Emergency care during pregnancy

If at any stage during your pregnancy you are worried about yourself or your baby, or you think you might be in labour, contact the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit (MFAU) on (08) 6458 2199. 

For women booked to Family Birth Centre phone your midwife on his/her mobile. 

For women booked to Community Midwifery Program (CMP) phone your midwife on his/her mobile.

In the first 13 weeks 

If you are in your first 13 weeks of pregnancy and you experience pain or bleeding you can contact the King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) Emergency Centre on (08) 6458 1431 anytime day or night.

Urgent care after 20 weeks

If you need urgent care contact the MFAU link on (08) 6458 2199 anytime day or night.

Urgent Care overnight between 9pm and 7am.

All patients who arrive at KEMH during these hours will have a single point of entry to the hospital, via the Emergency Centre. During this time all patients, regardless of their gestation will be triaged in the Emergency Centre and assessed. 

When to contact us

Call your midwife, doctor or MFAU (24 hours,7 days) if you experience any of the following. Do not wait until your next appointment. 

  • Unusually strong headaches 
  • Vision problems 
  • Stomach pain 
  • Swollen hands and/or face 
  • Nausea and vomiting with or without diarrhoea 
  • You think you are in labour 
  • Very itchy skin 
  • Fever 
  • Urinary problems 
  • Watery and/or greenish vaginal discharge 
  • Reduced baby movements
  • Any concerns or worries.
Please note that if you wish to contact KEMH via telephone our number is (08) 6458 2222.

Useful contact numbers

Emergency Centre Tel: (08) 6458 1431 
King Edward Memorial Hospital Tel: (08) 6458 2222
Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit Tel: (08) 6458 2199
Family Birth Centre Tel: (08) 6458 1800
Community Midwifery Program Tel: (08) 9301 9227

More information

Maternal Fetal Medicine Service
Community Midwifery Program 
Family Birth Centre
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