How much does it cost to have a baby?

Before you have make a decision on where to have baby, it's important to get an idea of what it's actually going to cost. 

In this episode of What I Know Now - The Suite Set podcast we go through what the costs are in a public hospital and what the costs are in a private setting.  We also share what the role of medicare is, and what it covers. 

You can listen to the podcast here on apple and here on spotify

One of the questions I often get  is "Is there a big difference between public hospital and private hospital costs?" and I try and address this here as well as giving good advice on some of these factors that help with decision making. 

This episode is a must-listen when you're making the decision about where to have a baby, and it's a follow on from E 03 What I Know Now - What is the difference between public and private hospitals.

When you become a parent it is the ultimate in adulting, so it's important to get clear on the costs of having a baby in a hospital.  You do not want a surprise here.  Get clear on the costs and what the add on extras are.

Know if you're choosing private too, know it's a business model and you want to make sure you get value for money.

I've listed some ideas on what sort of questions you can ask when you book into the hospital. 

Tips -
Make sure you're all up to date with medicare
Make sure you're across all the costs - no surprises!
If you need help, you can ask admissions for a patient liaison.

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The information herein WIKN is from our research and fact-checking. It is based on our experience, so make sure to always seek your very own professional advice before making any individual medical or wellbeing decisions.