How do I ask my family for financial support when pregnant?
Depending on your family’s financial situation, consider what you can and can’t afford by yourself, especially with things you know they can help with.
Be honest with your family and don’t struggle alone. There are many different options for support if your family can’t help you in the moment.
When you ask to borrow money be sure to there is a clear understanding of the conditions of the loan. Consider the following questions: Do they expect you to repay the money? If so, by when? Should it be in cash, check, or bank deposit?
Be honest about what you’re using it for (i.e. rent, childcare costs, etc.) and do your best to pay it back.