Having your own obstetrician can be reassuring. You see the same person each visit at their private rooms, they get to know you and your pregnancy and will usually be present for the birth. Your doctor will provide ongoing care for up to 6 weeks after you give birth.
Also know, how much does it cost to have a baby privately in Ireland?
Total average private hospital bill for a regular birth: €3,000-6,000. Total average private hospital bill with a c-section: €5,000-11,000.
Moreover, how much do you pay out of pocket to have a baby?
Between 2016 and 2019, families who were privately insured paid an average of $3,068 in out-of-pocket costs for maternal and newborn hospitalizations, the investigators found. When a cesarean-section birth was involved, that average bill was $3,389.
How much does it cost to give birth in private hospital?
According to data from medical aid schemes, the average cost of a natural birth in a private hospital is around R25,000, including two to three days spent in hospital. If your baby is delivered by Caesarean section, the cost jumps to between R38,000 and R44,000.
Yes, you can choose to give birth in a private maternity hospital, or within a private wing of an NHS hospital. You can also choose to receive some or all of your antenatal care from obstetricians and midwives in private clinics and hospitals.
Can I get cover while already pregnant? Unfortunately not. While you can purchase a private health insurance policy during your pregnancy, coverage for pregnancy and birth-related services comes with a 12 month waiting period.
Prospective first-time parents be warned; having a child is going to burn quite the hole in your pocket. A survey carried out by AA Life Insurance has revealed that the average cost of having a child and raising them for their first year is over €14,500 in Ireland.
See a midwife or GP as soon as you find out you’re pregnant. This is so they can book your pregnancy (antenatal) care and make sure you get all the information and support you need to have a healthy pregnancy. Your first appointment with a midwife should happen before you’re 10 weeks pregnant.
Mothers are entitled to free in-patient and out-patient public hospital services in respect of the pregnancy and the birth and are not liable for any of the standard in-patient hospital charges.
You should visit your GP if you find out, or suspect, that you are pregnant. They will be able to confirm your pregnancy and estimate when your baby is due (the ‘due date’). Many women visit their GP first then get a referral to a hospital, obstetrician, birth centre or private midwife.