Average Cost Of Giving Birth In South Africa

What is Birth?

Birth is the act or process of bearing or bringing forth offspring, also referred to in technical contexts as parturition. In mammals, the process is initiated by hormones that cause the muscular walls of the uterus to contract, expelling the fetus at a developmental stage when it is ready to feed and breathe.

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Average Cost Of Giving Birth In South Africa

Natural birth or Caesarean section according to data from medical aid schemes, the average cost of natural birth in a private hospital is around R25,000, including two to three days spent in the hospital. If your baby is delivered by Caesarean section, the cost jumps to between R38,000 and R44,000.

How much does it cost to give birth in a private hospital in South Africa without medical aid?

If you don’t have medical aid covered in South Africa but wish to give birth at a private hospital, you need to prepare for an average cost of R20,000 for a natural birth, and up to R26,000 for cesarean at a private hospital, assuming a delivery with no complications.

How much does it cost to give birth at a public hospital in South Africa?

Emergencies aside, you’re looking at a price range of about R16 000 to R46 050 depending on the birth method (figures based on Medi-Clinic Southern Africa estimates from 2016). If like many South Africans, you cannot afford private healthcare, you are more than entitled to government health care.

How much does water birth cost in South Africa?

How Much Cheaper Is A Water Birth? In the case of insurance, when you deliver the baby in a hospital, you usually pay no more than if you deliver vaginally. Rental fees of up to R6517.82may be required. For a home birth, the price of your own tub and pool will be between R1059.15and R8147.28, depending on how nice it is.

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