I am here to post for my bestfriend. (Of course with her permission) Joy needs medical assistance for her pregnancy. She was advised to momentarily stop working as she is suffering from Preeclampsia.
Our maternity benefit/insurance here in the Philippines only covers normal delivery.
See the website here https://www.philhealth.gov.ph/news/2016/pregnancy_benefits.html (about $100-120)
Preeclampsia is defined by a sudden, elevated blood pressure after the 20th week of pregnancy, along with protein in the urine. In serious cases, the condition can lead to kidney failure, seizures, liver injury, respiratory problems and even death.
Preeclampsia affects 5 to 7 percent of pregnant women, and the risk generally increases with a woman's age, according to a 2012 study from Finland. In that study, 6.4 percent of women under age 35 had a preeclampsia, while 9.4 percent of those over 35 had the condition. A higher BMI, and gestational diabetes can also predispose a woman to the condition.
She is on the 30th week now and undergoing weekly prenatal.
The total expense for her medical including a possibility c section would cost $3500-$5000. (Plus medicines)
Joy and her family cannot actually afford the hospital expense unfortunately since she is the breadwinner and living with her 80yrs old grandmother. She currently sells barbeque at the moment for a living.
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