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TikToker Shannon Mayor (@shannonmayor) recently gave birth, but her joy quickly turned to shock.

After giving birth to a healthy baby—albeit, with a few minor complications—Mayor was slapped with a hospital bill that made her jaw drop.

The bill was for over $51,000.

The TikTok, captioned "I wasn't expecting the total to be that high," shows Mayor facepalming over the hospital bill.

The text overlay reads:

"Holy sh*t you guys I just got our hospital bill from my baby's birth."

The video, which is only 12 seconds long but has yielded over 6.7 million views, shows the hospital bill total, how much of the bill her insurance plan covered, and how much of the bill she had to pay out of pocket.

Watch it here:

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I wasn’t expecting the total to be that high 😅 #hospitalbirth #fyp #bills

Mayor's insurance plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield--covered the vast majority of the bill and left her paying only $250 out of pocket.

Mayor mentioned in the comments:

"Insurance details since I saw a lot of comments asking… this is blue cross blue shield PPO in California. I got it through my old job."

The astronomical cost of her childbirth procedure before her insurance coverage, however, led to outrage on the video sharing platform.

California—where Mayor gave birth—is rated one of the most expensive states to give birth in across the US.

In fact, according to CBS, the average cost of giving birth in a California hospital is $26,380, which is 75% higher than the national average for expenditure.

Additionally, the cost of hospital room and board alone in a California hospital adds another $10,000 to the bill.

TikTok users expressed their disgust over the ridiculous cost of medical care in the United States.

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Mayor was upset over the hospital bill, but ultimately said:

"We had a few complications and I still get sad that I didn't have the birth I hoped for but I'm so grateful for my healthy baby."