Whether you are trying to save your money for baby or you simply don't have extra money to spend, you can work on getting pregnant without breaking the bank. Here are some quick tips to save money on getting pregnant:
- Use basal body temperatures (BBT) to predict ovulation.
The basal body temperatures (BBT) is a way to track your body's signs of ovulation. You simply need a special, but inexpensive thermometer, to use for daily temperature taking and something to track the temperatures. You can use either pen and paper or you can use some of the free sites online. (You could pay for a site but we're talking about saving money!)
- Consider a reusable ovulation prediction kit (OPK).
If you do not wish to use basal body temperature charting to try to get pregnant, consider using ovulation prediction in a reusable form. The most common would be a small microscope used to detect a ferning pattern using your saliva or vaginal secretions. The nice thing is that you can test multiple times a day without breaking the bank. Each microscope lasts several years worth of use. You can also use something like Cycle Beads, to chart your menstrual cycles with a grouping of beads.
- Get a your vitamins at the regular store.
Prenatal vitamins are a must if you are trying to conceive. Not only will it be a safety net for your dietary habits but it will also help you prepare for the added needs of pregnancy. This means not too much Vitamin A and enough folic acid. You don't really need the prescription vitamin, consider a generic prenatal vitamin from the grocery store or even an appropriate multivitamin approved by your doctor or midwife. You can save hefty co-pays or other out of pocket expenses.
- Buy generic or mass market ovulation prediction kits.
If you decide that ovulation prediction kits are the right answer for you, then consider alternative ways to purchase these kits. You can usually get a better deal if you buy generic versions. Some discount or dollar stores sell them for about $1 a piece. So a 10 day supply is $10 versus $30+. You can also consider buying in bulk online.
- Buy pregnancy tests in bulk or online.
When you start trying to conceive, you will likely start taking pregnancy tests when your period is late your you show signs of pregnancy. To take a pregnancy test is to spend a lot of money. Consider also buying your pregnancy tests at the dollar or discount stores or ordering in bulk online. Don't think that you can get by with just one pregnancy test. The vast majority of women take multiple pregnancy tests even after a big fat positive (BFP).