The Family Birth Centre offers midwifery-led care in a home like maternity unit co-located with King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH).
All midwives working in the Birth Centre are highly skilled and experienced and provide all care throughout the pregnancy, birth and postnatal continuum.
The Birth Centre model provides continuity of care for all women by a small team of midwives. Midwives will refer women for consultant opinion within KEMH if there is a deviation from normal, as well as other allied health professionals, including social work, clinical psychology and physiotherapy, should the need arise.
Differences between the Family Birth Centre and KEMH include:
Attendance is restricted to 60 women due in any given calendar month; therefore, referring women early in pregnancy is preferred to avoid disappointment.
Once the referral is received, an orientation tour must be attended by appointment. A woman's first visit to the Family Birth Centre is usually at 15 - 20 weeks.
We accept public and private patients.
Women are required to be considered 'low risk' at booking. The Birth Centre is unable to accept women who have had a previous caesarean section or a BMI of 30 or more at the time of booking. Please refer to exclusion criteria for further details.
To ensure a prompt service please fax referral with blood results and any scan reports directly to the Family Birth Centre: (08) 9340 1806, it is not necessary to fax to KEMH East Wing Clinic for Birth Centre patients.
For any further queries regarding the Family Birth Centre, please contact (08) 9340 1800 8.00am - 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
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