The stillbirth of a baby is devastating and upsetting for all involved. You or your family are very likely to be confused and distressed.
We will do everything we can to help you at this difficult time to complete the formalities that are required by law. We recognise that for you, the registration procedure is likely to be very difficult to deal with.
If your baby was born after 24 weeks of pregnancy you are legally required to register their birth within 42 days. The registration process means you will be able to name your baby and receive a birth certificate, and importantly you will be able to hold a funeral for your child.
Please note, the registration needs to take place in the town that your baby was born – not where you live. For babies born in Eastleigh, Totton, Hythe, West End, Lymington or Fareham, you will need to contact Hampshire Registration Services
The following information on this page should cover all you need to know. If you can’t find the answers to your questions please telephone or email us using the contact details at the bottom of this page. We’ve also put some links that you may find helpful at this difficult time at the bottom of this page
Please note that there is no charge for the registration of a still birth.