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My name is Julie Anne Stansfield and this is my story of when and how CMV changed my life. On the 12th February 2010, I found out I was pregnant, it seemed like a natural progression having been married for 8 months and we always wanted a family. We were surprised it happened so quickly but we were over the moon. We kept it quiet only telling...
Clemmie was born 3 weeks early while my husband was serving with the British Army in Afghanistan. Up to that point, I’d had a normal pregnancy with no adverse scans or distinctive illness. Clemmie was delivered by c-section due to a transverse lie and was not initially in any distress. At birth her heart & lungs failed; she had CPR for 4...
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...
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...
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 for a...
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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...

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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... Read more
Our names are Dawn Bean, 43 and Daniel Hunt, 37. We are lucky to be the proud parents of Joseph (Joey) Hunt, 2 (02.01.2015) who has a super sister, Daisy, 14 and a brilliant brother, Oliver... Read more

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