A woman’s pregnancy should be a happy, enjoyable and stress-free time for her and her family. But sadly, not all pregnancies go to plan which is a scary and worrying thought for all expecting parents.
This is an experience some of our Mater Little Miracles supporters are all too familiar with.
In Australia, as many as one in four women expecting a baby experience complications early in their pregnancy—from 0 to 20 weeks gestation—including bleeding and other issues.
Previously, if a woman is experiencing complications with her pregnancy, especially when her baby is less than 12 weeks gestation, she has had to either present at a hospital Emergency Department or try and see her GP, rather than being able to go to a dedicated maternity facility.
These experiences are always stressful, often involve long wait times and rarely include consultations with trained obstetricians.
But you have helped change this.
Thanks to your support, Mater can now provide the very best around-the-clock care to pregnant and at-risk women in Brisbane and surrounds.
The Pregnancy Assessment Centre will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week; available to any woman that needs help—regardless of her insurance level or where she intends to give birth—from day one of her pregnancy to six weeks after her baby is born.
Imagine the peace of mind this service could bring to your partner, sister, daughter or granddaughter during her pregnancy.
Thanks to your generous support, funds raised for Mater Little Miracles has made Mater's commitment to improving healthcare for all expecting mothers a reality, with the centre opened on Monday 24 April 2017.
For more information on Mater's Queensland-first Pregnancy Assessment Centre, please call us on 07 3163 8000.