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My name is Amanda and I’m 36 years old.   After 3 years of trying for a baby through 2 rounds of IVF, I conceived twins.  At 5 weeks I broke out in a rash all over my arms and legs. Doctors kept telling me it's allergy. I spent days at the A&E and finally my GP ordered a blood test to check. Following weeks of investigations, I...
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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...
We noticed Ruby wasn't responding to sound when she was about 18 months old. My GP said she was fine and said I was a worrying first time mum. Without the support of our GP, we paid privately at the Portland Hospital in London to have a hearing test. We were given hearing tests and the Portland Hospital ran blood tests. They also went back...
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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...
Ours is a relatively simple story, so whilst it is great that the media portray worst case scenarios, it's good to realise that the number one effect is hearing loss, which is the only thing that Ava was affected with as a result of CMV. Ava was our second born daughter in May 2011. My pregnancy was fairly complicated from the outset with...
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 midwife appointment. A couple of weeks later I went to the midwife for what is called your booking in appointment where she went through many things with me...

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I found out I had CMV in pregnancy and thought I would share my experience in the hope that it might help (sorry if this is a bit lengthy!) All had been well at my 12 week scan and I had... Read more
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... Read more

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