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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 3:40am On Jan 08, 2015
[quote author=GenoMI post=29589140]Hello house, long time no see or should I say chat grin? Happy new year to everyone in the house.

congrats dear, was wondering where u have been…but just as you said man proposes……thank God you are both doing fine…..

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 9:52pm On Dec 27, 2014
finechickala201:

check my earlier post, you will see the bill…..my bill was not smiling at all…..the nurses were nice, and dr Oduro was top notch….but asides the bill, would have recommended gwinnett to anyone cos their services was cool…..buttheir bill is not straightforward….so will advice to look at other hospitals in atlanta


Please can tell us your bill breakdown and your personal experience at the hospital.thank you
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 6:51pm On Dec 23, 2014
Thank you all for your advice
@ mimibe and @dakotchic

i finally got my Zero balance yesterday from gwinnett, after i mailed the management on friday, a lady from the financial department was assigned to help sort my issue out and the excess bill was withdrawn, so am cleared…
please for those that applied for niaja passport in atlanta, do you get the passport same day you go for the interview? and after paying online and buying the 30 dollars money order, do i buy a self addressed overnight delivery envelope or i also do that as money order and they sort it themselves?

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 7:24pm On Dec 19, 2014
@ mimibe

please sent you a pm
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 7:15pm On Dec 19, 2014
[quote author=dakotchic post=29021860][/quote]

you won't even believe it got there today to pay my bill and its gone up to 14k, for normal vaginal delivery o….Pls house help a sister o, i remember reading a post of someone that got an high bill at gwinnett and mailed the vice president of the hospital……please i need the mail of the management….or vice president……asap……….

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Travel / 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!
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 2:53am On Dec 16, 2014
dakotchic:

Dr Emmanuel Mordi's office does. It's located at Buford near mall of Georgia-please Google his address. Otherwise you could walk into any Claire's and ask for it to be done.

Thanks dear, will try claire's first….cos dr Mordi says he will have to do immunization first before he pierces her ears…..did you use him as your peadtrician..
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 1:45am On Dec 16, 2014
please could anyone help with where i can pierce my baby's ear here in atlanta, everyone keeps saying till after 2 months or after immunization…..she is just 2 weeks old…..or any peadtrician that can doit before 2 months.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 9:10pm On Dec 10, 2014
dakotchic:
I don't think there's a price increase just a more realistic presentation of their quotes @gwinett. I used the agent near the consulate office for the Nigerian passport and the 145usd includes his fees.


thanks dear…..will do the same...

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 6:21pm On Dec 10, 2014
dakotchic:

I stayed at milton with family. Got the ssn by mail within 2weeks of delivery(I asked the hospital to apply),US passport was ready by the 2nd working day but I asked them to mail it and I got it within a week. I also got them to mail the Nigerian passport and it arrived within 1 week. So in 2 weeks you should have all your documents. The US passport cost 165usd for expedited at the passport agency and I spent 145usd for the Nigerian one.


Please regarding the naija passport, i would like to get a break down on how u went about it at the embassy, did u use eddy, or u walked into the embassy and did it all on your one…..
thanks
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 12:43am On Dec 10, 2014
zayt:
Hello guys!

Jst a quick question pls. Can I expedite the u.s passport at the post office or it has to be at a regional passport office?


@ Zayt, yes you can, but its it will be 2 -3 weeks but if you want the 5 business days one then it has to be at the regional passport office…..will be doing mine at the post office anyway…..how is your LO doing, and have you gotten your bills yet from gwinnett, am eager to get mine and they keep telling me it takes 10-15 days
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 9:57pm On Nov 19, 2014
Shawbabe:
thanks so much!!! kiss

Can u pls give me their number? I'm coming in Jan...mid January with mum so I might need what u have. Also is there internet? I want something close to the hospital. Don't want stress lol.

And I dunno how the pm works on here.



this is there website all the information needed is there and yes they ve internet….even when you call they tell you to book online….remembered calling them also and they told me to book online….and on your day of arrival you show them your email confirmation and if you pay for a month you get the monthly discount cos the have a weekly discount on there website
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 6:22pm On Nov 19, 2014
Shawbabe:
Nobody wan answer me for accommodation close to Gwinnett, for Georgia. sad Una no want make I give birth in yankee eh? My American baby sad



Am currently at metro extended stay, lawrenceville its not that bad u can check them online and book them depending on what room and how many occupants….i took a large studio with 2 double beds cos and the total was 846 for the first months including, deposits and tax…..but a smaller room will be cheaper….i have asked them for my bill next month and its slightly cheaper am paying 780 or so……so if its just you, it will be cheaper….they do monthly rates but not online so whatever estimate u get onine will be cheaper when u get here if you take advantage of their monthly rates…….its like 5 minutes to the hospital and a walkable distance to walmart for your grocery shopping…..am hear till janaury hopefully so you can send me pm and i just update you more and its 7 dollars to the hospital if its just you and additional 2 dollars per passenger or so……
hope it helps
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 6:24pm On Oct 30, 2014
@ ogonnan
Congrats on ur delivery.....good to hear your experience with gwinnett nurses.....am also using them......pls just want to confirm if that bill includes epidural or u didn't use....not a bad bill......

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 1:37am On Oct 30, 2014
@ genomi
Yes they did, n not just me......some others too....just pray u don't have an encounter with them n if u do....God should see u thru
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 7:28pm On Oct 29, 2014
Hi all.....
Houston no easy o....i came in thru that poe on monday n had a very stressful n annoying experience.....
All pregnant women in my plane was sent for secondary inspection...I was delayed for 3 hrs
My experience
The only reason they stressed me was cos I was pregnant n didn't declare at my interview but I already used the visa for vacation purpose n now birthing.........anyway what saved me was cos I sent change of plans to Lagos embassy n I printed it with copies of my email correspondence with the doc n the hospital.......
My advice
Pls make ur phone clear of anything that can implicate u.....cos they check ur phones.....even if it's passworded they will ask for the pin n make sure u re bold n smart....cos they twist question......they ask them in different ways
They are so mean......I was with my mum n little daughter but they didn't even care.......
My daughter was hungry n fussy but they didn't even care......
Above all na prayer my people.....cos they insisted on sending me back....n they stamped my mum n daughter in for 6 months but not me until I convinced them n insisted but I mailed the embassy.....we layer became friends n he was even the one advising me on how to go about documents n all....after delivery....n he said I should make sure I bring all my receipts on my next trip
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 11:31pm On Oct 14, 2014
@ dakotchic...
Good to hear this about dr oduro....will also be in Atl next week using gwinnett n will be staying at metro extended stay...we could hook up

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 6:26pm On Oct 12, 2014
@Genomi
I got it for 31.29 per night but that's cos it's a big studio that can take upto 4 pple and has 2 double beds....cos my mum n little daughter will be with me....but the cheapest I think is 25.92 n it's just 6 mins drive to gwinnett n also very close to the city centre

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Olhar: 5:27pm On Oct 12, 2014
Hi all,
Been a silent follower n this forum has been very helpful....i got all my details regarding childbirth n choosing the best hospital.......am Atlanta bound at the end of the month...and will be using gwinnett medical centre...I have booked an appointment with Dr Oduro for the 6th of next month n also have an appt with Dalia, the financial counsellor before then....will be staying at metro extended stay....n hopefully will be due late november/early December...pls will like anyone that will be in Atl around then to contact me....so we can plan together....

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NYSC / Re: 7 Months Pregnant as A Corper. What's My Fate? by Olhar: 7:52pm On Nov 16, 2012
OF COURSE YOU WILL BE ALLOWED.......I WAS POSTED TO BENUE STATE THIS MONTH AND WE HAD ENUF PREGNANT WOMEN AND NURSING MOTHERS......YOU WILL JUST DO YOU REGISTRATION AND BE DEPLOYED BACK TO THE STATE YOUR HUSBAND IS?....BUT I ALSO THINK IT DEPENDS ON THE STATE O, COS ITS WRITTEN ON THEIR WEBSITE PREGNANT WOMEN ARE NOT ALLOWED...BUT TO MY SURPRISE WE HAD ENUF OF THEM...........JUST TRY YOUR LUCK
NYSC / Re: A thread for corpers posted to Benue by Olhar: 7:53pm On Nov 02, 2012
How many of us are now leaving Monday morning from Iddo park ,i m trying to see if i can arrange with them at the park to get all Corpers a bus that will take us to camp from Lagos
NYSC / Re: A thread for corpers posted to Benue by Olhar: 6:24am On Nov 02, 2012
no ,please on which airline is that?
NYSC / Re: A thread for corpers posted to Benue by Olhar: 9:43pm On Nov 01, 2012
i was posted to benue state, am leaving from lagos to enugu by air, and boarding a bus from enugu to the orientation camp in benue.........please could anyone help with directions......i dont know how to go about it......but i believe enugu is closer to Benue than abuja..........please i need suggestions thanks
NYSC / Re: Chat Room For Nysc Batch C 2012 Corpers by Olhar: 9:37pm On Nov 01, 2012
i was posted to benue state, am leaving from lagos to enugu by air, and boarding a bus from enugu to the orientation camp in benue.........please could anyone help with directions......i dont know how to go about it......but i believe enugu is closer to Benue than abuja..........please i need suggestions thanks
Romance / Re: Is It Proper To Disclose Your Earnings To Your Wife? by Olhar: 2:24pm On Oct 13, 2012
Well, it's a good thing to know each others pocket so u can both know your limits......cos if my husband no tell me his earnings, I will keep demanding as much as I can cos I will believe he has enough but if he does the whatever he has and I also have we will budget on it......if he decides not to tell me.....I also won't disclose my earnings ....... grin
Family / Re: Is Marriage An Achievement? by Olhar: 9:09pm On Oct 11, 2012
Well, it depends.....it's an achievement but at the same time.....even if you haven't achieved anything before marriage, most marriages bring in enough achievements for the couples......and open many opportunities

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