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    Quote Originally Posted by springrose View Post
    how do you go about looking for public obs?
    You don't need to look for a public obs. If you go to your GP and get a referral to your local public hospital, you'll get seen by their team of obs and midwives. You just pick your hospital if you want to go public.

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    We are going to TTC early next year, I have my health insurance all set but really I have no idea what I am in for at all.
    Is the best way to work out costs to make calls to the OB's you are interested in and the hospitals?? I would really like to get a rough estimate on how much it is all going to cost.
    I am happy to pay for it all, just like to know what I am up for in the long run.

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    great post - can anyone add 2015 pricing for sydney private NSP or MATER costs here please?

    Thanks all

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    Quote Originally Posted by maybeebaby View Post
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    great post - can anyone add 2015 pricing for sydney private NSP or MATER costs here please?

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    Hey Maybeebaby,
    My OB is in North Shore Private - went to my first appointment yesterday. First appointment $300 (expecting about $75 back from medicare)
    20 weeks $3000 (expecting about $445 back from medicare)
    30 weeks $2000 (not claimable from medicare)
    Hospital birth/delivery at Nth Shore Private - covered by health insurance.

    Very pricey - but this guy is worth it! As it is my first bub, I am willing to pay the extra for peace of mind, someone I can trust and call any time.

    Hope this helps!

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    Hey BabyG!
    Thanks for the message, very useful.
    I may private message you if that is ok for further info?

    Quote Originally Posted by BabyG16 View Post
    Hey Maybeebaby,
    My OB is in North Shore Private - went to my first appointment yesterday. First appointment $300 (expecting about $75 back from medicare)
    20 weeks $3000 (expecting about $445 back from medicare)
    30 weeks $2000 (not claimable from medicare)
    Hospital birth/delivery at Nth Shore Private - covered by health insurance.

    Very pricey - but this guy is worth it! As it is my first bub, I am willing to pay the extra for peace of mind, someone I can trust and call any time.

    Hope this helps!

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    Great post - thanks!

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    Will need to go back and read everything properly!

    I wanted to ask - is Private Health Insurance worth it?
    My mother is very much for it, however 3 separate couples have had their babies in the public system over the last couple of months/year and have had no complaints.

    It seems to me the more I research, the more I find that yes having Private Health Insurance may be good in theory, but in terms of costs, I am paying my monthly premium, and then the OB fees each time I would see him/her, my OB fees for the birth at private hosp, the fees for staying in private hos, and it seems like many other fees.

    We are doing all we can to save for having a baby and save for our life in general, and I feel like it is a lot of wasted money, when we would get the same sort of care in the public system.

    I am in South East melbourne and would love to have some stories or experiences, especially regarding Casey Hospital and St John of God Berwick.. Thanks!


 

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