Having the ability to work through the little grievances before something bigger happens is crucial.
The staff at CSL Plasma said that I could donate twice a week and earn up to $400 a month if I chose to stick with that kind of donation schedule. However, the American Red Cross provides a guideline for plasma donations and only recommends to donate once every 28 days, or 13 times a year.
If you catch me with a cup of ramen noodles, do NOT even go there.
We had health insurance. We paid $500 a month for our premium. I had a perfectly normal pregnancy. It was still around $4,000 for my out-of-pocket cost just for the delivery! Yikes.