Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Minnesota Statutes 2005, section 144.2151, allow for the filing of a record of birth, resulting in stillbirth if a fetal death report has been filed according to Minnesota Statutes, section 144.222. Section 144.2151, subdivision 2, requires the hospital to "advise the parent or parents of a stillbirth:

(1)  that they may request preparation of a record of birth resulting in stillbirth;

(2)  that preparation of the record is optional; and

(3)  how to obtain a certified copy of the record if one is requested and prepared."

To assist you in this responsibility and to provide information to parents, information about requesting a record or a certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth is posted on the Office of Vital Records web pages at:

Requesting a Record or a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Please refer parents to the web page or print the information on the web page for the parent.

The "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth" fact sheet (PDF: 30KB/1 page) may also be printed and distributed to parents.

If you have any questions, please e-mail health.stillbirth@state.mn.us or call 651-201-5961.