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Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by steeviee(m): 6:22pm On Aug 25, 2011
hello guys,

we didnt pay all the medical bills for our daughter, and now we want to re-apply. is it possible?
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by AjanleKoko: 10:09pm On Aug 25, 2011
steeviee:

hello guys,

we didnt pay all the medical bills for our daughter, and now we want to re-apply. is it possible?

Most likely they will know, and they will deny you. But give it a try. Find out for yourselves.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by BabaOlu(m): 10:13pm On Nov 02, 2011
@ Ajanlekoko

Is it true that immigration turn pregnant women back at the point of entry or give them just 1 0r 2 months entry clearance? If yes, how can one beat the low entry clearance game?
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by AjanleKoko: 10:57pm On Nov 02, 2011
BabaOlu:

@ Ajanlekoko

Is it true that immigration turn pregnant women back at the point of entry or give them just 1 0r 2 months entry clearance? If yes, how can one beat the low entry clearance game?

Not true.
They would not turn a pregnant woman back at point of entry if she is able to prove that she can pay her bills.

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Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by BabaOlu(m): 11:00pm On Nov 02, 2011
@Ajanlekoko,

Thanks for your response. How can I reach you?
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by AjanleKoko: 12:07am On Nov 03, 2011
BabaOlu:

@Ajanlekoko,

Thanks for your response. How can I reach you?

Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by WAVixen: 10:08pm On Nov 03, 2011
It is possible that one might scale through and one might not. A few years ago, a couple came to the US and had a baby. Allegedly they claim they didnt collect any assistance from the government and were billed less than a thousand USD. Fastforward to this year and they need a renewal because visa has expired and a baby is on its way. The US embassy in Nigeria requested for the bill since  she has an American citizen. The bill of less than a thousand was produced and the consular officer laughed into their faces and said they must be joking.

Long story short, visa was denied. Now its helter skelter like  headless chickens to pay the bill they were supposed to pay in the first place which they could afford and came with the dough.  The hospital tells them the govt has taken care of it, they insist on the bill being sent and they are told they cant give out the bill cos it has been paid. Moral of story, you are getting a valuable issurance policy by having dual nationality for a child. Please if you have the funds pay up. This is to avoid the heart ache it will cause.
If you can't afford to have the child in the hospital use birthing centers.Its safer and quite affordable.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by WAVixen: 10:11pm On Nov 03, 2011
AjanleKoko:




cheesy
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by AjanleKoko: 4:17pm On Nov 04, 2011
WAVixen:

It is possible that one might scale through and one might not. A few years ago, a couple came to the US and had a baby. Allegedly they claim they didnt collect any assistance from the government and were billed less than a thousand USD. Fastforward to this year and they need a renewal because visa has expired and a baby is on its way. The US embassy in Nigeria requested for the bill since  she has an American citizen. The bill of less than a thousand was produced and the consular officer laughed into their faces and said they must be joking.

Long story short, visa was denied. Now its helter skelter like  headless chickens to pay the bill they were supposed to pay in the first place which they could afford and came with the dough.  The hospital tells them the govt has taken care of it, they insist on the bill being sent and they are told they cant give out the bill cos it has been paid. Moral of story, you are getting a valuable issurance policy by having dual nationality for a child. Please if you have the funds pay up. This is to avoid the heart ache it will cause.
If you can't afford to have the child in the hospital use birthing centers.Its safer and quite affordable.



Those ones are either naive or stoopid.
Even in the most backward American backwaters, you can't spend less than $8k all in for delivery fees. Even in the public or teaching hospitals, hospital will charge you for the facilities and hospital stay, following which all the specialists will charge their own separate. Physicians, gynecologist, attending, anesthesiologist if you get an epidural, paediatrician, etc. You go sort all man grin
Who did they expect to believe that crap?

WAVixen:


cheesy

I get to weak for the guy na. I be agent?
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by worry246(m): 5:36pm On Nov 04, 2011
Don't forget air carrier can refuse to load pregnant passenger!
Rember woman on BBC boarder patrol stopped from boarding USA plane at MMA.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by Plutonium(m): 9:24pm On Nov 24, 2011
One question was asked earlier, and no one seems to have given a straight answer. My wife is in the US, and is due (birth) in February, but at the border, it was stamped on the passport 'to leave the US Dec 15, No Extension'. Our intention was that she'll give birth there (I will cover 100% of the bills). What should we do now? stay and give birth? leave and come back(pregnancy is very well visible)? Please I need advice,
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by AjanleKoko: 10:18pm On Nov 24, 2011
Plutonium:

One question was asked earlier, and no one seems to have given a straight answer. My wife is in the US, and is due (birth) in February, but at the border, it was stamped on the passport 'to leave the US Dec 15, No Extension'. Our intention was that she'll give birth there (I will cover 100% of the bills). What should we do now? stay and give birth? leave and come back(pregnancy is very well visible)? Please I need advice,

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-617280.64.html#msg9626524

worry246:

Don't forget air carrier can refuse to load pregnant passenger!
Rember woman on BBC boarder patrol stopped from boarding USA plane at MMA.

They cannot randomly decide not to carry somebody.
Before you book your ticket, read the airline T&C. A pregnant woman is expected to carry a letter from her doctor certifying her fit to travel. Some airlines don't carry women over 36 weeks pregnant, others do not care. For example, Delta has no such restriction.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by paris10: 10:47pm On Dec 20, 2011
Plutonium:

One question was asked earlier, and no one seems to have given a straight answer. My wife is in the US, and is due (birth) in February, but at the border, it was stamped on the passport 'to leave the US Dec 15, No Extension'. Our intention was that she'll give birth there (I will cover 100% of the bills). What should we do now? stay and give birth? leave and come back(pregnancy is very well visible)? Please I need advice,

If you really want a solution for this, I can either post it here or mail it to you. You decide
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by abiolu: 5:55pm On Mar 19, 2012
Hi Everyone, i am interested in having my baby in the US. I currently live in the UK, and i have quote from few hospital ranging betwen 6k-7k dollars. I had another quote which is a little bit ceaper but its in chicago. Could anyone please advise if there is a cheaper hospital to stay, cost of renting an apartment . I will prefer a hospital in north carolina as i have a friend there , but will consider any where. Thank you
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by WAVixen: 9:50am On Mar 21, 2012
grin Your question isn't difficult,but needs straight forward answers, hmmmm, let me come back my sister. Meanwhile have you considered a birthing center? Its way cheaper o.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by abiolu: 5:13pm On Mar 21, 2012
thanks for taking time to reply to me. Yes i have considered a birthing center but they alwasy quote to use the hospital facility as well, and cost is over 6k. Any advise or information you can give will be highly appreciated.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by lonxo: 4:39pm On Apr 13, 2012
abiolu: Hi Everyone, i am interested in having my baby in the US. I currently live in the UK, and i have quote from few hospital ranging betwen 6k-7k dollars. I had another quote which is a little bit ceaper but its in chicago. Could anyone please advise if there is a cheaper hospital to stay, cost of renting an apartment . I will prefer a hospital in north carolina as i have a friend there , but will consider any where. Thank you

@Abiolu-Could you please give me with the details of the slightly cheaper hospital in chicago that you got a quote from.Intend to have my baby in chicago and have really been surfing the net for an average billing hospital in chicago.
Thanks a bunch.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by vivianobas: 1:33pm On May 10, 2012
I just returned from the US after having my baby and would be pleased to help anybody that is interested in doing same. Delivery cost was moderate and very Ok if you ask me.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by kollymercy(m): 11:40am On May 11, 2012
vivianobas: I just returned from the US after having my baby and would be pleased to help anybody that is interested in doing same. Delivery cost was moderate and very Ok if you ask me.

Congratulations Vivian,

Plz tell us, did u already have your visa before you get prego or u apply during the period. If yes, how heavy were you and how were u able to convince the VO.

2. How heavy were u when you travel and what was the experience like @ the airport/which airport.

3. How much did you spend altogether and where? Hospital or Birthing center?

4. How did you go with the baby's doc/birth cert/passport/naija visa..

Thank you.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by vivianobas: 12:51pm On May 11, 2012
Congratulations Vivian,

Plz tell us, did u already have your visa before you get prego or u apply during the period. If yes, how heavy were you and how were u able to convince the VO.

2. How heavy were u when you travel and what was the experience like @ the airport/which airport.

3. How much did you spend altogether and where? Hospital or Birthing center?

4. How did you go with the baby's doc/birth cert/passport/naija visa..

Thank you.


Hello Kolly Mercy,

I was 20 weeks pregnant when I applied for the visa but didnt tell that to the VO cos it wasn't showing. I got the visa without any problem cos I had the right documents (which were not checked by the way).

I was 32 weeks when I travelled and my port of entry was Newark, New Jersey. After I was stamped in for 6 months, I was directed to customs for properly checking. At this point, they still didn't know I was pregnant but the custom officer checking my luggages discovered some ante natal drugs and asked me how old the pregnancy was. I feigned ignorance but later told him the truth and also showed him the correspondences I exchanged with a birthing center in San Diego, California reflecting that I was scheduled for appointment with them. At this point, the CO took copies of the scan I had with me, the correspondences between me and the Birthing Center and asked me to wait for him. He went inside and came back to ask how I intended paying for my delivery and I told him I will be paying cash and showed him the cash. Thereafter he handed me my documents and joking told me his name and said he would be happy if I named my baby after him cos he asked if I knew the sex already and I told him.

I ended up not using the birthing center cos when I got to Arizona, my brother insisted that I deliver in Arizona and I agreed. I gave birth in an hospital and spent $3,500 for everything (including circumcision and post natal visits for me and my baby). The care I received was superb and I will recommend the hospital over and over again.

I delivered on a Thursday and on Friday morning a lady from the birth registration department of the hospital came to take the baby's details for birth certificate and social security number. I told her the I needed the birth certificate early to enable me process my baby's passport and she told me to pick up the BC on monday office at the vital records office. Lo and behold I called the vital office on Tuesday morning and my baby's BC was ready for pick up. Iwent to the office and paid $20 for it. 2 days later, I went to the court and applied for an expedited US passport for him and was asked to start tracking online after 3 days. Instead of tracking, I called the national passport center and told them I needed to travel in less than two weeks and needed to send the passport for Nigerian visa. I was told processing will take 2 to 3 weeks, but I ended up getting the passport after 9 working days. Thereafter, I sent the passport and required documents to an agent in Washington who processed the visa within 3 days. My baby was issued 2 years Nigerian visa. The SSN card arrived exactly two weeks after I delivered.

We are back to naija and I am planning of getting a Nigerian passport for him soon. The rest is history......

Mercy, hope the information I have given above will be of help to you. For more info, you can send me a mail on vivianobas@yahoo.com as I can always access my mails 247
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by kollymercy(m): 2:08pm On May 15, 2012
Very interesting.

I will email you shortly.

Thank you.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by abiolu: 10:35pm On May 22, 2012
Good evening vivian, Pls could you give details of the hospital? Also is d cost of obsterician included in the 3,500, and also the paedatic care for the baby. I sent you an email but I haven't had a reply bk from you. Many thanks
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by vivianobas: 10:27am On May 25, 2012
abiolu: Good evening vivian, Pls could you give details of the hospital? Also is d cost of obsterician included in the 3,500, and also the paedatic care for the baby. I sent you an email but I haven't had a reply bk from you. Many thanks

@ abiolu... I didn't get your message (maybe you sent it to a wrong mailbox) cos I have replied all the messages I received. It is an hospital (mihs) in Phoenix and the $3,500 covered everything.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by abiolu: 4:20pm On May 27, 2012
Dear Vivian, thanks for getting back to me, I am very grateful, God bless u
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by tiwatowa: 12:44pm On May 28, 2012
which country the bill is cheap and that can give my babe citizen card

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Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by diva4eva(f): 10:38am On Jun 05, 2012
Hi vivianobas, my name is ifeoma. pls i sent u a mail some days ago but yet to get a reply from you. will be glad if u respond. tanx.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by abiolu: 12:03am On Jun 22, 2012
Hi Ifeoma, has vivian gotten back to you yet? I did manage to speak to her sometimes ago, and I have since been unable to get hold of her. Guess she is a busy person. When I spoke to viv, she did give some information, so lemme knw if I might be of help.I am expecting as well and would be travelling soon
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by abiolu: 12:06am On Jun 22, 2012
Hello everyone, does anyone know how to go about renting a short term accomodation in phoenix for appriximately 2 mnths. I intend to be in phonix around september/october but don't have any family or friend there. Any help/advise wld be appreciated. Thanks
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by adikem: 5:30pm On Jul 28, 2012
i gave birth to two children in the us i paid for one and used medicaid for the other, i want to refund the medicaid payment before i go for my renewal how do i refund medicaid payment in orlando
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by diva4eva(f): 7:46am On Jul 31, 2012
Hi abiolu, i didnt hear from vivian. I just wanted to have an idea of how much she showed the immigration officer. Just want to have an idea of how much money will be considered as too little. expecting ur feedback. tanx
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by vivianobas: 3:29pm On Aug 01, 2012
diva4eva: Hi abiolu, i didnt hear from vivian. I just wanted to have an idea of how much she showed the immigration officer. Just want to have an idea of how much money will be considered as too little. expecting ur feedback. tanx

Hi Diva,

I honestly didn't get any mail from you as I have replied all the mails I received regarding the US delivery thing. I had a physical cash of $7,500 with me and also had a credit card that had $3,200 in it. It is a red flag when you take over $10,000 cash with you to the US hence my reason for loading some amount into the credit card. Hope this information helps.
Re: I Want To Give Birth In Us by diva4eva(f): 8:08pm On Aug 01, 2012
thank you sooo much, vivian. i appreciate this info.

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