Pregnancy Loss Service

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King Edward Memorial Hospital
Pregnancy Loss

Perinatal Loss Service at KEMH

Loss of your baby at any stage of pregnancy, or shortly after, can be difficult, you may be experiencing a wide range of feelings and trying to make decisions that are both important and unexpected.

The staff at King Edward Memorial Hospital acknowledge your loss and offer our condolences. We want to assist you by providing information that will help you understand our philosophy of care as well as support and provide comfort to you and your family.

The Perinatal Loss Service offers a state-wide tertiary consultancy service to support health care professionals who provide clinical care to women experiencing perinatal and pregnancy loss.

A Perinatal Loss Clinic has been established at KEMH to provide information and ongoing support for women and their families following the loss of their baby/babies. The team comprises of obstetricians, midwives, paediatricians, pastoral care, social workers, perinatal pathologists and psychologists.

The clinic is held every second Wednesday afternoon  in the West Wing Clinic, Ground Floor, A Block, KEMH. It is booked for approximately 6-8 weeks post delivery.

For more information contact the Perinatal Loss Midwife Coordinator. It may be necessary to leave your name and number on an answering machine and have a return phone call.

Contact Information

Location

Labour & Birth Suite – Level 1, B Block
King Edward Memorial Hospital
374 Bagot Road, Subiaco WA 6008

Postal Address

Perinatal Loss Service
c/o Labour & Birth Suite – Level 1
Women and Newborn Health Service
PO Box 134, Subiaco WA 6904

Phone

(08) 6458 2128, 
Pg. 3430 via switch (08)6458 2222
(M) 0416 019 020

Midwife Coordinator
Available:

Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
8.00 am to 4.00 pm.

 

Referrals

  • For ongoing obstetric management and care at KEMH for >20 wks. gestation –  
    Maternal Fetal Medicine Department Ph. (08) 3940 2843, Fax: (08) 6458 1060 or
    Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit (MFAU) Ph. (08) 6458 2199
  • For ongoing care at KEMH for<20 wks. Gestation – via Emergency Centre Ph. (08) 6458 1433
  • For Post-delivery information and support contact the Midwife Coordinator:
    Ph. (08) 6458 2128, or on page: 3430 via switch Ph. (08) 6458 2222.

Resources

Brochures

Grief Support

Community supports for families include General Practitioners, Child Health or Community Nurses / Midwife, Aboriginal and other Health Care workers, and Religious Chaplains.

Greif support agencies that provide 24 hr a day bereavement support to families who suffer the sudden unexpected loss of a pregnancy / baby, regardless of cause include: 

Other contacts that may be of assistance include:

 

 

 

 
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