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    Depends where I was going, but probably not.

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    NOPE not in a million years!! Especially considering that fact that you are already planning on going over at Xmas...

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    No way. I read a story in the courier mail just last week about an Aussie mum who gave birth at 34 weeks I think in America, they're in crazy amounts of debt because their insurance won't cover the cost of their premmies care and she's stuck living in America alone with her new baby until June or July because of citizenship stuff while her hubby is back here with their other kids, nightmare!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by foxits View Post
    I ended up flying from the east coast of Canada to Australia when I was 36 weeks (with permission from a doctor, of course)
    I'd been living with my partner, but due to some immigration setbacks, we didn't have enough money for me to have our son there, and I'd risk being deported, so I went home alone. I ended up taking 4 flights in a 48 hour period, 6 total to get from one end of Canada to the other, 16 hours across the Pacific and then another 5 from Sydney to Darwin.
    Flying when you're that pregnant isn't easy and by no means comfortable, and I imagine I will get some flak from members for having taken the risk, but I feel comfortable in my decision and I was never a premature birth risk (in fact, I had to be induced and my son was born 11 days overdue) and I was healthy.
    I wouldn't recommend it if you have any health concerns, but if your doctor can confidently give you an all-clear and you have insurance, consider it.
    If for any reason you don't feel comfortable taking the risk, don't feel bad about it. End of the day it's your child and if it's not worth the stress and ordeal, your family have to respect that.
    Sounds like you had too not wanted too I wouldn't put myself or my baby in the situation. And i believe if you birth overseas you don't get any ppl or baby bonus ( correct me if I'm wrong )

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    Yes I would if it was something I wanted to attend and I had no reason to think I would give birth that early.

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    No I wouldn't travel overseas at all whilst I was pregnant. Just me though!

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    I would go if it was a close family funeral. That's it. Interstate no probs.

    There are some countries that have reciprocal Medicare systems to aus. If you get sick there their health system just bills Medicare.

    Also to get a visa for a child born to aus parents overseas is easy. Generally they just put bin on mums passport/visa. Again country dependent.

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    Nope. I work in travel insurance and know how much medical care is overseas if there is no reciprocal health care agreement. I would really have a good read of the PDS to make 100% sure your baby would be covered in even you did have the baby early. I would also call the company you are taking out the policy with and speak to someone in claims and or pre existing medical area and get them to say over the phone that you would be covered (or there is provision for cover). Document who you spoke to, the time and the phone number.

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    Not on your nelly.


 

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