Do you know the cost of childbirth in the United States? Time’s Money magazine reports that the average hospital cost of having a baby in the U.S. is $3,035 — and that number can sail up toward and over the $10,000 mark, depending on your state. Add on complications, tests and related expenses like epidurals, and the total cost can start to look daunting.
While that may not at first seem like something for you to worry about, the role health benefits play and the high potential for financial stress make it an important consideration for any business whose employees may be planning or building families.
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Remember, the costs mentioned above only refer to standard vaginal deliveries with no complications. A premature baby or conditions like preeclampsia will cause costs to rise.
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