Medical Costs During Our Pregnancy in Malaysia — Helmi Hasan

  1. The typical pregnancy process
  2. Medical check-ups & cost estimations at each stage
  3. How to pick your baby clinic
  4. Optional tests you can do during pregnancy
  5. Picking a hospital to deliver the baby

Pregnancy Lingo Table

The Pregnancy Timeline

  1. Checking for pregnancy at home
  2. Deciding on a clinic for monthly checkups
  3. Deciding which hospital to deliver the baby
  4. Start preparing baby gear
  5. Deliver the baby

Event 1: Are You Pregnant? Check with a Home Test Kit

Event 2: Choosing Your Clinic for the Monthly Check-Ups

  1. O&G Clinic: The place where they will conduct the monthly scans.
  2. Hospital: The place where you will deliver the baby.
  1. Klinik Kesihatan (almost free government clinic) near your home.
  2. Private hospital of your choice.

Klinik Kesihatan Pros & Cons

Private Hospital Pros & Cons

Event 3: The Monthly Doctor Visits

The First Doctor Visit (Booking Visit — 8 Weeks)

  1. Deposit: RM300
  2. Actual visit cost: RM155
  1. My wife’s vital signs (weight, blood pressure, etc.)
  2. Estimate the week of pregnancy & date of delivery
  3. Performed an ultrasound

The Following 1.5 Monthly O&G Visits

  • Is it a single or twin baby?
  • Fetal heart activity
  • The size & shape of the head/skull
  • Presence of the nasal bone
  • Presence of a stomach
  • Formation of the hands
  • Formation of the feet

Optional Chromosome Genetic Tests

Optional 4D Baby Scan at a Clinic

Event 4: Choosing a Hospital to Deliver Our Baby

  1. We can afford the private hospital fees
  2. My wife prefers our baby delivered by a consultant as opposed to Jr Doctors
  3. Our O&G, which has been following our baby’s development for 9 months, will be the one delivering our baby
  4. The husband (me) can be in the delivery room together

7 Months In — Getting Familiar with the Hospital

The Total Cost of Our Pregnancy

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Hi, I’m Helmi Hasan. I create relatable content around personal finance & earning online.

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Hi, I’m Helmi Hasan. I create relatable content around personal finance & earning online.