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Pregnant wife and medical insurance

Old Feb 5th 2005, 10:26 pm
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Dear Expert,

We are planning to visit toronto sometime in first week of april 05. My wife is pregnant. Does any one has information how much it cost for delivery in canada if u dont have OHIP. Do i need to get medical insurance from uk or can i get it from canada. Any recommendations?

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Originally Posted by saima_ali
Dear Expert,

We are planning to visit toronto sometime in first week of april 05. My wife is pregnant. Does any one has information how much it cost for delivery in canada if u dont have OHIP. Do i need to get medical insurance from uk or can i get it from canada. Any recommendations?

Regards

Raj
Hi Raj,

It will be very difficult to obtain Insurance since your wife is already pregnant, Likely you will have to pay cash. In a normal hospital, if everything goes well you are probably looking at 3000-5000 CAD all in all, but if there are difficulties, god forbid.

we had our baby in canada (GTA) on a temp work permit in 2000. Being "purists" (crazy europeean treehuggers )we decided to go with a midwife instead of a doctor and learned something astonishing.

Midwifes in Ca will be with you on homebirths and will cooperate with the hospital as a backup if you register with the hospital before birth. This will give you a backup if homebirth gets too tough you can go to the hospital with your midwife, without having to go through ER.

Midwifery services are government funded and available for free to anyone (regardless of nationality or status even if you are not on OHIP) free of charge. So you would only pay the hospital if needed.

Only problem is you have to find a midwife to take you in so late in your pregnancy (may be difficult but it is worth the try)

For us this was the case 2000 you should check if it is still so.

Good luck
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