Register a stillbirth | Register a stillbirth | Medway Council

A still-born child is one who is born after at least 24 weeks of pregnancy and who never showed any sign of life after birth, providing that the baby was alive at 24 weeks.

However, if the birth takes place after 24 weeks but the baby has died before 24 weeks, then the birth is not treated as a stillbirth and no registration is made.

Registrations should normally be made within 42 days.

Book an appointment to register a stillbirth

If you need to register a stillbirth that occurred in Medway, you no longer need to attend the register office in person.

We are now making registrations by phone. The hospital or doctor will email the cause of death certificate to the register office and we will phone the family.

Otherwise contact us on 01634 338 998 to make your phone appointment.

Who can register a stillbirth

Find out who can register a stillbirth at GOV.UK