News by category: spina bifida

A lot of people know about taking folic acid during pregnancy, but did you also know it's important to take iodine?

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08
Nov

Iodine supplements in pregnancy

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

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

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