Did you see this? –Cost of multiple births

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” –Nelson Mandela

A recent study from the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology has found that “the adjusted total health care cost for singletons was around $21,000 per delivery, but the number for twins was $105,000 and over $400,000 for triplets or more.”

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that in 2010, 3% of all births in the US were multiple deliveries. The twin birth rate was 33.2 per 1,000 live births, and the triplet or higher birth rate was 1.4 per 1,000 live births.”

“The research was based on nearly 440,000 births among US women aged 19-45 from 2005 to 2010… The tally included all medical expenses for the mothers from 27 weeks before birth until 30 days afterward, combined with the medical costs of infant care for the first year.”

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