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Old 08-28-2012, 01:05 PM   #1
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How much did it cost you to give birth?

How much did it cost you to give birth? Actual medical expenses only.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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Re: How much did it cost you to give birth?

My first child was cover by 3 different insurances and out of pocket we paid $11,000. The total cost of the hospital stay only was over $75,000 due to many complications.
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Re: How much did it cost you to give birth?

Between 2-3000 for each of my 4 home births. Many years ago I had my first in hospital and it was around 10,000 for a complication free, no intervention delivery where we left the next day.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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Between 2-3000 for each of my 4 home births. Many years ago I had my first in hospital and it was around 10,000 for a complication free, no intervention delivery where we left the next day.
I should add that the hospital completely paid off that bill through their charity program. We had been planning on a home birth and then moved to a different state when I was 7 months and I ended up going the hospital route. We were young and naive and no idea it would be that much.

We have paid for our home births OOP, we live off of a low income but it is totally worth it to us.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:14 PM   #5
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With my first I worked for the hospital and paid maybe $400 for an over $35,000 birth (c/s, extended stay, etc). For my med-free VBACs we had no insurance and paid out of pocket, the OB/MW was $3000 and the hospital was $4400. We ended up getting $400 back from the hospital b/c I opted out of a few things, so right at $7000. Oh, and that was with a 55% discount with the hospital b/c we paid upfront.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:14 PM   #6
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Re: How much did it cost you to give birth?

Let's see- RE to get pregnant and 1st 12 weeks- nothing
Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist from 12 weeks-birth at 33 weeks- nothing
$110 bloodwork copay around 25 weeks at Lapcorp
8 days in the hospital- $35 for food
12 days in NICU for DS- nothing
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:17 PM   #7
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First (5 years ago) was $250 for the hospital stay. That was it.

Second (due in December) will be a $1,000 deductible (half will be reimbursed by my company, but we still have to pay 1k upfront) and then, if it goes smoothly, everything else will be covered.
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$2,600 for my first home birth, $1,400 for my second homebirth (I switched at 36 weeks.)
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Re: How much did it cost you to give birth?

$2500 global fee to my OB covering prenatal care, delivery, and my pp visit, then $8K to the hospital for my 3-day stay, and baby's bills were around $2K.

ETA: These are figures of actual charges since we had no insurance.
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My first was at a hospital and I was on medicaid in New Mexico: $0 out of pocket. Induction at 37 weeks due to PIH w/pitocin and breaking waters, pain med free vaginal birth.

Second birth was at an independent birthing center in Texas: $3,000 out of pocket/total, only complication I had was a little bit of bleeding, but it stopped quickly w/meds.
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