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New Mother Sent $256.75 Bill For Clean-Up Costs After Giving Birth In Dentist's Chair

New Mother Sent $256.75 Bill For Clean-Up Costs After Giving Birth In Dentist's Chair

"It is quite bizarre that they dare to send me an invoice for this at all. At the time, the police walked in to ask if I could give birth at the dentist," the mother said

23-Year-Old Jessica Aaldering was unaware she was pregnant. She was cycling when she suddenly started suffering labor pains in the street. She was helped by two police officers who took her to a dentist's surgery where she gave birth in minutes. Several weeks later, she reportedly received an unexpected bill of 211.75 euros ($256.75) for the "delivery damage" from the dentist's office. She is now irritated as it makes no sense to her why she was sent the bill and what is worse is that her health insurance isn't going to cover the costs, Sun UK reported. 

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On the day of the birth, Aaldering was riding her bike near dentist Rene Klaassen's clinic when she suddenly started feeling severe stomach pain. Police officers, Rob Van Duuren and Milan Van Der Heijden, who were nearby noticed her immediately and realized she needed help. They rushed her into the dental surgery after taking permission and put her in the dentist's chair to lie down. Within minutes the woman gave birth to a baby boy, “It all happened so quickly, I barely had time to sit in the dentist chair," the new mother recalled. But it was not over yet, one of the officers had to massage the baby's heart to revive him, due to an umbilical cord rupture. Officer van Duuren saved the baby who finally took his first breath and started to cry.

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Emergency services arrived and took the mother and the newborn to a hospital. The baby, now named Herman, was apparently born 10 weeks early and had a collapsed lung. It has been reported that the newborn is going well after spending time in an incubator. However, more drama followed as the new mother was sent a bill from the dentist's surgery that claimed that they had to hire a cleaning company to scrub the mess in the treatment room, according to local media.

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"It is quite bizarre that they dare to send me an invoice for this at all. At the time, the police walked in to ask if I could give birth at the dentist," the irritated mother said. Her health insurance company refused to cover the costs as well as it is only valid for domestic and hospital births and not deliveries in dental clinics. Luckily, the two officers came to her rescue once again as they offered to pay the cleaning bill. “The police were my lifesaver before, and it is now again," the mother said. 

References: 

https://www.the-sun.com/news/2406675/mum-gives-birth-dentist-clean-up-bill/