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Just as we like to hear from you, we also want to share our big news with you—our Mater mums. On this page you'll find a collection of updates from around our hospitals including information on new services and research trials as well as stories from some of our Mater Little Miracles and, of course, our exceptional staff.

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The Essential Baby & Toddler Show

Come visit our team of healthcare professionals at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3 to 5 March 2017.

Auckland mum pioneers pathway to access in-utero surgery in Australia

An Auckland mum has safely returned home from Australia after becoming the first New Zealand woman to undergo in-utero spinal surgery for her unborn baby diagnosed with spina bifida.

Mater's baby of hope

For Claudine and David Fitzgibbon, Baby Harvey is their baby of hope, made possible by Dr Glenn Gardener, Dr Martin Wood and the team at Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane.

This is the family’s fourth baby. And their third baby diagnosed with spina bifida.

Top tips for keeping baby cool in hot weather

It's going to be an extremely hot weekend! Don't forget the tips from our expert Mater Mothers' midwives on keeping your baby safe and comfortable in the heat. 

Volunteers wanted for Midwifery Program

The Mater Mothers’ Antenatal clinic is looking for expectant mothers who are interested in having a student midwife accompany them on their pregnancy and birth journey.

Winners of the #MaterBack2School competition

Thank you for sharing your favourite #MaterBack2School photos in celebration of sending your Mater babies off to school, whether they were heading off on their first day of prep or their first day of high school. 

Mater triplets celebrate another milestone

Lisa gave birth to her triplet daughters Alice, Caitlin and Grace at Mater Mothers’ Hospital in March 2011 at 33 weeks and five days.

At the time, the thought of having three babies at once was daunting for Lisa and husband Tim, but as the girls start Prep this week, 2011 seems a long time ago.

Top tips for keeping baby cool in hot weather

With severe heatwave conditions forecast through southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales from Wednesday, we’ve asked our expert Mater Mothers' midwives for their tips when it comes to keeping your baby safe and comfortable in the heat. 

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