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Pregnancy on a Budget: How to Have a Baby When You’re Broke

Surviving pregnancy on a budget can be stressful. Between the medical bills, baby gear, maternity leave, and essentials necessary to help you survive pregnancy, consider your wallet adequately drained. During my pregnancy, we lived just outside of Seattle, where the cost of living gets higher by the minute. We planned on living on one income, but we hadn’t planned on a bunch of surprise doctors visits. These financial setbacks stressed us out. We hadn’t even purchased all of our baby essentials and our funds were draining fast. As a matter of survival, we learned how to cut expenses and save big on the things we needed to buy. During this time, I discovered that I have a passion for saving money and finding the best…

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17 Legitimate Pregnancy Freebies You’ll Actually Use

Maybe it was the hormones or my natural skepticism, but the first time someone shared a list of pregnancy freebies with me, I thought that there was no way people would actually give me baby stuff for free. Either it was a scam, I’d pay out the kazoo with shipping fees, or I had to sell my soul (along with my email) to get these items. What about you, Mama? Does the idea of free baby stuff set off your warning signals? Well, as it turns out, there is such a thing as legitimately free baby stuff. This post is written by a fellow mom that has actually explored these murky waters and can help you come out the other side ( and with a…

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10 Signs of a Breech Baby: How to Tell if Your Baby is Breech

A mother’s instincts are strong. For the last 9 months, you’ve become well-acquainted with your baby. You’ve felt his movements, you know his habits. Now, things feel off. Your gut is telling you that your baby isn’t where he should be. If you’re wondering how to tell if your baby is breech, you’re not alone. During my first pregnancy, I searched for the signs of a breech baby all over the internet and could only find forum posts by other women that were just as confused. If you’re having the same trouble, this post is for you. This article describes the most commonly reported signs of a breech baby and how to tell if your baby is breech. Hopefully, by the end, you will either…

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