Our Stories

     
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 as a result. Our beautiful girl was born without complications on a wonderful February day in 2014. The only niggle was that she failed her newborn hearing...
My wife’s twelve week scan showed two little people waving at us, practically sat side by side!! I blinked thinking my eyes were blurred... and then told the sonographer that there was something wrong with the screen.  We were then congratulated for being expectant parents of identical twins.  My initial thoughts, I need more car...
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 and could stand...
I guess I had a pretty typical childhood with some exceptions.  Here is what my mother has to say: “Kristen was born 10:58am on April 5th, 1982 weighing 6lbs 1oz after a full term, non-eventful second pregnancy.  I was 33 at the time.  When she was first brought to me I noticed her skin was covered with little red dots.  The...
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...
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 in a rash...

Pages

     

Our Stories

I found out I had CMV in pregnancy and thought I would share my experience in the hope that it might help (sorry if this is a bit lengthy!) All had been well at my 12 week scan and I had... Read more
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... Read more

Latest Events

Registered charity no: 1171773