Any any advice or experience on private vs public in Sydney at Randwick for high risk and NICU?
I have recently discovered (at 12 weeks) that baby will need to be in for immediate surgery when born then in NICU for a while and that we will be a high risk pregnancy throughout. We are being transferred from North Shore Private to Randwick, but wanted anyone's thoughts on whether to go public or private? We are covered by private health insurance but not for scans (which there will be many) and 99% the obs will only consider c-section.
My main reason for wanting to go private is post-natal as I think the obs/surgeons will be the same either way. My first baby was born overseas (midwife led public) but went to NICU and we stayed in private postnatal. A lifesaver as we had our own room, my husband could stay the whole time, peace, could stay a bit longer, and see our baby 24 hrs a day by going 2 floors down. Also, I wasn't in a room with other women so lesser risk of bringing in colds or flus to NICU, had privacy to express milk, own fridges nearby and didn't need to watch other women cradling their gorgeous babies all night and day while mine was battling for his life! (Not meaning to sound ungrateful or harsh).
Any thoughts on what it is like here at randwick would be much appreciated! Thanks so much!