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    Quote Originally Posted by Maybelline View Post
    I have to disagree..I think often OBs are seen as they only want to do Csec..this is so not true..I know a few and they are fabulous ..caring .. vaginal birth supporting people!!

    (also mercs and beamers are not that pricy..they drive Audis and Range Rovers!!)
    lol I'm so poor I don't even know what cars cost!! I remember my ob's bmw though.

    Yeah I can only go by my ob and I did love her, she was great and my obgyn for 10 years. With my 1st I was so afraid of labour I kept asking for a c/s and she refused, she never did c/s's for no reason. During labour she gave me a good go for vb. But then after I had the c/s at my appointment she then said I 'have to have a c/s because I had one' and we talked about this. When I got pregnant she also wouldn't allow a doula, hates them, and basically if I wanted a vbac I had to go public which is what I did. If I went through my ob for my 2nd I would have an elective, no choice about it. I'm sure there are pro vbac vb ob's out there, but I didn't get that with mine.
    When I look back on it, the ob was great for the continuaty of care (but you can get that from a midwife aswell) and I liked the private hospital. I really didn't like shared care which I did 2nd time, but apart from that, it was free, I was low risk, no complications and paying for an ob would have been such a waste of money. They aren't cheap.

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    the ob charges me the total fee and then the private health fund and medicare give me some of it back. So the $976.00 my OB charged for my c/section is the total and then it is up to me to claim back anything. So he gets paid $976.00 for it - that is the total amount he gets paid for it, he doesn't get any extra money from anyone else as far as i know. I guess different OB,s charge different amounts but i guess they would be pretty similar to his as i shopped around a bit when i picked him and he wasn't the cheapest.

    It sounds like there is a bit of confusion about the private health system, but essentially he wouldnt get any other money for it from anywhere else, it is only me that can claim some of that $976.00 back.

    Maybe i am repeating myself (sorry if i am)- sorry have a 2yr old climbing over me while reading this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Are obs in public hospitals on salaries?
    Yep, public patients aren't charged any extra for c-sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulysses View Post
    Maybe i am repeating myself (sorry if i am)- sorry have a 2yr old climbing over me while reading this.
    No, that makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thermolicious View Post
    Wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong!!!

    "It’s time to abandon the “too old, too fat, too sick and asking for it" mantra and stop blaming women for the high rates of caesarean births. Instead, we need to address the real problem: we health providers are too often scared, impatient and inadequately informed to give women a real choice."

    http://theconversation.edu.au/forget...-sections-4986
    Lovely. I'm resisting the urge to reply "right right right right right" and leave it at that...

    There's no blame involved.

    If I need to have stitches in my arm, then I don't feel as if anyone is blaming me because I need it.

    Older women do have higher risk pregnancies, in many ways, as do overweight women. That's not blaming them. That's just stating a fact.

    And yes. There are women who elect for c-sections too.

    I've had the same feedback from another private hospital in Brisbane that my MIL works at (as a midwife). She sees many women fight against medical advice, sometimes with tragic consequences.

    Sometimes medical intervention is needed. Sometimes it isn't.

    As for people claiming an OB is unnecessary - well, again that is individual choice. But I suspect those people haven't had to see an OB for lengthy periods of time for fertility treatment. As if they had then they would probably be more keen to have that same dr deliver their baby.

    To me my OB is my fertility specialist, and the delivery part is a tiny part of his role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juf84 View Post
    Yep, public patients aren't charged any extra for c-sections.
    I didn't mean so much that the patient was charged, but rather the ob is only paid his salary for all births in a week as opposed to billing individually.

    That's how I always assumed the public system worked with the odd exception.

    Whereas at private hospitals the obs charge per birth - combined with the charges the hospital imposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post

    Sometimes medical intervention is needed. Sometimes it isn't.
    <<<This, this, this. And tragically some people think so badly about intervention that they refuse it. That must be *so* frustrating when things go wrong in a birth and the woman refuses intervention.

    Now - I am *not* talking about unnecessary intervention. I know there is *far* too much of that and it brings with it a huge amount of problems. But I mean when it is really needed and refused. (Just to clarify)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    I didn't mean so much that the patient was charged, but rather the ob is only paid his salary for all births in a week as opposed to billing individually.

    That's how I always assumed the public system worked with the odd exception.

    Whereas at private hospitals the obs charge per birth - combined with the charges the hospital imposes.
    It depends, there a registrars within the hospital that would get a wage. My ob is a private ob *and* a high risk Ob specialist within the public hospital - so he would earn privately and have salary, he isn't struggling -thats for sure!

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    beebs, I guess if there wasn't so much unecessary intervention it would be easier for women to trust the medical system and give the green light for necessary intervention.

    I was told that it would be 'best' if they broke my waters, next thing I remember is me screaming, shrieking with fear and pain when they shoved a hook up me.

    I really felt my birth went downhill from there because of the stress from that.

    I don't know that I can trust them to go through it again. If they tell me I 'need' something again - how do I know they're not just trying to hurry me along again without mine and my baby's best interests at heart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alimia View Post
    You are so arrogant! For your information it doesn't cost anywhere near that much. I would say max 1500 and so what they deserve every penny!!! I wasn't out of pocket a cent for my whole delivery.
    lol fair enough. Just saying what I read and answering the question as to why I think ob's push for repeat c/s. Last I checked this was a thread on opinions.

    At 7k for an uncomplicated c/s as per BigredV's stats would show the 3k I read once the anesthetist and other staff are paid. Just bc you weren't out of pocket doesn't mean the op didn't cost thousands. Medicare and PHI would have covered it by the sounds.

    Meh believe it or don't. Not interested in being abused for commenting. So much for my previous comment that people that been well behaved lol

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