Cord Tissue Stem Cells Used for Autism Clinical Trial

In honor of Autism Awareness Month (April), Parent’s Guide to Cord Blood® recently published an article regarding Duke University’s Medical Center, which has established a research program dedicated to stem cell therapy for autism. Starting in May 2017 this trial will be a Phase 1 study of 12 children who will receive Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) …

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How to Relieve Morning Sickness

Congratulations! The early stage of pregnancy is exciting, but may cause morning sickness. Some women never experience it, whereas others can be sidelined by it all day and for many weeks. Whether you’re battling with nausea every day or just occasionally, here are some tips to help reduce morning sickness symptoms: Get plenty of rest. …

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What to Expect During Your Third Trimester

Congratulations you are at the beginning of your third trimester. “Babies weigh about 2.2 pounds by the start of the third trimester. They can blink their eyes, which now sport lashes. And their wrinkled skin is starting to smooth out as they put on baby fat. They’re also developing fingernails, toenails, and real hair (or …

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What to Expect During Your Second Trimester

Congratulations you are at the beginning of your second trimester! “At the beginning of the second trimester, babies are about 3 1/2 inches long and weigh about 1 1/2 ounces. Tiny, unique fingerprints are now in place, and the heart pumps 25 quarts of blood a day. You’re likely to feel kicks and flutters soon …

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What to Expect During Your First Trimester

Your first trimester is 13 weeks of new developments and new experiences. Learn how your body changes and how your baby develops week by week.  Weeks 1-3 During this time the sperm and egg fuse (otherwise known as fertilization) resulting in a zygote, a single-cell organism made up of genetic material from both you and …

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7 Awesome Things Your Body Does During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an amazing experience—mentally, emotionally, and physically. But that isn’t a big surprise – after all, you’ve got a little human being growing inside you! But with that little “bun in the oven” comes a lot of changes. Here are 7 awesome things your body does during pregnancy: Interested in learning more about pregnancy? Read our blog …

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New Findings on Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed cord clamping refers to when the umbilical cord is not clamped or cut until after pulsations have ceased, or until after the placenta is delivered. Previously, doctors cut the umbilical cord and encouraged others to do so immediately after birth, thinking it reduced the risk of maternal hemorrhage. Just this week The American College …

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Cord Tissue Treatment Trials for Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss in people over 55. This disease causes “light-sensitive cells in the center of the retina to degrade, leading to loss of central vision and the ability to read, drive and recognize faces.” In a phase 2 clinical trial at UIC College of Medicine they are evaluating the use …

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