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December 1997 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...
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...
January 2007 Luca was born on the 7th of January, 2007, just one day early, weighing 5lbs 6oz. Normal delivery and everything seemed ok. It wasn't until Luca was just over 6 months old (July 07) that I was noticing there was something wrong. Luca wasn't meeting his milestonesI s i.e. couldn't sit up, couldn't crawl, was making some noises...
April 2011 Lydia is one of non-identical twins, born on 6th April 2011 at 38 weeks in Welwyn Garden City with her brother Isaac.   Lydia was very small at 1.8kg (3lb15oz) so she was taken up to special care to be checked over, then was brought back to me as she was fine. The following day she had her newborn hearing screening, which...
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...
September 2012 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...
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February 2010 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...
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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...
2012 Mike’s birth was nothing but dramatic, the moment my waters broke they were thick with meconium. I was allowed to labour but the doctors struggled to keep a good trace on Mike’s heart and so he was born by emergency caesarean section. In the seconds he arrived into the world, the delivery room was filled with firm shouts of “he’s covered...
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...
September 2015   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, ...
September 1993 Everything had been going fine with my pregnancy until the 18-week scan. Then I was told I had my dates wrong and they put me back by 5 weeks, originally it was August 15th, now it was September 29th. I was a bit upset about this, as we had been trying for a baby and I was positive about my dates. Still, at least it gave us a...

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July 2012 In November 2011 we found out we were expecting our second child. We were so happy and excited to be completing our family. I had a dream, trouble free pregnancy just like I... Read more
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June 2012 I was 14 weeks pregnant when my husband showed me a full torso rash that he had. I was already aware that my immunity to Rubella had dropped so sent him off to the Doctors... Read more

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