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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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Mater Mum Andrea was fortunate to experience water birth with new arrival George as well as 19 month old Hugo and described the experience as a welcomed relief to the pain of...

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14
Feb

George and Hugo’s water births a swimming success

When things don’t quite go to plan when you have your baby, it’s reassuring to know your supporting midwives are right there and know exactly what to do in an...

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08
Feb

Patrick and Shari’s story

There was a time when Sue and Jason Slade did not think their precious newborn son would live long enough to make it out of Mater Mothers' Hospital.

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02
Feb

Mum cries with joy to see Samuel's big day

With an average of 28 babies born each day, 2017 was a busy year for the 680 nurses and midwives employed across Mater Mothers’ Hospitals. Mater Mothers’ welcomed...

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01
Feb

2017 – bumper numbers all round

When Mater mum Britt had baby Lola in 2012, starting school was just an event in the future! She still had to journey through teething, tantrums and many sleepless nights...

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22
Jan

Baby Lola’s all grown up!

Last Christmas, the Flying Doctor was called to help little baby Noah. Noah had surprised his parents Daniel and Anne-Marie as an early Christmas present coming into the world...

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09
Jan

No such thing as a 'Silent Night' for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

As a mother of a premature baby, I’ve witnessed first-hand the difficulties some mums have producing enough milk to feed their babies — especially while these tiny...

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08
Jan

Reshni's breastfeeding story

Born at 12.33 am beautiful baby Lacey McKeown was the first baby to be born at Mater Mothers in 2018.  

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01
Jan

Little Lacey is Mater Mothers first 2018 baby

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals has welcomed its 10 000th baby for 2017—baby Holden R Costello, born on 27 December 2017 at 3.42 am and weighing in at 3170...

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27
Dec

Mater Mothers reaches milestone of 10 000 babies in 2017

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