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Caroline's CMV Story (1)

Caroline’s Story {Cytomegalovirus :: The Silent Virus that Women Need to Know About}

CMV is an abbreviation for Cytomegalovirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control {CDC}, Cytomegalovirus is :: One of the herpes viruses; this group of viruses includes the herpes simplex viruses, varicella-zoster virus (which causes chickenpox and shingles), and Epstein-Barr virus (which causes infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono). CMV is a common infection that is […]

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Peyton's CMV Story (2)

Peyton’s Story {Cytomegalovirus :: The Silent Virus that Women Need to Know About}

The first time I learned about cytomegalovirus I was an undergraduate student at Baylor University. I sat in my dorm room studying for an exam and probably wrote the word on a flash card next to the other “TORCH” viruses while studying for a test. Cytomegalovirus {or CMV} wasn’t scary to me though. I had […]

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Lillian Grace's CMV Story (1)

Lillian Grace’s Story {Cytomegalovirus :: The Silent Virus that Women Need to Know About}

While pregnant with my second child, I experienced a severe upper respiratory infection, fatigue, fever, and just couldn’t beat the illness. I just attributed it to being pregnant and raising a toddler. After several trips to the doctor and hospital, I was told that I had bronchitis. No one even suggested that I could have […]

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CMV Awareness (2)

Facts & Prevention {Cytomegalovirus :: The Silent Virus that Women Need to Know About}

Today’s series is composed of four women brought together by the most unfortunate circumstances. They all have one thing in common…Cytomegalovirus {CMV} has significantly changed their lives. However, their individual experiences resulting from this awful virus are vastly different. On this last day of National Congenital Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month, we hope that you will read their stories, learn about congenital CMV, […]

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Blessed to be a Blessing (6)

Blessed to be a Blessing {My Story as a Surrogate Mother – Guest Post}

Truth be told, I love all things concerning pregnancy.  I enjoy childbirth.  I adore babies and having lots of children and family. If you’ve known me for almost any amount of time, you know this about me. My story as a surrogate mother began when I was 17 years old.  A woman in my church […]

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