One thing about marrying a girl from the Philippines due to the way the emphasis is put on family life in the Christian belief you will rarely find a woman who doesn’t want to have children. Generally marriage = family and will be expected after settling down. If you don’t plan on having kids you need to make the woman aware at the offset.
Now getting back to the topic as its something that has come up a few times in the last couple of years about how much does it cost for getting through the pregnancy and labour. The first thing you have to be aware of all the hospitals are charging different rates, there is no “fixed” pricing in place. We are based in Minglanilla where our personal costs are around P250 a visit to the doctors for a check up, ultrasound at the hospital is around P1,200 but we go to Gaisano Tubanok which has a clinic on the top floor which does ultrasounds for P500-P600 and we just take the report back to the doctor. The other thing to remember is that the hospital “WILL” try and sell you on using their equipment and its purely profit related. As an outpatient your right is of choice and that’s why I would say go elsewhere.
Labour costs at South General Hospital which is between Minglanilla and Naga is around P26,000 for natural labour and around P50,000 for a C section. On admittance you have to put down what I can only call a financial deposit of P10,000. Private rooms are P1,300 each.
The prices vary considerably between hospitals and I know one of the cheaper hospitals in Manila there are actually several people to a bed which is something I’m not comfortable due to things like privacy and cross infections.
I met a Norwegian about two years ago who was using one of the main hospitals in Cebu city. His wife was getting contraceptives in a pill form but she got pregnant at which point they found out the doctor had been supplying fake pills. On confronting the hospital over the matter the doctor had “left”. His annoyance and cost as he discussed the matter with me while I was waiting for a taxi at Ayala was that it cost him P120,000 for the labour. So be warned the prices escalate considerably depending on where you are and which hospital you use.
Originally posted 2010-10-09 13:44:58. Republished by Blog Post Promoter