This is always a difficult time but the information below should help make this task as easy as possible.

You can register the death of a stillborn child at any register office in Hertfordshire. Book an appointment by calling us on 0300 123 4045

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What you need on the day

You'll need to give the register office the Medical Certificate of Stillbirth that was issued to you by your doctor or midwife.

The Registrar will ask you for the following details:

Child

  • The date and place of the stillbirth
  • The forename(s) and surname, if the parents wish to name the child
  • The sex of the child

Father

If unmarried to the mother, father must attend with her for these details to be entered.

  • Forename(s) and surname
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation at the time of the stillbirth or, if not employed at that time, the last occupation

Mother

  • Forename(s) and surname
  • Maiden surname if the mother is/has been married
  • Date and place of birth
  • Occupation at the time of the stillbirth or, if not employed at that time, the last occupation
  • Usual address at the date of the stillbirth
  • Date of marriage, if married to the child's father at the time of the stillbirth
  • Number of previous children by the present husband and by any former husband

People who can register a stillbirth

  • The mother of the baby
  • The father if he's married to the mother at the time of stillbirth
  • Someone who was present at the stillbirth
  • The person who found the stillborn child