Hi BYCers, I have a quick question for those of you out there with pregnancy and insurance experience. During my first pregnancy, my boss suspiciously "couldn't afford to pay for the company's health insurance anymore" because the company was supposedly in financial trouble. He cut off the whole company's policy and I lost my coverage and had to pay for my entire private insurance premium and everything that that policy didn't cover (around $10k worth - thankfully my dad is the best and he helped). At the time, I figured that he did this just so that he wouldn't have to incur any costs related to my pregnancy, especially since he miraculously could afford to reinstate coverage once my baby was born. I just don't know if this is a true statement, because I don't know how an employer faces financial costs when an employee needs healthcare. Now I'm pregnant for the second time and my boss is considering firing me before my baby comes out. She's documenting every minor mistake I've made over the year and putting me on notice and completely fabricating other problems and distorting things so that it sounds like I'm a terrible employee who should be fired for cause. It has me wondering again: what sort of costs does an employer face when an employee has a child? I thought that the insurance company covered everything over and above my deductible, minus the percentage I have to pay, and my employer wouldn't have to pay anything. But being faced with losing coverage twice at 7-8 months pregnant has me wondering if they are just trying to avoid having to spend money. Anyone know the answer?