Monday, July 1, 2013

The Cost of Birth in America

 Childbirth in America: A mother holds her child after it's birth

In today's health news, there are reports saying that "giving birth in the US" is more costly than all other nations. That's not true.  Giving birth in a HOSPITAL in the USA can cost between $30,000 and $50,000. Unless you're Kim Kardashian, who reportedly paid an extra $4000 per day for her hospital suite. That's insane. My luxurious home-birth cost us about $4,000 altogether. Pre and post-natal care included! My insurance company was more than glad to pay it in full.

Why any healthy pregnant mother in her right mind would pay ten times more to have a riskier outcome for mother and child, keeps me baffled.

Oh, "The Business of Being Born."

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