Possible it could be "AS MUCH AS" but I doubt it's on average.
I had a week in the hospital and open heart surgery and it wasn't that much
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Childbirth - Average Hospital Delivery Cost, C-Section rate, Length of Stay 2006
Estimated cost for the hospital delivery and maternity stay in 2006 averaged $3500. A C-section without complications was $4500, and a 2.1 day stay for vaginal delivery without complications was $2600. Numbers exclude physician fees, prenatal care, and newborn costs. Charges would have been higher, and have not been updated for 2009. C-section rate was 32% of all births; 34% of those privately insured; just 25% of the uninsured. AHRQ Statistical Brief # 71 uses 2006 HCUP data, published April 2009