Hey newlywed333 , I went through the whole public/private question a few months back in order to decide if I needed to change my PHI. I was always keen on going through the public birth centre but you literally get sent home the day of the birth, providing all goes well. Being this is our first the thought of being sent home so quickly with an itty baby that I have no idea what to do with scared me lol so that ruled that out. The public hospital is quite similar, if all is well then off home in a day or so.
With private you can stay for up to 5 days and the idea of having that support right there while DH and I found our feet appealed to me. Plus getting to know the Dr who will deliver my baby and seeing them regularly also appeals to me. Also I like the idea of having visitors at hospital, cause I don't won't visitors for a few days at home so we can settle in as our new little family.
So that's how I came to the decision of going private, at least for the first one!