Certificate of Birth Resulting in a Stillbirth
As a bereaved parent, nothing is more important that the affirmation that your child exists and that your state of residence recognizes your child as a person. Talk with your local Vital Statistic office (generally this is located within your Health Department) to see if your state offers a CBRS.
The Grieving Parents Act was passed on September 12, 2008 thanks to the efforts of
State Senator Kevin Coughlin (R - Cuyahoga Falls) and Melinda Wiles (God's Little Angels).
UNDER 20 WEEKS GESTATION
The funeral home will need to file the fetal death certificate along with a statement of facts from the OB.
The statement needs to include three important points:
Confirms the woman was pregnant and subsequently suffered a fetal demise of less than 20 weeks gestation.
The date of the miscarriage.
The signature of a physician or coroner confirming the facts.
Once this information has been filed with your local health department, they will send it to the State of Ohio Health Department and a Stillbirth Certificate can be requested by the mother OR father (see below for the application process).
OVER 20 WEEKS GESTATION
Click the photo below to be taken to the application for a Stillbirth Certificate