000 for NSD, with 1- to 2-day stay in a semi-private room
P15,000 to P20,000 for NSD, with 1- to 2-day stay in the ward
P50,00o to P60,000 for CS, with 3- to 4-day stay in a private room
P45,000 to P50,000 for CS, with 3- to 4-day stay in a semi-private room
P35,000 to P40,000 for CS, with 3- to 4-day stay in the ward
Packages do not include doctors’ professional fees
Makati Medical Center in Makati
Php 120,000 for CS, staying in a semi-private room
Php 170,000 for CS, staying in a small private room
Php 78,800 for NSD, staying in a semi-private room
Php 111,000 for NSD, staying in a small private room
The hospital offers packages for CS and NSD including newborn care and doctors' professional fees
Mary Johnston Hospital in Tondo, Manila
Php 70,000 to Php 80,000 for CS
Php 40,000 to Php50,000 for NSD
Metro North Medical Hospital in Quezon City
Php 65,000 for a CS, with 4-day stay in a private room, excluding newborn screening costs
Php 92,000 for emergency CS, with 3-day stay in private room, including professional fee for two ob-gyns and anesthesiologist, and with PhilHealth already deducted
Metropolitan Medical Center in Manila
Php82,000 for emergency CS, with 4-day stay in private room, including professional fee and newborn care, and with PhilHealth already deducted
St Luke's Medical Center (SLMC) in Quezon City
Php118,000 for a CS (4-day stay in a ward room, plus vaccines and tests for baby), excluding PhilHealth deductions
SLMC in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Php 101,850 to Php 135,450 for complicated CS birth
Php 78,750 to Php101,850 for uncomplicated CS birth
P73,500 to P115,500 for complicated NDS birth
P60,000 to P73,%00 for uncomplicated NSD birth
Price excludes room rates, doctors’ professional fees, and medication. SLMC Global offers wards and rooms, ranging from Php1,500 to Php67,440 a day.
St. Jude Hospital and Medical Center, in Manila
P20,000 for NSD including newborn screening and with PhilHealth already deducted
P38,000 for CS, including newborn screening and with PhilHealth already deducted
The Medical City in Pasig City
P70,000 to P100,000 for NSD, with 3-day stay in the ward
P200,000 for emergency CS
United Doctors Medical Center in Quezon City
P29,000 to 53,000 for CS
P12,500 to P28,900 for NSD
VRP Medical Center in Mandaluyon City
P115,000 for complete CS package and stay in private room
VT Maternity Hospital in Marikina City
P25,000 to P35,000K for NSD, with PhilHealth deductions
P50,000 to P60,000K for CS, with PhilHealth deductions
This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Entrepreneur.com.ph editors.