I had my last baby at North Eastern Community Hospital and I am looking to have another. I want to prepare for the estimated costs/budget for our family assuming 1 income and need to consider if we want to go private again.
We were pretty happy with our last hospital, with DH being able to stay in our room with a double bed etc. Also my water broke but wasn't having strong contractions so I was put on the drip to bring them on more, leading to only going through a 6 hour labour. The obstetrician said we could wait naturally but it could take between 24-36 hours and there was a risk of infection. He asked me what I wanted to do, and I was like lets get this over and done with, and agreed to be induced. I have been told that going public they pretty much just leave you to go through the motions naturally with minimal intervention, and people have much longer labours. Is this true?
Anyway we live down south now with Flinders Private or public being our options. Has anyone had a baby a both for comparison?