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Childbirth & Pre-Registration

Thank you for choosing Memorial Hermann The Woodlands. When visiting the hospital for appointments, scheduled tests or delivery, please bring your insurance card and identification.

After you have pre-registered, please review other steps to be completed as described below.

Complete Your Registration  

Once you have pre-registered using our online pre-registration tool, you should also complete the following by the seventh month of pregnancy:

  • Complete and sign Consent Forms in person in the Business Office.
  • Be sure to discuss your childbirth and anesthesia options with your doctor well before delivery.
  • If you are scheduled for a c-section, you must have your lab work done prior to your procedure. The pre-admission lab is located in the Star Lobby at our entrance off Medical Plaza Drive. For questions, please call 713.897.5780.

Birth Certificate Information

Refer to our page about birth certificates to learn about how to register the birth of your newborn and get information for unmarried parents.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Birth Certificate Clerk at 713-897-2413. Please remember to bring your completed forms with you to the Family Birth Center when you have your baby. You may also fax the Birth Certificate Worksheet form to 713-897-4197 or e-mail the Birth Registrar. The Birth Registrar will submit this information to the Vital Statistics before your discharge.

Obtaining a Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate

Parents should be informed that Memorial Hermann The Woodlands does not aid in issuing certified copies of birth certificates. The information collected by the Birth Certificate department at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands is used solely to register the newborn baby with the Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics.

However, there are various methods that a parent may choose to receive a certified copy of a birth certificate. All of the methods require the applicant to send or provide the following information:

Full name listed on the birth record

  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth (city, county)
  • Father's full name (last, first, middle)
  • Mother's full name (including her maiden name)
  • Reason for requesting the certificate
  • Relationship to the person on the birth record
  • Daytime telephone number with area code
  • Complete return mailing address
  • Number of records requested

You must also provide:

  • Photocopy of a picture ID
  • Form of payment
  • Handwritten signature

The following application methods are available:

  • Walk-in at Your Local Registrar: Be ready to provide the required information stated above along with cash, check or money order for $22. If a certified copy of a recent birth is needed immediately, it is recommended that you apply in person at the local registrar’s office where the birth took place. The local registrar offices are located at:

Conroe County Clerks’ Office (Main Office)
210 W. Davis
Conroe, TX 77031
936-539-7885 (Phone)
Open: Monday thru Friday

New Caney County Clerk’s Office (East County Annex)
Hwy 59 and FM 1485
Southbound Feeder Road
New Caney, TX 77357
281-577-8976 (Phone)

Open: Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch, noon - 1 p.m.)

The Woodlands County Clerk’s Office (South County Annex)
1520 Lake Front Circle Suite 400
281-364-4241 (Phone)
Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch, noon - 1 p.m.)
You may download the certified birth certificate copy form from Montgomery County Web site.

  • Online at Texas.gov
  •  County Mail: Include the required information stated above along with a check or money order for $22 payable to Montgomery County Clerk. The application and fees may be mailed to:

Montgomery County Clerk
    P.O. Box 959
Conroe, Texas 77305
936-539-7885 (Phone)
936-760-6990 (Fax)

  • State Mail: Include the required information stated above along with a check or money order for $22 payable to the Bureau of Vital Statistics. The application and fees may be mailed to:

                             Bureau of Vital Statistics
                            Texas Department of Health
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Applications usually take eight to 10 weeks to process. Please allow an additional 10-12 weeks if the birth has occurred during the last six months.

  • Overnight Mail (e.g. FedEx, UPS, Lone Star, etc.): Include the required information stated above along with a check or money order for $22 + $5 expedited processing fee + $8 return delivery via Lone Star (or $18.50 via USPS Express Mail) payable to the Bureau of Vital Statistics. An overnight delivery fee will also apply. The application and fees may be sent by overnight mail to:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
1100 W. 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756-3191
888-963-7111 (toll-free phone)
512-458-7711 (fax)
Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Applications usually take five to seven business days to process. Please allow an additional 10-12 weeks if the birth has occurred during the last six months.

  • Fax: Include the required information stated above. The applicant should also include whether to return the documents by UPS or Regular Mail delivery. Payment must be in the form of MasterCard or Visa. Fax the application to 512-458-7711. Applications usually take two to four business days to process. Please allow an additional 10-12 weeks if the birth has occurred during the last six months.
  • Walk-in State Vital Statistics: Be ready to provide the required information stated above along with a cash, check, or money order for $22. The applicant may apply in person at the:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
1100 W. 49th St.
Austin, TX 78756-3191

Applications take 30 minutes to 2 hours to process.
888-963-7111 (toll-free phone)
512-458-7711 (fax)
Open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

More information regarding obtaining a certified birth certificate may be found at the Vital Statistics Unit.

Other Helpful Information

  • Your first trimester of pregnancy is not too soon to begin preparing for your baby's birth. During this time, you may wish to participate in our maternity tour.
  • The Infant Security guidelines provide good, sound parenting techniques that can also help prevent abduction of infants while in the hospital where your child is born and once you take the child home.