2nd fact


The rate of preterm birth in Western Australia is 8-9%, and is 15% in Aboriginal people.

Tiny Sparks WA

Formed in 2013, Tiny Sparks is a Western Australian charity dedicated to supporting mothers enduring high-risk pregnancies and newborns requiring the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) or special care nursery (SCN).

Many of the Tiny Sparks staff have been through high risk pregnancies or had premature births themselves and have come to know WIRF through their attendance at KEMH.

Tiny Sparks supports WIRF by providing contact with women in WA who have experienced premature birth, one of the Foundation's research priorities.