Labor and Delivery Cost in the USA in one picture

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A Reddit user received the bill for labor and delivery (C section) total $13,280.49. That didn’t come as a surprise, as its well known fact that childbirth cost in US, ranges from $3,296 to $37,227, or more depending on the state and the hospital. However, what blew the mothers mind was, that she was charged $39.35 for holding her newborn baby. Described on a bill as “skin to skin”, mother and baby bonding is listed under Services Received.
According to a labor and delivery nurse, “Skin to skin” in the operating room requires an additional staff member to be present, just to watch the baby.”

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