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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.

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03000 266 000
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