It’s been a long time since I would like to share my delivery cost. I have certain that this fact will be very useful for all of mom-to-be out there because it is one of my biggest concern before delivery here. I try to googled about baby delivery cost in Malaysia but I did not find any resourceful info.
Based on my previous experience, the delivery cost itself in Malaysia is not that pricey. Back in 2013, we choose to deliver at Tropicana Medical Center in Kota Damansara. Yes, it is a private hospital which means the damage cost will be higher than the government hospital.
And we really are satisfied with their services throughout this beautiful journey! So, here are my baby delivery cost including GST in Dec 2013:
Bed Charges: RM 2,014
Delivery Suit: RM 742
We came to the hospital around 9pm on Sunday and check out from the delivery suite on Tuesday around 2am in the morning. So, they charged me for 2 days with RM700/day.
Single Executive: RM 1,272
Since Daanya has jaundice, we decided to extend our stay at the hospital. Supposedly, we can check out on the 2nd day but we checked out on the 4th day. The room charge for one day is RM400.
(Baby) Bed Charges: RM 381.60
Nursery Bed: RM 381.6
Because of the jaundice, the doctor advise us to put Daanya on Photo Therapy at the hospital until her bilirubin number is normal. It made us to put Daanya at hospital for 6 days. The cost for the bed is RM 60/day.
Doctor Consultation/Procedure Fees: RM 1,855
I have a bit of complication during my delivery procedure. My opening is very very slow and my doctor offered me an induction to speed up the process. She also offered me to take epidural before the induction process started. When the delivery process happens, my doctor decided to use a vacuum extraction to help my baby out because she is quite big.
Ob/gyn consultation (2 times): RM360
Forceps/Vacuum Extraction: RM925
Induction: RM350 (my ob/gyn gave me a free of charge of this induction. Yeay!)
Anesthesiologist consultation: RM180
(BABY) Doctor Consultation/Procedure Fees: RM 1,160
Pediatrician Fee: RM 1,440
The doctor check my baby for 8 times and the cost for every consultation is RM 180.
Venupuncture: RM 440
This procedure takes 8 times with RM 55/procedure.
Hospital Services: RM 4,059.73
This hospital services include nursing charge & procedure, equipment rental, IV Fluids, pharmacy, photo therapy & infant warmer for Daanya, laboratory fee and admin fee.
TOTAL: RM 9,470.33
I am sure this number is quite high for some people. Just take note that, what makes my number is a bit high (especially in the hospital services) because we stay at the hospital for almost 7 nights for both me and my baby. In addition, Daanya need to be under the Photo Therapy for 6 days in total. As for the delivery cost itself, it is very reasonable for me given that their services is top notch!
- For the personal usage items like sanitary pads or baby diapers, you can buy it earlier and bring it to the hospital later. Since they will cost you a bit higher if you get it from them.
- Prepare for an extra cash, especially if there is an emergency action that they need to do. Both for yourself and for your baby. In this time, credit card is really a helper.
- The hospital will ask you for a deposit before check in. You need to prepare RM 3,000 and they will just adding up the balance when you check out.
Hope this info will be useful for you, future moms. Happy delivery!
Author: Dian Mariesta
You can call me Dian, a housewife living in the middle of hustle bustle of Kuala Lumpur but still cannot forget my own “kampong”, Indonesia. Living for more than 10 years in Malaysia still make me a pempek-lover, bakso addict, gado-gado enthusiasts, and bakmi devotee. Photography and writing are one of the things that keep me sane throughout my day as a devoted housewife.