Do you have asthma? You’re not alone. New stats show that the number of people diagnosed with the condtion has increased by 4.3 million from 2001 to 2009. That’s nearly 1 in 12 people! Asthma is a fairly common pulmonary condition that can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Patients can control their asthma symptoms, which are usually triggered by things in the environment, through medication or by avoiding things that cause their illness to flare up, including smoking and air pollution.
The costs of having a baby are staggering. In 2010, Pregnancy Today puts the total cost at around $10,000 to $12,000 for a vaginal birth and $15,000 to $20,000 if you require a C-section. Fortunately, if you aren’t financially prepared to have a baby, there are resources that you can turn to for help.