After just now paying off the medical bill for giving birth to her daughter two years ago, a TikTok user asked other moms to share what age their kid was when they were finally able to pay off their childbirth bill:
Soon, tons of moms started sharing just how much they were charged, like this mom who was sent a bill for nearly 3 million dollars after giving birth to her premature son:
Another mom — who gave birth to premature triplets — revealed that her bill was over a million for each baby:
For those who thought moms were exaggerating the numbers, many hospital employees were quick to confirm that the bills sounded accurate:
And, although the cost is significantly higher for babies who stayed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) — like @laysamichelle_ experienced...
TikTokers from outside the US expressed how grateful they were that childbirth was 100% free for them:
Some places actually PAY YOU after you have a baby:
And some places give little gift bags:
The comments from non-US moms were really eye-opening:
According to Business Insider, the average cost to have a baby in the US, without complications during delivery, is $10,808. And this number can increase to $30,000 if you include the care provided before and after pregnancy.
Anyway, there you have it. A hospital childbirth in America is anything but affordable.
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