New Mom Expenses: How To Prepare For The Financial Costs of Pregnancy

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February 20, 2013 ‐ By Ann Brown
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Prenatal care costs can be more than you expect; between $100 and $150 per visit if you don’t have insurance, according to eHow. High-quality foods such as fish and whole grains can also add significantly to your grocery bill. In addition, women are urged to take prenatal vitamins to make sure they are getting all they need. Expect to pay between $5 to $25 or more per month for vitamins.

In other words, adjust your food budget!

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  • chanela

    DAMN!!! it’s so expensive to be a woman. sheesh!

  • chanela

    i’m sorry but the #2 slide picture threw me the eff off!

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    *shrug* How about successful use of birth control and waiting until you are in a complete financially and emotionally capable of raising a child with that child’s father. . .

    • Ms. Kameria

      That makes sense to you and I, but it might be too easy for anyone else…..sometimes I think women like the idea of struggle

      • Ms_Sunshine9898

        of course, and then saying that the world set them up for failure. . .

        • Ms. Kameria

          Of course…..and then comes the entitlement of everything that isn’t nailed down….

  • Ms. Kameria

    To me, the best way to prepare is by making sure there is a MAN there to help make sure some of the baby’s financial needs are taken care of.

    • Sharon

      I agree. You do need a man (husband) to help financially. It is sad that people don’t look at the expense of raising a child. People are now having children for different reasons and some of the reasons are foolish. They really need to think about prior to having sex the financial and the emotions that is involved.

      • Ms. Kameria

        Right, I meant to say a husband. I’m glad you understood.

  • SheBe

    Don’t forget the baby’s life insurance policy. They mentioned the parents but unfortunate things can happen to the baby. Preparation and organization helped me ALOT. Be a PROactive thinker rather than reactive is key.

    • TGarcia

      A very good point. Thanks for adding that in.