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.
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.
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.
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.
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’ Hospitals is excited to announce Mater Nappy Balm has won silver in the recent 2016 International Business Awards (Stevie®Awards).
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.
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 is an effect of high blood pressure affecting one in 100 pregnant women and their babies.
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.
Watch Erika's video from the recent launch of the Mater maternity and baby care product range in selected Woolworths Supermarkets.
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.
Watch our video from the recent launch of the Mater maternity and baby care product range in selected Woolworths Supermarkets.
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.
Brisbane researchers have made an important discovery which helps us understand why breast is best for baby.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Father's Day is special for Mater Mothers; a chance to celebrate the unique connection between blokes and their babies.
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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