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    DDs birth was completely covered by the Navy's healthcare system and so we went private with a private OB and had the best birth experience and I was so happy with post natal care. We're talking/planning our second but I will no longer be cared for under Navy healthcare as I'm discharging from the Navy in January and it looks like we can't afford to go private.

    In saying that I have heard horror stories about public care and I'm scared to go public.

    I won't do a homebirth as I have high anxiety problems and I'd be far too paranoid about something going wrong.

    Has anyone here had positive public experiences after going private with a previous child?

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    I myself would not go private to have a bub. I spoke to an ambulance officer while I was pregnant with DS #1 and he said he would never let his wife go private either. As from what he said you get better care in public hospital. It might not be as comfy ie. you don't get a double bed .

    I didn't mind being in the public hospital at all. You will hear horror stories about all hospitals, I have heard them about private as well. Also for me the rate of cesareans and interventions in private hospitals compared to public won it for me.. I want to avoid a cesarean at all costs this time and I don't think I would even get the chance to try through a lot of private hospy's.

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