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January 2009 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...
July 2018 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...
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After trying for a baby for two years, we luckily became pregnant with out first child just two days before we signed the paperwork to undergo IVF treatment. A lucky miracle I call it. I'd spent so much time looking into fertility and how difficult getting pregnant can actually be! I'm also a midwife of eleven years, with experience mostly...
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. During examination the midwife felt limbs so they scanned me to find it was his feet, the midwife pressed the alarm button. As quickly as possible they took me...
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September 2014 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...
December 2011 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...
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...
After years of fertility treatment and associated heartache falling pregnant with our first son, we had just started the process again when I discovered that I was pregnant. Overjoyed, I waited a couple of days to tell my husband the miraculous news to coincide with our 4th wedding anniversary.  He was equally delighted and we were excited...
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 had had with my son. I did not have one day of illness. Everything was fine at our 20 weeks scan and our 4D scan at 28 weeks. I enjoyed my pregnancy and we all...
September 2014 So here's our story - I'm from the UK. I fell pregnant with my first baby back in 2015, I was over the moon everything seemed to be going fine and smoothly until my 20 week scan. I was just looking forward to find out whether I was having a little girl or boy, my instincts were saying girl. However at this appointment we didn'...
Siân was born on 11th March 1980, apparently normally after a normal pregnancy. She was small for birth-weight but this was not felt to be a problem – it runs in the family. The first few months were uneventful but Siân quickly began to miss her early developmental milestones. She seemed to have problems co-ordinating her movements and we were...
July 09 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...

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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... Read more
Jamie-CMV
Hello, my son’s name is Jamie and he is 14 months old.  He was born with congenital CMV. Pregnancy wise, everything was normal, I had 5 scans, all fine... It was only 3 weeks... Read more

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