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Mom Shared Her $36,000 Hospital Bill For Giving Birth As She Delivered In Just 20 Minutes, People Left Shocked

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Mom Shared Her $36,000 Hospital Bill For Giving Birth As She Delivered In Just 20 Minutes, People Left Shocked

It was a natural birth & stayed only one night.

A video describing the cost of Lingua Marina’s childbirth in California has gone viral online, with her audience expressing shock at the cost. The average price of having a baby without complications in the United States is between $10,000 and $30,0000, but in California, it is costly & Lingua has decided to share her experience. 

Taking to TikTok, she started her video explaining how she had started labor at home and waited a couple of hours more to ensure she was actually in labor.

via linguamarina/TikTok
via linguamarina/TikTok

“And then we drove all the way to the hospital. When we came to the hospital, I was already eight centimeters dilated. We went straight into the delivery room. Because this was my second baby, the delivery was super-fast. It was a very smooth delivery, I had a tear which they stitched and brought us to our room.”

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“Here we had our bathroom, my husband was allowed to stay with me, and we had unlimited food. Now, because we had a small kid at home, we asked them to discharge us the next day. So, we only stayed there one night.”

via linguamarina/TikTok
via linguamarina/TikTok

Having settled in, Lingua and her husband eventually received a bill two weeks after, totaling $36,000. The entrepreneur explained she had insurance, so it was only $2000 for her, but STILL, $36,000 was for a natural delivery and one night at a hospital. The video has since sparked mixed reactions and has been watched over 16 million times. 

via linguamarina/TikTok
via linguamarina/TikTok

Notably, Lingua delivered in 20 MINUTES. 

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@linguamarina Watch till the end to see the bill from the hospital.. #usa #baby #givingbirth original sound – YouTuber in Silicon Valley

Many people in the comments claimed the cost of having a baby is FREE in their countries, while a few said some places even pay the parents to help care for the child.

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