Bringing up of a child has always been an expensive task. To provide the child basic healthcare and other medical facilities, then bearing academic expenses of a child also add up to a long list, no matter which country you belong to.
But in United States (US), even giving birth to a child may make people run out of budget. According to a survey comprising of 14 developed countries, US has become the most expensive place in the world to give birth.
The survey conducted by UK medical journal, the cost of a caesarean section in US is about $ 15,500 while a vaginal birth costs $10,232 approximately.
After US, Australia is the second most expensive country to give birth with around $10,000 for C-Section and around $6,775 for a normal delivery.
The report noted that while hospitals were well set up to cater towards high-risk women, they were not always optimal for low-risk mothers to be, who were subjected to more interventions, such as caesarean sections and inductions of labour, than was necessary for most. As a result, maternity care costs can escalate and some mums and newborns can face complications.