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Elliot_CMV
This is my story of the effects of CMV and little boy Elliot.  I was 16 and pregnant, everything seemed to be going well, apart from being young and scared... 29 + weeks I went to see the midwife, and she booked me in for a growth scan as my bump was small. She told me it wouldn't really be anything to worry about. I went for...
Matilda – Mighty in Battle. The meaning of the name Matilda is "mighty in battle". So, when our second daughter was born on September 23rd, 2012, it wasn't any coincidence that we named our daughter Matilda.  She is our mighty warrior. Matilda had contracted a virus called Congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV is a common birth...
Braden-10days-old
I was 14 weeks pregnant when my husband showed me a full torso rash that he had. I was already aware that my immunity to Rubella had dropped so sent him off to the Doctors straight away. We were told to quarantine ourselves for a few days and then a week later we got the results back that my husband had contracted CMV. The Doctors had gone...
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. She was a poor feeder, could not control her body temperature, had a large liver and black spots and jaundice. All were put down to prematurity, but I had a...
So here's our story - I'm from the UK. I fell pregnant with my first baby back in 2015, I was over the moon everything seemed to be going fine and smoothly until my 20 week scan. I was just looking forward to find out whether I was having a little girl or boy, my instincts were saying girl. However at this appointment we didn't find out, but we...
Ben
Ben
On the 19th of March 2015, our little angel Ben was born sleeping at 30+5 weeks weighing 3lb 12&1/2 oz. We had a really healthy pregnancy but after a day of reduced movements & braxton hicks at 27+5 weeks I visited my maternity day unit to be monitored, which was fine, & sent for a scan for reassurance! At the scan it showed Ben to...

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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
My name is Amanda and I’m 36 years old.   After 3 years of trying for a baby through 2 rounds of IVF, I conceived twins.  At 5 weeks I broke out in a rash all over my arms... Read more

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