How Expensive Is It To Have A Baby?

The cost of having a baby isn’t cheap — in the United States, at least.

The average cost to have a baby in the US, without complications during delivery, is $10,808 — which can increase to $30,000 when factoring in care provided before and after pregnancy.

How much does it cost to have a baby with insurance?

News flash: Having a baby is expensive. It’s the most costly health event families are likely to experience during their childbearing years. On average, U.S. hospital deliveries cost $3,500 per stay, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project.

How much does a baby cost per month on average?

Our survey indicated that while first-time moms anticipate spending $591 per month on child care, they actually end up shelling out $650 per month. Child care costs in the U.S. grow every year. A 2017 report showed that between 2015 and 2016, the average cost of weekly day care increased from $196 to $211.

How much does it cost out of pocket to have a baby?

Pregnancy costs for the uninsured

The Truven Report put the uninsured cost of having a baby at anywhere from $30,000 for an uncomplicated vaginal birth to $50,000 for a C-section.

How much does a baby really cost?

Just consider: According to a 2010 USDA report, the average middle-income family will spend roughly $12,000 on child-related expenses in their baby’s first year of life. By age two, parents are up to more than $12,500 per year.