Pregnancy Costs and Being A Single Parent

Thinking about parenting? It will be important for you, as a single mom, to explore all your pregnancy costs, financial options and the cost of being a parent.

The first thing to consider is the cost of pregnancy and giving birth. Truven Health Analytics reports the national average for pregnancy and newborn care is about $30,000 for a vaginal delivery without complications and $50,000 for a cesarean section (C-section).  HealthcareInsider details out these costs in their article “What Will Your Pregnancy Cost You?

Single-parent families don’t have it easy; they have to not only take responsibility for all parenting duties, but be the sole breadwinner, too. According to the USDA report, 85 percent of single-family households are run by women. Choosing adoption for your child is one way to mitigate these cost while choosing life for your baby.

Below, you will find an infographic on the cost of having a baby, courtesy of You can also click this link, to have access to an interactive Baby Cost Calculator to see how much you will need to cover expenses from conception through the first year of life for your child.

If you choose adoption all of these expenses will be covered and you may even be eligible for additional financial support for items like basic living expenses during your pregnancy. Speak with an adoption counselor 24/7 for help in making your birth plan and decide if adoption is right for you. Call our Pregnancy Hotline: (919) 971-4396 or Text: Pregnant to (919) 971-4396.

The average cost of raising a child from conception through the first year of life in the United States is $24,642.22.

  • Hospital delivery costs for a vaginal birth: $7,782.72.
  • One time expenses: $1,069.
  • Breastfeeding: $306.
  • Feeding: $119.
  • Bath items: $133.
  • Other items: $103.50.
  • Transport: $669.50.
  • Daycare: $11,063.50.
  • Cloth diapers: $168.
  • Formula feeding: $1,350.
  • Clothes: $420.
  • Toiletries: $252.
  • Entertainment: $1,374.
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