I've just given birth my 2nd child at Hospital Selayang via the FPP (Full Paying Patient) option .
Decided to switch from private to govt hospital during my 36th weeks of pregnancy and they still accepted me. Whew, what a relief as initiallly I wondered if they would accept me since I'm in the advanced stage of preggers.
Under this option,I get to select my doctor/gynae and given the priority lane instead of waiting under a long queue for a check-up. There were 3 gynae to choose from, and I went for Dr Phillip. He's a caring doctor and had a good sense of humour - he even encouraged me to to for VBAC (my 1st child was c-section)even though I opted for elective c-section. He assured me that he'll give me 6 hours to go for natural birth if Baby wanted to arrive before the selected date.
Finally, Baby decided to wait until the c-section day, and I was required to admit into the hospital a day before the op. After registration, the labour ward docs & nurses conducted a check-up on me & Baby's heartbeat. Waited quite a while for my room to be ready, as the earlier patient was not discharged yet. When the room was ready, I was quite impressed that the room is spacious - fyi, only your hubs or mother can bunk-in to accompany you during the night (that's a special privilage), with private bathroom & TV. So I get all the privacy I want (Yay!)
My op was scheduled during noon as there were other earlier cases before me, so the nurses adviced me to fast from 10pm that night. Not even a sip of water...sigh! The next day (D-day!!!), was wheeled to the op theather and the anaesthetic doc, Dr Norliza was getting ready to do her thing. I must say, she's really a pro coz I don't feel any jab pain at my spine at all. A Muslim nurse cited a short & heartfelt prayer before the op, and I knew that I will in their good hands.
The op went smoothly and Baby let out a soft cry when she came out. Later, Baby & I were wheeled to my room after observation. There is no nursery facility, so all babies are roomed-in with their mommies. I kinda like this idea, as I'm able to observe Baby 24/7. Well, a little tiring though but Mom bunked in that night to see if I needed any help. The hospital itself is baby-friendly and the nurses were very knowledgable about breastfeeding and baby care as compared to my first delivery at the private hospital.
All in all, my delivery experience has been pleasant and the charges were quite affordable. Do check it out if you are considering this as choice for your delivery. FYI, Putrajaya Hospital has also FPP option. Heard thst their facilities are even better...
Till then. Cheers!