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THOSE ANYONE HAVE ANY LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT PREGNANT WOMEN TRAVELLING INTO THE U.S. I INTEND TO HAVE MY BABY THERE AND PAY THE HOSPITAL BILLS BUT I HAVE HEARD ALOT OF SCARY STORIES ABOUT BEING TURNED BACK BY U.S IMMIGRATION. ALTHOUGH ITS NOT MY FIRST TIME IN THE U.S.A, CAN ANYONE PLS HELP SHARE SOME INFO.

At 21 weeks, you shouldn’t be experiencing any problem with any airline, but you might face some problems with the US immigration: The only way you can get into the US is if the pregnancy is not obvious due to your body type or if you can hide it because, it’s highly likely that they will turn you back once they know that you’re carrying a pregnancy that has exceeded its middle stage; the logical reason is, you weren’t given a (medical) visa (for your current circumstance) to give birth in the States, but rather, you were issued a visa for a single individual, and now, you’re entering the country as two people.


So, take a good look at yourself in a full mirror (dressing in the clothing that you would be wearing on your trip) and see if it’s obvious that you’re pregnant. And if it seems so, then, try to get a special fashion that would suitably hide the pregnancy without giving you an odd or suspicious appearance. By careful measures, you should be able to get in without any incident afterall, there are some people with protrude bellies even though they’re not pregnant, and there are others that look normal even when they’re in mid pregnancy. Cheers! Re: Pregnant Traveller To The U.s by dancewith: 6:22pm On Mar 09, 2010

We arrived JFK in the last week of December 2009, just like two days after the Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab episode. I was a bit worried about the extra security in place after all the pat-down searches we received at Heathrow in our connecting flight. I even had my wife put on my winter jacket as we stood in line at immigration. Funny enough, the immigration officer was not bothered (or did not show it) and he let me and my 7 month pregnant wife in without a fuss.

However, when i flew in 2 months later at Newark to witness the birth, I was now stopped by the immigration officer, and she handed me over to someone else and I was taken into the interrogation room and was asked many questions. They wanted to know if I was in the military, if my parents were in the military, if my siblings were in the military. I was held for like 15 minutes before I was released.

So, from my experience, I can conclude that landing into a busy airport like JFK may offer you less scrutiny than the lesser busy airports like Newark. Travelling with your husband is a great plus because he answers the questions and if he has a big frame like me, he can stand squarely in front of the officer (partially blocking you) and looking them into the eye. The only time my wife came into full view was when she was being ten-printed. At winter time, such as now, no one really questions why you are putting on such a grossly over-sized jacket.

By the way, there is nothing illegal about giving birth in the US. After all, who doesn’t want quality healthcare. However, they don’t like people giving birth there and then not paying the bill. Personally, I think it is bad. Even in Nigeria, if you can’t pay your bill, the hospital will keep you hostage until your family can. If hospitals are expensive, there are also birth centres and if you are courageous enough, you can hire a registered midwife and have the delivery at home. The link below states the CBP’s stand on pregnant women.

It is no crime to be pregnant entering the US. However, a mean border agent, can stamp only one month on your I-94 which can lead to the tempation of overstaying. That is why we try hard not to disclose the pregnancy. And also have plenty of cash on you. I had like USD7300 on me. That was my proof that I was not going to be a ward of the US Government.