Women Are Comparing The Cost Of Giving Birth In The U.S. And Other Countries

The American healthcare system is being heavily criticized after a TikTok video posted by Ms. Lily Flowers went viral. In the video, Flowers asked her followers, “How old was your baby when you paid off your hospital bill?” Before revealing that she just managed to pay off her bills ahead of her child’s second birthday. Other mothers based in the United States flocked to the comment section to share their answers.

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It’s no secret that the healthcare system is riddled with flaws, but these numbers are out of this world. According to a report from The Daily Mail, one mother claimed she left the hospital with a bill of $2.75 million after giving birth to her son in 2002. Another said her bill was around $12,000, a balance that didn’t get paid off until her daughter turned seven. Luckily for some women, their insurance kicked in to prevent them from going into debt.

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“He was a NICU baby and the hospital he was born at was not equipped to handle his medical issues,” Erin Bachman said at the beginning of her video. “So, for the roughly day and a half he was there, it cost $10,329.18.”

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By the time she finished calculating, she ended up with a total of 128,768.47 for only 12 days of care for just her son before adding another $10,000 for herself. However, because of her insurance, she only paid $1,000.

“Unfortunately, that’s not the reality for way too many people,” she said. “US healthcare is so effed.”

1. And apparently, the there are still random bills…


#stitch with @mslilyflowers WHY IS US HEALTHCARE SO FUCKEDDD???? we were fortunate but so many are not and i hate it???????? #momlife #childbirth

♬ original sound – Erin Bachman
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2. Insurance can get complicated.

3. But when it works, it really works.

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#stitch with @mslilyflowers America. ✌????

♬ original sound – Alexis Marie
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5. One year later…


#stitch with @mslilyflowers yea he’s over a year old and we are still in debt #nojoke #babysareexpensive #FestiveFashion #MONCLERBUBBLEUP #sweetboy

♬ original sound – KayleaAdams


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#stitch with @mslilyflowers I will not be paying off my medical bill for having kids. I’m moving to Canada

♬ original sound – Taylor Russell
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8. At least the parking was free?


#stitch with @mslilyflowers That’s it! I’m moving to Canada ???????????? #canada #imleaving #USA #foryou #foryoupage #hospitalbill #moms #babies #fypシ

♬ original sound – Angi3????


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Of course, women from around the world took the opportunity to share their birthing experience while gloating about the benefits of universal healthcare. TikTokers from Denmark, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and other countries all chimed in to declare that they paid next to nothing to bring their bundles of joy into the world.

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According to them, all their childbirth related expenses were covered by their respective healthcare systems, but they did have to pay for parking. Some even mentioned being paid a weekly stipend after giving birth.

15. Denmark pays you.


#stitch with @mslilyflowers tell me this isn’t a real thing ???????????? thank god for our taxes in Denmark ???????????? #usa #labour #healthcare #hospitalbill

♬ original sound – camillamalm

16. Again with the parking!

#stitch with @mslilyflowers One of the many many MANY perks of being Canadian I guess… but man parking is expensive ???? #Canadianmom #needtoknow

♬ original sound – Amber Rae
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18. Even the guys got in on the action.


#stitch with @mslilyflowers LMFAO he really wanted to answer that one. #fyp #funny #baby #trend #newbrunswick #humor #like #hospitalbill

♬ original sound – zobo