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how much do u think for a normal delivery and a one night stay at the hospital?

i am with Blue Shield Blue cross. Thank you.

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:43 PM on Jun. 12, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Your cost is going to depend on where the baby is born.

    Answer by makelineerror at 3:48 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • My doctor's office sends out a breakdown of total costs for prenatal care and delivery, both vaginal and c-section. For vaginal it is about 5000-6000, for c-section it is about 7000-8000. That's not counting any extras (lab/blood tests etc) or any care for the baby after it is born.

    Answer by preacherskid at 3:48 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • You can contact BCBS and ask them this very question! They will tell you what YOUR costs will be after they have negotiated down the price with the hospital and paying their 80%. Usually it will be 20% of the reduced cost.

    And your physician is the one who will release you. If you or your child are not ready they will not release you.

    Most insurance companies cover 2 days in the hospital for a vaginal birth and 4 days for a C-section. It all depends on what time your child is born! Hospital days begin at 12:00AM and end at midnight. If your baby is born at 11:30PM, that 30 minutes counts as "day 1." Whereas if your child is born shortly after midnight, you get almost the whole 24 hours as "day 1" This happened to me, which is why I mentioned those times! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:50 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Not sure if you're asking what the norm is on how many days to stay @ the hospital.

    If you've had a a c section, some stay 3 days there. If you've had vaginal, 1-2 days there.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:21 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Call the number on the back of your insurance card, or the benefits administrator at your place of employment. Employers have many options to choose from when setting up an insurance plan.

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:47 AM on Jun. 13, 2010

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