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Private vs Public Care for my Pregnancy

Private vs Public Care for my Pregnancy

Why should I go private rather than public to have my baby? Some of my friends are going public, usually for financial reasons. They are encouraging me to do the same. What are the main differences between private and public pregnancy care?   Answer Private...

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How we are different

How we are different

Our wish is for your pregnancy and childbirth experience not only to have successful outcome of a beautiful baby but also be a wonderful experience. After all this is one of the most important times in your life! While we have in common with other Sydney obstetric...

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How much will it cost if I am not in a health fund?

How much will it cost if I am not in a health fund?

From time to time we have patients and enquiries from prospective patients who for one reason or another are not covered by a health fund. Below is a guide as to what you can expect and where possible bills will come from. It is impossible to do an exact calculation...

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How much will it cost to have my baby as a private patient?

How much will it cost to have my baby as a private patient?

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Having a baby is a very special time for you. It is one of the most important occasions in your life. One of the first questions a couple ask is how much will it cost to have their baby? When you choose to go private for your care...

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Pregnancy care management fee

Pregnancy care management fee

From time to time patients ask why they need to pay the ‘Pregnancy care management fee’ (Medicare item 16590) when they pay for each antenatal visit. The Medicare management fee item number was introduced by the Federal Government when the Government realised many...

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Public or private – What is the difference?

Public or private – What is the difference?

It is not uncommon for my secretary to be asked on the phone by a pregnant woman who is shopping around trying to decide about pregnancy care: “What is the difference between private and public pregnancy care?” This is a very understandable question. A newly pregnant...

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Delivery fee and the no gap program

Delivery fee and the no gap program

Dr Sykes is a ‘no gap’ doctor for your delivery. That means you will not have to make any gap payment to Dr Sykes for your delivery charge. Dr Sykes will invoice your health fund directly and accept their payment as total payment for delivery and inpatient postnatal...

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Planning your Pregnancy

Planning your Pregnancy

I am planning to have a baby soon. What should I know that will help me have a good pregnancy and successful outcome? Have good diet Endeavour to be in optimal nutritional health before you conceive. It is common for pregnant women to become depleted of nutrients as a...

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Seat Belt when in the Car

Seat Belt when in the Car

Do I need to wear a seat belt when in the car in pregnancy? It is safer for you and your baby and it is the law when traveling in a car. This applies to both front and back seats. You can only travel without wearing a seat belt if you have a legitimate medical reason...

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Sex Determination

Sex Determination

How can I determine the sex of my baby? With conception While there are many ideas and anecdotal stories in actuality there is no reliable way of making sure your baby is going to be of a particular sex when planning your pregnancy. No approach such as what you eat or...

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Travel in Pregnancy

Travel in Pregnancy

When is it good to travel? The best time to travel is when you are between 20th to 32nd weeks of your pregnancy. At this time of your pregnancy, you should out the other end of all the initial pregnancy concerns with miscarriage, nausea, etc and have completed all the...

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*Saturday morning appointments are not available for initial antenatal visit.