Now Open for Applications
A Memorial Book is now open for anyone who has experienced pregnancy or baby loss prior to 24 weeks.
The book, produced jointly by the Scottish Government and National Records of Scotland, will give parents an opportunity – if they wish – to commemorate their loss with a physical record. It was developed after listening to people who have experienced a pregnancy or baby loss prior to 24 weeks of pregnancy and is a free and entirely optional service.
Prior to the launch of this book there was no way for these pre 24 week pregnancy or baby losses to be recognised and acknowledged, whereas all other baby losses 24 weeks and above are already recognised and recorded by other formal registration processes.
National Records of Scotland will hold the Memorial Book, process applications and issue certificates. Applications can be made by going online to www.nrscotland.gov.uk/registration/memorial-book-of-pregnancy-and-baby-loss-prior-to-24-weeks and downloading and printing the application form.
Alternatively, those interested can request that an application form from NRS would be posted to their home address.
The book was launched by First Minister Humza Yousaf during a visit to the baby loss charity, Held In Our Hearts.