Does Discovery pay for antenatal classes?

Discovery Health Medical Scheme gives you access to comprehensive maternity benefits, like prenatal screenings, ultrasounds and antenatal classes, as well as 24/7 support and guidance through the My Pregnancy and My Baby programmes.

How much does it cost to give birth at mediclinic 2020?

According to the cost breakdown provided by Mediclinic, a natural birth (for the first day) will cost you over R9000. If you’d like an epidural with that, it’ll cost you almost R2000 extra. If you’re planning to stay a little longer and need the nursery, the cost is just over R3000 extra per day.

What is in the mediclinic baby bag?

Your baby bag should include five sets of clean clothes (vests, baby-gros, a receiving blanket, socks and beanie), a warm blanket and cotton buds. Hot tip: Pack each set of clothing in a separate plastic bag to keep clean and dirty clothes separate. And a pack of maternity pads.

What classes should you take before having a baby?

There are many types of prepared childbirth classes including the Lamaze Method, The Bradley Method, and HypnoBirthing. Choose from online classes, in-person group classes, or private classes. Breast milk is the most perfect food for infants and has many benefits for both mom and baby.

What can I expect at my first antenatal class?

What happens at the first antenatal appointment? Your midwife or doctor will ask you questions about your health such as any illnesses, medications, operations and other pregnancies and what happened. They will also ask about your family’s medical history. You might also be asked whether you smoke or use other drugs.

What happens antenatal clinic?

If you’re pregnant in England you will be offered: 2 pregnancy ultrasound scans at 8 to 14 weeks and 18 to 21 weeks. antenatal screening tests to find out the chance of your baby having certain conditions, such as Down’s syndrome. blood tests to check for syphilis, HIV and hepatitis B.

What does antenatal classes involve?

What are antenatal classes? Antenatal classes can help you and your partner to prepare for labour, birth and early parenthood. Some antenatal classes will focus mostly on labour and birth, while others also guide you through late pregnancy, and what life with a newborn baby may be like.

How much does Netcare birth cost in South Africa?

Here are Netcare Park Lane Hospital’s maternity fixed fees for 2018, for example. With normal delivery, a two-day, one-night stay will cost you R15,000, while a three-day, two-night stay will cost you R19,000.

Is mediclinic private?

Mediclinic is a diversified international private healthcare services group, founded in South Africa in 1983, with divisions in Switzerland, Southern Africa (South Africa and Namibia), and the United Arab Emirates.

How do I register my mediclinic baby?

Online at By completing a registration form at the hospital and handing it in at the hospital. By SMS Register4baby to 37838 (you will be contacted and registration will be done telephonically).

How many bottles should I take to hospital?

These can be purchased from most supermarkets and include six ready to feed bottles with teats. You will need to use approximately 8 bottles in 24 hours. Avoid taking in larger packs of ready-made milk as many NHS facilities are unable to store them safely.

What antenatal classes do Mediclinic hospitals offer?

All Mediclinic hospitals offer antenatal courses. We recommend that you begin attending antenatal classes between the 25th and the 30th week of pregnancy. The classes usually consist of six two-hour sessions and will prepare you for the birth, your stay in hospital and what to expect when you go home.

Where is the hospital in Milnerton South Africa?

Mediclinic Milnerton. Physical Address: Cnr Racecourse & Koeberg Road, Milnerton, Cape Town, 7441. Postal Address: Private Bag X16, Milnerton, Cape Town, 7435. +27 21 529 9000. F +27 21 529 9040.

Why choose Mediclinic Cape Town for your baby care?

We make use of the international triage system and each patient will be triaged and seen by the doctor accordingly. Mediclinic Cape Town is the only private hospital in the Western Cape with Baby Friendly accreditation, where early bonding through breastfeeding and Kangaroo Mother Care is encouraged.

What is the Mediclinic baby programme?

The Mediclinic Baby programme, offers a wealth of information and support on all aspects of pregnancy, birth and baby care, including luxury antenatal courses on weekends for couples who cannot attend the regular course. Click here for more information.