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#1 platnium

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 :-)



#2 Sassy Dingo

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.

#3 platnium

Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Thanks Sassy - Are these all your after costs (after private health?) or before?



#4 Amy 1976

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.

#5 l-m-n-o-p

Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

Hi, I have pm-ed you.




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