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Cost of Giving Birth

TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
edited October 2012 in Family Matters
I hope I am not duplicating any previous post but I would just want to inquire a rough ballpark figure of the costs related to giving birth - from the check-ups all the way to the maternity room.

Also, I am really more interested hearing from a PR's point of view (probably less than 2 years in Oz) - thanks guys and happy week ahead! ;)

Primary Applicant: Wife
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  • ricsheiricshei SingaporePosts: 37Member
    nice @ psychoboy - family planning really matters :)

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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    nice @ psychoboy - family planning really matters :)
    Yes, yes - it is better to be prepared Sir...

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • ricsheiricshei SingaporePosts: 37Member
    really looking forward to any feedback on this topic.... its one of my many concerns isama na ang childcare (",)

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  • tita_vechtita_vech MandaluyongPosts: 79Member
    Kung PR kayo covered naman lahat nang Medicare. I mean kung yung GP nyo ay bulk billing tapos public hospital, libre lahat ito.

    May option kayo to go private, just make sure na maganda ang private health cover nyo para halos libre din lahat.

    Having said that, hindi naman ako new migrant. Pero experience yan nang friends ko whose been in Oz 4-5 years.

    @ricshei - you might have to specify your location, kasi sa Sydney CBD nakakalula ang cost nang childcare. If you're lucky baka maka-contact ka nang mga pinays in your area na available, laking tipid yon.
  • fayefaye North RydePosts: 770Member
    Interested din ako sa thread na to sana may makasagot thanks in advance! :)

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  • donkingdonking MelbournePosts: 258Member
    @faye uuuyyyy... :-D

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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydePosts: 434Member
    for PR holders who have met the 1 year ata na condition sa residency nila ..there shouldn't be a problem meaning libre lahat under medicare..pero ung mga kids benefits i had a look at centrelink like baby bonus/ carer benefits.. 2 years waiting period po.

    private naman.. 3000 aud normal deliver. 6000 aud for CS... if you have insurance, you can claim for those but remember you have to hold that insurance for 1 year already if not you won't be eligible to make claims for pregnancy either public/ private or whatever rules your insurance company has with those things.

    pero may catch po for the primary visa holders if not permanent residents, apparently like me, im the primary visa holder of my family..if i get pregnant and will be unable to work as mandated by my visa then there is a chance my visa will be cancelled and we will be sent home since i have a work visa type. there was a nurse in brisbane who got pregnant and got her visa cancelled..kasi less than 1 year pa sila dito sa oz and though she was able to work until her 2nd trimester..she really couldn't go on na for health reasons i guess and had to request time off from work but the hospital couldn't give her prolong leave and had to cancel her visa.

    so if not a permanent resident and in oz for less than a year or 2 better check with your employers what are you're entitlement..kasi mahirap mawalan ng work.

    2 words: birth control.
  • bellecaye_18bellecaye_18 MelbournePosts: 15Member
    Hi! I just gave birth last Sep 30 here in Melbourne. We're holders of PR visa and we got here in AU mid of January... So, we've only been here for 8.5 months when I gave birth.

    I didn't pay a single centavo for the check-ups, tests (i.e. blood test, glucose, etc), ultrasound and delivery / hospital stay... We just used Medicare for everything. I was under shared cared... Meaning I was seeing a GP in the community health centre and an OB in the the hopital (Mercy Hospital for Women which is a first-class public hospital).

    As for the pregnancy vitamins like Vitamin D and multivitamins, I purchased it from the Chemist.

    For the benefits, I'm entitled to claim Baby Bonus which does not have residency requirement. :)
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    Hi! I just gave birth last Sep 30 here in Melbourne. We're holders of PR visa and we got here in AU mid of January... So, we've only been here for 8.5 months when I gave birth.

    I didn't pay a single centavo for the check-ups, tests (i.e. blood test, glucose, etc), ultrasound and delivery / hospital stay... We just used Medicare for everything. I was under shared cared... Meaning I was seeing a GP in the community health centre and an OB in the the hopital (Mercy Hospital for Women which is a first-class public hospital).

    As for the pregnancy vitamins like Vitamin D and multivitamins, I purchased it from the Chemist.

    For the benefits, I'm entitled to claim Baby Bonus which does not have residency requirement. :)
    This is good news!! ;)

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
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    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
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    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • 021607021607 SydneyPosts: 84Member
    Hi! I just gave birth last Sep 30 here in Melbourne. We're holders of PR visa and we got here in AU mid of January... So, we've only been here for 8.5 months when I gave birth.

    I didn't pay a single centavo for the check-ups, tests (i.e. blood test, glucose, etc), ultrasound and delivery / hospital stay... We just used Medicare for everything. I was under shared cared... Meaning I was seeing a GP in the community health centre and an OB in the the hopital (Mercy Hospital for Women which is a first-class public hospital).

    As for the pregnancy vitamins like Vitamin D and multivitamins, I purchased it from the Chemist.

    For the benefits, I'm entitled to claim Baby Bonus which does not have residency requirement. :)
    Hi @bellecaye_18! I am in the same boat as you were in. Pregnant now with our second now, started conceiving on our 5th-6th month here in Brisbane. We landed Australia March 2012. Bilis natin no? I can attest to what you said, there is no need to spend much here, everything is covered by Medicare. The little things I spend for is additional cost of special ultrasound and vitamins. Congrats on your new baby!
  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydePosts: 434Member
    @bellecaye_18 good for you! congrats on the baby!:D that's good news to hear na di needed yung 2 years na nasa centrelink para maka claim ng baby bonus as long as PR:)
  • tita_vechtita_vech MandaluyongPosts: 79Member
    In addition, blue passport si baby kahit PR palang parents.
  • fayefaye North RydePosts: 770Member
    @bellecaye_18 thanks for the info :)

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    11/MAY/2011 - IELTS Exam
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    15/FEB/2012 - CO Allocation
    26/JUNE/2012 - VISA GRANTED! Thank you Lord!
    11/APR/2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    10/MAR/2013 - Arrived in Sydney :)

  • fayefaye North RydePosts: 770Member
    @bellecaye_18 applicable din kaya ung free delivery sa NSW kahit na wla pang 1 year stay sa AU? congrats nga pla! :)

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    11/APR/2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    10/MAR/2013 - Arrived in Sydney :)

  • fayefaye North RydePosts: 770Member
    @donking haller! ano na blita? :)

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    11/APR/2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    10/MAR/2013 - Arrived in Sydney :)

  • MetaformMetaform MelbournePosts: 505Member
    @bellecaye_18 This is my most favorite post in the history of my favorite posts.
    Hi! I just gave birth last Sep 30 here in Melbourne. We're holders of PR visa and we got here in AU mid of January... So, we've only been here for 8.5 months when I gave birth.

    I didn't pay a single centavo for the check-ups, tests (i.e. blood test, glucose, etc), ultrasound and delivery / hospital stay... We just used Medicare for everything. I was under shared cared... Meaning I was seeing a GP in the community health centre and an OB in the the hopital (Mercy Hospital for Women which is a first-class public hospital).

    As for the pregnancy vitamins like Vitamin D and multivitamins, I purchased it from the Chemist.

    For the benefits, I'm entitled to claim Baby Bonus which does not have residency requirement. :)

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  • bellecaye_18bellecaye_18 MelbournePosts: 15Member
    @faye: Yes, you can avail the service of public hospitals & health centres free-of-charge (i.e. bulk bill) as long as you're a PR visa holder and you have Medicare. :)
  • bellecaye_18bellecaye_18 MelbournePosts: 15Member
    @tita_vech: Yup, that's right. Baby is automatically an Australian citizen being born here in AU... Though we would want him to have dual citizenship so he'll have his options in the future. :)
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    @tita_vech: Yup, that's right. Baby is automatically an Australian citizen being born here in AU... Though we would want him to have dual citizenship so he'll have his options in the future. :)
    He will get AU citizenship for sure as parents are PR but isn't he also a Filipino citizen at the same time? Kumbago, dual citizen na kid?

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • bellecaye_18bellecaye_18 MelbournePosts: 15Member
    Thanks everyone for the congratulatory greetings. :)

    Having a baby in a different country like AU is very challenging esp. if you don't have immediate family or relatives to help you. In our case, we only have friends here so we just have ourselves (hubby, me & 11-year old son) to rely on in raising the baby... No extra help unlike when I gave birth to my eldest in Manila.

    The first two weeks were a struggle but eventually things get better... I guess, we just need to live one day at a time to survive. :)
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    congratulations pala @bellecaye_18!! =D>

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • bellecaye_18bellecaye_18 MelbournePosts: 15Member
    @psychoboy: Baby is a natural-born citizen of the Phils and we need to apply with the Phil Consulate in AU for him to get a dual citizenship status.

    For more info, you can refer to this link -- http://www.philippineconsulate.com.au/dual-citizenship/introduction-note.html :)
  • fayefaye North RydePosts: 770Member
    @bellecaye_18 thanks again :)

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  • PogingNoypiPogingNoypi MelbournePosts: 238Member
    Thanks everyone for the congratulatory greetings. :)

    Having a baby in a different country like AU is very challenging esp. if you don't have immediate family or relatives to help you. In our case, we only have friends here so we just have ourselves (hubby, me & 11-year old son) to rely on in raising the baby... No extra help unlike when I gave birth to my eldest in Manila.

    The first two weeks were a struggle but eventually things get better... I guess, we just need to live one day at a time to survive. :)
    Bilib po ako sa inyo. Naintindihan ko yung hirap nyan. kasi kami ng asawa ko kaming dalawa lang nagpapalaki sa daughter namin dito sa States. Puyat puyat tapos pasok pa sa work. medyo nakabawi na nung malaki na hehehe!

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    I just saw it in TV...yung una mong pananganak $5,000 yung ibibigay ng gobyerno bilang "Baby Bonus", pero bumababa siya sa $3,000 etc...sa pangalawa at pangatlo mong panganak.

    Ang nakakatawa sa policy nila...kung twins ang una mong panganak, $10,000 ang ibibigay nila hehe
  • sticktoexecutesticktoexecute SydneyPosts: 23Member
    Hi everyone, nice seeing your stories here. My wife will give birth on December, and because we are only temporary resident visa holders, we are not covered with medicare, the problem now is the cost of the delivery. Just curious if hospitals there would reject patients if they do not have cash to pay for the delivery? Thanks for the replies...
  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydePosts: 434Member
    edited November 2012
    just go to a public hospital.. you need also a midwife, the midwife will arrange with you before the date of delivery where you will have the baby.

    hindi po uso ang walk in to ANY hospital... dapat talaga po you have an allocated midwife and your midwife knows where you are going to have your baby.

    so before having a baby, planned na po which hospital you will be going to.

    also when you present po in the hospital, they will ask you sino midwife nyo so you need a name to give them..and they will call your midwife to deliver the baby.

    you will be billed afterwards naman din..if you have medicare and insurance, get that ready before date of delivery. you will need that presented to the hospital.

    hindi naman same sa pinas..na parang no money no entry. hehehe! billing will be afterwards..and who knows eligibe pa la kayo for medicare so no payment po yan. just have a medicare number handy. and this is one thing you can discuss with your midwife..payment and legibility for govt support.

    don't bother going private if money is an issue.. kasi 3000aud normal delivery and about 5k to 6k CS in private.

    but first po..i hope may midwife na kayo before december. your prenatals are going to be with a GP or a nurse practitioner or midwife. sa oz kasi po, yung having a baby is midwife centered...you will only have an ob-gyne if there are complications or high risk ka on assessment.


    good luck;D
  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Posts: 1,335Member, Moderator
    edited November 2012
    Thanks li_i_ren, very informative, now may idea na ako :D

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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydePosts: 434Member
    @TotoyOZresident may girlfriend kanang nakita sa church group mo noh??:P ..specially now citizen na si totoyoz.. extra pogi points na yan sa mga chicks:P hehehehe!
  • aldousnowaldousnow SydneyPosts: 494Member
    e pano na ang @TotoyOZ@paris_hipon loveteam niyan?? :P

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