Childbirth is one of the most frequent causes of admission to the hospital and today that the International Women’s Day It is convenient to become aware of the ability to carry a child for nine months in order for a new being to be born, the process of which can be long and painful, but also costly.
The private medical services that are charged in hospitalization for childbirth have not been alien to the inflationwell its average price increased 6.6% during the first half of last February.
The last time these services rose so much in price was more than 18 years ago, specifically since the second half of January 2005, when they became 6.8% more expensive, according to the most recent information from the Inegi.
These services include normal delivery or via caesarean section, as well as the nursery where they give the baby a bottle of formula and the price of the room.
In particular, hospital deliveries became 3.9% more expensive in Mexico City; 7.7% in Guadalajara; and 14% in Monterrey, according to the institution headed by Graciela Márquez.
How much does a birth in Mexico cost?
The Federal Consumer Attorney (Prophecy) estimates that Natural births cost from 9,660 to 28,999 pesos, while a cesarean section ranges from 11,990 to 43,999 pesos.
It should also be taken into account that a check-up appointment with the gynecologist requires spending between 700 and two thousand pesos, which will be more frequent in the last weeks of pregnancy.
In addition, the amounts of studies such as hematic biometry must be added, whose price is around two thousand pesos; blood chemistry, for about 900 pesos; obstetric ultrasounds, which cost up to 600 pesos.
Meanwhile, the National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Users of Financial Services (Condusef) estimates that a mattress of about 260,000 pesos is needed to cover the nine months of pregnancy and the first nine of the baby’s life.
The BBVA bank anticipates that the spending of families that have a child up to three years old increases 10% compared to those that have not had a baby.
Normally, the largest outlay is recorded in food, fashion and footwear, followed by education and furniture. Of course, the weight of transport, leisure and restaurants and hotels decreases significantly with the arrival of a little one at home.
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