Re: average hospital costs?
It varies according to the hospital also. 13 years ago in a small town my daughters emergency c- section cost a total of about $3000. 8 months ago my sons emergency c-section on a large hospital in a large city cost a total of $34000. Both were before insurance costs. I got to see the bills before insurance picked up their share.
I know prices have gone up but not 11 times the price. So if you are low risk a small hospital may be cheaper for you.