Rachel’s Story

On 1st August 2012 at 1.28am our beautiful little daughter Éirinn entered the world in somewhat dramatic fashion. Looking back, I can honestly say that this was a blessing in disguise…after a 21 hour labour, Éirinn was placed on my chest and I noticed a little mark on her left ankle. She didn’t make a…

Ava’s Story

Ava’s Story told by Emma Two years earlier, 2008, I gave birth to my first child, Isaac, which was rather traumatic due to me having a retained placenta so I was apprehensive about giving birth again. However, I was really looking forward to that overwhelming emotion I felt instantly after giving birth to Isaac and…

Zelma Jooste & Family

Zelma’s Story

My name is Zelma, I am from South Africa, and this is my personal story. I remember the overwhelming joy my husband and I felt when I found out that I was pregnant. We were married only for 3 months, but we could not wait to start a family. I had a pretty normal pregnancy,…

Lucy & Fay Hardwidge

Lucy’s Story

I had a very good and healthy pregnancy and I was a little upset at the thought of losing my bump but at the same time extremely excited about meeting our new arrival. I was four days overdue and with my blood pressure rising the decision was made to induce labour, so on Sunday 13th…

Barry’s Story

Hi, my name is Barry, father of Shelley. Shelley is a twin. She and her brother Mark were born on the 30th June 1974 at the Queen Victoria Hospital, South Africa. Although it is 35 years ago, I vividly remember my wife Marion and myself driving down to the Hospital at 5.30am on a Sunday…

Rhys’s Story

Hello, my name is Lynne, I have a son called Rhys, and he is 10yrs old and has CMN. Until 6 weeks ago we had never met anyone else with this condition. We met Jodi Unsworth in Liverpool, and many other lovely people who had children with this condition; we also met the children, which…