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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...
My daughter was born with congenital CMV. I live in the U.S. and I had never heard of CMV before my pregnancy, nor had any of my friends or family who had normal pregnancies. Throughout my entire pregnancy, doctors and nurses could see there was something wrong in my ultrasounds but could not tell me what it was until around my 35th week of...
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...
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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...
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 into the world pretty quickly after a totally normal pregnancy. He needed a little help to get his breathing started due to the speed at which he arrived, but...
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When our youngest son was born in 2001, apart from a little jaundice he seemed 'normal'. It was only as time passed and developmental milestones were not reached, that concerns began. He cried  a lot. In fact all the time. I have a video clip at 3 months old in which we document with some amazement, the first time he’d been awake and was...

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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
When Paul and I found out that we were expecting it was the happiest time of our lives we were so excited, the very next day I got in contact with the doctors and was booked in for my first... Read more

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