News by category: Mater Mothers' Hospitals

Former professional athlete and Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane mum Kym Coogan has competed at an elite level of triathlon competition for more than 10 years but a baby...

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18
Feb

A baby bump on the triathlon road

Mater Mothers is the first maternity hospital in Australia to introduce a new technology to safely monitor babies during labour and help reduce the risk of brain injury to the...

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15
Dec

New technology reduces stillbirths and brain damage

Every day Mater’s Baby Footprint volunteers create memories that last a lifetime for Mater families, visiting the wards and imprinting newborn footprints onto cards for...

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20
Nov

A gift that celebrates life

UPDATE: FOCUS GROUP POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED.   Mater mums are invited to participate in a focus group to inform on expanding healthcare...

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15
Nov

Focus Group Members Wanted

Do you remember baby Solomon (Solly)? Born at 25 weeks on 22 March 2016, little Solly spent 100 days in Mater Mothers’ Hospitals Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU). Two...

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27
Aug

Solly hits his stride without a backward glance

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?

Ten years ago Suzy Woodward went into labour, it was her first pregnancy and she was excited and nervous all at the same time. As her contractions stared at home in...

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04
Jun

Mater Mothers' and Lucas celebrate 10th birthday

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!

We love our volunteers at Mater and we're saying an extra special thank you during National Volunteers Week 2018.

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21
May

Celebrating National Volunteers Week

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

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 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!

Mater Mothers’ Hospitals maternity & baby care products would like to thank you for your continued support!

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15
Dec

$5 Mater Products’ voucher

We are proud to announce the arrival of our beautiful baby boy Sonny Kiharoa Ainsley born on the 16 November 2017 7.53 am weighing in at 3.2 kgs. Now he didn’t enter this...

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06
Dec

Jenny's Story

Mater volunteers are appreciated by patients and staff every day of the year – and this International Volunteers Day, we’re celebrating more than 10 000 hand and...

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04
Dec

More than 10 000 reasons to celebrate Mater volunteers

Mater mum Jackie Woods already had three children including 11 year old fraternal twins when she found out she was having another set of twins due in September this year &ndash...

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01
Dec

Double trouble in Queensland’s influenza season

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

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

Bronwyn Bunn was so excited to be pregnant - but not that her baby was due on Christmas Day! She hoped the baby would come a few weeks early to separate its birthday from...

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08
Oct

Bronwyn's Story

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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