Booking an appointment
If you suffer a stillbirth in Leeds, you must call 0113 2224408 to make a priority appointment. We will make every effort to find an appointment that is convenient for you.
The stillbirth should be registered at the Register Office in the district where the death occurred.
If you prefer, you can register a stillbirth in any other Register Office and the Registrar will send the details on to us. However this may delay the funeral.
If we have not covered your special circumstances, please contact us for more information.
Where should I go?
You can register a stillbirth at one of the following One Stop Centres - 2 Great George Street, Armley, Chapeltown, Dewsbury Road, Garforth, Harehills, Middleton, Morley, Otley, Pudsey, Rawdon, Rothwell and Wetherby.
Who can register a stillbirth?
- Either the baby’s mother or father, if the parents are married to each other
- The mother, or the mother and father together if they are not married to each other. Please be aware that if the parents are not married to each other at the time of the birth, and the father does not attend appointment along with the mother. The father's details will not be entered in the birth register. If you want the father’s details to be entered and he cannot attend the appointment please call us on 0113 2224408.
What must I bring with me?
The medical certificate issued by the doctor/midwife. Without this certificate the Registrar will not be able to register the stillbirth. If the stillbirth has been reported to the Coroner’s Office they will advise you what to do.
What information does the Registrar need to know?
The Registrar will ask the following questions about the baby, mother and father (if his details will be entered).
- The baby’s full name, sex, date and place of birth
- The mother’s full name, maiden surname, date and place of birth, address, occupation and date of marriage (if applicable)
- If the father is married to the mother or attends the appointment then the following details for the father will be entered - his full name, date and place of birth, address, occupation and date of marriage (if applicable).
How much does it cost?
The Registrar will give you a free certificate of registration (this will show the baby's full name, sex, date of birth, district of birth and the name of the informant).
The Registrar also will provide you with a copy of a full stillbirth certificate at a cost of £4.
What other documents will I receive?
The Registrar will give you a “White form 118”. This is for arranging the funeral. It needs to be given to the funeral directors. If the stillbirth was referred to the coroner he may already have given this form to the funeral directors.
What if I need an interpreter?
We can provide an interpreter to help for one or both parents if English is not your first language.
Or you may bring a friend or relative to help interpret.