Registering a still birth
Information about registering a still birth.
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.
Arrangements must then be made to have the medical certificate taken to the Register Office. A still birth must be registered under normal circumstances within 42 days.
You may register a still birth in any Register Office. In County Durham, offices opening times vary, and all appointments must be booked in advance so it is important that you ring beforehand.
- Registration Service
- 03000 266 000