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BabiesBudgeting for Twins What Parents Should KnowHaving twins will require more than you may have prepared for. Here are some simple tips from our friends at DivineCaroline for parents to save money when budgeting for multiples.Choosing a Name for Your BabyIf your last name is Budd or Banks, you may not want to name your child Rose or Robin. For assistance in naming your new arrival, be sure to check out our handy baby name resources. Choosing an Obstetric Healthcare ProviderChoosing an obstetric healthcare provider is a big and important decision to make. To help you through your decision process, here is a starter list of things to ask and consider. Health Insurance Options for Pregnant WomenIf you have limited health insurance, don't have health insurance, or can't afford hospital costs, there are some options available. Newborn Screening Tests by StateNewborn screening tests vary from state to state. Be informed on the subject. Putting a Birth Announcement in the NewspaperYou can mail or e-mail your information to the newspaper(s) of your choice. Types of Obstetric Healthcare ProvidersHere are the types of obstetric health care providers that may be available to you.
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Health Insurance Options for Pregnant Women

According to the American Pregnancy Association the estimated cost of giving birth is $6,000 – $8,000 for a normal pregnancy. Costs can increase with high risks or complications.

If you have limited health insurance, don't have health insurance, or can't afford hospital costs, there are some options available.

Government Programs and Information

Health Departments by State
Click on your state, then look for health care coverage or for a phone number to call for information.

Bureau of Primary Health Care
This government search tool helps you find community health centers and clinics in your area. The Health Resources and Services Administration is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) — the principal U.S. government agency for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services.

Womenshealth.gov
A list of helpful web sites and government insurance programs for women and their families. Womenshealth.gov is operated by The Office of Women's Health (OWH) which coordinates the efforts of all the Health and Human Services agencies involved in women's health.

Insure Kids Now!
Links to health insurance information for infants and children by state. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal agency in the United States government for protecting the health and safety of all Americans and for providing essential human services.

Benefits.gov
Click on Benefits by State to see if you may qualify for this government program. Contact your state Health and Human Services Department to find out more about the program benefits. GovBenefits.gov is a partnership of Federal agencies with a shared vision to provide improved, personalized access to government assistance programs.

Medicaid
This is an overview of the Medicaid program and services. Medicaid is a government program that pays for medical assistance for qualified individuals and families. Contact your State Health Department to find out more about the program benefits and eligibility.

Nonprofit Programs

Health Insurance for Pregnant Women
Lists government-funded programs, healthcare discount programs and other options for managing healthcare costs. The American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization that advocates, researches and educates on reproductive and pregnancy wellness.

March of Dimes
Are you financially ready for a baby? This March of Dimes article helps explain the involved costs, insurance options and maternity leave policies. The March of Dimes' mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality and carry out this mission through research, community services, education and advocacy to save babies' lives.

Planned Parenthood
Planned Parenthood offers pregnancy testing, counseling, prenatal care and referrals for specialized care. Each health center establishes its own fee structure and many centers offer services on a sliding scale. Planned Parenthood affiliates operate nearly 860 health centers across the country. Planned Parenthood affiliated health centers nationwide provide high quality, affordable reproductive health care and sexual health information to millions of men, women and teens.

The information provided here is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. These tips are from doctors, nurses and people who have shared their real life advice; always check with a doctor or other appropriate medical professional you trust before making any health care changes.

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BabiesBudgeting for Twins What Parents Should Know

Having twins will require more than you may have prepared for. Here are some simple tips from our friends at DivineCaroline for parents to save money when budgeting for multiples.

 Read More
Choosing a Name for Your Baby

If your last name is Budd or Banks, you may not want to name your child Rose or Robin. For assistance in naming your new arrival, be sure to check out our handy baby name resources.

 Read More
Choosing an Obstetric Healthcare Provider

Choosing an obstetric healthcare provider is a big and important decision to make. To help you through your decision process, here is a starter list of things to ask and consider.

 Read More
Health Insurance Options for Pregnant Women

If you have limited health insurance, don't have health insurance, or can't afford hospital costs, there are some options available.

 Read More
Newborn Screening Tests by State

Newborn screening tests vary from state to state. Be informed on the subject.

 Read More
Putting a Birth Announcement in the Newspaper

You can mail or e-mail your information to the newspaper(s) of your choice.

 Read More
Types of Obstetric Healthcare Providers

Here are the types of obstetric health care providers that may be available to you.

 Read More