If it's because of poverty it can be very hard. No money for baby formula but money for a holiday. You may also be able to borrow a lot of stuff from friends and family. The way to solve this is to buy second hand washable diapers or to ask, or possibly make them ourselves, because that would be the best and it hardly costs any money. Like that we got money for a little bed and a baby buggy. Get updates on how your baby develops, your body changes, and what you can expect during each week of your pregnancy by signing up to the Mumsnet Pregnancy Newsletters. More than anything I feel so angry that this has happened at a time that is supposed to be filled with joy, as it just takes the edge off everything because of the worry. High quality Baby No Money gifts and merchandise. As my husband and I grew in our careers, we were able to live more comfortably, and I saw how much money really did help when you have kids. Money is less important than you may think at first. hi,this is embarrassing to admit and i feel like such a bad mother. How can you live with little or no money? There is no need to tell them you are pregnant until you are obviously showing, in fact they often don't want to know as it puts them in a difficult position re. I'm not sure if you'll be entitled to maternity pay/ allowance, you'd have to check but at the very least you'll he able to save a little towards baby stuff and I'm sure once baby is born you'll be entitled to tax credits and child benefitYou're not a failure, it's just a big change and you're adjusting to the idea. I do have somewhere to stay for the time being but when baby's here I can't stay anymore, there wouldn't be enough room. DH worked as an unskilled labourer for a couple of years because we needed the money and he couldn't find anything else. With these tips, there’s no reason you can’t square away the logistics of money and stuff you need to have a baby and focus on freaking out about the rest of it. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. We have added useful links for help with this in the UK and US. Thank you, i'm slowly coming round to the idea of the next few months living on a shoe string, i talked things over with my partner about money issues and he reassured me we would be fine, were really lucky to have family to fall back on if were not, and as much as i dont want to ask for help or things from them i know they wouldnt let us go without,just having a hormonal day i think! We're giving this food without a spoon, we let the baby determine what he and how he eats (according the Rapley method). If you find you are struggling to afford things and feel comfortable asking them for help do so. If you sleep with your baby in bed things can work out really well. I hate, hate, HATE asking my parents for money - but when push comes to shove there's no way they'd let their PFBGC go without! We all have this fairytale idea of what having our first child will be like, but rare does it happen this way. just feel really really useless and pathetic! Pfff - hormonal days? We made lists of what we thought we needed and informed family and friends. I work for myself so when i don't work, no money comes in. We were talking about finances and we were asked how we thought to raise the money, without money. The continued need for diapers is one of the main concerns of the baby's future parents. How to survive without money. To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. She is so happy and pleased to get things, not spoilt at all (which I am sure may be if we could afford ) and just a delight! Prams go for half the price on there too. My DC is a first grandchild on one side and a second grandchild on the other and our families have both given us money (unasked) to spend on baby things. If you can't earn much, at least look for jobs that give you good CV experience.I was a student when DC1 was born, my DH had just graduated, it was a tricky time as neither of us knew when and how we would actually be able to get on a career ladder. I have no perfect place to live or the money to take this baby to the hospital. collieandpup thats just so awful for you, like you say the last thing you need right now!I know your all right, i'm in the state of mind that i need to feel sorry for myself at the moment and wallowing on the bathroom floor with morning sickness for most of the day certainly doesn't help, nor does not being able to sleep.I got out of the house though and went for a huge long walk to clear my head which really helped, i suppose we could live of my partners salary for a while till something picks up, its just with doing the house up all the money goes towards that so we can get back in there, currently my brother is putting us up, so i dont think being in someone elses house helps my situation either, Im not that bothered about brand new expensive stuff, yes it would be nice but if its a choice between a lovely 2nd cot or eating and keeping our house then im not going to be stupid about it, ive had a look on ebay today for some new clothes, im a super ebayer too so normally manage to get a bargain.I think im mostly worried about the ideal image you have in your head about being pregnant for the 1st time and that its not going to plan, i just need to change that image, ive worked out all the tax credits i can claim after the baby is born, i just need to get through the next few months on a basic shoestring, if i dont find work in the mean time. 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