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 losing baby at 23 weeks or less should there be a funeral ?

A question often asked so here is the information you need to help you decide.

  • In the UK Any miscarriage or mid term pregnancy loss or premature baby death at 23 weeks or less can have a funeral or cremation but it isnt required by law to do so.You won’t get a stillborn death certificate.Some funeral directors provide this service for free for babies.
  • For babies 24 weeks and over that have died there is a legal requirement by law to have baby cremated or have a funeral. The funeral director will need a death or stillborn certificate to proceed with the arrangements.There may be a delay in getting things organised if there has to be an autopsy.
  • These 2 websites have a baby bereavement section and useful information on baby funerals including clothing for babies born under 23 weeks gestation.
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