|Registering a birth|
It is a legal requirement that you register the birth of your baby within 6 weeks of the event. Find out what is involved, who can register and what you will be asked.
|Re-registering a birth|
There are various circumstances when a birth needs to be re-registered such as when the parents marry or form a civil partnership.
The register office now offers civil naming ceremonies as part of their celebratory services programme.
|Copy birth certificates|
Information about how to apply for a copy birth certificate and fees.
|Having a baby|
Starting a family is one of the biggest single life-changing events in your life. Find out all about pregnancy and birth, childcare facilities and financial support that is available to eligible parents.
|Being a parent|
Being a parent will probably be the most rewarding thing you'll ever do, and perhaps the most demanding. These pages provide links to information and advice to help.