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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsStewart View Post
    My GP gave me the names of 3 obstetricians in Melbourne and I rang all of them on Friday and they are all around $6000 <i>out of pocket</i>! I was shocked by how much they charge - this is my first baby. May I ask how you other ladies have found cheaper obs? Did you have to ring every one and ask what their fees were?
    I can't believe that we pay so much in private health insurance premiums but will still have to fork out so much money just to give birth. We need so many other things (pram, cot etc) that I am starting to worry about how we will afford all of this.
    Is there a reason you want a private OB? I went public to the Royal Women's and it was great! I also hired a private midwife and after Medicare rebates it was about $2.5k.

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    Thanks KW! The only reason that we are ringing private obstetricians is that that is what my GP told me to do. She didn't even ask me if we wanted to go private/public or what the options meant, she just told me I need to book an obstetrician asap (last week!) and gave me referral letters for 3 obs.
    I'm not really sure how to research all this. We have private health insurance and I assumed that would cover the birth. Thanks for your tip about RWH, I'll look at their website.
    I guess one reason I would like to go private is that we pay all this money in premiums and I feel like I want something to show for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsStewart View Post
    Thanks KW! The only reason that we are ringing private obstetricians is that that is what my GP told me to do. She didn't even ask me if we wanted to go private/public or what the options meant, she just told me I need to book an obstetrician asap (last week!) and gave me referral letters for 3 obs.
    I'm not really sure how to research all this. We have private health insurance and I assumed that would cover the birth. Thanks for your tip about RWH, I'll look at their website.
    I guess one reason I would like to go private is that we pay all this money in premiums and I feel like I want something to show for it!
    Yes we also had top PHI but we just decided not to use it as it would still cost us thousands and we also wanted a low intervention birth (which sadly we didn't end up getting but that's a different story). No c-section though!!

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    Wow I can't believe the costs that some of these Ob's charge. My Ob put his fees up to $600 for the 20 week management fee and appointments were $45. I think I was out of pocket about $600-$800 all up and that's having an elective c/s.

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    With ds (2008) I paid $1800 (got most back by Medicare - before they changed it)

    With dd (2010) I paid $2400 with a different well respected OB at Brisbane mater.

    Definitely out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsStewart View Post
    My GP gave me the names of 3 obstetricians in Melbourne and I rang all of them on Friday and they are all around $6000 <i>out of pocket</i>! I was shocked by how much they charge - this is my first baby. May I ask how you other ladies have found cheaper obs? Did you have to ring every one and ask what their fees were?
    I can't believe that we pay so much in private health insurance premiums but will still have to fork out so much money just to give birth. We need so many other things (pram, cot etc) that I am starting to worry about how we will afford all of this.
    I called my phi and asked for a no gap OB, pretty easy

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    If you want to go through a private ob your health fund may have a search or list to look from.

    In my experience I just called every blooming ob that was at the hospital I wanted to birth out. Lucky for me the only one that was available was also a 'no-gap' ob.

    I doubt I'd go through an ob again if I ever have more, but I understand the appeal.

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    Our Preg Mgt Fee is $2750. Visits are about $80 which you get a little back from Medicare if I remember..

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    Default Do obstetrician for $2000k-$3000k really exist???

    Wow mine is $90 a visit (before rebate) and
    $1000 management fee between 20&28wks

    Thats in newcastle nsw though, it seems to vary greatly depending on the area

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    I have been wondering the same thing! Can anybody recommend good OBs in Melbourne? And can you share approx costs? We're in Doreen, I don't even know local hospitals as we only moved to VIC recently.. TIA


 

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