Getting pregnant

So, you want to have a baby or you think you will, someday soon? That’s exciting, but a little daunting at the same time. Here’s some information to help you plan for this next chapter of your life.

Planning for pregnancy

Having a baby is one of the biggest decisions a person can make, it’s a life long commitment after all. But whether you’re about to start trying, have been trying for some time, or you just want to plan ahead for the future, babies come with questions. We’re here to help you find the answers.

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Understanding hospital cover and costs of having a baby

How much does having a baby cost? Should I go public or private? What does my health insurance cover? Here you’ll find useful information to help you make an informed decision. 


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Planning for a baby

Whether you’re ready to jump right in and start trying now, or you want to learn more about what to expect before you do, we’ve got plenty of information to help you plan for what’s to come.  

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Fertility and IVF

Conceiving a baby doesn’t always happen instantly. If you’d like to learn more about fertility and IVF, such as how to boost your chances or when to see a specialist, you can find useful information here. 

Talk to us about your pregnancy options

We have a range of growing family packages to suit different needs, preferences and budgets. So if you want to discuss your pregnancy options or your current level of cover, give us a call on 132 331.  

Check your cover

If you’re looking to start or extend your family it’s worth checking if your current policy includes pregnancy. Log in to My Medibank or give us a call to discuss your options on 132 331.

Medibank health support and services

As a Medibank member with hospital cover, you get more than just health insurance. You get extra support, when you need it most.

24/7 Medibank Nurse

Health concerns keeping you up at night? With hospital cover you’re supported by Medibank nurses on our 24/7 Medibank Nurse phone service. ~


Medibank has partnered with Monash University to trial OptimalMe, a research program designed to help mums-to-be optimise their health before they conceive. The program featured tailored health and wellbeing tips and personal guidance on fitness and nutrition.

Health concierge

Eligible members with hospital cover can now talk to a member of our Health Concierge team for advice and guidance on preconception health, fertility, and how to have a healthy pregnancy, at no extra cost. #

Medibank has a wide range of health and wellbeing services to support eligible members who are planning on starting a family, expecting a new addition, or caring for their growing family.

Things you should know

~ OSHC members should call the Student Health and Support Line on 1800 887 283.

# Health Concierge is available to all eligible Medibank members who hold hospital cover. Excludes Overseas Visitor Health Cover, Working Visa Health Cover and Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). Some referred services may involve out of pocket costs.

While we hope you find this information helpful, please note that it is general in nature. It is not health advice, and is not tailored to meet your individual health needs. You should always consult a trusted health professional before making decisions about your health care. While we have prepared the information carefully, we can’t guarantee that it is accurate, complete or up-to-date. And while we may mention goods or services provided by others, we aren’t specifically endorsing them and can’t accept responsibility for them. For these reasons we are unable to accept responsibility for any loss that may be sustained from acting on this information (subject to applicable consumer guarantees).