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20 Reasons to Love Home Birth

Oh home birth, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways: 1. You don’t have to wonder when is the right time to leave. “Contractions are 3 minutes apart.. is it time to go?!” 2. You don’t have to worry about an overly germy environment or super-bugs. No one wants HA-MRSA *shudders* 3. You can eat and drink freely. “I need a fried egg sandwich..now!” 4. You can wear your own clothes or no clothes at all. One of…

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Obtaining a Birth Certificate & Social Security Card for Home Birth Babies

Obtaining a birth certificate and social security number for your born at home baby is usually a simple process. In Kentucky, this is done in each county through the Vital Statistics Registrar at the county health department. In general, the process involves filling out a “mother’s worksheet” and a “facility worksheet,” as well as providing certain pieces of “evidence” (more on that below). These forms are not available online, although your midwife will often have this form for you. If…

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The Latest Scoop

Hi there, If we haven’t met, I’m Mary Kathryn DeLodder. I live in Louisville, and I’m a stay at home mom to 3 kids (ages 6, 3, and 1). Over the last few years, I’ve increased my involvement in KHBC, and now I’m kind of the leader of this grand endeavor! I don’t have any magical powers or special skills. I had never done anything more “political” than vote before I got involved with KHBC. I’ve taken my infant to…

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