South African Woman Spends R50K on C-Section in Ekurhuleni Hospital, Gets Support From Netizens on TikTok

South African Woman Spends R50K on C-Section in Ekurhuleni Hospital, Gets Support From Netizens on TikTok

  • A young woman flaunted how she spent under R80K to deliver her baby at a private hospital on TikTok
  • Private hospitals tend to charge anything from R40K above for cesarian section deliveries for three specialists and hospitalization
  • Women in the comment section stood behind her and said they, too, spent a pretty penny for their babies
  • Siane Mumba told Briefly News that she was happy to share her experience

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A woman spent an arm and a leg to bring her baby into the world. Image: @thelifeofagoddess
Source: TikTok

A beautiful woman flexed that she spent R50K to deliver her baby at a private hospital via c-section with no medical aid.

The woman won bragging rights after ushering her bundle of joy in style as she delivered her child in a private medical suite.

Woman tells of how she spent R50K for a private c-section birth

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@thelifeofagoddess posted her experience on TikTok, which 112K Tiktokkers viewed.

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The video shows the young woman lying on the delivery bed, smiling sweetly. The camera pans and shows the rest of the room prepped to welcome her beautiful child into the world.

Childbirths at private hospitals in Mzansi cost an arm and a leg, especially for those that do not have medical aid. South African Private Hospitals revealed that a birth delivery could cost up to R45K for the entire procedure. Even with medical aid, you might have to part with some serious paper for the procedure.

New mommy tells Briefly News that experience was excellent

Siane Mumba told Briefly News that she gave birth at BusaMed in Modderfontein, Ekurhuleni, via Network One Health.

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"My pregnancy was listed as a pre-existing condition by the medical aid, so I spent R50,000 without the medical aid. My care consisted of all prenatal visits, ultrasounds and bloodwork throughout my pregnancy and the actual c-section," she said.
"The entire experience was world-class. I had 24-hour access to midwives if I needed anything. I have access to a support group with all the moms that gave birth at the hospital. The nurses and staff who brought my baby into the world cared for me. words can't express how grateful I am to have had such a positive experience."
"It's essential to share my experience because many women don't know these options exist."

Watch the video:

Netizens who have had c-sections support woman's decision

South Africans gathered in the comment section to show their support for c-section births and to marvel at the price.

Bridy said:

"R45K for hospital plus R32K for doctors. Okare nka loma pregnancy."

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RealP030 commented:

"My C-section gang. Congratulations on your bundle of joy."

Just Mbalz is also pro-C-section.

"C-section is the way. This pushing issue can fly by me and miss me."

Baby Ra Mhazi paid a lot of money.

"This was me on Thursday (13 July), but it was slightly above R60K inclusive of Doctors' fees."

Matshiamo also parted with money.

"For my son in 2019, I paid R30K normal birth. Those things are expensive."

Woman pays over R30K to have the baby delivered at a private hospital

In a similar story, Briefly News wrote that a woman paid R33K to give birth to her baby at a private hospital.

The woman shared her journey and medical bill on TikTok. Netizens were stunned by the amount.

One South African commented that public hospitals give her the creeps.

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Source: Briefly News

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Tebogo Mokwena (Current Affairs editor) Tebogo Mokwena is a Current Affairs Editor at Briefly News. He has a Diploma in Journalism from ALISON. He joined Daily Sun, where he worked for 4 years covering politics, crime, entertainment, current affairs, policy, governance and art. He was also a sub-editor and journalist for Capricorn Post before joining Vutivi Business News in 2020, where he covered small business news policy and governance, analysis and profiles. He joined Briefly News in 2023. Tebogo passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative Email: tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za

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