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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...
Ben
Ben
On the 19th of March 2015, our little angel Ben was born sleeping at 30+5 weeks weighing 3lb 12&1/2 oz. We had a really healthy pregnancy but after a day of reduced movements & braxton hicks at 27+5 weeks I visited my maternity day unit to be monitored, which was fine, & sent for a scan for reassurance! At the scan it showed Ben to...
I found out I was pregnant just after my 21st birthday in May 2003. I wasn't sick or felt ill. As far as I knew, the pregnancy was going fine. As this was my first pregnancy, I didn't really know how it should feel. On Jan 29th, 2004, I woke up and had the strangest feeling. I felt like I had to go to the hospital straight away, I didn't...
Joshua_newborn_CMV
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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After trying for a baby for two years, we luckily became pregnant with out first child just two days before we signed the paperwork to undergo IVF treatment. A lucky miracle I call it. I'd spent so much time looking into fertility and how difficult getting pregnant can actually be! I'm also a midwife of eleven years, with experience mostly...
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...

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When I was pregnant my baby was measuring small and I had to go for weekly dopplers and fortnightly growth scans. A month before my due date, I was told there was no change in my baby's... Read more
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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... Read more

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