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birth

 [berth]
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 More recently it has been superseded by the term family planning, which means planning the arrival of children to correspond with the desire and resources of the married couple.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

n.
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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While dropping the key charge of child trafficking - which could have brought a nine-year prison term - Trejo ruled that Henderson must stand trial on charges of falsifying a birth record and acting under false pretenses.
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citizens and should not be denied the birth records.
To assess the effects of smoking cessation on preterm birth risk in teens, she and her colleagues retrospectively reviewed all non-anomalous singleton birth records in Ohio during the study period.
This paper uses birth records from New York City to address the limitations of the previous literature.
The researchers, using birth records from the Ohio Department of Health, compared the pregnancy lengths of three groups of women: those who had waited 18 months from delivery to conception (the optimal time for birth spacing identified from other studies), women with spacing of 12 to 18 months from delivery to conception and those with under 12 months from delivery to conception.