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Mater Mothers' Hospital is looking for volunteers to sew 'Cuddle Hearts' for our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit mothers and babies. To find out how you can help visit: [ Link ]
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02/21/2017 at 23:00. Facebook
Looking for some old school baby name inspiration? These names were the most popular 50 years ago! ❤
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02/21/2017 at 01:47. Facebook
Mater Mothers' Private Brisbane midwives and lactation consultants will be at this years The Essential Baby & Toddler Show from 3 to 5 March at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre! ❤ Visit our website to access your free ticket and find out more… ❤

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02/20/2017 at 04:55. Facebook
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02/17/2017 at 02:53. Facebook
Did you give birth at Mater Mothers' in 2016? If so, we'd love to chat to you about your experience so we can continue to improve our services. If you're happy for us to get in touch, please fill in the details at the link below. ❤

Mater Mothers' Customer Experience
An Auckland mum is back home after becoming the first New Zealand woman to undergo in-utero spinal surgery for her unborn baby diagnosed with spina bifida. [ Link ]
The surgery was the first international case for the Australian team, and Mater's third open fetal surgery since the Australian first in July 2016.
Clip courtesy of New Zealand's Seven Sharp.
Weight gain in pregnancy is a matter of balance — balancing the foods you eat with the amount of activity you do, as well as ensuring your baby is growing well. Mater Mothers' dietitians are celebrating Australia's Health Weight Week with some pregnancy nutrition tips. #AHWW [ Link ]

Growing a baby and managing healthy weight gain

Weight gain in pregnancy is a matter of balance. You have to balance the foods you eat with the amount of activity you do, as well as ensuring your baby is g...

Claudine Fitzgibbon became the second person in Australia to undergo in-utero spinal surgery at Mater Mothers' Hospital. Claudine and husband Dave now have their desperately wanted baby, Harvey – the miracle they prayed for. [ Link ]

Watch 'The Hardest Choice': [ Link ]
“We don’t want people to think it’s an easy decision. Our very optimistic and very positive decision is coming from a place of significant loss. But it’s turned from being a sad story to one that is very hopeful.” - Claudine Fitzgibbon

'The Hardest Choice' | #AustralianStory 8 pm Monday 13 February

Mater's baby of hope
Are we on repeat?! Keep your little ones cool during the severe heatwave this weekend. ☀ ☀ Don't forget to check out our tips for keeping your baby safe and comfortable.☀ ☀

Keep your little ones cool during the severe heatwave this weekend. Don't forget to check out our tips for keeping your baby safe and comfortable. Copy the link for full list of tips: [ Link ]
Rocked by a series of heartbreaking decisions, parents Claudine and Dave Fitzgibbon found hope in ground-breaking surgery at Mater Mothers' Hospital that helped them have the child they had been praying for.

| 'The Hardest Choice' this Monday on #AustralianStory [ Link ]
For Claudine and Dave Fitzgibbon, Baby Harvey is their little baby of hope made possible, in part, by Dr Glenn Gardener and his team at Mater Mothers’ Hospital. Tune in to Australian Story at 8 pm Monday to share in this family's journey.
The Mater Mothers’ Antenatal clinic is looking for expectant Mater Mothers who are interested in having a student midwife accompany them on their pregnancy and birth journey. If you’re interested, please discuss with your midwife during your next visit.
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Sydney based beauty blogger Livia tried our Mater baby products for adult skin. See how her experiment went @livvvybaby

Mater mum Kass @shortykass has been on bed rest at Mater for more than 40 days ahead of her twins’ arrival and shared this gorgeous video of daughter Clara. “The midwives are so great at including #missclaramay. She listened to her sisters’ heartbeats and then got to listen to her own. You can spot in the corner how the OT team have even made a play corner with pictures and toys for Clara's...
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Last year Mater Chicks in Pink provided an incredible 4637 support services to women with breast cancer at Mater! We think it’s high time to celebrate so we’re set to turn Streets Beach at South Bank pink (well, not literally but we’ve got lots of FUN pink decorations) this Sunday morning and we’d love you to come past and say hi! We’ll be there from 9 am to 11 am. Remember to wear something...
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Fifty-six years ago today, on 2 February 1961, Mater Mothers’ Hospital admitted its first patients, and welcomed its first babies. A further 2996 babies were born in the hospital’s first year of operation. Photo and details courtesy of Mater Archives and Heritage Centre.
Indigenous children are three times more likely to be admitted to Australian intensive care units (ICUs) with life-threatening infections than non-Indigenous children.

"It highlights an important area of health inequity in a high-income country that requires urgent attention.” Lead researcher, Associate Professor Luregn Schlapbach, Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland.

Indigenous children at greater risk of ICU admission for invasive infections - Mater Research
Celebrating our #MaterBack2School winners! From the first day of day care through to the first day of high school—thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos. [ Link ]