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Ours is a relatively simple story, so whilst it is great that the media portray worst case scenarios, it's good to realise that the number one effect is hearing loss, which is the only thing that Ava was affected with as a result of CMV. Ava was our second born daughter in May 2011. My pregnancy was fairly complicated from the outset with...
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 hardly any sickness compared to my first pregnancy three years ago with my little boy Finley. Then at our 20 wk scan, we found out that our little girl...
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...
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...
My daughter was born with congenital CMV. I live in the U.S. and I had never heard of CMV before my pregnancy, nor had any of my friends or family who had normal pregnancies. Throughout my entire pregnancy, doctors and nurses could see there was something wrong in my ultrasounds but could not tell me what it was until around my 35th week of...
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...

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CMV has left four-year-old daughter Charlie facing a future without her hearing. Charlie’s Mum Lindsey had never heard of CMV during either of her pregnancies, yet she contracted the... Read more
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... Read more

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