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Definition of Live Birth

To clarify when a Certificate of Stillbirth is required, we must look at State Law.  First, let's look at the definition of a live birth (63 OS 1-301.5):

"Live birth" means the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of human conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which, after such expulsion or extraction, breathes or shows any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation, of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. 

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