Still birth occurs when a child is born after 24 weeks of pregnancy and does not, at any time after being born, breathe or show any sign of life i.e. does not have an existence separate from its mother.

Before registration there must be evidence that the child was not born alive and that it was born after 24 weeks of pregnancy. This is usually shown by a medical certificate issued by the doctor or midwife.

A still birth should be registered at the Register Office in Bolton Town Hall.

Find out who can register and what information is needed.

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What you’ll be asked

  • the date and place of the still birth
  • the full name of the still born child, if one has been given
  • father's full name at the time of the still birth
  • father's place of birth
  • father’s occupation
  • father’s usual address
  • mother's full name at the time of the still birth
  • mother's place of birth
  • mother’s occupation
  • mother’s usual address
  • mother's maiden surname, if applicable