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Our names are Dawn Bean, 43 and Daniel Hunt, 37. We are lucky to be the proud parents of Joseph (Joey) Hunt, 2 (02.01.2015) who has a super sister, Daisy, 14 and a brilliant brother, Oliver 13. We all live in Hailsham, East Sussex. I'm a teacher and Danny is a contracts supervisor for a mechanical heating and ventilation company. Unfortunately...
I had a very normal, straightforward pregnancy. Other than towards the end, my bump wasn't measuring big enough, so I was sent for 2 growth scans. Both we're fine and baby was also fine. I was 40+3 days when I went into labour. My husband drove us to the Birthing Centre at around 3pm and I gave birth to Lexi May at 9.03pm. When the...
Mike’s birth was nothing but dramatic, the moment my waters broke they were thick with meconium. I was allowed to labour but the doctors struggled to keep a good trace on Mike’s heart and so he was born by emergency caesarean section. In the seconds he arrived into the world, the delivery room was filled with firm shouts of “he’s covered in a rash...
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My name is Julie Anne Stansfield and this is my story of when and how CMV changed my life. On the 12th February 2010, I found out I was pregnant, it seemed like a natural progression having been married for 8 months and we always wanted a family. We were surprised it happened so quickly but we were over the moon. We kept it quiet only telling...
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...
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I was 14 weeks pregnant when my husband showed me a full torso rash that he had. I was already aware that my immunity to Rubella had dropped so sent him off to the Doctors straight away. We were told to quarantine ourselves for a few days and then a week later we got the results back that my husband had contracted CMV. The Doctors had gone...

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Four weeks before the due date of our second child, Mylo, a breech scan showed he had excessive fluid on his brain and his weight had dropped dramatically from previous growth... Read more
Having a child is always a life-changing event, but when our second son Toby was born, we had no idea just how much our future would be altered forever. On the 5th April 2014, Toby shot... Read more

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