Considering a Baby

Thinking about starting a family or having another baby? Get tips to help you plan for your family's financial future, take a look at how to prepare your body and your mind, and find out what you need to consider as you and your family grow.

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Child Care Costs Are Why I'm Not Having More Kids

The rise of "one and done," only-child families in the United States is largely due to skyrocketing child care costs. At this rate, can working parents even afford to...work?

5 Ways to Pay for IVF When You Think You Can't Afford It

Are infertility treatments like IUI and IVF not covered by your insurance plan? Here are five other options to help fund your family-building.

The "Secret" Ways Patients Afford Costly IVF Drugs

The average IVF cycle costs between $10,000 to $15,000—but the cost of necessary fertility medications can easily double that. Here are the ways savvy IVF patients cut down their bills.

I Was an Only Child by Circumstance, My Son Is an Only Child by Choice

When my wife and I decided to make our first child our last, many asked us why. Here's what I tell them and what we learned when planning our (little) family.

When Babies Are Born A Little Too Close Together

Have another baby on the way — with an infant in your arms? Don't panic. Here's what to expect when you get pregnant shortly after giving birth.
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