Welcome to the Birthmark Ireland Web Site!

This website has been set up with the objective of creating an Irish support group for parents of children with a birthmark, and hopefully as it grows, for grown-ups with birthmarks too!

We have added some medical information by the doctors caring for children with birthmarks. We are also linked to the Sturge-Weber foundation in the States (www.sturge-weber.org).As our group grows we hope to find members in all parts of Ireland willing to be contacted by new parents in their area whose children have been born with a birthmark.

Our beautiful daughter was born in 2004 with a large port-wine stain birthmark, and was later diagnosed with Sturge-Weber Syndrome (SWS). Our initial source of information on birthmarks and SWS was the internet.

Anyone logging on here has possibly already found out how frightening some of the information there can be!! So, we've been talking for a long time about setting up our own web-site giving the basic information for parents, and someone in the same situation to talk to.

As you search for answers to your questions you will undoubtedly encounter much information that may be overwhelming. Please remember that the way each symptom presents varies with every child and not all information will be relevant to your child. Things may not be as frightening as you think.

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