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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by BVNO: 4:27pm On Dec 16, 2014
mimibe:
Wow!!! Congrats, God bless you and the baby Boy


A big Congrats to you dear Phema.....indeed it couldn't have been anyone except God. To God be the Glory. A journey that ended so well....
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by BVNO: 4:30pm On Dec 16, 2014
[quote author=Phema post=28832939][/quote]

A big Congrats to you dear Phema.....indeed it couldn't have been anyone except God. To God be the Glory. A journey that ended so well....
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by BVNO: 4:36pm On Dec 16, 2014
Congrats akelvin...May God keep and protect you and your little one



akelvin:
Congrats phema thank God for d safe delivery n ur LO.came to post my experience also.
Had my little one at 39weeks d whole process was fast from contraction to birth less tha 2hrs, my water broke rushed to d hospital I was already 7cm before the nurses culd pull injection n what are u I was already pushing they were sending for d doctor baby was out n they were all congratulating me dat was really fast culdnt document nothing.so d doctor said I didn take d prescribed injection cos of how fast everything went need to keep my baby in special care for observation n I told him pls d baby should b kept with me(in my mind as I knw d package didn cover dat)n he said no problem.all test was done n baby was fully fine.like phema said my nurses were amazing abt 5-7nurses on me during labour all doing a different thing n one just encouraging me I can do it cos no epidural...lol,they were really wonderful even d ward kept asking over n over if I needed anything.i didnt like a particular food told my nurse n she got me something else.n like phema has said didn use anything I went with all was provided.d package was over worth it n I give God all thanks.
Applied for passport thru post office paid expedited n overnight priority mail n d passport came exactly 1wk2days so heading for visa nw n shifting my flight earlier than scheduled.@madameu:thank u so much for d help oo much appreciated n regards to d other mum I met at east oak.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by BVNO: 4:56pm On Dec 16, 2014
I'm first time mum and 6months gone and my tommy is still very small. I'm a little bit concern. Although the doctor said the size is okay but to me the size is just like I'm 4 months gone.

Please first time mum and experience mothers should please share their experience on this...

# I know this is not the right place to post this, I just wanted to know if someone has this same experience#

Your response would be highly appreciated.

Thank You.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by prettymum(f): 5:02pm On Dec 16, 2014
shelly23:
Where in Florida are yoiu planning to give birth?

@shelly23 so sorry for my late response. Tampa
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Tvegas(m): 5:18pm On Dec 16, 2014
sayoberry:
pm nko? i af tired of google
No qualms

Shayo5:
@ Tvegas no be our fault o,bought my ticket before learning bout Houston poe.I pray for favour at POE
Its well, God will go before you just remain confident.

@Virtuosdiva......Haven't read from you in a while. when are you travelling?. Do you hear from Merrymom,she has been away for a while.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Virtuousdiva: 5:24pm On Dec 16, 2014
Shawbabe:


Lol when I dey tell una say BA is the worst airline flying to naija, una no wan hear. The days of BA being the best, has long gone. It's like they send their worst planes and hostesses to Nigeria. It's terrible!

BA has been good to me oooo over the years.I am surprised by all these stories...They are very good with upgrading people as well.That being said, if the money dey,kuku fly business or first class oooo ;Dcos every airlines economy class has their own comma.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by pattyreal(f): 5:30pm On Dec 16, 2014
BVNO:
I'm first time mum and 6months gone and my tommy is still very small. I'm a little bit concern. Although the doctor said the size is okay but to me the size is just like I'm 4 months gone.


Thank You.

Sweetie u need not 2worry. I was lk dat in ma 1st preg cos I was a size 8 wit a very flat tommy. So it really didn't show. . As long as ur scan says d baby is fine den u r gud 2 go.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Virtuousdiva: 5:32pm On Dec 16, 2014
Tvegas:


@Virtuosdiva......Haven't read from you in a while. when are you travelling?. Do you hear from Merrymom,she has been away for a while.

I dey oooo.I haven't gone yet,January things.Haven't heard from Merrymom yet too Make sure say you perfect your pepper soup skills for madam while you dey there oooo.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by pattyreal(f): 5:40pm On Dec 16, 2014
Virtuousdiva:


I dey oooo.I haven't gone yet,January things.Haven't heard from Merrymom yet too Make sure say you perfect your pepper soup skills for madam while you dey there oooo.

Hi virtousdiva so where did u settle 4 finally?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Tvegas(m): 5:40pm On Dec 16, 2014
Virtuousdiva:
I dey oooo.I haven't gone yet,January things.Haven't heard from Merrymom yet too Make sure say you perfect your pepper soup skills for madam while you dey there oooo.
Lol, na beans and plantain i dey cook right now. Pepper soup go follow later. Abeg make una check on merrymom o.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Shawbabe: 5:41pm On Dec 16, 2014
BVNO:
I'm first time mum and 6months gone and my tommy is still very small. I'm a little bit concern. Although the doctor said the size is okay but to me the size is just like I'm 4 months gone.

Please first time mum and experience mothers should please share their experience on this...

# I know this is not the right place to post this, I just wanted to know if someone has this same experience#

Your response would be highly appreciated.

Thank You.

Hahaa my dear be happy with what u have oh. As long as baby is good and kicking. Some people are 4 months and look like 9 months, is that what u want? grin

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by modath(f): 5:54pm On Dec 16, 2014
dserious:


NO dear, its NOT[b][/b] possible to have a CS without anaesthetic, dats suicide mission. You know how painful a minor knife cut is when slicing e.g orange; then imagine the pain of slicing thru ur stomach and womb. No hospital would try such, not even a slaughter house.

Thanks for the response,I was curious cos people were listing epidural as an option when listing CS fees.. I'm not being sarcastic but I've had two(1st was an emergency while the 2nd was elective) so I know what it feeeelllls like. I felt like having an out of body experience within the 1st 12hrs on both occassions cos the pain was real gangster.
I'm getting ready for no 3(& final) and making enquiries to guide budgetting.
Thanks once again.

Nb. I've already reached out to dr fagbohun and he has given me a breakdown, I also got two other nigerian drs on healthgrade that I intend to reach out to for comparison.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Nobody: 6:22pm On Dec 16, 2014
RoyalRoy:


Lollz.... Am sure Mr Phema is doing a great job spoiling her already.

grin grin grin
Mr Phema dey naija. U r lucky it wasn't me.I for track u down tongue
U know now cheesy
Planned to come over sometime next year but can't just leave some certain things un attained for weeks.

She is not in ur state else, seek her out and spoil her(I called u out cos I know u can do it if d condition is favourable, I trust u kiss)

Phema, don't worry, he is far from u.
Hope u and baby r fine. Xmas pikin kiss
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Destiny4G: 6:33pm On Dec 16, 2014
[quote author=prettymum post=28936722][/quote]

Hi prettymum,
Your in Florida already? Please which hospital are you using?
I've been in touch with some doctors in west palm, Fort Lauderlale but haven't decided yet.
Plan to be in Florida as well.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by malory84: 6:38pm On Dec 16, 2014
Congrats Phema. I am happy your baby is doing great. 36weeks! you just never know with pregnancy. @Tvegas, congrats on your poe n that of your wife. safe delivery to her. Please does any1 have an idea of a shipping company in elpaso that ships to Naija? for those asking for the hospital details, i am using UMC, university medical centre of Elpaso. Nice hospital. They are the only hospital that really offer vbac. U can Google b4 dem brand me marketer! like Tvegas said, me too want to respect myself.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by hebrewoman2014: 6:40pm On Dec 16, 2014
@Shawbabe

@ebonyademi

@bmay

Attention Atlanta Mums,

I called Gwiwnnett price estimate line and the automated system said their hospital fees were:

4-6k for normal delivery with 40% discount for self pay
10-12 k for cs with same discount for self pay.

HOWEVER,
I had sent them an email over the weekend when I was considering porting from northside since I couldn't seem to get a doctor there to take me at 35weeks. I got their reply this morning which stated a whopping 2x increase . Read a portion below:

"Prices are based on level of care and length of stay. On average, patients who experience a normal vaginal delivery and remain in our facility for 2 days incur charges from $8,000 to $10,000.

Patients who deliver by caesarian who remain in our facility for 4 days incur charges from $15,000 to $25,000. "

(And of course you know this excludes physicians fee, anaestheasia, paediatricians fee etc...)

I called the financial counsellor whose number was on the email and told her that their voice prompt gave me a different quote from her email. She put me on hold for a few minutes to confirm this and got back to me apologizing that the voice prompt had not been updated yet, and that this was the new price estimate ! She also said they dont do more than a 40% discount, and that if I was "STRUGGLING" financially I should applY for Medicaid! ( which of course I would NEVER do)!

So for those of us intending to birth at Gwinnett, please be aware of this price review, don't be shocked after delivery. E no go funny!

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by malory84: 6:42pm On Dec 16, 2014
BVNO:
I'm first time mum and 6months gone and my tommy is still very small. I'm a little bit concern. Although the doctor said the size is okay but to me the size is just like I'm 4 months gone.

Please first time mum and experience mothers should please share their experience on this...

# I know this is not the right place to post this, I just wanted to know if someone has this same experience#

Your response would be highly appreciated.

Thank You.

My dear, nothing to fear, wen I was preggers for my 1st child, at 7 months my tummy was really small. it bulged out at 8/9months. I had a really small tummy. But it really helped coz immediately after delivery it went flat I was even shocked upon say na CS o.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Shawbabe: 6:57pm On Dec 16, 2014
@ hebrewwoman2014, thanks for contacting them. That's the same email they sent me. But from what I understand, it's an estimate and theu bill u based on LENGTH OF STAY.

As mimibe or someone mentioned earlier, stay nothing more than a day. That way total bill stays under 4k! So na just to believe God and pray we all have normal deliveries.

Just emailed Dr. Oduro, will let una know his response. When are u travelling?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by sayoberry(f): 7:29pm On Dec 16, 2014
pls help me praise God o. my babies almost came as premies yrsterday evening. im just 26 weeks gone. had contractions that were so intense that they were coming 30 seconds apart and my doctors were already preparing to recieve them sef. my bloodbpressure rose fast as well as my temperature. I was quickly given an injection to help the babies lungs mature a bit faster before injections to subdue the contractions. were given.. i thank God my water dint break. na all the abuja stress cause am. i got discharged this evening anyway. thanks to God

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Shawbabe: 7:39pm On Dec 16, 2014
sayoberry:
pls help me praise God o. my babies almost came as premies yrsterday evening. im just 26 weeks gone. had contractions that were so intense that they were coming 30 seconds apart and my doctors were already preparing to recieve them sef. my bloodbpressure rose fast as well as my temperature. I was quickly given an injection to help the babies lungs mature a bit faster before injections to subdue the contractions. were given.. i thank God my water dint break. na all the abuja stress cause am. i got discharged this evening anyway. thanks to God

Wow! Thank God u and babies are fine!

Mothers please let's all take it easy oh....let's relax and no do anything that would add stress to the baby. Like my hubby would say, if ufeel stressed, stop and relax. That being said, I know there are circumstances beyond our control and I pray God keeps us all in good health to see this birthing project through. AMEN!

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by patricia23: 7:42pm On Dec 16, 2014
Shawbabe:


Do u have accommodation arrangements? Still looking sad

I'm going to be staying with family.

You can check extended stay or crest wood suites regarding accomodation
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by supamom: 7:49pm On Dec 16, 2014
sayoberry:
pls help me praise God o. my babies almost came as premies yrsterday evening. im just 26 weeks gone. had contractions that were so intense that they were coming 30 seconds apart and my doctors were already preparing to recieve them sef. my bloodbpressure rose fast as well as my temperature. I was quickly given an injection to help the babies lungs mature a bit faster before injections to subdue the contractions. were given.. i thank God my water dint break. na all the abuja stress cause am. i got discharged this evening anyway. thanks to God

Wow! What a scare.
Thank God you and babies are fine.
Please relax and take it easy. Any care that comes just cast it on God and forget about it, trusting that it has already been taken care of.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 8:04pm On Dec 16, 2014
hebrewoman2014:
@Shawbabe
Thats true o, had my baby there on the 3rd of december and i got a bill of 9547 and my baby 1028 and 67 for visit to peadtrician, this price is before 40% discount……..and not what i expected at all…it was a vaginal delivery o……so pls my advice is go to an hospital with a fixed price and not an estimate…..cos u never can tell what the bill will look like at the end……..not a straight forward bill at all.
@ebonyademi

@bmay

Attention Atlanta Mums,

I called Gwiwnnett price estimate line and the automated system said their hospital fees were:

4-6k for normal delivery with 40% discount for self pay
10-12 k for cs with same discount for self pay.

HOWEVER,
I had sent them an email over the weekend when I was considering porting from northside since I couldn't seem to get a doctor there to take me at 35weeks. I got their reply this morning which stated a whopping 2x increase . Read a portion below:

"Prices are based on level of care and length of stay. On average, patients who experience a normal vaginal delivery and remain in our facility for 2 days incur charges from $8,000 to $10,000.

Patients who deliver by caesarian who remain in our facility for 4 days incur charges from $15,000 to $25,000. "

(And of course you know this excludes physicians fee, anaestheasia, paediatricians fee etc...)

I called the financial counsellor whose number was on the email and told her that their voice prompt gave me a different quote from her email. She put me on hold for a few minutes to confirm this and got back to me apologizing that the voice prompt had not been updated yet, and that this was the new price estimate ! She also said they dont do more than a 40% discount, and that if I was "STRUGGLING" financially I should applY for Medicaid! ( which of course I would NEVER do)!

So for those of us intending to birth at Gwinnett, please be aware of this price review, don't be shocked after delivery. E no go funny!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Virtuousdiva: 8:19pm On Dec 16, 2014
pattyreal:


Hi virtousdiva so where did u settle 4 finally?

pattyreal, How are you doing?I am heading towards ELP by God's grace.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by BVNO: 8:34pm On Dec 16, 2014
@pattyreal...thank you so much, although I was 10 and my stomach was not very flat as such.

pattyreal:


Sweetie u need not 2worry. I was lk dat in ma 1st preg cos I was a size 8 wit a very flat tommy. So it really didn't show. . As long as ur scan says d baby is fine den u r gud 2 go.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Ritdan: 8:34pm On Dec 16, 2014
sayoberry:
pls help me praise God o. my babies almost came as premies yrsterday evening. im just 26 weeks gone. had contractions that were so intense that they were coming 30 seconds apart and my doctors were already preparing to recieve them sef. my bloodbpressure rose fast as well as my temperature. I was quickly given an injection to help the babies lungs mature a bit faster before injections to subdue the contractions. were given.. i thank God my water dint break. na all the abuja stress cause am. i got discharged this evening anyway. thanks to God
Thank God you and babies are fine. I can imagine the scare as am equally carrying multiples, after a very long wait for this miracle. Everyday is a testimony. I read thru your posts and thought to remind you to take good care of yourself and don't take anything for granted. You can be a super mom after delivery so for now, just rest and be lazy. It will end in praise by God's grace.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by adebrave(f): 8:38pm On Dec 16, 2014
[quote author=Tvegas post=28905459]Hello guys, reporting from the City of Stafford near Houston Texas

Sup bro @Tvegas, congratulations on ur successful POE. Enjoy ur stay and regards to madam. God bless !
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by BVNO: 8:42pm On Dec 16, 2014
@Malory84... thanks dear. i'm now very happy. I can now put my mind at rest.



malory84:


My dear, nothing to fear, wen I was preggers for my 1st child, at 7 months my tummy was really small. it bulged out at 8/9months. I had a really small tummy. But it really helped coz immediately after delivery it went flat I was even shocked upon say na CS o.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by BVNO: 9:00pm On Dec 16, 2014
@Showbabe...I don't want it oh embarassed . I was only concern being my first time. Thanks a lot for your input.


Shawbabe:

Hahaa my dear be happy with what u have oh. As long as baby is good and kicking. Some people are 4 months and look like 9 months, is that what u want? grin
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by pattyreal(f): 9:01pm On Dec 16, 2014
Pls let's try and keep d quotes short wen quoting someone 2 avoid making dis thread unnecessary long. Thanks!

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by bosebabs(f): 10:25pm On Dec 16, 2014
PlsSss anyone with useful info and cheap hosp in new jersey for delivery. Help a sister

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