Does Remaining Vegan During Pregnancy Harm Your Baby?


You’ve probably seen the hit show Bones on TV… Emily Deschanel, the star of the show and a vegan for 20 years, maintained a vegan diet all throughout her first pregnancy and has done so ever since. Deschanel notes: “I don’t think it’s any more difficult for me than it is for anyone else. You […]

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Cord Milking Increases Blood Flow in Premature Babies

What is cord milking and is it beneficial? – A technique known as cord milking involves “grasping the umbilical cord of a newborn, then gently squeezing and slowly pushing the blood through the cord toward the infant several times to infuse blood into the baby before clamping the cord.” Alternatively, the standard practice is called […]

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Making Predictions: How to Estimate How Tall Your Baby Will Be


New study shows connection between your height and your baby’s, and the length of your pregnancy Here’s a question for you: If you’re tall, will your baby be longer at birth? A recent study says, yes. Researchers have indeed found that a woman’s height will affect how long she’s pregnant as well as the size […]

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New Treatment Using Cord Blood Cells Reverses Brain Damage


Cerebral palsy is a serious condition that affects more than 2 children out of every 1,000 births. It’s caused when newborns experience a lack of oxygen to their brains during birth. Currently, the only treatment for celebral palsy involves cooling the newborn immediately after birth. But, this technique fails to prevent cerebral palsy eight out […]

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Let Me Count the Ways: 20 Reasons You’ll Be a Great Mom

Being a mother is more than a role. It’s a role of a lifetime. So, as you look ahead to becoming a mother, let’s count down just how wonderful mothers are by hearing what their children have to say… Top 20 Countdown: Quotes about mothers from the hearts of their children #20 – No one […]

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Congress to Vote on Extending Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act


In the coming weeks, one of the Congressional bills people will be talking about is H.R. 2820, called the Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Reauthorization Act of 2015. Sponsored by Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), it was introduced in the House on June 18, 2015. The bi-partisan bills has 22 co-sponsors, 8 Democrats and 14 Republicans. […]

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Is Livestreaming A Newborn’s Birth Going Too Far?


  The “Always On” Culture – Millennials (between the ages of 18 – 36) check their smart phones an average of 43 times per day (Entrepreneur magazine). No surprise, social media makes up the bulk of their use.  According to The American Press Institute, 57 percent of Millennials use Facebook daily, followed by YouTube (29 […]

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Doing a Double Take: Twins and Umbilical Cord Banking


This article will provide you with the ins and outs of cord blood and tissue banking when you’re expecting twins and let you know about the special issues involved in making the decision where to bank your babies’ umbilical cords. Cord blood banking is a process of collecting potentially life-saving stem cells from the umbilical […]

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