Reality check: Having a baby isn’t all fun and games.
If you’re having sex and not using birth control, there’s an 85% chance you’ll get pregnant within a year. And while babies are adorable, having one is a huge deal—especially if you’re young.
When you’re pregnant, you can’t drink alcohol, smoke or jump on trampolines.
Having a baby in a hospital can be very costly without insurance.
It’ll cost $7,000+ for natural childbirth with no complications. With complications and/or a C-section, that’ll be $17,000+.
Be ready to keep shelling out the dough for the next 18 years.
$10,000 is about what you can expect to pay for a baby’s first year—after hospital bills! Over 17 years, that’s $234,900 for one kid. And that doesn’t include sending a kid to college. Be sure to add an additional $45 to your girls’ or boys’ night out budget if you need to hire a babysitter.
Babies are wonderful, but they can do some serious damage to your way of life.
- The number of relationships fixed by having a baby = 0.
- The average weight gain during pregnancy ranges from 30 to 40 pounds.
- Hit pause on any of your goals, dreams or aspirations. That dream may be a big family, but having a baby too soon won’t give you the family you want.
Fortunately, there are inexpensive and effective ways to prevent pregnancy.
There are lots of fantastic birth control methods that are FREE or low cost.
Ready to consider birth control now? Let’s find the one that’s right for you.