Cost of Giving Birth Tracker
The interactive heat maps below show state-specific and national median charge and allowed amounts for vaginal deliveries and C-sections. Inpatient and outpatient facility and professional costs are included. Services include the delivery itself (e.g., pharmacy, nursery, labor and delivery room, medical and surgical supplies, room and board for the mother), anesthesia, fetal nonstress tests, ultrasounds, laboratory work and breast pump. The data come from the September 2022 release of the vaginal delivery and C-section FH® Total Treatment Cost benchmarks.
- Median: The midpoint of the distribution of values below and above which there is an equal number of values.
- Charge amount: The amount charged to a patient who is uninsured or obtaining an out-of-network service.
- Allowed amount: The total fee negotiated between an insurance plan and a provider for an in-network service. Includes both the portion to be paid by the plan member and the portion to be paid by the plan.