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It was my first pregnancy and it was all rather exciting, choosing names, all the tiny little clothes, and we’d been so looking forward to having the 20-week scan, desperate to get a glimpse of our growing baby. Ok, so it didn’t quite live up to my expectations on the day, the grumpy doctor made me cry (it didn’t take much), telling me off for...
Lewis was born 3 weeks early on 23rd December 1997 following a normal healthy pregnancy. The labour was not easy, but relatively quick being 4 hours in total but he was in distress and was very nearly a c section delivery. I went into early labour due to an infection.  He was born with the petechial rash which we were told was because...
Ava_P_CMV
I found out at my 20 week scan that something wasn't quite right with my little girl. We were told her cerebellum in her brain was missing, and that this would affect her mobility and she would have learning difficulties, and we were referred to UCH hospital in London.    That crushed me - her brain. There's nothing they can do...
I had a very normal, straightforward pregnancy. Other than towards the end, my bump wasn't measuring big enough, so I was sent for 2 growth scans. Both we're fine and baby was also fine. I was 40+3 days when I went into labour. My husband drove us to the Birthing Centre at around 3pm and I gave birth to Lexi May at 9.03pm. When the...
Matilda – Mighty in Battle. The meaning of the name Matilda is "mighty in battle". So, when our second daughter was born on September 23rd, 2012, it wasn't any coincidence that we named our daughter Matilda.  She is our mighty warrior. Matilda had contracted a virus called Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV is a common birth...
Noah was born on 30th January 2009 after a fairly unremarkable pregnancy and a fairly normal delivery (even with the cord round his neck!) He failed his newborn hearing screening test but we and the examiner put it down to congestion and arranged a retest. Following two retests and still no response in his left ear, they referred us to the...

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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... Read more
Megan_and_Mum
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... Read more

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