I'm Canadian and dh is a dual citizen and am hoping to travel to the US for a few months. I have a little one due in August and was hoping to have a UC while I am down there. The hitch is that I would have no way of proving my residence. Would this mean that my LO could never have a birth certificate?! How would I get back to Canada? Even if I got a midwife I still don't have proof of residence. What do people who are travelling do if they just "have" their baby suddenly? It doesn't make sense to me. A person needs a birth certificate and just because their parents chose something unorthodox or even had something unorthodox happen to them unexpectedly doesn't justify keeping a vital record from them. What can be done?