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I'd like to find out how much the guest on your show had to pay for her attempted birth at the birthing center and then at OHSU.
From what I understand, many who attempt birth at a birthing center and then have to go to the hospital end up getting hit twice with medical bills - they have to pay both the birthing center (even though the baby didn't end up being born there) and the hospital.
This puts an undue burden on families. If there is a strong possibility that the baby will have to be delivered at the hospital anyway, birthing centers should be clear with patients about this. They should also be upfront about the cost of this.
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