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When my baby is born will they say who the father is?

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Dr. Joseph Cohen
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on State

But usually your job, in addition to having the child, naming the father for the birth certificate.

In brief: Depends on State

But usually your job, in addition to having the child, naming the father for the birth certificate.
Dr. Joseph Cohen
Dr. Joseph Cohen
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Varies by state

Most states require you to name a father for the birth certificate.
Then, in the majority of states, you can request testing through your local health department. This is done now by a swab on the child's cheek and one from potential fathers. This does require the dad to allow himself to be tested. Some states mandate potential dads to submit to test or be the responsible party.

In brief: Varies by state

Most states require you to name a father for the birth certificate.
Then, in the majority of states, you can request testing through your local health department. This is done now by a swab on the child's cheek and one from potential fathers. This does require the dad to allow himself to be tested. Some states mandate potential dads to submit to test or be the responsible party.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Canada may have a different ruling from the USA! The hospital or your physician should be able to guide you.
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually

If there is a concern about paternity, depending on the state, you may need to have paternity testing done.
In some states, that is considered a legal process where all parties (both adults and the child) have blood work done and the results can have legal bearing. Talk with an attorney for accurate information. Babies are not routinely tested in the hospital.

In brief: Not usually

If there is a concern about paternity, depending on the state, you may need to have paternity testing done.
In some states, that is considered a legal process where all parties (both adults and the child) have blood work done and the results can have legal bearing. Talk with an attorney for accurate information. Babies are not routinely tested in the hospital.
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Only you

Know who the father is.
If you are not sure then paternity test is in order.

In brief: Only you

Know who the father is.
If you are not sure then paternity test is in order.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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