News by category: Mater Mothers

Today marks the 10 year anniversary since the new Mater Mothers’ hospital was officially opened.

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30
May

Celebrating 10 years of the new Mater Mothers’ Hospitals

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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16
May

Announcing our Beautiful Moments winners

Mater mum Claire Schofield will celebrate her first Mother’s Day at home with her three baby girls, days before their due date.  

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08
May

Triple delight in time for Mother’s Day

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ maternity and baby care products were created to continue our care from our hospitals into your home.

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09
Mar

Introducing a new Mater Baby Products online shopping experience

Mater Mothers’ Hospital mum Danae Simos has celebrated the birth of baby Elena on 21 February 2018 – the same day as her two older brothers born in 2012 and 2014...

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01
Mar

One happy birthday for the Simos family

Evaluation of Birthing in Our Community has shown significant reductions in preterm birth, caesarean sections, and low birth weight infants and babies being admitted to the...

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20
Feb

Closing the gap: Birthing in our Community

Come visit our team of healthcare professionals at the Essential Baby & Toddler Show at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 16 to 18 March 2018.

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20
Feb

The Essential Baby & Toddler Show

Mater Mum Andrea was fortunate to experience water birth with new arrival George as well as 19 month old Hugo and described the experience as a welcomed relief to the pain of...

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14
Feb

George and Hugo’s water births a swimming success

In this week's news, it's been suggested that there is a link between antibiotic usage in pregnancy and the risk of infection in children. If you are expecting, you may...

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09
Feb

Antibiotics in pregnancy

When things don’t quite go to plan when you have your baby, it’s reassuring to know your supporting midwives are right there and know exactly what to do in an...

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08
Feb

Patrick and Shari’s story

When Mater mum Britt had baby Lola in 2012, starting school was just an event in the future! She still had to journey through teething, tantrums and many sleepless nights...

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22
Jan

Baby Lola’s all grown up!

Last Christmas, the Flying Doctor was called to help little baby Noah. Noah had surprised his parents Daniel and Anne-Marie as an early Christmas present coming into the world...

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09
Jan

No such thing as a 'Silent Night' for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Miracle Max—a friend to all babies born and cared for at Mater—visits Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane every Thursday afternoon to brighten the days of...

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15
Dec

Miracle Max Club

Thanks to Linda Back for sharing her personal journey on World Prematurity Day, which is observed to raise awareness of preterm birth and the concerns of preterm babies and...

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17
Nov

NCCU twins graduate high school on World Prematurity Day

More than 35,000 units of cord blood have been collected by Queensland Cord Blood Bank at the Mater and two other public cord blood banks in Australia, providing a lifeline for...

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14
Nov

Your baby's cord blood could save a life

As part of World Diabetes Day, an Australian Diabetes Society’s (ADS) research grant recipient discusses her work in diabetes and pregnancy and shares tips for women and...

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14
Nov

World Diabetes Day - Research uncovering link between gut health and pregnancy outcomes

When Mater’s Manager Administration Services Loreto Lotz speaks about becoming a grandmother for the first time with four month old Hamish, she practically bounces in her...

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26
Oct

Loreto delights in first time grandparenting

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals’ Products were created to meet an identified gap in the market – to offer families maternity and baby care products that are...

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17
Oct

Stock up on Mater Products before the price rise

Bruce was so excited to find out he was going to become a Dad. Judy and Bruce hadn’t planned on having a family, but when they found out they were pregnant, Bruce was...

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15
Sep

Surprise... you’re having twins!

After 11 attempts at IVF and two heartbreaking ectopic pregnancies, my husband and I were finally expecting a baby girl due 18 August 2017. After a few scares in early...

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11
Sep

Kimberley's Story

Thank you for sharing your favourite #ProudMaterDad moments in celebration of Father’s Day. We were overwhelmed with the gorgeous images and videos of our Mater babies...

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06
Sep

Congratulations to our #ProudMaterDad competition winners

I still have not worked out if the 49 days little Immi spent in NCCU and Special Care was ‘the longest short period of my life’ or ‘the shortest long period...

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01
Sep

Ben's Story

Little Harrison had a rocky start to life. Mater Mum Nicole shares her experience having a due date of 10 August, yet suffered preterm labour at 25 weeks and 4 days and a 95...

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28
Aug

Little fighter Harrison’s rocky start to life

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

Breastfeeding my first baby didn’t quite go to plan. I assumed that being something so natural, my baby and I would just know what to do. Everything looked fine when we...

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07
Aug

Rebecca's Breastfeeding Story

Returning to work does not need to be the end of your breastfeeding relationship with your baby. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that breastfeeding continue for...

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01
Aug

Breastfeeding and returning to work

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

Mater clinician and researcher Dr Shelley Wilkinson has been recognised by the Dietitians Association of Australia with the Research in Practice award for her work on...

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12
Jul

Award recognises best-practice management of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Welcome to our four part blog series on trying to have a baby. Part four covers how long it can take to conceive.

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26
Jun

So you are thinking about trying to have a baby – now what? Part four.

I have a complicated breast health history and had no idea how painful breast feeding could be. While I was in hospital I went to a talk with Gav for new parents on feeding...

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21
Jun

Nicole’s Breastfeeding Story

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

Often when we hear the words ‘mental health’ it is within the context of older children and adults, but rarely do we consider mental health in the context of...

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16
Jun

Mater Researcher takes steps to understand the impact of good mental health in children

Public or private? How do you decide where to have your baby? 

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13
Jun

How do I choose where to have my baby?

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

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’ 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

Welcome to our four part blog series on trying to have a baby. Part three covers all you need to know about pre-pregnancy vitamins. 

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31
Mar

So you are thinking about trying to have a baby – now what? Part three.

Welcome to our four part blog series on trying to have a baby. Part two diet and lifestyle changes for mum and dad when trying to conceive.

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29
Mar

So you are thinking about trying to have a baby – now what? Part two.

Welcome to our four part blog series on trying to have a baby. Part one covers how to optimise your health before pregnancy and underlying health problems.

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25
Mar

So, you're thinking of trying to have a baby—now what? Part one

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!

It's going to be an extremely hot weekend! Don't forget the tips from our expert Mater Mothers' midwives on keeping your baby safe and comfortable in the heat. ...

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10
Feb

Top tips for keeping baby cool in hot weather

The Mater Mothers’ Antenatal clinic is looking for expectant mothers who are interested in having a student midwife accompany them on their pregnancy and birth journey...

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09
Feb

Volunteers wanted for Midwifery Program

Thank you for sharing your favourite #MaterBack2School photos in celebration of sending your Mater babies off to school, whether they were heading off on their first day of...

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31
Jan

Winners of the #MaterBack2School competition

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

With severe heatwave conditions forecast through southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales from Wednesday, we’ve asked our expert Mater Mothers'...

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17
Jan

Top tips for keeping baby cool in hot weather

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

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21
Dec

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

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

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12
Dec

Christmas Shipping for Mater Products

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

Due to popular demand, the Mater Mothers' first aid for babies course schedule is expanding to enable more parents to book in and gain the skills, knowledge and confidence...

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11
Aug

Mater Mothers’ first aid for babies course proves popular with new parents

Mater Nappies has dramatically boosted The Nappy Collective’s national drive this month with an unprecedented donation of 300 000 nappies for families in crisis. The...

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19
May

Mater Nappies boosts The Nappy Collective’s May drive with 300 000 nappies

Australian consumers have voted Mater Nappies as Baby Care Product of the Year 2016. 

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12
Feb

Mater Nappies take out Product of the Year

Mater volunteer Judith Cush has been volunteering at Mater for two and a half years, providing concierge support at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals.

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04
Dec

Mater celebrates International Volunteers Day 2015

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals are excited to be teaming up with Woolworths supermarkets to share its award-winning range of products with even more Queensland families. <...

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13
Nov

Mater products arrive in more Woolworths supermarkets

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 Mothers’ Hospitals is excited to announce that the skin care products from our maternity and baby care product range are now officially Australian Made-certified...

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09
Sep

Green & Gold for Mater products

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals are excited to launch Proud Mater Dad 2015—our celebration of fathers and fatherhood in the lead up to Father’s Day.

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26
Aug

Proud Mater Dad 2015

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August) we sat down with Mater midwives and lactation consultants Julie Germain and Lyn Ahearn to answer some of your common...

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07
Aug

Q&A: Breastfeeding—August 2015

Anabelle and Zavier Brown are only just meant to be entering the world, but at ten weeks old are settling in at home after spending their first 55 days in Mater Mothers'...

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05
Aug

Mighty Mater twins make their way home

To celebrate World Breastfeeding Week (1 to 7 August), Mater Mothers' Hospitals will host a live web chat from 10 am to 11 am on Thursday 6 August.

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03
Aug

Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week—chat live with our breastfeeding experts

Join Mater Mothers' Hospitals as we visit Costco on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 August, to help fundraise for Mater Little Miracles.

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29
Jul

Mater Mothers' Hospitals to visit Costco

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