25 Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy


Trying for a baby? There are a number of factors you should consider to ensure your pregnancy and your newborn baby will be as healthy as possible. From your (and your infant’s) physical health to mental health, here are the best ways to maintain a healthy and happy pregnancy. 1. Upset stomach? Doctors suggest eating […]

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Cord Blood Saves Leukemia Patient’s Life

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Researchers first discovered in the 1970s that a newborn’s umbilical cord blood contains special stem cells that can be tremendously helpful in treating certain medical conditions. Today, doctors and researchers are still learning about the effective uses of cord blood. For Amanda Canale, umbilical cord blood meant her life. At the age of 23, she […]

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What to Wear When You’re Expecting: A Pregnancy Style Guide

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Throughout each stage of your pregnancy, you will face a number of style challenges. It’s not always easy to think about fashion with so much on your mind and so many changes happening to your body. However, if you want to keep your style alive, you still have options. There will be a limit to […]

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9 Adorable Photos to Take on Baby’s First Day

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Even if it’s a day you’ll never forget, your baby’s arrival will probably seem like a blur. Sometimes, photographs are necessary to jog some of those blissful memories. Here are nine must-take pictures you’ll want to snap on the day your baby is born—and look back on for years to come.  1. The baby + parents […]

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Cord Blood Banking Q&A: Answers to 8 Frequently Asked Questions

Why You Should Bank your Child's Cord Blood

Thanks to recent successes in the field of stem cell research, parents are more aware of their cord blood banking options. Over 30,000 cord blood transplants have been performed since 1988, and parents are discussing their cord blood banking options more and more.While this increased attention has helped save lives and advance stem cell research, […]

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Cord Blood Stem Cells Used to Regrow Heart Valves


Amazing advances have been made in stem cell therapy, with new applications being discovered every year. While engineering tissue using stem cells is still in the early stages of development, experts are predicting revolutionary treatments in the future. One of the most exciting prospects is using stem cells to repair and regrow components of the […]

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Family’s Guide to CorCell Cord Tissue Storage

Saving Cord Tissue Stem Cells: What Are Your Options? Saving cord tissue stem cells alongside cord blood stem cells gives your family the most options when it comes to current and future therapies. Preservation of cord tissue mesenchymal stem cells is very different than cord blood hematopoietic stem cell preservation. Parents should know what methods […]

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Life Before Kids vs. Life After Kids (INFOGRAPHIC)


Many soon-to-be parents wonder what their lives are going to be like A.C. — after children. They envision a Leave It To Beaver-type of family, always clean and smiling and cheerful. Don’t put your pearls on yet, June Cleaver. There’s a lot more to parenthood than you might be expecting. Here’s a brief before-and-after glimpse […]

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Public Cord Blood Banking: The Hidden Pitfalls For Families


Trying to decide whether to send your baby’s cord blood to a public or private cord blood bank? Since private cord blood banking requires a financial investment, and public banking is free, you may be tempted to donate your child’s cord blood to a public bank. Parents should know their options regarding cord blood. If you’re planning […]

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