Registering a Still-birth

To register your baby's still birth, you need to book an appointment with a Registrar from the area your baby was born in.

When a child is still-born, the doctor or midwife who was present at the birth or examined the body will issue a medical certificate of still-birth. They will send this certificate directly to the Registrar.

A still-birth must be registered in the district in which it takes place, normally within 42 days. A still-birth may not be registered more than 12 months after it occurred without the authority of the Registrar General.

How is a still-birth defined?

A still-born child is legally defined as a child born after the 24th week of pregnancy and who did not at any time after being born breathe or show any other signs of life (a child who breathed or showed other signs of life is considered live-born for registration purposes, irrespective of the number of weeks duration of the pregnancy).

If the still-birth occurs in Cheshire East

To book an appointment to register, or for more information, contact the Registration Service.

Further information

Contact the Citizenship Registrar

All citizenship ceremonies take place at the Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe.

Page last reviewed: 10 July 2023