In the United States, the average cost of vaginal birth is nearly $10,000, and the average price for a cesarean section is close to $14,000. There are tools and strategies you can use to save money on your medical bills. Insurance can help cover the cost of prenatal care and birth. Tax-advantaged accounts like flexible spending or health savings accounts can save you money on the expenses you have to pay.

This article will get you off on the right foot to minimize costs and ensure you are covered. If you already have health insurance, this article will help explain how your health insurance works during your pregnancy and birth. If you do not have health insurance or are in the process of changing your insurance, this article will help you figure out how to choose the right plan. Plus, get an overview of tax-advantaged accounts you can use to pay qualified medical expenses. If you are not in a financial position to obtain insurance or utilize tax-advantaged accounts, this article also has tips for understanding the costs and how you can get assistance with coverage.

This article is not intended to be used as tax advice. Please consult your CPA, accountant, or tax professional for questions and more information.

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