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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 6:00pm On Jun 25, 2018
You should use your nigerian address. Thats what i did .
Iyaboonibipe:
Hello house....

Pls which address should be printed as permanent address on passport application form. Is it the nigeria address or the same as mailing address.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 12:46am On Jun 17, 2018
Well said


Fyorgyn:

A
Eh,

Affordable is a relative term and the US is very big.

The reason this thread exists is to provide the very answers you seek...
So, Yes we do know a lot of affordable hospitals in the US and they have been discussed extensively here but it is very important that you dig out the answers yourself.

All the best



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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 1:37pm On Jun 14, 2018
My dear, just have your reciepts handy. Because they are more concerned that bills are paid. Wishing you a safe trip and delivery .
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She asked 'ANY KIDS? and i said NOT YET.[/quote]
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 1:05pm On Jun 08, 2018
December is even a better sales period . Stores like babys r us, carters, gap, even Burlington. You will buy more than enough. Nigerian stores will still add store rent money, flight money. Plus the food they ate before they went shopping to the price . My sister, save your that headache. Wishing you all the best.

chloe00:

Thanks dear kiss I’m going in November my baby is a December baby so hopefully I get better deals in December grin. When I saw some items that’s are like 210 I converted to naira and started having double mind as to if I should purchase or not

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 1:58am On Jun 08, 2018
Were you asked if you were pregnant and you said No?
Other than that, i think you shouldn't worry about any other thing. Just keep your zero balance receipts with you.

sheilchi:
Hello House,

I got my Visa for vacation 2016 and had my baby 2017. During my interview i did not declare my pregnancy as i wasnt asked and had not come across this thread before the interview. The agent who helped secure an interview date did not brief me either.
A friend referred me to this forum and i got to know about CHANGE OF INTENT letter which i sent before i traveled.

I was told to pay my bills at POE which i did also.

Presently, am planning to visit the US again with my baby this time but worried as i dont know what to expect at POE and also while renewing my Visa.

Please how do i go about this?
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 1:53am On Jun 08, 2018
Hey mama, please buy from U.S. you will get good value for your money. Plus you will take advantage of all the summer sales .

chloe00:
Hi mama’s please allow me to digress a bit , where is it advisable to do the baby shopping with this our dollar to naira wahala.
Would you advise the USA or stores in naija that bring from the USA and other countries. Thank you.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 11:06pm On Jun 06, 2018
You will have to renew then .



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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 8:59pm On Jun 06, 2018
It depends on your due date. At the poe, they will stamp you in 6 months regardless if your visa will expire in few months.

Temitee15:
Hello house,
I’m new here a friend sent this link cos of the confused state I’ve been in. Tried reading up but I ll just rather ask for your opinion on my issue. I got a tourist visa in 2016, was about 2 months pregnant then but I wasn’t even asked if pregnant, neither did I declare it. I was to use it for a conference which I attended in December that year and came back. A month after, I travelled back to have my baby. A year after I travelled on vacation, now my visa would expire in Sept and I’m expecting the second baby. Do I go ahead to do a drop box to renew my tourist visa or do I apply for a medical visa? What are my chances?
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 8:56pm On Jun 06, 2018
Congrats dear
bubu18:
Hello house,
I have been a silent follower of this thread and I want to appreciate everyone that has contributed to this thread one way or the other.

I joined today officially to be able to give back to the community.
I went for my visa interview today and God favored me, I was granted. This is also a testimony as all the people before me the VO had attended to were all denied.

Questions the VO asked:
Why are you going to the US?
Where in the US are you going to?
Who would you be staying with?
Have I travelled out of Nigeria before? Countries and frequency
Asked where I work?, how long I have been working there
Asked if I will be travelling alone.
Asked where my husband works and what he does for the firm.
Why do you want to give birth in the US? Based on the earlier response I had provided.
Note: the VO kept giving me reasons why the US was not the best place to have your kids, that there are better countries.
Me: I made him know I totally understand that but compared to Nigeria...it is a better option and that is where I have relatives to take care of me.
Asked to see my doctor’s correspondence.
Asked to see my budget sheet
Asked to see my bank statements...presented my husband and I’s bank statement
Asked if I have gotten my ticket for the trip?
Asked when the baby is due to arrive and when I intend travelling.

After all of this drill...all I heard was your visa has been granted. Pick up in two days.

DOCUMENTS I EQUIPPED MYSELF WITH:
International passports
Passport photograph
Bank statements(hubby and I)
Letter of employments for hubby and I
Payslips for hubby and I
Consent letter from hubby
Letter of invite from host
Letter of intro from my company
Appointment letter from Doc
Hospital pay package
Budget sheet
Marriage certificate and wedding pictures

Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 1:16pm On Jun 05, 2018
You have a very tight budget my sister... you may find because i know someone that has gotten a hospital and doctor around that budget but .. I will advise you to have extra cash for unforeseen circumstance. I am writng out of experience


Fantastic4:
Hello House,

I have followed this thread and it has been super helpful to me. Thank you to all who have contributed.

Please I need urgent help.

I'll be travelling to Atlanta for delivery and I need an affordable Hospital and DR. I can't seem to lay my hands on any affordable one. They're totalling $9k and above for Hospital and DR alone(for Normal Delivery o)

Please I need a referal to a hospital and Dr that won't be more than $6k or & $6k5 for everything(I.e including pead and anast) for Normal Delivery.

Atlanta veterans please help!!!!
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 4:12pm On Jun 03, 2018
Hmmmmn .. it is well with you. Sending you some hugs

quote author=Brandagencies post=68130165]Hello everyone, I am in Chicago now and I MUST give back. It was a horrible experience but I got in.
I took the BA flight and arrived Chicago for 11;30.
CBP- good morning how are u and why are u here?
Me: good morning , vacation and to birth my baby.
CBP: Stands up to meet another officer, comes aback and says this way ma( secondary things☹️)
After sitting a while a middle aged woman calls me
CBP 2: madam, can I have confirmation that the hospital has accepted to treat u?
Me: stroger doesn’t give correspondence but here is the medical number opened for me it has my dates and my first appointment
CBP: that is not my job. What u have her is crap.
Me: Crap ke? Call first na!!( this point, I was already tired from the long journey)
CBP2: how much do u have
Me: 6900 in cash and 7000 In my wells card
CBP2: Go sit down, I’ll call u later.
Approximately 15mins after, she calls me in with a superior.
CBP: madam, these information u provided are not valid , we are sending u home.
Me: Home? Why? I can pay for these things( I begin analyse bla bla)
CBP: let me have ur phone and it’s password, please sit down.
Another 30mins after
CBP: you read nairaland?
Me: Yes
CBP: that nairaland devices u all, u should ask the us govt ur questions not a bunch of guessers
Me: I did contact the govt on a change of intent.
CBP: well, ure only allowed to birth here if Baby is high risk and ur doctor in Nigeria confirms it and u have an acceptance from a doctor here. You Nigerians just disgust me, coming here to quote what laws u don’t make. You are a burden to our govt. you just want to show off that ur baby has a passport:
Me: trying to defend myself
CBP: shut Up.
At this time, they had gone through all my phone emails and WhatsApp messages. Nothing to mail me with.
She comes back to ask for my contacts number and proceeds to call her. Requesting that my host sends me back because 6400 is not a reasonable fee to pay and I cannot afford it. My host insists that was the self pay package and she would use her insurance to cover if there are emergencies.
Me: very worried, already seeing them process travel docs for other pregnant women who have been turned back,some since yesterday. I had already started crying.
CBP : so madam, u will be going back home let me get approval from my superior.
10 mins later, please go get ur bags we need to check.
Me: with my big belle I run go carry luggage( I had just a cabin size box and a well wrapped ghana must go
CBP: all these clothes are too much ( biko which clothes)
Senior CBP patapata: madam, when was ur visa issued
Me: 2016
SCBP: it wasn’t given to birth
Me: yes, it was for a conference which I attended and I was not pregnant and then.
SCBP: ok ma, I will allow u into the USA but please show receipts on ur way out( she had a passport to junior CBP
Junior CBP: collects my passport and arrogantly stamps me in for 10weeks. Saying if I present a receipt less than 20k dollars on my way out, no visa will be resissued
Me: thank u ma.
CBP: Now very Angry, don’t thank me, looking at u disgusts me, just leave my sight before I puke.
Me: quickly carries my bag.
Moral :
1. It is now illegal to birth in USA if the birth can be handled in Nigeria( they showed me proof of that o)
2. Abort mission if ure using H Stroger.
3. Make sure u tell everyone u chat with that ure coming back
4. Hold cash of all the money u need.
5. Stay far from Ohare.

This is where I drop my pen.
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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 3:29am On Jun 03, 2018
He should say yes and if he has pictures of the tourist attractions he visited in those countries, he should go with them too to back up his story. When i went for my interview, i went with a new passport , the lady asked me if i had travelled before and i said YES. I was about to hand him my older passport but she declined . So he should say yes but go with photos as proofs. Hope this answered your question.


[Qquote author=swanky6968 post=68129154]Please house someone who have had travel experience to 3 different countries. But lost his passport, when asked should he day yes he has travelled before even when there is no passport to prove it. Or he should say no.[/quote]

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 9:29pm On Jun 02, 2018
Oh wow.. wishing you safe delivery. My son was in nicu, which was not part of my budget . I approached the billing department and they reduced my bill from 8k to about 3k . I was paying it $200 per month until i finished my payment .They are very approachable.

Aibisoye0:
Vbac bill paid since early May. Delivery in a few days I hope

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 2:28pm On Jun 02, 2018
It depends on what your bills are . They usually give discounts according to how early you make payment

Aibisoye0:
How much discount Mama jay
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 7:54pm On Jun 01, 2018
I used oakbend and Dr Z. I was able to get a discount for the epidural, speak to the lady at the front desk, she will assist you. Cant remeber her name now. Also for delivery, u dont need to come with anything other than your change of clothes , baby's clothes to leave hospital . There will be diaper and all the other things the baby needs at the room including milk . Just go very light because all the things i parked , i didnt even use them.
Call their billing office ,and request for a discount, thats after u are discharged. Hope this is helpful.
iwuoahsamuels:
Hello family,
I’m using Dr Z and have paid his bills at my first visit.
Pls those that have used Oakbend Williams way -Pls advise how best to get discounts on the hospital bills (ie ped, epidural etc) , I’m self paying cash —pls advise

Also Pls what and what Doc must I get for baby and how fast must I proceed and where do I go for each since I plan to leave for Nigeria asap after delivery. Pls Pls comment on how u went about yours if you used Oakbend or Houston hospital
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 7:43pm On Jun 01, 2018
I am interested, p.m me

Nnelly0311:
Hello All, am new here. Anyone traveling to Atlanta july-October dat wants to share apartment, please let me know
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 2:21am On Feb 10, 2018
She will go alone. Give her the photocopy of your data page and visa. You may also include your doctor's correspondence if you wish ..
quote author=MaziIcar post=64928421]Please for someone who already has a visa but wants her mom, who doesn't have a visa to accompany her, what's the procedure. Will her mother go for the interview alone or does she need to go with her? [/quote]

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 12:45am On Feb 09, 2018
Make sure to check out the doctors that are affiliated with the hospital. Hopefully you may get a cheap rate from one of them.



quote author=MaziIcar post=64900801]Please is there anyone who has used or is using Cartersville medical center Georgia? Their fees are pretty cheap but it seems getting a doctor isn't as cheap. [/quote]
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 6 by Mamajayjay: 5:56pm On Feb 07, 2018
Thats new to me .if you are self pay, then you don't need insurance before you contact your doctor except the hospital/ doctor insists on insurance. But I will advise you to do self pay.
Hope this answers your question.


quote author=Eugene111 post=64857644]Please someone should help in my question,

Is it compulsory that I must have an Insurance paid and handy before writing the hospital of my choice?

If yes.

Which is the cheapest Insurance?

Please someone should reply asap

Thanks[/quote]

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