Cost wise I paid:
*$4,000 OBS management fee - due at 22weeks (I got appx. $500 reimbursed from medicare)
*$100 per appt. (appx. $35-$45 reimbured per appt. from medicare)
*$250 excess for my hospital stay
*$220 paeditrician visit - needed prior to discharging
*$300 per scan (12 weeks, 20 weeks and I have a third at 33. Cant remember what I got reimbured but it was something)
An epidural would of cost: $500 ( I didnt have one).
I adored my Obstetrician, he was amazing - kept DH & I sane throughout our first pregnancy was worth every dollar. I would happily pay him the $4000 + appts again! I was more than disappointed with my hospital stay though. I was put in a single room (was a bit disappointed about not getting a dbl but I did understand that), was pretty much left alone from the get-go, was forgotten about for obs, from the physio etc, forgot to complete my dischagre paperwork needed for the baby bonus. But mostly I felt like kind of a burden upon the midwives (xpt one who saved me the night before I discharged and actually spent time with DS and I to ensure he was latching properly). This is more to do with the staff than the hospital itself, and you will get that in both private and public.
I dont know what I will do with my next one (when i get pregnant!) and I am in different state not that have an amazing birthing centre, but having the one on one care that a private obs can provide you during pregnancy is really appealing!