Your Pregnancy - - Q & A Month 6 -

“The cost of the pro­ce­dure varies sig­nif­i­cantly,” says Dr Bron­wyn Moore, a gy­nae­col­o­gist and ob­ste­tri­cian at Net­care Park Lane Hos­pi­tal in Gaut­eng. Her ad­vice is to get a quo­ta­tion for all the costs, which in­clude that of the ob­ste­tri­cian (and as­sis­tant), the pae­di­a­tri­cian, anaes­thetist and the hos­pi­tal costs. Find out what pro­por­tion will be cov­ered by your med­i­cal aid. Think about tak­ing out gap cover be­fore fall­ing preg­nant to cover short­falls. As far as re­cov­ery time goes, you should be up and about the day af­ter the op­er­a­tion, but bank on not driv­ing for two to three weeks. You should be able to re­sume a gen­tle ex­er­cise rou­tine at six to eight weeks. Dr Moore cau­tions that this all de­pends on your mind­set and whether you’re fit and healthy be­fore the pro­ce­dure. Lastly, make sure you dis­cuss all the risks and ben­e­fits with your health­care prac­ti­tioner be­fore mak­ing a fi­nal de­ci­sion about how you want to give birth to your baby. All the al­ter­na­tives for de­liv­ery have their pros and cons, but the fi­nal choice is up to you.

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