Pregnancy should be a time of wonder, not of woes. It is a time of celebration, and that celebration should not be overshadowed by niggling doubts as to how you are going to afford to not work for a while. Medical expenses, maternity clothes, baby equipment ...how can any one save when there is so much to buy? And once you have had the baby you then have to juggle financial commitment on a part or no income. Surveys have revealed that financial issues are one of the main reasons couples put off having children. this essential, practical guide has tips on how to plan for time off, work out how long you can afford to take time off work, get the best bargains on baby clothing and equipment, and how to manage your money throughout pregnancy and beyond.