Utah Valley Hospital went too far and charged a couple $40 to hold their baby after birth.
A Utah father was floored after learning he had to pay $40 for his newborn son’s post C-section “skin-to-skin” contact with mother. Ryan Grassley, of Spanish Fork, could not help but share this laughable expense by posting a picture of a hospital bill he received after his son was born.
“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 too. We just noticed it in the bill today and had a laugh,”
“The nurse let me hold the baby on my wife’s neck/chest,” Grassley wrote. “Even borrowed my camera to take a few pictures for us. Everyone involved in the process was great, and we had a positive experience. We just got a chuckle out of seeing that on the bill.”
The expenses clearly did not cost Grassley his sense of humor. Shortly after posting the picture of their bill online, he started a GoFundMe page to raise $39.99 to cover this bizarre fee. “Any money donated over the $39.35 will be put towards a vasectomy because I never want to go though these sleepless new baby nights again,” he wrote.
The goal was since reached and exceeded.