It took us a long time to decide to do it. Mainly because of the cost. Wouldn't even need to think about the decision if it were cheaper. It has so many benefits. God forbids if our baby even needs it, it is priceless. And there is only one chance that you can do it.
When we heard the cost, we were shocked -- CBR and Viacord both charge about $2000 to start, and $125 a year afterwards.
Finally decided to go with CBR. They are the largest while Viacord is the second largest. The CS rep there was super nice and patient.
Did find a coupon online to save $250. Coupon code is M9999, in case you need it too.
We did the gift registry. Got the family and friends to help us instead of buying us unnecessary gifts.