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Health Information for Expecting Mothers


Baby Due Date Calculator

It is important to find out your due date. Why? So you and your doctor can plan for proper care for your baby’s birth. Your doctor uses a method like this tool.

Ovulation Date Calculator

A woman is fertile (able to become pregnant) only during a certain part of her monthly cycle—just before and during ovulation. By learning when you ovulate, you can predict when you’re likely to be fertile.

This calculator provides approximate ovulation dates and fertile times for women who have regular periods. 

Birth Defects Quiz

Test your knowledge of birth defects and what you can do to minimize the risk.

Health Library: Pregnancy & Newborns

For information from our Health Library about information on Preparing for Pregnancy, Your Changing Body, Healthy Pregnancy Lifestyles and more, click here.

Health Library: A Woman’s Journey

For information from our Health Library about Women’s Health during Childbearing Years, click here.

Find a Physician

Click here to find a Covenant Health Obstetrician to care for you during your pregnancy. 

Birth Certificates

Our Birth Certificate Coordinator is available Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and can be reached directly at (423) 492-5900.

The Birth Certificate Coordinator obtains information from the mother to complete the baby’s birth certificate. The mother receives a copy of the Mother’s birth certificate worksheet. After 90 days, the mother must tear off the bottom portion of her copy and send it to the TN Department of Health.

Mailing Address:

Office of Vital Records
TN Department of Health
Central Services Building, 1st Floor
421 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0450

Any changes to the birth certificate or to obtain a copy of the birth certificate can be handled by your local Health Department.

Establishing Paternity

If the mother is not married and she wants the father’s name on the birth certificate, he must show two proofs of identification: A picture I.D. such as a driver’s license and a social security card. A legal form called the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAoP) is completed and signed by both mother and father in front of a notary public.

If the new parent is a minor (under the age of 18), his or her parent or legal guardian must give consent to the completion of the paternity form except if minor has court papers declaring freedom from his or her parent(s).