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OBs recommendations and cost of private
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:02 AM
Does anyone have any obs recommendations in hobart and a rough idea of the cost of private care/birth in a private hospital with private health insurance??
I think the info needs to be PM'd to meet the EB rules.
Thank all :-)
Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:33 PM
I'm in Brisbane so can't help with recommendations, but I can tell you about my costs so far as a private patient (39 weeks today):
My appointments are $80 a visit and an extra $80 for an ultrasound done in office (only had one in office US after some bleeding). Visits are monthly until third trimester and then fortnightly until 36 weeks I think and then weekly.
The big ultrasounds such as the 12 week, 20 week and the 34 week were referred to a specialist clinic for around $200.
Big cost is pregnancy management fee of $2500 - note this is capped under medicare, I only got back $500ish, but the full amount does count towards the safety net.
Extra $150 for a C section.
If you want an epidural you will need to add an anesthetist charges - I asked my Ob and he said it will be approx $300-400 out of pocket).
Baby will have a paed visit while in hospital
Hope that helps.
Antenatal classes were $300.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:44 PM
Thanks Sassy - Are these all your after costs (after private health?) or before?
Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:24 PM
I just tried to send you a pm with some recommendations but it wouldn't send.
If you send me a pm, I'll see if I can reply.
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