(Closed) The cost of a hospital delivery

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
49 posts
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had a c section and the total bill ended up just over 27k and were in the dallas area.

Post # 4
6824 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
1550 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@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
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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 # 11
2158 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Oh wow!!! It makes me glad canada has free health care…that’s a crazy amount of money!

Post # 12
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
828 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
42 posts

Wow thats so expensive! So strange to hear how much it costs in the US when its free in England :/ x

Post # 15
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012


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