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Queensland surgeons have saved the life of premature baby boy Noah after successfully performing emergency surgery on his tiny body when his bowel perforated at less than one...

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18
Nov

Mater surgeons perform life-saving surgery on six-day-old Noah

A Queensland mum has told how a family holiday to NSW turned into a “mad dash” to hospital with her baby girl Opal being born nine weeks early in the back of an...

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17
Nov

Baby Opal’s early arrival makes holiday extra special

Tiny Queensland twins Harvey and Evelyn have made a dramatic entrance to the world – after they both were born in the back of an ambulance on the way to Mater Mothers...

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15
Nov

Dramatic roadside delivery for newborn twins Harvey and Evelyn

Mater doctors have saved the life of a premature baby girl after successfully removing a two- kilogram tumour from a tiny newborn’s spine.

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07
Nov

Mater surgeons remove spinal tumour to save newborn

A Queensland baby diagnosed with spina bifida was still in his mother’s womb when Mater doctors performed complex and life-changing surgery on his tiny body.

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17
Oct

Doctors perform miracle surgery on baby Ethan in the womb

A baby born at just 24 weeks is thriving at Mater Mothers’ Hospital after a 4000 km mercy dash was made across Australia to deliver an emergency supply of his mother...

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19
Sep

Australia’s longest milk run feeds miracle baby Levi

Fathers with babies in Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) received an early Father’s Day surprise with Queensland Reds players Angus Blyth and Mac...

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01
Sep

Queensland Reds donate onesies to Mater’s littlest patients

When Queensland toddler Donald Dolan-Roth was just hours old he suffered a stroke which left his parents Olivia and Kyle Dolan-Roth fearing the worst.

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22
Aug

Baby stroke survivor Donald is a little superhero

A new program at Mater Mothers’ Hospital is giving parents the skills they need to take their premature babies home sooner and with additional support.  <...

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08
Aug

New Mater program gives hope to parents of premmies

Growing up in regional Queensland, Jonathon Heeley was better known as the ‘Coke can kid’.   When he has born 12 weeks...

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27
Jun

Australia’s ‘Coke can kid’ celebrates 30 years of life

The survival of their baby against all odds prompted new parents Alana and Angus Robb to bring forward their wedding and tie the knot in a special ceremony next to their little...

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06
Jun

Music sets tone for miracle baby’s survival

Sick and premature babies at Mater Mothers’ Hospital have been enjoying some quiet time thanks to a reading corner set up within the hospital’s Neonatal Critical...

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20
May

Tiny bookworms benefit from Mater’s reading corner

Sharnee Beck feared she might never celebrate Mother’s Day – but this Sunday she’ll cuddle two miracle babies in her arms.

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06
May

Mum celebrates first Mother’s Day with miracle twins

They arrived early and in traumatic circumstances, but the Fitzgerald sisters have forged a special sibling bond that will last their lifetime.  

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11
Apr

Sisters shine light on special bond for National Siblings Day

Insta-famous Queensland model and gym owner Chontel Duncan and husband Sam have welcomed the birth of their twins – a boy and a girl – born nine weeks early at...

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14
Jan

Australian model and fitness trainer welcomes early arrival of twins

Delaying cutting the umbilical cord on premature newborns is improving survival rates of babies born before full term, according to neonatal specialists at Australia’s...

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12
Jan

Delay improves survival rates for premature babies

After 29 years of service at Mater, long-serving Mater Mothers’ employee Lynne Elliott has hung up her uniform.

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21
Dec

Mater Mothers farewells long-serving Assistant Director Lynne Elliott

The smallest and most premature baby born at Mater Mothers’ Hospital South Brisbane this year will spend Christmas in...

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20
Dec

Mater’s smallest baby a Christmas ‘miracle’ this year

Mater Mothers Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) recently announced the appointment of two new neonatal nurse practitioner candidates to commence in February 2022.

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10
Dec

Mater Mothers appoints two new neonatal nurse practitioners

Born with a serious medical condition requiring surgery to her oesophagus and trachea, baby Emerson spent her first 75 days of life in the Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at...

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06
Dec

The silver lining in battle for baby Emerson

Wife, Tina Tautiepa, 26, was pregnant with twin boys when her husband, Lance Junior Tautiepa, 26, studied overseas in Samoa.

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17
Nov

Brisbane mum gives birth to premature twins whilst dad is stranded abroad

The world turned to chaos for Brisbane parents Stuart and Sophie Ballinger, when they learned their baby would be born prematurely at 25 weeks.

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16
Nov

Miracle baby arrives as Australia locks down

Fifteen years ago, Jane and her husband John were expecting twin boys. 

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02
Jun

Twins born 13 weeks premature celebrate 15th Birthday reunited with nurses who saved their lives

On International Nurses Day we met nursing team Gillian and Andrea who work together in the Cardiac Care Ward, of Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit.

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12
May

Celebrating International Nurses Day

Baby Lorelai is going home after nearly a month in Mater Mothers' Neonatal Critical Care Unit. 

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29
Apr

Gerardo and Alex finally take their baby home

Calling all crafty folk in South Brisbane!  

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10
Feb

Calling all the crafty folk!

Greater knowledge of pregnancy complications and more effective diagnostics and care will reduce risks during pregnancy and childbirth and help ensure lifelong health for...

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05
Jan

Research dedicated to improving mother's, babies and women's health

This Christmas, a few of our tiniest patients are thankfully well enough to go home to their families who have been eagerly awaiting their arrival home after some very long...

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24
Dec

Critically ill babies heading home just in time for Christmas!

Physiotherapist Mandy works in Mater Mothers’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit supporting families who have premature and critically ill babies to connect through touch which...

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14
Oct

The importance of touch for premature babies

Amelia and Jeff’s journey to welcoming their beautiful baby girl Dorothy home has undoubtedly been a journey—from a long road to pregnancy suffering fertility...

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07
Oct

Baby Dorothy finally welcomed home

  Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) is a secret world, tucked away on just one floor of the Brisbane maternity...

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21
Sep

Improving family experience in NCCU

This week we celebrate Speech Pathology Week which seeks to promote the speech pathology profession and the work done by speech pathologists with the 1.2 million Australians...

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28
Aug

Helping children overcome speaking difficulties

After 89 days being cared for at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ Neonatal Critical Care Unit, it’s time for baby Hugo to go home with his family.

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17
Aug

Baby Hugo goes home

Samantha (Sam) Hacon is a bona fide country girl who is used to the rough and tough country life, living in Alice Springs and working as a nurse, but nothing could be more...

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29
Jul

Alice Springs family leave hospital after twin boys born 10 weeks premature at the height of COVID-19

Director of Neonatology, Dr Pita Birch, said that the sessions are a great opportunity for parents to meet others in the same situation and share experiences from being on the...

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15
Jul

Empowering our Neonatal Critical Care Unit families with parent education sessions

"It’s not the size of the person in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the person". Mater mum Megan share's her experiences of the Neonatal...

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31
Mar

Matilda and Me

Twins Jonty and Cooper were born at Mater Mothers’ Private Hospital Brisbane at just 31 weeks gestation are now happy healthy nearly five-years-old who are starting...

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29
Jan

Jonty and Cooper start school

Like all new parents, Sarah-Jayne and Michael knew their baby would be something special—but they didn't realise just how much of a miracle she would really be....

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11
Nov

Eadie’s story

For Caitlin and Pete, their journey through pregnancy has been one of heartbreak, but at the end of their journey they were blessed to meet two identical twin boys, Ashton and...

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30
Aug

A miracle each

“Aveline spent the first five weeks of her life in Mater’s NCCU, followed by another three weeks at the Redland Special Care Nursery, before we were finally able to...

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09
Aug

Baby Aveline is an NCCU little Miracle

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

Do you remember baby Solomon (Solly)? Born at 25 weeks on 22 March 2016, little Solly spent 100 days in Mater Mothers’ Hospitals Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU). Two...

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27
Aug

Solly hits his stride without a backward glance

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

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

Miracle Max—a friend to all babies born and cared for at Mater—visits Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane every Thursday afternoon to brighten the days of...

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15
Dec

Miracle Max Club

"Choosing a hospital can be a difficult decision, my husband and I live on the north side of Brisbane. For us, Mater Mothers' was a bit of drive. However, we wouldn...

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14
Dec

Forever grateful

We are proud to announce the arrival of our beautiful baby boy Sonny Kiharoa Ainsley born on the 16 November 2017 7.53 am weighing in at 3.2 kgs. Now he didn’t enter this...

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06
Dec

Jenny's Story

Mater mum Jackie Woods already had three children including 11 year old fraternal twins when she found out she was having another set of twins due in September this year &ndash...

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01
Dec

Double trouble in Queensland’s influenza season

Thanks to Linda Back for sharing her personal journey on World Prematurity Day, which is observed to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and...

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17
Nov

NCCU twins graduate high school on World Prematurity Day

I still have not worked out if the 49 days little Immi spent in NCCU and Special Care was ‘the longest short period of my life’ or ‘the shortest long period...

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01
Sep

Ben's Story

For baby Jenson, the first 15 weeks of his life have been pretty tough. At moments, it has felt like the whole world has stopped, like when Jenson’s little lungs were...

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11
May

Baby Jenson's long journey home for Mother’s Day

Bronwyn Bunn was so excited to be pregnant - but not that her baby was due on Christmas Day! She hoped the baby would come a few weeks early to separate its birthday from...

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08
Oct

Bronwyn's Story

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

Brisbane researchers have made an important discovery which helps us understand why breast is best for baby.

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14
Oct

Mater research collaboration delivers breastfeeding breakthrough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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