Top 3 Financial Resources for Pregnancy
After staring at a positive pregnancy test you are likely conflicted by a number of feelings and emotions. You may also be asking yourself a number of practical questions like "How can I afford a baby?" or "If I were to move forward with this pregnancy, where would I be able to find resources and support?" You may even be considering an abortion because of financial hardship. Babies are expensive, but they also add a lot of meaning and joy to your life, and the story of your unplanned pregnancy does not have to end here. Explore the three resources below to find out how you can receive the financial support needed to continue your pregnancy, every step of the way.
The staff at Obria Medical Clinics are here to help you. We listen with empathy, then help supply you with resources to meet your needs. Obria can help you get signed up for Medicaid/MediCal.
Have you ever googled for pregnancy financial help and come up empty?
Client advocates are connected to local resources that might not have a strong presence on Google. Staff can help connect you with free community resources.
For example, if you don't have insurance, we can provide you with a complimentary ultrasound. STD/STI testing is available on a sliding scale based on income for those without insurance.
Plus, Obria can help you sign up for WIC to get financial help with getting food.
Obria has complimentary baby items for parents in need.
Food through WIC and free baby items can ease your financial strain.
Obria's parenting classes include information on budgeting. This can help you cut hidden costs. Get budgeting tips tailored to your situation.
One time, a couple did not even have a bank account, so a client advocate guided them through the process of opening one.
1. Your Local Pregnancy Resource Center
and stretch your dollars!
2. Government Assistance for Pregnant Women
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), TANF, and other government resources help low-income individuals afford basic necessities like food, health insurance, housing, and more.
If you’re not sure where to start,
talk to us at Obria Medical Clinics about which agencies serve your needs.
United Way advances the common good through health, education and financial stability. They keep current lists of local charities and services for your needs. It’s basically a genie in a bottle.
The fastest way to access this network is to call their partner, 2-1-1 (24/7) or go online. 211 can help with financial assistance. They can point you to transportation assistance, including basic car repair, bus pass help, and sometimes fuel cards.
You are not limited to these three financial resources for pregnancy! There are many more charities and churches that serve single moms and women with unplanned pregnancies. But your local Obria is first on the list for a reason. You got this, and we got you.
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