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    • indianabones
    • By indianabones 1st Oct 17, 5:37 PM
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    Getting a new born's birth certificate urgently.
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    • 1st Oct 17, 5:37 PM
    Getting a new born's birth certificate urgently. 1st Oct 17 at 5:37 PM
    Our due date is Dec 8. We have 2 family (my brothers) weddings abroad which are on the 19th and 20th of December. In an ideal world I would love to have to get a passport and Visa to travel for the baby in that 10 day period. However the problem appears to be the birth certificate. Currently Birmingham Registrar are issuing appointments 3-4 weeks later.

    I've emailed and called the office about it but they're not helpful, giving the usual crappy answer wait until the baby is born. Which doesn't help me. If I can get the birth certificate the day after birth or 2nd day after birth I will be able to do the rest on time.

    Question is:

    Is it possible to get urgent appointments? Perhaps if someone cancels?
    Has anyone been in a similar boat, if so how did you manage?
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 4th Oct 17, 10:49 AM
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    You'd take a non-immunised 2 week old baby to India? For a wedding?
    Words fail me.
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    • Grumpelstiltskin
    • By Grumpelstiltskin 4th Oct 17, 11:12 AM
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    You'd take a non-immunised 2 week old baby to India? For a wedding?
    Words fail me.
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    Totally agree and one thing you haven't answered is what is the airline's policy on newborns? and what about travel insurance?
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 8th Oct 17, 8:21 PM
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    I was always told that baby had no real immune system for the first twelve weeks of life and that sitting on a plane with recycled air was a breeding ground for bacteria.

    Also some babies do not fly well ears popping and all sorts.

    To be honest I!!!8217;m not sure how comfortable it would be for a woman having just had. A baby either naturally or through c section to sit in a cramped aircraft seat for about 8 hours... then I have a week or so away before doing it all agin on the way back.

    I have to be honest and say I would be gutted to miss a wedding but travel makes me cranky and uncomfortable without having to factor in the need to frequently use the icky bathrooms on a plane shortly after delivering a baby.

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    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 8th Oct 17, 9:36 PM
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    India. We have family there, in fact most of our relatives are there, so finding hospitals and being taken care of won't be an issue. .
    Originally posted by indianabones
    I'm glad about that because I can see you you availing yourself of the hospital facilities for probably bother mother and child by flying so shortly after birth
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