I live in shah alam.. the closest hospital is klang.. some goes to sg buloh but it's quite a distance away.. I'm not so familiar with route to serdang but it is not so close too. PPUM is semi gov.. but still i have to cross the all time busy federal highway to reach there.
I have my first baby at PPUM.. actually I'm afraid if I go to private they won't wait for me to be ready for normal delivery coz first delivery usually take longer hours. I'm afraid they will suggest c-sect when they didn't want to wait.. :( Gov n semi gov hospital are not so money oriented and they usually goes for normal delivery as per procedure unless there's no options such emergency.
My experience is both ok and not ok.. but I want different environment for my 2nd delivery. I didn't want to go far for check up like PPUM required.. I want a woman doctor with all women in labour room if possible. I want my hubby to hold me during delivery.. and stay the night taking care of me. And I want it normal...
I survey some places near shah alam.. the famous umra is said as a cheap option for private hospital. I didn't feel like going there.. and it is not so close to my house n my mom's. Razif hospital is famous too.. and there's good reviews too. Well i do heard of cases that I didnt like .. minor though.. it is close to klang hospital so not so much to worry bout in emergency case. The fees are affordable ... some of my friends have their baby there and love the place...
I ask friends on which place friendly to normal delivery birth plans.. I got good reviews about salam and the doctor. And a bonus of all and everything I need in this 2nd delivery.. ;)) so I go for it. I choose to deliver there with the package price RM1999.00. You can check this out at the website. I know the cost is higher than razif or umra.. but I think it worth it to me coz I get what I want.. ;)) I won't hesitate to come there again for next delivery.. when I pass the trauma of giving birth ; D
My baby got jaundice though ; ( this time I thought of going to razif.. blood test for jaundice cost RM30.00.. and they encourage us to leave baby under their care if the baby need to be warded.. so baby got most from the treatment. We can choose to stay in hospital for breastfeeding and pay room fees but they prefer pumping if we can so we won't keep the baby long. It cost RM500+ for 2 nights baby under the foto treatment. I think it's an affordable cost. Even if we decide not to take a room.. the visiting hours is long unlike in gov hospital and we can ask the baby for breastfeeding when we come. People normally didn't know about jaundice treatment fees in private hospital.. here I think it has reasonable cost. ;))
Ok.. that's some thoughts that I have bout hospital around here.. I don't want to discuss demc and kpj coz it needs higher budgets ; D I'm just ordinary ; D I like the fact demc has woman doctor for skin specialist.. and it cost RM200++ each time I go there include the medicine.. ump..so i made some conclusion.
I hope shah alam hospital will be a great helps. . I hope they got fpp scheme like putrajaya.. ; D it always convenient to choose doctor.. btwn, the clerk at registration department told me they receive birth report from people giving birth at salam frequently ;)) bet lots of others thinks like I do ; ))