+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0
    Reviews
    0

    Default Obstetrician Under $2000 Melb South East?

    Hi,
    I naively thought that after paying for private health insurance to cover pregnancy for a year...that it would actually cover most pregnancy costs! Ahh *silly me!*
    I just about fell off my chair when researching into the out of pocket costs of having a baby in the private system.
    Gulp.
    Anyway down this road we go )
    We live close to Chadstone Shopping centre in Malvern. I’d LOVE some helpful hints on hospitals that others are impressed with/have used....(Hate to sound “povo” but) Most pressing at the min. seems to be finding a reasonably priced obstetrician (around $2000 out of pocket or less would take some stress out of the equation).
    I understand the restrictions of this site mean I don't think we can post about specific doctor’s: so PLEASE PM me if you can help this first time (v. Nervous) Mum to be :O).
    Thank-u thank-u 100 times over!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    515
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked
    95
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I would recommend my obs (David O'Callaghan) at St Vincents private S he was wonderful, but his out of pockets are $3000. I don't know of any under $2k, sorry.
    Good luck!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    4,125
    Thanks
    1,810
    Thanked
    1,694
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I recommend the Birth Centre at Monash, they are free AND you are much more likely to have a natural birth (if thats what you are after).

    I don't know much about Obs but an independent midwife recommended Dennis Price to me, she mentioned he delivers at Cabrini, but he probably delivers elsewhere as well (maybe Jessie Mac/Waverly Private??), anyway I don't know his fees but she said hes more affordable than a lot of other private obs.

    But Birth Centre is the way to go really

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Narre Warren, Vic
    Posts
    1,321
    Thanks
    122
    Thanked
    196
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I highly recommend Dr Peter Yong (if you google his name his details will come up in true local) he is however in Noble park but delivers at several hospitals, he charges around $2k
    He was happy for me to put off being induced due to GD and other complications, he is known for trying his hardest to guide you through birth without major tearing and a csection will not be unless there is a threat to you or your bubs. He is a very gentle and caring man who supported me 100%, I ended up with an induced vag delivery with no invasive interventions. PM me if you would like anymore info. Good luck and congrats


 

Similar Threads

  1. Mums around Melb East - South East!!
    By Aramat in forum 20 something parents
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 22-02-2012, 16:49
  2. New to Vic, located south east Melb!!
    By Aramat in forum 20 something parents
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-01-2012, 15:00

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
BAE The Label
Versatile, premium maternity wear that you will love throughout pregnancy and long after. Cleverly designed for for all stages of motherhood so that you can 'Just be you (+1)'.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Baby U & The Wiggles - Toilet Training Products
Toilet training can be a testing time but Baby U is there to assist you and your toddler with the daunting task of toilet training. With a range of products that can be used at home, on holidays or out & about.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!