The American Baby Thread!
August 20, 2018 at 4:25 pm #50161
Hello All, currently in the States. Texas to be exact. Having your mum will be wonderful. Please make sure there prices include pediatrician and anesthesiologist fees. For CS, the anesthesiologist fee to is being charged separately.August 21, 2018 at 10:55 am #50162
Adetola ( @adetola ) dear, with respect to your questions. I’m still trying to investigate the necessity of notifying the embassy, as I only just recently heard about it. The only reason why I’m considering it is because I heard it could help with POE. But I’ll let you know dear. With my twins, I didn’t notify them and had no issues renewing my visa.
And no, you don’t necessarily have to use an agent. I just found that these agents seem to have better pricing from hospitals than when you source direct. But I’m also carrying out my own independent investigation, and might not use them at the end of the day. As for POE documentation, all you really need is evidence of your ability to fund your treatment and fend for yourself really. I find that paying in advance for your medicals helps a lot.
How much are you paying at Doctors Hospital?August 21, 2018 at 10:58 am #50163
Awww, glad you made it, Oye (@oye1) . Hope you’re settling in nicely and getting ready for baby. Are you in Houston, Dallas or San Antonio?
Yeah, the fees are supposedly all-in, according to the Agents. Trust me, I asked . I know only too well of these hidden expenses and these guys gave a breakdown of all these costs, which I summed in the tableAugust 21, 2018 at 1:15 pm #50168
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Thanks Nicole, I am in San Antonio. Settled in nicely.</p>
Yes, you get a discount for paying Doctor’s fees early. Mine was before or at 28 weeks. I got a 30% discount. For hospital fees, they also have prompt pay prices( cheaper than insurance òr long pay prices).
I notified the embassy before coming. They responded saying it wasn’t necessary but I had heard it was better to do so.August 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm #50169
Nicole (@Nicole) thanks for the quick response.
I would appreciate it if you let me know after finding out.
Doctors hospital charge $3500 for vaginal delivery and $6500 for C/S. Is the price fair enough? What again are the hidden expenses apart from doctor’s fee? I’m asking coz I know you have experience about it. ThanksAugust 21, 2018 at 6:40 pm #50170August 21, 2018 at 6:42 pm #50171August 21, 2018 at 6:47 pm #50172
So…update from me. I might be going to Dallas at the end of the day . Here’s why…
My heart was initially set on LA, because the medical fees were attractive, and so were travel logistics. But my family was like , because I have no family there.
They wanted me to go to Atlanta, where I can’t throw a stone without it hitting it anyone. Even though I’ll be renting my own accommodation, they want me somewhere I’ll be know people. For some reason, Atlanta hasn’t been making me excited…medical fees are way more expensive and I just haven’t had the warmest, fuzziest of feelings.
Soooo….I was doing some scooping today and found out that Dallas is a good in-between. Medical fees, though more expensive than LA are cheaper than Atlanta. Travel isn’t bad, and I have a few close friends there. Again, I’ll be renting but I guess its good to know they’re there if I need them.
I’ll marinate over this for the rest of the month, before I make my final decisionAugust 21, 2018 at 6:47 pm #50173August 21, 2018 at 10:23 pm #50174August 22, 2018 at 9:52 am #50175
Oye (@oye1), I’m not surprised it is a bit more expensive than other Texas locations. I’m also having to opt for CS, due to a past myomectomy and, of course, my previous c-section. At the end of the day, San Antonio is an awesome location and if you’re happy with the hospital, then that’s what really matters. I reckon you have close family there? I have a close friend in San Antonio, and if it weren’t for travel logistics (I really don’t want a location I’ll have to connect several times to get there), it just might have been an option 😉 .
How many weeks were you when you travelled though? Did you travel alone?August 22, 2018 at 9:53 am #50176August 22, 2018 at 9:59 am #50178August 22, 2018 at 2:08 pm #50196August 22, 2018 at 3:53 pm #50197
That’s perfect, Oye (@oye1) . Nothing better than being with family! . Keep resting and gathering your energy for when the baby arrives. Stay in your room all day long, watching TV. That’s what I did back in the day . And what I intend to do now
How are you feeling though? Baby will be here in only a matter of weeks! Are you strong and bouncy? Weak and tired? I had the girls at 37 weeks and know how I felt with them. But then again, they were twins, so I’m hoping I won’t be as as I was with them.
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