Portland is one of the most expensive places to give birth in the U.S

June 30, 2016 10:02 PM

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The study, which looks uses medical claims data, provider information and publicly available data to find the cost of maternity care in the 30 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, shows that on average, a routine vaginal delivery in Portland costs of $11,043. In Sacramento, the costliest city in the study, that average is $15,420 and in Kansas City, the cheapest city, it's $6,075.

Castlight says these cost estimates include: "Prenatal office visits, required ultrasounds, delivery, hospital stay, one visit after delivery."

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