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    Woo hoo JB!!! That's awesome!! How amazing is it when you get that letter in the post. It's just all so surreal. I had my 7 week scan with my FS and now I have booked my 9 week scan with my OB. I guess you could do it pretty much straight away.

    Rosey - How wonderful about your scan! It's such a beautiful moment isn't it. I hope your MS doesn't get too much worse.

    SoReady - Finally, the wait is almost over!!

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    Awesome news JB

    Yay for your scan Rosey, i cant wait to see our little heartbeat!!!

    Sorry Sandra im not sure what causes the bloating?? fluid retention from progesterone?? will ask my FS at my scan on the 4th...

    Well think i had my first experience of MS this morning when i felt too nauseas to finish my breakfast... not sure if this is MS but its not something ive experienced before - brekky is my fav, i always wake up and brekky is the first thing on my mind but not today!

    This whole OB business is new to me... Im from NZ and usually your first point of call is a Midwife as they are government funded and follow you through your pregnancy. You can get a OB but they are not funded so looking at about $4000. Can someone please fill me in on the process and costs here??

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    Awesome JB

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    AngeQ - I didn’t think of progesterone as being a cause. You’re probably right. I’m still on crinone and need to be until my first OB appointment. I didn’t think that people who got pregnant naturally swelled up like I have!

    As for the OB, I’m not overly sure about that. I haven’t met with mine yet, but I know that costs and things will be brought up at our first appointment. Fingers crossed it’s not too much!

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    Angeq it all depends if you're going private or public. Mine is private with private hospital and it works out about $4000 out of pocket, it's worth calling around though as there can be massive variations, some private I have heard of can be up to $9000 out if pocket! Mine is mid range but I am happy knowing she specialises in high risk and foetal medicine (just in case).
    What state are you in?

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    I'm in rural NSW, does it make any difference if u have health insurance?

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    I have private health cover and that's still the out of pocket for going private OB and private hospital. I'm in Melbourne though, might be worth calling around to a few and asking their prices and philosophies around birthing options to find one that suits you

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoReady View Post
    I have private health cover and that's still the out of pocket for going private OB and private hospital. I'm in Melbourne though, might be worth calling around to a few and asking their prices and philosophies around birthing options to find one that suits you
    Thanks Soready, yeah will definately have to do a ring around... If im not prepared to pay the fee who do I go to publically to organise my scans, blood tests, glucose test, if i have any freak-outs/bleeding?? Sorry for being such a dummy!

    I really think they should fund midwives in Oz... they are free so everyone can have one, and are there for you for your whole pregnancy and birth then 6 wks after to help with breastfeeding or any probs etc...

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    AngeQ - I am going private and using the same OB and hospital as I had with DD. My out of pocket for the OB was about $2500 last time, hospital was just my excess ($500) and then it was just scans. I had an epidural with DD so also had to pay for the anesthetist. I can't remember if I paid for anything else.

    Midwife care is free in Australia, there are a couple of options if you go public. If you get in really early you can get into a midwife program at your local hospital if they have one, and you have the same middie all the way through. Otherwise you just book into the hospital and see whoever is there on the day for appointments & birth. If you are considered high risk for any reason you'll get referred to the OB clinic. All this is free in public.

    You can also do shared care with a GP - the GP does your regular checkups and you deliver in the public hospital.

    I personally love my local private hospital and my OB is fantastic (very popular so I booked in at 13dp5dt when I got my second BT result. I almost missed out on having him with DD as I waited until after my 7wk scan).

    Maybe call your local hospital and find out about their options, take a tour of the labour ward etc and see what you feel comfortable with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    AngeQ - I am going private and using the same OB and hospital as I had with DD. My out of pocket for the OB was about $2500 last time, hospital was just my excess ($500) and then it was just scans. I had an epidural with DD so also had to pay for the anesthetist. I can't remember if I paid for anything else.

    Midwife care is free in Australia, there are a couple of options if you go public. If you get in really early you can get into a midwife program at your local hospital if they have one, and you have the same middie all the way through. Otherwise you just book into the hospital and see whoever is there on the day for appointments & birth. If you are considered high risk for any reason you'll get referred to the OB clinic. All this is free in public.

    You can also do shared care with a GP - the GP does your regular checkups and you deliver in the public hospital.

    I personally love my local private hospital and my OB is fantastic (very popular so I booked in at 13dp5dt when I got my second BT result. I almost missed out on having him with DD as I waited until after my 7wk scan).

    Maybe call your local hospital and find out about their options, take a tour of the labour ward etc and see what you feel comfortable with.
    Thanks Cue, good to know about the middy program as not sure i'll be able to afford an OB as still paying off the credit card for IVF.


 

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