Thursday, December 1, 2011

Update on the financial implications of Options 3 and 4....

If the baby were born out-of-province but within Canada the birth of the baby would be covered by BC Health Insurance.

If the baby is born out-of-country there would be no financial coverage of the birth.

Can I find a hospital/OBGYN within Canada in which I would be confident that outcome and plans would be reasonably aligned?



  1. Just found your blog and wanted to let you know, as a woman who also wanted a c-section and ended up with an unwanted "natural" delivery, I appreciate your willingness to put yourself out there. I really believe this is a feminist issue, but public opinion is so backward that it's hard to be hopeful about change. I wish you all the best with your search for respectful and sensitive care this time around.

  2. Hey Mrs. W.,

    As you might've guessed from comments at another site I lost a baby in 2004 in an Ontario hospital. I've had two sons since then at Mt. Sinai in Toronto and I think they are an excellent team in an excellent hospital. Just wanted to let you know - let me know if you want to know more.

  3. Yttrbia - we're a bit of a rare breed...and public opinion on this in Canada has a long way to go. In the interim the revised NICE guidelines are reason to celebrate, and reason to hope for a better future.

    Jenn thank you for the info.

  4. Have to add that Mt Sinai is my favourite Canadian hospital too, albeit for different bodily reasons -- it is where I had my cancer surgery. My surgeon is one of the very best in the world wrt the type of surgery I had. If only you were at this end of the country...

    Can you not get any help from your previous OB, the one who was willing to do an elective c/s? Surely he or she would be able to help direct you to someone who can help.