Pregnancy, birth and being born represent significant annual expenditures.

Newborns, previous C-section, perineal trauma, hypertensive complications in pregnancy and newborn complications rank in the top 20 of most expensive conditions billed to Medicaid, which covers roughly half of all pregnancies and births in the United States. The combined aggregate hospital costs to Medicaid alone of these conditions is $10,885,000,000 annually.

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