It is important that you receive prenatal care for a healthy pregnancy. There are resources that may be available to you. You may have health insurance through your work or school. Find out what it will cover and what it won't. If you are living with your parents, their health insurance may still cover you under certain circumstances.
There is also Medicaid which is available to low income women. There is also the ability to look into the local health department. You can also check out local medical schools and find out about payment plans from local midwives and doctors.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC):
This is a supplemental food program for pregnant women, infants and children. It goes by income guidelines, but they can help you with coupons for healthy foods for your pregnancy. There are local offices in every state. They also offer help to breastfeeding moms in the way of food and supplemental foods for children as well. To find out your local office, contact WIC
The cost of living can be high no matter where you live, with or without a baby. But you may find that because of your unintended pregnancy you must change your living arrangements and lifestyle. This may mean a change in a job or school. If you require additional funds, there are places that you can go, including food stamps
, help with your electric bills
, and even rent. There are also local agencies. Consider contacting local charities, churches and other organizations.
If you are considering not keeping your baby in your family, adoption
may be an option for you. There are many places that can help you discuss options for adoption. Some of these may include help paying your medical bills related to the pregnancy. You may also want to look into single parenting
resources before making a decision.