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1. How much does a Cesarean delivery cost?
The cost of cesarean delivery (C Section) ranges from USD 6,999 to 15,359. In India, the cost of a C Section varies with the hospital. Usually, the charges for the procedure, anaesthesia and hospital stay range from Rs. 5,000/- to upwards of Rs.40,000/-.
2. What are the various options of parturition or childbirth?
The two basic birth methods are vaginal delivery and cesarean section. The other types of childbirth are variations of these two methods. The variations include assisted vaginal delivery, induced labour, episiotomy, amniotomy, forceps extraction and vacuum extraction.
3. How long does normal delivery take?
It depends on several factors as the length and experience of each labour are different for every woman. An average of 5.6 hours is reported for subsequent deliveries but first-time moms may experience 6-12 hours in the first stage of labour.
4. Does insurance cover childbirth?
Maternity care and childbirth are covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). both normal and cesarean delivery expenses can be covered by maternity insurance covers. The coverage includes a new-born baby up to the expiry of the policy.
5. What are the options of pain control during childbirth?
Both medical and non-medical pain relief options are available to make childbirth a smoother experience. The three main medical pain-relieving options for labour include epidural anaesthesia, nitrous oxide, and pethidine. Non-medical options include breathing techniques, using distractions such as music, hot or cold packs, or acupuncture and acupressure.