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April 28th, 2013, 10:40 AM
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I was beyond stressed and worried as I just got out of a divorce and not on my feet fully yet when I found out I was pregnant. I never thought I'd have to look into it but I was only working a seasonal retail job at the time and had no insurance and left my ex with my stuff across the country! Well, th stat insurance was relatively easy to get as my income was not enough and I had none.. It kicked in the first of the next month. I was 11 weeks when I got my first appointment covered. After that, I started taking my whole paycheck for baby stuff and got all sorts of amazing deals of clothes second hand.. It wasn't cutting it so I asked for food stamps and got a little. It was a huge help. Then I had low blood pressure with the pregnancy and was not getting enough water so I felt like I was going to pass out all the time and my job was not listening to doctors notes to help me at all.. They expected me on my feet and climbing ladders all day and I was starting to get bad cramps during work so at 22weeks I left. I reached out for help again and just got given some state cash assistance. It isn't much but enough to suppliment food the rest of the way and pay for gas and a few baby things. Luckily I had most necessities already covered. I also just got on wic which is amazing because it covers some fresh fruits and veggies, milk, cereal, etc.. It's a lifesaver.. Now I'm about to hit my third trimester and I'm excited about my little man.. I also plan to use state assistance after he is born to get into a better job to get on my feet.. There are a lot of programs out there for people who really need it. It definitely can't hurt to go in to your state assistance office to see what you can receive help with to remove the burden some. A baby can be a blessing and I'm so sorry you are so stressed and worried. I can't say I'm completely stress free but I feel like I can breathe a little and know my baby will be just fine. It took until I had things more prepared for me to relax, though. I hope they can give you some kind of help to be able to handle it a bit more.
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