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    I am high risk as I had a rare condition after my last birth. I had a stroke from a condition called postpartum angiopathy. I have been told by an obstetric physician that being high risk is better off in public.
    I am still not entirely sure what we will do next time as I was private for my 1st. Interested to see other comments here.

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    Public hospitals usually have the best facilities for extremely high risk pregnancies, the best high dependency care for Mum, and Level 1 nurseries for Bubs, however being a private patient in a public hospital can give you the best if both worlds.... Continuity of care with your own chosen specialists, and depending on the hospital, private room and a longer stay. Some will even make sure you have no excess if you use your private health insurance.
    My OB delivered at both the Mercy Heidelberg and Northpark Private. If you were high risk, you were booked into the Mercy, otherwise Northpark was the private option.
    Goodluck!!!

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    On a lighter note, have you seem the doco where a lady was pregnant with one baby in each if her two uterus?? Very interesting, off to see if I can find the title. I was on the BBC online earlier in the year.....

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    Private midwife would give you continuity of care throughout the pregnancy, labour, birth and post partum and you could birth in the place that had the resources you need.

    What sort of issues can having two uterus cause?

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    I received some good info about a private midwife practice today too due to the continuity of care and advocacy. I am actually going to make a preconception appoint tomorrow with one. Apparently these kind of midwives are like nurse practitioners that can refer and prescribe? Not sure but something to look into.

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    Some private midwives are registered as Medicare providers and can refer women for some tests, and prescribe some medications. You can also get money back from Medicare for pre and postnatal appts with a Medicare registered midwife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    Some private midwives are registered as Medicare providers and can refer women for some tests, and prescribe some medications. You can also get money back from Medicare for pre and postnatal appts with a Medicare registered midwife.
    This, it's great! And you can get the antenatal and postnatal visits in the comfort of your own home.


 

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