Birth Certificates

During your stay at the Gwinnett Women’s Pavilion, you will be asked to turn in a Birth Certificate Worksheet. This worksheet will give us the information needed to complete your child’s legal birth certificate, which will be sent to the State Vital Records Department to register your child.

Please take a moment to print out the forms to bring with you to the hospital, or you can drop them off ahead of time; just be sure to include your due date on the worksheet.

Notice on Naming Your Baby, a message from the Vital Records Division of the Department of Public Health

“When it comes to naming your baby, the Vital Records Division of the Department of Public Health is committed to honoring the cultural practices of the parents' homeland.  For most people, the baby's last name will be the father's last name.  However, if your family comes from a land with an established tradition that calls for a different surname to be used, please be sure to explain this when you meet with the birthing clerk at the hospital.  We want to make sure that your baby's name will appear on the official birth certificate exactly as you wish.

If your baby's birth certificate has already been made out, and you would like to change the surname to fit the cultural traditions of your family homeland, please write the Division of Vital Records at 2600 Skyland Drive, Atlanta, GA 30319-3640 or call (404) 679-4702.  If the name is changed, we will be happy to provide you with a free copy of the amended certificate.”

For more information please see https://dph.georgia.gov/birth-records.

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