Pregnancy Information by Professor John Newnham

King Edward Memorial Hospital’s (KEMH) Professor John Newnham, is the 2020 Senior Australian of the Year.

An authority in the prevention of pre-term birth, Professor Newnham is a world-renowned leader of modern obstetrics, and has been involved in numerous international collaborations.  

Professor Newnham has been instrumental in making Western Australia a hotspot for research and clinical excellence in pregnancy and life before birth. In, 1989, he founded and led the pioneering Raine Study; the world’s first and most enduring pregnancy-focused lifetime cohort project. In 2014, he developed the state-wide program for preventing preterm birth, The Whole Nine Months; a pioneering initiative which resulted in an 8% reduction in premature births across WA.

In 2020 Professor Newnham is providing a trusted and reliable voice at a time of real uncertainty for a lot of pregnant women and their families.

With so much uncertainty the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Newnham has produced informative videos for pregnant women, to reassure them and provide them with confidence during their pregnancy journey. 

Professor Newnham delivers his videos each week via social media and the videos are also available below.

1 May Update 

24 April Update

17 April Update