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Matt and Rebecca’s Story
My son James was born with a unilateral, left sided, cleft lip and palate in 2008. The news was devastating of course and was hard to come to terms with, as me and his Mum, Laura, were only 17/18 at the time. However, over the years James has overcome various operations and difficulties, growing up into the brilliant young man he is today.
CLAPA News 2017
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Isaac arrived on 19th October 2008, a week late, but we seemed to have a healthy first child. Everything was new to us; breastfeeding, sleeping (or lack of), settling him. We left hospital assuming everything was fine. I wanted to feed him myself, however when we got home the problems started.
Cardiff Bay Sponsored Walk & Oliver’s Story
Watch this short video about the Cardiff Bay Sponsored Walk 2017, featuring a short interview with 7-year-old Oliver who raised over £750!
He then went really quiet all of sudden, and said to us "Have you ever heard of a cleft lip and palate?”
It was hot July and I was impatiently awaiting the birth of our daughter. I was 10 days overdue and getting more impatient by the hour! I was due to be induced in the morning and had a feeling of scared excitement; I just couldn't wait to meet her! The next morning came and everything went to plan, I was induced at 9am and by 11am I was in early labour, a lot quicker than I was expecting!
Pregnant? Affected by Cleft Palate or Cleft Lip?
Nutopia, an award-winning television production company, are looking for expectant mums affected by cleft palate and/or cleft lip to take part in their brand new documentary series about the science of babies.
It's the 9th March 2015, the day we have been waiting for. I had been induced two days prior due to high blood pressure, but today will be the day we meet our baby. The little baby we have been so desperately trying for for the past 3 years. We had our first child in 2010, a healthy (big) baby, Ella-Rose Corbin. She has been desperate to become a big sister for as long as I can remember; blowing out birthday candles wishing for a sibling that she could love, cuddle and feed. Today was going to be that day, except it's going to be a little different to how we had all imagined...
"Our little treasure arrived on Thursday 7th March 1996 weighing a healthy 7lb 13oz! Dad helped to deliver and was there to see that Luke was that extra bit special. I remember him being placed on my tummy and saying “aaww look…he has a cleft lip”. His Dad just said “I know kiddo…but we’ll be alright”."
Amanda and Amy’s Story
It was a complete shock to us as anomaly scans were not available then and I felt to be honest, extremely isolated and lonely as I really didn’t have any support from anyone except the hospital staff and of course my family and friends at that time. It also felt really scary.