Congratulations! You’ve just given birth to a child. Now what?
In the hours after delivery, you’ll no doubt feel tired, overjoyed, and daunted by the task that lies ahead. Many thoughts will go through your head. What will the first night be like? Do we have everything we need? Is the baby healthy? Will we be good parents? How on earth are we going to manage this? In the confusion, you may forget to register your child’s birth.
Don’t let this important step slip through the cracks. Have a plan in place before you ever arrive at the hospital. That way, you won’t have to worry about the details when you’re fatigued and burdened with more important things.
Depending on your situation, there may be a different set of procedures. Is your baby born inside a hospital within the borders of the United States? You can usually complete the process right in the hospital. Did you deliver your baby outside of a hospital or did you fail to get a birth certificate at the hospital? Then you’ll want to order a certificate from a provider like Fast Birth Certificates.
The infographic below will give you the information you need to register your baby’s birth quickly and easily, so you can focus all your attention on the newest member of your family.