Saturday, October 8, 2016

Mother Charged $39.95 to Hold Her Newborn After Delivery

When the parents of a precious little newborn child received their hospital bill for the baby's delivery they noticed a small, but odd fee of $39.95 for a service labeled "Skin to Skin After Sec[tion]" aka "Mother holding her child after delivery".

Picture of the bill posted on

It's a known fact that any service at a hospital comes with extreme, and oftentimes unnecessary costs. 2 Ibuprofens can run you 50X the cost that it would from a drugstore.  And I get it; hospitals have huge overhead costs and profits must be made (especially when your talking about the American Healthcare system, right?), but a charge to hold your child?!!  Your baby.  The tiny, little person that  you and your partner created and that lived inside of you for the better part of a year.  There is a charge for you to hold that person??  

This is too ridiculous.

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