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    Where about are you. The 2 Ob's I had for my 2 were brilliant and were recommended to me. I am in perth

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    Default Choosing an obstetrician

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    Kazza, can I ask how the 'shared care' system works and how to request it? Does it work out cheaper than going with a private OB from the beginning? Do all GPs do shared care? Thanks
    I just went to my usually gp. It's way cheaper
    All appts are with gp except week 14 and 36. So twice only with a midwife.

    I paid for my 3 scans with Medicare refunds
    All gp appts were free after 20weeks
    It's just the same as ob
    Fundal height, bp, scripts written for bloods etc.
    I laboured at home and arrived at hospital fully dilated. The gp doesn't meet you there. You have a midwife to assist you during the labour
    Last edited by Kazza78; 10-01-2015 at 09:23.

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    @graceadler I'm in country NSW so that makes the decision harder / easier depending on how you look at it! We have one public and one private hospital and only a couple of OBs to choose from (depending which hospital) but I have just heard so many mixed reports it is hard to be confident in a decision!

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    I totally understand. I based my decision on what hospital I wanted and the went to a dr my friend recommended who worked at that hospital. After the first visit with the Ob I felt happy with my decision. Sometimes you just got to go with your gut and once you've met and spoke to the Ob you will have a better idea.

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    @CitrusRain That's true, I hadn't really thought of it like that. Was it hard to change? I would have thought it would be tricky to get into someone new at a late stage. Also did you have to pay a management fee again? I have heard management fees here are around $2000 so that is a lot to pay twice, on top of appointments and everything. But I agree it has to be someone who will support what you want to do - unless theres a pretty strong medical reason.


 

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