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Cost of Giving Birth

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  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    stabilo, what do you mean aside from reimbursement?
  • stabilostabilo SydneyPosts: 126Member
    @kookie420 - pasensya aligaga Lang sa wordings at one week na lang punta na kami OZ....hehehe
    Btw pips bk may alam kayong General Practitioner list sa Melbourne especially un hindi private....can't find any list kasi eh...maraming salamat :-)
  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    no problem :) Sydney ba kayo or Melbourne? Good luck with your trip!
  • stabilostabilo SydneyPosts: 126Member
    @kookie420 ..... Melbourne kami mapapadpad... any idea sa concession card? how to apply for it at ano requirements?

    Saan ka pl Syd or Melb? :D
  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    Don't have any idea sa concession card. What is it for?

    Akala ko nsw kayo kasi sa previous post mo sa Rhw ka manganganak hehe we're based here is sydney :) good luck with the trip!
  • stabilostabilo SydneyPosts: 126Member
    @ kookie420 - concession card is under centrelink...di pa ko nag-aapply eh...according sa cousin ko may mga discount sya sa mrt etc etc habang wala pang work...

    http://www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/publications/co153

    royal women's hospital sa melbourne balak ko manganak....hihihi
  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    @stabilo, not so sure about concession cards :D sorry can't help you with that.

    Good luck with your delivery. :)

  • faa317faa317 SydneyPosts: 105Member
    @akino hi po,we just arrived in canberra last sept. ask ko lang po how to go about once we discover we got pregnant. Ano po ba first step n gagawin dito. Pls enlighten po? or can I have your email pls. Wala po kami medyo kakilala dito na mag guide. thanks po.
  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    Just to share my experience.

    Gave birth in Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney last month. Had CS operation because labor didn't progress after 36 hours my water bag broke.

    It was good overall. My husband was with me the whole time I was in the operating room. And our baby never left our sight from the moment he came out. I was up and about within 24 hours after my operation. The hospital was full that time so we changed rooms several times but it didn't bother me. Most of the time I was sharing a room with another mum. Families can visit from 9am up to 1pm then 4pm-8pm again. Since I was on public healthcare system, my husband wasn't allowed to stay with me overnight. For those on private insurance, I think you can have your husband stay for a minimal fee (I think about 10-20aud/night, not so sure about this though) with free breakfast.

    I love how the midwives took care of me. They were very patient in teaching me to let the baby latch for breastfeeding. On our 3rd day, I was allowed to go home and had home visits from the midwives three times. They came to check the baby's weight, how well I was coping and follow up on my progress on breastfeeding. Kung sa pinas pa 'to, I would be left on my own and would have gone nuts on how to breastfeed my baby.

    We didn't pay a single cent for the delivery. Just presented my medicare card and that was it. :) Yung expenses namin were just additional like we got stars for our baby's name on the hospital wall, had my placenta encapsulation and etc.

    I hope this would help those who are giving birth soon. Good luck mummies! :)
  • faa317faa317 SydneyPosts: 105Member
    @kookie420 hi, congrats s new baby mo. Im glad to know your story, but right now I really dont know how to go about, I dont know how the procedures goes.. punta ba muna ako s GP ? ano po ba first step na gagawin ko. Im kinda worried po kasi high risk po ako. thanks po.
  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    Yes, go to GP and ask for referral.
  • faa317faa317 SydneyPosts: 105Member
    @kookie420 thanks po s reply, ask ko lang po if libre yung monthly prenatal check up? thanks
  • kookie420kookie420 SydneyPosts: 101Member
    yes, just present your medicare card.
  • faa317faa317 SydneyPosts: 105Member
  • faa317faa317 SydneyPosts: 105Member
    @kookie420 hi po i forgot to ask you ug you have any idea about how to process parents visa. We are planning to let our mom come here pra may makasama ako during my pregnancy. may idea po ba kyo. salamat
  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    @kookie420 hi po i forgot to ask you ug you have any idea about how to process parents visa. We are planning to let our mom come here pra may makasama ako during my pregnancy. may idea po ba kyo. salamat
    your mom has to apply for a tourist visa on her own merits... added docs you can include to strengthen her case would be your visa grant letter prolly, bank statements, etc.

    hope this helps!! ;)

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  • faa317faa317 SydneyPosts: 105Member
    @TasBurrfoot thanks po. God bless
  • stabilostabilo SydneyPosts: 126Member
    hi guys...congrats @kookie420
    first step is go get a medicare card then after that find a bulk billing clinic (meaning walang bayad) thats for the GP...tell them your looking for a hospital for your pregnancy then the GP will write a letter to that hospital then wait ka lang ng a less than a week to two weeks for the hospital to contact you.

    Good luck :-)
  • AllysondAllysond SydneyPosts: 87Member
    If 457 visa b may access din s public hospital?

    457 visa

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaPosts: 4,336Member
    If 457 visa b may access din s public hospital?
    You can always have access to a public hospital I believe... It is just that you will have to pay in full your cost.

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  • LittleBoyBlueLittleBoyBlue North RydePosts: 334Member
    Ganito experience namin. Sa doctor $3.5K binayad namin, mga ilang consultation yan at sya ang mag-papaanak. Ang procedure dito kasi eh tawagan muna ang Birth Unit, bigay mo symptoms mo then sila mag-advise kung punta ka na or wait.

    Additional $1.2K ang ibinayad ko sa hospital, kasi daw kami ay may private doctor, etc. etc.

    Sa Westmead Public Hospital kami, maganda naman reputation nung hospital at maganda facilities, yung una kong anak sa Makati Med pinanganak, masasabi ko sa inyo mismo walang kwenta Makati Med compared sa facilities ng Westmead Public, mas maganda Westmead Private kaso mdyo mas mataas bayarin, hindi kami covered sa maternity sa health provider namin unfortunately.

    In a few weeks time manganganak na si misis, mag-share pako.

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  • stabilostabilo SydneyPosts: 126Member
    hi guys...ask ko lang sa birth certificate registration form, pano ilalagay sa Child's Name (step 1) yung middle name nya.
    And sa witness section (step 8) pwede ba mga in-laws na lang?

    Thanks in advance
  • LittleBoyBlueLittleBoyBlue North RydePosts: 334Member
    @stabilo di ko nilagay, wala silang concept ng middle name eh. Kung 2 name ng anak mo, kunwari Eduardo Burado De Los Reyes, Burado eh considered middle name na wherein satin first name pa rin yun. Kung i-register mo na anak mo sa pinas, dun na ata pwde. Hinihintay ko pa birth certificate ng anak ko tapos tsaka ko i-register sa embassy.

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  • piglet24piglet24 SydneyPosts: 324Member
    can i bump this thread for 2015? anybody else pregnant and will be in Oz soon or already in OZ? Sobrang haba ng binackread ko but worth it.

    This is our case, we have been married for 5 years and having a baby was pretty much a challenge the whole time. Di masukat lahat ng gamot na nilaklak ko and luha na iniyak ko during that time. Then, we decided na di muna mag sobrang focus sa baby making and applied for Oz. last year, we received our grant and immediately did the initial entry and planned the big move on August 2015. While planning for the big move, ongoing pa rin ang baby goal. Until February we finally had our big fat positive. Now, I've read from some previous posts na better na wag muna magbuntis prior to landing here para maghanap ng work and maging stable and all, the thing is, hindi po lahat ganun kadali magbuntis. its not as easy as ordering, i want to get pregnant now na kasi kaya na namin. There are just some things na hindi mo controlled. As much as we also want to be stable before the baby comes but God has his own timing. We have prayed for this for a long time and here it is sabay ng big move namin. We are thrilled na we are finally pregnant at the same time anxious kasi hindi ko alam yung medical environment ng Oz.

    We are currently residing here in Abu Dhabi and the medical insurance is pretty good. Consultation and medicine is covered. Even surgeries. The thing na I am worried about is will I be getting the same medical treatment there in Oz as I am getting here? My pregnancy is high risk, yung mga nabsa ko kasi sa post is mostly normal lang. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes during the early weeks of my pregnancy. meaning di ko alam diabetic pala ako before I got pregnant. Is there a special treatment/consultation for high risk pregnancies kashit medicare lang ang gamit? or should we get a private insurance para macover ito? At the moment, I am injecting insulin too. I just need as many information as I can so I can report to my OB here. she wants to be assured that I will be getting the right care when I move.

    Thanks po for reading and sa lahat ng advice.

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  • wizzwizz MelbournePosts: 698Member
    @piglet24 since PR ka naman covered ka naman ng medicare. I actually have no idea pag high risk ang pregnancy kung may top-up na bayad or what pero yung basics kasi wala naman halos.

    if ever may gagastusin ka man ng konti do consider na pag pinanganak mo si baby mo sa Abu Dhabi he/she remains a Filipino citizen which means you have to pay and process his/her papers once you migrated here in Australia unlike pag ipanganak mo sya dito magiging Australian Citizen sya (because you are holding a permanent visa). So, you should consider those factors din.

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  • piglet24piglet24 SydneyPosts: 324Member
    @wizz: Thanks for your reply. yun ang worry namin ni hubby yung top-up na payment na baka hindi icocover ng medicare kasi nga high-risk ako. anyway, i have already contacted the hospital where i will be visiting about the whole thing. sana nga the same thing na macocover kahit na high-risk. about kung san manganganak, yes we have considered it also. kasi kung dito nga ako manganganak, the process of applying for the baby's visa here and for oz is too expensive and time consuming. hopefully, mag reply na ang hospital. thanks for your input.

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  • johnvangiejohnvangie MelbournePosts: 686Member
    @piglet24
    Ganda ng hospital dito, dont worry :-)
    Ang bestfriend ko, after ma grant ang VISA, nabuntis din.
    Dito na sya nanganak sa Melbourne.
    Wala syang ginastos.
    Tapos pag high risk pregnancy, sa best hospital ka pa i-assign :-)

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  • arlene5781arlene5781 North RydePosts: 335Member
    Yes mga sissies no cost po sa PR. Gave birth last Nov 2014, sa Royal Prince Sydney Hospital. Single room for 3 days 2 nights. All of pre delivery check up is covered sa medicare. Had my GTT test for 4 times. Para sure na safe ang mga mommies. Able to get the grant too sa Parental Leave Scheme.

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  • wizzwizz MelbournePosts: 698Member
    @piglet24 nalala ko na un sinabi ng kakilala ko, tama si @johnvagie sa best hospital ka irerefer pag high-risk ka. 6 mos preggy na ako and someone told me na dun ako sa King Edward Hospital sa Perth magparefer kasi maganda nga daw dun kaso sabi ng GP ko para lang yun sa mga high-risk pregnancy and so, far normal naman lahat saken kaya sabi di daw ako pwede dun. Sabagay ayaw ko naman din i-take ang slot lalo may ibang mas nangangailangan :)

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  • piglet24piglet24 SydneyPosts: 324Member
    naku thanks thanks sa mga replies niyo @johnvangie, @arlene5781 and @wizz! laking tulong yung feedback niyo at least medyo clear na. so kung high-risk irerefer lang ako sa mas magandang hospital but still covered ng medicare right? thanks po.

    @arlene5781: sa Royal Hospital din ako nag inquire kasi dun nanganak sister ko. and malapit sa house nila. so since galing na dun sister ko she advised me to contact them na lang regarding high-risk pregnancy. :)

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