By Jacqueline O’Neill
Where did you give birth? Did you know all your options? Did you feel like you chose the best place for you? Did you even know you had options, or did you think going to hospital was the only choice you had?
I wasn’t aware of the different choices I had when we were trying to conceive our first, and automatically thought having maternity as part of our “Private Health Insurance” would be the best option for us.
What I wasn’t aware of was that even though we were paying a monthly payment for “Private Health Insurance” once I did get pregnant and choose an OB, we would still have a lot of out of pocket expenses. Appointments, scans, the OB maintenance fee (anywhere from $1500 to $3500).