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An Epidural Costs HOW MUCH?

By Molly Thornberg |

epiduralWith my first child and the epidural gone bad – I recall the anesthesiologist pulling out a sheet of paper from his back pocket. It had some numbers, apparently insurance codes on it. The doctor wrote down the code and then proceeded to look up at me and ask Did you know an epidural costs $1200?

That should of been a sign for me to say, screw the epidural. But no, and I went on to experience my own little HELL while that doctor made several hundred dollar.

Anywho, we had insurance that covered 90% of the billed cost of the epidural – leaving us to pay around $120 in co-insurance fees. But $1200 for an epidural? I HAD NO IDEA!

This 4th child – we again are fortunate enough to have health insurance, but coverage is at 80%.  So any of the misc. fees, such as if we opted for another epidural would tack on more to our hospital stay.

I wonder how much they charge for those SEXY net panties? I’m thinking they are pricer than anything at Victoria’s Secret.

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Molly Thornberg is a wife and mother of four. She worked in web design and social media marketing before quitting to pursue blogging full time. On Digital Mom Blog, Molly shares "geeky" DIY projects, discusses the latest technology news, and talks about her life as a parent. Read bio and latest posts → Read Molly's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “An Epidural Costs HOW MUCH?

  1. trashbreastfast says:

    We had to pay for my epidural, out of pocket, $1000. Which sucks, but I don’t think I regret it.

  2. sarah says:

    terrible! whats worse is paying for an episiotomy that you didn’t ask for or want or probably even need!

  3. Kellie says:

    I definitely appreciate the relief that an epidural brings but $1200?! They better send flowers after screwing people like that!

  4. missmommy says:

    Wow just 1200? Mine cost. 2500. I think they must have used a solid gold needle. Needless to say this time I’m just gonna take the pain like a woman of the 18th sentury and keep the 2500. I’m sure they will find some other way to get it out of me

  5. Funkyamazon says:

    My epidural was worth every penny. Glad my OB didn’t want me to be a “hero”

    That shit hurts! Then again all the complications probably cost more… Oh well, the price of a healthy baby.

  6. Chloe says:

    Last time my epidural sucked. The tech placed it wrong so I felt plenty of pain but couldn’t feel myself push. Fortunately I had Medicaid and never saw a bill. This time around I’m on private insurance that pays 80% if I’m lucky, so I’m doing my damnedest to avoid an epidural with this baby!

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