Information you need to provide

Information you need to prove when attending your appointment to register a stillbirth.

When you register a stillbirth, there are certain documents and information you will need to provide.

The baby

Please tell us:

  • the date and place of the stillbirth 
  • the first name and last name of the baby, if you wish to name them 
  • their gender

The mother

Please tell us the mother's:

  • first name 
  • last name 
  • maiden name (if married) 
  • date of birth 
  • place of birth (town and county) 
  • address at the time of the stillbirth 
  • occupation (at the time of baby's stillbirth or if not employed at that time, last previous employment) 
  • date of marriage (if married to father at time of stillbirth)
  • number of previous children 

The father

If you are registering the name of the father on the register, we need to know his:

  • first and last names
  • date and place of birth
  • occupation (at the time of baby's stillbirth or if not employed at that time, last previous employment) 
  • address at the time of the stillbirth 

Medical certificate of cause of death (MCCD)

When a child is stillborn, the doctor or midwife who was present at the birth or examined the baby will issue a medical certificate of stillbirth (MCCD). Usually the MCCD will be sent to us after the stillbirth by email, including the information of who will register and their contact details.

Once we receive the appropriate paperwork we will contact you by telephone to make an appointment to attend one of our offices to do the registration.

If you are concerned that you haven’t heard from us please contact us so we can keep you updated. 

Cumbria Registration Service

Email: registration.service@cumbria.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 303 2472