Average cost of pregnancy/childbirth?
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September 15th, 2009, 06:00 PM
It really can vary greatly.
We had insurance last time and medicaid this time.
DD's birth (vaginal birth, epidural, no complications but went home with bili blanket) was about $5000 + physician charges from what my insurance statements said.
We did end up paying out of pocket for the initial pregnancy blood work - that was $500 by itself.
How horrible that your insurance doesn't cover pregnancy at all!
Are you sure you don't qualify for any state assistance? Sometimes the regulations/income requirements for state pregnancy coverage are a lot more flexible.
Otherwise, I would look into whatever coverage or discounts you can get and I would also call your doctor's office. They might be able to work on a payment plan with you.
Congratulations on your pregnancy!