Registration of a still - born baby
Registering a stillbirth can be a very painful process. We aim to help you through it by setting out here the questions you will be asked by the Registrar.
If the baby showed any sign of life or breathed we must register both the birth and the death and the process is explained under "Registering a Birth" and "Registering a Death."
When to Register a Stillbirth
The stillbirth must be registered within three months.
Where to Register a Still-Birth
The stillbirth must be registered in the registration district in which it occurred. If this is Milton Keynes you should contact us. Please click on the following link for our contact details
You will need an appointment to register and can ring us on (01908) 372101 to make the appointment.
Who Can Register
The mother can register the stillbirth. The father can only register the stillbirth if he was married to the mother at the time of the stillbirth. If the parents are not married the father must attend at the registration for his name to go in the register.
Information you need to register
The Registrar will need the form from the doctor or mid-wife who attended the stillbirth to complete the registration.
The questions the Registrar will ask are:-
- Date and place of stillbirth
- The forename and surname of the baby
- Father's forename and surname
- Father's place of birth
- Father's occupation
- Mother's forename and surname
- Mother's place of birth
- Mother's occupation
- Mother's maiden surname if married
- Mother's usual address
- Date of birth of both parents
The Registrar will record your answers and ask you to check them before copying the information into the stillbirth register. The Registrar will then issue the Certificate of Registration. There is no charge for this certificate.
The Registrar will ask you about the funeral arrangements and will supply you with the necessary form for this.