Mother, Daughter and Childs Daughter

Having a Baby in WA

 
Getting Maternity Care

Once you suspect you may be pregnant you need to make an appointment to see your local general practitioner (GP). If you do not have a regular GP you can find one in the Yellow Pages or by calling healthdirect Australia on 1800 022 222.

Your GP will confirm your pregnancy, ask you about your medical history, perform a health assessment, provide you with pregnancy health information and order any investigations needed (blood tests, ultrasound etc).

Your GP will also discuss your care options with you and provide information on services available in your area. These options may include: public hospitals, private obstetricians and hospitals, Family Birth Centre, community midwifery care, private practise midwifery care and GP shared-care.

Once you have made a decision about the type of care you’d like to receive, your GP will provide you with a referral letter and/or contact information.

You are able to self-refer to some services including KEMH’s Family Birth Centre, Community Midwifery WA and private practise midwifery care.

Your Care Options, Having a Baby in WA

Where can I receive maternity care?

Women experiencing a 'low-risk' pregnancy are required to receive maternity care in their local area, use your postcode to find your local maternity hospital in the table below and ask your doctor for a referral:

Hospital Postcode (inclusive of all numbers within range)
Armadale Health Service
  • 6108-6112
  • 6121-6126
Bentley Health Service
  • 6100-6105
  • 6107
  • 6151
  • 6152
Family Birth Centre
(based at KEMH, numbers limited)
  • women from any metropolitan location
Fiona Stanley Hospital

Postcodes within catchment areas are currently under review.

  • 6147-6150
  • 6153-6160
  • 6162-6164
  • 6166
Joondalup Health Campus
  • 6020
  • 6023-6028
  • 6030-6038
  • 6041-6044
  • 6064-6065
  • 6077-6078
  • 6503
  • 6507
  • 6511
  • 6516
  • 6521
King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH)
  • 6000
  • 6001
  • 6003-6013
  • 6014 (Jolimont/Floreat/Wembley)
  • 6015
  • 6016
  • 6050
  • 6051
  • 6052 (Bedford)
  • 6053
  • 6062
Osborne Park Hospital
  • 6014-6015
  • 6017-6022
  • 6052 (Inglewood)
  • 6059-6061
Peel Health Campus
  • 6180
  • 6207
  • 6208
  • 6210
  • 6211
Rockingham General Hospital
  • 6165
  • 6167-6176
St John of God Midland Public Hospital
Swan District Hospital has now closed
  • 6054-6058
  • 6063
  • 6066
  • 6068
  • 6069
  • 6070-6074
  • 6081-6085
  • 6090
  • 6500
  • 6556
  • 6558 plus Wheatbelt region

Please note: Frequent review of postcodes is undertaken taking into account population growth, service demand and service capacity.

 
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