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.
Preparing For Labor
Nearing the end of your pregnancy? Eager to bring your baby home? Here's a checklist of things you should do to prepare for your labor and delivery. Do you have a birth plan? Do you know what to bring to the hospital with you? Do you know how to tell when you're actually in labor? Moms share their best tips to help you prepare for the labor experience.
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.
The fourth trimester begins when your baby is born and continues until she reaches 3 months old. It’s a time of adjustment for both the mother and the newborn — who was quite content for 9 months inside the womb and now must learn to adapt to all new sights, sounds, and activities. Here are 5 pediatrician-recommended ways to re-create that feeling of being inside the womb during your baby’s first 3 months of life.
As a first time mother, I question everything when it comes to the wellness and safety of my baby. Right away, we were faced with the dilemma of getting newborn vaccines while in the hospital after delivery – the Hepatitis B shot, and the Vitamin K shot. Then, the CDC’s immunization schedule for children says to give 6 vaccinations at 2 months of age. I’ve done my research and decided to follow an alternative vaccine schedule instead of the CDC’s baby vaccination chart. See why, and if this is the right decision for your family — or not.
Having a high risk pregnancy doesn’t mean something bad is going to happen. It just means that one or more high risk pregnancy factors exist. You and your baby will benefit from the extra attention!
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.
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.
Do you have a pet and are wondering how to successfully get your pet & baby together with a minimum of fuss? Understanding how to get pet & baby together will save you time and trouble.