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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by hebrewoman2014: 1:29am On Jun 23, 2017
@Twoods, Sugah, Greatguy139: Thanks a whole lot. Ill do just that. I'll check with Dhl today.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by hebrewoman2014: 9:46pm On Jun 22, 2017
mamacajah:

Unless you have an urgent meeting to attend, I would advise you change your trip depature by at least 1 week or max 2 weeks, so that you don't lose your ticket money and to ensure you have collected your passport. Wish you the best.
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@Mamacajah: Thanks. I do have an urgent reason I bought it, though I can't discuss it here. I've opened the departure date on the ticke with the travel agent though, so I can rebook it when I've received the passport.
Hmm this one that you're saying one or two weeks I guess it's the norm then, wow. It's well. I pray it comes out early enough. Thanks for your response.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by hebrewoman2014: 9:22pm On Jun 22, 2017
Abuleoshi:

Even you self know it's awkward booking your flight when you have not gotten your passport. Did the US Ambassador guarantee you your passport will come out before your travel date and you had confidence to go and pay for ticket?
In as much as I hate how Twoods responds to people, but you people give him the reason to talk to you people anyhow. Just look at this case, and you have mouth to talk jump and pass. You for sharp mouth like this for VO make e give you your passport on the day of interview as you don already book your flight to obodoyingbo naa
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Like I said before, if my question offends you, jump and pass. No need to let your blood boil. Let me worry about the financial cost of my decision. You guys can truly be so rude.


Pls I was asking how many days does Lagos take on the average , has anyone had such a prolonged delay before? Thanks guys

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by hebrewoman2014: 8:53pm On Jun 22, 2017
Abuleoshi:

Wonders shall never End... You booked your ticket to America and your passport is with American embassy? Hmmm

Please help out with an answer or jump and pass abeg.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by hebrewoman2014: 7:47pm On Jun 22, 2017
Please how long does it take an approved visa to be issued after interview in Lagos? Mine was approved last Friday and I was told to pick it up by Wednesday this week by the person who interviewed me. It's still saying its with the consulate and I've booked my trip for this weekend already. It only takes about 2 days in Abuja, this is almost a week! And Monday and Tuesday are public holidays.
Does anyone know how I can fast track it or if this is even possible. The way the guy said pick up on Wednesday I didn't think it was possible it might not be ready o
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by hebrewoman2014: 9:42am On Jan 29, 2017
anonymousmum:


Lady G! I hail o.

Is there a link / source to this. I heard it too but is it confirmed.


Here's a link. Serious matter o!
https://qz.com/895149/trump-is-suspending-the-visa-interview-waiver-program/
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by hebrewoman2014: 4:59am On Jan 05, 2015
@Shawbabe: sent you a pm

@Sholz200: page 276

@MrsDan: how's your baby? Have you got your bills and zero balance yet? Please share. Also, which paediatrician did up use and how much was it? Thanks.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by hebrewoman2014: 6:25am On Dec 22, 2014
Please does anyone have info on opening a bank account here in the us? Someone made reference to this earlier on this thread (I think Jaejae) but I can't seem to find her posts. I wanted to know which bank would be convenient to open an account without SSN or taxpayers number. Thanks.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by hebrewoman2014: 10:49pm On Dec 19, 2014
@MrsDan: Congrats on the birth of your LO! Thank God for safe delivery.

I'm also using Northside so I'm eager to hear about your hospital experience.

@ bmay: dakotchic has given prices for some hospitals.

Northside Atlanta gave me an estimate of $3550 for vaginal and $5475 for csection
Their Anaesthesia dept quoted $1300 for epidural with 20% discount and $1500 for cs Anaesthesia same discount
My Ob quoted $1600
Don't have a paediatricians quote yet. Hoping MrsDan can help with that.

Atlanta Medical Centre is another okay one.
They quoted $3200 for normal and $5200 for caesarean delivery.

Please take your time and survey very well before you make a decision.
I think that Emory midtown deal is a good one too though. Didn't know about it before.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by hebrewoman2014: 8:24pm On Dec 19, 2014
@Shawbabe: please read Olhars post o! To be forewarned is to be forearmed! The financial counsellor in Gwinnett categorically told me the prices had been reviewd upwards and the new prices she was quoting we're making my head reel! And to think I had already got a Gwinnett Dr and was to see him that day. I quickly called and cancelled and went for a cheaper option of hospital! Biko I no fit wash hospital linens to pay bill. 14k ke ! For normal delivery? When people payed less than 5k all in all just less than a month ago!

@Olhar: did you get a price quote before your delivery? If you did and it was the former 4-6k price quote you got for normal delivery use it to make your case.
Even if you didn't, I remember that even as at Tuesday this week, they had an automatic voice prompt on their price estimate line which gave an estimate of 4-6k with a 40% discount for self pay(even though their email estimate was saying 8-10k since the price change). Please call and listen to it I doubt that they have changed it yet.

You can use that to also build your case that you called their line and this was the estimate you were given! And insist that you were not told that their prices were reviewed, and so you can't be made to pay the new price when you were informed on their hospital estimate line that it was cheaper. That you had other options at the time and their voice prompt mislead you to believe the price was cheaper. That might work in the bargaining process, so you could use that if you get to speak with a higher authority about the bill. It's well. I'm positive you can work this out. Americans tend to be very reasonable, plus you are paying cash!

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Travel / 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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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by hebrewoman2014: 12:22am On Dec 15, 2014
@ajoke01: Thanks for the info. Will call them tomorrow. Just wondering, do u know if they're strict about how far gone you are? I mean the Northpointe people. How far gone were you when you started seeing them?
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by hebrewoman2014: 2:08am On Dec 14, 2014
Hi everyone, wonderful thread. I stumbled upon it 2 days ago and have been hooked. I'm already In the Us to give birth. Atlanta precisely. Any Atl mums-to-be in the house?
I only got a few price quotes before travelling and didn't mail my records to any doctor (wish I'd started following this thread earlier). Now I'm having trouble getting a doctor (I'm using Northside) because I'm already 35 weeks, been here for 2 weeks now though. Faxed my records to the one drs office that would even listen coz of my dates and I've been waiting for their response and calling incessantly for over a week now with no meaningful response.
Please can anyone suggest a good and affordable dr at northside who'd be willing to take me on though late? And approximate costs. Thanks
Or maybe I should just port to gwinnet, though it's far from where I m stAying at the moment.
Help pls anyone!

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