I just found out that I am about 6 weeks pregnant. While I am excited, I'm a little concerned. I'm not even sure what to do next.
I live in Kansas. I'm 24 and make about 1400/mo before taxes. My boyfriend, whom is also excited, makes $4k/mo, but gives $2k/mo to his ex-wife for their 2 children. Technically, it should be lower because he is earning much less then he did when they divorced, but we can't afford a lawyer so its keep paying or go to jail.
I know I need to go to a doctor and start on prenatal care, but since I don't have insurance (I haven't been on my job long enough) I don't know where to go that I can afford. I've looked into medicaid/health wave, but since we make $3k/mo together we earn too much. However, we don't have much money to spare either!
All thought this is great news (kindda), Its also bad because I'm starting my first semester at college (life long dream) and will only get to have one semester before I prepare to have a child, which will be my first.
I don't have family to rely on or ask, so Im pretty much alone. Also, since we just moved, I don't even really have any friends. But I do have to say my boyfriend has been excited and very supportive which is nice.
He said that he's heard of some places that will put you on a payment plan through out the pregnancy and will do prenatal care and the birthing for around $3500. That sounds too good to be true, but have any of you guys heard of that?
Any advice or things I could look up in trying to get help with all of this?