For Wisconsin mom, Kyla, the hardest part about having a baby with special needs was dealing with her insurance provider.

She says, “it turns out that dealing with things such as specialist appointments, prior authorizations, and medically necessary devices such as Arthur’s prosthetic were really.. really.. difficult to navigate.”

She writes:

We don’t often share the detailed struggles we dealt with when Arthur was born… I mean, I like to share about his condition and treatment processes in order to raise awareness and also normalize his differences- and the response I get is usually something like, “I can’t imagine” or how we dealt with everything so well etc.

But to be honest? I dealt with it horribly. Not the fact that our son was going to look different than other babies or that he had these extra appointments or needs… but with insurance.

You read that right. The absolute hardest part of having a newborn with special needs that had to be met was dealing with our insurance provider.

It turns out that dealing with things such as specialist appointments, prior authorizations, and medically necessary devices such as Arthur’s prosthetic were really.. really.. difficult to navigate.”

She goes on to say that she sees herself as lucky enough to have the resources to figure it all out, but writes:

“But what about anyone else? It’s heartbreaking to think about. Healthcare in Wisconsin needs to be affordable and accessible to everyone. The last thing any new mom needs is to juggle insurance and make sure that necessary surgeries for her newborn are “covered”.

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Always teaming up on me 🤪… But really though, sometimes it can be hard to be vulnerable on here. To tell you the real stories that are happening versus cute little funny blurbs… but sharing those REAL moments are where I find my voice. That's what I'm meant to be doing inside of this little virtual space. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm so lucky to not struggle with fertility, but instead I struggle with the decision on growing our family. My heart will ALWAYS want a baby girl. I love dress up and pink and princesses and I WANT THAT. 😭 But I also can't guarantee that that would ever happen in life… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I also can't guarantee what another baby would do to our family balance, my mental health, or my marriage. It's kind of like… everything is so good, why rock the boat? 🤷‍♀️ Plus, I really like sleeping at night. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know that I'm not the only one stuck at this crossroads where you're just not sure if your family is complete or not- so here I am. You aren't the only one. I don't know if we'll ever *know* for sure, but living in this mental limbo of a decision can get tiring. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Probably not as tiring as a newborn, though… 😅 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #evereve #everevestyle #evereveambassador #madisonwi #madisonblogger #boymom #boymomadventures #thatboymomlife #boymom💙 #momof3boys #momof4 #momof3 #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodthroughinstagram #thesincerestoryteller #storytellingmama #wisconsinmom #madisonmomlife #midwestmama #babybrain #babyfever #babyfever😩 #babyfeverisreal #discoverunder10k #thehappynow #momlifebelike #momlife❤️

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