Private Pregnancy Costs Explained

With private health insurance and the cost of living constantly increasing, many pregnant women are concerned with the expense of having a baby and time out of the workplace. For some families, even those who have private health insurance, the cost to deliver privately is given careful consideration. Hatch Private Maternity was launched to provide affordable private pregnancy care and is a very exciting and popular new option for Brisbane women.

At Hatch we are upfront about our costs, so you will know what costs to expect and can confidently decide to have your baby with us. Our total out-of-pocket cost is only $990 for privately insured women with obstetric cover, who follow our standard schedule of appointments.

At Hatch you will experience a full schedule of antenatal consultations delivered by specialist obstetricians and eligible midwives. These consultations are designed to optimise care for mum and baby and are based on RANZCOG Guidelines for optimal pregnancy care. Like all private practice, we do have a pregnancy management fee but ours is only $570 (or $275 after your Medicare rebate). Pregnancy management fees can be as high as $4000 and essentially cover the non-appointment costs associated with managing your pregnancy such as result follow up and review, liaison with your GP and your obstetrician being on call for you as a few examples. Individual specialists and group practices set their own pregnancy management fee, hence the fluctuation and here at Hatch we are comfortable with our fee and the expert care that we provide. There are no additional delivery costs for a Hatch specialist obstetrician to deliver your baby at the Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane.

In addition to your obstetric costs, there are other costs involved in having a baby in a private hospital. You may have a health fund excess for your hospital stay and we recommend that you contact your provider to find out what this fee is and in fact some policies do include a zero excess. During your pregnancy you will have 2 or 3 ultrasound scans which help your specialist manage your pregnancy. At the time of delivery you may need an anaesthetist if you are having a caesarean or if you choose an epidural. Finally, once you deliver, there will be a paediatrician in the hospital to check your baby’s health.

Hatch Private Maternity helps pregnant women who want a specialist obstetrician to deliver their baby in a private hospital, by minimising out-of-pocket medical costs, improving affordability and delivering a truly private experience unlike any other pregnancy care provider in Brisbane. We aim to enable women to make an informed choice about their selection of private maternity care.

Please call us for a free initial consultation as we would love to deliver your baby.