June 28, 2024

The True Financial Cost of Childbirth

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How much does childbirth in California really cost?

Childbirth is usually one of the greatest milestones in many people’s lives. It is a moment captured in time when we are lucky enough to witness the miracle of a living being entering this world. The serious responsibility of raising this young life will fall to the parents for years to come. And if you happen to have a birth in a California hospital, the financial cost can be considerable, as well.

As you might expect, California is among the most expensive states to have a child. The average cost of an uncomplicated vaginal delivery of a baby in a California hospital starts at nearly $25,000 and can increase up to $37,000 in some cities. Health insurance can help with this figure, as in-network costs average around $16,500. For lower income families, CenCal Health may cover the entire amount.

On the other hand, a natural, Out-Of-Hospital delivery with a midwife in the Central Coast region only runs between $6,000 to $8,000. Yes, you read that right. Hiring a midwife to facilitate your birth at a women’s birth & wellness center would not only save a family tens of thousands of dollars, but also offer them a safe and comforting alternative to deliveries performed in birthing hospital operating rooms. $8000 or less will get a woman over nine months of prenatal-postnatal care, with regular clinical checkups and 24-hour support from an experienced midwife and her staff, in addition to providing a fully-furnished birth suite for your labor and delivery.

The birth team at Intimate Journey Birth & Wellness Center, located at 4251 S. Higuera St. STE 300 in San Luis Obispo County, are knowledgeable and friendly, ready to help assist you with one of the biggest decisions of your life. Erin Ashley trained in San Diego, California, and moved to San Luis Obispo a few years ago, and already has established herself as one of the region’s premier care providers for pregnant mothers in the area. She is a licensed midwife in the state of California, as well as holding a license with the North American Registry of Midwives.

Call or email her today to find out if a natural birth may be right for you and your family. She can serve as your midwife business consultant, helping you navigate the financial road to making your baby dreams come true. Erin Ashley is also the only in-network provider for CenCal Health insurance in the entire Central Coast region, as well as being able to bill most types of insurance to help you secure the most valuable birth experience at the most affordable price for you.

Call 805-270-4466 or visit intimatejourneybirth.com to book your free tour and consultation.

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