Perinatal Loss Service

Lilies lying on a benchThe Perinatal Loss Clinic at King Edwards Memorial Hospital (KEMH) provides information and ongoing support for women and their families following the loss of their baby / babies.

The team comprises of obstetricians, midwives, paediatricians, pastoral care, social workers, perinatal pathologists and psychologists.

The clinic is held fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon in the Centenary Clinic, KEMH.

This clinic sees women who experience a pregnancy loss of greater than 16 weeks gestation. Women are seen approximately 6 to 12 weeks after their hospital discharge. A referral is required for women to attend this clinic.

At the appointment, the team will discuss results of any investigations performed as a result of your pregnancy loss. These may include all or some of the following: maternal blood tests, placental histopathology, post-mortem examination results and genetic testing results. The obstetric team will offer advice and recommendations for future pregnancy care and management.

The clinic also provides an opportunity for our staff to check in on your emotional wellbeing. We are fortunate to have a Bereavement Support Worker onsite from the Red Nose Hospital to the Home Programme for immediate & ongoing grief support.

A member from our Pastoral Care team and Social Work department are available. A representative from our Psychological Medical Team is also available for an assessment of any acute mental health concerns.

Please note – this appointment does not allow for a full psychological counselling session. Outpatient follow-up appointments can be arranged - as seen appropriate by the team member.


Grief Support Services

Guiding Light - Red Nose Grief and Loss (external site)

Bears of Hope (external site)


Emergency mental health contacts

In case of an emergency or crisis please dial 000 or visit your nearest Emergency Department.

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (MHERL)
24-hour telephone service for people in the Perth metropolitan area experiencing a mental health crisis.

Metro telephone: 1300 555 788 (local call)
Peel telephone: 1800 676 822 (free call)

Rurallink is an after-hours telephone service for people in rural and regional Western Australia experiencing a mental health crisis.
Rural and regional telephone: 1800 552 002 (operates 4.30pm to 8.30am weeknights, 24 hours on weekends and public holidays).

Last Updated: 21/03/2024