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After being born on 22 March at just 25 weeks, Mater Mothers' Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) was home for baby Solomon for 100 days. Last week, the family celebrated as...

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04
Jul

100 days of care for baby Solomon

Little Jack was born at 28+1 weeks on 20 April 2016, weighing 1250 grams. Mater mum Amy shares the story of Jack’s arrival.

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06
May

An unexpected Mother’s Day gift

The winning images from our #beautifulmoments2016 competition have been announced.

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06
May

Winners from our #beautifulmoments2016 competition

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.

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24
Dec

Christmas ‘miracle’ as baby Jack home for Christmas Day

During the early stages of my second pregnancy I was told that I was 3 cm dilated and there was no chance of my baby surviving. Fortunately my doctor decided to put a stitch in...

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24
Nov

How colouring in helped me survive my pregnancy

Mater mum Lana shares her typical day in the life of a NICU mum.

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18
Nov

Life as a NICU mum

Anabelle and Zavier Brown are only just meant to be entering the world, but at ten weeks old are settling in at home after spending their first 55 days in Mater Mothers'...

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05
Aug

Mighty Mater twins make their way home

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...

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16
Mar

Mater Mothers helps seriously ill babies like Matilda

Mater Mothers' midwife Terry Lack is one of a kind. He is Mater Mothers’ only senior male midwife and one of a handful of male midwives across the Mater's...

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17
Jul

Mater's one of a kind

When Hayleigh and Nick Morley nicknamed their unborn twins, they never expected a day would come where they would say goodbye to one. 

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16
May

Holding on to Hamish

Congratulations to Paralympic shooter Natalie Smith and husband Stuart who delivered their first child, son Daniel, at Mater Mothers' Hospital on Sunday.

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10
Apr

Rare birth for Paralympic shooter Natalie Smith

Mater Little Miracles 5ks is on again! The family fun walk or run brings the community together to support Mater’s smallest patients—Mater Little Miracles.

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03
Apr

Join Us at Mater Little Miracles 5ks

After three heartbreaking miscarriages, Kristie Kelly was almost ready to give up on her dream of having another baby when she was referred to a fertility trial being run by...

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28
Feb

Golden Casket donates $500 000 towards Mater research projects

Karalee mum-of-two Kristy Blauw understands the importance of having a trusted healthcare service close to home.

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12
Feb

Care and compassion offered close to home

Sharon and Lyndon were overjoyed about their third pregnancy and were hoping for a sister for their two sons, Jackson and Oliver.  

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22
Nov

One family’s little miracle

Neonatal nurse Sue Morgan has spent thousands of days and nights caring for premature and seriously ill babies and their parents in Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit...

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22
Nov

Sue's little miracles

Born more than three months premature, Eli Harris faced numerous challenges during his first few months of life including lung disease, a heart murmur, a brain bleed and an...

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08
May

Eli's story

Three years ago Leiza Mosely stood by the bedside of her twins, Jonathan and Ethan, as they fought for life in Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU).

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08
May

Mater mum walks the Great Wall for her boys

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