birth certificate

A place for those bereaved to receive and offer support
Registered User
Posts: 578
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2007 00:53 am

Re: birth certificate

Postby rosalinda » Fri May 20, 2011 11:37 am

I live in California, and we had one for Elissa. It is a certificate of stillbirth.
You might want to check with the county recorder where you live.
-Elissa, January 2007: stillborn at 25 weeks, severe PE, IUGR, reverse-end diastolic flow
- Chronic hypertension as of November 2007
-missed miscarriage Feb 2009
- Ismael Jaden, June 2010, 36 wks, oligohydramnios & rising BP's, my wonderful little man & the love of my life
- Janelle, September 2011, 24wks, 3days. complete placental abruption & DIC, stillborn

Registered User
Posts: 640
Joined: Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:00 am

Re: birth certificate

Postby rebecca2 » Thu May 12, 2011 11:04 pm

It depends on where Alex was born. Some states do offer birth certificates for stillborn babies. Here in VA there is an application specifically for stillbirths that parents can use to get the certificate.
Mom to...
baby girl Addison 3/11/09-3/11/09 (severe preeclampsia 26w5d)
baby boy Aden 5/25/10 (35w6d low amniotic fluid)
baby boy #2 due 7/4/11

Registered User
Posts: 171
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:24 am
Location: North Carolina

Re: birth certificate

Postby uncskristy » Wed May 11, 2011 02:23 pm

Unfortunately, I don't think so. I think only the hospital can file one.

This may sound weird but maybe you can get a couple of baby announcements printed. I got a few after I had Cooper. One that is framed and proudly displayed on the wall beside his big brother's, One for his memory book and one for each set of his grandparents. Plus, baby annoucement is much cuter than a birth certificate and you can choose the wording.
Mommy of Three Boys- Davis 10/4/2007(No PE, overbaked at 40wks, 2 days),
Cooper 5/20/2010-5/21/2010 (born too early at 24wks, 2 days due to severe PE) and
Blaine 10/11/11 (35wks, 6 days, mild but quick moving PE)
Wife to Matthew since 6/11/2005

Registered User
Posts: 116
Joined: Thu Apr 07, 2005 06:45 pm
Location: texas

birth certificate

Postby dolphincrazy316 » Tue May 10, 2011 11:37 pm

Hi everybody! Ive been thinking a lot lately about a birth certificate for Alex...Is it possible to get one for a baby that was stillborn? I mean in my eyes he WAS born! Does anybody know about this? Thanks!!
Hayden born 4-2-05 2lbs 2oz due to preeclampsia, spent 9 weeks in the NICU

Alex Bradley born in the arms of angels on 11-22-09 1lb 10oz due to preeclampsia and complete placental abruption

Baby #3 due Feb 2012

Return to “Grief and Loss”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests