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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...
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...
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...
From day 1 to 15 months old. My girl Violet.   Born on the leap year 29th February, full term at 39 weeks, weighing 5lbs7oz. Severely to profoundly deaf. Now weighing... well, I have no idea, but she wears 6-9 months clothes.Back when we first got her diagnoses of CMV at 4 months old, I was very active on facebook groups but when...
Katie, Clara's mum, says .... 30 weeks into my pregnancy with my second child I was informed in a phone call that I had contracted CMV in pregnancy. I wasn't given any more information and so I googled, and what I found terrified me. We were referred to foetal medicine but, in the interim, which was only 5 days but felt like 5 years,...
Dawn has always wanted to write a book -  her daughter is now 23 and this is what she says 'This is a true and short story about a Mother's special journey bringing up her daughter.  This is a raw insight into my world and how I raised a child with CMV, Autism, Deafness and many other complex needs. It is written in my own words...

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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... Read more
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

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