So I have been doing some thinking about the cost of going to private vs public.
For my first baby, I went private as a nice "long" postnatal stay in hospital with my DH and continuity of care were both very important.
I ended up being around $5k OOP all up (includes the PHI upgrade to cover pregnancy, OB fees, Anaesthetist and Paediatrician fees, Scans, etc).
I was wondering how much it would cost me to get the same experience while going public. Turns out that if I see a private midwife for all my antenatal appointments (she would come to my home), have the baby at RWH and then go for a 4 nights stay at freaking Park Hyatt, with all meals included, + 5 visits of the same midwife in postnatal, it would cost me less than $3k.
Not sure if that feasible though but it made me wonder why I went private in the first place...