Skip Nav
Parenting
What I Learned Rewatching Gilmore Girls as a Mother
Parenting
Why Pumping Pics Are the New Breastfeeding Selfie
Best of 2016
These Are the Most Popular Baby Names of 2016

Most Expensive Place to Give Birth

Jersey Moms Pay the Most to Give Birth!

Expectant mamas might want to call a moving van if they live in New Jersey — the Garden State is the most expensive state to have a baby today. While the average US family will pay $9,617 to deliver vaginally and $15,799 for C-section, Jersey moms pay almost double that: $18,372 for a vaginal birth and $26,743 for a Cesarean. They may want to jump on the turnpike and head south a few hours to Maryland, which is the least expensive place to give birth. There, it only costs $5,509 for vaginal deliveries and $6,812 for C-sections.

These hefty price tags don't take insurance into account, and almost 40 percent of LilSugar readers said that their births were completely covered by their insurance plans. Still, if you tack these costs onto the $222,360 it costs to raise a child from birth to age 17, mama may want to start investigating the possibility of growing a money tree in the backyard.

Were you surprised when you received your hospital bill?

Source: Flikr User nateOne

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
amber512 amber512 5 years
That's what I was thinking, Norway sounds pretty good about now! :)
Rebecca-M-Gruber Rebecca-M-Gruber 5 years
Wow - we should all move to Norway!!!
wenzy wenzy 5 years
That is crazy! In Norway every aspect of this is free. From doctors appointments to the delivery itself, regardless of insurance.
Does a Recession Create Troubled Teens?
Preparing For Baby To Do List
Practical Baby Shower Gifts
Cost of Baby Supplies
Starbucks Recipes and Money Saving Tips
After Holiday Sales For Family and Kid Items
How Much Do You Spend on Birthday Presents For Children?

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds