What does "time of birth" really mean?
November 26, 2008 5:52 PM Subscribe
What is the official, medical definition of a newborn's "time of birth?"
posted by sjl7678 to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on a small statistical analysis relating to childbirth, and I'm wondering what the official "time of birth" of a newborn baby really means? Is it the moment when the baby is fully clear of the mother? The moment the baby takes its first breath? Something else?
I'm trying to figure out how accurate the time of birth recorded on something like a birth certificate really is. Google is not proving very helpful (I'm getting lots of results for astrology sites) and my physician assistant friend isn't online. Can you help?