News by category: Maternal Fetal Medicine

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!

Dr Glenn Gardener, Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine at Mater Mothers’ Hospital, has been recognised as a finalist for 2018 Queensland...

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03
Nov

Dr Gardener nominated for Queensland Australian of the Year

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

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

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

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

A team from Mater, in collaboration with a team from Vanderbilt Unviersity Hospital in the USA, are the first in Australia to have performed in-utero spinal surgery on a baby...

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24
Jul

Mater undertakes Australian first in-utero spinal surgery

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

When Gladstone couple Margeux Wesley and husband Clint fell pregnant with their first baby, they were oblivious to the journey that lay ahead of them.

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17
Mar

Miracle baby celebrates first birthday

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

When Kate and Michael Petersen found out they were expecting identical twins they were over the moon, but their joy turned to fear when their babies were diagnosed with a life...

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20
Oct

The Petersen twins celebrate five years

Sharon and Lyndon were overjoyed about their third pregnancy and were hoping for a sister for their two sons, Jackson and Oliver.  

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22
Nov

One family’s little miracle

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