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the price of birth!

Posted by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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i got this paper from my doctors office and it tells me how much it cost to give birth.  for a normal vaginal delivery it is 3,000.00. Cesarean section delivery is 3700.000 and for a vbac it is 3950.00.


so much for me trying a VBAC! i cant belive that its so much to have a child. and those are the prices just for delivery does not include anything else

by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:54 AM
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dueoctober8
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:55 AM

I agree its total craziness thank god i have decent insurance lol

wsv777
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:57 AM

Yeah it is really expensive but that is on the lower scale I've heard worse. Thank God for insurance:) Do you not have insurance??

Hrivera5
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:58 AM

I think a midwife would be cheaper.  Have you looked into that?  They will help you with a VBAC so I hear.




AngelKissedMama
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Health Care it sucks!

You dont have insurance that will cover half of your bill or even a portion of it?


mom2four1978
by on May. 8, 2009 at 9:01 AM

Its crazy. You should see the itemized bill from my sons birth and my 6 day hospital stay (4 days labor, 3 days postpartum). Lets just say they charged us 18.00 per Tylenol they gave me. That's just for 1 extra strength Tylenol pill (like the kind you can buy OTC) it was all they would give me for pain untill an hour before he was born. I just about fell out of my chair when I read it. My son was 2 months early and we had 80/20 insurance and just our 20% is almost 100,000.00.

NewMom304
by on May. 8, 2009 at 9:08 AM

I had 2 insurance plans and I still owe about 5000, but I was in the hospital for four days.

discokittten
by on May. 8, 2009 at 9:10 AM

Do you have insurance? I had a c-section and it was only $150.00 and that included my hospital stay. My OB visits were only $15 and I mean total...not each individual visit.

Ivayla
by on May. 8, 2009 at 9:10 AM

Do you have insurance?

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NewMom304
by on May. 8, 2009 at 9:17 AM


Quoting discokittten:

Do you have insurance? I had a c-section and it was only $150.00 and that included my hospital stay. My OB visits were only $15 and I mean total...not each individual visit.

Holy crap.  What insurance do you use?

MadsMom04
by on May. 8, 2009 at 9:20 AM

after all was said and done we owed 1,000.00 but the total bill for c-section, hospital stay, circumsion-everything. was close to 20,000!!!

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