I'm just having a huge whinge about the costs of seeing an obstetrician! I pay $130 per month for private health insurance, yet none of the pre-delivery appointments etc are covered. I have seen my OB at 11, 16, 20 and 24 weeks ($180 a pop), plus a different OB at 12 and 19 weeks for the morph scans ($240 a pop). From now on I have to go at 28, 32, 35, 37, 39, 40 weeks, all at $180 a pop, of which I get back about $80 from Medicare, even the $240 ones only got me back $80.
And I've just received a bill for the pregnancy management fee on top of all this??? OUCH!! What is this fee for when we're already paying a small fortune for uber-regular visits and health insurance to cover the delivery? Is anyone else feeling like this whole thing is costing a crazy amount of money? All this for an ob and a private hospital room, when public patients pay nothing? It's stressing me out! DH keeps suggesting that we should just skip some appointments, but I think my OB would strike us off her already-very-busy books!