Only me and my pregnancy.

Leila - posted on 03/01/2014 ( 14 moms have responded )

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Hi my name is Leila
I am new, I am an Italian Immigrant in Australia with the student visa, at the 5 month of pregnancy lonely, working 6, 7 day a p/week as a cleaner and Chef.
I am looking to apply for my husband visa but before i have to apply for extend mine and I really don' t think that my husband can come before the borne.
I am happy to participate on this circle even to have some information or know if some association can give me some sort of support.
Thanks for listening, I ll appreciate if someone, ( specially who is in the same or similar situation) can respond to me.
Thanks.

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Rebekah - posted on 03/04/2014

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If you ask at the hospital where you are to give birth they will be able to put you in touch with a mothers group in your area. It might be helpful to find out if there is an Italian club somewhere near you it might be nice to speak with other women from your home country. I'm not really sure on the rules regarding your partners visa but maybe he can come over on a visitors visa so he can be here for the birth and to help you with the little one. My mother had many issues with immigration and she always found visiting the immigration offices located in the nearest city center helpful, I'm sure they will help you. Good luck!!

Sarah - posted on 03/02/2014

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There is an association called Co. As.It. that may be able to help and possibly put you in contact with someone in a similar situation.

Jodi - posted on 03/02/2014

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Oh, and depending on the University/College you are attending, there may be services available to you there. Check with your school Student body, student union or student services.

Jodi - posted on 03/02/2014

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Leila, you said you were working 6/7 days a week in your OP, so I assumed you must be breaching your visa conditions, which would actually interfere with your wishes to bring your husband out.

Unfortunately, as an immigrant, you don't get financial support for being pregnant, only Australian citizens get that. You and your husband are required to support yourselves. You also do not get free hospital/medical coverage, you are going to have to ensure you can afford this yourself. As Michelle said, you can talk to the hospital in your local area - they may know of an organisation who can provide support, but as you are here on a student visa, you are required to support yourselves.

Leila - posted on 03/01/2014

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Thanks Michelle, yes I havemidwife doc. I will see hem this week, I ll ask him.
Thanks

Michelle - posted on 03/01/2014

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Have you been seeing a doctor or going for midwife visits at the hospital you are going to deliver at?
You would be best asking your midwife/doctor at your next appointment as they know what groups are in your local area.

Leila - posted on 03/01/2014

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Hei guis
OK
E AND MY LOWYER KNOWS HOW TO ADD MY HUSBAND IN MY VISA.
Does SOMEONE KNOW How an Immigrant student can have some support fgor her pregnangy.
Thanks Michelle

Leila - posted on 03/01/2014

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I din' t ask for a migration consultation, if there is someone who can answer me and know some association to support my pregnancy.
Thanks

Leila - posted on 03/01/2014

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Dear Jodi.
I am no breaking any conviction. Thanks
As a Student I can work 20 ours p/w and i am working 15 our p/w 3 p/day.
working every day 3 ours.
I know how are my responsibility in Australia, if you really want to help me , you can help me and give me some support only if you know how I can survive in Australia pregnant with my husband in the other side of the world. Thanks.

Michelle - posted on 03/01/2014

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I also don't understand how you are going to get your husband out here if you aren't a permanent resident.
I'm with Jodi about you breaching your visa conditions. Be vary careful as if you are found out then they will deport you.

Jodi - posted on 03/01/2014

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If you are in Australia on a student visa, you need to be registered full time in an approved course, and you are only permitted to work up to 40 hours per fortnight in paid work, so how is it you can be working 6 or 7 days a week as a cleaner and chef? It appears you may be breaching the conditions of your visa.

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