@besha: i wouldn't have to think twice to go priv if we aren't financially tight. My OB also delivers at SJOG Mt Lawley and Subi but he hasn't been doing it for a long time as far as i heard from the receptionist. When I asked him, he recommended me to stay with Glengarry saying I would get better experience there. I am not sure if it is an honest opinion since his practice is somewhere in the neighbourhood and obviously convenient for him. That's why I am asking around on the forum. One thing that scares me about SJOG Subi is the OOP cost. While my friend had a great experience there, her OOP was $10k. Everything seems to have a gap (even basic thing like BT). Glengarry tends to use no gap anaesthetic etc. Of course, they have no control over the unforeseen so I will still factor this in. So far, I only got charged for 10w BT when I went to SJOG lab. I usually go to a different one. I am not sure that's because the lab or standard across all other labs for 10w blood.
@Jodiet768: if the baby comes early, where do they send you then? Will I still get the OB to deliver or the other hospital is in charged?
@Sariele: thanks. Good to know at least there is one natural birth case. I haven't known anyone in my social circle that has natural birth in Australia. No joking. Most of them aren't elective either.