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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Birthing New Skin with Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

Dr. Phan Toan Thang sees “magic” in cord tissue stem cells. The chief scientist’s passion for healing wounds led him to discover a way to create skin cells quickly and in large quantities by using the lining from umbilical cords. Instead of using the limited amount of skin on a patient’s body to help heal …

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Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord to treat Eczema

A new clinical trial conducted by Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital and Seoul National University found that the stem cells in umbilical cords (mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs) could be used as a treatment for eczema. Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition that results in dry, itchy red rashes on the skin and …

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Pregnancy: Your Developing Baby, Week by Week

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Your baby will go through so many changes during the next nine months. In the beginning, your baby begins as a tiny cluster of cells. Throughout the weeks, the tiny cluster of cells will turn into an amazing baby with facial features, beating heart, and moving arms and legs. Find out …

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