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How much does pregnancy cost from beginning to end if you have no health insurance?

How much do the medical bills cost if you have a pretty plain pregnancy, but no insurance?

Nora asked on 09 May '11 at 18:27

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Josephine answer on 09 May '11 at 18:27

Well, my hospital bill was $8,000. And that's cheap (I didn't have any 'extras', drugs, NICU or anything). And my doctor bills during pregnancy were a couple thousand more.

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Lovelymrsm answer on 09 May '11 at 21:49

Excercizing during pregnancy is great. It makes having babies significantly less painful and makes it easier to bounce back from baby weight. When I was pregnant with my son I walked three miles every day (1.5 in the morning and 1.5 at night), and then alternated days of 60 minutes of pilates [special pregnancy pilates videos are available in stores and online for a fairly reasonable price] and 90 minutes of cardio/light weight training [think using a can of soup as a weight, nothing really hard] from when I found out until about a week before I had him. I also bought an excersize ball [I think it was about $20 or $30] and sat on it any time I would have normally sat on the couch-excersize balls strengthen back muscles and lightly work ab muscles just by sitting on them so if I was having an especially busy/bad day I would just do that instead of my workout regimen. Working out during my pregnancy was such a good idea for me! My labor was at worst "uncomfortable"(I played connect the dots until it was time to push), I only gained 23 pounds during my pregnancy, and it only took me three weeks to lose my baby weight and an EXTRA five pounds! Before you start any serious excerize you should always ask your doctor about risks because of your particular medical situation/background, but generally it is always a good idea to do as much as you can---and have fun while you're doing it! Good luck and enjoy!

Mummy has me plus 3! answer on 09 May '11 at 23:42

I have a medical disorder that makes my BP low, and worse during pregnancy. The main thing your wife needs is to stay hydrated, drink lots and lots of water. Fluids keep the BP up. Eat every few hours. Small meals regularly. This will keep her energy levels up, and head clear. May sound a bit of a no no, but salt. Eat salty foods ( not too many!!) as this is good for low BP.

Kassy b answer on 10 May '11 at 00:10

It could be a continued pregnancy with is very possible with a medical abortion. If you had a surgical abortion you should be fine, because the doctor will physically see the pregnancy pass. But if you had a medical abortion where they have you take the pills at home that induce a miscarriage then you may want to go to the doctor and they can do an ultrasound to see if there is still a pregnancy. It could just be that your hormones are still a little crazy right now too. Just keep your doctor informed, they will know what to do, and what is normal! Good Luck!

Divine oubliette answer on 10 May '11 at 03:53

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Τυηιsιαη βειιε answer on 10 May '11 at 04:07

I traveled internationally (14+ hours each way) this past summer while pregnant. I left when I was 13 weeks and returned when I was around 30 weeks. I also did another short (3 hours each way) international trip (left at 32 weeks and returned at 34 weeks). My daughter was born 23 December and is perfectly healthy and happy. I have also traveled internationally at various stages with my first two pregnancies (my children are now 8&6). You are safe to travel by plane from the beginning of your pregnancy all the way up until the end portion of your last trimester (usually 9th month - 36 weeks) and can manage what ever kind of trip(s) you want to do as long as you and your pregnancy are healthy and the pregnancy is progressing normally. As long as everything is fine, air travel does NOT increase the risk of miscarriage or pre-term labor, and poses no other risks to you or your child. The radiation risks are so low that they won't do any harm to you or your child. It is the last four weeks (once you reach the 9th month - 36 weeks) that women are usually prohibited from flying. This is because after 36 weeks, a women can go into labor at any time, and the airplane is not made to handle such situations. For one, there is no guarantee that a doctor will be on board a plane, plus, should any complications arise during the labor and delivery, the plane does not have the medical equipment to handle such situations and it could put the health of the mother and child in danger. You need to get a check-up from your doctor to make sure that you are in fit enough health, and that the pregnancy is healthy enough to allow for you to fly. Many airlines will require a medical certificate from your doctor dated 24-72 hours before your flight once you reach your third trimester (27 weeks). By the time you reach your eighth month (32 weeks) almost all airlines will require a doctors note. All airlines make up their own rules and regulations regarding pregnant women. Some do not restrict travel at all, no matter what stage of pregnancy a women is in, and others start to restrict at 7 months, although the majority restrict around 36 weeks. FAA Airline regulations state : Obstetrical patients are free to fly, but pose a significant risk in later stages of precipitating delivery during flight. Pregnancy past 32 weeks should be carefully considered for restriction from flight and must be accompanied with an authorization note from a doctor. Those past 36 weeks should be prohibited from flying unless personally accompanied by their doctor. (Taken from my husbands flight security and survival manual & FAA site) --- While traveling I advise you to keep your medical records, and the name and number of your doctor. You should also get the name and number of a doctor where you will be staying/visiting in case an emergency comes up. To keep yourself safe and comfortable on the trip, follow these simple things: *drink plenty of water *avoid caffeine *don't eat food that causes gas for at least one day before you travel (pressure builds up as you ascend through the altitudes and could cause pain) *walk around as much as you can (up and down the aisles) *stretch while sitting *wear loose fitting clothing *wear slip on shoes (your feet may swell) *wear maternity support pantyhose or socks *try to get an aisle seat or a front row seat for more leg room *eat light foods *eat small meals or snacks at frequent intervals rather than big heavy meals *do not eat salt *Wear your seat belt just under your abdomen (depending on how big you are, you can also ask for a seat belt extender - just be sure that that too goes under your abdomen) *relax I wrote an article about traveling while pregnant. It gives more in-depth information if you'd like to reference it: --- If I can be of any more help or assistance, please feel free to contact me.