Thursday, August 5, 2010

How Much Do Twins Cost?

 Well, we're still discovering how much it costs on an everyday basis to have twins.  We estimate that we probably go through at least 10-12 diapers per baby per day.  That's 20-24 diapers per day for the two of them.  Luckily, I stocked up combining coupons with sales before they were born and I was able to get a lot of newborn size diapers for just a few pennies or in some cases completely free.

But we got the bill from the hospital last week for the delivery.  Here's the breakdown:

  • Miles:  $6,397.52 (Special Care Nursery, Radiology, etc)
  • Vivienne:  $1,714.54
  • Me:  $6,142.62
So it cost just under $15,000 to have the twins.  I'm actually surprised that it's not more.  Of course, this is covered by insurance.  Nonetheless, it was interesting to get a sense of how much it costs to deliver a baby in a hospital these days.


  1. Whoever keeps saying "hey, 2 for the price of 1" has no idea. So far we've gotten bills for each one of them, no discounts!

    Go for cloth...make the move. It's pretty easy! And super super cheap. You can still use the disposables when you need them, the supply will just last longer.

  2. Sounds like normal Leslie and Jason shopping. You must have had a coupon for Vivienne.

  3. And....did you mention to them that YOU were born years ago! We paid for you back then. Sounds like they are trying to slip one by you.

  4. Interesting topic! We got the bills and did some calculation just for fun. WakeMed total is 23,825.20 for all three of us (mine alone was 17.5K I guess for the C-section). OB global package was around 2,200, and bills from the pathologist and physicians outside the hospital totaled 949.10. So total cost for the delivery was around $27,000 - fairly expensive!