We offer our condolences for your loss.
We are not able to formally register the birth but you do have the right to commemorate your loss.
You can apply for an early loss of pregnancy recognition certificate from the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. The design of the certificate is shown below:
There is no fee to apply for your recognition certificate.
To obtain a certificate:
- your delivery must have taken place in Tasmania, before 20 weeks gestation or if weeks are unknown, the baby weighed less than 400g
- you will need to complete the application form and ask your treating medical practitioner or midwife to sign the health professional's declaration.
Applications can be lodged by a parent / parents of the child. If only one parent signs the application the other parent's name will not appear on the recognition certificate.
Please note that these commemorative certificates cannot be used for official purposes.