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Why is pregnany so expensive .....?

140 for ultrasound
104 just to be seen
100 for labs

i love this baby but shes expensive.....

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Asked by damionsmommy2 at 9:52 AM on Apr. 3, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • LOL Just wait until after she's born - that's when it gets expensive!

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:53 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • well im guessing girls are more expensive i have a four year old son and i had medicaid with him and now i have just insurance with her ... EXPENSIVE

    Comment by damionsmommy2 (original poster) at 9:54 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Wow! Our insurance covered all that. Isn't there a program or something to help with all that?

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 10:00 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • i dunno im in mississippi with bcbs . and they are helping with a percentage

    Comment by damionsmommy2 (original poster) at 10:02 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • It doesn't have to be =) It's all in how you approach it.

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 10:03 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • I'm still paying back almost 20,000 for a natural delivery.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:09 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • Always going to be babies. Good way to make money.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 10:21 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • The main reason pregnancy is so expensive is because of teen mothers and illegal immigrants. You see, they don't pay a dime for the same care the rest of us have to pay for, so the rest of us end up picking up the tab, either through taxes or through inflated prices on our care. Sadly, private health insurance doesn't cover pregnancy unless it's top-dollar, and many employee health insurance plans either don't cover maternity, will only cover maternity after an extended period of coverage or will only cover part of the expenses associated with pregnancy. As an additional problem, many L&D floors in hospitals are having to close down because 90% of their patients are teenagers or illegal immigrants, so the L&D department ends up losing so much money, they have to close down.

    Answer by Fistandantalus at 10:22 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • It's your insurance, I didn't pay anything near that. Then comparing it to medicaid, it seems way more expensive than if you compared it to no insurance.

    Answer by camiam81 at 10:23 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

  • good grief, I paid NOTHING except a 200$ copay for my hospital stay!!!!

    Not any copays or anything! I feel lucky now!

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 10:55 AM on Apr. 3, 2011

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