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Impatient: How much does it cost to have a baby at a birthing center?




Elizabeth Bachner is a midwife and acupuncturist and owner of GraceFull, a birthing center in Silverlake. She's sitting on a stool that women can use during childbirth.
Elizabeth Bachner is a midwife and acupuncturist and owner of GraceFull, a birthing center in Silverlake. She's sitting on a stool that women can use during childbirth.
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Last week we told you about a new effort to crowdsource the cost of having a baby, which is part of an ongoing project from our health reporter Rebecca Plevin called #PriceCheck. 

She's reaching out to listeners in an effort to figure out how much they're paying for common medical procedures. We've already talked with Rebecca about how much it can cost to give birth at a hospital. Today, a look at the cost of alternatives which include having a baby at a birthing center. How much do they cost and are they worth it?

Listen to the audio embedded above to find out. You can also check out Rebecca's post over at the Impatient blog.