Thursday, February 14, 2008

I remember now...

I finally remember what I was going to blog about.. at 12 midnight last night! hehehehe.. but was too lazy to turn on the laptop and blog about it.. so here it is anyway.. :)

My hubby is a CHEAPSKATE!!! hehehehe.. We went for our mid-wife check-up on Monday, and was told that to have a baby in the local hospital is only going to cost him RM16!!! So he has set his mind up that I'm to have this baby in the Local Hospital!!! ARGH!!!!! NO WAY!!! Yes it's going to save us 1000 ringgit, but the horror stories that I've heard is HORRIFYING!!!!! The nurses yell at you for screaming... They take 2 hours to stitch you up (this actually did happen to my ex-staff, ok, she did have a 3.8kg baby. BUT 2 hours???)

I don't know.. I can actually use that extra RM1000: half, to hire a traditional malay massage lady, to do that confinement massage thingy that everyone says it's good, and helps you slim down real fast; the other half on a confinement lady to help me with the cooking for a month.

Argh.. HOW???!!!

10 comments:

MonkeyWong said...

I spent RM15000+ for my wife in private hospital last month, I think it's worth the money - services, stitch ... were really up to standard!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Chiwi said...

MonkeyWong: Wah~~~ RM15000+ ??? Were there complications or something?? Or you chose a special date?? My friend is having a c-sec on 080808 at 0808hour, in KL, that is going to cost her RM10000.
My hubby earns local Ringgit, plus mine is just going to be normal all the way, so it doesn't really matter where I guess.. :p

Farah said...

Am I that friend? Hah hah hah! That 10k is solely for the c-section and to tie my tubes (2k.) There's no extra charge to have it on the day that the Chinese will envy me so much for!

Anyways, KL price is definitely much more expensive. 4 years ago, I delivered my baby with no complication and it was already 3k+. You can imagine what the price is going to be now!

If you can afford it, spend that 1k on the private hospital. Unless you are here in KL, then there's always PPUM (formerly University Hospital,) I hear they are quite nice.

Farah said...

Our body is very precious and we must give it the best care that we can. Some people I know have the most beautiful 4-poster bed, and a plasma TV on the wall (nyeh nyeh nyeh) so it's only fair that they spend that extra money on the body that has to endure so much; pregnancy, being fat, delivery, post-partum/depression, breastfeeding -by getting a good treatment from the private hospital!

mº¿ºsh, brecht & nora said...

chiwi, only RM16 !! wah so wheap but is it safe?? i rather that u be in the hands of a more professional group of doctors & nurses, our health and safety comes first, i hope u will not end up at the local hospital babe! Hugs xxx
fyi - i had a cs here in belgium, 100% covered by our insurance but if we had to pay that ourselves, it would hv cost us about 3000 Euros (thats like 12,000 RM)

Aida said...

wah cheap leh. i dont know how much both my csection since we hv "free" healthcare but my mother delivered all 8 of us in govt hospital, she say not too bad lah it depends on the mood of staff, but given if got money, she would love to try private. up to you lor. if i was in msia, i think our sarawak general hospital is not bad, but of course if got money, private lor.

Ms eNVy said...

I don't know what to tell you .. never experienced delivery in a local hospital before .. privates for all three ... my eldest was delivered in Sabah at a private hospital .. tht cost me about RM3,000! .. but mine all CS .. complications *sighs* .. whatever you decide private or not .. just make sure tht they are good to you .. mentally and physically :)

Cat Cat said...

Chiwi,
I wish you for a safe delivery and please remember to show us your baby ya.... As for which hospital to choose, go with your heart.

queenbee said...

Babe, you carried the extra weight for 10 freaking months, with the changes, aches, no control over your bladder and many more, and the least he could do is spring that extra moolah for your hospital care and confinement lah! You get a great team of nurses, then it'll be plesant stay at the govt hospital, but get grumpy, overworked bunch of people, good luck to you, no guarantees. I'm making DH pays for my private hospital stay, no way is he getting away easy with it, hahaha... It'll be about RM4K in Penang, hopefully no complications and I insist on single suite, and we even get a candlelight dinner the second night;-)
Farah, you've already chosen your date and time? Where are you delivering this time, DSH?

Sue said...

Better go where it's safe...haha..
If you come here..free...hehe..
Good luck wherever you choose..