Purpose of Activity:

    Students will determine the costs associated with teenage pregnancy and childbirth through age 1 of the child. By showing teens the high costs involved, we hope to foster better decisions about becoming sexually active. Students are very surprised at how quickly the costs mount. It definitely fosters class discussions regarding responsibility and making good sound decisions. The “Baby Project” is a two part project that will include a cost analysis of proper care for a baby and two opinion questions.



    • Project Must be typed and have a cover Page


    • 1 Day late grace period= ½ credit , after 1 day NO CREDIT


    • All parts of the cost analysis must be filled in, you may make your own spreadsheet, but are welcomed to use the one attached. Please have proper documentation of information received. Please include sales person’s name, the store, location of the store if information is received at a store. In addition any information received from Doctors or Hospitals please list Doctors Name and Hospital as well as a contact number.


    • All projects must be submitted by e-mail on or before the due date. If there is a problem submitting them on e-mail please see me.


    • Order in which to organize your Paper
      • Cover Page
      • Cost Analysis Spreadsheet
      • Opinion Questions


     Part 1- Cost Analysis: (50 points)

    Students will discover the cost of the following by making phone calls to the offices' billing departments, visiting stores, using online sites. Students will then insert the information they have received into the attached spread sheet. This section of your project is worth (50 points).

    1. Prenatal Care including tests, diagnostic ultrasound, doctor charges for the 9 months of pregnancy. (call physician office)


    1. Hospital charges - labor/delivery and anesthesia charges (call hospital)


    1. Pediatrician charges - well/sick visits, all immunizations (call physicians office)


    1. Diaper costs for one year


    1. Food costs for one year (formula, baby fruit, vegetables, cereal)


    1. Cost of furnishing a nursery (crib, changing table, garbage can, toys, decorations)


    1. Child care costs for 9 months so the mother can return to school


    1. Essential items such as stroller, car seat, high chair, etc. (Students can visit store or do searches online for prices)


    1. Infant and toddler clothing costs for the year


    1. Baby Proofing house. (Outlet covers, fire place guards, furniture bumper guards, cabinet locks, gates, etc)



    (For this project, we will assume you will all have insurance. However, I want you to investigate what the total cost would be for having a baby)



    Cost Per Month

    Cost Per Year

    Source or link of Information found

    Prenatal Care

    • Tests
    • Diagnostic Ultrasound
    • Doctor Charges Per Visit

    ** Call Physician Office**




    Hospital Charges

    • Labor / Delivery
    • Anesthesia Charges

    ** Call local Hospital**




    Pediatrician Charges

    • Well / sick visits
    • All Immunizations

    **Call Physician Office**




    Diaper Cost




    Food Cost

    • Formula
    • Bbay Fruit
    • Vegetables
    • Cereal




    Furnishing Nursery

    • Changing Table
    • Crib
    • Rocking Chair
    • Decorations
    • Toys

    **Visit Baby Stores or Check Online**




    Day Care / Nanny




    Essential Items

    • Stroller
    • Portable Crib
    • High Chair
    • Car Seat
    • All other essential items not listed

    ** Visit Stores or check online**





    • Infant
    • Toddler




    Baby Safety for House

    • Outlet Covers
    • Furniture guards
    • Cabinet locks
    • Safety gates
    • All other safety items not listed





                                                                Total Cost per Year: ____________________



    Part 2- Opinion Questions (50 Points)


    • Pages: Minimum of 1
    • Font Size: 12
    • Font: Arial
    • Spacing: Single
    • Must be answered on a separate sheet of paper. Please do not use this sheet.


    Question 1:

                Explain what your day would consist of if you had a child during your High School Years.


    Question 2:

                After completing the Baby Project, how would having a baby during your High School years impact your life in terms of schooling, finances, work, and social life?













    Oral Presentation of Cost Analysis for First Year of Life

                The Oral Presentation is a separate assessment from the Baby Project. The Oral Presentation will be graded as a quiz and will use the following rubric:







    Student is completely prepared and has obviously rehearsed.

    Student seems pretty prepared but might have needed a couple more rehearsals.

    The student is somewhat prepared, but it is clear that rehearsal was lacking.

    Student does not seem at all prepared to present.

    Speaks Clearly

    Speaks clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, and mispronounces no words.

    Speaks clearly and distinctly all (100-95%) the time, but mispronounces one word.

    Speaks clearly and distinctly most ( 94-85%) of the time. Mispronounces no more than one word.

    Often mumbles or can not be understood OR mispronounces more than one word.

    Posture and Eye Contact

    Stands up straight, looks relaxed and confident. Establishes eye contact with everyone in the room during the presentation.

    Stands up straight and establishes eye contact with everyone in the room during the presentation.

    Sometimes stands up straight and establishes eye contact.

    Slouches and/or does not look at people during the presentation.


    Presentation is 4 minutes long.

    Presentation is 3 minutes long.

    Presentation is 2 minutes long.

    Presentation is less than 2 minutes OR more than 4 minutes.

    Stays on Topic

    Stays on topic all (100%) of the time.

    Stays on topic most (99-90%) of the time.

    Stays on topic some (89%-75%) of the time.

    It was hard to tell what the topic was.


    Student uses several props that show considerable work/creativity and which make the presentation better.

    Student uses 1 prop that shows considerable work/creativity and which make the presentation better.

    Student uses 1 prop which makes the presentation better.

    The student uses no props OR the props chosen detract from the presentation.


    Shows a full understanding of the topic.

    Shows a good understanding of the topic.

    Shows a good understanding of parts of the topic.

    Does not seem to understand the topic very well.