The total cost of having a baby in the first 2 years falls somewhere between $12,462 and $26,612. You can break this down to something like $500 to $1000 a month. Here’s a breakdown of the actual numbers… the cost to have a baby, plus the cost to raise a baby for the first 2 years.
Labor & Delivery
Here, moms are sharing honest tips & tricks for getting through labor and delivery quickly. See what it's really like to give birth and what you can expect during and after the delivery of your baby. You'll find everything you need to know before going into labor (the cost of having a baby & ways to save money on baby delivery costs, what to pack in your hospital bag, how to prepare for labor, tips for inducing labor naturally, what it's like when your water breaks)... during labor (how to know when you're in labor, what it's like to get an epidural, helpful information about the stages of labor)... and after delivery (what to expect regarding discharge & bleeding after labor, baby cord blood banking, and more).
Is this your first pregnancy? Wondering what different types of contractions feel like and when they should start? Here’s how to tell true labor contractions apart from other types of contractions — including false labor and Braxton Hicks contractions.
A look at some of the methods of inducing labor naturally. We dispel some of the old wives tales from those methods that are truly the most effective. See how to stimulate the production of certain hormones in your body in order to encourage labor yourself. These are the best natural ways to induce labor on your own.
Find out the odds of your water breaking at home, rather than in the hospital. My experience, plus what I’ve learned about water breaking during pregnancy – to help calm your fears.
Super advice from a mom to help you when you’re preparing for labor. The top 4 things she recommends doing early + tips to help you do them quickly & easily
The more you understand about the birthing process and the steps that you go through in labor, the more you will know ahead of time what to expect and you won’t fear it so much. Here’s what you need to know about the stages of labor.
It is technically safe to deliver a baby up to 2 weeks past your due date, but you may be interested in speeding things along a bit. There are LOTS of natural ways to induce labor at home yourself! Here are ways of inducing labor that you can try at home – including things you can DO to increase labor and things you can EAT to induce labor.
Have you heard about cord blood banking? Not sure if you really need to do it or not? There are both pros and cons to cord blood banking. They are highlighted here.
If you’re pregnant and trying to make a decision regarding unattended home births, here are some facts that you’ll want to see first.
This video shows the 5 techniques that doctors can use when inducing labor.