News by category: Mater Mothers' Hospital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

For almost 40 years Mater Mothers’ midwife Monica Vane has been supporting families through their most life-changing moment—welcoming newborn babies into their...

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06
Jul

40 years of care at Mater Mothers

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

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

Join Carlie from Mumma Got Skills and Mater's occupational therapists online for a chat and a cute, crafty project. These workshops will be held weekly, with a new...

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06
Jan

Crafty creativity with Mumma Got Skills

Was your baby born at Mater Mothers in 2020? Now with one in five babies in Queensland born at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, the year so far has been as busy as ever for the...

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06
Nov

Mater Mothers’ celebrates welcoming 10 000 bundles of joy.

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

When a woman is pregnant her cardiac output increases by between 30 to 45 per cent as she doubles her blood volume, this means women who have pre-existing, or underlying heart...

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27
Jul

How to manage cardiac conditions in pregnancy

Meet Divya, a registrar doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology at Mater Mothers’ Hospital, currently completing her fourth year in training and shared with us how her love...

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20
Jul

No two days the same for Mater's obstetrics and gynaecology doctors

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

Though there have been changes at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals to the usual pregnancy journey to ensure enhanced safety for our mums, newborns and staff—such as visitor...

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06
May

Adapting to pregnancy amidst pandemic

This Mother’s Day we are celebrating mothers, for everything they do—they are always there.

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28
Apr

Celebrating Mothers this Mother’s Day

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

We're looking at how we can best communicate with mums and dads throughout pregnancy and after birth.

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19
Feb

Want to be involved in new Mater Mothers' research?

Proud parents Yao and Pius have welcomed baby Rose into the world on 2 February at Mater Mothers’ Hospital meaning her official birth time and date reads 22.22.22 pm on...

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03
Feb

Family welcomes baby Rose at 22.22.22 on 02.02.2020

Gwen Grant is just one of the many treasured volunteers at Mater Hospital, she does not think her life is extraordinary but to the thousands of people she has helped over the...

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05
Dec

Gwen devotes 25 Years to Volunteering at Mater

We are hosting focus groups and would love to invite a small group of new mums to come along!

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27
Nov

We want to hear from you! Paid Focus Groups

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

Whether you’re a nanna, a pop, a grandma or a grandpa the relationship between a grandparent and grandchild is different to that of a parent and child.

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22
Oct

The grand part of grandparenting

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

When Kelly and Robson’s baby boy was diagnosed with spina bifida, they weren’t sure whether their son would ever take his first little steps. 

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05
Sep

Julian Nascimento is two and walking

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

Newly pregnant parents Victoria and Dick were shocked to discover they were having identical twins, and shock turned to despair at 16 weeks when they learnt the twins suffered...

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05
Aug

Navigating Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome

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

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

Mater Mothers’ Hospital’s Refugee Maternity Service today celebrated 10 years of providing exceptional, specialised care to more than 2500 women from a range of...

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08
Mar

Refugee Maternity Service celebrates 10 year milestone

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

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

The second Kiwi to undergo in-utero surgery for spina bifida in Australia has given birth to a healthy baby girl at 37 weeks at Brisbane’s Mater Mothers Hospital, a long...

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23
Jul

Baby born at 37 weeks following in-utero surgery for spina bifida

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals fourth in-utero spinal surgery baby, Julian Nascimento, turned one on 22 May and we’re excited to see his progress!

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21
May

Miracle baby Julian turns one!

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

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

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

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

Tressa Lindenberg took a thankful walk down memory lane at Mater Mother’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) nearly 21 years after son Charles was born on 7 August 1996...

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09
Aug

Mater Mum’s 21 year reflection and hope for Mater Little Miracle

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