Car Seat

BMC requires all newborns to have a rear-facing car seat prior to going home, even if his/her parents do not own a car. Most car seats can clip into a stroller that is easy to use for walks and taking public transportation. We want to be sure you know how to safely place your baby in the car seat and that you have enough time to practice and ask questions.


Birth Certificate

Someone will come to your room to talk to you after you give birth to help do the paperwork needed for the birth certificate. The process will take about an hour. They will need the following information to finish the paperwork: 

Parent’s Picture ID (Mass ID, Drivers License or Passport OK)

  • Name given at birth
  • Date of birth  (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Social Security number
  • Place of birth
  • City / Town of birth
  • Current residential address
  • P.O. Boxes may only be used as mailing address

Families are made of lots of different people! If the biological father of your baby is not involved, that is OK, you can sign the birth certificate without the father of the baby. 
You have ten (10) days to complete the birth certificate.
A verification letter will be given only after the birth certificate is signed.
You should be able to complete the paperwork while you are still in the hospital. However, if you need to make changes or give your paperwork later, the Birth Certificate Office is located in the basement of the Yawkey bldg. room BW 03. The office is open: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Newborn Appointment

Please choose a provider for your baby. We will make your baby’s first primary care appointment for when they are 3 to 5 days old.

Plan Your Ride

Ride Home: Please start planning your ride home. Our goal is for you and your baby to leave by 11:00 AM.