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Department of Health, Western Australia > North Metropolitan Health Service > King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women/Women & Newborn Health Service >

Family Birth Centre


Provides a home atmosphere for "normal" pregnancies and births.

  • Pregnancy, labour and post birth care is provided with a postnatal stay of up to 24 hours. Pregnancy workshop of three evening classes is offered to all women.
  • Once a month a refresher in parent education is offered to parents with other children.
  • Every Sunday afternoon women can be orientated to the centre.
  • Shared antenatal care is available to women who wish to maintain current care with their GP and /or wish to reduce the number of times they wish to travel to KEMH.
  • Their care will be shared between their GP and the FBC midwivies.

No. of Beds: 4


Contact Information:

Location:  King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bagot Road, Subiaco WA 6008
Phone:  9340 1800
Fax:  9340 1806

Senior Staff:

General Practitioner:    Dr Jane Whitaker
Midwifery Manager:    Ms Margaret Davies

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This unit last updated: 25 Jul 2006, 1:42pm