News by category: Mater Mothers' Hospitals

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

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

June 2017 proved to be a bumper baby month at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals!

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03
Jul

June's bumper baby month

Come visit our team of healthcare professionals at the Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 to 18 June 2017.

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29
May

The Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo

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’ Hospitals Pregnancy Assessment Centre (PAC) is now open to provide around the clock care for any woman with pregnancy related complications who needs help...

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27
Apr

Pregnancy Assessment Centre now open

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals is opening Queensland’s first, purpose-built 24/7, Pregnancy Assessment Centre (PAC) to care for women from the very beginning of pregnancy...

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19
Apr

Queensland’s first 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre

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

The Birthing in our Community Program which addresses the gap in maternity and birthing outcomes experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in South East...

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27
Mar

Mater working to improve outcomes for Indigenous mums and babies

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!

A research study undertaken by Mater Mothers’ Hospitals has found that standardising ward rounds in a maternity setting improves communication and safety outcomes.

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24
Feb

Standardising ward rounds improves safety and communication outcomes

An Auckland mum has safely returned home from Australia after becoming the first New Zealand woman to undergo in-utero spinal surgery for her unborn baby diagnosed with spina...

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15
Feb

Auckland mum pioneers pathway to access in-utero surgery in Australia

For Claudine and David Fitzgibbon, Baby Harvey is their baby of hope, made possible by Dr Glenn Gardener, Dr Martin Wood and the team at Mater Mothers’ Hospital...

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13
Feb

Mater's baby of hope

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

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

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals is excited to announce Mater Nappy Balm has won silver in the recent 2016 International Business Awards (Stevie®Awards).

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12
Sep

Mater Mothers delivers another product win

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

Being a midwife is not just a job for Gai-Maree Payne, it’s been her “love” for the past 10 years at Mater.

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05
May

Mater midwives recognised this International Midwives Day

Pre-eclampsia is an effect of high blood pressure affecting one in 100 pregnant women and their babies.

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29
Mar

Pre-eclampsia in pregnancy: facts and when to seek help

Come visit our team of healthcare professionals at the very first Essential Baby & Toddler Show, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 4 to 6 March 2016.

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12
Feb

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show

Watch Erika's video from the recent launch of the Mater maternity and baby care product range in selected Woolworths Supermarkets.

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07
Jan

VIDEO: Mater mum and product co-creator Erika

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

The Mater maternity and baby care product range was officially launched in eleven Woolworths Supermarkets in Brisbane, Redland and Springfield. These are the same, familiar...

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07
Dec

Mater products’ official launch in Woolworths Supermarkets

Congratulations to our latest prize winners for the Mater products' Review and Win competition—each winner receives a carton of Mater Nappies in the size of their...

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17
Nov

Review and Win competition winners

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 Education is offering a unique simulation training opportunity to junior doctors wanting to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology to ensure they have the practical...

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09
Jun

NOVICE Program gives junior doctors an advantage

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ maternity and baby care products won gold in the Best New Product – Consumer Products and Best New Product – Health and...

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18
May

Mater maternity and baby care products win international gold!

The latest addition to the Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ maternity and baby care product range has arrived. Mater Nappy Balm has been formulated to closely replicate...

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30
Mar

Mater Nappy Balm has landed!

Thanks to the life-saving care Matilda Jackson received at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, she is now a healthy and happy five year old girl, but when Matilda was born at only...

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16
Mar

Mater Mothers helps seriously ill babies like Matilda

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

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

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28
Aug

Mater Mothers is celebrating dads this Father’s Day!

Mater Mothers is on track to reach 10 000 births this year, welcoming its 5000th baby for 2014, little Naomi Rodgers, late last week.

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30
Jun

Mater Mothers half way to delivering 10 000 babies this year

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