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New Immigrant Pregnant & Delivering by C-section 

Imanahmad
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Posted On: 9/6/2014
Imanahmad
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I really appreciate your advice.

I am pregnant and will be landing in Canada in December as a new immigrant. I have no OHIP and will be delivering by C section since I had previous C-sections. I will be in week 35 when I land.

Any advice about how to arrange for. C section since I have no Family doctor yet and no doctor to perform C section.

Also about how much it will cost me?

In order to arrange everything before my arrival.
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Posted On: 9/8/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is good that you are looking into this type of information before arriving.

We have had some other users share some estimates of costs for c-sections based on their own experiences.

You can find some information in one of our previous Settlement.Org discussion threads.

You may find it helpful to read I am pregnant and don't have OHIP. What health care can I get?.

An excerpt from this is:

Having a baby without OHIP coverage can be a very expensive and stressful experience. If you do not have OHIP or other insurance coverage, hospitals can charge you what they want, including amounts above OHIP prices.

The hospital may ask for your financial information or how much money you have and set their fees based on that information. It is impossible to say definitively how much pregnancy services without OHIP will cost, as hospitals assess each case differently.

If you have private health insurance, your insurance company may pay for some of the costs. However, some insurance policies do not cover pregnancy-related costs.


You may also wish to read similar threads in our forum, such as:

Giving Birth in Ontario: How much does it cost?

OHIP Coverage; about to arrive and pregnant

We have also had one of our users' experiences and suggestions posted regarding costs in this previous Settlement.Org Pregnancy Cost discussion thread. (It is from 2005, but may give you an idea of costs.)

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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Imanahmad
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Posted On: 9/14/2014
Imanahmad
Imanahmad
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Thank you for your reply.
I have been getting an estimate of the costs..but is it right that i cant deliver in a hospital without a transfer from a family doctor? If thats the case..how can i arrange with a doctor before landing?
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Posted On: 9/17/2014
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your additional question with us.

You may want to try some of the suggestions listed in our Settlement.Org How can I find a family doctor? article.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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