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US, Australia World’s Most Expensive Place To Give Birth

Newly Born Baby With Mother

The survey, consisting of 14 developed countries, held in the medical journal The Lancet UK Australia also ranked as the second most expensive place after the United States, according to Xinhua news agency.
The figures, compiled by The Lancet, show that the cost of caesarean sections is estimated at $ 15,500 in the US, which was only $ 5,000 more expensive than in Australia. Vaginal delivery in Australia worth $ 6,775, while in the US It was $ 10,232.
According to the report, while high-income countries have adopted a series of measures to reduce maternal and infant mortality, cost of care in pregnancy and childbirth may be the high cost of medicine and responsibility “is huge.”
“Although overall mortality is low, the picture is far from perfect,” said the magazine.
“In some situations, fear prevails among subgroups of women about stimulate growth and unacceptable intervention.”
At the same time in India, package delivery (including tests, hospitalization and delivery) is very low or free of charge in all hospitals govenrnment, makng as the first option for the poor.
However, the costs can be very high in private hospitals approx. 15,000 rupees ($ 240; £ 160) for normal births and 25,000 rupees ($ 400, £ 265) for a Caesarean section, according to the BBC report.
But most urban working parents give birth in private hospitals, which usually charge 75,000 rupees to 200,000 rupees normal deliveries and Caesarean sections. This does not include the cost of the survey, ultrasound tests for nine months in anticipation of the birth, according to the report.
The report notes that most women in high-income countries give birth in the hospital, regardless of whether pregnancies have low or high risk.
The report also said that while hospitals were well equiped to take care of high-risk women but was not optimal for low-risk pregnant women who have been subjected to a greater number of interventions, such as caesarean sections and inductions of labor, of what was necessary for most.
As a result, costs can escalate maternity care and some mothers and children may face complications.
The report notes that the cost increases with the passage of time is largely due to the use of interventions.

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