Register a stillbirth

A baby that is stillborn needs to be registered in the borough where the stillbirth took place. This should happen at our register office within 42 days, although please ask us for advice if more than 42 days has passed.

Although the information needs to be recorded in the borough where the stillbirth took place, this registration can be arranged through any register office in England or Wales.

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

Our team can help with further decisions about choosing to have a funeral and will be able to advise you about allowances, grants and leave from work that may be available to you.