Coarctation of the Aorta

My Baby’s Heart Defects: Laila-Rose’s Story

Laila-Rose has multiple heart defects, which were luckily diagnosed at her mum’s 20 week scan. Although receiving the news at the scan was initially traumatic, mum Kimberley says they may not have their little girl today if the sonographer hadn’t spotted there was something wrong with Laila-Rose’s heart. This is their story:

Coarctation of the Aorta: Lily’s Story

When Lily arrived, she seemed perfectly healthy. The first time mum, Alison, knew her baby was seriously ill was when Lily had a pulse oximetry test at one day old. Thanks to the test, Lily’s condition – Coarctation of the Aorta – was detected before she was sent home from hospital. Here Alison tells their…

Coarctation of the Aorta – Freddie’s Story

When Freddie was born, everything seemed fine. However, a few days later his mum, Naomi, became concerned something wasn’t quite right and sought medical help. By the time his heart defects were diagnosed, Freddie had gone into heart failure. Here Naomi tells their story: