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    Thanks all! I will try with Medibank but don't like my chances. And I have only heard great things about the new GC hospital.

    And @Tamtam thank you for that info, I have had 2 previous c-sections (last one only in January) and wanted to get my tubes tied but didn't think public hospital would do it! So that's good to know!

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    I suppose it's not something I ever thought of before - I didn't even think I would need one lol. So yes, thinking about it it's a pretty silly statement to make! 😳

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    It probably completely depends on the hospital, but I much preferred my public birth over my private one. I am planning to go public again next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    You'd likely be under obstetric care for your pregnancy anyway, and they'd be watching very closely for any signs of Pre-Eclampsia.

    Public hospitals (this one will definitely) will also always have a paediatric doctor, anaesthetist, obstetric doctor and theatre staff in the hospital ready to go in case of any emergencies. No time-wasting with having to call staff in etc. Pathology (blood tests) also working 24/7 and the ability to call the sonographer in (if after hours) for urgent ultrasounds.
    Yes, I was going to say something along these lines! Under some high risk circumstances public is in fact the best place to be or the only place you can deliver, so I wouldn't be too anxious about the level of care you would receive.

    Good luck!

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    Yes Medibank back dated the start of my obstetric cover so that the EDD was outside the 12 months waiting period.

    I had to back pay the difference which is fair enough.

    Just ask to speak to customer retention

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    Quote Originally Posted by meredithgrey View Post
    Did you have your blood pressure checked at each appointment?
    Yes but it was always perfect - even on the appt where they finally did a urine sample cause I mentioned headaches. My BP didn't get bad until a few days later and it was never too far from 'perfect'


 

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