Q: We’re planning to bank our baby’s cord blood, but I’m worried it will be painful for him or interrupt our bonding time after delivery. Can you give me a sense of what the collection process looks like? A: Umbilical cord blood … Continue reading →
How often do you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? If you’re currently expecting, you have one right on the horizon. When your baby is born, the umbilical cord attaching him to you will also make its arrival in the world—and you’ll … Continue reading →
Whether you’re eager to learn more about saving baby’s cord blood or you’re wondering what the heck it is, our comprehensive guide clears up your questions—from how much it costs to how it can benefit your family.
As an expectant mom, you are constantly making decisions that will affect your babe-to-be’s future. One question that could potentially have the greatest impact on the health of your newborn—and family members—is whether to bank baby’s cord blood. This choice … Continue reading →
A look at what happens to baby’s umbilical cord postbirth.
You’ve been dreaming about this moment for the past nine months or longer—your little one is finally here! But after the hard work of delivery is done and before you bask in newborn bliss, there’s one more piece of the … Continue reading →
Expectant parents looking for “biological insurance” should consider storing their newborn’s cord blood. Here’s why ...
Back in the fall of 2006, Tami and Matt Byrd of Rochester Hills, Michigan, were busy growing their family and frantically adjusting to their schedule as parents of two rambunctious boys. It was an eventful but exciting time for the … Continue reading →
At the 1996 Olympic games, Shannon Miller wowed the world when she became the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history. Now the gold medalist, cancer survivor, entrepreneur and mom is on a mission to inspire women to live their best life.
At the 1996 Olympic games, Shannon Miller wowed the world when she became the most decorated gymnast in U.S. history. Now the gold medalist, cancer survivor, entrepreneur and mom is on a mission to inspire women to live their best … Continue reading →
The cells cord blood is rich in are called hematopoietic stem cells, or HSCs. These cells are responsible for forming all the other types of blood cells in your body. As a result, they can be used to treat over … Continue reading →
If you’re expecting, then you’ve probably seen cord blood banking information during prenatal care visits or even in your mailbox. The emphasis is on enlisting their services to store cord blood from your soon-to-arrive newborn. However, some moms-to-be might feel … Continue reading →
Cord blood banking is a topic being discussed more and more often by physicians and expectant parents. The dizzying array of information on the Web can be difficult to sift through. That’s why Rallie McAllister, MD, MPH, co-author of The … Continue reading →
Banking your child’s cord blood could be the smartest thing you’ll ever do.
A slew of thoughts ran through my mind when I found out I was expecting my first little bundle. Is it a boy or a girl? What color should I paint the nursery? Will he or she look like me? … Continue reading →
Upon the delivery of your baby, there is a 15-minute window during which your baby’s cord blood can be drawn for storage and future use.
Fifteen minutes. That’s very little time to make a very big decision. Why not sort out the complicated decisions now, so you can direct your attention to your perfect little newborn later? If you’re anything like me, you’ve heard of … Continue reading →
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