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Most hospitals offer expecting parents “childbirth packages” at a flat rate. The cost of the package covers all normal delivery services. Any complications resulting in an emergency cesarean section can significantly raise the bill. Also, an epidural can cost 20% on top. Ask your hospital what the package includes and what other services and costs you may expect. You can also ask the hospital staff to get your approval before doing anything your package doesn’t include. If you have insurance, talk to your insurance company to find out what they cover. And find out what hospitals they deal with. You’ll also need to know how they’ll repay you if you have to pay out of pocket.