We had ivf and I'm in my seventh week. It all worked so surprisingly quickly and I'm now somewhere between trying to contain the morning sickness, fretting about the 7 week scan and ... freaking out because if I don't get in early surely all the good docs will be booked out!?!
i have Medibank private with maternity cover because I needed it for Ivf. My IVF doc delivers at SJOG Subi. But the more I read about it the more I'm unsure whether private is for me. My thoughts are:
i want to be safe, just in case.
Id rather save money towards the next round of ivf / some extra breastfeeding support / postnatal pelvic training than splurge on candle light dinners in hospital. I couldn't care less about decor.
i like my home. I have no one else to look after and a super supportive fiancé / by the time hubby. And I hate hospitals.
I think I have a high pain threshold if I know what is happening. But I hate being patronised, or not being responded to.
I would prefer a natural birth if possible.
My biggest fear is that some random student stitches me up poorly... (I hear that a lot).
i have signed up to the "Choices in childbirth" workshop at "TheBump". My initial lean is towards the birthing centre / emkh.
am I making a huge mistake by going public even though I could afford private?