Nadine

Hi I’m Nadine, I’m married to Brad and we have a beautiful daughter Amelia who was born in 2010. We were told at my 20 week scan that our baby would have a unilateral cleft lip but they were unsure if the palate would be affected. This was such a shock !! We were immediately referred to the Cleft team. On 19th March 2010 our baby girl arrived, Amelia had a bilateral cleft lip and palate.  They performed a lip & partial palate repair at 4 months, then the rest of her palate at 6 months old. She had problems with her hearing which has now improved, but due to her earlier hearing loss she is under the local speech & language therapy unit to help improve her speech. Amelia is a happy, confident little girl, she calls her cleft “my lip palate”. She loves anything to do with Disney princesses & she loves dancing along to any music. I am always here with lots of support & happy to answer any questions, however how big or small.