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    I absolutely love the idea of the hotel! I think it is a lovely way to relax and enjoy a little luxury before heading home to the potential chaos of life and if its covered by PHI then why not!
    I know NIB definitely don't cover it and have heard most others do, I was just curious if anyone had used the program offered by other private hospitals and what funds you were a member of. The hospital I will birth at when the time comes will be Newcastle Private again - They didnt have the program available when I had DD, it has only just been introduced this year I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    I agree with this, another thing to consider is if your phi doesn't cover how much extra for this option. Still might be cheaper to go cheaper insurance then pay more later when #2 comes
    NIB doesnt offer it at all and won't cover it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jk565 View Post
    I thought all PHI covered the post-birth hotel costs. Ill have to check that mine does now!
    NIB definitely don't! I have heard they are one of the only ones that don't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beetee View Post
    NIB doesnt offer it at all and won't cover it!
    Yes what I mean is look at total costs. just say it costs 2k for you do it as an "uninsured" or extra as an out of pocket option, (assuming nib cover the actual birth)
    If nib are 3k cheaper over say bupa over the period then you're still 1k better off

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    Hi @beetee! I'm in Newy too! I've read in a local forum (one of the local Obs facebook pages) lots of different PHF that do offer it. So far, ive only seen nib don't. I'm with Teachers and ive seen it mentioned they do, though its on my list this week to follow up and get personal clarification directly from them!
    Are you currently preg? I'd love to touch base with fellow local mummas who are birthing this year!
    All the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ballerinalab View Post
    Hi @beetee! I'm in Newy too! I've read in a local forum (one of the local Obs facebook pages) lots of different PHF that do offer it. So far, ive only seen nib don't. I'm with Teachers and ive seen it mentioned they do, though its on my list this week to follow up and get personal clarification directly from them!
    Are you currently preg? I'd love to touch base with fellow local mummas who are birthing this year!
    All the best!
    Hi! Nope not currently pregnant! I have a 13 month old so am not planning to start TTC until nov/dec! I just wanted to sort out our insurance now, I was planning to switch it over anyway because I know we can get a cheaper deal from my limited research so far! I know there was some discussion of which funds cover it on my OBs facebook page (probably the same one you are talking about) so I might have a look!

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    Hi. All funds EXCEPT nib cover the postnatal stay at Crowne plaza newcastle. They are the only one that don't. You can change funds even after the birth without having any waiting periods. I know a few people who have changed during pregnancy. It's so worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3stinkies View Post
    Hi. All funds EXCEPT nib cover the postnatal stay at Crowne plaza newcastle. They are the only one that don't. You can change funds even after the birth without having any waiting periods. I know a few people who have changed during pregnancy. It's so worth it!
    Great to hear for me as not nib. Hoping all is well in.20ish weeks and get to go there

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Sorry to derail, but just wondering what the appeal is of a post-birth hotel stay? Don't you just want to go home?
    I was wondering the same. I didn't even know it was a 'thing' to stay at a hotel post birth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    I was wondering the same. I didn't even know it was a 'thing' to stay at a hotel post birth.
    I wish my hospital did it. The appeal for me:
    *Mini holiday ( no cooking / cleaning) and from what I've read your other children can stay with you. Missed my eldest when I was in hospital; it would have been nice if we could have been together ( and someone else cook and clean)


 

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