Useful information

NH licensure

For information about licensure and renewal, please see the New Hampshire Midwifery Council through the Office of Professional Licensure and Certification.

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Birth reporting

To report a birth in the state of New Hampshire, fill out this form and email or fax it to Wendy Kizer at the NH Department of State Vital Records office. Once the Vital Records office receives the form, they will send a copy to the city/town clerk where the birth occurred. Birth certificate worksheets are available from the Vital Records office; please contact Wendy to request forms.

Parents need to bring the baby to the clerk in the city/town where the baby was born, along with the green and purple birth certificate worksheets. The process of applying for a birth certificate becomes more complicated after twelve months; please contact Wendy Kizer for more information for families that need assistance.

Please contact Wendy Kizer at wendy.kizer@sos.nh.gov or (603) 271-5187. Their fax number is (603) 271-3447.


Newborn Screening

Newborn screening falls under the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Contact the Newborn Screening Program for filter paper, envelopes, and information about how to acquire a pulse oximeter. NH licensed midwives are required to submit newborn screening samples for all babies born in their practice, or a client refusal form.

All NH licensed midwives are eligible to borrow a pulse oximeter from the NSP, after completing a short online training program.

Please contact Linda Kincaid at linda.kincaid@dhhs.nh.gov or by phone at (603) 271-4225 with any inquiries.

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Vaginal birth after cesarean

NH Licensed midwives are required to provide their clients with two documents regarding VBAC.