I have private cover and am going to give birth in a private hospital so was required to have a ob/gyn for care and the birth. This is so expensive, but I was only told recently (I'm due in 3 1/2 weeks) by the hospital that I should be finding a paediatrician.
I just assumed the midwives and my ob/gyn checks out the baby while in hospital and then you just go to your family doctor once you're home. I don't know anything about paediatricians and my baby is developing perfectly with no problems so was wondering whether this is necessary? All my friends with children have had home births and their midwives and family doctors checked their babies so thery can't give me advice. I'm not comfortable with my ob/gyn to ask her (another story) and hope someone ou there who has had experience might know?
QLD, due 20 Aug. 2004