First I would find someone to talk to, like a counselor. If you cannot afford one go to your local Department of Mental Health for a free or really cheap licensed therapist. You've got to let this all out so you can be emotionally ready for when your baby gets here. Also, if there are people in your life that complicate it, get rid of them, surround yourself with positive people that can provide you with the support you really need. As for the finances, I know it may not be what you want to hear, but you may qualify for some public assistance. When the baby is born he/she will qualify for their father's social security benefit (Contact your local SSA or go to SSA.GOV for info). If you were married you may qualify for the benefit now, so that should help. Do the best you can and allow yourself the time to breath. Best to you and your little one.
at 12:29 AM on May. 27, 2011