Baby Boom in Broome

Welcoming a new baby is an exciting and often anxious time. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, you might wonder what care and support is available.  Fortunately, Broome – the largest town in the Kimberley region - has all the services that you might need before and after welcoming a new baby into your life.

The first step on your journey towards having a baby will likely be a visit to the doctor. With three medical practices located in Broome you will be able to find a doctor that is conveniently located and suited to your needs.

Broome Doctor’s Practice, Broome Medical Clinic and Kimberley Medical Group each boast doctors that are experienced in providing family planning advice and support, including pre-pregnancy assessment, assistance with fertility issues, antenatal care and postnatal checks.

The two pharmacies in Broome offer a range of comprehensive health services for expectant mothers and their babies, as well as a wide range of essential items and products.

Broome Pharmacy is based in the Primewest Broome Boulevard Shopping Centre and the Chinatown Pharmacy can be found in the Paspaley Plaza in the centre of the main shopping district. Both pharmacies deliver a customer focused healthcare experience based on professional advice and information to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for parents-to-be, new mums, babies and toddlers. The pharmacies are committed to providing friendly service, value-for-money and most importantly, expert advice.

Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) is a part of the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC) and provides a comprehensive range of women’s,
child and maternal health to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Broome, Bidyadanga and Beagle Bay communities. BRAMS have a commitment to providing holistic and culturally responsive health and wellbeing services ensuring healthy people – strong community – bright future.

For expectant mums looking to learn more about childbirth and parenting from the comfort of their own home, the WA Country Health Service offers a telehealth service. Classes delivered via video conferencing include: labour and birth; pain relief and birth interventions; breastfeeding; and postnatal care and early parenting.

Maternity hospitals in the Kimberley are located in Broome, Derby and Kununurra. Broome Hospital has two delivery suites and nine maternity beds and caters for low and medium risk pregnancies and births. Women with highrisk pregnancies and birth may need care in Perth. Broome Hospital is conveniently located near the main shopping district and boasts a collaborative team with several specialist obstetricians, specialist paediatricians, GP obstetricians and midwives. Broome Hospital also boasts a specialised drop-in clinic for soon to be mum’s, offering specialised services including physiotherapy for those aches and pains that come with having a bundle of joy on the way..

The Midwifery Group Practice (MGP) is available to all women who are planning to birth at Broome Hospital. The Broome MGP team is comprised of midwives and is designed to ensure expectant mothers receive dedicated and consistent maternity care throughout their pregnancy, labour and the first weeks of the new baby’s life. The service allows women and families having a baby to be cared for by a known midwife throughout their pregnancy, during
labour and birth, and postnatal. The Broome MGP also offer at home services, which can be much easier as the final weeks come closer.

If you’re looking to gain more education and support about parenting after your bundle of joy arrives into the world, Broome Community and Child Health Clinic provide a range of important free services to support families to raise happy, healthy children. Located on Dakas Street in Cable Beach, they offer health and development assessments and screening, immunisation clinics, regular advice from experienced community child health nurses and drop
in services for babies up to 5 years of age to support to families with young children.