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Clare was 34 weeks’ pregnant and relaxing on her couch when she began suffering agonising pain in her leg and abdomen.

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17
Jun

Mum’s 30cm blood clot removed in pioneering procedure

Mackay is in the midst of a baby boom with 60 babies welcomed into the world at Mater  Mothers’ Private Mackay during the month of May.

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17
Jun

Mackay mums deliver a May baby boom

A brave little Queensland girl suffering from a rare genetic condition is defying the odds after being born with a giant 1kg mass on her arm.

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20
May

Brave Queensland toddler Jessi defies odds with giant 1kg mass

Five-week-old ‘miracle’ twins Hudson and Lola have been inseparable from the moment they were born – despite arriving almost four weeks early at Mater Mothers...

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10
Apr

Twin besties Hudson and Lola share unbreakable bond

Singer-songwriter Alana Wilkinson has struck a chord with parents caring for their sick and premature babies in neonatal units across the country after releasing a new single...

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25
Mar

Mum’s song of hope inspires premmie parents across Australia

Discovering she was pregnant was one of the happiest moments of Dani’s life – but her joy turned to despair just seven days later.

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12
Mar

Mum has ‘miracle baby’ after battling cancer throughout pregnancy

Top-selling Queensland real estate agents Simon and Courtney Caulfield have welcomed their first child and named him Krug – after one of the world’s most exclusive...

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16
Jan

Top Queensland real estate agents sparkle with baby joy

The transition into parenthood can be a challenging time. One in five new mums and one in 10 new dads experience perinatal depression and anxiety, which is approximately 100...

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09
Nov

Mater Mothers' perinatal, parenting and mental health support services for expectant and new parents

The life of a tiny baby born two months early with a potentially deadly heart defect has been saved thanks to doctors at four major Queensland hospitals.

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29
Sep

Queensland doctors save tiny ‘warrior’ heart patient Menasheh

Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane has reached a new milestone after welcoming its 500th family to the Bundle of Joy club.

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28
Sep

500th mum enjoys Mater Mothers’ Bundle of Joy

Fifty new Queenslanders have been welcomed to the world in one of the busiest-ever 24 hours at Mater Mothers’ hospitals.

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27
Sep

50 tiny Queensland bubs welcomed in 24-hours across Mater

A unique South East Queensland birthing initiative has made significant inroads in closing the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and their babies...

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15
Sep

Unique birthing program closes the gap for Indigenous families

Two scientists whose friendship was forged in Mater’s South Brisbane pathology laboratories are celebrating an incredible 80 years of helping to save critically ill...

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12
Sep

‘Bestie’ scientists celebrate 80 years of supporting little lives

Pregnant women with diabetes will be able to enjoy midwifery-led care for the first time thanks to an Australian-first model of care being launched by Mater Mothers&rsquo...

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06
Sep

Mater launches Australian-first model of care for diabetic pregnant mums

Brisbane Broncos winger Jordan Pereira is looking forward to an unforgettable first Father’s Day with his newborn daughter Lara – who he describes as his &ldquo...

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04
Sep

‘Little angel’ Lara is a Father’s Day gift for Broncos dad Jordan

A courageous Queensland couple who faced medical challenges and physical disabilities have defied the odds to become parents to their ‘miracle’ baby girl Layla....

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31
Aug

Baby Layla a ‘dream come true’ for couple with disability

Hundreds of unborn babies with life-threatening heart conditions like Matilda Guy are being given a chance of survival thanks to a specialist cardiology team at the Mater...

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28
Aug

Fetal heart ultrasounds save hundreds of babies like Matilda

Queensland women are experiencing a “significant increase” in anxiety and depression during pregnancy, according to new research.

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07
Aug

Record number of mums suffering anxiety and depression

A new hysterectomy procedure that leaves no scars and causes little pain has been performed at Mater Mothers’ Hospital for the first time. 

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25
Jul

Mater revolutionises hysterectomy surgery for women

A team of clinician-based Mater Researchers are leading the way launching a new Australian-first innovative model of care for pregnant women with diabetes. 

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19
Jul

Mater Researchers launch new obstetric care model for pregnant women with diabetes

A Queensland teenager who was given little chance of survival after being born nearly four months early has defied the odds to compete in the Special Olympic World Games...

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17
Jul

Mater miracle Karen fights her way to Special Olympics golden glory

A Mater clinic dedicated to pregnant women with small babies is helping to prevent stillbirth and other newborn complications.  

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11
Jul

New Mater clinic dedicates care to smallest patients

A team of Queensland researchers at Mater Mothers’ Hospital are trialling a new Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) vaccine that could deliver single dose protection and...

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10
Jul

Mater launches clinical trial to protect preterm babies

Courtney once feared she might not live to the age of 30 – and that her dream of becoming a mum would never come true.  

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03
Jul

Mum owes baby and her life to Mater Research trial

When Brisbane mum and stage three breast cancer survivor Emma holds her son Owen in her arms, she knows how lucky they are to both be alive.

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26
Jun

Miracle Owen inspires new mum Emma to beat breast cancer

A tiny Toowoomba baby born more than three months early weighing less than a tub of butter has defied the odds, making Mother’s Day extra special for first time mum Emma....

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15
May

Baby Ethan born weighing less than a tub of butter is mum’s miracle

A surgeon at Mater Mothers’ Hospital in Brisbane has saved the life of a tiny Queensland twin baby girl after he operated on her while she was still in her mum’s...

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14
May

Surgery in the womb saves tiny twin’s life

Queensland couple Jasmine and Bevan will never forget the heartbreaking day they left hospital without their precious baby boy Archie.

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12
May

Precious memory boxes provide comfort for grieving Mater parents

Caring for mothers and babies is a vocation for Mater midwives – but for these four women it’s in the blood.

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05
May

Compassion is in the DNA of Mater Mothers’ midwives

Working as a midwife takes Jessika on a different emotional journey every day – but she wouldn’t change it for the world.

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05
May

Every day is a new journey for Mater midwives

A five-year-old Queensland boy with Down Syndrome has defied all odds after being born with multiple life-threatening heart issues, leaving his parents Julia and Luke in awe of...

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02
May

‘Warrior’ Grayson thrives after complex heart surgery saves his life

Queensland’s first dedicated centre for new parents experiencing anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges will open today at Mater’s South Brisbane...

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23
Mar

New Mater centre marks milestone for mothers in crisis

A Queensland couple who lost their baby girl just six days after she was born are honouring her memory by raising funds for Catherine’s House for Mothers, Babies and...

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22
Mar

Olivia’s Race Day supports first-of-its-kind mental health service

For the first time in four years, a set of quadruplets has been welcomed into the world at Mater Mothers’ Hospital in South Brisbane.

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20
Mar

Mater welcomes miracle quadruplets for first time in four years

A mum who gave birth to a premature baby on the Centenary Highway has thanked the Mater midwife who guided her through the delivery by phone – and saved her daughter...

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13
Mar

Mater midwife helps mum deliver motorway baby

Juggling a medical career and motherhood can often be challenging, but Mater neurosurgeon Amelia Jardim wouldn’t have it any other way.

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08
Mar

Medical career and motherhood all in a day’s work

When Ipswich mum Erika was warned her tiny premature baby boy had only a “slim chance of surviving”, she never gave up hope.

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20
Feb

Mater’s tiniest baby of 2022 has a big brave heart

Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane has reached a new milestone after welcoming its 100th family to the Bundle of Joy club.

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17
Feb

100th mum enjoys Mater Mothers’ Bundle of Joy

Mater’s Parent Aide Unit is looking for volunteers to help support referred families by offering emotional support, practical assistance, and encouragement.

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15
Feb

Become a Parent Aide Volunteer at Mater

Celebrating 10 years of marriage today has turned into an extra special celebration for Queensland couple Gagandeep and Amandeep – who welcomed a baby girl just in time...

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14
Feb

Baby girls arrive early in time for Valentine’s Day

Infant and perinatal psychiatrist Dr Beth Mah has packed up her home in New South Wales and moved to Brisbane to take on the inaugural role of Director of Catherine’s...

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30
Jan

New Director moves to Brisbane for inaugural role at Mater

Christel feared her unborn twins might not survive her pregnancy – but today her miracle girls Evie and Zoe have started school for the first time in Toowoomba.

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27
Jan

Miracle twins Evie and Zoe defy odds to start school together

Two brave buddies who have both defied the odds – one diagnosed with cancer aged one and the other born 11 weeks premature – are gearing up for their first day of...

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23
Jan

Little miracle mates excited for first day of school

Queensland triplets Aiden, Elaina and Clay are gearing up for their first day at Birkdale State School, as their parents come to terms with a “much quieter&rdquo...

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23
Jan

Three times the fun as ‘little miracles’ head to school for first time

Television sports journalist Sam Squiers is expecting her husband Ben to shed a tear when their ‘little fighter’ Imogen starts school for the first time next week.<...

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20
Jan

‘Little fighter’ Imogen ready to start new school chapter

If you live in Queensland, then you know just how hot it can get in summer.  

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20
Jan

Top tips for keeping your baby cool in hot weather

Rockhampton’s Karen was born 15 weeks early and with a hole in her heart, weighing a tiny 825 grams and given little chance of surviving.

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09
Jan

Olympic dream come true for Mater Little Miracle Karen

Ipswich mother-of-six Chantelle is gearing up for an action-packed New Year’s Day at home with her ‘miracle’ triplets Matthew, Locklyn and Charlie, who are...

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01
Jan

Mater miracle triplets ready to ring in 2023

When Lilly Kate was born earlier this year, she weighed just 800g - no more than a loaf of bread.

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25
Dec

Aussie fitness influencer celebrates first Christmas with miracle Lilly Kate

The family of Queensland twins born four months early are set to enjoy a special Christmas at home for the first time with their little miracles.

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25
Dec

Miracle twins born four months early home in time for Christmas

A miracle baby girl who was born with major internal organs outside her body has defied the odds and is about to enjoy her first Christmas with her doting parents. 

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23
Dec

Baby born with organs outside her body is a Christmas miracle

For Russell Island parents Kristy and Zachary, the birth of their ‘miracle’ baby boy was always going to be a day to cherish.

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22
Dec

Mater Mothers welcomes 12,000th baby in time for Christmas

A new Mater project to help new parents in remote and regional Queensland communities struggling with their mental health has been given a $750,000 funding kick start.

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21
Dec

Perinatal mental health boost for struggling parents in remote Queensland

A Brisbane nurse and mother of two is aiming to create special memories with her partner and two young sons after being told by doctors her cancer is incurable.

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20
Dec

Mater nurses create memories for mum battling incurable cancer

The growing families of staff at Mater Private Hospital Townsville and Mater Mothers' Private Townsville were celebrated at a Babies Welcoming and Blessing Ceremony held as...

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13
Dec

Mater welcomes another year of staff babies

Mater Private Hospital Mackay will stage its annual nativity play this Wednesday 7 December – and  the competition to play the part of baby Jesus...

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07
Dec

Baby Markiel chosen to be the chosen one

English-born Brisbane Roar defender Jack Hingert is living his best life on the couch – “taking on night shifts” with newborn son Billy while enjoying every...

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01
Dec

Brisbane Roar star welcomes newborn cub Billy to the family

At Mater Mothers, we understand that preparing for the birth of your baby can make you feel excited, anxious, overjoyed—in fact a whole range of emotions. 

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28
Nov

Items to pack in your hospital bag

A young Queensland mum battling an incurable cancer is creating “happy memories” and a travel bucket list with her miracle baby, visiting every Australian state and...

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28
Nov

Mum with incurable cancer creates bucket list with miracle Halle

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

Brisbane parents Pamela and Nathan proudly welcomed another baby boy into the world this week, marking a big milestone at Mater Mothers as the 10,000th baby to be born in...

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28
Oct

Baby Oscar marks 10K milestone at Mater Mothers

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

Iodine is an important nutrient for baby’s brain and nervous system development. Since 2009, iodine has been added to some of our food and pregnant women are also advised...

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13
Oct

Pregnancy Research: How much iodine is best?

Channel 7 Brisbane newsreader Kendall Gilding and husband Timothy Morgan have welcomed their newborn son Moses to their family after a “dream” birth experience....

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02
Oct

Baby Moses is a dream come true for TV presenter

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 mum Debb looks at her daughter Daisy, she knows there’s a long road ahead to helping her live a happy life like other children her age.

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29
Aug

Mater surgeon gives hope to adorable baby Daisy

Australian Rugby Union player James Hanson has revealed he made it to his newborn son’s birth in the nick of time.   The Toowong...

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23
Aug

Rugby star’s last-minute run for baby Alfie’s birth

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

Australian cricketer Chris Lynn has been moved to tears following the birth of his daughter Lily Maree at Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane.   ...

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17
Aug

Tears of joy as Australian cricketer welcomes baby Lily

Mater's Parent Aide Unit is seeking experienced parents and grandparents to assist isolated and vulnerable families with a young baby by offering emotional support...

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05
Aug

Become a Parent Aide Volunteer at Mater

A grieving Queensland mother-of-five who lost her 14-month-old daughter to brain cancer has found joy and hope after giving birth to a healthy baby girl.  ...

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27
Jul

Miracle Anika brings mum joy after losing baby to cancer

Australian Olympian Genevieve Gregson says her new bundle of joy Archer is her inspiration to qualify for the upcoming Paris Olympics.

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04
Jul

Baby Archer inspires Olympian mum to stay on track

Townsville families are benefiting from the arrival of a new neonatal resuscitation cot that is providing additional safety for newborns delivered by caesarean section at Mater...

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29
Jun

Mater Giving Day delivers for Townsville families

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

Queensland Maroons star Reuben Cotter and his partner Mackenzie Falco have welcomed the arrival of their little ray of sunshine, Sunny.

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14
Jun

Baby joy a memorable moment for Queensland Maroons star

Brisbane Lions partners Emma MacNeill and Emilie Morival-Gaier have taken a mark and kicked a goal their leading men will never be able to beat.

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02
Jun

Brisbane Lions families make a play for life

Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane has reached a new milestone after welcoming its 2000th family to Mater Moments at the Emporium Hotel South Bank.

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20
May

2000th mum enjoys Mater care at luxury hotel

Brisbane grandmother Gwendoline Grant has clocked up 15,000 hours cuddling and caring for sick and premature babies at Mater Mothers’ Hospital.

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20
May

15,000 reasons to smile for Mater volunteer Gwen

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

Retired Brisbane Lions player Archibald Smith and wife Sophie welcomed their very own cub to the family, just in time for Mother’s Day.

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16
May

Former Lion welcomes new cub to the family

Willow Durrington had her heart set on teaching after finishing school – but she's glad she chose nursing!

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12
May

Celebrating International Nurses Day – Willow Durrington

COVID-19 restrictions have opened the way for a unique group of staff at Mater Mothers' Hospital to form strong connections with maternity patients experiencing pregnancy...

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09
May

COVID-19 creates special connections for Mater mums

Today is International Day of the Midwife – a day when Mater Mothers recognises the extraordinary work and commitment of our hundreds of midwives.

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05
May

Thank You Mater Midwives

Janice Butler has been a midwife for more than 30 years and is marking 20 of those at Mater Mothers' Private Redland this month.

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05
May

Celebrating International Day of the Midwife - Janice Butler

Lucy Phillips was interested in working with women and families long before she became a nurse and a midwife.

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05
May

Celebrating International Day of the Midwife - Lucy Phillips

The art of crochet is making a comeback as part of craft classes for patients at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, to help with the loneliness, anxiety and boredom of a long-term...

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13
Apr

What's old is new again at Mater Mothers' Hospital

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

A Brisbane mother who struggled to fall pregnant for years is urging other women not to dismiss painful periods or back pain and to seek medical advice.

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15
Mar

Miracle baby Evy a blessing for mum with endometriosis

Two Queensland sisters have braved rising flood waters and traffic chaos to welcome their newborn babies who arrived days apart from one another at Brisbane’s Mater...

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07
Mar

Sisters brave wet weather to give birth days apart

Two Queensland mums have given birth to their ‘miracle babies’ at Brisbane’s Mater Mothers’ Hospital thanks to local heroes who rescued them from rising...

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03
Mar

‘Miracle babies’ born amidst Queensland flood disaster

She may not have known it, but baby Kinsley Morel chose one of the rarest dates to arrive in the world.   Born at 8am at Mater Mothers...

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23
Feb

Plenty of luck for baby Kinsley born on 22-2-22

He may not have known it, but baby Ruaan Khanna chose one of the rarest dates to arrive in the world.   Born at 9.15am at Brisbane’s...

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22
Feb

Plenty of luck for baby Ruaan born on 22-2-22

Brisbane triplets Zadie, Brodie and Harlen have been counting down the days until they start Year 1, while their mum Farron Owen has been reaching for the tissue box. ...

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07
Feb

Triple the fun for first day of school

A newborn baby girl has given her parents a Chinese New Year gift they will never forget.    Brisbane parents Xuyen Lim and Matthew...

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01
Feb

Baby Maya’s surprise arrival on Chinese New Year

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

Five babies were born at Mater Mothers’ Private Townsville this week, just in time to celebrate their first Christmas at home.

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23
Dec

Mater miracles home in time for first Christmas

For Mackay parents Te Rina and Jayden Korn the birth of their little boy was always going to be an exciting time. The occasion was made extra special as they...

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22
Dec

Mater Mothers welcomes 12000th baby in time for Christmas

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

Queensland Paralympic amputee swimmer Brenden Hall OAM and his wife Brittany have welcomed their first child at Brisbane’s Mater Mother’s Hospital.

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15
Dec

Queensland Paralympian laps up every moment with newborn

Bringing their triplets home from hospital in time for Christmas is the best gift anyone could give to St George parents, Josephine and Cohen Nunn.

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14
Dec

Baby triplets home in time for first Christmas

Mater Mothers’ Hospital is leading the way in preterm infant medicine with new simulation training that teaches junior doctors and midwives how to safely deliver and...

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10
Dec

New training sets scene for next generation of doctors

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

Former Wallaby Digby Ioane scored the ultimate goal this week with the birth of his baby boy Lenny who marked a milestone as the 10 000th baby to be born at Mater Mothers&rsquo...

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26
Nov

Rugby player marks milestone at Mater Mothers’ Hospital

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

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues across Australia many women are facing the possibility of giving birth during a lockdown while visitor restrictions are in place across the...

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06
Aug

What it's like having a baby during lockdown

This week we’re recognising Dietitians Week, and the valuable support they offer to expectant mothers during their gestational diabetes treatment.

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23
Mar

New gestational diabetes care empowering our community

From humble beginnings when it opened back in 1960, through to being known as one of Australia’s largest maternity services in Australia today, much has changed over the...

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03
Feb

Celebrating 60 years since our first Mater baby

Twins Eadie and Quinn had an early entrance into the world, born at 31 weeks and two days gestation. Parents Emily and Dylan always knew their little girls would come early and...

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15
Jan

Eadie and Quinn home safe and sound

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!

With severe heatwave conditions forecast through Queensland from Sunday, we’ve asked our expert Mater Mothers' midwives for their tips when it comes to keeping...

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27
Nov

Top tips for keeping your baby cool in hot weather

Are you unsure about what to pack for your hospital stay? We've created a super simple checklist for you and your baby, so you won't have to sweat the small stuff. ...

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06
Oct

What to pack in your hospital bag

Damien had planned to celebrate Father’s Day this year at Mater Mothers’ Private Townsville, as he and wife Ammy were scheduled to have a caesarean on Thursday 3...

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04
Sep

Handy dad Damien welcomes third baby in time for Father’s Day

North Queensland Cowboys star Josh McGuire will have his hands extra full this Father’s Day as he and wife Tanyssa recently welcomed their third baby, Scarlett into the...

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04
Sep

Josh and Tanyssa McGuire welcome baby number three

Mater Mothers, CSIRO and Redland Hospital have teamed up to fast-track an app aimed at making life a little easier for the one in 10 pregnancies diagnosed with gestational...

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31
Jul

Gestational diabetes app supporting flexible care for parents-to-be

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

Infant Mental Health Awareness Week runs every June to highlight the importance of babies' emotional wellbeing and development, and promote valuable resources on how to...

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17
Jun

Highlighting the importance of infant mental health

North Queensland families have welcomed an unprecedented number of new arrivals in the lead up to Mother’s Day this weekend.

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08
May

North Queensland baby boom in time for Mother’s Day

Every day at Mater Mothers’ Private Rockhampton, we celebrate the role we’re privileged to play in the care of so many Central Queensland families. 

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08
May

Double Mother’s Day celebrations for Mater mum and daughter

KidSafe Queensland is supporting our community during these unprecedented times. Mater Mothers’ Hospitals has partnered with KidSafe to offer professional child restraint...

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14
Apr

Bringing your baby home with KidSafe

It’s an incredibly rewarding career; most of our team are young mothers themselves so we have a great empathy and understanding for some of the problems facing new...

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05
Mar

Helping mums recover after childbirth

Calling all Brisbane mumma’s (and mummas-to-be). We'd love to see you at this years' Baby To Toddler Show, Friday 20 to Sunday 22 March!

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02
Mar

Will we be seeing you at the Baby to Toddler Show?

For twenty years the Mater Antenatal Outreach Clinic has been supporting women in the Inala community on their birthing journey providing expert medical care with Mater...

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28
Feb

Mater Inala Antenatal Outreach Clinic Celebrates 20

This year’s Perinatal Anxiety and Depression (PANDA) Week is focussed on breaking the stigma and getting real about how you’re feeling. If you have concerns about...

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14
Nov

Let’s get real: PANDA Week

Jayne Hegarty always knew her calling was to help people and she has done just that over her incredible 45 year career working for Mater where she has helped thousands of...

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04
Oct

Celebrating 45 Years at Mater

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

Father's Day is special for Mater Mothers; a chance to celebrate the unique connection between Dad's and their babies.

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26
Aug

Celebrating Proud Mater Dads this Father's Day

At just 24 weeks’ pregnant Adele Cameron delivered her twin boys Harry and Patrick at Mater Mothers’ Hospital on 15 December 1992. She recently returned to visit...

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31
Jul

Premmie Babies return to Mater after 26 years

The Mater Mothers’ Hospital Auxiliary are looking for donations of beautiful, handmade baby products, including blankets and quilts, clothing, sewn teddy bears or dolls...

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15
Jul

Ladies Auxiliary: Supporting Mater Mothers’ Hospitals for over 40 years

A birthing program established by Mater and two other health organisations in South East Queensland, has almost halved the risk of preterm birth rates for Aboriginal and Torres...

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05
Jul

Mater helps to lower risk of preterm births for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

Focussing on their budding little family, self-care, and the wonders of feeding and bath time have been just some of the precious #MaterBeautifulMoments the McKew family have...

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25
Jun

Beautiful parents to a beautiful baby girl

Thank you for sharing your favourite #materbeautifulmoments in celebration of Mother’s Day. As always we were overwhelmed with the beautiful images of our Mater babies...

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16
May

Congratulations to Beautiful Moments Instagram competition winners

Every day is Mother's Day at Mater Mothers' Private Brisbane.

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11
May

Beautiful Moments with Goldie Gibson

Every day is Mother's Day at Mater Mother's Private Brisbane

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09
May

Baby Charlotte's Mother's Day Surprise

Under the mentorship of Dr Michael Wynn Williams, a visiting Mongolian gynaecologist has been observing surgical procedures at Mater Mothers' Hospital and learning...

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08
Apr

Mongolian doctor mentored at Mater Mothers

When Piper Taylor was born more than 14 weeks early and weighing just 616g, doctors told her parents their little girl's chances of survival were just 40 per cent.

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29
Jan

Premmie to preppy: Piper Taylor defies the odds to start school

Mater Group is proud to mark a milestone in its history, the launch of a new brand, to reposition Mater as a group incorporating health, education and research for a healthy...

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21
Nov

We’re Mater, and we’re better together

Every day Mater’s Baby Footprint volunteers create memories that last a lifetime for Mater families, visiting the wards and imprinting newborn footprints onto cards for...

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20
Nov

A gift that celebrates life

"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

As the largest provider of maternity healthcare services in Australia, Mater Mothers cares for more than 10,000 mothers and...

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11
Sep

The importance of stillbirth education and research

Mater Research is planning the largest group cohort study in the state since the 1980s, aiming to follow 10 000 Queensland families over three decades, in collaboration with...

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09
Aug

Mater Research planning for largest cohort study in Queensland

Today marks the 10 year anniversary since the new Mater Mothers’ hospital was officially opened.

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30
May

Celebrating 10 years of the new Mater Mothers’ Hospitals

Thank you for sharing your favourite #materbeautifulmoments in celebration of Mother’s Day. As always we were overwhelmed with the beautiful images of our Mater babies...

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16
May

Announcing our Beautiful Moments winners

Mater mum Claire Schofield will celebrate her first Mother’s Day at home with her three baby girls, days before their due date.  

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08
May

Triple delight in time for Mother’s Day

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ maternity and baby care products were created to continue our care from our hospitals into your home.

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09
Mar

Introducing a new Mater Baby Products online shopping experience

Mater Mothers’ Hospital mum Danae Simos has celebrated the birth of baby Elena on 21 February 2018 – the same day as her two older brothers born in 2012 and 2014...

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01
Mar

One happy birthday for the Simos family

Evaluation of Birthing in Our Community has shown significant reductions in preterm birth, caesarean sections, and low birth weight infants and babies being admitted to the...

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20
Feb

Closing the gap: Birthing in our Community

Come visit our team of healthcare professionals at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 to 18 March 2018.

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20
Feb

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show

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

In this week's news, it's been suggested that there is a link between antibiotic usage in pregnancy and the risk of infection in children. If you are expecting, you may...

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09
Feb

Antibiotics in pregnancy

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

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

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

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

More than 35,000 units of cord blood have been collected by Queensland Cord Blood Bank at the Mater and two other public cord blood banks in Australia, providing a lifeline for...

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14
Nov

Your baby's cord blood could save a life

As part of World Diabetes Day, an Australian Diabetes Society’s (ADS) research grant recipient discusses her work in diabetes and pregnancy and shares tips for women and...

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14
Nov

World Diabetes Day - Research uncovering link between gut health and pregnancy outcomes

When Mater’s Manager Administration Services Loreto Lotz speaks about becoming a grandmother for the first time with four month old Hamish, she practically bounces in her...

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26
Oct

Loreto delights in first time grandparenting

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ Products were created to meet an identified gap in the market – to offer families maternity and baby care products that are...

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17
Oct

Stock up on Mater Products before the price rise

Bruce was so excited to find out he was going to become a Dad. Judy and Bruce hadn’t planned on having a family, but when they found out they were pregnant, Bruce was...

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15
Sep

Surprise... you’re having twins!

After 11 attempts at IVF and two heartbreaking ectopic pregnancies, my husband and I were finally expecting a baby girl due 18 August 2017. After a few scares in early...

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11
Sep

Kimberley's Story

Thank you for sharing your favourite #ProudMaterDad moments in celebration of Father’s Day. We were overwhelmed with the gorgeous images and videos of our Mater babies...

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06
Sep

Congratulations to our #ProudMaterDad competition winners

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

Little Harrison had a rocky start to life. Mater Mum Nicole shares her experience having a due date of 10 August, yet suffered preterm labour at 25 weeks and 4 days and a 95...

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28
Aug

Little fighter Harrison’s rocky start to life

There's been a lot of talk in the media about vitamin B3 preventing miscarriage. But what does it actually mean if you're pregnant, or thinking about becoming...

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21
Aug

Vitamin B3 in pregnancy

Baby Benjamin Harper lies in his cot with a slim feeding tube trailing from his nose, his little body working gently, eyes wide and his mouth relaxing into a smile in response...

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10
Aug

Baby Benjamin's spina bifida journey

Breastfeeding my first baby didn’t quite go to plan. I assumed that being something so natural, my baby and I would just know what to do. Everything looked fine when we...

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07
Aug

Rebecca's Breastfeeding Story

Returning to work does not need to be the end of your breastfeeding relationship with your baby. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that breastfeeding continue for...

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01
Aug

Breastfeeding and returning to work

Early pregnancy can be a very exciting time, but many women find that nausea and vomiting (commonly known as morning sickness) can make the first trimester not so pleasant....

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01
Aug

Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy

Welcome to our four part blog series on trying to have a baby. Part four covers how long it can take to conceive.

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26
Jul

So you are thinking about trying to have a baby – now what? Part four.

Mater clinician and researcher Dr Shelley Wilkinson has been recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia with the Research in Practice award for her work on...

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12
Jul

Award recognises best-practice management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

I have a complicated breast health history and had no idea how painful breast feeding could be. While I was in hospital I went to a talk with Gav for new parents on feeding...

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21
Jun

Nicole’s Breastfeeding Story

We never in a million years thought we'd be this lucky after such a heartbreaking two years, to be where we are today ― a few days out from the planned delivery of our...

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16
Jun

Stacey’s Story

Often when we hear the words ‘mental health’ it is within the context of older children and adults, but rarely do we consider mental health in the context of...

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16
Jun

Mater Researcher takes steps to understand the impact of good mental health in children

Public or private? How do you decide where to have your baby? 

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13
Jun

How do I choose where to have my baby?

Kelly and Robson were overjoyed when they found out they were having a baby, and after three miscarriages, they held onto hope for a different outcome. Making it to their 20...

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30
May

Baby Julian born at 37 weeks after life-changing in-utero surgery

Thank you for sharing your favourite #materbeautifulmoments in celebration of Mother’s Day. As always we were overwhelmed with the beautiful images of our Mater babies...

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17
May

Announcing our Beautiful Moments winners

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

Everything you need to know about birthing your placenta.

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05
May

What happens after the birth of your baby – birthing your placenta

Mater Mothers’ Private recently attended the three day Essential Baby & Toddler Show to share Mater’s comprehensive maternity and baby care advice and support...

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05
Apr

Mater Mothers’ Private at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show

Welcome to our four part blog series on trying to have a baby. Part three covers all you need to know about pre-pregnancy vitamins. 

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31
Mar

So you are thinking about trying to have a baby – now what? Part three.

Welcome to our four part blog series on trying to have a baby. Part two covers diet and lifestyle changes for mum and dad when trying to conceive.

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29
Mar

So you are thinking about trying to have a baby – now what? Part two.

Welcome to our four part blog series on trying to have a baby. Part one covers how to optimise your health before pregnancy and underlying health problems.

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25
Mar

So, you're thinking of trying to have a baby—now what? Part one

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!

It's going to be an extremely hot weekend! Don't forget the tips from our expert Mater Mothers' midwives on keeping your baby safe and comfortable in the heat. ...

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10
Feb

Top tips for keeping baby cool in hot weather

The Mater Mothers’ Antenatal clinic is looking for expectant mothers who are interested in having a student midwife accompany them on their pregnancy and birth journey...

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09
Feb

Volunteers wanted for Midwifery Program

Thank you for sharing your favourite #MaterBack2School photos in celebration of sending your Mater babies off to school, whether they were heading off on their first day of...

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31
Jan

Winners of the #MaterBack2School competition

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

Thank you for sharing your #beautifulmoments2016 in celebration of the more than 10 000 babies born at Mater in 2016.

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21
Dec

Winners of the '10 000 babies born in 2016' competition

Friday 16 December is the last order day for scheduled shipping before Christmas for those in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

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12
Dec

Christmas Shipping for Mater Products

Mater Mothers recently recognised Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week (13 to 19 November) by chatting to mums and dads about the signs of this condition and the...

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25
Nov

Help available for perinatal depression and anxiety

Becoming a grandparent for the first time is an exciting thing. Special Care Nurse Unit Manager Rita Houghton became a grandmother for the first time in May and says it’s...

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24
Oct

The joys of first time grandparenting

Due to popular demand, the Mater Mothers' first aid for babies course schedule is expanding to enable more parents to book in and gain the skills, knowledge and confidence...

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11
Aug

Mater Mothers’ first aid for babies course proves popular with new parents

Mater Nappies has dramatically boosted The Nappy Collective’s national drive this month with an unprecedented donation of 300 000 nappies for families in crisis. The...

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19
May

Mater Nappies boosts The Nappy Collective’s May drive with 300 000 nappies

Australian consumers have voted Mater Nappies as Baby Care Product of the Year 2016. 

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12
Feb

Mater Nappies take out Product of the Year

Mater volunteer Judith Cush has been volunteering at Mater for two and a half years, providing concierge support at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals.

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04
Dec

Mater celebrates International Volunteers Day 2015

The Woolworths partnership marks a special milestone for Mater Mum and co-creator, Britt and her daughter Lola … Look at Lola now and meet baby sister Matilda.

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27
Nov

Woolworths partnership marks a special milestone for Mums

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals are excited to be teaming up with Woolworths supermarkets to share its award-winning range of products with even more Queensland families. <...

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13
Nov

Mater products arrive in more Woolworths supermarkets

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

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals is excited to announce that the skin care products from our maternity and baby care product range are now officially Australian Made-certified...

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09
Sep

Green & Gold for Mater products

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals are excited to launch Proud Mater Dad 2015—our celebration of fathers and fatherhood in the lead up to Father’s Day.

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26
Aug

Proud Mater Dad 2015

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August) we sat down with Mater midwives and lactation consultants Julie Germain and Lyn Ahearn to answer some of your common...

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07
Aug

Q&A: Breastfeeding—August 2015

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

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August), Mater Mothers' Hospitals will host a live web chat from 10 am to 11 am on Thursday 6 August.

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03
Aug

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week—chat live with our breastfeeding experts

Join Mater Mothers' Hospitals as we visit Costco on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August, to help fundraise for Mater Little Miracles.

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29
Jul

Mater Mothers' Hospitals to visit Costco

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