Pregnant Spouse in the US (Berkeley or UPenn)


Hello guys,

I was wondering whether anyone would be able to share their experience if they had gone through postgraduate studies with an expecting spouse. I have been accepted into three schools and I have narrowed down my choices to Berkeley or UPenn.

Confirmed the pregnancy about a month after I submitted my applications and any decision that I make will also take into consideration my spouse and child.

I will be writing in to both schools but figured that it might be useful for me to post the question here. Would anyone be able to shed some light on this topic? Particularly on whether I would face trouble during the visa application stage and my purchase of insurance.

Hello guys,

I was wondering whether anyone would be able to share their experience if they had gone through postgraduate studies with an expecting spouse. I have been accepted into three schools and I have narrowed down my choices to Berkeley or UPenn.

Confirmed the pregnancy about a month after I submitted my applications and any decision that I make will also take into consideration my spouse and child.

I will be writing in to both schools but figured that it might be useful for me to post the question here. Would anyone be able to shed some light on this topic? Particularly on whether I would face trouble during the visa application stage and my purchase of insurance.
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forzik

Hello guys,

I was wondering whether anyone would be able to share their experience if they had gone through postgraduate studies with an expecting spouse. I have been accepted into three schools and I have narrowed down my choices to Berkeley or UPenn.


I will be writing in to both schools but figured that it might be useful for me to post the question here. Would anyone be able to shed some light on this topic? Particularly on whether I would face trouble during the visa application stage and my purchase of insurance.



On the UPENN facebook page for admitted students I think I saw a post about a birth annoucement from one of the current LLM at UPenn. You might wanna check out the page and contact that person.

<blockquote>Hello guys,

I was wondering whether anyone would be able to share their experience if they had gone through postgraduate studies with an expecting spouse. I have been accepted into three schools and I have narrowed down my choices to Berkeley or UPenn.


I will be writing in to both schools but figured that it might be useful for me to post the question here. Would anyone be able to shed some light on this topic? Particularly on whether I would face trouble during the visa application stage and my purchase of insurance. </blockquote>


On the UPENN facebook page for admitted students I think I saw a post about a birth annoucement from one of the current LLM at UPenn. You might wanna check out the page and contact that person.
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Thanks for the tip. Will look for it.

Thanks for the tip. Will look for it.
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andyllop

I travelled with my wife for my LLM in 2011-2012 at UPenn. The medical attention was top notch, The HUP is one of the most prestigious medical centers in the US, receiving patients from all over the US. We didn't find any additional troubles with the Insurance either. Anyway, my wife is a MD and the practice in the US is a little more distant than in other countries. Bottom line, i have nothing negative to say about my experience.

Hope it's useful.

I travelled with my wife for my LLM in 2011-2012 at UPenn. The medical attention was top notch, The HUP is one of the most prestigious medical centers in the US, receiving patients from all over the US. We didn't find any additional troubles with the Insurance either. Anyway, my wife is a MD and the practice in the US is a little more distant than in other countries. Bottom line, i have nothing negative to say about my experience.

Hope it's useful.
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I travelled with my wife for my LLM in 2011-2012 at UPenn. The medical attention was top notch, The HUP is one of the most prestigious medical centers in the US, receiving patients from all over the US. We didn't find any additional troubles with the Insurance either. Anyway, my wife is a MD and the practice in the US is a little more distant than in other countries. Bottom line, i have nothing negative to say about my experience.

Hope it's useful.


That's great, does it also mean that the standard dependant insurance covers maternity despite taking up the policy midway through pregnancy? In terms of costs, did you have to fork out a huge sum of money in addition to the insurance cover?

Too many questions but would really appreciate your comments on the same. Good to know that it is completely doable, considering a deferment if things get too expensive.

<blockquote>I travelled with my wife for my LLM in 2011-2012 at UPenn. The medical attention was top notch, The HUP is one of the most prestigious medical centers in the US, receiving patients from all over the US. We didn't find any additional troubles with the Insurance either. Anyway, my wife is a MD and the practice in the US is a little more distant than in other countries. Bottom line, i have nothing negative to say about my experience.

Hope it's useful. </blockquote>

That's great, does it also mean that the standard dependant insurance covers maternity despite taking up the policy midway through pregnancy? In terms of costs, did you have to fork out a huge sum of money in addition to the insurance cover?

Too many questions but would really appreciate your comments on the same. Good to know that it is completely doable, considering a deferment if things get too expensive.
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andyllop

The standard dependant insurance covers maternity, and as a UPenn student you are entitle to be part of the special maternity program at UPenn for students (Penn Special Delivery Program). I did not pay a single additional dime for this service, but it 's your insurance will only cover the first 30 days of the newborn. After that date you will have to pay additional insurance for him/her which is a bit hefty (3k to 4k) That is the only huge sum that you will pay but it covers your newborn appointments with the doctor, vaccines, and any contingency you might experience. Also, as for baby stuff wait for Black Friday to load up. Plus, your son/daughter will have a US passport which is always handy for some purposes.

The standard dependant insurance covers maternity, and as a UPenn student you are entitle to be part of the special maternity program at UPenn for students (Penn Special Delivery Program). I did not pay a single additional dime for this service, but it 's your insurance will only cover the first 30 days of the newborn. After that date you will have to pay additional insurance for him/her which is a bit hefty (3k to 4k) That is the only huge sum that you will pay but it covers your newborn appointments with the doctor, vaccines, and any contingency you might experience. Also, as for baby stuff wait for Black Friday to load up. Plus, your son/daughter will have a US passport which is always handy for some purposes.
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