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Old 03-17-2005, 06:04 PM   #1
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Any opinions on birthing centers vs hospitals?

Hey guys, I have no health insurance, and it seems like no matter what I would get at this point, my pregnancy would still be considered pre-existing. So I've been looking into having my baby at a birthing center instead of a hospital as a way to reduce the costs. I found a local one that will charge $4500 for everything including the delivery, stay at the center, all lab work, and all pre-natal care. Have any of you given birth at one of these places? Any recommendatons or advice is appreciated.

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Old 03-17-2005, 06:10 PM   #2
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Re: Any opinions on birthing centers vs hospitals?

I'm not sure where you live, but you might want to look into state funded programs. Here in Massachusetts there is something called MassHealth. You apply for it and even if you don't qualifiy you immediately qualify for free care throughout your pregnancy and the baby is automatically covered once born. This probably makes no difference to you if yo don't live here BUT they may have something similar in your state. I highly suggest checking it out ( of course assuming you haven't already). I would just hate to see you have to pay all of that money if you don't have to.

 
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