Mother, Daughter and Childs Daughter

Women and Newborn Health Service

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WA Register of Developmental Anomalies

What information is collected by the Register?

The Register collects information on the child and his or her mother and father, including:


  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Aboriginality/non-Aboriginality
  • Birth measurements
  • Diagnostic information for each developmental anomaly (up to a total of 10 anomalies and the age at which each anomaly was diagnosed. Information is collected on all diagnoses up until the age of 6 years.

Mother (and father where appropriate):

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth

Information is also collected on pregnancy termination or stillbirth, and, if the baby has died, the date of death.

The person who provided the information to the Register and the date they provided it is also recorded.

Information on names and dates of birth are needed so each child is only counted once. Information on the Register will be linked with other information collected by law on births and deaths in Western Australia.

If you would like to see a more detailed list of some of the more common developmental anomalies that WARDA keeps records for please click here. There is also a list of developmental anomalies that are not recorded, available here. Please note that these lists are not exhaustive and many less common anomalies are not listed.

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