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Postby annamarie89 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 06:34 pm

by annamarie89 (25 Posts), Thu Mar 10, 2011 06:34 pm

My daughter passed away in January right after she was born fullterm. I had help syndrome. They asked us If we wanted an autopsy an we said yes. And we live in north dakota. The autopsy isn't complete yet. And I was wondering should we be expecting a large surprise bill in the mail? Or will it be covered? And how much do they usually cost?
Ryleigh Marie was born on January 30, 2011... and passed shortly after. She was 40 weeks and 1 day when she was born.. weighing at 6lbs and 2 oz. and 20 inches long.

I was induced.. and during labor found out I had HELLP.
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Re: Autopsy

Postby riehlism » Thu Mar 10, 2011 07:29 pm

by riehlism (655 Posts), Thu Mar 10, 2011 07:29 pm

I never requested an autopsy for my son, but I did find this site that says most hospitals done charge for an autopsy for a baby.

http://books.google.com/books?id=0enLji ... by&f=false

I also found that an adult autopsy can be anywhere from $2000-$6000.

I hope that helps. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jasmin: Severe PE/HELLP and delivered at 24+6 & PCOS (29) Hubby Bubby, Frank (29)
Baby Blue stopped in to say hello and goodbye on 6/3/10
Baby Lucas was born on 10/13/11, PE and HELLP-free! Thank you baby aspirin and Lovenox
http://www.ehd.org/pregnancy-calendar.php?id=18192
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