The cost of a delivery at a private hospital will vary dependant on the type of room you book, the individual doctor and his fees, and whether there are any complications with the pregnancy. Additionally, depending on what you eat while in the hospital your bill can go up.
If you use a ward or semi-private room at a private hospital, the Doctor's fees will be lower than if you booked a private room (even if the doctor is exactly the same person). So your room choice will have an impact on what you can expect to pay in total.
Rooms at the Matilda, for example, run at the following costs:
Private Room: $ 2,970 per night plus $ 1,500 observation fee. Total Cost per night: $4,470
Twin Room: $ 1,695 per night plus $ 970 observation fee. Total Cost per night: $2,665
Standard Room: $ 650 per night plus $ 365 observation fee. Total Cost per night: $ 1,015.
Your Doctor, who at Private Hospitals is usually an independent practitioner, will levy his/her fees based on the type of room you book. The doctors will typically set their fees independently of the hospital, so you should talk to your OBGYN to understand what the charges will be for which type of room. The cost of your doctor will vary based on the doctor who is treating you.
Generally, dependent on the room you choose you can typically expect to pay in the region of $ 500 – 800 each time the doctor sticks his head in the door. But this is a generalization, depending on your doctor it could be more, or it could be less – so I’d ask your OBGYN what they charge.
Then you get into the issues of routine deliveries vs elective caesarians, and even the timing of the delivery.
For example, in a private room at the matilda, choosing to deliver your child via a caesarian at the following times will cost you different amounts:
Between the hours of 07:30 hr and 19:30 hr, Monday to Saturday: $ 66,000
Specified auspicious time between the hours of 07:30 hr and 19:30 hr, Monday to Saturday: $77,00.
Between the hours of 19:30 hr and 07:30 hr, Monday to Saturday and on Sundays and Public holiday: $ 100,000.
If you have an emergency caesarian section the cost at the matilda would be $ 88,000 for the delivery and 5 nights in a private room (an emergency C-section is deemed to be one without more than 12 hours notice).
Optional items will also inflate the cost, so choosing the following will raise your overall bill:
Collection of cord blood for stem cell storage service $1,000
Circumcision (For procedure performed on the maternity ward on newborns only) $3,800
Hearing test for newborn $900
And if you want Anesthetics those will cost you as well:
Epidural anaesthesia during labour $6,600
Spinal anaesthesia during labour $2,600
Induction of labour $6,100
All in (with the package, optional extras, and room/doctor’s fees) you can realistically expect to pay in the region of $ 80,000 – 90,000 for a routine delivery.
Matilda package options are here: http://www.matilda.org/en/maternity-package-price
Room rates are here: http://www.matilda.org/en/room-rate-service-apartment-price
But I’d talk to your doctor about their charges at the hospital.