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Ours is a relatively simple story, so whilst it is great that the media portray worst case scenarios, it's good to realise that the number one effect is hearing loss, which is the only thing that Ava was affected with as a result of CMV. Ava was our second born daughter in May 2011. My pregnancy was fairly complicated from the outset with...
We noticed Ruby wasn't responding to sound when she was about 18 months old. My GP said she was fine and said I was a worrying first time mum. Without the support of our GP, we paid privately at the Portland Hospital in London to have a hearing test. We were given hearing tests and the Portland Hospital ran blood tests. They also went back...
Ben
Ben
On the 19th of March 2015, our little angel Ben was born sleeping at 30+5 weeks weighing 3lb 12&1/2 oz. We had a really healthy pregnancy but after a day of reduced movements & braxton hicks at 27+5 weeks I visited my maternity day unit to be monitored, which was fine, & sent for a scan for reassurance! At the scan it showed Ben to...
Everything had been going fine with my pregnancy until the 18-week scan. Then I was told I had my dates wrong and they put me back by 5 weeks, originally it was August 15th, now it was September 29th. I was a bit upset about this, as we had been trying for a baby and I was positive about my dates. Still, at least it gave us a bit more time to...
Clemmie was born 3 weeks early while my husband was serving with the British Army in Afghanistan. Up to that point, I’d had a normal pregnancy with no adverse scans or distinctive illness. Clemmie was delivered by c-section due to a transverse lie and was not initially in any distress. At birth her heart & lungs failed; she had CPR for 4...
My wife’s twelve week scan showed two little people waving at us, practically sat side by side!! I blinked thinking my eyes were blurred... and then told the sonographer that there was something wrong with the screen.  We were then congratulated for being expectant parents of identical twins.  My initial thoughts, I need more car...

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  In 2015 we lost our daughter Leia to cmv. This is Leia. At 22 weeks I was diagnosed with CMV and Leia had Congenital CMV (passed through the placenta).   Most people have... Read more
Hi, I am Alicia Parks, I am very happy. Despite all my problems, I am very socially aware, alert young lady, and very mischievous. My mum and dad are Mandy & Neil. (I cannot write but I... Read more

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