In England, when a pregnancy passes 24 weeks and the baby sadly dies before it is born, it is called a stillbirth. A stillbirth will usually need to be registered within 42 days.
If a baby sadly dies before 24 weeks of pregnancy, it is legally known as a miscarriage and will not go through the stillbirth registration process.
In the rare event that you have not heard from a registrar within 2 working days, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include the below details:
- your name
- your telephone number
- your relationship to the child
We will call you as quickly as we can and guide you through the registration process.
Who can register a stillbirth?
Get support and advice
The following organisations are experienced in working alongside families and will be able to offer support and advice: