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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...
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...
Charlie
I found out in October 2010 i was pregnant with my second child :)   It was a planned pregnancy and we were over the moon when we got our positive test. At the time I was a cleaner at my daughter's nursery. My morning sickness was all pretty standard and had gone by the time I went for my 12 week scan. The morning of the scan we travelled...
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...
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...
Having a child is always a life-changing event, but when our second son Toby was born, we had no idea just how much our future would be altered forever. On the 5th April 2014, Toby shot into the world pretty quickly after a totally normal pregnancy. He needed a little help to get his breathing started due to the speed at which he arrived, but...

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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
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

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