What did you spend on your pregnancy/prenatal/birth supplies, not including any doctors appts or chiro appts, or midwife costs.
I think I spent about $60 dollars on supplies and have another $120 worth to get + any birth herbs/teas etc.
I bought a fresh new shower curtain liner for the bed, new thermometer that doesn't need batteries & a bottle of prenatal vitamins today, about 12 dollars all told. I was going to get prenatal care at a clinic & had my first appointment today but they asked for $150 as a down payment. I have no idea what trick my insurance just pulled because that's not doable. I'll likely order some pee strips & hang out at the blood pressure machine at the pharmacy once a month instead.
Oh, unless we're counting placenta encapsulation supplies. Capsules for about five bucks, and my dh wants a machine to fill them, which runs about $20.
married to M
mama to Z (9), S (6), G1 (3), G2 (1) and someone new! expected Jan 2013
Well, about $50 in supplies each time, but we also choose to get a late u/s before our UC's and unfortunately that's about $500. But worth it, to us.
But I always think it's crazy that I can HAVE a baby (pregnancy and birth included) and not pay much more than $500 MAX, yet LOSING a baby cost us nearly $9,000 OOP. *sigh*
Me (27) DH (30)...9 Years
DD (7) ~ DD (4) ~ DS (3)
Babies in Heaven... 9/04 2/05 3/11 4/11 6/11 11/11 2/12 (along with my tube )
Including the court costs to file for the birth certificate? Less than $300. Without? About $75 for herbs, chux, urine strips and a new blood pressure cuff. Best item we got was a $15 plastic drop cloth from Home Depot. Only used a small portion of it so it will be ready for the next birth.
$100 on the birth tub (used it twice)
bulb syringe $2
Unassisted birthing, atheist, poly, bi WOHM to 4 wonderful, smart homeschooling kids Wes (14) Seth (7) Pandora Moonlilly (2) and Nevermore Stargazer (11/2012) Married to awesome SAH DH.