Where to register the stillbirth
If baby was still-born in Newcastle you can register the still-birth:
- with the Newcastle Registration Service
- by making a declaration of a still-birth at any other office in England and Wales
If your register the stillbirth outside of Newcastle you won’t be given any documents. The details will be passed to us and we will do the registration and issue your certificates at a later date. This can slow down the process.
If baby was still-born outside Newcastle you can:
- register in the local office in England and Wales
- make a declaration in Newcastle
We will then send the information to the relevant office and they will register and send you the certificates.
How to register the stillbirth
If the stillbirth took place in Newcastle book an appointment to register. To do so:
- phone 0191 2787878 and ask for registrars
- email us
You do not need to provide us with any medical documents, as the medical professional who was present at the stillbirth will send them to us.
If you do receive a paper copy of the still-birth medical certificate from a medical professional bring it with you to your appointment.
When to register the stillbirth
Stillbirths in England and Wales should normally be registered within 42 days of the stillbirth.
Should the stillbirth not be registered within the 42 days, please contact us and we will support and guide you through the process.
Any stillbirths registered after 12 months will need to be authorised by the Registrar General for England and Wales.