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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 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

Let’s talk dinner time. Preparing food when you’re looking after yourself and a newborn is tricky enough, then throw in a hungry toddler or two and the pressure is...

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03
Aug

Surviving breastfeeding and dinner preparations

Snacks are an excellent way to meet your nutrition needs when breastfeeding. But before you reach for the chips or biscuits - check out these alternatives.

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02
Aug

Need snack ideas while breastfeeding?

Mater researchers Dr Jyai Allen and Professor Sue Kildea recently secured funding from Perpetual’s IMPACT Philanthropy Program to evaluate an innovative educational...

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02
Aug

Mater Research receives funding boost for Thompson Method breastfeeding study

Mater Research Institute—University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) Professor Sailesh Kumar discusses the findings of a recent trial in the Netherlands using Sildenafil, reported...

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25
Jul

Sildenafil (Viagra) trial

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 Children’s Private Brisbane runs Queensland’s only private Clubfoot Clinic and for three month old Tiberius Kodor from Papua New Guinea (PNG), treatment at...

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20
Jul

Baby Tiberius given a chance to walk through Mater Children’s Private Brisbane Clubfoot Clinic

An Australian first research trial at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, using the drug Sildenafil—commonly known as Viagra—to improve outcomes in labour, is one of...

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04
Jul

Australian first trial using Viagra® in pregnancy supported by Golden Casket donation

10 seconds later the room was filled with doctors, nurses and midwifes. Who were all attending to my dear partner on the floor…

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19
Jun

"I think I’m gonna faint"

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