News by category: baby

Mater's Parent Aide Unit is seeking experienced parents and grandparents to assist isolated and vulnerable families with a young baby by offering emotional support...

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05
Aug

Become a Parent Aide Volunteer at Mater

Australian Olympian Genevieve Gregson says her new bundle of joy Archer is her inspiration to qualify for the upcoming Paris Olympics.

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04
Jul

Baby Archer inspires Olympian mum to stay on track

Townsville families are benefiting from the arrival of a new neonatal resuscitation cot that is providing additional safety for newborns delivered by caesarean section at Mater...

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29
Jun

Mater Giving Day delivers for Townsville families

Queensland Maroons star Reuben Cotter and his partner Mackenzie Falco have welcomed the arrival of their little ray of sunshine, Sunny.

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14
Jun

Baby joy a memorable moment for Queensland Maroons star

The survival of their baby against all odds prompted new parents Alana and Angus Robb to bring forward their wedding and tie the knot in a special ceremony next to their little...

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06
Jun

Music sets tone for miracle baby’s survival

A record number of babies were born at Mater Private Hospital Mackay last month, with 50 newborns welcomed into the world at the North Mackay maternity service.

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03
Jun

Mater Mackay baby boom breaks monthly record

Brisbane Lions partners Emma MacNeill and Emilie Morival-Gaier have taken a mark and kicked a goal their leading men will never be able to beat.

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02
Jun

Brisbane Lions families make a play for life

New research funding will pave the way for early identification of babies at risk of stillbirth, brain damage and cerebral palsy from oxygen deprivation during late pregnancy...

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25
May

Research funding to help save babies’ lives

Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane has reached a new milestone after welcoming its 2000th family to Mater Moments at the Emporium Hotel South Bank.

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20
May

2000th mum enjoys Mater care at luxury hotel

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

Retired Brisbane Lions player Archibald Smith and wife Sophie welcomed their very own cub to the family, just in time for Mother’s Day.

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16
May

Former Lion welcomes new cub to the family

COVID-19 restrictions have opened the way for a unique group of staff at Mater Mothers' Hospital to form strong connections with maternity patients experiencing pregnancy...

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09
May

COVID-19 creates special connections for Mater mums

After trying for more than two years to start a family, Townsville nurse Jamie Hume will celebrate Mothers’ Day for the first time this weekend.

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08
May

Baby Heidi is a celebration for Townsville nurse

A Brisbane mother who struggled to fall pregnant for years is urging other women not to dismiss painful periods or back pain and to seek medical advice.

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15
Mar

Miracle baby Evy a blessing for mum with endometriosis

Rockhampton parents can now learn life-saving first aid skills for their babies with Australia’s largest maternity services provider offering the training course to local...

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10
Mar

New baby first aid course for Rockhampton parents

Two Queensland sisters have braved rising flood waters and traffic chaos to welcome their newborn babies who arrived days apart from one another at Brisbane’s Mater...

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07
Mar

Sisters brave wet weather to give birth days apart

Two Queensland mums have given birth to their ‘miracle babies’ at Brisbane’s Mater Mothers’ Hospital thanks to local heroes who rescued them from rising...

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03
Mar

‘Miracle babies’ born amidst Queensland flood disaster

She may not have known it, but baby Kinsley Morel chose one of the rarest dates to arrive in the world.   Born at 8am at Mater Mothers...

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23
Feb

Plenty of luck for baby Kinsley born on 22-2-22

He may not have known it, but baby Ruaan Khanna chose one of the rarest dates to arrive in the world.   Born at 9.15am at Brisbane’s...

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22
Feb

Plenty of luck for baby Ruaan born on 22-2-22

Valentine’s Day will be extra special for Kaitlynn and Andrew Foster after they welcomed their second child Gracelynn this morning at Mater Mothers’ Pivate...

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14
Feb

Baby Gracelynn’s arrival makes Valentine’s Day extra special

A newborn baby girl has given her parents a Chinese New Year gift they will never forget.    Brisbane parents Xuyen Lim and Matthew...

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01
Feb

Baby Maya’s surprise arrival on Chinese New Year

Mum, Madhavi gave birth in the front seat of her car, with her husband helping to deliver their son outside Mater Mothers’ Hospital at South Brisbane...

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21
Jan

Mum gives birth in car at Mater entrance

Insta-famous Queensland model and gym owner Chontel Duncan and husband Sam have welcomed the birth of their twins – a boy and a girl – born nine weeks early at...

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14
Jan

Australian model and fitness trainer welcomes early arrival of twins

Two baby girls born on the same day at Mater Mothers’ Private Hospital Townsville have become bedside buddies, both named Isabella and delivered by the same doctor within...

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14
Jan

Bedside buddies with identical names share same birth date

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

Five babies were born at Mater Mothers’ Private Townsville this week, just in time to celebrate their first Christmas at home.

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23
Dec

Mater miracles home in time for first Christmas

For Mackay parents Te Rina and Jayden Korn the birth of their little boy was always going to be an exciting time. The occasion was made extra special as they...

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22
Dec

Mater Mothers welcomes 12000th baby in time for Christmas

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

Queensland Paralympic amputee swimmer Brenden Hall OAM and his wife Brittany have welcomed their first child at Brisbane’s Mater Mother’s Hospital.

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15
Dec

Queensland Paralympian laps up every moment with newborn

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

Born with a serious medical condition requiring surgery to her oesophagus and trachea, baby Emerson spent her first 75 days of life in the Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU) at...

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06
Dec

The silver lining in battle for baby Emerson

Former Wallaby Digby Ioane scored the ultimate goal this week with the birth of his baby boy Lenny who marked a milestone as the 10 000th baby to be born at Mater Mothers&rsquo...

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26
Nov

Rugby player marks milestone at Mater Mothers’ Hospital

Wife, Tina Tautiepa, 26, was pregnant with twin boys when her husband, Lance Junior Tautiepa, 26, studied overseas in Samoa.

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17
Nov

Brisbane mum gives birth to premature twins whilst dad is stranded abroad

The world turned to chaos for Brisbane parents Stuart and Sophie Ballinger, when they learned their baby would be born prematurely at 25 weeks.

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16
Nov

Miracle baby arrives as Australia locks down

Aishling and Stephen Mohan were on a mad dash to Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane yesterday morning, but their little boy could not wait.

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15
Apr

Baby Mohan just couldn't wait

From humble beginnings when it opened back in 1960, through to being known as one of Australia’s largest maternity services in Australia today, much has changed over the...

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03
Feb

Celebrating 60 years since our first Mater baby

Proud parents Yao and Pius have welcomed baby Rose into the world on 2 February at Mater Mothers’ Hospital meaning her official birth time and date reads 22.22.22 pm on...

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03
Feb

Family welcomes baby Rose at 22.22.22 on 02.02.2020

Father's Day is special for Mater Mothers; a chance to celebrate the unique connection between Dad's and their babies.

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26
Aug

Celebrating Proud Mater Dads this Father's Day

Thank you to everyone who visited our Mater Mothers’ Private Brisbane at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show. This year was the biggest show yet! 

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26
Mar

Mater Mothers' on show

It is important to ensure that babies are well protected from the sun. Childhood sun exposure contributes significantly to the lifetime risk of skin cancer, and babies&rsquo...

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22
Nov

Sun protection and babies

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?

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

Breast engorgement affects 55 per cent of breastfeeding mothers in Australia. Mater mums who experience this condition can now benefit from a new education package developed by...

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06
Jan

New education package for successful breastfeeding

Baby Jensen was born at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals with an extra special detail to share―born at 9:41 pm, measuring 53 cm, weighing 3630 grams and Mater’s 10 000

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06
Dec

Mater celebrates 10 000 babies in 2015

The Woolworths partnership marks a special milestone for Mater Mum and co-creator, Britt and her daughter Lola … Look at Lola now and meet baby sister Matilda.

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27
Nov

Woolworths partnership marks a special milestone for Mums

Bringing a newborn home is exciting; but it can be a little daunting too. Ensuring a safe environment and knowing what to do in cases of injury, illness or an emergency are...

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26
Oct

First aid for babies boosts mums’ confidence

After two miscarriages and a heartfelt journey in hospital—Divan and Jacalyn de Beer are almost ready to take home their twin boys Jonty and Cooper after more than 50...

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02
Apr

Twin boys almost ready for home in time for Easter

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

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

A new way of interpreting information from a low-tech, age-old method used in pregnancy care is expected to more accurately identify potential health issues for mothers and...

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27
May

Pregnant bellies: updating the tape measure technique

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