Help! I live out of the country (in Abu Dhabi) where it is illegal for midwives to attend home births. So I decided to travel to my parents' house in Cumming, GA (north of Atlanta).
I was worried about how long the birth certificate might take, as I'd like to get the baby home as quickly as possible. I was figuring on a few weeks to a month including expediting the passport...
Well, my dad called the county to ask and was told that for homebirths the birth certificate takes a minimum of THREE MONTHS!
I just can't imagine waiting that long to start the passport application and to get home to my husband! It would mean probably 5 months away from home.
Does anyone know any way to expedite the birth certificate (besides hospital birth, which apparently gets you a birth certificate within two weeks...)?
My only other option for a homebirth would be to hire a traveling midwife to come here, but my husband and I are worried that it could be tricky legally...
I'm so frustrated!