Attending KEMH for pregnancy care

Can I attend KEMH for pregnancy care?

Women experiencing a 'low-risk' pregnancy will be referred to their local maternity service for care, or can self-refer to the Family Birth Centre, located on King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) grounds. Please visit HealthyWA 'Having a baby in a public hospital' (external site) to see which public maternity hospital you will be referred to, based on where you live. The catchment suburbs for KEMH are listed in the table below.

Tertiary (high –level) care in WA is provided at KEMH. If you are assessed as being at ‘high-risk’ of experiencing pregnancy complications and requiring on-going specialised care you will be referred by your GP or obstetrician for tertiary care. You may have a history of complications with a previous pregnancy or birth, have an existing medical condition or may be experiencing a complex pregnancy. Women who receive care initially through other WA maternity services, including private hospitals, who experience unexpected complications during pregnancy or in labour may be transferred to KEMH for specialist care.

KEMH is the local maternity service for women living within the following areas:

Bayswater  Highgate Nedlands
Bedford Inglewood North Perth
City Beach
Jolimont Northbridge 
Karrakatta Peppermint Grove 
  Kings Park  
Cottesloe Leederville Perth
Crawley Maylands Shenton Park
Mosman Park
Dalkeith Mount Claremont Swanbourne 
East Perth Mount Lawley Wembley 
Floreat UWA West Leederville 
    West Perth

The Family Birth Centre, located on the grounds of KEMH, accepts healthy women, who anticipate a 'low-risk' pregnancy and birth, from anywhere within the Perth metropolitan area. Due to high demand, places in the Family Birth Centre are limited so please book in early.

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