Maternal Fetal Medicine Service

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Service at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) provides a specialist service for women with maternal and fetal complications of pregnancy, and ongoing pregnancy management by the multidisciplinary Maternal Fetal Medicine team.

Women with significant medical problems (e.g. Autoimmune disease, cardiac disease) are seen in the Maternal Fetal Medicine Antenatal Clinic (Gold Team) on a Thursday morning in the East Wing Clinic at KEMH.

Women at risk of preterm birth are seen in a dedicated Preterm Birth Prevention Clinic on a Monday afternoon in East Wing Clinic.

All of these clinics provide a dedicated multidisciplinary approach to care with obstetricians, obstetric physicians, haematologist, anaesthetists, midwives, sonographers, psychological medicine, and social workers in attendance.
 
The Preterm Birth Prevention Clinic works on a consultative basis where each woman has one, two or three visits for a treatment plan to be formulated for her specific pregnancy. The clinic then refers women back to their usual health care provider.
 
Antenatal care for women with complicated fetal problems requiring ongoing fetal surveillance is provided within the Diagnostic Imaging Department by Maternal Fetal Medicine specialists and midwives.

A dedicated fetal cardiology service is provided on a Wednesday afternoon in the Ultrasound Department with two paediatric cardiologists and a cardiac liaison nurse to assess, counsel and provide management for women with fetal cardiac malformations.
 
This service also works within the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit, Perinatal Loss Service, operating theatre and Ward 6.
 

The Maternal Fetal Medicine Service also provides preconception review for women with an anticipated complex pregnancy. 

The Maternal Fetal Medicine consultants are readily available via telephone to provide advice to medical practitioners. They may be accessed via the KEMH switchboard (08 6458 2222) or the Maternal Fetal Medicine Service (08 6458 2843).

Contact us

Tel: (08) 6458 2843
Fax: (08) 6458 1060

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
8.00am to 5.00pm (excluding public holidays)

Location

Diagnostic Imaging Department
Ground Floor
B Block