See How Much Childbirth Costs By State

Childbirth costs vary by state, see how much it is in your state!

February 06, 2018
By: TLCme

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Having a baby is perhaps the most beautiful and life-changing experience a woman could have in her lifetime. There is no amount of monetary value you could assign to the joys of childbirth -- but there is one you could put on healthcare, which is what is needed in order to have a child.

According to MONEY on Time, Fair Health, an independent non-profit organization pulled numbers on the hospital bills that come with having a baby. The data presented is is an estimate of the amount that insurers agree to pay doctors and hospitals, known as negotiated or allowed rate. The numbers are from 2016 and 2017.

The highest prices are in Alaska, but keep in mind that because if it's island location, goods usually cost more there.

A c-section, which requires surgery and more recovery time is more expensive than vaginal birth costs. Now, these are costs for those with insurance, those without health insurance are usually charged a higher price than the negotiated rate that healthcare providers have with hospitals and doctors.

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