Radius: Off
km Set radius for geolocation
Widget Area  |  Info: There are no widgets in selected area, add some please.

Death of an Infant

The death of a baby who dies shortly after birth (live-born) or is born sleeping, (still-born) in the eyes of the law are treated differently.

A live-born baby is legally defined as:

  • A baby born at any stage of pregnancy who breathed or showed any other signs of life at birth, regardless of the length of time, is considered to be live-born for Registration purposes and the same procedure would follow and the death would need to be reported to the Office of Births, Deaths & Marriages in the district in which the infant died.

A still-born child is legally defined as:

  • A child born after the 24th week of pregnancy
  • Who did not, at any time after being born, breathe or show any other signs of life.

Information on various organisations who provide bereavement and counselling support are listed on the Grief & Bereavement page, click here.

Funeral services directory

counties covered

Go on Top