What is the cost of childbirth in Australia?

Australia is one of the most expensive countries in the world when it comes to women giving birth, a major new study shows. A survey of 14 developed countries shows that Australia ranks behind the United States as the most expensive place to have a baby. The cost of a caesarean section is estimated at $US10,500 ($A14,086) in Australia, only $US5,000 ($A6,708) cheaper than in the US, figures compiled by The Lancet show. A vaginal birth in Australia costs $US6,775 ($A9,089), while in the US it is $US10,232 ($A13,726). While most Australian women deliver their babies via a vaginal birth…
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