Let me preface this post (which has been requested over and over again by MANY readers) by saying that these are prices for private healthcare in the Zona Sul of Rio. In other words, yes there are other options available, not all doctors are this expensive nor are all hospitals. However, this is the information that I have on what it cost for the particular birth experience I had in Rio. The Canadoca was delivered at Perinatal in Laranjeiras by an English speaking well renown OB/GYN who practices in Gavea. These prices are from a friend who had her baby in the past year, so should be still current.
Two night's stay at Perinatal: BR$4,302*
OB/GYN Birth fees: BR$8,000
Support staff (anaesthesiologist + 4 others) BR$7,500
9 OB/GYN Appointments (BR$340 x 9) BR$3,060
Ultrasounds (R$180 x 7) BR$1,260
Bloodwork (Can depend but approx) BR$3,000
For the birth experience I outlined for you in many posts, you are looking at BR$27,122 or US$16,400.
*In our case, insurance took care of this part on the spot, and so we did not have to personally pay for it.