Anyone ever contracted CMV in pregnancy... ?

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  1. My1stBaby

    My1stBaby Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    After spending two weeks in and out of hospital, blood test after blood test I have been diagnosed with CMV virus. Its a virus you can pick up from anywhere (cough or sneeze etc) but is dangerous to catch when pregnant. Luckily I caught it when I was 22 weeks (If i had caught in the first 12 weeks I would no longer be pregnant) but I have a growth scan on Jan 9th and if there's any signs of slow growth I will have to have baby early....

    Just wondering if anyone has ever had CMV in pregnancy...??

    No scary stories though please, I'm just hoping for some positive outcomes if anyone has ever gone through this....

    Thanks in advance...

    xxx
     
  2. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    I didnt just wanna read and run - and I dunno if you view this as positive or not - so i will apologies if it sounds scary.

    I only know one person who caught it while pregnant - no idea at what stage in her pregnancy she was. Her daughter lives in the care home i work in. Abi is deaf and has a learning disability - but is one of the loveliest people you could ever meet. Apart from her profound deafness and learning disability - she has no other health problems, and brings a lot of joy to her parents and everyone else around her. Abi will be thirty this year - so that might also have resulted in a different outcome for them, as things improve all the time.

    xxx
     
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  3. My1stBaby

    My1stBaby Well-Known Member

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    thanks for your reply, sounds like she may possibly have caught it a bit earlier than me as I haven't been warned about learning disabilities just a small chance of possible partial deafness.....

    It's a very scary time but it's lovely to read that Abi is so well loved.

    I so hope its all ok in the end

    xxx
     
  4. Hunnie

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    Also didn't want to read and run. I've never heard of this virus. I hope everything's ok for you xxxx
     
  5. l_maclean

    l_maclean Well-Known Member

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    I was in two minds whether or not to write about abi - cos i dont see that as a particulary bad outcome - but it might be difficult for some people to hear. If they've not mentioned learning disabilities though, then i wouldnt worry about that.

    xxx
     
  6. Zoeox

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    I also didn't want to read & run. Not heard of this virus before but wish you luck and I'm sure all will work out fine and you will love your baby either way :) X
     
  7. farranx123

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    Hello,

    I have found it hard to come across posts regarding CMV. At my 20 week scan they found that our baby had slightly echogenic bowel and did some viral blood tests. 2 weeks later we went back for another fetal medicine scan and it turns out that i tested positive for CMV, suggestive that it is a primary infection caught between 6-8 weeks of my pregnancy. I feel so unlucky that i may have caught it at this time as i have read it is the most dangerous and high risk time to catch the infection for the baby. I am trying to stay positive but am finding it quite hard most of the time as alot of the outcomes i have read from people are worrying.

    I have come across experimental trials to HIG Hyperimmunoglobin treatment to prevent symptons in the unborn baby, i was wondering if anybody else has heard of this? And how i would go about getting this?
     
  8. Cherrybelly

    Cherrybelly Well-Known Member

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    My sister contracted cmv during pregnancy, although didn't find out until her baby was born. Luckily Phoebe (my niece) was quickly diagnosed when she failed her newborn hearing test (cmv is the most common reason for newborn hearing loss). She was on medication for the first year of her life to stop the virus spreading. Phoebe will be two tomorrow and is meeting all her milestones. She's deaf in one ear and started walking about a month ago, so slightly delayed, but perfect and happy and we're so proud of her. As they know already, your baby can get straight on the meds and will be fine. There's a fab group on fb called CMV action uk. Sadly, not many people are aware of cmv and so it can be quite frustrating. Pm me if you need any advice. X
     
  9. Cherrybelly

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    Our Phoebe ❤️❤️
     

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