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“They said my babies may not survive, and I was critical—immediate delivery was required to save my life. You wouldn’t wish it on your worst enemy.” - Deborah, recalling the moment she was diagnosed with severe pre-eclampsia.
A serious medical condition of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia is characterised by rapidly increasing blood pressure and, without swift action, stroke and seizures.
There is no cure, and when severe, it threatens the lives of both the mother and her unborn child—forcing doctors to perform emergency caesareans at dangerously early stages of pregnancy.
In Deborah’s case, she was only five months into her pregnancy with twin girls when she was diagnosed. She’ll never forget how it happened ...
Each year around 2000 newborns need advanced resuscitation.
Research into Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Looking at the behaviour of cancer cells.
A routine check-up gave Lee more time with his family.
Melanoma collaborative makes tracks
Mater researchers continue the fight against melanoma.
Mater Chicks in Pink supporters celebrate their efforts
Support women with breast cancer by hosting a Breast ever Brunch
Support stroke patients on the El Camino trek in May 2018
Mater Foundation supports study into sepsis