« on: April 17, 2005, 06:56:48 AM »
No, No NO.
Think about the various things for a minute. The baby doesn't just magically appear. Consider the 9 months of pregnancy without complications: morning sickness, doctor visits, tiredness--and the time spent at the hospital and recovery. A healthy baby that cries at night, needs fed half a dozen times per day, and diaper changes a dozen times per day. Then more doctor visits.
Consider the cost. Is there medical insurance to cover the costs of doctor visits, tests, sonogram or amniocentesis, hospital for mother and baby? Consider the cost of clothing, feeding, toys, and accessories that babies need. If considering family members as the daycare option, discuss it with them first.
Consider the cost of pregnancy complications: Forced to quit work and school? Additional doctor visits and possibly additional hospital costs. If baby isn't healthy or normal, then the additional cost of extended hospitalization, and the worries about the baby. Consider costs of raising a deformed, retarded or handicapped child.
Not to mention the hormonal changes that mommy experiences. Baby becomes all important, school and work become secondary or non-existent.
School first, then the baby. The law school education will provide a better standard of living.