Having a baby in KL

Old Jun 11th 2013, 7:49 pm
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No specific experience but, in KL, Prince court is new-ish, and reputed amongst the locals to be a swanky, almost hotel stay look and feel etc. Prices are therefore pricier than smaller private hospitals or older

For other options, try googling some good gynaes in equivalent 'price range +brand' of private hospitals,
Ie I think the below ones could be seen as direct competitors to the Prince court, gleneagles ampang etc)

Eg
Pantai Hospital, Bangsar
http://www.pantai.com.my/pantai-hospital-kuala-lumpur/

Damansara Specialist Hospital (under KPJ group), Damansara
- website seems to be a bit 'off' now, so will not place the link/URL here.

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Thanks TehTarik,

We've actually progressed a bit since my previous post. We made a visit to Prince Court to get some vaccinations for our first daughter; good first impressions and paedatrician was very good. Overall facilities are as we expected from what we had previosuly heard.

We've already seen an OB now for the new pregnancy and have checked with our insurance coverage that PCMC is OK, which it is, so we've all but locked it in.

Now just another 6 months to go!
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Keep us all posted on here Nakrob as it may be useful for others in the future in the same situation.

Hope it all goes well
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Hello, a couple of friends have had their babies at Prince Court and they were very happy with it. If I were to 'go there' again, it would definitely be my first choice, even though I live next door to Pantai Hospital (half of which is under contruction which doesnt finish till 3am each morning - not exactly restful, the other half is tired and run down).
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good for you , Nakrob! All the best

Generally, dont think one should decide or get others swayed based on external looks of the hospitals, as it is more important the quality of the doctors, service, cleanliness etc.
Eg I can speak 'for' Pantai Bangsar /KL which has good gynaes and friends,others have said has good paed docs. Have not been hospitalised there yet, but so far few visits there for check ups, outpatient etc - good impressions so far about facilities there, compared to some other hospitals

Back to topic....For others looking for Check ups/specialist cases prior to delivery, a good Non-hospital specialist is FMGC (Fetal Medicine & Gynaecology Centre) in Petaling Jaya
http://www.fmgc.com.my/contact.php
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Some people might enjoy a few 'luxuries' while in hospital to give birth, I know I did. General consensus of Pantai from my own experience and that of friends who have been admitted there? Mostly good doctors, nursing care below average, often difficult to make your needs understood. One friend had an appalling experience there with an ob/gyn which escalated into a life threatening situation which required emergency surgery post birth. The rooms are basic, more on a level with Western govt hospitals than a private hospital. When I was admitted, my bed had paper sheets and there were no towels given in the bathrooms - the expectation was that you'd dry off with toilet paper. Thankfully I was only in there for one night and didnt need to use the shower because it looked grim. I imagine it all depends on your expectaitons..
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Oh dear, doesn't sound good then!

Must have deteriorated or the service differs between units, nurses etc. I had a 1/2 day-ward experience there which was good and nurses,docs were professional. Some frends have said good things about their delivery and stay experiences there. Quite Awhile ago, I visited a friend who delivered and stayed in their Suites(?) and it looked quite nice, no complaints?

Oh well, I guess the best is of each person to individually to check out each hospital then 'hospital facilities and doctors window shopping' eh?
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I had my baby in Gleneagles in 2006. I had a whole suite with lounge and 2 bathrooms and my own butler! Can't remember what it looked like from the outside as I was only concerned with the qualifications and experience of the doctors and nurses that operated on me

The care was better than the UK and Norway, where I gave birth to my other 3 kids. My consultant was Dr Ravi.

All costs were paid for by the insurance company.
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Erm, I dont remember making any comments in my post about how Pantai looks from the outside. Tired and rundown refers to what I've seen of its accommodation internally. As for the ongoing construction, it does not finish until 3am every day, so if you are in a room overlooking this, dont expect much sleep.
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Erm, I dont remember making any comments in my post about how Pantai looks from the outside. Tired and rundown refers to what I've seen of its accommodation internally. As for the ongoing construction, it does not finish until 3am every day, so if you are in a room overlooking this, dont expect much sleep.
Erm, you didn't .... Nakrob did.
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It was me judging the book by its cover (need to stop doing that) ...... but my comment was on Gleneagles not Pantai.

Anyway, happened to find myself in Gleneagles last week for an unrelated reason. Facilities and common areas much better than what I expected after my first roadside impressions. However, rooms did look a bit dated and not somewhere I'd personally like to convalesce.

Each to their own, but we're glad we've selected PCMC.
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For normal delivery, most private hospitals are charging in the range of Rm5-7k.

The costs for csection would be in the range of Rm 12k -Rm15k.

However that cost does not include anything else, for example if the baby has complications or is born prematurely. Just in case that would mean having to standby Rm 30k-50k should be good.

Should anyone need a lists of private hospitals in Malaysia for emergencies, may drop me an email. Thanks

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Originally Posted by Nakrob View Post
Thanks TehTarik,

We've actually progressed a bit since my previous post. We made a visit to Prince Court to get some vaccinations for our first daughter; good first impressions and paedatrician was very good. Overall facilities are as we expected from what we had previosuly heard.

We've already seen an OB now for the new pregnancy and have checked with our insurance coverage that PCMC is OK, which it is, so we've all but locked it in.

Now just another 6 months to go!
Congratulations to you both!!
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