We provide copies of our resources free of charge to families and professionals.  Please download or contact info@cmvaction.org.uk to order copies of the following resources. Please download resources wherever possible.  We are a small charity, entirely dependant on public donations and this will enable us to save on expensive printing and postage costs

We need to talk about CMV

This report, co-authored by some of the UK’s leading health care professionals in this area, highlights clear calls to action on how to reduce the number of babies affected by CMV infection each year in the UK. We estimate that almost 1000 babies born in the UK every year have symptoms at birth or go on to develop permanent disabilities. It summarises the evidence base on prevention, transmission, diagnosis and treatment and makes recommendations for health professionals and professional bodies. It is aimed at professionals and policy makers with an interest in antenatal and neonatal care.

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CMV Action Pregnancy Leaflet

This short leaflet is aimed at pregnant women or people thinking of starting a family. It covers basic facts about the virus and the simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of catching it. It is double sided A4 to make it easy to print from a home or office printer. You can also order an A4 or A3 poster version from info@cmvaction.org.uk.

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CMV Infographic

Our infographic tells the CMV story in pictures. It’s designed as a simple and effective graphical representation of what is CMV and the simple preventive measures pregnant women can take to protect themselves during pregnancy. Please share this, tweet about it and pin it! If you would like to use any sections of it in media or publications please contact us – we can provide in many more formats. You can order printed copies in A5 or A4 page size.

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Antenatal and neonatal care

Busy professionals have asked for clear, practical advice about how to identify CMV infection and what action to take. This two page guide has been developed with obstetricians, midwives and paediatricians to focus on the essential facts.

It covers:

  • Prevention advice
  • Potential symptoms in a mother
  • Signs of CMV infection in a fetus
  • Action to take in pregnancy if infection is suspected
  • Signs of CMV infection in a newborn
  • Action to take at birth to enable swift diagnosis and treatment

You can order it as a double sided A4 handout or an A3 poster version.

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CMV in Pregnancy

CMV can pose serious problems to unborn babies if a woman catches the virus in pregnancy. In fact, congenital CMV (when the infection is passed from mother to baby across the placenta) is the most common non-genetic cause of inner ear hearing loss and a major cause of childhood disability.

In this booklet we set out the key points from the clinical guidelines currently available for the diagnosis, treatment and management of CMV in pregnancy. We bring together the latest research evidence and facts to answer the questions that women and their partners, and the professionals who work with them, really want answered.

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CMV: Babies & Children

CMV can pose serious problems to unborn babies if a woman catches the virus in pregnancy. In fact, congenital CMV (when the infection is passed from mother to baby across the placenta) is the most common non-genetic cause of inner ear hearing loss and a major cause of childhood disability.

This publication sets out the key points from the clinical guidelines currently available for the diagnosis, treatment and management of congenital CMV in babies and children. It gives details of the tests and treatment available and outlines what you can expect from some of the professionals who will be involved in the care your baby or young child.

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Tear Off Pad

A5 tear off pad for midwives with key information about CMV.

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Raising awareness

We’ve put together Awareness Raising packs for you to use in your local area. Help raise awareness by sharing them with your local GP surgery or midwife team.

The packs include:

  • 1 poster and 1 handout on antenatal and neonatal care aimed at midwives and GPs
  • 5 leaflets for pregnant women
  • 5 infographics explaining all about CMV.

Please complete the form to order your Awareness Raising Pack.

Orders will take up to 2 weeks but may take longer during holiday times.

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