Mater Mothers reaches milestone of 10 000 babies in 2017

Mater Mothers reaches milestone of 10 000 babies in 2017

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 grams.

First time mum Kayla welcomed Holden in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

An average of 28 babies are born each day at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals at South Brisbane and Mater Mothers’ Private Redland.

Mothers, Babies and Women’s Health Services, Director of Nursing and Midwifery, Maree Reynolds, said every birth was a special occasion at Mater, but particularly being the 10 000th baby born for the year.

“We are delighted to have reached this important milestone and we wish the family all the very best as they enjoy baby Holden,” she said.

“We are very proud that so many Queensland families trust Mater Mothers as their maternity service and we feel privileged to share in many precious first moments.”

The busiest day of the year so far has been 14 June with 47 babies born, while the busiest month so far has been June with 917 babies born across Mater Mothers’ Hospital, Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane and Mater Private Hospital Redland.

There have also been 413 multiple births—made up of twins and triplets.

One-in-six Queensland babies are born at Mater Mothers, making Mater Australia’s largest maternity service.


Mater Babies
This Year
This Month
= two + eight

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