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  • You can choose between a public hospital, a birth centre, your doctor, a private hospital or a home-birthing midwife to provide some or all of your care during pregnancy and birth.
  • You must be at low risk of complications to use a birth centre.
  • The time you spend in hospital after the birth depends on your needs, but may be quite short.
  • There may be extra costs for antenatal tests and childbirth education classes.
  • If you need an interpreter, ask your care provider to arrange this.

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Reviewed on: 30-06-2012