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how much does a delivery cost on average?

I've been having issues with my insurance and what not ... im due next month and now we paying everything cash ... so i was wondering how much can i expect to pay ?

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Asked by patrtiots_mommy at 5:48 PM on Jun. 6, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Typical costs:

    * The biggest factors affecting the cost of a birth are: whether it is vaginal or Cesarean; whether there are complications; and the length of the hospital stay. Geographical location also plays a part; baby delivery is most expensive in the Northeast and on the West coast and least expensive in the south. For patients not covered by health insurance, the typical cost of a vaginal delivery without complications ranges from about $9,000 to $17,000 or more, depending on geographic location and whether there is a discount for uninsured patients. The typical cost for a C-section without complications or a vaginal delivery with complications ranges from about $14,000 to $25,000 or more.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 5:54 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • Call your hospital. They have a pretty much set rate for vag and c-sect deliveries. you will also need to ask how much baby care will be for a normal delivery.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 5:55 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • My total prenatal care and delivery was in the 10,000 range back in 2001

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:07 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • This is the information given to me from MY hospital which is in Billings, MT:

    Vaginal Birth - Mother/Baby charge (estimate) $7,923
    -2 nights, 3 day hospital stay
    -VBAC may have additional charges

    C-Section Birth - Mother/Baby charge (estimate) $13,810
    -4 nights, 5 day hospital stay

    Additional costs:
    -Epidural $992 hospital charge (anesthesiologist fees are billed by the Anesthesiology group)
    -Circumcision $388 hospital charge, $229 physician charge

    These are only estimates for MY particular clinic.

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 6:10 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • my home births were $2500 for prenatal care, delivery and 3 post partum visits. they charged the same for my twins too!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 6:52 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

  • if i didn't have insurance, i'd definitely find a good home birth midwife!!! i chose a hospital birth because with my insurance it's much cheaper than home birth.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:33 PM on Jun. 6, 2010

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