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Megan_and_Mum
I fell pregnant with my beautiful daughter Megan in 2009. There were a few minor complications with my pregnancy as I am rhesus negative so I was getting used to being in and out of hospital. However, on my 20 week scan they told me that a ‘yellow blob’ had shown up on the scan and that I would need a specialist scan with a consultant. They...
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...
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...
Charlie
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 common virus which has caused her little girl to battle severe deafness.  Although never actually being diagnosed at birth, Charlie was a small birth weight...
It was my first pregnancy and it was all rather exciting, choosing names, all the tiny little clothes, and we’d been so looking forward to having the 20-week scan, desperate to get a glimpse of our growing baby. Ok, so it didn’t quite live up to my expectations on the day, the grumpy doctor made me cry (it didn’t take much), telling me off for...
Lydia is one of non-identical twins, born on 6th April 2011 at 38 weeks in Welwyn Garden City with her brother Isaac.   Lydia was very small at 1.8kg (3lb15oz) so she was taken up to special care to be checked over, then was brought back to me as she was fine. The following day she had her newborn hearing screening, which she failed in...

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So here's our story - I'm from the UK. I fell pregnant with my first baby back in 2015, I was over the moon everything seemed to be going fine and smoothly until my 20 week scan. I was... Read more
Lewis was born 3 weeks early on 23rd December 1997 following a normal healthy pregnancy. The labour was not easy, but relatively quick being 4 hours in total but he was in distress and... Read more

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