2nd fact

 

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

How You Can Help

New medical discoveries are like miracles, easing pain, saving lives, and providing better healthcare.

Here are a few ways that you can make a difference:

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Why Support WIRF?

The Women and Infants Research Foundation is the only organisation in Western Australia that is solely dedicated to the health of women and newborns.

With your help we can give the tiniest babies a better chance of survival through improved healthcare and state of the art equipment. Our research investigates why babies are born too soon, how we can prevent brain damage and preterm birth, how best to treat very tiny babies and how their prematurity impacts on their development.

Our research studies into women’s health include studies into reproduction and pregnancy, mental health issues, gynaecological conditions, cancers, menopause and other female related illnesses.

Your support does matter so please take action and help make a difference.

Hugo's Story

Anita and husband, Jamie had been trying to conceive for some time. When they eventually fell pregnant with twins they were delighted. From the start it wasn’t an easy pregnancy and at just 21 weeks gestation Anita’s waters broke. After being admitted into hospital and ordered complete bed rest, Anita went into spontaneous labour at 25 weeks gestation, giving birth to her twin boys. Her babies were 15 weeks premature.

Hugo begins his fight for survival

Heartbroken, Anita and Jamie felt helpless - their twins were tiny but they struggled very hard to survive.  Beau fought for three hours before his lungs collapsed and he passed away. Hugo, the stronger of the two boys, began his three month battle of survival. Watch Hugo's Story (2.5 minutes Video clip)

Thanks to the Moullin Family for sharing this story with us.