[ View the story "Labour pains" on Storify] Labour pains Breaking the bank to give birth.
The Stream· Mon, Jul 08 2013 11:46:19
Below, a comparison of the costs for normal and Cesarean deliveries, from The New York Times.
Children are expensive enough without exorbitant hospital fees for childbirth! #healthcareoutofcontrolMarcus Miles
Childbirth in the US is damn expensive! Maternity & newborn care are the biggest category of hospital payouts for most commercial insurers.AnnualMedicalReport
I'd rather pay for contraception than for childbirth. You know how expensive that is? #fiscalconservativeJeffChon
NPT Reports: Children's Health Crisis -- Infant Mortalitywnptvideos
Just learned that US has highest infant mortality rate of all 1st world countries YET has the most expensive cost per birth! Makes no sense!Keisha LaTia
Am I right that there was basically no civic response to the news that infant mortality rates in parts of Cleveland are worse than Rwanda?Angie Schmitt
In #CHA: Infant mortality rates for African-American women are higher than for women in Mexico, Columbia, Jordan, Moldova, Panama & Romania.Kate Harrison
In response, many families are turning to alternatives such as
. The video below compares a woman's experience at an OB/GYN clinic and with a midwife.
OBGYN v. Midwife [The Hilariously True Appointment Comparison]candidmommy
The US ranks 27th in the world for infant mortality but the OB/Gyn I had at West End Medical said I was loony for wanting a midwife. Hmm.Carla
I had a #homebirth because I knew the #midwife I hired and worked w/ my whole pregnancy would be the one to deliver my babyStephanie
So if they are not covering the birth control will they cover maternity care? Pediatrics care? Day care? when will it end?jewleeuhh
Below, a list of the 10 best countries for maternity care, according to Medical Billing and Coding.
The 10 Best Countries for Maternity Care - Medical Billing and CodingJan 22, 2012 ... The 10 Best Countries for Maternity Care. In a perfect world, maternity care would be at a similarly excellent level f...
Some netizens, however, believe that maternity benefits can be a drain on economies worldwide and may result in unwanted population increases.
Ditch paid maternity leave, employers are being socked for enough now without PAYING FOR A CASUAL REPLACEMENT #fridaynightlive Vikki
I also don’t support it,the population will increase very much and our economy will reduce in growth rates.This...
Abolishing all maternity costs means that in 30+ years our population will be one of the largest on the continent..*subtext*rimbui