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  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot OsakaTotal Reaction Points: 268Member, Moderator
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    congratulations pala @bellecaye_18!! =D>
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  • bellecaye_18bellecaye_18 MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @psychoboy: Baby is a natural-born citizen of the Phils and we need to apply with the Phil Consulate in AU for him to get a dual citizenship status.

    For more info, you can refer to this link -- http://www.philippineconsulate.com.au/dual-citizenship/introduction-note.html :)
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  • fayefaye North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 2Member
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    @bellecaye_18 thanks again :)
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  • PogingNoypiPogingNoypi MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Thanks everyone for the congratulatory greetings. :)

    Having a baby in a different country like AU is very challenging esp. if you don't have immediate family or relatives to help you. In our case, we only have friends here so we just have ourselves (hubby, me & 11-year old son) to rely on in raising the baby... No extra help unlike when I gave birth to my eldest in Manila.

    The first two weeks were a struggle but eventually things get better... I guess, we just need to live one day at a time to survive. :)
    Bilib po ako sa inyo. Naintindihan ko yung hirap nyan. kasi kami ng asawa ko kaming dalawa lang nagpapalaki sa daughter namin dito sa States. Puyat puyat tapos pasok pa sa work. medyo nakabawi na nung malaki na hehehe!
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
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    I just saw it in TV...yung una mong pananganak $5,000 yung ibibigay ng gobyerno bilang "Baby Bonus", pero bumababa siya sa $3,000 etc...sa pangalawa at pangatlo mong panganak.

    Ang nakakatawa sa policy nila...kung twins ang una mong panganak, $10,000 ang ibibigay nila hehe



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  • sticktoexecutesticktoexecute SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi everyone, nice seeing your stories here. My wife will give birth on December, and because we are only temporary resident visa holders, we are not covered with medicare, the problem now is the cost of the delivery. Just curious if hospitals there would reject patients if they do not have cash to pay for the delivery? Thanks for the replies...
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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
    edited November 2012 Posts: 434
    just go to a public hospital.. you need also a midwife, the midwife will arrange with you before the date of delivery where you will have the baby.

    hindi po uso ang walk in to ANY hospital... dapat talaga po you have an allocated midwife and your midwife knows where you are going to have your baby.

    so before having a baby, planned na po which hospital you will be going to.

    also when you present po in the hospital, they will ask you sino midwife nyo so you need a name to give them..and they will call your midwife to deliver the baby.

    you will be billed afterwards naman din..if you have medicare and insurance, get that ready before date of delivery. you will need that presented to the hospital.

    hindi naman same sa pinas..na parang no money no entry. hehehe! billing will be afterwards..and who knows eligibe pa la kayo for medicare so no payment po yan. just have a medicare number handy. and this is one thing you can discuss with your midwife..payment and legibility for govt support.

    don't bother going private if money is an issue.. kasi 3000aud normal delivery and about 5k to 6k CS in private.

    but first po..i hope may midwife na kayo before december. your prenatals are going to be with a GP or a nurse practitioner or midwife. sa oz kasi po, yung having a baby is midwife centered...you will only have an ob-gyne if there are complications or high risk ka on assessment.


    good luck;D
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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
    edited November 2012 Posts: 1,330
    Thanks li_i_ren, very informative, now may idea na ako :D
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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
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    @TotoyOZresident may girlfriend kanang nakita sa church group mo noh??:P ..specially now citizen na si totoyoz.. extra pogi points na yan sa mga chicks:P hehehehe!
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  • aldousnowaldousnow SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
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    e pano na ang @TotoyOZ@paris_hipon loveteam niyan?? :P
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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 40Member
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    @TotoyOZresident au citizen ka na pre? marry me :D
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  • sticktoexecutesticktoexecute SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @li_i_ren wow this is very informative. Salamat talaga we'll do what you advise.
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
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    Tanong ko lang po tutal sagot na kamo ng Medicare yung panganganak pag public hospital...ok naman po ba ang serbisyo?

    Saka habang nag-aalaga ng bata, usually po ba sa Australia, pansamantala bang titigil isa sa mga magulang sa pagttrabaho para alagaan yung bata? Tutal di uso diyan ang 'katulong' diba?



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  • hotshothotshot SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
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    Tanong ko lang po tutal sagot na kamo ng Medicare yung panganganak pag public hospital...ok naman po ba ang serbisyo?

    Saka habang nag-aalaga ng bata, usually po ba sa Australia, pansamantala bang titigil isa sa mga magulang sa pagttrabaho para alagaan yung bata? Tutal di uso diyan ang 'katulong' diba?
    bump ko lang to...interested din akong malaman ito. :)
    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
    Jul 16 2012 - Visa Granted! (IED Deadline: May 16, 2013)
    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
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    service is ok naman daw.. things they don't do here na we do sa atin.
    1. they don't do episiotomy.. natural laceration gusto nila.
    2. may choice kayo..they will give you a birth plan... uso sa oz, home birth (pero i don't recommend this.. specially if malayo kayo sa hospital and ambulance..very risky po yan) , may choice kayo of epidural (di uso sa atin yan diba? pero dito you can opt..but if you pay for it like di ka legible for medicare..bayad yan sa anesthesiologist), may water birth option pa sila.. according to my indian patient.. (these white people are crazy! ) she was offered this option kasi..hehehe.
    3. may mga prenatal classes talaga..preggy book for hubby and you to read.
    4. if healthy kayo... early discharge. diba sa atin may choice tayo to stay longer..hehehe.
    5. midwife centered.. unlike sa atin doctor centered diba.
    6. promoted talaga breastfeeding..which can be a good and bad thing.. kasi i heard parents who are very very frustrated kasi they don't have milk supply then ung midwife won't give them an option to formula feed..my take on that is.. it's still our choice us parents. though breastmilk is best..if talaga wala namang supply eh paano if magutom si baby diba ? big issue ssa kanila yan.
    7. follow up ng midwife i think is good.. she will visit you until ok na si baby and you.. like you've gained enough confidence. i think this is very good for first time parents.

    maternity leave is only 3 months ata na paid.. but you can have extended maternity leave pero no pay na but job is still secured until 1 year ata dito.

    i haven't given birth here..but i work in kids intensive care.. where im sure you don't want your kids to be..but this is based on my parent's conversations i've had with them:)
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  • MetaformMetaform MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 10Member
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    Yung mga midwife ba ay independent workers outside the hospital? Paano maka-contact ng midwife? Tsaka separate ba ang bayad sa kanila?
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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
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    http://www.pregnancy.com.au/find-a-practitioner/find-a-midwife/index.shtml
    http://www.midwivesaustralia.com.au/?page_id=68

    nasa google lang pero must better po by word of mouth at least my reference kayo of their service.. somebody who has tried that person before.

    http://www.ntwwc.com.au/uploads/File/factsheets 2010/fact sheet what are my maternity rights.pdf ..something nice to read about your rights if you are preggy and working.
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  • stolich18stolich18 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 30Member
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    @li_i_ren
    Parang medyo ganito na rin sa atin, sa St. Luke's and sa Makati Med. And the price ganyan na rin halos. hehhehe marami na rin nagppromote sa Pilipinas ng breastfeeding and natural methods of giving birth.
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
    edited November 2012 Posts: 2,616
    service is ok naman daw.. things they don't do here na we do sa atin.
    1. they don't do episiotomy.. natural laceration gusto nila.
    2. may choice kayo..they will give you a birth plan... uso sa oz, home birth (pero i don't recommend this.. specially if malayo kayo sa hospital and ambulance..very risky po yan) , may choice kayo of epidural (di uso sa atin yan diba? pero dito you can opt..but if you pay for it like di ka legible for medicare..bayad yan sa anesthesiologist), may water birth option pa sila.. according to my indian patient.. (these white people are crazy! ) she was offered this option kasi..hehehe.
    3. may mga prenatal classes talaga..preggy book for hubby and you to read.
    4. if healthy kayo... early discharge. diba sa atin may choice tayo to stay longer..hehehe.
    5. midwife centered.. unlike sa atin doctor centered diba.
    6. promoted talaga breastfeeding..which can be a good and bad thing.. kasi i heard parents who are very very frustrated kasi they don't have milk supply then ung midwife won't give them an option to formula feed..my take on that is.. it's still our choice us parents. though breastmilk is best..if talaga wala namang supply eh paano if magutom si baby diba ? big issue ssa kanila yan.
    7. follow up ng midwife i think is good.. she will visit you until ok na si baby and you.. like you've gained enough confidence. i think this is very good for first time parents.

    maternity leave is only 3 months ata na paid.. but you can have extended maternity leave pero no pay na but job is still secured until 1 year ata dito.

    i haven't given birth here..but i work in kids intensive care.. where im sure you don't want your kids to be..but this is based on my parent's conversations i've had with them:)
    Sounds like a systematic reproductive health program to me...hehe...mukhang di naman pala pababayaan ang ina kahit sa public...good to know :P



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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 23Member
    edited November 2012 Posts: 434
    public hospitals here are very good.. it's not like sa pinas na public is parang baboy na. the best doctors are actually employed by the public sectors because they pay really well. like i had a pt. who came from a well off family (lawyer/ banker parents) they admitted her sa private hospital but the operation happened sa public hospital because it was a very complicated procedure.. post operative until stable nasa public intensive care sya but once she is stable an ambulance will bring her back to the private hospital.. kasi sa private you have your own room/ bathroom.
    public hospitals have an open ward system..like you see on t.v. where the dividers are just curtains or some other light/ thin material lang but care and service is still of quality.. wala lang fancy t.v. na flat screen, shared bathroom, you have to wait for tests/ scans kasi talagang whoever is the most urgent will go first compared sa private na little to no waiting time kasi the patients are not as many, simple lang ang food hindi made by a chef but it's clean and pretty decent naman din.

    @LokiJr it's not a reproductive health program..that is wrong usage of the terminology... when you say reproductive health it pertains to contraception/ spacing/ family planning/ fertility (IVF).
    this is maternal and child health.. care of the pregnant woman and newborn child.

    like my teacher used to say, " now you know.. ":P
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