Pregnancy 101 – After 4 pregnancies, I am now happy to vicuriously live thru someone else when it comes time to have a baby. Fortunately, I am still surrounded by many baby makers including my SIL (sister in law for those who always wondered what that stands for) who is 24 weeks pregnant with my niece!
I was recently forwarded this infographic packed full of every you would want to know about pregnancy – from how much it costs to deliver a baby, to the cost of home birth, to how much weight you should gain and where pregnancy weight goes. So get ready for it, here is a TON of pregnancy information that I just learned about!
This is a ton of pregnancy information. I’ve highlighted the details below the infographic. Also any IRL facts from my pregnancy or experiences, I’ve included!
Each year the US spends over $80 billion on childbirth. That is more than any other nation in the world. Maternity care is the largest source of income for American hospitals.
$9,280 Cost for Vaginal Birth $3,390 Average Physian Payment for Vaginal Birth
$14,374 Cost for Cesarean Birth $4,086 Physician Payment for Cesarean Birth These costs for average maternity services payments for uninsured patients.
$500 to $3000 Out of Pocket Costs for Having a Baby with Insurance
$1500 to $4000 for a Healthy Baby Delivered at Ter
$1500 to $2000 Home Birth Midwives Fee (depending on the state you live in) $200 to $600 Doula Costs (depending on the state you live in)
$100 to $150 Per Visit Without Insurance $15 to $30 Per Visit With Insurance
Healthy eating is not enough, in order to get enough vitamins and minerals you will have to take prenatal vitamins, which can cost about $5 to $25 per month.
This info graphic states you can expect to pay $50 to $100 per outfit. Shop at Target and save money on maternity clothes!
The United States remains on of 3 countries that provide NO type of financial support to mothers, so you should expect to lose between 3 to 6 month’s salary. ** Most women I know lose between 6 weeks and 3 months salary.
What countries give the most maternity leave?
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