I just got the application for a birth cert here in texas and am seeing that there is 3/4 of the paper that has nothing to do with naming my child. it's all public health stuff that won't go on the cert. Am I required to answer all those questions? can I just kindly opt out of all that info? Thanks
Did you UP in addition to UCing?
I'm UPing and UCing and when I look at the reqs to get the birth certificate, I worried about the UPing part, as the site I looked at seemed to need confirmation from prenatal caregivers.
no I did not UP. I have a mw who is doing my prenatal care but does not do homebirths.
I did mine in Pennsylvania. I answered those questions as best I could, using "n/a" whenever something just didn't have the answer required.
I also did a UP. In order to get the birth certificate for a UP/UC, I had to have two notarized forms submitted with the paperwork that I filled out. Those forms asserted that these women would verify that I had been pregnant and that I had the baby on X date. Easy enough -- cost me $30 to have their letters notarized.
And that was that.
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