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I was charged £38 to HOLD my baby after birth

A woman has revealed the staggering hospital bills she received after giving birth, including the £38 charge to babysit.

TikTok users @itsmorgenmariebased in the US, said her labor lasted just five minutes, but she had to pay more than £3,200 for the privilege.

A mother in the US has revealed her hospital bill after giving birth is £3,207, and that includes a fee of £38 to hold her baby

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A mother in the US has revealed her hospital bill after giving birth is £3,207, and that includes a fee of £38 to hold her babyCredit: Tiktok / @ itsmorgenmarie

All pregnancy care under the NHS is free, unless mothers choose to go private – but US women can have huge bills.

Morgen uploaded a video of her opening her labor bill for the first time and saying, “We’ll see what my five-minute labor costs.”

She was shocked when it came to $4,298 (£3,207), and even more surprised at the individual charges.

Morgen exclaimed: ‘$51 (£38) for skin-to-skin contact with my baby on top of me.

“Insurance covered a good portion of it, I won’t lie.”

The video has racked up over a million views and many people were shocked by the bill.

One person said: “Why do they charge for leather and skin??? with your own children?? and your own skin?? Laugh.”

Another added: “Paying for skin to skin contact is outrageous. It’s your own baby that you just pushed out, why do you have to pay to carry it?! ”

A third said: “This is why I’m lucky to live in the UK and have a great NHS.”

Research shows the average cost of having a baby in the US using health insurance through an employer is $13,811 (£9,900) – but this can add up if there are complications.

Formerly an American woman living in the UK shared the staggering cost of giving birth in America.

We have shared how one The surrogate was stuck raising the baby for a YEAR because the adoptive parents could not fly from China to pick up the baby due to Covid.

And proud parents celebrating after rare identical triplets were born in just 7 minutes.

The video has reached over a million views and many people were shocked by the bill

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The video has reached over a million views and many people were shocked by the billCredit: Tiktok / @ itsmorgenmarie

https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/17799283/charged-hold-baby-giving-birth-five-minute-labour/ I was charged £38 to HOLD my baby after birth

Dais Johnston

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