For the sake of a blue passport, one of them may decide to go through a cruel and unknown experience. This is how it was for Hana Zaitoun (Mona Zaki), the heroine of the Newton game series, which started the game and no one knows how to end it. But it sparked a controversy that echoed in the minds of many women who wanted to take on the adventure, and get the opportunity to be a mother to an American child.
Several publications in closed women’s groups related to inquiries about the birth system in America or Canada, how to travel, birth procedures and birth registration, and the difficulties and obstacles they may face. Read also Maternity bag … essential items for mothers-to-be before entering the hospitalFrom Caesarean section to normal … Childbirth violence silent about itA journey into experiencing postpartum depressionPostpartum depression does not affect mothers only .. Why may it extend to 3 years?
According to the 14th amendment to the American Constitution, every child born on American soil is granted her nationality, and thus the newborn becomes an American citizen regardless of the nationality of his parents.
But giving birth in America is not as easy as some think, especially with the emphasis placed by the federal government to limit the idea of exploiting this advantage, which has spread widely, because of the advantages that US citizens receive, in terms of health services and free education in American schools, and scholarships. Provided for outstanding students, in addition to his treatment as an American citizen with regard to employment and electoral rights, and exceptional treatment in most countries of the world.
Not many people have noticed that the events of the series “Newton’s Game” are taking place in 2019, when Ibrahim was born on January 14, before former US President Donald Trump issued restrictions on entering the United States, and despite Trump’s absence, the laws he had put in place are still in place. Likewise, dreams of mothers in closed groups still pinned hopes on the world’s most powerful passport.
Newton’s game experience
“I am pregnant in the second month, and I am thinking about giving birth in America or Canada. What are the procedures? How much is the cost? Are there companies that help me with reservations and arrangements ?, Does health insurance contribute to the cost of childbirth?” A group of questions recently asked by a woman through a group of women on Facebook, who is Egyptian, but lives in Saudi Arabia. Hana’s experience in the series “Newton’s Game” was inspiring to her, despite all of her hardship; But she was also the cause of many warnings that the women of the group advised.
Despite the ridicule the lady received from some of the responses; However, she had basic information that might help her in the journey that ended, at the thresholds of the group, before it began, and the comments included advice telling her that America had canceled tourist visas due to Corona, and as for the experiences of women about childbirth there, many of them were positive, especially with regard to the features of the system Health.
Most of the advice revolved around the impossibility of entering America if the official authorities at the airport knew that she was pregnant, whether from her outward appearance, or if her bag contained any sign that might indicate this.
Some also advised her that health insurance does not cover childbirth expenses until one year after her presence in the United States, and that may expose her to not obtaining an entry visa again, in addition to the pressure she may face at the airport. Advertising
She also recounts one of the women who nearly collapsed, because she witnessed the interrogation of another woman, who was coming to attend a conference, and was interrogated in a confusing way to discover if she was pregnant or not.
Many of the birth experiences in America, narrated by their owners to explain the circumstances and circumstances of the move, which some considered a risk, and others considered it an experience worthy of adventure.
Marwa, who gave birth to twins in a hospital in New Jersey, says that in 2020, she decided to travel with the aim of giving birth with her husband’s mother in the 30th week of pregnancy.
She added, “Fortunately, a previous visa that I got two years ago was still valid, and of course the pregnancy was clear on me, as it was only a few weeks left for me to give birth, so when they asked me at the airport in America about the reason for the visit, I responded directly to the birth and a family visit, and at this moment I was exposed to severe absurdities.” They took me to a separate room, far from my family, and they began to question me roughly, why did you come? Where are you going to stay? Will your brother-in-law agree to stay with him? How much money do you have? And when I told them that I have 9 thousand dollars, their answer was that this is not enough For childbirth, I replied that I had previously agreed with a doctor and a hospital over the Internet, after which they took the money from me to count and verify the validity of each banknote, until they let us in after 5 hours of interrogation.
$ 10,000, a valid entry visa, online booking with a doctor, and an agreement with a company for accommodation facilities, was the most frequent advice based on the experiences of the women who went through the experience.
Six years ago, “Enas” obtained an entry visa to America, and she was pregnant at the time in the second month, and she traveled after the agreement with a doctor and a hospital, which was nominated by her friend who lives in America and hosted her in her home, so she did not bear the burden of the cost of the accommodation.
Enas says, “It is not as difficult as some think, half of Egypt gives birth in America; but the problem now is getting a visa in light of Corona, in addition to the tightening that occurred from the Trump administration in 2020.”
While (R.M.) a Kuwaiti woman tells about the experience of childbirth in America, and says that she went to the American embassy, and she did not find any difficulty in obtaining a visa, even though the pregnancy was in the 30th week; However, the embassy employee asked her, “Can you afford the cost of giving birth there?” She answered, “Yes,” she got the visa for 5 years, and then everything passed with the same ease, until her baby got a US passport within a few weeks after birth.