Obviously, having a high risk twin pregnancy came with a mounting pile of emotional stress and a great fear of the unknown.
There were several emergency trips to the hospital, including a dramatic post Christmas ambulance ride and spending 3 days in observation. That was fun…not.
Due to twin growth discordance, fortnightly ultrasound appointments were also vital. Then every other week, there was a mandatory check up with the obstetrician. It was one of those sticky situations where you actually became acquainted with an entire floor of hospital staff on a first name basis…for all the not-so-pleasant reasons.
Despite the unstable journey and all the medical attention my unborn babies needed, we were fortunate that our private health insurance cover could eliminate much of the financial strain.
Then, when the twinlets were born via cesearan 5 weeks early, we were given high priority as private patients in a public hospital that had the best facilities for premature babies in our area.
My tiny babies were in NICU for a fragile 16 days. I’m forever in debted to all the midwives, nurses and doctors that took such great care of them.
As of this new financial year, new government rules have come into place to encourage Australians take up private health insurance. Families within a certain combined household income bracket and who also don’t have elligible hospital cover, may be charged with the additional Medicare Levy Surcharge. So, it makes sense in taking up the option to have extra medical care (even if you need it now), without paying too much more for it.
It can be daunting trying to find the right information regarding which provider and policy works best for you and your family.
Choosi is a resourceful website that compares and reviews private health insurance cover options. It can help find the right policy for your budget and lifestyle.
There’s also useful articles regarding what you need to look for when it comes to hospital cover and extras cover.
Ultimately, it’s about making sure you choose the right insurance to get the most value.
We had two little ones in my womb, fighting to survive. Thanks to our insurance cover, medical support and facilities were immediately available to ensure their safe arrival into the world.
And for me, that’s been invaluable.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Choosi. While compensation was received, I am a big believer in having private health insurance and of course, all opinions expressed are my own.