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I don't have any insurance & was wondering would I still be able to get a scheduled C-section?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:48 PM on Aug. 22, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • C sections cost between $10000-$20000 on average depending on the hospital and the doctor. Remember a c-section is MAJOR abdominal surgery that requires the use of a lot of equipment, staff, and post-operative care. And that's not even including any compilications you may enounter after the surgery requiring you to go back for more care or medication. Major surgery is expensive both monetarily and physically.

    A vaginal birth (especially one not induced or augmented or interferred with even in the hospital is far cheaper and safer). The most economical but just as safe as hospital is with a midwife either at a birthing center or at home. The cost of a midwife is 2000 -3500 on average, and many of them will take a payment plan or make other arragngements with their clients in need.
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:15 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • Doubtful --- unless it's medically necessary.
    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 7:52 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • is this your first pregnacy?
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 8:02 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • I don't know.... you really should discuss it with your doctor and the hospital billing/finance department and find out what their policies are or payment plans.
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 8:03 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • This is my first pregnancy
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:03 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • so y do u want a c-section, i mean do u have a high risk pregnancy> or anything medical that will stop u from having a vaginal birth?
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 8:07 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • i have an STD.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:13 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • so am guessing ur baby cant pass thru the birth canal or the baby will become infected, which means is a preatty severe std.
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 8:16 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

  • Not all STDs are indicative for an automatic c-section. For example, if it is herpes, a vaginal birth is still possible. Have you researched your STD and the chances of it being passed to a baby during a vaginal birth?
    amileegirl

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:17 PM on Aug. 22, 2009

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