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It Cost Less Than $2,000 to Have a Baby ... in 1980!

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Awful Library Books has uncovered another blast from the bookshelf past! "Practical Pregnancy" (written back in 1980) is practically useless in 2010 -- unless you use the book to get nostalgic about "fashionable" plaid maternity jumpers ... and the days when hospital rooms were a mere $150 a day.

Practical Pregnancy

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Sierra Black April 26, 2010, 2:56 PM

That’s amazing. I keep reading about how health care costs are spiralling upwards, but this was still totally shocking.

Danielle April 27, 2010, 6:26 AM

I had my baby for less than that. An awesome midwife for $1800 without insurance. Not all midwifes are as awesome, educated and love what they do, but if you find one hold on to them. They are like family, you can voice how you feel and get the best positive feedback.

Josh April 28, 2010, 4:21 AM

You didn’t account for inflation. That cost of $2,000 in 1980 is around $5,150 in money today.

Consider also the technology we have today to prevent any serious harm from occurring and I think the costs are fairly reasonable. Not that most medical costs are!

Mikael April 28, 2010, 4:21 AM

Is this a joke? In Norway, there would be absolutely no fees for any of this… No strings attached!

Miato April 29, 2010, 5:58 PM

Greatings, ,


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