Mother, Daughter and Childs Daughter

Having a Baby in WA

Having a Baby in WA
Mother and Father with newborn baby

Welcome to Having a Baby in WA.

There is no doubt that having a baby is one of life’s great journeys.

Making decisions about your pregnancy and postnatal care and the type of birth you want are two of the many important choices you and your family will make on the path to parenthood.

Sifting though the options can be an exciting but daunting task. We hope these pages will assist you to become informed about options available in WA by:

  • Explaining the types of maternity care available in WA.
  • Providing an overview of the maternity services available in your locality.
  • Providing information about pregnancy and birth and where to access more information.

More information on pregnancy, birth and your new baby

WA Health's 'Having a baby' website is a one-stop source of information about services across WA relating to maternity care, birth and parenthood. In addition to detailing care options and listing support organisations, the website also includes Aboriginal resources and information in languages other than English. For more information visit

Pregnancy, Birth and Baby Helpline – a free national 24-hour helpline for women and families - 1800 88 24 36














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