Should You Pay Extra For Maternity Insurance Coverage?

In light of the birth of my third child yesterday I posted about the average cost of delivering a baby.  As a follow up I thought we should ask this question – should you pay extra for maternity insurance coverage? It is becoming more common for insurance companies to add maternity insurance as an additional option (called a maternity ‘rider’).  For example, you might pay an additional $2,000 … [Read more...]

Average Cost of Delivering A Baby

  The Wisdom Journal calls it a financial shocks for new parents – the cost of having a baby. What is average cost of having a baby? In an article entitled How Much Does Baby Delivery Cost? the author says (of course depending on a million factors) that in the United States those without insurance you can expect to pay $9,000 - $17,000 for a natural birth and $14,000-25,000 for … [Read more...]