Raising a child is expensive, so consider your financial stability and debt.
As long as they pay their expenses, many couples don't mind their spending or savings. Creating a budget before having kids can make saving easier and less expensive afterward.
If you want to work after your baby is born, you must consider childcare costs, which vary depending on whether you choose private or regulated care.
You probably don't think about the ramifications of your or your partner's death when you're delighted about having kids.
Even without kids, you should save for a life emergency, but having dependents makes it even more crucial.
Whether you use cloth or disposables, diapering a baby who uses 6,000 diapers in their first two years is expensive.
Breastfeeding is cheaper than formula-feeding, but breast pumps and maternal nutrition can add up.
Not everyone can conceive without fertility treatments. Adoption or surrogacy are other options. All these solutions can be expensive.