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Giving birth costs a lot. Hospitals won't tell you how much.

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Published on May 5, 2016

I tried to find out how much my son’s birth would cost before it happened. I failed.

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Childbirth is a really common procedure in the US. Around 4 million women will go to a hospital this year. And most births are relatively uncomplicated. But even for the most common medical procedure in the US, the price for labor and delivery is almost impossible to find out before it happens. I decided to try it out--to see if I could get a number of how much my wife's birth would cost before it happened. This video is the story of what happened.

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