The rising costs of bringing up babies in Georgia

It’s becoming more expensive to have a baby in Georgia.

A hospital delivery costs nearly 13 thousand dollars, according to a recent study from QuoteWizard. Factor in health insurance and child care, and your bill to get to birthday number one is about 25 thousand dollars. Remember, parents: you have 17 more to go.

Erika Pope is the Perinatal Education Coordinator with Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia.

For our last installment of our week-long “Pretty Penny” series, Pope tells WABE’s “All Things Considered that not only is having a baby more expensive — new parents also are struggling just to predict how much more expensive it will be.

Lily Oppenheimer contributed to this report.