Single mothers know all too well the costs of having a baby. According to a report inParents, from doctor visits, to vitamins and supplements, tests, and the birth, the average pregnancy and delivery costs between $5,000 and $11,000. And that doesn’t account for complications or a C-section.
A new law in Utah hopes to give women taking on parenthood alone a bit of a break by making fathers responsible for half of all pregnancy costs. This makes Utah the first state to afford women this type of compensation, although, according toUSA Today, both New York and Wisconsin have legal provisions that allow women to seek prenatal expenses if they choose to.