Hi. So after receiving a serious diagnosis on our baby's heart at our 20 week scan I can no longer give birth at John Flynn hospital on the Gold Coast. All our care is now being done at the Mater at Southbank. However, I'm trying to decide whether to still go private or public there? We know the baby will be fully taken care of and already have a team of people looking after that side of things.
But for my obstetric care, birth/labour and hospital stay I'm undecided about whether to go private still or just go public at the mater.
My main concerns being continuity of care (high risk pregnancy) and having some familiar faces when I'm in labour etc (a team of paediatric surgeons and special care people will be present at birth for the baby). I've got an appointment with babyarrivals, the private group practice across the road at mater on Monday but I do need to decide on Monday ($$$ factor too).
Would love some advice or experience about the public vs private birth at mater, your hospital stay (did you get pushed out/private room) and the obstetricians.
Please if you can help I would welcome your advice or knowledge!!! I'm pretty confused about it all right now.