Dad says he was charged $39.35 to hold baby after birth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A new father says his hospital bill included a line for ‘skin to skin’ contact after his wife gave birth.

The photo was posted to Reddit Monday by user halfthrottle.

In the Reddit discussion, the dad wrote, “During the C-section the nurse asked my wife if she would like to do skin to skin after the baby was born. Which of course anyone would say yes to. We just noticed it in the bill today and had a laugh. All these internet points I’ve been showered with make me feel better about the $40. This could be my proudest moment as a father.”

The rest of the comments included speculation about the reason for the line-item. A user claiming to be a nurse said that doing ‘skin to skin’ in the operating room requires an additional staff member to be there. The extra charge was likely to cover that person’s presence.

Others joked that an entire forum should be dedicated to the posting of odd hospital bills.