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070: How to Cope with Financial Stress for a Healthy Pregnancy with Aisha Taylor

Financial stress is a tremendous source of stress for women with a high-risk pregnancy. Whether it's because you spent much of your savings trying to get pregnant or you ended up on bed rest and can no longer work, financial stress is very real and can leave women feeling even more helpless and anxious about their future than they already feel because of their pregnancy complications.

On this episode, I speak with financial expert, Aisha Taylor, on how she empowered herself to take charge of her finances when she found herself pregnant with twins.


Episode highlights...

  • Parijat recounts the journey of a former client who struggled with severe anxiety after her delivery.

  • The shock most parents receive when they find out how expensive it is to raise a child

  • Why Aisha believes managing finances is essential to reducing your pregnancy risk

  • Aisha's experience of leaving her job and then finding out she was a single-mom with twins and how that lit a fire under her to take charge of her finances

  • The moment Aisha realized that financial stress can affect her pregnancy health

  • How financial strain during pregnancy puts you at risk for delivering a smaller birthweight baby

  • How baby registry lists are one of the most common sources of financial stress during pregnancy

  • Aisha reframes baby registries as a "wish list"

  • The best advice Aisha received when it came to figuring out what her babies needed before they were born

  • Most of the financial stress parents feel is about upgrading their home when a baby is due

  • How Aisha decided between upgrading car seats versus upgrading her car to accommodate twins

  • Lack of gratitude caused lack of contentment which added to Aisha's stress during her pregnancy

  • How to figure out what you really need on your baby registry

  • When decorating your child's nursey buy items that grow with your child

  • Aisha's top 2 financial tips to reduce financial stress immediately during a high-risk pregnancy

  • Why checking with your insurance is critical to managing finances and financial stress

  • How to get back in control of your finances even if you have stop working sooner than you expected

Financial management should not be an afterthought after pregnant. Get in charge of your finances now. It's not essential just for your bank account but also for the health of your pregnancy.

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About the Guest

Aisha Taylor is a single mom of twins and the CEO & Founder of FNPhenomenal a company that financially empowers single mothers. She helps single moms thrive financially and live phenomenally using Biblical principles to teach money management, self-care, and the importance of building a legacy for their family. Aisha holds Bachelor degrees in Public Policy and Economics from Duke University; Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan; and passed the Certified Financial Planning Exam. Aisha is the author of, “5+5 FNPhenomenal Ways to Save $100 This Week Without Killing Your Lifestyle.” She has been featured in ESSENCE, Jet, and Black Enterprise.

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