When a child is stillborn it is necessary to register the stillbirth in the district in which it occurred.
Although this may be arranged through any register office in England or Wales, it needs to be done within 42 days, and may not be done more than three months after the stillbirth occurred.
A medical certificate will be issued by the Doctor or Midwife who examined the body, or who was present at the stillbirth. This certificate is necessary to register the stillbirth at the Registration Office. The information is recorded in the stillbirth register and the person registering the stillbirth signs the record.
If you as parents of the child were married to each other at the time of the stillbirth, then either parent may register.
If you as parents were not married to each other at the time of the stillbirth, information about the father may be entered in the register only in the following circumstances:
Although the majority of stillbirths are registered by the parents, sometimes neither the mother or the father are able to do this. In these circumstances, the registrar will arrange for the registration to be completed by whichever of the following people is best able to do so:
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