Ladies, I have a question that I am struggling with - public or private?!
I had every intention to go private. Have top private health cover, booked into an OB and hospital, and while the fees are high, we can afford it.
But in the past week, I've really started to wonder why on earth I'm about to pay 6+k to someone when 1) I have no known complications, 2) I don't really want to stay in a hospital / hotel for 5 days after delivery, and 3) I can think of MUCH better ways to spend that money. Like on a mid-wife who will come visit us at home.
Part of me feels guilty since we can afford it, but the other hears my mom (an labour and delivery nurse for 30 years) asking what on earth I'm doing.
Anyone have any thoughts? We are in Melbourne's inner east.