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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 she failed in...
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...
Renae_Donald_1
My pregnancy was fine up until 20 weeks when I went for my ultrasound.  They noticed there was no fluid around my baby and I had actually lost my waters at 18 weeks pregnant. Not knowing what the problem was, they began all the tests which all came back fine.  Days went on been monitored every day, consultants telling me not to hope...
Chloe
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 prematurity, but I had a...
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 CMV whilst I...
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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Our family consists of my husband, Yoav, and our two daughters, Maya and Leila. Our youngest daughter, Leila, was born with congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) and has unilateral hearing loss... Read more
Evie_CMV_5
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... Read more

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