30.6The average age of Australian women who give birth.
33%One in three mums have a caesarean section.
26%Around one in four mums give birth in a private hospital.
51%Baby boys slightly outnumber baby girls (49%).
Pregnancy and birth programs and support
Online midwifery services
If you hold CBHS Prestige (Gold) or Top Extras you are able to claim benefits towards pre and post-natal care from a midwife including services delivered online. Online services include ante-natal and post-natal consultations, lactation consultations and baby settling classes. You may also consider participating in online programs by CBHS recognised providers such as Birth Beat and Nourish Baby, which are claimable under your Extras cover. Check out more about online education.
Finding an obstetrician
To have your baby at most private hospitals, you will need to have an obstetrician. Discuss what you’re looking for in an obstetrician with your GP, and he or she can provide some recommendations. You can check our Healthshare database to see if the obstetrician participates in CBHS Access Gap cover and an average gap estimate based on past member experiences. Find a specialist near you.
All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified health care professional.