Welcome to Bupa Beginnings

Your free and interactive tool for planning, pregnancy and early parenthood.

How can Bupa Beginnings help me?

Bupa Beginnings is a free and interactive guide to the Australian health system when having a baby – and you don’t need to be a Bupa member to use it. The tool aims to support you with clear and helpful information on your health and care options and costs, from the moment you start planning a baby, through your pregnancy and childbirth, and into the early months of your child’s life.

Planning your pregnancy

Planning your pregnancy

Guiding you through your health and care options before, during and after pregnancy and childbirth

Going public or private

Going Public or Private

Information to help you make a decision that's right for you

Information on costs

Information on costs

Costs that may come with having a baby and who covers what

Peronalised checklist

Personalised checklists

Handy lists of questions to ask your doctors and things to do during each stage of pregnancy

Your personal journey

By registering and logging in to Bupa Beginnings, you'll be able to create and revisit an experience as personal as your journey to parenthood. And if you're a Bupa member you'll get the added benefit of information tailored specifically to your level of cover and location.

Your personal journey

Watch the demo video below to see how to get the best from our pregnancy tool.

Costs of having a baby

The tool will break down what the likely costs will be for your pregnancy depending on whether you’d like to have your baby through the private or public health system. It’s broken down into who covers what between Bupa, Medicare and you, so you’ll have a clearer expectation of what your out-of-pocket costs might be.

As you plan your pregnancy journey, you’ll be able to compare costs for public vs private, different levels of health insurance cover and, if you have a budget in mind, you can even adjust your choices to fit.

Once you’ve chosen the options you’re comfortable with, Bupa Beginnings will show you the likely costs and contributions for those options in an easy-to-read table and graph.

Cost breakdown
Bupa pays Medicare pays You pay

Begin your journey now

Bupa Beginnings is free and you don't need to be a Bupa member to use it.

Get health cover fit for your growing family from Bupa.