Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Maternity Packages - Having a baby in Mexico Continued....

As promised, I thought I'd share a few of the options available when having a baby in Cancun, Mexico. Bearing in mind this is through private insurance, and at the hospital where we are covered in Cancun - Hospital Galenia.



















I think it's pretty self explanatory, but as you can see the packages range from a vaginal delivery, vaginal delivery in water, and a c-section. You can also see there are different room types you can get, standard to presidential. To my American readers/friends, is this what it's like in the USA? In Canada, you get a room. I think for $35 in Alberta you can request a private room but it's a first come first serve basis. Anyways, all new to this gal...Not used to private insurance at all. LOL.

Well, this is a very brief package review. You can see there are additional costs for birth certificates, circumcision, blood work, incubator, etc.... Just your basic needs are covered here. 


8 comments:

One Small Voz said...

private insurance varies greatly in the US. My US employer has great health insurance, so of the $50,000 total in maternity care I paid about $200 for Rx's in addition to the $120 monthly premium. That was it! And I had a high-risk pregnancy with expensive blood-thinning meds. I delivered in a beautiful hospital in my hometown, private room, great facilities and service. And it wouldn't have mattered if I would have had a C-section, vaginal birth, etc. My insurance covers everything after the monthly premium and Rx co-pays (which were like $10/month). Overall, a very, very good experience with private insurance.

I'm the Mami said...

Wow! This gives me hope! I soooo want a water birth with me next, but everyone here talks about C sections only. I dont even want to know the csection rate here (in mexico city) .. i think its around 7 out of 10 births are c sections.

At least you have some options !

I'm the Mami said...

Ha. I just said "me next" like a pirate. ;)

Josie said...

The hospital that I go to (in Northern Utah, USA) has only private rooms, and labor and delivery is all in the same room. I don't know what specifically my insurance covers, but I think I'm expected to pay just under $3,000 for everything. I'm still figuring that all out because with my first baby I had Medicaid to cover whatever my insurance wouldn't, so I didn't have to pay for anything. So does a vaginal delivery include an epidural? Or is that extra?

Gringation Cancun said...

That doesn't look too expensive to me! And it's one of Cancun's more upscale hospitals :)

Circumcision is a lot cheaper that I thought. (random thought haha)

ElleCancun said...

Leah - Those numbers sound more than reasonable. So I guess the key is have good insurance!! I'm glad you had such a great experience. Your hospital sounds very similar to what you'd get in Cancun with private insurance!! Of course the packages vary.

Mami - In Canada since c-sections are paid with our tax $$'s they are not as common where private insurance exists. I was shocked at the section rate in Mexico!! However, my Obgyn is one of the guys who prefers vaginal. Isn't that funny? I mean, he'll do what you want, but he tries to convince gals for a vaginal birth here!!!

Josie - Hmm...$3000 doesn't sound too bad for all private rooms, everything in!! I know with insurance you really have to read the fine lines. What are the exclusions, perils covered, etc.... In these prices you see, a vaginal delivery does not include the epidural. That you pay a little more for. I'm not sure how much, probably $3000 pesos or so. I'm not to worried as my insurance would cover that part!!

Laura - I agree it's quite a bit cheaper than I thought as well. However, apparently there are many hidden costs in having a baby. That is when the insurance really helps out - with the bloodwork needed, in case baby needs extra attention, etc.... Insurance will help cover/assist with the rest of the medical costs associated.

Hahaha - the circumcision is a lot cheaper than I thought as well!! LOL!!!

hollie drawdy said...

So, I'm in the US. I want to have my baby( or babies) there. I don't understand the Spanish terms. I want the c section, circumcision for twin sons, and the suite for 3 nights. I hope to get the meds too lol. How much, in USD will all this run me? Thanks.

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