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Has anybody been pregnant whilst waiting for their i130?

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Hello again 😅 I seem to be asking so many questions just lately.  But I was just wondering if any of you ladies have been pregnant whilst waiting on your i130 approval? We got approved on Valentine's Day and our case was sent to the NVC to be processed. If so how did you find it? Im really hoping I can be reunited with my husband before the babies arrival. How did the medical go? Did you get asked extra questions. Was you allowed to fly? And how did your interviews go. 😊

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It happens all the time. In fact, we get the question about if pregnancy is a good reason to expedite a case about every other week. Pregnancy won't affect the case. 

 

You being able to fly is determine by the airline, not immigration. Usually you are good to fly up until 36 weeks. But if the baby isn't born in the US then it can still receive citizenship through CRBA.

 

Educate yourself in CRBA just in case.

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/154-consular-reports-of-birth-abroad-crba/

 

Congrats on your pregnancy and good luck.


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15 minutes ago, Unlockable said:

It happens all the time. In fact, we get the question about if pregnancy is a good reason to expedite a case about every other week. Pregnancy won't affect the case. 

 

You being able to fly is determine by the airline, not immigration. Usually you are good to fly up until 36 weeks. But if the baby isn't born in the US then it can still receive citizenship through CRBA.

 

Educate yourself in CRBA just in case.

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/154-consular-reports-of-birth-abroad-crba/

 

Congrats on your pregnancy and good luck.

Yeah I'm fully aware that pregnancy won't affect the case. And we've already waited 8 months. I'm sure we can handle a couple more months lol. thanks for the information I appreciate it. 

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And look at the cost of giving birth in the US.


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15 minutes ago, Boiler said:

And look at the cost of giving birth in the US.

That is an excellent point. Cost of a normal birth, no complications, no C-section, both mother and baby healthy, is anywhere between $12,000-$20,000 without insurance. With good insurance, out of pocket is likely $1000-$2000.

So I don’t know where you’re from, but wherever it is, it’s gotta be cheaper than that. 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, USS_Voyager said:

That is an excellent point. Cost of a normal birth, no complications, no C-section, both mother and baby healthy, is anywhere between $12,000-$20,000 without insurance. With good insurance, out of pocket is likely $1000-$2000.

So I don’t know where you’re from, but wherever it is, it’s gotta be cheaper than that. 

 

 

Oh Im from the uk and could easily go through the NHS, but The cost doesn't bother us. 😊

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1 hour ago, Debzib88 said:

Oh Im from the uk and could easily go through the NHS, but The cost doesn't bother us. 😊

There have been debates if NHS covers births when you are a resident of another country. Note this is different than you visiting another country and giving birth. But once you enter the US on a immigrant visa, you become a resident of the US. There have been members reporting to have lost there provisional health care once becoming a PR. You should confirm that the UK will do this if they know you will not be returning there to live.


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14 minutes ago, Unlockable said:

There have been debates if NHS covers births when you are a resident of another country. Note this is different than you visiting another country and giving birth. But once you enter the US on a immigrant visa, you become a resident of the US. There have been members reporting to have lost there provisional health care once becoming a PR. You should confirm that the UK will do this if they know you will not be returning there to live.

I don't want to have the baby in the uk. I'm happy to give up my rights as a U.K. Citizen and have the baby in the us. I just wanted to hear people's views on how their process went being pregnant. 

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I would imagine the issue would be getting into the US system assuming you make it, without the build up, going straight into a new medical system cold.

 

I guess you can do some prep work but very much depends where you are going as to how the local system works, how the Health Insurance you will have operates etc etc.


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**Moved from US Embassy and Consulate Discussion to Moving to the US and Your New Life In America; topic is about immigration process during pregnancy in general, not just specifically related to the Embassy**


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5 hours ago, Debzib88 said:

How did the medical go? Did you get asked extra questions. 

From the technical instructions for panel physicians:

 

Women who are pregnant may postpone the required immigration chest x-ray (and immigration medical examination) until after pregnancy but are required to have a chest x-ray to immigrate.  Panel physicians must obtain consent from pregnant women before performing a chest x-ray. Panel physicians should develop their own consent form for this scenario. Pregnant women undergoing chest x-ray must be provided abdominal and pelvic protection with two lead shields that wrap fully around the abdomen and pelvis.

 

From the CDC concerning immunization of pregnant women. (These are the required   shots for adults, which you may have already had). You'll get waivers if they are contraindicated.. 

 

MMR Contraindicated.
Td Should be used if otherwise indicated. (Tdap preferred) 
Varicella Contraindicated.
Influenza (LAIV) Live

Contraindicated./  Influenza Inactivated. Recommended 

 

 

Edited by Wuozopo

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19 minutes ago, fip & jim said:

When is your baby due? There's no need to stress about the medical, they are very nice at Knightsbridge. They are quick to respond to queries if you want to ask them anything specific.

Baby's not due till 6th September. I think I've had all the immunisations that are required. Thank you for the information. 

 

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11 minutes ago, Debzib88 said:

Baby's not due till 6th September. I think I've had all the immunisations that are required. Thank you for the information. 

 

What's the estimate for when you'll get the visa?

I wasn't pregnant but did emigrate with a child. It adds more stress, that's for sure. 

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My wife was 30 weeks at the interview. Manila was nice and moved us to the front of the line on interview day. 

No extra questions about it. 

 

Flying was interesting. We we're booked out of Hong Kong on American which doesn't have any restrictions or doctors note policy. But getting from Manila to hong kong I booked us on Cebu Pacific which refused to let my wife fly without a doctor's note.  I ended up buying $1200 worth of same day tickets on Cathay Pacific to get to Hong Kong. 

 

Oddly enough Cebus policy was in the ticket jacket but not on the website when I booked it. How one would see the policy without checking in is beyond me.  

 

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