Does it cost a lot more to have a c-section instead of a normal delivery? - Nerdwallet

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Does it cost a lot more to have a c-section instead of a normal delivery?

March 31, 2014

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I general yes. Charges for C/sections involve the use of the OR, the services of an anesthesiologist and of a surgeon, as well as a longer hospital stay. All these charges (and including post op pain management, medications, supplies and other services a regular delivery does not require) are expensive and may cost (tens of) thousands of dollars more than a regular delivery.

Your cost will depend on your insurance and your policy.

You will be responsible for a yearly deductible, yearly out-of-pocket costs (after you pa...

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