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drs bills are killing me Redexi23 Due August 3 (girl); Ca., GA, United States 732 posts
10th Feb

Explain to me why some women get to just have their babies for free and I have $300 in doctor bills already? Like sorry my parents have me on their insurance but I only make 2.80 an hour and I cannot afford this shit. I'm literally crying I feel so lost and I have no idea how I'm about to do this. I finally got a prescription for Zofran and it was $50 for 9 pills. Are you f**king kidding me? I wouldn't trade having this baby for anything in the world but do they just think pregnant women are loaded or something. We already have to buy clothes, diapers, high chairs, bassinets, cribs, crib mattress, crib sheets, pacifiers, bottles, breast pump, and a million other things AND I have to pay my doctor to deliver my baby you're joking right?

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; South Land, CA, United States 119170 posts
10th Feb

I know you're stressed and this is a rant but think about the last thing you typed.  Of course your Dr. has to get paid. 

I really hope things get better, cant you get on supplemental insurance like Medicaid or something?  I think that would cover more than your parents insurance.

NinjaSquirrel United States 3278 posts
10th Feb

I received the bill for my daughters birth (C-section_. It was $23,000.  Luckily I had insurance through the company I worked for back then.

It could be worse.

ElleBelle (37 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22468 posts
10th Feb

You're on your parents insurance and you're complaining? 

Sarah™ 1 child; Saskatoon, SK, Canada 39943 posts
10th Feb

I think it's weird how you guys (Americans) have to pay to have a baby. 
I think the US should take some steps to have a Medicare system like canada does.

ElleBelle (37 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22468 posts
10th Feb

Quoting Sarah™:
I think it's weird how you guys (Americans) have to pay to have a baby. 
I think the US should take some steps to have a Medicare system like canada does.


Ugh me too! The health care system is so messed up here 

Legendary Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Beverly Hills, California 59183 posts
10th Feb

Quoting Redexi23:
Explain to me why some women get to just have their babies for free and I have $300 in doctor bills already? Like sorry my parents have me on their insurance but I only make 2.80 an hour and I cannot afford this shit. I'm literally crying I feel so lost and I have no idea how I'm about to do this. I finally got a prescription for Zofran and it was $50 for 9 pills. Are you f**king kidding me? I wouldn't trade having this baby for anything in the world but do they just think pregnant women are loaded or something. We already have to buy clothes, diapers, high chairs, bassinets, cribs, crib mattress, crib sheets, pacifiers, bottles, breast pump, and a million other things AND I have to pay my doctor to deliver my baby you're joking right?


That sucks, sounds extremely unfortunate. And as shitty as this sounds, this is usually what people plan for before they get pregnant. I imagine the baby will be just as, if not more expensive. 

user banned 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10353 posts
10th Feb

Try not to get stressed

Aile{30weeks} Due October 14 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Oregon 1403 posts
10th Feb

Will your office let you do a payment plan? As much as medical bills sucks, be grateful you have your parents insurance and don't have to pay premiums, on top of deductibles. 

StinkBug 1 child; London, UK, United Kingdom 5869 posts
status 10th Feb

Quoting Sarah™:
I think it's weird how you guys (Americans) have to pay to have a baby. 
I think the US should take some steps to have a Medicare system like canada does.


I agree with you! We don't have to pay to have a baby! We have the NHS(even though that's a pile of crapTongue)

Addi's Momma Due January 23 (girl); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 5472 posts
status 10th Feb

Quoting Legendary Amanda:

That sucks, sounds extremely unfortunate. And as shitty as this sounds, this is usually what people plan for before they get pregnant. I imagine the baby will be just as, if not more expensive. 


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I am paying an extra $75 a month for health ins. I could have gone for a cheaper plan but then I would be stuck with more money out of pocket. Suck it up. That baby is going to cost so much more.

NinjaSquirrel United States 3278 posts
10th Feb

If you think  the bills are killing you , wait until you pop that baby out.
The Dr.'s bills will seem like a walk in the park.
Reality.

dreadluck Due September 3 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Canada 295 posts
10th Feb

Quoting Sarah™:
I think it's weird how you guys (Americans) have to pay to have a baby. 
I think the US should take some steps to have a Medicare system like canada does.



Its not even just the health care, I had a vaginal birth and didnt switch my health care over when I moved provinces in time for the birth and I only had a bill for $1024 and I spent the night. 

. , Richmond, VA, United States 74779 posts
10th Feb

Quoting Elliot Grace (8 weeks):
You're on your parents insurance and you're complaining? 


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And if you're referring to women on Medicaid they can't afford it anymore than you can. You can probably set up a payment plan with your doctor's office. Is your SO helping with the bills?

BαtMαɳ Gotham, __, United States 65618 posts
10th Feb

Yup, I agree with Amanda. If you can't even afford doctors bills, how are you going to afford a baby?