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To: Minister for Health, Robin Swann MLA

Introduce Baby Loss Certificates in Northern Ireland

Introduce baby loss certificates for babies lost up to 24 weeks.

Why is this important?

A baby that dies after 24 weeks is officially recorded as a stillbirth, however, there is no such formal recognition for babies lost earlier.

Since February, bereaved parents in England who lose a baby before 24 weeks can now receive a certificate in recognition of their loss. Wales and Scotland have similar schemes in place.

The same must be made available for people in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland, UK

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