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  • An obstetrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to look after mothers and babies during pregnancy, labour and straight after birth.
  • If you are having a baby in the public system in Victoria, you will generally only see an obstetrician if you have a high-risk pregnancy or have unexpected problems during the birth. This will be free to Medicare card holders.
  • If you would like to choose your obstetrician, many work in private practice. In this case, you will have to pay for their services.

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Reviewed on: 06-12-2021