Post # 1
I have to say I am blown away.
I just got the bill from our hospital delivery from September. It was an uncomplicated vaginal delivery and there was no epidural. I stayed two nights, which I understand is normal. Our portion of the bill was very reasonable, thanks to insurance. But the total cost? Just under $25,000!
Is this average? We live in the metropolitan New York area, and I realize that this may play a factor in the cost.
If you have this information for your delivery, would you mind sharing it?
Post # 3
I had a c section and the total bill ended up just over 27k and were in the dallas area.
Post # 4
I also delivered in Sept and got my portion of the bill what insurance payed. Mine was $14,000 something for 2 days. Luckily insurance payed almost all of it.
Now I am scared to see what my son’s bill will be, he had to stay in the NICU unit for almost a month due to he was 7 weeks early.
And I am in the metro area of Minneapolis, MN area
Post # 5
We have not had children yet, but that sounds normal to me- at least considering I had my appendix out this year and it was $36,000! Yip. :/
Post # 6
Wow! I live in the DC area but my total was less than 7k, and about $650 for my son. I had a low risk vaginal delivery with epidural & pitocin and stayed for 2 days, he didn’t need anything beyond the standard shots/tests.
Post # 7
@eurekaanchovies: We were told that before insurance it would cost about 22k for a NORMAL vaginal delivery with no drugs or c-section (in the seattle area). So yes, I think that is normal!
Thank goodness that with our insurance we will pay less than 1k.
Post # 8
Wow that seems so expensive. I had a c-section and it was around $6000. DD’s bill was about $800. Thankfully insurance pays for it. I would be flabbergasted if my bill was that expensive.
Post # 9
Our hospital bill for a normal vaginal delivery and about 36 hour hospital stay was 20k; the epidural (the only med/intervention I had) was another 2k. And I live in the middle of nowhere, lol!
Post # 10
Thanks for the responses. It sounds like there’s great variability in the cost of delivery depending on where you live. I’m really curious about what the itemization looks like. I may try to request an itemized bill from the hospital.
Post # 11
Oh wow!!! It makes me glad canada has free health care…that’s a crazy amount of money!
Post # 12
I’m also in NYC. I had a csection (no induction or labor first) with 4 nights in the hospital and my bill was over 50k. We owed less than 1k with insurance.
Post # 13
Canada’s health care isn’t exactly “free”, it’s just something everyone contributes to. Canadian doctors and hospitals still cost money.
My delivery might cost $25K+ but with my health insurance my max out of pocket will be $1000.
Post # 14
Wow thats so expensive! So strange to hear how much it costs in the US when its free in England :/ x
Post # 16
Our total bill was just under $25K, but our share was a little over $400.