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Hi, I am Alicia Parks, I am very happy. Despite all my problems, I am very socially aware, alert young lady, and very mischievous. My mum and dad are Mandy & Neil. (I cannot write but I think this is what I would want to say) My mum and dad waited 14 years for me and say I am a “precious gift” that has given them a road no parent would ever...
Written by her grandmother Jan – now a Trustee of CMV Action. 16th July 2012. That day changed our lives.   James (my son) and Lucy were expecting their first child, a girl. It was an easy pregnancy and Lucy was booked in to the local birthing centre. The delivery went well but as soon as Lyra was born it was evident she was a very sick...
Our Story – Orla and Cytomegalovirus. On the 2nd July 2018 my wife Hannah went in to labour, it was unremarkable (at least as much as such a thing is) and Orla was born shortly after we arrived in hospital. We now had a most beautiful daughter and Arlo and Ethan had a little sister. Of course the following story does not change that and Orla is...
Dawn has always wanted to write a book -  her daughter is now 23 and this is what she says 'This is a true and short story about a Mother's special journey bringing up her daughter.  This is a raw insight into my world and how I raised a child with CMV, Autism, Deafness and many other complex needs. It is written in my own words...
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...
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 growth scans and that I was going to be induced. Rubie May was not growing and was distressed in the womb. Rubie May was born 4 weeks premature, weighing only...

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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... Read more
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 &... Read more

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