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My midwife gave me a Tennessee application instead of a Mississippi one and I just don't think that's going to work. Anyone know how I can get my hands on the Mississippi app? All I can seem to find is the form requesting an already existing certificate.<br><br>
The TN app. is called a Mother's worksheet.<br><br>
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Oh, sorry, he will be born in Mississippi. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
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Well ,thats weird. You definitely need a MS application. In NH, I had to call the state vital statistics office and they said that I need to call them after the birth, and then they will send a packet of stuff to MY town clerk's office. When it gets to my towns clerks office, I go in with the baby and fill out a gigantic form.<br><br>
But when I called I told them I wasn't having a doc or midwife. Theysaid if I was going to have a midwife, it was different. So maybe call your state's vital stats office and ask them where you can get an application for your midwife to fill out?
 

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Check your tribal area, but what we did is simply call the local health department (after the baby was born....I'm going to see if I can do it ahead of time this time) and told them we had a homebirth and needed an application for birth certificate. They mailed us a packet of information, we filled it out, got 3 notarized letters (affirming that people had actually seen me while I was pregnant, so this was not a black market baby) and called back to the health dept. to make an appt to go in person. I had to take the baby in so they could see him in person, and had to take dh's driver's license in for them to photocopy, but dh didn't have to go in.<br><br>
It was really quite easy-peasy, and thankfully I got no flack about the "unassisted" birth (which it wasn't but officially it is, to protect our MW.<br><br>
HTH! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The really odd thing is, I had a homebirth in this house with this midwife 2 years ago and she had the right form then. She handed me the TN form and said, well, it's the same info as MS. But I just know it ain't gonna work without the correct "form" (I've dealt with these ppl before!).<br><br>
Maybe I just need to pretend I didn't get it and ask for the MS form at my next appt. Or see if I can get it from the health dept here locally.<br><br>
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Thanks, by the way, for posting this! It served as a catalyst to get me off my butt! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I just called our health dept. and asked if I could get the application ahead of time, and they are sending it! Woo-hoo! One more thing done....when the packet arrives, I'll tuck it in my birth box and have it ready to go! That way I don't have to worry if they have weird holiday hours or something...I can fill it out right after the birth if I want, gather the witness signatures (the lady said they don't have to be notarized anymore--they can be signed by 2 witnesses instead), and then call for the appointment! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
This is a big load off my mind--to not have to be tracking down stuff when I'm postpartum and sore! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I just realized tonight that the Tennessee worksheet will work just fine. The midwife takes the information I put on that sheet and fills out the real application for the birth certificate. I remember her sitting at my dining room table and filling it in after ds's birth.<br><br>
The sheet I fill out won't even get turned in...guess it probably will get stashed in my chart. So it really wasn't anything to worry about.<br><br>
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