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    Default If you get 20 week scan privately do you still have public one?

    I'm not 10 weeks yet but I'm booked in with private clinic for nt scan and bloods and plan was to book in for 20 week scan there but I'm going public for birth so wonder if I might end up with two 20 week scans? Not even had first appointment and thinking about midway scan!!

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    There are no scans done in public system. At my hospital anyway. You have first midwife appt around 14 weeks and next one around 22weeks
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    There would be no reason to have two. Your private scan will cost a couple of hundred dollars and will be very thorough, checked by a geneticist etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    There are no scans done in public system. At my hospital anyway.
    This. So all the scans are privately done but sent to the hospital you have booked to birth in (or plan to book in) plus also your gp if doing shared care. .

    Edit: Nsw, other states are different, some posters here from qld where they have a public option.
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    At my booking in appointment with the midwife at my public hospital with both pregnancies they asked if I wanted to have my 20 week scan at the hospital (for free) or privately. I opted for private both times. I guess if you really wanted to have both then you could....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kazza78 View Post
    There are no scans done in public system. At my hospital anyway. You have first midwife appt around 14 weeks and next one around 22weeks
    We do the majority of our 20 week scans at the public hospital. Have much more experienced/qualified sonographers than the private clinics anyway.

    dont bother with the 20 week private scan and just have the 20 week scan through the hospital. Will be free.

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    I went public and had to go private for my 12 and 20 week scan. They only scanned you in-house if any issues or you needed extra scans, etc

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    If you can get the 20 week scan through the hospital, then I'd recommend doing that.

    I had two of my 20 week scans done for free at the hospitals in Melbourne & WA.
    In NSW I had to go private.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    I went public and had to go private for my 12 and 20 week scan. They only scanned you in-house if any issues or you needed extra scans, etc
    God when I needed extra scans still had to go private (again, NSW the rip off state).

    Bubs was smallish and at 34 weeks (I'd had one extra scan after the 32 weeks) they said they wanted weekly scans to track growth at $180 a pop (got some back from Medicare) , they were being overly cautious as I am only 43kg usually so was never going to have a big baby, so I told them to where to stick their scans lol.

    If I had gone that route I would of had to fork out over $1000!!! I didn't have that kind of cash. Made me sooo angry!

    And nothing wrong with dd at all healthy size
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    I'm in nsw and I did have a 20 week scan 4 ish years ago for my son at the public hospital - do some hospitals offer no scans at all? I thought 18-20 week was pretty vital to check babies development? I only thought of getting 2 to cover my bases so we know nothing is missed - I'm 40 and terrified something will be wrong this time. Guess l can wait til my first appointment and see what midwife plan is...


 

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