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    Hello everyone.
    I'm a first time mum, 6 weeks now. I need to find a good obstetrician. I'm planning to go to St Vincent's Private. So overwhelming with who to choose for my obstetrician. Any recommendations. Dr Megan Di Quinzio and Dr Rachel Ryan seemed OK, anyone have experiences with them? Are there any other doctors I should be considering? I am looking for someone kind, gentle and patient when I ask questions.

    Thank you 😊

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    My OB is Guy Skinner and he is amazing! He is incredibly nice and very patient. He also had a lovely team of midwives that work with him that you can call with any questions. He has an ultrasound machine in his room and does a scan at every appointment. I can't recommend him highly enough.

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    Thank you! I don't know how I feel about having a male doctor. Though if they are fantastic I would consider it.

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    my ob (sue hiscock) delivers babies at frances perry house and st vincents. she’s an absolute queen. zero fluff but has a very warm and kind manner to her. i can’t recommend her highly enough.

    https://www.drsusanhiscock.com.au

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    Thank you. What were her out of pocket costs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newmumsie View Post
    Thank you. What were her out of pocket costs?
    you’d need to check as they might’ve changed. i had my dd in april this year so first visit with sue was last year. costs as follows:

    initial visit $490
    management fee: $3950
    28 week fee: $1450

    i got back a bit from medicare on the above. scans were extra, $297 each of which some is medicare rebateable.

    obviously nipt testing is additional to the above and sue refers you to siles health.

    the in hospital costs are covered by phi. for the birth (elective cs) i received an invoice from sue’s assistant ($350) and the paed ($510). the former i got back a bit on medicare and phi, the latter only medicare refunded me.

    it wasn’t cheap but sue is fantastic and i had a really positive experience. if we were having a third baby, i’d definitely go back to her. dd was born at fph, i spent 2 nights there then transferred to the grand hyatt and spent the last 2 nights there then went home. the hyatt was amazing.

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    Thank you for sharing that 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newmumsie View Post
    Hello everyone.
    I'm a first time mum, 6 weeks now. I need to find a good obstetrician. I'm planning to go to St Vincent's Private. So overwhelming with who to choose for my obstetrician. Any recommendations. Dr Megan Di Quinzio and Dr Rachel Ryan seemed OK, anyone have experiences with them? Are there any other doctors I should be considering? I am looking for someone kind, gentle and patient when I ask questions.

    Thank you
    No advice I’m 6 weeks too, and following for the responses

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    Hi
    I had Dr Emily Olive and she was fantastic!
    Cost was similar to what @turquoisecoast had but that was in 2016/2017. Had a January bub. She deals with high and low risk pregnancies.

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    Thank you. How did you make your decision?


 

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