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Charlie
I found out in October 2010 i was pregnant with my second child :)   It was a planned pregnancy and we were over the moon when we got our positive test. At the time I was a cleaner at my daughter's nursery. My morning sickness was all pretty standard and had gone by the time I went for my 12 week scan. The morning of the scan we travelled...
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 common virus which has caused her little girl to battle severe deafness.  Although never actually being diagnosed at birth, Charlie was a small birth weight...
Chloe
January 1999 On the 20th January 1999 our lives changed forever. Our second daughter Chloe was born after a very difficult pregnancy and poor intrauterine growth. She was imediately taken to the SCBU. She was a poor feeder, could not control her body temperature, had a large liver and black spots and jaundice. All were put down to...
June 2006 On the 27th June 2006, when Christian was born I remember the sheer delight on my husbands face, as we had our boy. He would be Eve's little brother who would be 2 the following day. Within 24 hours it became apparent that our new arrival was poorly.  He had developed jaundice and was moved to special care.  He was given...
November 2016 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...
March 2011 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...
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...
April 2014 Hi everyone, meet chocolate faced Darcie. She is my beautiful 20 month old daughter. I was diagnosed CMV positive when I was 6 months pregnant. It is thought that I caught it when I was 4 months pregnant. I was so unwell & nobody could work out what was wrong with me.  After blood tests, it was confirmed that I contracted...
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...
Elliot_CMV
February 2011 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...
December 2013 This is our Evalyn Rose, she was a long awaited baby.  My husband and I were told we could not have any more children due to fertility issues, we tried a round of fertility treatment which failed so decided to give up, time went on and we moved county, houses and jobs and it was then I found out I was pregnant! ... shocked...
Evie_CMV_5
July 2014 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...

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2015 We found out in January 2017 just after Gabe’s first birthday that he had Congenital CMV.  I had a great pregnancy and a delivery with no problems. However he was born with... Read more
July 2013 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... Read more

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