Healthy living

Having a baby at the Family Birth Centre – King Edward Memorial Hospital

The Family Birth Centre provides a comfortable homelike environment for you to have an active birth.

The birth centre is available to you as a public or a private patient, regardless of where you live.

The centre is located on-site at King Edward Memorial Hospital and provides care for healthy women who anticipate a normal pregnancy and birth.

Due to high demand, places in the Family Birth Centre are limited so please book in early.


Facilities at the Family Birth Centre include:

  • 4 birth suites comfortably furnished with double beds and easy chairs
  • individual garden courtyards
  • ensuite shower and toilet
  • a large bath for use during labour and/or waterbirth
  • kitchen for food preparation and food storage for families.

Services and features

Services and features at the centre include:

  • midwifery led care through team midwifery
  • parent education classes
  • family room with dining facilities
  • children's play area
  • access to King Edward Memorial Hospital if required
  • discharge within 24 hours of your birth
  • visiting midwifery service.

Hospital tours

Tours of the centre are held each Sunday at 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Bookings are essential – please use the number listed below.

More information

Family Birth Centre
Phone: 6458 1800 (8.30am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday)
Address: King Edward Memorial Hospital, Railway Parade, Subiaco WA 6008 (entrance between Bagot and Barker Roads)

Women and Newborn Health Service

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