Can I give birth without medical attention?

Asked 10 months ago - Miami, FL

I've decided I wanna give birth in my house without a midwife. I live healthy and take prenatal vitamins but I don't want to go to a doctor regularly. Am I doing something illegal? What do I need when I register the baby? I have a confirmation from the doctor and ultrasound pictures confirming I'm pregnant and everything is ok. I also live in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  1. Ophelia Genarina Bernal-Mora


    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . I would strongly recommend you speak with a physician before doing something this risky, especially when it involves the life of your child.

    You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation since every case is different and... more
  2. Carin Manders Constantine

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Why risk having a baby at home, alone, with no medical attention when you already know you will have trouble establishing the birth date, place and time of birth and thus citizenship? With a hospital around every corner in Miami, why risk a medical complication? If you have nothing to hide, you would not be asking. Go to a doctor.

    This information is a general answer and is not specific to any particular case. Carin Manders Constantine, Esq.... more
  3. William Charles Rosenfelt

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . I don't see any problem legally..........

    Bill Rosenfelt 407-462-8787 (Orlando/Longwood/Central Florida)

    Please be advised that any answers or information disseminated above do not constitute legal advice and that the... more

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