Comparing the cost of home births and hospital births

By Alexis Lawson

May 5, 2024

As healthcare costs soar, many are turning to alternative birthing options like midwifery care and home births or birthing centers.

Some people see these alternative options, which tend to cost less than hospital births, as one small piece of a solution to the Black maternal health crisis.

With uninsured hospital births potentially costing nearly $20,000, families seek affordable and personalized alternatives for a more empowering birthing experience. Tag someone who needs to see this!

The cost of hospital births is drawn from Forbes. We derived the typical cost of home births by reviewing birthing companies in North Carolina.

For more on Cardinal & Pine’s Black maternal health project, click here.


  • Alexis Lawson

    Alexis is Cardinal & Pine's social media manager. A passionate writer and storyteller, she is dedicated to amplifying marginalized voices and celebrating the power of storytelling. She has contributed to a variety of publications, including Business Insider, MetroUk and MadameNoire.



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