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Understanding the Causes of Major Birth Defects: Steps to Prevention

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1pm EST.

Birth defects are serious conditions that involve changes to the structure of one or more parts of the body. While the causes of many birth defects are still unknown, their importance and the impact on peoples’ lives are...

A GRIEVING mum has spoken of her sadness on the day her little baby boy was due to be born.

Jordan Scott and Adam Laidler lost their unborn child, Alfie, during pregnancy last year after he contracted little-known virus CMV.

And January 6, which marked Alfie's due date, was a particularly...

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It's  - do something today for the people and causes that matter most to you!...

RCM Midwives The Silent Condition

CMV in Royal College of Midwives Magazine Issue 6 2014

28th November, 2014

Congenital...
CMV_Action_Awareness_Update

June 2014 saw CMV Action running our first awareness month.

The main target audience for 2014 were pregnant women and women planning a pregnancy, while the secondary audience was medical professionals who work with pregnant women.   

It was a busy time for our volunteer trustees leading up to awareness month. ...

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The Sun Health Pages

"Hidden Virus that can hurt unborn babies" - national press coverage.

Tuesday November 4th

The Sun featured a two-page spread (on page 6 & 7 of the Health section) on CMV, a statement from Caroline Star, an interview with Professor Paul Heath and stories from four families - Michelle Dodd,...

CMV virus can infect the foetus and cause hearing loss

  • Caroline Star, 37, from Whitechapel, had cytomegalovirus while pregnant
  • Believes she caught CMV after looking after her friends' infants
  • Now her daughter...

Researchers from Swansea and Cardiff Universities have been awarded a grant of more than £323k to develop a new, non-invasive, low-cost, and easy to use point of care device to diagnose Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV...

Congratulations to our two winners - Charlotte Williams and Calum Tomlinson. The cards are looking great - there is a bit about the charity on the inside and the child's name is on the back.

They are available now from the online shop!

A DEVASTATED mum has spoken of the ‘agony’ of giving birth to her stillborn baby after he was infected with a deadly virus.

Jordan Scott’s son, Alfie, was given just a five per cent chance of survival after doctors found the CMV virus had spread to his brain.

She and partner Jack Laidler made the ‘agonising’ call for medics to...

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CMV has left four-year-old daughter Charlie facing a future without her hearing. Charlie’s Mum Lindsey had never heard of CMV during either of her pregnancies, yet she contracted the... Read more
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