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… ❤
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. ❤
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. [ Bit.ly 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 [ Bit.ly Link ]
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. [ Bit.ly 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
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.
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. [ Bit.ly Link ]
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... View details ⇨
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... View details ⇨
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.