Early Pregnancy Loss

A Recognition Certificate for early pregnancy loss is available from the Western Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages to commemorate the loss of a child during pregnancy that otherwise cannot be registered under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1998.

You are eligible if the loss occurred before 20 weeks gestation, or if gestation weeks are unknown, the baby weighed less than 400 grams.

To apply for a recognition certificate you must complete the application form. Applications can be lodged in person at the Perth Registry, Level 10, 141 St Georges Terrace Perth, or by post.

Applications can only be lodged by a parent or parents of the child. If only one parent signs the application the other parent's name will not appear on the recognition certificate.

Recognition certificates will only be available to a parent who signs the application form. The certificate will be issued free of charge however there is a limit of three certificates per child.

A recognition certificate cannot be used for official purposes.

Last updated: 13-Feb-2017

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