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    If I go private, how much am I likely to be out of pocket by?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beccaboobang View Post
    If I go private, how much am I likely to be out of pocket by?
    With or without private health insurance?

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    With private health insurance (I have private health, though I'm currently reviewing which company I want to be with).

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    I went private to the mater and was out of pocket $1500-700 ish.

    That was for the OB management fee.

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    Becca your health insurance only covers you in hospital. Doc appointments and ultrasounds are all at your own expense although medibank gives you some back. I'm private and going with the mater mothers private over Wesley even though I love north side. My ob management fee is $2800 and the 12 and 20 week ultrasounds are about $300 so I'm expecting to be out of pocket $3500-4000 all up depending on what else we need to pay for. Defiantly worth whey penny to me being my first and I'm a nervous reck! Plus my ob scans me every visit which is lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjk View Post
    Becca your health insurance only covers you in hospital. Doc appointments and ultrasounds are all at your own expense although medibank gives you some back. I'm private and going with the mater mothers private over Wesley even though I love north side. My ob management fee is $2800 and the 12 and 20 week ultrasounds are about $300 so I'm expecting to be out of pocket $3500-4000 all up depending on what else we need to pay for. Defiantly worth whey penny to me being my first and I'm a nervous reck! Plus my ob scans me every visit which is lovely!

    I totally agree mine is costing similar out of pocket so far I've spent about $3500 (got about $700 back in rebates from Medicare) and I'm only at 25weeks but I wouldn't go public for the world. I like the idea of having my own room and own bathroom and seeing the same doc the whole way through my pregnancy. With your private health too just check that you're actually covered for pregnancy as it is an added extra or only on higher levels of cover. If not they all usually have a 12month waiting period too. Also with private you need to factor in the peadatrician fee and anathetatist fee if you require an epi they are extra too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loulou789 View Post
    I totally agree mine is costing similar out of pocket so far I've spent about $3500 (got about $700 back in rebates from Medicare) and I'm only at 25weeks but I wouldn't go public for the world. I like the idea of having my own room and own bathroom and seeing the same doc the whole way through my pregnancy. With your private health too just check that you're actually covered for pregnancy as it is an added extra or only on higher levels of cover. If not they all usually have a 12month waiting period too. Also with private you need to factor in the peadatrician fee and anathetatist fee if you require an epi they are extra too.
    Very true there are a few extras.

    But I know I will appreciate my own room, own bathroom and the fact that dh can stay overnight I would hate to be in there alone!

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    I lived in Runcorn and went to mater with all three if my children. It was brilliant

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    When I was living in Logan ( :-/ ). I went Mater. I have had 3 children at Mater Public and 2 at Logan. Logan really is not that bad. This pregnancy I am going to gold coast, so it's all new to me

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