I'm 10 weeks pregnant with bub #1. When I found out I immediately booked in with an OB as I have private health cover and I just though that I may as well use it as I'm paying for it.
I've been doing a bit of research and I'm now wondering if I should have put more thought into my decision.
I'm looking for honest opinions on whether you preferred private or public and why. If you had the choice again would you change? I am looking at Nepean Private or Nepean Public, so if you have specific experiences from those hospitals that would be great, but any general opinions would also be helpful.
I am concerned about the high intervention rates that I have been reading about in private hospitals. I'd obviously prefer a more natural birth if possible and am worried about being pressured into pain relief and other interventions that I don't necessarily need/want.
I spent so long TTC that now I'm actually pregnant I'm realising I'm not prepared or knoweldgable about my prenatal care and birth options.
I am seeing one OB tomorrow and another one in 2 weeks (booked with 2 in case I don't feel comfortable with the first).
If I decided to go public have I left it too late? Will a private OB deliver in a public hospital? Can you deliver in a public hospital and then transfer to private?
Please give me any advice, thoughts or opinions to help me become better educated!