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About BB1990

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  • Location Berlin
  • Nationality Irish
  • Gender Female
  • Year of birth 1990
  1. Travelling with a 2.5 month old

    Thanks everyone for the feedback! I've been thinking a lot about it and told my sister that she could count me out for the moment. She is totally fine about it.  was more feeling guilty about missing the little sis' wedding and was trying to see if maybe I was being too overprotective of the unborn but no, I think my feelings are justified! Given the flight length and different potential for diseases even in a nice resort I think the risks outweigh everything.  I might join in by video for a speech or something!     Ha..not a chance of her moving the wedding. She is in her early twenties so Mexico suits both budget and what they are looking for in a wedding.    Appreciate the feedback and knowing that I am not being to OTT on this :)
  2. Hello all.   We are due our baby March 25th..My sister has booked her wedding last month for June 22nd in Mexico. Back last year before the wedding was booked and before we had planned a baby she asked me to be bridesmaid. So the question is what is everyones opinion on bringing a (assuming everything is on time and goes well) a 2.5 month old to Cancun for a week. Obviously there is the chance that passports do not come through. I've already told her chances are slim based on vaccinations etc but tbh I've no idea what dangers there are of bringing a small baby in a plane for this length of time without all their shots and to another country with different diseases etc.   I want to be able to give her a clearer answer (I've so far said probably not) but at the moment I am soo confused as to what the general consensus is on the topic. 
  3. Thanks a lot for the very detailed answer. Feeling a lot more confident now I understand the process a bit better. Definitely going down the route of a Hebamme and have already begun the search.   I guess we are making plans a little early and not factoring in a few things such as the midwife visits, documents and the checkups. A lot to organise and think about in the next months! 
  4. That is good news about the Elterngeld starting after the Mutterschutz.    We will stay around for about a month after the baby is born but good point on being contactable etc, had not thought of that! Trying to get informed and be prepared for the mountain of paper work coming our way 
  5. Hello,   I have searched all the relevant forums but I am struggling to find an up to date or explicit answer to my question.   I am Irish, expecting a baby in March 2020. My partner and I are both here for 6-7 years and both have full time, permanent employment contracts. We are trying to figure out how much leave we can take and what salary we will have. My partner would like to take 3 months leave immediately after the birth so we can bring the baby back to our families for a visit.   I understand I will receive 100% of my salary in the 8 weeks after the baby is born. As my partner and I will both use the Elternzeit, we will be entitled to 14 months shared.   So my question is:   Does the Elternzeit start from the day the baby is born? IE (Mutterschutzperiod + Eltenzeit = 14 months) OR is is Mutterschutzperiod + Elternzeit = 16 months)    If the first one then I would receive 2 months at full pay and then 9 months at 67% and he would receive 3 months at 67% If the second one, I would then receive my full pay for two months and then 11 months at 67% and he would receive 3 months at 67%   Thanks in advance!
  6. Thanks everyone. I think I will have another conversation with the consultant tomorrow and ask these questions. I'm sure this has happened before and there must be a solution. Good to know about the basis tariff not being a great option, I am going to try and avoid this then (and go to the two doctors again personally to get the letters)
  7. No, the first one did not know of the first illness. I had been to the doctor for this once before my PKV consultation, got treated and thought no more of it so I didn't think of declaring it. I know this was a mistake and do not dispute this at all - no blame on the consultant.   The new consultant  would earn new commission by getting me on a new private insurance. If he cannot manage this and I get charged this high fee next month, who is charging me this? Does this mean I am actually insured by someone? Obviously I really want to get some form of insurance at this stage. I just want to be prepared for the outcome if I cannot get the letter from the doctors. I don't understand why I am not being offered the basis tariff but being told I have to pay this high fee if I do not get the letter. 
  8. Not disputing the fact that the original insurance was cancelled through my own fault. I didn't fully understand the process. I didn't even know that something I had been to the doctor with in 2017 was considered an illness. I did declare some other medical stuff that I knew was chronic.    Have also since changed consultants so no longer dealing with the same person that sold me the original (overpriced) contract. My new consultant has tried to get it reinstated but they are unwilling - fair enough.   I have to go to the two doctors that originally treated me. So far I have been in touch with one (I only found out I need a second one today) and was told I would receive something in the post but that was a week ago. Now I am concerned that the doctors are not going to provide this letter stating that it is not a chronic illness. Since reading up a bit about it, it sounds like it is.    My question is - If I do not manage to get these letters (which it seems like I might not) and nobody is willing to insure me again - what happens. 
  9. I am not a freelancer. I am an employee earning over the amount to go back into GKV. (no plans to quit my job or reduce my salary  )
  10. Hi,   In a bit of a pickle. Last year I switched from GKV to PKV, filled out the ton of forms and assumed everything was ok. Went to claim for one of my visits and the insurer requested a full medical history from my doctors. I obliged and two weeks later my consultant received a letter stating my PKV was cancelled due to not declaring a chronic illness on the form. (Fine, I made a mistake  - didn't realise what I was treated for was considered chronic)    So now, trying to get new insurance. No insurer will apparently take me until I get a letter from two doctors stating my illness is not chronic. I have tried to contact the doctors multiple times but still no letter. My consultant has warned me that if I do not get these by the end of the month then I will be charged a lot of money.    Can anyone tell me what will be the outcome? I know I cannot get back onto GKV (Although that would be ideal)  If nobody will insure me, who is charging this money? Why am I not being offered the basis tariff? Am I being mislead by the consultant?   Thank you!!