Stillbirth registration began on 1 July 1927 to help protect infant life. It gives parents the opportunity to have their child officially acknowledged and to give him or her names if they wish to. It is also an important source of historical and statistical information.

When a child is still born the midwife or doctor will issue a medical certificate of still birth which will be used to register the stillbirth.

To book an appointment to register a stillbirth please telephone 0345 045 1363.

You can find details of who can register the stillbirth at GOV.UK.

There is no charge for this service. Fees are payable for certificates.

Changing details on a stillbirth registration

If errors are discovered, you are able to change or add details. You should contact the register office where the stillbirth was registered to carry out this process.

There is no charge for corrections or re-registrations, but if you would like a new certificate displaying the changes, you will need to buy one.

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