Hi - I do have private health cover for obstetrics but am not planning in using it... one of the main reasons we wanted it was in case we had problems as it covers IVF, etc. I am in Melbourne and plan on going to the Royal Women's. I know a couple of people who have had babies there and they said it was a great experience. I just don't really understand paying thousands for an obgyn, scans, etc when you can't even guarantee that that doctor will be the one to deliver your baby, and all the best neo-natal care is in the public hospitals anyway.
Am I missing something? I am from the UK originally so am used to a public health service so I am sure that is influencing my views. The Aussies I know who have babies all seem to be terrified of the words "public health"!
I am not fussed about seeing the same person at each appointment, or being put in a hotel room for a few days after birth so a lot of the "benefits" don't really sell it to me.
I am not actually pregnant yet (to my knowledge!) but interested on others' views.