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a coming into being; the act or process of being born.
birth certificate a written, authenticated record of the birth of a child, required by state laws throughout the United States. After a birth is registered, a birth certificate is issued which represents legal proof of parentage, age, and citizenship, and is of great personal and legal importance. A birth certificate is required for many legal and business or personal transactions. Whether the child is born at home or at the hospital, the physician, midwife, or other attendant must report the birth to the local or state registrar. The report becomes a permanent record, and a certificate is issued to the parents. If a child dies during birth, an immediate report and certification of the birth and death are required, containing a statement of the cause of death.
birth control the concept of limiting the size of families by measures designed to prevent conception. The movement of that name began in modern times as a humanitarian reform to conserve the health of mothers and the welfare of children, especially among the poor. More recently it has been superseded by the term family planning, which means planning the arrival of children to correspond with the desire and resources of the married couple. See also contraception.
multiple birth the birth of two or more offspring produced in the same gestation period.
premature birth (preterm birth) expulsion of the fetus from the uterus before termination of the normal gestation period, but after independent existence has become possible; defined as birth occurring before 37 completed weeks (295 days), counting from the first day of the last normal menstrual period. Approximately 6 to 8 per cent of all live births in the United States are premature, and premature births are the major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality.

birth cer·ti·fi·cate

official, legal document recording details of a live birth, usually comprising name, date, place, identity of parents, and sometimes additional information such as birth weight.

birth certificate

An official record of the date and place of a person's birth, usually including the names of the parents.

birth certificate

a legal document recording information about a birth, including, among other details, the date, time, and location of the event; identity of the mother and father; and identity of the attending physician or licensed midwife.
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The most peculiar cases are old registration, children born eight years ago who lack birth certificates.
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To address this problem, the Majlis has long been considering legislation whereby children of all Iranian women who marry men with "unknown nationality" are issued birth certificates with their mother's last name.
She wouldn't have been entitled without the birth certificate.
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The proposed legislation removes previous rules which allowed major changes to birth certificates under certain circumstances.
Dr Foy first applied for a new birth certificate in 1993 and in 1997 she began proceedings to secure recognition of her gender.
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When sought for comment, NSO Provincial Statistics Officer Elizabeth Rayo said the situation cannot be helped because people normally flock to their office during the peak months of May and June, when birth certificates are a requirement for the enrollment of students.
According to NADRA rules, the chairperson is the signing authority for the issuance of computerised birth certificate but who was signed these certificates.
That's how Nakia Grimes, 36, found herself getting a copy of her birth certificate for the first time.
MY uncle went to renew his blue badge and was surprised when he was told they could not accept his birth certificate as it has no name on it.