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It all started on the day of my 20 week scan which was also the day of my 20th birthday, the worst day of my life. I never had any worries as I had a straightforward 12 week scan, and had also recently felt him starting to move around. That had changed at my 20 week scan. There was very low amniotic fluid, the...
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...
Katie, Clara's mum, says .... 30 weeks into my pregnancy with my second child I was informed in a phone call that I had contracted CMV in pregnancy. I wasn't given any more information and so I googled, and what I found terrified me. We were referred to foetal medicine but, in the interim, which was only 5 days but felt like 5 years,...
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...
Everything had been going fine with my pregnancy until the 18-week scan. Then I was told I had my dates wrong and they put me back by 5 weeks, originally it was August 15th, now it was September 29th. I was a bit upset about this, as we had been trying for a baby and I was positive about my dates. Still, at least it gave us a bit more time to...
Mia
Hello, this is Mia, she is 6 months and 2 weeks old and I got diagnosed with cmv when I was 6 months plus pregnant. It was a horrible time we only found out as I got really poorly and could not get out of bed. I had to have loads of growth scans and scans on Mia with her brain and spleen. Several doctors said Mia had no signs of cmv in the womb...

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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... Read more
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... Read more

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