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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 4 by Mamafiks(f): 3:19am On Jun 28, 2016
Hello @luckyman23, i used Air France 2 weeks ago and I wasn't asked for fit to fly both from the port health and hospital though I had the one from my hospital handy.
luckyman23:
good morning, please does Air France/KLM ask for port health authority fit to fly?
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 4 by Mamafiks(f): 11:13am On Jun 14, 2016
Am back with my testimony.In the spirit of giving back....Got to the airport on time on Sunday 12th June, after checking in, went to travellex desk,  they said no dollar tho they put up for 340/$. Had to change 1000 dollars from another BDC @ 365/$ to add to the 8k plus we had as we couldn't get PTA after applying at Stanbic and Wema for over 2weeks.. I flew Air France at 33weeks+ with my mum, no fit to fly was asked,  nothing abt pregnancy sef guess cos bump wasn't really showing. Flight to Paris was very smooth, slept all thru. Had a layover at Paris for 3hr 55mins instead of 2hrs.  Paris to New York was kinda long and tiring was praying all thru for favor. Food was rubbish. Landed at Jfk and the following happened. We were directed to the self kiosk to scan (not a first timer to the US tho but first timer to JFK) na so my passport abi visa page no scan o, it was tried severally and on different systems, for where... My mum tried hers, it did one time. My mum was becoming scared and said maybe it cos of d notification of intent I sent to d embassy, I couldn't even laugh as I was worried, put back on the queue, was still praying, mum was reciting psalm 24 in Yoruba and saying Oluwa gbakoso repeatedly. Forward to the CBP
CBP: Hello ma'am
Me: Hello and how are you doing
CBP: Great.....
CBP: R u family?
Me: Yes
CBP: I can bet she's ur mum
Me: Yes.....smiling
CBP: So y r u here?
Me: Vacation and to have my baby (CBP looked surprised.....say dt again pls). Am here for vacation and childbirth.
CBP: in New York?
Me: Texas
CBP: Wen are u due
Me: July ending
CBP: And u gonna stay till then (of cos yes no before.... In my mind o)
Me: Yes
CBP: Wen are you leaving for Texas?
Me: Wednesday morning.
CBP: Where in Texas will u b staying and with who
Me: Katy, with mum's cousin.
CBP: Just a minute pls (went to ask another CBP officer guess that one told him no worries) Meanwhile mum was still praying beside me while he left.... Lol
CBP: (returned after few seconds) how much do u have with u and have u paid your doctor
Me: $9133 and $3000 in dorm acct. I haven't decided on the which of the doctors to use tho they both use the same hospital and accept no prepayment prior to arrival.
CBP: U ma'am (my mum)
My mum: I have my MasterCard with about $3000 no cash.
CBP: Any other children?
Me: No, this is my first
CBP: (to my mum) So u are the professional and experienced one to take care of her.
We: of cos yes......we all laughed
CBP: that's OK... I am going to stamp u in till Dec 12 is that OK?
Me: Yeah sure... Thank you
Na so he stamped me and mum B2 till Dec 12.....off we went.  We picked our bags for agriculture cos we listed we brought food. Joined the queue and after few minutes another CBP walks up to me.
CBP 2: Hello ma'am
Me: Hi
CBP 2: from which country?
Me: Nigeria
CBP 2: R u family?
Me: Yes...... Mom
CBP 2: How much do u v on you
Me: 9k+ while trying to deduct trolley fee from the earlier amount mentioned.
CBP 2: cuts in....9k each or all together? R u sure?
Me: 9k all together. And Yes m sure
CBP 2: Pls come with me
Me: ok
CBP 2: if I check ur bags and find over that, dts trouble
Me: No probs (in my mind....u go tell me if na u pack my bag or myself)
CBP: Pls I need to check ur handbags and carry on luggage...He went to get gloves. Came back plz put ur carry on bags on the table. How long r u staying and ur passports pls
Me: 11weeks
CBP: wrote 9000 and asked me to sign
He checked every look and cranny of both our bags. He didn't even count the cash sef. Returned the envelop asked to write cash returned to me and sign.
CBP: Thanks for being truthful and enjoy your stay
Off we went without even scanning our bags for food. Docs I took in my hand bag (tho none was checked), doctors correspondence, blood tests, medical report, fit to fly, change of name publication, marriage certificate, budget sheet, hubby's data page, notification of intent & reply, my return ticket & tkt to Texas, didn't have statement as I do internet banking. Took a taxi to a family friends place we staying till Wednesday morning for our flight to Texas. That's it guys... Thanks to all who contributed to this great thread, I jacked the thread without asking questions as I didn't v need to and all my supposed questions were answered in the thread.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Mamafiks(f): 10:58am On Mar 30, 2016
Congrats @Petdaughter....may God bless & keep him
Petdaughter:
My Baby boy arrived early this morning. My heart is full of joy and thanksgiving to God!

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Mamafiks(f): 6:25am On Mar 29, 2016
It is well with you sis...may God compensate u with double for ur loss....
GucciOluwa:
I just had a Mc. We are so devastated. All our plans, hopes, dreams, everything gone. Our only hope is on God. May God keep you all and your unborn babies safe until the time appointed. Amen

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Mamafiks(f): 10:39am On Mar 27, 2016
Hello NL family, am a newbie as well as I have read several pages of this thread and I v learnt a lot. A big shout out to everyone for taking their time to share their experiences; u guys rock. Here goes my story:
* Am a first time mom to be
* July mom Houston bound as that's where I v got family. We intend travelling in June. (tho I v plan B as regards accommodation as I do not want any stories dt touch)
* will be travelling with my mum
* Got my B1/B2 visa late 2014 together with my family for vacation(dad, mum, & siblings) as I was still single. Visa was used May 2015 for the purpose and got married late 2015.
* as advised by aunty in the US and also as I v read on this great thread, I v sent a notification of intent to the embassy & got the generic response.
* aunty recommended two doctors who r very popular on this thread & I v also contacted both and others. I v got their price quotes and correspondence.
* now ticket hunting....
Sorry for my long post. Pls feel free to let me know if I v left anything undone. Thanks all & Happy Easter.

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