Hello all :D
First post, please be gentle! :) Have done a search on this topic, but most of the things i have found have been a couple of years old, so wondered if anyone could give an update, or if things haven't changed at all?
I have been researching and have read the following, so wondered if people could confirm/deny/add further info at all pretty please?
a) The father is not allowed at the birth in Australia at the moment (ie like in the UK x years ago)?
b) Are all 'normal' pregnancy/birth costs still covered by Medicare? Including stay in hospital whilst actually giving birth etc
c) How are births in regards to water births/not having epidural etc? Allowed if a 'normal/low risk' pregnany, or not available over there unless you pay for private (or not even then)?
Sorry for all the questions - I am totally ignorant about giving birth full stop tbh, my total experience would be watching one born every minute on tv here, but we are hoping to start a family soonish after getting to Australia (fingers crossed!) and having read up on this from books and internet sites, am confused/bemused etc
Thank you if you can help :)