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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by dere5: 6:17pm On Nov 08
overlord77:


How do you know this, VO told you or you made an inquiry and it was highlighted?
I have always advocated for what's the true picture of things and not assumptions but if you have proofs of this, do share. We put so much mystery around this whole visa thing.
Do a search of birth centers on this thread then come back and comment again

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ruthina000: 7:30pm On Nov 08
Same here, I also got April but due for January.... Please, how do we go about this appointment date?
nnamdi365:
Hello guys, please anyone with useful information on interview rescheduling as we got April 10th for a follow up interview but due for February, 2019.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ruthina000: 7:35pm On Nov 08
overlord77:


How do you know this, VO told you or you made an inquiry and it was highlighted?
I have always advocated for what's the true picture of things and not assumptions but if you have proofs of this, do share. We put so much mystery around this whole visa thing.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ruthina000: 7:38pm On Nov 08
Madriel:
Thanks for your replies this far. To clarify my question;

I already have a valid visa. I got it at a time when I was not pregnant. I actually want to do the water birth and it's only available at birth centers.
Has anyone had their baby at a birth centre? What do I expect at Poe? I plan to pay ahead of time.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ruthina000: 7:41pm On Nov 08
I guess she meant appointment rescheduling
chibertha:
You can't reschedule a follow up interview after picking a date.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by OmoBendel24: 8:23pm On Nov 08
Ruthina000:
I guess she meant appointment rescheduling

"For a follow-up interview" very likely connote a 221g refusal Na. It can't be rescheduled from the applicant's end! You only hope they do it of their own accord, but pretty much in order to apply for an earlier day rescheduling.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Gilgil: 10:21pm On Nov 08
NicoleObi:
Dear House,

Please help.

Can the notary at the US embassy be done before the birth of the baby? Or must it be after the birth of the baby? Would they need the baby's birth date of birth during the Notary process at the embassy?

Your urgent reaponse will be highly appreciated.

Thank u

They need the baby's date of birth during your notary process at the embassy.

Besides how can you swear to a baby that is not even born yet? From a legal perspective I believe that person does not exist yet. That could be dicey.

I would rather advice you wait for the baby's arrival then swear for the baby before a notary.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 10:30pm On Nov 08
Ruthina000:
It's okay if you want it at a birth centre....
You can go on with it, no fears....
Yes, most atimes, only birth centres do the water birth thingy and it's fun.....


I have never seen anybody here who declared birth centre and got the visa, birth centre is a big risk because if you are unfortunate to have complications they are not equipped to handle it and if you are rushed to the hospital the bill will be very high.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by justwise(m): 10:34pm On Nov 08
Ruthina000:
Be it birth centre or hospital, VO doesn't frown at any.

Provided you want to give birth. You can either use a birth centre or an hospital.
A colleague of mine was issued her visa and gave birth in a birth centre in US. In fact, according to her, she was given special treatment more like the hospitals.....
It's basically for birth....... So far, your intentions aren't away from giving birth...
Thanks for shedding more light Overload77.


That is factually not true.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamaroon: 10:46pm On Nov 08
overlord77:


How do you know this, VO told you or you made an inquiry and it was highlighted?
I have always advocated for what's the true picture of things and not assumptions but if you have proofs of this, do share. We put so much mystery around this whole visa thing.

dear overlord77 sir....with much respect....... i've noticed your posts on the chicago POE issue and now birth centres.....

just thought to mention that none of these things are an exact science. NL is all about people's experiences.....even the US visa process appears to be about the VO's experiences and perspective....when we make statements based on the expereince of 90% of the people here...the experience of the majority may differ from yours...you being in the 10%...but it would be wise to heed advise from the majority...unless otherwise directed by own's intuition or divinely.....

a case in point is being called for interview 221g after dropbox application....i'm sure there is a 10% who scaled through drop box after childbirth without being called for interview.....but 90% are asked to appear at Walter Carrington or whatever the abuja equivalent is.....an objective mama will be careless to ignore this.

So...... i make bold to say again....if you don't have liver...mountain faith....and serious confidence....please my sisters don't "near" ORD aka Chicago or birth centre.

and if you can afford it...just go for a more expensive hospital and avoid this recent renewal drama.

PS: just my opinion and perspective o....i may well be wrong......

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by MamaOO: 11:44pm On Nov 08
Ruthina000:
It's okay if you want it at a birth centre....
You can go on with it, no fears....
Yes, most atimes, only birth centres do the water birth thingy and it's fun.....

This is bad advise. If you’ve been on this thread for long, you’ll know that people have been denied visas or renewal based on the use or potential use of birthing centers.

If I remember correctly, one person was asked why she wanted to travel thousands of miles, just to go and use a birthing center? And if things go south (which it oftentimes does)you’ll end up at the hospital you were avoiding anyways, with higher bills cos of complications. So what’s the point?

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by NicoleObi: 2:03am On Nov 09
Thanks to everyone that responded to my question. God Bless you.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by overlord77: 4:48am On Nov 09
Mamaroon:


dear overlord77 sir....with much respect....... i've noticed your posts on the chicago POE issue and now birth centres.....

just thought to mention that none of these things are an exact science. NL is all about people's experiences.....even the US visa process appears to be about the VO's experiences and perspective....when we make statements based on the expereince of 90% of the people here...the experience of the majority may differ from yours...you being in the 10%...but it would be wise to heed advise from the majority...unless otherwise directed by own's intuition or divinely.....

a case in point is being called for interview 221g after dropbox application....i'm sure there is a 10% who scaled through drop box after childbirth without being called for interview.....but 90% are asked to appear at Walter Carrington or whatever the abuja equivalent is.....an objective mama will be careless to ignore this.

So...... i make bold to say again....if you don't have liver...mountain faith....and serious confidence....please my sisters don't "near" ORD aka Chicago or birth centre.

and if you can afford it...just go for a more expensive hospital and avoid this recent renewal drama.

PS: just my opinion and perspective o....i may well be wrong......

Well, you might be right but there is a difference between experience and assumptions. What I was trying to say is, when something happens (e.g visa or border entry refusal) most people just assume the reason stuff happened and not the actual. It's these assumptions am trying to kick against ma'am.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ruthina000: 6:01am On Nov 09
Well, i don't think so. This is because I know some that have given birth in birthcentres. MamaOO, if I don't know I won't be saying it here.
But all well and good, let the person make her decision. It's just one of those normal questions of VO, you just have to state your intentions so far you don't have a high risk pregnancy except you're deceiving yourself.
Good morning guys.

MamaOO:

This is bad advise. If you’ve been on this thread for long, you’ll know that people have been denied visas or renewal based on the use or potential use of birthing centers.

If I remember correctly,[b] one person was asked why she wanted to travel thousands of Mike's, just to go and use a birthing center? And if things go south (which it oftentimes does)you’ll end up at the hospital you were avoiding anyways, with higher bills cos of complications. So what’s the point?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by youngette: 8:01am On Nov 09
Hi @Chibertha thank you so much for taking out time to answer these many questions! <3 grin I will follow your advise and update as things unfold.

chibertha:
I have tried to give you answers note most are from the USA Visa website and first hand information

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by babestell(f): 8:03am On Nov 09
hello everyone


currently in Houston.

I flew Air France at 35 weeks 4 days. flight was uneventful. economy from Lagos to Paris, upgraded to premium from Paris to Houston. the premium is a bit more comfortable than economy but Air France isn't know for its comfort sha. I wasn't asked for fit to fly in Lagos or paris

POE experience was a breeze, we landed Thursday 8th Nov the line at the border wasn't long but there weren't plenty officers on duty. I stayed on the line for 1 hr plus before it got to my turn. the guy asked me if I had a doctor and my payment plan. I showed him the mail correspondence and the receipt of deposit. asked if we had food, we said yes he mentioned egusi and crayfish and we said yes. na so he stamp us in.

there is this blueish form they give on the plane where you declare currency and foodstuff. apparently George Bush airport doesn't use it again.

so waiting for my first dr appointment and the birth of my LO

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Madriel: 8:03am On Nov 09
Thank you all so much for your responses. I do appreciate and will make a decision based on all I've read.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Vgil100: 9:36am On Nov 09
Congrats sis.We will all have favour also in Jesus name.
Please was it a B1/B2 visa or B2.I hear you must do a change of Intent for B1/B2?

babestell:
hello everyone


currently in Houston.

I flew Air France at 35 weeks 4 days. flight was uneventful. economy from Lagos to Paris, upgraded to premium from Paris to Houston. the premium is a bit more comfortable than economy but Air France isn't know for its comfort sha. I wasn't asked for fit to fly in Lagos or paris

POE experience was a breeze, we landed Thursday 8th Nov the line at the border wasn't long but there weren't plenty officers on duty. I stayed on the line for 1 hr plus before it got to my turn. the guy asked me if I had a doctor and my payment plan. I showed him the mail correspondence and the receipt of deposit. asked if we had food, we said yes he mentioned egusi and crayfish and we said yes. na so he stamp us in.

there is this blueish form they give on the plane where you declare currency and foodstuff. apparently George Bush airport doesn't use it again.

so waiting for my first dr appointment and the birth of my LO

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Oke2017: 10:19am On Nov 09
If you have contacted those Birth Centers you will be informed of their policy, if there's complications Aunty na hospital you go end up .. High Risk or Not. And this birthing centre will not refund you if you're being transferred to the hospital thereby making your case an Emergency. And you know what that means. Plenty bills. So why go through all this stress?

From part 4 and 5 there are cases of visa refusal based on this.


Ruthina000:
Well, i don't think so. This is because I know some that have given birth in birthcentres. MamaOO, if I don't know I won't be saying it here.
But all well and good, let the person make her decision. It's just one of those normal questions of VO, you just have to state your intentions so far you don't have a high risk pregnancy except you're deceiving yourself.
Good morning guys.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Reine22: 1:41pm On Nov 09
Misleading.
Ruthina000:
It's okay if you want it at a birth centre....
You can go on with it, no fears....
Yes, most atimes, only birth centres do the water birth thingy and it's fun.....

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ruthina000: 3:00pm On Nov 09
C'mon I'm not misleading anyone oh.
I know those that have used birth centres, that's all.
Why on earth would I want to mislead anyone.
Please don't term it as misleading. OK.
Reine22:
Misleading.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by thermolady: 4:06pm On Nov 09
Simplicity01:
In the spirit of giving back. I went to Abuja for my interview on Wednesday.

The interview took less than 2 mins and We were denied. They didn't even check our documents at all.

Just 3 questions and she gave us the pink paper.

Question: Where do you work? What do you earn? Where have you been to? Why the US and not UK (Hubby work with Uk here in Nigeria and we both had our masters in the UK).

That is all. I really do not know where we went wrong though. I have decided to apply again but the date is the problem. If you have any idea of what we can do to get another close date. I will really appreciate.

We have all documents updated, Dr's fee paid, accommodation paid and bank statements of both showing good fund.

Thank you


Friend who had a too long visa interview date decided to forfeit previous payment and cancel her 2019 appointment, pay another visa fee and pay an agent through the nose for a 2018 interview date. Don't know how these agents get these so called unavailable dates but they really fleece desperate people!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by BBojo(f): 4:07pm On Nov 09
dere5:

Do a search of birth centers on this thread then come back and comment again

I can link you up with some1 .Tried sending u mail
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Stephenry: 5:23pm On Nov 09
Good day everyone in the house.

I tried renewing my visa via dropbox but was invited for a follow up interview.

I have been trying to schedule for this appointment but the payment confirmation page does not recognise my receipt number it gives an invalid error message.

I have sent several mails and filled the feedback form on the appointment page but yet to get any help.

Will it be right to pay for another visa fee.
I will appreciate any support.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by iykmon: 5:56pm On Nov 09
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Use www.paypal.com because you are using an IP address in the Nigeria, it brings a Nigerian set up.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ruthina000: 6:33pm On Nov 09
Don't be ridiculous.
I've made my point, let the person who asked the question make a decision. And mind you, this is a thread where anyone can fish out experiences, opinions and ideas. You dont say negative words or be abusive to anyone here. I have never said one to anyone, so mind your words...... Your comment shows the kind of attitude you portray. You say your own and let others say theirs.....
You said YOU PUT IT TO ME....... like you know who I'm talking about, as if you were there with those that gave birth there.......
Please, mind your choice of words.
Sparkle1515:
Lie lie I put it to you that you don’t know anyone that has used birth centers..you just want to be seen and heard on this thread and we have seen you ..i pity anyone who heeds to this clueless person idea/opinion..OYO is your case

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ruthina000: 6:43pm On Nov 09
Hi Madriel, I have answered your question , others have also done same. You can make your decision. I never knew answering questions here could make someone insult one unjustly. Really, I don't understand. I feel everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, you don't need to insult anyone.
You can imagine sparkle1515 calling someone clueless....... I mean, as it gotten to that?
Anyway, I hope you've made your findings....
Madriel:
Hello all.

Does anyone have info about going to deliver at a birthing center as against a hospital?
Please assist. Thanks!

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Ruthina000: 7:11pm On Nov 09
Madriel:
Thank you all so much for your responses. I do appreciate and will make a decision based on all I've read.
You're welcome.

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