Every stillbirth should be registered at a register office within 42 days.
It is best to register a stillbirth at the register office in the district where it occurred.
To register a stillbirth in Westminster please call 020 7641 7500 to make an appointment or visit the Westminster Registration Office at 317 Harrow Road, London W9 3RJ.
A medical certificate of stillbirth issued by the doctor or midwife.
If the parents are married:
If the parents aren't married:
For full details of who can register a stillbirth, including what to do if neither parent can attend the register office, please read the GOV.UK guide to registering a stillbirth or contact the register office.
A baby is stillborn when it is born after the 24th week of pregnancy and does not breathe or show any other signs of life after birth. A death is when a person has lived, no matter how long, and subsequently dies. Therefore if a child is born alive and only lives for a matter of minutes the event must be registered as a live birth and a death.
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