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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 More recently it has been superseded by the term family planning, which means planning the arrival of children to correspond with the desire and resources of the married couple.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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Sources further told that in several suicide attacks, the NADRA Computerized National identity Card (CNIC) were collected from suicide bombers, which has close concern with the birth certificates issued by the DMA of civic agency.
Using a student's birth certificate to determine gender has been procedure," UIL spokeswoman Kate Hector said, meaning the rule change would serve as a codification of that informal procedure.
Henceforth, moms from the city of Lviv can receive a child's birth certificate without leaving the hospital, without queues and bureaucracy in the registration offices.
SCIAF is working with lawyers and the women's families to identify suitable male guardians so the children can get birth certificates and become part of society.
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Mahat revealed that his anonymity tag continued for 40 years as his birth certificate recorded him as 'No Name'.
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Koursoumba said that infants whose parents could not pay the clinic fees were not given their birth certificates from the state because the clinics refused to provide the necessary documentation.
What makes the title so regrettable for the author is the fact that just weeks before the book hit the newsstands the President did, indeed, produce what appears to be his actual long-form birth certificate, which includes crucial information missing from previous birth certificates he has provided, such as the hospital where he was born and the signature of an attending physician.
The publisher maintains that Obama's recent release of his birth certificate was actually a preemptive strike against this book's facts--and this book goes beyond the issue of birth certificates to examine Obama's legal eligibility to be president and the fabrications of his life in general.