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    Does anyone know when you actually book your hospital if you are going private?

    I've heard its at 10 weeks, is this correct?
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    My hospital required the forms to be submitted by 16w, however I rang up & 'booked' around the 10wk mark. The forms were given to me by my OB at my first appointment.

    Edit: I wasn't required to call up at 10wks, I just did with my first. Second time around I just took my forms in once I had completed them (I was about 13wk at the time).

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    i had to book in with my ob before 10 wks for first appointment at 10 wks. I got all the papers to hand into hospital that were to be in before 20 wks i handed everything in at 15 wks.

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    I don't remember when I did it the first time round, but for this bub I got excited and called to make my 'booking in' appointment when I was about 5wks. I think I was about 10wks when I actually had the appointment.

    You'll need to see your OB first to get paperwork from them (your yellow card etc) and then an book in after that.

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    When I booked in with my ob, she sent me the hospital paperwork in the mail to complete and bring into my first app at 9 weeks

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    Thanks for the replies ladies,

    I am not seeing my OB until I am 15 weeks along so I was abit confused as to when I should book.

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    Can someone tell me how much private is please

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takemehigher View Post
    Can someone tell me how much private is please
    That's hard to answer. It depends mostly on your OB's fees and your insurance excess. My excess is $500 and my OB will cost about $2500 out of pocket (after Medicare rebate). Then it's scans and any other additional costs like epidural etc.

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    Thanks very much xx

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    My OB told me I needed to call the hospital asap, which we did at 7wks. No idea if we wouldn't have gotten in had we waited, but he made it sound urgent. We didn't actually do all the paperwork till we did a tour at 10wks.

    Re the cost, it totally depends. I estimate we'll be $5k out of pocket not counting the additional cost to upgrade our private insurance.


 

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