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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by amynuch: 9:42pm On Jan 06, 2014
[quote author=wunmi38]
My brother I wish her the very best in her interview.
Just to inform the whole huse dat were not granted the Visa and I felt really bad about it but I just remembered that if its the will of God they would have granted Us even after paying the deposit for elpaso I felt really bad because even the lady that interviewed Us was not ready to check the invoice from elpaso she said they have warned that we should not pay before interview in al I just feel its not ment to be.
They don't really app8 truth if I had said I was goin for vacation an the Visa was granted it wll be better in all i wish you all th very best my wife is due in March and.stress will be too much on her if we apply and refused again.

oh Dear! I feel so sad right now @ wunmi38. Please where did you guys have your interview (lag or abuja)? It is well.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by wunmi38: 10:02pm On Jan 06, 2014
[quote author=amynuch][/quote]
Lagos and beginining to believe they grant better in Abuja
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by LUBU16: 10:10pm On Jan 06, 2014
wunmi38:
My brother I wish her the very best in her interview.
Just to inform the whole huse dat were not granted the Visa and I felt really bad about it but I just remembered that if its the will of God they would have granted Us even after paying the deposit for elpaso I felt really bad because even the lady that interviewed Us was not ready to check the invoice from elpaso she said they have warned that we should not pay before interview in al I just feel its not ment to be.
They don't really app8 truth if I had said I was goin for vacation an the Visa was granted it wll be better in all i wish you all th very best my wife is due in March and.stress will be too much on her if we apply and refused again.

you were right (Gods time is the best) i am sorry about the refusal. if the child does not av automatic citizenship, not to worry, he/she will get it through other means. certain that the other ones to come will not be a challenge as i am sure you have ganered more experience as to how to go about stuff.

all the best.

warm regards
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by charliee2109: 10:46pm On Jan 06, 2014
@amynuch my interview date will be january ending and it would be in abjua,then I would be travelling in march by God's grace.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by amynuch: 10:48pm On Jan 06, 2014
[quote author=wunmi38]
Lagos and beginining to believe they grant better in Abuja

Please if you can, take the pain and reapply to abuja. Get the earliest date possible and go for another interview. March is still far and I believe you will have a positive result. Trust God!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by amynuch: 10:51pm On Jan 06, 2014
[quote author=charliee2109]@amynuch my interview date will be january ending and it would be in abjua,then I would be travelling in march by God's grace.

ok great. Wishing you God's Favour! Waiting to share in your joy
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by jyde2014: 12:19am On Jan 07, 2014
wunmi38:
Lagos and beginining to believe they grant better in Abuja
My brother; give it another shot, and this time try dot ur I's and cross your T's.....
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Alemo50: 6:34am On Jan 07, 2014
[quote author=amynuch][/quote]
I think if a child does not want to be born in US we should respect its wishes. I have been to US and observed things carefully and have come to the conclusion that I will rather be in Nigeria than there. After all, to be rich in America is to have a beautiful house that you cannot afford to stay in because you have to be constantly out working in order to afford the house. Therefore my advice is that you APPEAL rather than go to Abuja, but while making every effort to get a USA visa you should just bear in mind that not getting the Visa may be best for your child if the visa is not granted eventually. Not to be proud, but anytime I visit USA my colleagues there envy me- I work half as much as they do, have a decent house, can visit America in summer, not much of anxiety etc.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by uchetobi(f): 7:50am On Jan 07, 2014
bolanleife: Thank you for the info @ALemo50.

@ Uchetobi my friend just confirmed that now.

Thanks for the info. I will be using methodist, west houston but the same dr and stuff.


@wunmi normally il say dont apply again as applying within a short time actually shows desperation, but some lady on this thread in oct or so got on her third attempt within a month so you never know!
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by jyde2014: 7:53am On Jan 07, 2014
Alemo50:
I think if a child does not want to be born in US we should respect its wishes. I have been to US and observed things carefully and have come to the conclusion that I will rather be in Nigeria than there. After all, to be rich in America is to have a beautiful house that you cannot afford to stay in because you have to be constantly out working in order to afford the house. Therefore my advice is that you APPEAL rather than go to Abuja, but while making every effort to get a USA visa you should just bear in mind that not getting the Visa may be best for your child if the visa is not granted eventually. Not to be proud, but anytime I visit USA my colleagues there envy me- I work half as much as they do, have a decent house, can visit America in summer, not much of anxiety etc.
Good morning all;
It's clearly stated on the refusal paper given to people that the decision cannot be appealed. However one can get an immigration lawyer to write to them giving detailed explanation and proofing to them that you have strong socio-economic ties to Nigeria.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Alemo50: 8:55am On Jan 07, 2014
jyde2014:
Good morning all;
It's clearly stated on the refusal paper given to people that the decision cannot be appealed. However one can get an immigration lawyer to write to them giving detailed explanation and proofing to them that you have strong socio-economic ties to Nigeria.
Yeah, thanks for clarifying that. Immigration lawyer option is what I actually had in mind
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by ome240: 10:57am On Jan 07, 2014
Paying for medical services in advance, has it also become a reason for visa refusal May God deliver us from wicked VOs.
My brother, make a move, you'll get it.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by solidhomes: 11:34am On Jan 07, 2014
uchetobi: @solid homes, buy groceries and cereals so you can be a bit independent of the cooking at your hosts house. Pls dont starve the baby. If you have friends in the US, you can go visit them and come back because hosting a visitor for so long may be tiring on your host, especially since you people are not family and also their financial standing may not b so great. If you cant then support them by doing general cooking twice a week or pitching in with general groceries or so

Thanks, sis. I'm seriously planning how to sanely spend the remaining long months. When are you leaving Naija and where is your destination?

And please, is there anyone in Richmond, Texas presently? Let's plan to form our own birth club here na. This boredom is increasing o.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by uchetobi(f): 1:40pm On Jan 07, 2014
solidhomes:

Thanks, sis. I'm seriously planning how to sanely spend the remaining long months. When are you leaving Naija and where is your destination?

And please, is there anyone in Richmond, Texas presently? Let's plan to form our own birth club here na. This boredom is increasing o.

My dear end of feb o! Houston....I'll hola you when im in town, although you go don born sha..when are you due? Take it easy
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Algunano: 2:07pm On Jan 07, 2014
Happy New Year House,

I was planning to use El-paso but I am beginning to change my mind. I have a place to stay in Houston with a friend but I am worried about the medical bills. Is there any hospital in Houston that will cost approximately $6,000 for everything including circumcision ? I am due in June and I just need to make sure. A fried of mine told me about a Ben Taub hospital close to her house that offers good affordable service. Does anyone know about this place ? I am also very afraid of the Houston POE. Please I need your advice. Thanks a lot.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by debola23(f): 3:03pm On Jan 07, 2014
Hallos good people,
Finally I get to the end of this thread. Been reading from page 1 and honestly I have gained so much Info regarding where to give birth and now I am torn between MIHS, WHMC and ofcourse the highly spoken about Doctores Para Ti.
I had my first baby in DCMH, Delaware County Memorial Hospital Delaware which is a hospital somewhere in philadelphia. The DCMH is just an imitation of the state and not the state so don't be confused. It was 3500 for both doctors and Hopsital fees, although ultrasound, pediatrician and blood work bills came seperately, there were all discounted (can't remember the percentage now) but I didnt pay up to 5000 for the whole process.

There is another hospital called Lankenau Medical Centre also in philly area. i know the hospital fees for uncomplicated womanly delivery is 1000$ and CS is 1300$. I am yet to contact a doctor to see what the doctors fees will be like but will do so once I get into the states.
Just thought I should share since I didn't see any info on people going to give birth around that area Philadelphia, PA. I wouldnt want to go back there because the relatives i have there are not so nice and I wouldnt like to go thru the same treatment especially now that I have a daughter who is very active. I preffer to stay on my own therefore I am looking for other options just have not made up my mind yet on which.

Now my question is, when I was going to have my first child, at the POE in Atlanta, Even though i was quite heavy, I told the CBP i was coming for shopping and she granted me six months no question. From the many refusals I have read on this forum, I am scared on what I would meet at the POE this time incase they ask me why I didnt say if i was going to have a baby the last time I came in. Truly I did a lot of shopping , even bought an SUV from there and a lot of baby items that i shipped in with the car. I have some receipts and pictures to show for that. Can you guys suggest to me how best to answer this question?

Already bought a ticket for Jan 18 and going with husband and daughter. Pls your suggestions will be much appreciated.
Thanks

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by favoredgal: 3:18pm On Jan 07, 2014
Algunano: Happy New Year House,

I was planning to use El-paso but I am beginning to change my mind. I have a place to stay in Houston with a friend but I am worried about the medical bills. Is there any hospital in Houston that will cost approximately $6,000 for everything including circumcision ? I am due in June and I just need to make sure. A fried of mine told me about a Ben Taub hospital close to her house that offers good affordable service. Does anyone know about this place ? I am also very afraid of the Houston POE. Please I need your advice. Thanks a lot.

For houston, budget about 7k but it will still be cheaper than elpaso by the time you add accomodation i think.

However why not ask your friend to go to the ben taub hospital and get precise figures for you so you take it from there.
As for POE, depends on what you said when you got your visa i guess but you can route your entry through any poe and take a connecting flight to houston if it will give you more comfort.

All the best
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Babababy(m): 3:20pm On Jan 07, 2014
@debola23, just go with all your previous receipts from your last experience ,I mean anything that has american tax on it, I should believe you would be fine.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by favoredgal: 3:24pm On Jan 07, 2014
@debola23...poe is hotter now i guess but its favor.

Dint they ask you all these questions when you were going to renew your visa? I will say dont sweat it...just make sure you hold your complete reciept from your last birth. I think they will be more concerned about if you paid your complete bill the last time and your purpose this time.

So you may want to get correspondence from a dr and hold enough cash and get your story ready
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Ehis1010(m): 3:34pm On Jan 07, 2014
nice thread...i want to enquire...i am planning to have my baby in d state...precisely caliphonia san Fransisco ..can some one tell me d procedure of how to go abt it...bc i have a relation dere....accommodation is already secure for me already. and i intend going with my two kind, age 4 and 2. ? ur contribution is highly needed. Tanx..in tems of visa process/ hospital bills/ interviews question/. tanx
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by solidhomes: 3:49pm On Jan 07, 2014
uchetobi:

My dear end of feb o! Houston....I'll hola you when im in town, although you go don born sha..when are you due? Take it easy


Yeeeee... I'm due end of March o. It is well. I don't have a choice than to take it easy.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Cutebabies: 4:06pm On Jan 07, 2014
Algunano: Happy New Year House,

I was planning to use El-paso but I am beginning to change my mind. I have a place to stay in Houston with a friend but I am worried about the medical bills. Is there any hospital in Houston that will cost approximately $6,000 for everything including circumcision ? I am due in June and I just need to make sure. A fried of mine told me about a Ben Taub hospital close to her house that offers good affordable service. Does anyone know about this place ? I am also very afraid of the Houston POE. Please I need your advice. Thanks a lot.


Algunano, check my earlier post. If you choose to go with it, then we'll most likely meet in Houston.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Babababy(m): 4:11pm On Jan 07, 2014
Ehis1010: nice thread...i want to enquire...i am planning to have my baby in d state...precisely caliphonia san Fransisco ..can some one tell me d procedure of how to go abt it...bc i have a relation dere....accommodation is already secure for me already. and i intend going with my two kind, age 4 and 2. ? ur contribution is highly needed. Tanx..in tems of visa process/ hospital bills/ interviews question/. tanx

Dear @ ehis1010, click on the very first page of this thread and work your way all the way to page 57!! I am very positive you will have no more questions, and if you do ,alot of nice people here willing to help in answering.

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Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by walemuse(m): 5:00pm On Jan 07, 2014
Hi House,

Is anyone going to San Antonio, Texas? My wife is due in March and would be travelling to San Antonio via Houston next week. She would be staying with a family friend but we have made arrangement for an extended stay in case she does not like it with our friend. We have contacted the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, and they confirmed that the cost of vaginal delivery is $2650. We are in contact with one of the physician (Dr. Karen Allshup) and the cost of maternity service at her practice is $2200, therefore we would be spending less than $5000 exclusive of any tests that may be required.

Wishing y'all a great 2014.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Alemo50: 5:27pm On Jan 07, 2014
walemuse: Hi House,

Is anyone going to San Antonio, Texas? My wife is due in March and would be travelling to San Antonio via Houston next week. She would be staying with a family friend but we have made arrangement for an extended stay in case she does not like it with our friend. We have contacted the Christus Santa Rosa Hospital, and they confirmed that the cost of vaginal delivery is $2650. We are in contact with one of the physician (Dr. Karen Allshup) and the cost of maternity service at her practice is $2200, therefore we would be spending less than $5000 exclusive of any tests that may be required.

Wishing y'all a great 2014.


What of the cost of Caesarean section and VBAC please?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by walemuse(m): 6:23pm On Jan 07, 2014
Message from the Doctor's office:

"Good afternoon,

I contacted our billing department and was able to get pricing for you as follows:

First visit- 500.00 due at time of visit

Vaginal delivery - 2,200

C-Section delivery - 2,800

If you need a specialist,lab work, or prenatal pills this will all be seperate charges. The hospital will also be a seperate charge. "
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by ozycy: 7:24pm On Jan 07, 2014
solidhomes: @ solidhomes I will be coming over end of January, I have appointment wt Dr Rizk on 23rd January. Am using WHMC too


Yeeeee... I'm due end of March o. It is well. I don't have a choice than to take it easy.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by debola23(f): 10:03am On Jan 08, 2014
favored gal: @debola23...poe is hotter now i guess but its favor.

Dint they ask you all these questions when you were going to renew your visa? I will say dont sweat it...just make sure you hold your complete reciept from your last birth. I think they will be more concerned about if you paid your complete bill the last time and your purpose this time.

So you may want to get correspondence from a dr and hold enough cash and get your story ready

Thanks favored gal and babababy. I renewed with my husband feb 2013 and I wasnt even close to getting pregnant then. The guy asked for our bills, if i was pregnant and if i planned to have a baby in the US the next time to which i answered that I wasnt pregnant and that its not in our plans to deliver next time in the US but it could happen. And he smiled a bit and approved it for us.
I have never had issues with any POE sha but like you said, its like its really hot now. pray God teaches me how to answer cos I dont know what they will say if i now tell them that Im coming to have another baby now.
I will hol;d all receipts as suggested and keep fingers crossed.
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Algunano: 12:43pm On Jan 08, 2014
Cute babies:


Algunano, check my earlier post. If you choose to go with it, then we'll most likely meet in Houston.

Sounds good, When do you plan to leave Nigeria ? How far is Oakbend from Westheimer ? I'll have to check that myself. Does obgyn/gyn cover pre-natal visits & ultra sounds up to delivery or you have to pay for that separately ?
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Algunano: 12:44pm On Jan 08, 2014
Guys,

does obgyn/gyn fee cover pre-natal visits in the 3rd trimester or you have to pay for that separately ? Many thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by nikkygal(f): 1:21pm On Jan 08, 2014
debola23: Hallos good people,
Finally I get to the end of this thread. Been reading from page 1 and honestly I have gained so much Info regarding where to give birth and now I am torn between MIHS, WHMC and ofcourse the highly spoken about Doctores Para Ti.
I had my first baby in DCMH, Delaware County Memorial Hospital Delaware which is a hospital somewhere in philadelphia. The DCMH is just an imitation of the state and not the state so don't be confused. It was 3500 for both doctors and Hopsital fees, although ultrasound, pediatrician and blood work bills came seperately, there were all discounted (can't remember the percentage now) but I didnt pay up to 5000 for the whole process.

There is another hospital called Lankenau Medical Centre also in philly area. i know the hospital fees for uncomplicated womanly delivery is 1000$ and CS is 1300$. I am yet to contact a doctor to see what the doctors fees will be like but will do so once I get into the states.
Just thought I should share since I didn't see any info on people going to give birth around that area Philadelphia, PA. I wouldnt want to go back there because the relatives i have there are not so nice and I wouldnt like to go thru the same treatment especially now that I have a daughter who is very active. I preffer to stay on my own therefore I am looking for other options just have not made up my mind yet on which.

Now my question is, when I was going to have my first child, at the POE in Atlanta, Even though i was quite heavy, I told the CBP i was coming for shopping and she granted me six months no question. From the many refusals I have read on this forum, I am scared on what I would meet at the POE this time incase they ask me why I didnt say if i was going to have a baby the last time I came in. Truly I did a lot of shopping , even bought an SUV from there and a lot of baby items that i shipped in with the car. I have some receipts and pictures to show for that. Can you guys suggest to me how best to answer this question?

Already bought a ticket for Jan 18 and going with husband and daughter. Pls your suggestions will be much appreciated.
Thanks
Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Yvete(f): 2:53pm On Jan 08, 2014
Alemo50: anytime I visit USA my colleagues there envy me- I work half as much as they do, have a decent house, can visit America in summer, not much of anxiety etc.

Nasty comments like this is the reason why most people struggle with opening their doors to visitors from Nigeria. Some of you come with a competitive mindset. Who cares?? Never heard of Doctor's Hospital, Manhattan? FYI, that's where "envied" people go. cheesy

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