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Mothers gather in Olympia to receive first birth certificates for stillborn babies

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Washington became the 44th state in the country to allow families to request birth certificates. The law is retroactive, and the department currently has records from Jan. 1, 1957, to the present. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated there were about 24,000 stillbirths in 2014.
Published 4 months ago · Olympia, United States

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Mothers gather in Olympia to receive first birth certificates for stillborn babies

After passing a law last legislative session, Washington became the 44th state in the country to allow families to request birth certificates. The law went into effect Saturday.

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Mothers Gather in Olympia to Receive First Birth Certificates for Stillborn Babies

OLYMPIA — Twenty-one years ago, Candy Wright received a death certificate for her daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, but she never received a birth certificate.Wright, from Vancouver, Washington, had been pregnant with Sarah Elizabeth for a full term, but when she went into labor, there was no heartbeat. The umbilical cord had wrapped around her daughter twice, and the result was a stillbirth.On Monday — 21 years to the day that the death certificate wa…

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