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A first-time Lockyer Valley mum has told how her maternity photoshoot turned into a surprise marriage proposal just days before her premature baby boy was born at Mater Mothers...

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14
Feb

Maternity photoshoot turns into surprise ‘fairytale’ proposal

Gold Coast premmie Tinomuvongashe was a little baby when he was born – but he was given a very big name.

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25
Jan

Mater reveals most memorable baby names of 2023

A Redlands mum who gave birth to twins 14 weeks early in her bedroom ensuite has thanked the medical and midwifery teams at Mater Mothers’ Hospital in South Brisbane for...

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27
Nov

Twins surprise Redland mum with home birth 14 weeks early

Mater Mothers’ Private Townsville’s most senior midwife has an extra reason to celebrate this World Prematurity Day (Friday 17 November 2023).

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17
Nov

World Prematurity Day extra special for Mater midwife

When Charlotte was born via an emergency caesarean at Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane she was 15 weeks premature, unable to breathe and barely the size of a mango.

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17
Nov

Premature baby Charlotte is a mango-sized miracle

When first-time dad Jake holds his tiny baby daughter Imelda in his arms, he knows how lucky she is to be alive.

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16
Nov

Born 10 weeks early, little miracle Imelda wins fight for life

The life of a tiny baby born two months early with a potentially deadly heart defect has been saved thanks to doctors at four major Queensland hospitals.

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29
Sep

Queensland doctors save tiny ‘warrior’ heart patient Menasheh

A tiny Toowoomba baby born more than three months early weighing less than a tub of butter has defied the odds, making Mother’s Day extra special for first time mum Emma....

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15
May

Baby Ethan born weighing less than a tub of butter is mum’s miracle

A tiny Queensland baby girl born more than four months early will be given extra cuddles this Easter in hospital, with parents Melanie and Daniel by her side.

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09
Apr

Miracle baby Sol is an eggs-tra special Easter celebration

When Ipswich mum Erika was warned her tiny premature baby boy had only a “slim chance of surviving”, she never gave up hope.

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20
Feb

Mater’s tiniest baby of 2022 has a big brave heart

Television sports journalist Sam Squiers is expecting her husband Ben to shed a tear when their ‘little fighter’ Imogen starts school for the first time next week.<...

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20
Jan

‘Little fighter’ Imogen ready to start new school chapter

Rockhampton’s Karen was born 15 weeks early and with a hole in her heart, weighing a tiny 825 grams and given little chance of surviving.

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09
Jan

Olympic dream come true for Mater Little Miracle Karen

When Lilly Kate was born earlier this year, she weighed just 800g - no more than a loaf of bread.

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25
Dec

Aussie fitness influencer celebrates first Christmas with miracle Lilly Kate

Queensland surgeons have saved the life of premature baby boy Noah after successfully performing emergency surgery on his tiny body when his bowel perforated at less than one...

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18
Nov

Mater surgeons perform life-saving surgery on six-day-old Noah

A Queensland mum has told how a family holiday to NSW turned into a “mad dash” to hospital with her baby girl Opal being born nine weeks early in the back of an...

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17
Nov

Baby Opal’s early arrival makes holiday extra special

Mater doctors have saved the life of a premature baby girl after successfully removing a two- kilogram tumour from a tiny newborn’s spine.

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07
Nov

Mater surgeons remove spinal tumour to save newborn

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

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

Premature babies at Brisbane’s Mater Mothers’ Hospital are being fed expressed milk just hours after being born as part of a program to improve health outcomes of...

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21
Feb

Mum’s milk is best for premature babies

Delaying cutting the umbilical cord on premature newborns is improving survival rates of babies born before full term, according to neonatal specialists at Australia’s...

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12
Jan

Delay improves survival rates for premature babies

The smallest and most premature baby born at Mater Mothers’ Hospital South Brisbane this year will spend Christmas in...

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20
Dec

Mater’s smallest baby a Christmas ‘miracle’ this year

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

Today, World Prematurity Day is held to honour the 1 in 10 babies born too soon, and those who lost their fight to survive.

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17
Nov

Giving our tiniest patients the best start to life

Baby Hugo Robert was so eager to meet his parents Candy and James, that he arrived into this world eight weeks early. Dr Julie Beak from Paedicare and Mater mum Candy Fung...

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28
Nov

When things don't go according to plan

Little Amira Alwesi endured a potentially life-threatening journey in utero before she entered the world and thanks to the lifesaving care she received at Mater Mothers'...

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02
Apr

Baby Amira survives serious complications in utero

Townsville mum, Rachel Kerr was overjoyed when she fell pregnant with her second child but she was oblivious to the life-threatening issues that lay ahead.

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26
Mar

Townsville baby defies the odds

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