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For Sophie Saul, every milestone for her cheeky one-year-old Maddison is a miracle.

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25
Sep

First birthday for a Mater Little Miracle

As an adrenalin junkie and motorcycle racing enthusiast, Daryl Beattie is not someone you instantly picture smiling down at a small baby, wrapped carefully in a fluffy pink...

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01
Sep

Daryl Beattie and his 'little green frog'

Tressa Lindenberg took a thankful walk down memory lane at Mater Mother’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) nearly 21 years after son Charles was born on 7 August 1996...

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09
Aug

Mater Mum’s 21 year reflection and hope for Mater Little Miracle

The simple act of holding your baby whenever you want is something mums in Mater Mothers' Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) can’t always do. Soft fabric &lsquo...

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07
Mar

Calling all the crafty folk!

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...

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23
Jan

Mater triplets celebrate another milestone

Today marks one year since Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) moved their babies into cohorts based on their reason for admission to improve patient outcomes and...

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07
Dec

NCCU marks first year of transition

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

Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit has participated in an international Kangaroo-a-thon, promoting the benefits of Kangaroo Mother Care, also known as skin-to...

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10
Jun

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals bound through Kangaroo-a-thon

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.

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09
May

Mother’s Day Miracle baby Piper

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

In Australia, around eight per cent of babies are born preterm. Obstetrician Dr Will Milford shares some information around preterm birth including risk factors and what you...

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13
Jan

Understanding preterm birth

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

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

Michelle Worthington was 25 weeks pregnant with her third child when she found she was starting to go into labour at her appointment at Mater Mother’s Private Redland.

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01
May

Mater Little Miracles help mums like Michelle

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

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.

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19
Feb

Miracle baby starts school

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...

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05
Sep

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

Father-of-three Steven Carpenter will spend this Father's Day changing nappies and juggling feeds, but he wouldn’t have it any other way. 

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05
Sep

Father's Day a double delight for twins dad

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

A Gold Coast businessman, Terry Jackman has donated $1 million which will fund a pivotal role in our neonatal research team—ensuring Mater babies have the best...

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20
Nov

Mater receives $1 million donation for Neonatal Research Chair

It has been more than 40 years since Professor David Tudehope first stepped onto a neonatology ward, but his passion to save the lives of premature and sick newborns remains as...

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07
Jun

Professor David Tudehope walks Miles for 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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