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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,...
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...
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 scans. Initially, the prognosis was poor and we were advised of the many life-limiting conditions he could be born with and, subsequently, we were...
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...
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...
Mia
Hello, this is Mia, she is 6 months and 2 weeks old and I got diagnosed with cmv when I was 6 months plus pregnant. It was a horrible time we only found out as I got really poorly and could not get out of bed. I had to have loads of growth scans and scans on Mia with her brain and spleen. Several doctors said Mia had no signs of cmv in the womb...

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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... Read more
My son was born at 12.18am on the 28th July 2013 after what I thought had been a normal pregnancy. I got to Ipswich Hospital where I was preparing to give birth at around 11pm. During... Read more

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