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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.

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.

Help available for perinatal depression and anxiety

Mater Mothers recently recognised Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week (13 to 19 November) by chatting to mums and dads about the signs of this condition and the help available through Mater Mothers’ Parenting Support Centre.

The joys of first time grandparenting

Becoming a grandparent for the first time is an exciting thing. Special Care Nurse Unit Manager Rita Houghton became a grandmother for the first time in May and says it’s one of life’s biggest joys.

Mater Mothers delivers another product win

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals is excited to announce Mater Nappy Balm has won silver in the recent 2016 International Business Awards (Stevie®Awards).

Mother’s Day Miracle baby Piper

For Mater mum Amy, every cuddle is special—especially on Mother's Day, which marked little Piper's 90th day in Mater's Neonatal Critical Care Unit.

Mater midwives recognised this International Midwives Day

Being a midwife is not just a job for Gai-Maree Payne, it’s been her “love” for the past 10 years at Mater. 

Pre-eclampsia in pregnancy: facts and when to seek help

Pre-eclampsia is an effect of high blood pressure affecting one in 100 pregnant women and their babies.

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show

Come visit our team of healthcare professionals at the very first Essential Baby & Toddler Show, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 4 to 6 March 2016.

VIDEO: Mater mum and product co-creator Erika

Watch Erika's video from the recent launch of the Mater maternity and baby care product range in selected Woolworths Supermarkets.

Christmas ‘miracle’ as baby Jack home for Christmas Day

Remember baby Jack and mum Lana? Born at 26 weeks, he’s home after 96 days in the Mater Mothers' Hospitals' Neonatal Critical Care Unit.

VIDEO: Mater products’ official launch in selected Woolworths Supermarkets

Watch our video from the recent launch of the Mater maternity and baby care product range in selected Woolworths Supermarkets.

Mater products’ official launch in Woolworths Supermarkets

The Mater maternity and baby care product range was officially launched in eleven Woolworths Supermarkets in Brisbane, Redland and Springfield. These are the same, familiar products used at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals.

Review and Win competition winners

Congratulations to our latest prize winners for the Mater products' Review and Win competition—each winner receives a carton of Mater Nappies in the size of their choice. 

Mater research collaboration delivers breastfeeding breakthrough

Brisbane researchers have made an important discovery which helps us understand why breast is best for baby.

NOVICE Program gives junior doctors an advantage

Mater Education is offering a unique simulation training opportunity to junior doctors wanting to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology to ensure they have the practical skills and confidence to undertake a range of procedures early in their training. 

Mater maternity and baby care products win international gold!

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ maternity and baby care products won gold in the Best New Product – Consumer Products and Best New Product – Health and Pharmaceutical Products categories in the 2015 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

Mater Nappy Balm has landed!

The latest addition to the Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ maternity and baby care product range has arrived. Mater Nappy Balm has been formulated to closely replicate the moisture barrier qualities of vernix—the naturally occurring substance produced in the womb which coats and protects baby before birth. 

Mater Mothers helps seriously ill babies like Matilda

Thanks to the life-saving care Matilda Jackson received at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, she is now a healthy and happy five year old girl, but when Matilda was born at only 26 weeks gestation her parents, Laura and Chris, had no idea that Matilda would spend the next 203 days in hospital.

Miracle baby starts school

Five years ago, 27-year-old Linsey Johnston was pregnant with her first child. Her pregnancy had been progressing well until her 20 week scan showed cause for concern. 

Baby George home in time for Father's Day after 10 weeks in hospital

After five years, two miscarriages and caring for a seriously ill pregnant wife, Pavel Mamin was given the go ahead to take his son George home after 10 weeks in Mater's Neonatal Critical Care Unit—just in time for Father's Day.

Mater Mothers is celebrating dads this Father’s Day!

Father's Day is special for Mater Mothers; a chance to celebrate the unique connection between blokes and their babies.

Mater Mothers half way to delivering 10 000 babies this year

Mater Mothers is on track to reach 10 000 births this year, welcoming its 5000th baby for 2014, little Naomi Rodgers, late last week.

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