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    Default High risk pregancy - public or private?

    DH and I are TTC, and I know any pregnancy I have will be high risk. I have PHI, but am not covered for pregnancy. What is anyone's opinion about whether I should go private or public?

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    I'd go private in a large public teaching hospital. That way you have access to all the mod con equipment, but with you own Ob.

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    Well my local hospital is um... less than well-equipped! So I'd say I'll probably end up going to a better one an hour away, but which still isn't a mod con one like you would find somewhere like Brisbane (2.5 hours away)... I'd have add pregnancy onto my PHI wouldn't I?

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    Depends why you think you will be 'high risk', and what services will help you and baby.

    For me, i got the best outcome by having a private midwife and birthing at home. The midwife got to know me and my medical condition and provided the safest way for me to birth my baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischa44 View Post
    Well my local hospital is um... less than well-equipped! So I'd say I'll probably end up going to a better one an hour away, but which still isn't a mod con one like you would find somewhere like Brisbane (2.5 hours away)... I'd have add pregnancy onto my PHI wouldn't I?
    make sure you don't get caught out by falling pregnant before the 1 year waiting time.

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    Thanks for the replies. I'm high risk as I have 2 uteruses and cervixes I could end up having a normal pregnancy and birth, but then again I couldn't

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    I would definitely add pregnancy and start actively TTC in 3 months.

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    I would add pregnancy & go private. I've heard some high risk people get great care in public with consistent care providers but many who don't. I have a private ob & it's worth the money.

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    I would add pregnancy, wait 3 months and then TTC.

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    I would too, get your PHI sorted and then choose a high risk ob. That is what I did. My ob was the high risk specialist at the big Public hospital, but also took private patients. That way I had the best of both worlds. And happy to say that he was there when he said he would be, and fought hard to get me the things I needed.


 

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