Preterm Birth Prevention Clinic

Role of service

This clinic at WNHS provides antenatal care for women at high risk of preterm birth in their current pregnancy, for women from across Western Australia.

Women will receive a specialist assessment and a management plan regarding recommended intervention, monitoring and most appropriate place for antenatal care and birth.


Clinical inclusion

  • History of preterm birth prior to 34 weeks’ gestation.
  • Uterine anomaly.
  • Previous cervical cone biopsy or multiple LLETZ procedures.
  • Perinatal loss between 16 and 24 weeks gestation.


Clinical exclusion

A history of medically initiated preterm birth (pre-eclampsia or fetal growth restriction) – depending on the severity these cases will be triaged to Maternal Fetal Medicine or General Obstetrics clinics.


Frequency of clinics



Referral to include

  • Detailed past obstetric history.
  • Detailed past gynaecological history.
  • Copies of investigations and letters from other health services that have provided obstetric or gynaecological care in the past.
  • Early referral to this service before 12 weeks’ gestation using the KEMH Antenatal referral Form (PDF).


Urgent referrals

For concerns about pregnant patients requiring urgent review please contact:

  • Preterm Birth Prevention Midwife phone – office hours 0466 329 638
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Service – office hours (08) 6458 2848
  • On duty Senior O+G Registrar – KEMH Switchboard (08) 6458 2222 (pager 3299)
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Consultant – KEMH Switchboard (08) 6458 2222


Referral process

Complete the KEMH Antenatal referral Form (PDF)

Indicate Preterm Birth Prevention clinic and include required referral information.

Send referral direct to WNHS Referral Co-ordinator via:

In Subject line write "Preterm Birth Prevention Clinic, Patient surname”
Fax: (08) 6458 1031
Healthlink: not yet available


Useful links

Australian Preterm Birth Prevention Alliance (external site)

Last Updated: 17/12/2021