Parents & Guest blog

Coarctation of the Aorta- Sonny’s Story

After a normal pregnancy, Sandie gave birth to Sonny, a seemingly healthy baby. It was soon clear to Sandie that something wasn’t right with Sonny’s health and it became a race against time to find out what. This is their story about undiagnosed Coarctation of the Aorta:

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) – Mollie’s Story

When Mollie’s mum, Alison, went for her 12 week-scan, she found out her baby had a high chance of being born with Downs Syndrome. Mollie arrived 25 weeks later with no signs of Downs Syndrome, but Alison quickly realised something wasn’t right with Mollie’s breathing. This is their story:

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome – Ivy’s Story

Ivy was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease at her mum, Clare’s, 20 week scan. After birth, doctors confirmed she had Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Ivy has undergone two open heart surgeries. This is her story as told by Clare: