Your baby needs a birth certificate before you can leave the hospital. You must bring certain documents with you when you give birth.
If you (the mother) are married to your baby's father, you both must bring your:
If your husband is not with you, you need this:
If you (the mother) are not married, but want your baby's father on the birth certificate:
If you (the mother) are legally married to someone other than your baby's father:
If you (the mother) are divorced from someone other than your baby's father:
If you (the mother) and your baby's father are from a country other than the United States and are not married:
you both must have current United States IDs. If both of you do not have IDs, the father will not be listed on the birth certificate. The baby will be given the mother's last name.
Your baby must have a name for the birth certificate. Louisiana law does not recognize the naming practices of other cultures.
If you have questions, please call Nancy Johnson or Sabrina Hunt at 675.7226. These birth certificate clerks are here to help you.