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    MLadyEm said most of what I would say. My first was public and I didn't like the lack of continuity of care. I didn't like the midwife I had in labour.

    My next 3 were MGP and I had the best experiences. I had a few different little issues pop up each pregnancy and my midwife was so amazing. I did a few consults with obs with her and had some extra monitoring. I was well looked after. It was great knowing I could call her whenever I needed.

    I went midwife care over obstetrician care because I'd done a lot of research about the type of birth I wanted and didn't want to be pushed into a cascade of medical interventions which can happen more often with a doctor rather than a midwife.

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    After chatting today, the next question is...
    Does anyone have experience with home births?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason98 View Post
    After chatting today, the next question is...
    Does anyone have experience with home births?
    Oh I wish. QLD don't have publically funded home births unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamasupial View Post
    Oh I wish. QLD don't have publically funded home births unfortunately.
    I see they aren't covered under our private health too, and doing some research this morning it looks like it could cost anything $4500 to $7000.
    I can't afford that, but I think private is an option if we are able to pay the gap over a few months.
    The only two hospitals under consideration are GCUH and Pindara, Gold Coast private we have heard some bad feedback about.
    Pindara has a really awesome reputation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason98 View Post
    I see they aren't covered under our private health too, and doing some research this morning it looks like it could cost anything $4500 to $7000.
    I can't afford that, but I think private is an option if we are able to pay the gap over a few months.
    The only two hospitals under consideration are GCUH and Pindara, Gold Coast private we have heard some bad feedback about.
    Pindara has a really awesome reputation.
    A private OB would be a similar cost on top of your private insurance.

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    Default Private v Public

    I went public both times. Large tertiary hospital. Loved it . Natural labour with first and elective Caesarian with second. All single rooms . Hubby stayed 3 nights with our first . I did shared care with my gp. So only needed to go to hospital appts 3 times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason98 View Post
    I see they aren't covered under our private health too, and doing some research this morning it looks like it could cost anything $4500 to $7000.
    I can't afford that, but I think private is an option if we are able to pay the gap over a few months.
    The only two hospitals under consideration are GCUH and Pindara, Gold Coast private we have heard some bad feedback about.
    Pindara has a really awesome reputation.
    If you don’t think you’d manage $4500-$7000 unless you could pay it over a few months, then it might be seriously worth considering going through the public system. Fees for doctors are variable. You can usually find out what the pregnancy management fee is before committing to an obstetrician, but you don’t get that luxury when it comes to the on call anaesthetist or paediatrician. You could have no gap passed on or they could charge $1000 for an epidural, you just have no idea. I’m not sure what sort of payment plans they would offer, but it’s something I would be looking into before committing to private care in case it’s not something that you can choose to do. It is not worth putting yourselves in financial strain for the sake of going private. All the money you could potentially save could then go towards things for the baby/after baby is born, especially if you are relying on single income plus maternity leave. It might afford your gf to be able to stay at home with the baby for a bit longer rather than having to go back to work etc.

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    It's settled! One of her friends is pregnant too, they both are going public.

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