I got pregnant right after my husband lost his job here's how we made it work

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Expecting a child while also struggling financially is a challenging situation for any parent-to-be to navigate.

There are a number of ways to cut down on spending, such as moving to a more affordable location or buying second-hand baby products.

Look into career benefits and the possibility of paid time off in order to ease the financial burden of expecting a baby.

By the time my husband was laid off from his job we had been trying to get pregnant for about seven months.

My brain knew that this change in our finances meant we should take a break from trying to conceive, but my ovaries screamed absolutely not. As an overachiever from a family where women are more likely to have an "oops" baby than to struggle with fertility, I was no longer thinking rationally. I needed to have a baby, and financial realities were not going to deter me. My husband, I think, was too afraid of the emotional fallout to suggest otherwise.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 common 'facts' about Earth that everyone gets wrongSee Also:I earn more than my husband and I want people to know itIn a backlash against super-expensive ceremonies, more people are throwing 'microweddings' here's how to pull it offI've spent 1,000 on exercise gear in the last 5 years, but here's what is actually helping me get fitSEE ALSO: In a backlash against super-expensive ceremonies, more people are throwing 'microweddings' here's how to pull it off

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