I’m Struggling Financially and Pregnant, What Do I Do?
Finding out that you are pregnant can be overwhelming. Maybe you recently found out you are pregnant and don’t know what to do? Maybe you are pregnant and need help, but aren’t sure where to get that help. There are a lot of questions that come along with being in an unplanned pregnancy, and our pregnancy help line is here to help. One of your first questions may be, “How can I afford a baby?” Here are some steps to start planning for your baby financially:
write down an “in and out” sheet.
Write down all the money you have coming in and all that you are spending in each month. Think through all of your current expenses like rent, food, car/bus cost, cell phone, etc. and compare it to all of the ways you bring in money (full time or part time job, government assistance, monthly money from family). This can help you see where your money is going. You may decide to change how you spend money, if you need more to afford a baby.
Make a Mom List
Start a list of the things you will need as a mom. Think of things like diapers, bottles, clothes, pacifiers and more. You can find out the prices by looking online or going to a local store.
Remember that you don’t have to have everything figured out today. You can still make a plan and find resources that will be able to help you! The best thing that you can do is reach out for help.
We have pregnancy counselors that want to help you make a plan, whether you want to parent your child or place for adoption. They will provide pregnancy counseling and help you understand your unplanned pregnancy options.
We want to encourage you that you can be in control of even in an unplanned pregnancy! Our pregnancy counselors can help you work through your financial struggles and plan for the future.
Choosing an adoptive family is no small thing and we want to walk with you through the process. If you have any questions about adoption or want to talk about your options for your child, please reach out to one of our pregnancy counselors who would love to walk through that process with you. Reach out through our 24/7 FREE, HOTLINE by live chat, text, or phone at 1-800-875-5595. Or you can submit a request for one of our Pregnancy Counselors to reach out to you.