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drs bills are killing me Redexi23 Due August 3 (girl); Ca., GA, United States 732 posts
Feb 10th '14

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?

NinjaSquirrel United States 6687 posts
Feb 10th '14

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.

Elle&Cole⛄️ Due June 15 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 31119 posts
Feb 10th '14

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

Elle&Cole⛄️ Due June 15 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 31119 posts
Feb 10th '14

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 

user banned 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10353 posts
Feb 10th '14

Try not to get stressed

Aile{Ava & Emmett} Due October 14 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Oregon 1407 posts
Feb 10th '14

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 6520 posts
Feb 10th '14

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&Aria'smama 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Florissant, Missouri 7534 posts
Feb 10th '14

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 6687 posts
Feb 10th '14

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
Feb 10th '14

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 75118 posts
Feb 10th '14

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, DC, United States 84366 posts
Feb 10th '14

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

* Clairebear * 1 child; 1 angel baby; Ireland 5038 posts
Feb 10th '14

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.


Yeah it's kind of the same here in Ireland. We have the Mother & Baby health care scheme so most of the pre natal care is free and once baby is born both mother and baby are covered for a further 6 weeks. Things like 3D scans aren't covered or private rooms. It means having to attend public clinics where you could be waiting hours to be seen but all doc visits, routine scans, blood tests, delivery and hospital stay are free. The most I had to pay for was prescribed medications but they weren't too pricey. 

TeenTubby 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New Jersey 811 posts
Feb 10th '14

I had over 2000 to pay just from going to the ER to have them tell me that I was having a miscarriage. That doesn't include the 2 different types of ultrasounds they charged me for which was over 600.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42788 posts
Feb 10th '14

how are you only making $2.80 an hour...