How Much Will It Cost You to Have a Baby?

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Becoming a parent is a life-changing experience. If you are planning to start a family, you may have thought about some of the things to expect once your baby arrives. You may be wondering how much you’ll be spending to bring your little bundle of joy into the world. Let’s break it down.

Pre-Natal Care

If you have insurance, there’s a good chance that your pre-natal care will be covered. You can expect to pay copays for office visits, but many diagnostic tests – such as ultrasounds – will probably be considered preventive care and will be covered. If you do not have insurance, you … Read the rest

In-Vitro Fertilization on the Rise in the US

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in vitro fertilizationAccording to a study by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology, more American women are having babies with the assistance of in-vitro fertilization. In 2012 alone, over 61,000 babies were born as a result of in-vitro fertilization, and over 165,000 separate procedures were performed. That is a distinct hike over 2,000 more infants than previously seen in 2011. Interestingly enough, in the last seven years, the overall U.S. birth rate has continued to decline steadily. There are a variety of reasons for the hike in in-vitro fertilization usage and the decrease in overall births. Read on for a look at why in-vitro fertilization is on the rise … Read the rest