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It all started on the day of my 20 week scan which was also the day of my 20th birthday, the worst day of my life. I never had any worries as I had a straightforward 12 week scan, and had also recently felt him starting to move around. That had changed at my 20 week scan. There was very low amniotic fluid, the...
Chloe
On the 20th January 1999 our lives changed forever. Our second daughter Chloe was born after a very difficult pregnancy and poor intrauterine growth. She was imediately taken to the SCBU. She was a poor feeder, could not control her body temperature, had a large liver and black spots and jaundice. All were put down to prematurity, but I had a...
Renae_Donald_1
My pregnancy was fine up until 20 weeks when I went for my ultrasound.  They noticed there was no fluid around my baby and I had actually lost my waters at 18 weeks pregnant. Not knowing what the problem was, they began all the tests which all came back fine.  Days went on been monitored every day, consultants telling me not to hope...
Elliot_CMV
This is my story of the effects of CMV and little boy Elliot.  I was 16 and pregnant, everything seemed to be going well, apart from being young and scared... 29 + weeks I went to see the midwife, and she booked me in for a growth scan as my bump was small. She told me it wouldn't really be anything to worry about. I went for...
Evie_CMV_5
My name is Alex and this is the story of how I came to learn about CMV. January 13th 2014, I was stood staring at the positive pregnancy test in my hand. After 5 months of trying for our second baby I finally had the good news I had been waiting for. My pregnancy was uneventful in the main, I enjoy being pregnant and luckily don't suffer from...
On the 27th June 2006, when Christian was born I remember the sheer delight on my husbands face, as we had our boy. He would be Eve's little brother who would be 2 the following day. Within 24 hours it became apparent that our new arrival was poorly.  He had developed jaundice and was moved to special care.  He was given light therapy...

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My name is Amanda and I’m 36 years old.   After 3 years of trying for a baby through 2 rounds of IVF, I conceived twins.  At 5 weeks I broke out in a rash all over my arms... Read more
Jamie-CMV
Hello, my son’s name is Jamie and he is 14 months old.  He was born with congenital CMV. Pregnancy wise, everything was normal, I had 5 scans, all fine... It was only 3 weeks... Read more

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