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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. :)
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?
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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