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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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For more than 50 years Mater Pathology has been conducting and analysing heel...

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13
Nov

What is a newborn screening test?

Anxiety and Depression in pregnancy and after the baby is born is very common and can affect anyone.

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12
Nov

Perinatal Anxiety and Depression

A new mobile phone app being trialled at Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane aims to reduce the rate of stillbirth in Australia by 30 per cent by focusing on a baby’s...

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31
Oct

App hopes to reduce stillbirths by 30 per cent

"Most of all, he makes people smile... all the time. Spina bifida doesn’t define him, it’s only a small part of who he is."

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24
Oct

Mater Mothers' spina bifida warriors

On Monday evening Mater Mothers’ Hospitals recognised International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day with its annual Wave of Light service hosted by the Bereavement Team.

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17
Oct

Wave of Light brings hope

Becoming a parent is a beautiful experience—but it can also be overwhelming. At Mater Mothers, we understand that parenthood isn’t always easy, and it’s...

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16
Oct

Mater Mothers’ Parenting Support Centre

Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) has officially opened its private parent lounge, bedroom and quiet room to complement our services across the hospital.<...

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05
Oct

NCCU unveils private patient lounge

The world of NICU for the first day or two was like what I imagine walking on the moon to be, very lonely, cold, incredibly risky, fearful and beautiful, an achievement just to...

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04
Sep

Life as a NICU dad

Following detailed review, Mater is pleased to announce recruitment for the RIDSTRESS study has recommenced.

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03
Sep

Recommencement of the RIDSTRESS (Sildenafil/Viagra) trial

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