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Cost of Giving Birth

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  • jennyjammjennyjamm SydneyPosts: 2Member
    @TotoyOZresident temporary resident kc kmi ng husband ko but still i will inquire to centrelink if eligible kmi sa baby bonus. Thanks ng marami :)
  • LakiMaselLakiMasel PerthPosts: 199Member
    Speaking of diapers, haha. Sa Woolworths lagi namin binibili yun Huggies na isang box ($30) kapag sale. Depending sa size ng diaper (if XL mas konti laman ng box sa Medium size for example), around 60pcs yun. Pang-daytime na diaper para mas makatipid try namin yun Woolworths brand na diapers, half price siya around $12 per pack lang. Okay naman hindi nagkaka-rashes si baby. Hiyang hiyang talaga diapers/nappy.
    Yung Woolworths po ba parang Target sa States or SM sa Pinas? Nung nagpunta kasi ako sa Sydney wala ako napansin na parang big box stores. Sabagay 3 days 2 nights lang ako nag stay :)_
  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Posts: 1,335Member, Moderator
    Speaking of diapers, haha. Sa Woolworths lagi namin binibili yun Huggies na isang box ($30) kapag sale. Depending sa size ng diaper (if XL mas konti laman ng box sa Medium size for example), around 60pcs yun. Pang-daytime na diaper para mas makatipid try namin yun Woolworths brand na diapers, half price siya around $12 per pack lang. Okay naman hindi nagkaka-rashes si baby. Hiyang hiyang talaga diapers/nappy.
    Yung Woolworths po ba parang Target sa States or SM sa Pinas? Nung nagpunta kasi ako sa Sydney wala ako napansin na parang big box stores. Sabagay 3 days 2 nights lang ako nag stay :)_
    Hi may Target din dito na branch. Ang Big W, Kmart parang Target din. Groceries naman ang woolworths, coles at aldi. Westfield naman ang Mall. Bunnings naman ay hardwares warehouse. May mga shopping warehouse na malalaki din dito.

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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Posts: 1,335Member, Moderator
    @jennyjamm parang may nabasa din ako somewhere sa forum na 'to na pag sa OZ pinanganak automatic is OZ citizen na... guys please confirm :)... I think that would be an advantage for your baby pag ganun.
    Kapag Temporary Visa ang Parent the same din ang visa ng Baby. Pero kapag Permanent Resident o citizen ang Parent kaagad Citizen ang Baby may makukuha din na mga benefit from Australian Government.
    cheers..

    The best is basahin nyo yung site na ito.

    http://www.humanservices.gov.au

    cheers

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    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Sorry for the ignorance pero diba kailangan PR na yung visa para makapag-apply ng centrelink benefits?
  • hotshothotshot SydneyPosts: 1,643Member
    @LokiJr : yan din ang pagkakaalam ko.

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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Laking tulong ba talaga ang baby bonus? Sapat na ba sya sa gastusin para kay baby - nappies, milk, etc.? For a year lang yun diba?
    Pareho ng mga ibang centrelink benefits, tingin ko partial subsidy lang naman ng mga gastusin ang binibigay ng gobyerno...mahal ang gatas diyan dba hehehe
  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyPosts: 993Member
    @TotoyOZresident
    Meron na ring Costco sa Sydney, tama po ba? :)

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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Posts: 1,335Member, Moderator
    edited January 2013
    @TotoyOZresident
    Meron na ring Costco sa Sydney, tama po ba? :)
    Sa Parramatta Rd, NSW mayron,

    http://www.costco.com.au/Common/ContactUs.shtml

    sa Canberra mayron din.

    Quotes:
    "Wise men learn from their mistakes, but wiser men learn from the mistakes of others."
    'Success is when you finished what you have started."

    If you’re looking for Church in Canberra ACT Australia and you want to fellowship with Christian Filipino Australian.
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    (Back of Kaleen Shopping Centre)
    For more information, please PM me or visit

    http://jilcanberra.org.au

    "To God be the glory"

  • 2rmobile2rmobile SydneyPosts: 35Member
    2 yo na si baby.. may private health kami with HBA pero in the end sa public hospital sya pinanganak sa Box Hill.. 1 year daw ang waiting.. hindi umabot.. pero oks lang.. walang bayad since PR kami magasawa. Parang feeling ko parehas lang kung private or public.. pwera na lang kung may complications? Hassle lang sa public hosp yung monthly checkup ni misis nun... pila ka pa.. pero after 30 mins an hour.. macheckup naman agad. Pero note 2010 pa ito. Dont know ngayon..

    After that $5K baby bonus.. then breastfeed sya..para healthy and tipid.. libre din regular checkup sa health center.... Every quarter pumupunta pa rin ako sa Costco (melbourne po kami) para sa diaper (huggies-best value for money daw sabi ni misis) and bigas.. May immunization allowance pa ata from centrelink mga $200 ata un.

    Sa work I remember I have a discretion kung paid parental leave or baby bonus. You can compute kung ano mas malaki.. in the end we opted for the baby bonus.

    Isama ko na rin Christening.. eto pa sched nyo na hanggang maaga.. depende siguro ito sa lugar pero natagalan si misis i-arrange to. Stole, candle, stash.. may mga requirements pa ito...

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityPosts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    edited January 2013
    Ilan pala po ang paternal at maternal leave diyan? hehe
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    let's bump this up for the benefits of those that were granted visa recently... :)

    Huwag matakot sa gastusin re: panganganak!!

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  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member

    wow, thank you sa lahat ng information at feedback regarding giving birth in Oz.

    we just found out that we're pregnant and we're not there yet, that's why we're a bit worried about how to go about it. Sana di kami mahihirapan kasi wala pa nga work husband ko pagdating namin dyan. Praying that he can get a job before I go there to give birth.

    i'm so happy to read that giving birth there is midwife-centered! Gusto ko yun kasi at least you can lay out your birth plan and the midwife can assist you. and i love that they're promoting breastfeeding!! very nice. :)

    I have some questions for you guys, sana may makaka sagot. Thank you so much in advance :):

    - would you know the range of rates for midwives in Melbourne specifically?
    - anybody here who knows about giving birth naturally after one CS (VBAC) birth before? can it be handled in public hospitals, too?
    - do you guys think ok lang na I will only go to Aus on my 6th-7th month until I give birth? Or do you think we're cutting it too close?
  • 021607021607 SydneyPosts: 84Member
    @kookie420 - congrats on the new bundle of joy! I am pregnant myself and due in a few weeks. I got pregnant 4-5 months after landing here, and just about 3 weeks after I became permanent at work. So don't worry too much, you will be fine. Maganda magbuntis dito. On your questions:

    - No idea about midwife rates. If you are coming as a permanent resident, all costs are free besides a 1 or 2 scans. If you are coming as a temporary resident, I believe your private health insurance should be able to cover for part or all of the costs.

    - I will be doing VBAC at a public hospital. :)
    - Your choice, but I suggest you clear this with your doctor there. Will you be allowed to travel at that stage?

    God bless you :)
  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    @021607, thanks so much for the reply! I wonder why I didn't see this. Anyway, I will be about 7 months by the time of our travel so it's still allowed (per PAL's regulations). But I will also check with my OB in Davao before we leave, as I would have to get clearance to travel.

    Uy, balitaan mo ako about your VBAC please!! I so want to do it. :)
  • dakzdakz AdelaidePosts: 123Member
    according to this news the baby bonus will be axed from 5k to 2k by year 2014 :(

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/treasury/excessive-baby-bonus-scrapped/story-fnhi8df6-1226642532079

    Jan 2014 - IED

    Thank you Lord :)

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    according to this news the baby bonus will be axed from 5k to 2k by year 2014 :(

    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/treasury/excessive-baby-bonus-scrapped/story-fnhi8df6-1226642532079
    Yup, this was announced last month I think...

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  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member

    hala! dapat manganak na pala agad! :)) i'm trying to read up on the residency requirement to get the baby bonus pero di ko masyado gets. basahin ko nga ulit :-/
  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydePosts: 434Member
    May 1 year wait period for new p.r. Hindi automatic. Also of those note i would advise strongly not to have a baby until one us financially ready and all residency requirements are met.

    Baby bonus ...madaling ma ubos lng yan. The cost of having a baby in au is more expensive than one thinks kasi in the long run one of you have to give up work for 1-2 years. So no income from one of you or opt for daycare na para na rin half ng salary mu.

    Babies are a gift but dapat prepared tayo as parents to be able to give them the best.

    May couple of student visas..may work si misis. Si hubby part time and studying. Got pregnant in au.. Had a baby..ok kasi eligible na sa private insurance nila. But may complications and baby is quite sick. Private insurance only covers as much eSpecially since most people just take out the cheapest covers. Sobrang laki ng out of pocket bills nila. In pesos... Millions!!!

    And baby is not an au citizen. I am not sure how that goes... Hindi pala automatic if u are born here to be a citizen kasi student or work visa holders ang parents???

    What will happen if you cant pay off the hospital bills?? Deported? Wala bang charity case???
  • NadineNadine BrisbanePosts: 481Member
    edited June 2013
    Tama ka @li_i_ren.

    And that's a really good advice and fair warning as well. Hindi talaga ma-predict kaya ang bata talaga pinaghahandaan. At dahil hindi naman napaghahandaan lahat ng bagay, at least may insurance at may working knowledge kung may mangyari man.. From the time nakapagtrabaho ako dito, dun ko naisip ang advantages ng health insurance. Lalo na ngayon, malamig. Andami bata nagkakasakit. Overflowing na yung ED sa public hospital. Yung may insurance, lumilipat sa private. Pero yung wala, have to wait it out talaga.

    Don't get me wrong, Australia public hospitals are some of the best in the world, pero napupuno rin. Nagkukulang ng beds at mga specialista. Akalain niyo, kung gusto niyo Pediatrician titingin sa anak niyo, waiting time averages 6 months.


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  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    @li_i_ren thanks for the info. Just to make sure I understood you correctly, for PRs holding visa 189, since we're still new, my child who will be born there will not be automatically a citizen and we're not entitled to the baby bonus because we haven't reached the residency requirement yet?

    I agree with both of you, not easy to have kid/s. Not just with the expenses but everything else gets affected. :| I'm just praying that my husband can find a good paying job there as soon as he gets there.
  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydePosts: 434Member
    edited June 2013
    @ kookie... No no no. I think u misunderstood:( i am not replying to ur comment. I am not talkng about the 189 pr visa. I am talking about STUDENT and WORK VISA holders.

    Yung first sentence... I am just saying most benefits may 1 year waiting period. Baby bonus i think most can get it right away but if u really think about it hindi sya ganun kalaki specially if u need to buy everything for baby but better than nothing. If one have a baby here and is happy may baby bonus pero hindi naman maka work for the next year or two. I'd rather not have a baby, save or be stable sa work para maka avail ng maternity leave than have a baby dahil may baby bonus na di naman kalakihan.

    If ur p.r then ur baby will become a citizen: p

    I was posting an independent story not related to ur post for student and work visa holders.

    I hope that clears it up.


  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    Thanks for clearing that up, @li_i_ren. thought you were generally referring to my case. mali ko din kasi di ko naman ni-state yung status ko hehe

    I agree, 5k is just small especially when you're in a big city like Sydney. I still wish my husband could find a job in Victoria.
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    Thanks for clearing that up, @li_i_ren. thought you were generally referring to my case. mali ko din kasi di ko naman ni-state yung status ko hehe

    I agree, 5k is just small especially when you're in a big city like Sydney. I still wish my husband could find a job in Victoria.
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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyPosts: 1,446Member
    diba tatangalin na baby bonus?
  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydePosts: 434Member
    @icebreaker1928 i heard that too. Also first home buyer grant even for brand new homes.. Slowly tatangalin yan. I guess it would depend in who wins this election.
  • cinnamon20cinnamon20 SydneyPosts: 243Member
    @icebreaker1928 i heard that too. Also first home buyer grant even for brand new homes.. Slowly tatangalin yan. I guess it would depend in who wins this election.
    Napaka interesting post nito.. Dami ko nalalaman tuloy about having a baby in AUS.

    @li_i_ren - ano itong first home buyer grant? Allowance po ba ito? Wag naman sana tanggalin

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  • jengratajengrata SydneyPosts: 527Member
    Malaking bagay pa rin ang 5K baby bonus at 15K FHOG kahit pa planned or financially stable na ang tao. Kung ang moral support nga malaking bagay na, yung cash pa kaya? Hehehe. So nakakalungkot pa din isipin na unti-unti na nilang binabawasan yung benefits. Tumataas na ba ang unemployment rate ng AU?

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