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High risk pregnancy // moving to different part of Sydney// public system // hospital change ?

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#1 Big papa

Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:50 AM

Hi all

My fiance and I just found out we are (well not me so much lol) 4 weeks 3 days pregnant

Pretty excited

I know it is very early days and still in the part where it is a high risk of the pregnancy not sticking and we are trying not to get our hopes up too much or anything but at the same time of course we are excited but it's hard cause we dont want to tell anyone we know yet until we are at the 12 week mark fingers crossed

We have been planning on moving to a totally different part of Sydney to be closer to family though, which would be around the 7 or more likely 8 month mark. Her pregnancy is also considered high risk as she has a condition (which is under the care of her specialist anyway  but still makes the pregnancy high risk)

We dont have private health and as such will be going through the public system

I am uncertain around if it is possible to be moving hospitals during the pregnancy? Do 'local'hospitals only accept local residents? We were going to be moving in with family so I am not sure we would have any official paperwork or documents such as a formal lease contract for proof of address or anything

I know this is getting a million miles ahead but it would still be good information to know - we are wanting to be able to have our baby at the new location's hospital (even though we wont have any official lease documents for proof of address so for all purposes on drivers licence etc it would look like we would still be living at a totally different part of Sydney)

Our gp just said that she would refer us to our current local hospital and they can manage the transfer from there but didnt really give us any more info

How common is this scenario and how have people dealt with it please?

Since we would be moving in late term, would we up until we moved be able to attend classes and appointments etc at our current local hospital before the new hospital after we moved takes over?

Since it is high risk and also public system is there anything else we need to be aware of?

Thanks all!

Big papa

#2 Big papa

Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:51 AM

First pregnancy I should add

#3 MsLaurie

Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:36 PM

Yes you can move hospitals during pregnancy. Is the local to your new location likely to be able to handle your high risk scenario? Maybe talk to your partners’ specialist about what type of hospital she’ll require? They may need to be involved in facilitating the transfer between current local and future local.

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