Stillborn Birth Certificates for Bereaved Mothers

Missy - posted on 02/05/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am the Mother of a fullterm stillborn son named My'Kel who recently turned 1 years old on January 19! Becoming a Bereaved Parent is the hardest thing in my life I have ever had to go through. I am from Kentucky & here in Kentucky parent's who give birth to a stillborn do not receive a birth certificate! Are we the only state that doesn't receive a birth certificate? It's hard enough coping with the loss of your only child but to deny a parent of what other living children's parents receive is so much worse! Please log onto our website at www.mykelsangelsfoundation.com & check out our work & our Stillborn Birth Certificate Petition. You do not have to live in KY to sign it or even to leave a comment. Every vote counts!



I'm also seeking help & understanding on how to cope with his birth, death & burial all in one month. Does it get easier? PLEASE help!



Thank you, Missy Bereaved Parent

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Miranda - posted on 05/21/2014

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Hi hun I am sorry for you loss I gave birth to my son he was still born and I lived in pa but had to have him in Ny in 2004 and never go a birth certificate but it could be I was only 5 1/2 months I think anyone who gives birth to a child should get a paper stating that child was born I was thinking about getting something going for mother who are or will go threw this it is so wrong. Again hun my heart goes out to you and your little One

Carolin - posted on 05/09/2012

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hI MISSY, i live in Louisiana and when my daughter Allysia was born still on April 13th, 2002 i also only received a deathcertificate .

My daughter would have celebrated her 10th Birthday this year - i dont know if i would say it gets easier - but you do learn to accept what happened to our angels and that makes it easier to move forward.

My daughter is still a part of our family - and we still include her name - she is our sweet angelgirl forever .

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