Motion: Baby Loss Certificate Scheme and Pathology Service


That this Assembly acknowledges the grief, pain and trauma caused by the loss of a baby during pregnancy; recognises that the trauma felt is exacerbated by bereaved parents having to travel to England for a post-mortem due to the absence of a local perinatal and paediatric pathologist; further recognises the potential of an all-island paediatric pathology service so bereaved parents can access post-mortems on the island of Ireland; believes parents should have the option to have their child’s memory recorded with an official certificate free of charge; and calls on the Minister of Finance to develop a Baby Loss Certificate Scheme for those parents that have lost a baby during pregnancy before 24 weeks.

Ms Liz Kimmins
Miss Órlaithí Flynn
Mrs Linda Dillon