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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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Mater triplets celebrate another milestone

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 of having three babies at once was daunting for Lisa and husband Tim, but as the girls start Prep this week, 2011 seems a long time ago.

Top tips for keeping baby cool in hot weather

With severe heatwave conditions forecast through southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales from Wednesday, we’ve asked our expert Mater Mothers' midwives for their tips when it comes to keeping your baby safe and comfortable in the heat. 

Reproductive medicine: A restorative model of care

We are challenged within Catholic Health Australia. How do we provide reproductive medicine within the framework of our code of ethical standards? No more pressing is the challenge in the field of infertility. Healthcare providers in this area acknowledge the deep suffering experienced by those with infertility. A suffering that often requires more than a series of therapeutic interventions and calls upon our combined expertise.

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

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

Mater celebrates 10 000 babies in 2016

Baby Rita Rose was born at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals with an extra special detail to share―born on the 13 December at 13.33pm, measuring 49.5 cm, weighing 2842 grams and Mater’s 10,000th baby born this year!

Christmas Shipping for Mater Products

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

NCCU marks first year of transition

Today marks one year since Mater’s Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) moved their babies into cohorts based on their reason for admission to improve patient outcomes and streamline medical treatment.

Top tips for keeping baby cool in hot weather

With temperatures set to crack 40 degrees Celsius in parts of Southern Queensland and Northern New South Wales over the next few days, we’ve asked our expert Mater Mothers' midwives for their tips when it comes to keeping your baby safe and comfortable in the heat. 

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