My Pregnancy Money-Saving Diary

I'm terrible at keeping track of any savings that I make thanks to this site. I've decided to do my utmost to log any savings that I make over the next 8/9 months or so. :)

Having just confirmed that I am (barely) pregnant with my second child, I want to compare how much I save/spend this time around compared to my previous pregnancy (pre-MSE).

I'll start with the moment of truth. I expect it would have been very frugal just to wait another few months and see what developed but, as my husband insisted on a test.....:rolleyes:

Last time: Premium test kit from Boots £8.99!!

This time: Pregnancy test £1.49 from Home Bargains (thanks to info spotted on Shop But Don't Drop a while ago!) I could have got one for 99p but decided to splash out on the luxury version! ;)

Last time: Expensive Pregnacare supplements from Boots.

This time: Folic Acid from Goldshield. Free P+P, free gift and piggypoints! Also eating better generally thanks to advice on Old Style board. :)

That's all for now. :)


  • Spendless
    Spendless Posts: 23,997
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    Congratulations Jo:j

    And what a brilliant idea. I will be watching this thread with interest.

    (who paid for 5 tests in her last pregnancy that all said negative and then got a free blood test via her GP which confirmed what she already knew :rolleyes: )
  • System
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    Congratulations from me Jo. I look forward to reading further installments of your money saving diary.
  • daisykate124
    daisykate124 Posts: 258 Forumite
    Congratulations Jo.

    Good luck with the pregnancy and your new money saving venture!
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  • debsue
    debsue Posts: 467 Forumite
    Congratulations.. Folic acis 400mcgs can be obtained on prescription which as you are pregnant is free of charge, If you are on benefits you may also be able to get free milk.
  • Don`t forget to sign up to Boots babyclub for lot of freebies and extra points and congratulations!
  • Pink.
    Pink. Posts: 17,675
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    Congratulations Jo,

    This will be a fascinating thread to watch and see the differences between your first pregnancy and your second. Good Luck to you all.

  • nearlyrich
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    Congratulations Jo hope it all goes well and you save lots of money.
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  • divadee
    divadee Posts: 10,609
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    Look forward to reading this:D
  • MSE_Martin
    MSE_Martin Posts: 8,273
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    Love it. And congratulations :)
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  • Baileys_Babe
    Baileys_Babe Posts: 5,519
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    Congratulations on your pregancy :j

    Fantastic idea I will be following with interest.
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