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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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Putting a Birth Announcement in the Newspaper

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

WHN Tip: Check with the paper if you have any questions.

Provide the Following:

About the Baby and Parents

  • Hospital (include city and state) where baby was born
  • Both parents' name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
  • Residence(s) (city/state)
  • Baby's name (Last, First, Middle Initial)
  • Gender: male or female
  • Date of Birth
  • Time of birth a.m. / p.m. (circle one)
  • Length (inches)
  • Weight (pounds) (ounces)
  • Is this the first child in the family? Yes or No

About Family Members

  • Brothers and sisters (first names and ages)
  • Maternal and paternal grandparents' names (include city and state)
  • Maternal and paternal great-grandparents name (include city and state)

WHN Tip: Often, birth announcements aren't printed without the signature of each parent listed, so both parents should sign and date the form.

What to Ask:

  • Is the announcement free?
  • If not, is it charged by the line or by the word?
  • If by the line, what is the cost?
  • On average, how many words are there per line?
  • Is there a charge for photos? If so, how much?
  • Are announcements included for free on the paper's web site? If not, what is the fee?
  • Do you accept a credit card for payment?
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