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    As it's through a public hospital I would assume you would be under public care but with a private midwife. You would certainly be able to claim on Medicare for their services and possibly private health but that I'm not too sure about. It's a great service for women who want their own midwife.

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    definitely! it's a great news

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    This just relates to QLD health, but has a bit more info.

    http://www.health.qld.gov.au/metroso...ve-my-baby.asp

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    Even if you are going public I saw a private ob for all pregnancy care as a public patent. Cost me $200 management few and $70 a visit. It was worth it for me due to complications and then delivered under public care. Was the best money I spent.

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    I was out of pocket around $5k for private even with full health cover. That was for ob management fees, regular appointments (some shared care with gp), paed visits in hospital and excess. I was quoted an extra 2k out of pocket if i needed a csect.

    Hosp fees would be $5-10k that insurance covered. So you could be looking at 10-15k out of pocket minimum.

    without cover, if there are complications you're taking a huge risk as you could have to pay for full nicu, intervention, care for bub too. could be $10's if not $100's. A huge cost and risk for a few nights stay. I'd shop around for a public that allows a partner to stay.

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    I went mater public and I was told if I shared a room that I could have a 'support person' stay. I ended up with a csection and my own room and had a friend stay with me.

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    That's awesome that some public hospital let a support person stay.

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    At our hospital support persons can stay in shared rooms provided the other woman in the room is happy. Downside is the support person has to sleep in a chair. Not the best, but better than nothing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    The majority of public hospitals would and do let a support person stay in special circumstances.....it's just not advertised....
    what are special circumstances?
    my friend had a severe PPH and her husband wasn't allowed to stay the night in our local public hospital
    and she was in a private double bedroom...

    that convinced me to go private.
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    My sisters partner got kicked out, she had her own room


 

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