I gave birth to Luke at the Delgado Hospital along Kamuning Rd. It’s a small maternity hospital with a 72 bed capacity (according to the guy who pushed my wheelchair when we checked out).
If it’s important to you that your husband is with you when you give birth, then this hospital is not for you. It’s a little old school. They don’t have birthing rooms like some big hospitals have these days. So you have labor in a common labor room with other women who’s just about to pop like you. Because of this, no visitors are allowed inside.
They also only let you see the baby through a nursery window. So Jorey wasn’t able to touch Luke until the day we checked out. The reason being the nursery room is sterile and they’re very cautious of the germs that visitors could bring, which makes sense. You could opt to room in your baby, but then you can’t return her to the nursery. Your baby’s basically on it’s own from there.
That said, I had a “pleasant” stay with them. We still spent the same amount had we delivered at St. Luke’s or Asian Hospital. But for the same price, we had a suite that didn’t remind you that you were in a hospital. If you’re not too picky, then Delgado Hospital can be even so much more value for money. The proximity to our house is also oh so convenient. Everyone was super courteous and friendly – could be because we were in a suite but then again they were like that even before we booked a room. The staff was checking up on me like every hour. I’m just thankful and relieved that my stay there didn’t cause me any added stress.
Oh, and did I say Luke is so cute I want to eat him. 🙂
Here are pics of the suite I stayed at: