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Register a stillbirth

A stillbirth should be registered at a register office within 42 days.

Call us on 0345 155 1002 to make an appointment at your nearest registration office.

Sometimes a stillbirth can be registered after 42 days – the register office can explain when this can happen. You can name the baby in the register.

What you need to take

You need the medical certificate of stillbirth issued by the doctor or midwife.

Who can register the stillbirth

Please see GOV.UK: Register a stillbirth for full details of who can register the stillbirth. The website also provides advice about financial support and support organisations.