Mine is a "good one" and we paid $1500 at 20 weeks plus $67 a visit.
All up we were out of pocket about $2000 plus our excess of $200 for the private hospital :-)
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27-06-2012 19:37 #11
27-06-2012 19:42 #12
I am in Sydenham. I used Dr Naidoo, old calder hwy, keilor. He was the cheapest, recommended to me. He was brilliant!
27-06-2012 19:53 #13Senior Member
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I was $6k oop with my sons birth this time I have managed to get it down
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27-06-2012 19:57 #14
Mine was $3000! I thought that was normal til I heard other mums were paying $4-5k. Mine's really good and highly regarded too.
27-06-2012 20:16 #15Senior Member
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Hi in 2010, mine total out of pocket expenses for everything was $2500, after medicare. i kept a spreadsheet. (anal much??)
So this covered all appointments, the big fee payable at 20 weeks, all standard tests & ultrasounds, gap payments for assistant surgeon & paed, and the co-payments for me and DS (he was admitted to the special care) to our health fund. The co-payments were $500 each, so that's a big chunk of the total.
I'm pregnant again and he has increased fees but basically each appointment is $80, and the management fee payable at 20 weeks is $1500. I won't see any other bills from him.
ETA - another 'good one' here
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27-06-2012 20:21 #16Senior Member
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I went to an amazingly 'good one' but in qld. He was or is head of the obstetrics association - whatever that's called. He was only 1800. It does seem qld is heaps cheaper. I think the conscience of the professional has a lot to do with how much they charge, in combination with reputation.
27-06-2012 20:26 #17
I'm in Melb - my OB's fees were just over $3k and he works out of two major inner city private hospitals - I would recommend him in a heartbeat!!
27-06-2012 20:51 #18Senior Member
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My Obsterician works out of Northpark Private and also delivers at the Mercy at Heidleburg. His Initial Visit is $180.00 plus $40.00 if an ultrasound is performed. I received a total of $101.15 from Medicare. Each Antenatal Visit is $90.00 , Planning and Management of Pregnancy Fee is $1,800.00 due at 20 weeks, Co-Payment Fee of $800.00 due at 30 weeks.
I received $101.15 from Medicare for Initial Visit. Mine included an ultrasound.
With my Antenatal Visit I received $39.35 from Medicare but now that I have hit the Safety Net I should get back around $70.00.
My 12 NT scan was $240.00 and I only got back $59.50.
As for the Planning and Management of Pregnancy Fee I'll only get back $468.05.
I think all up when I pay my excess and other scans I'll be out of pocket around $3,500.
27-06-2012 21:12 #19
$2000 for mine in Adelaide.
27-06-2012 21:24 #20
I went to a very good one in Perth and it was about 2500, which is quite expensive. I had a lot of ppl saying it was too much. Wow 4500 is a lot, have you looked around at other prices around your area to check?
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