10 Best Travel Destinations

With over 200 cases reported in 2018, it’s important to know  the risks associated with Zika virus, not only in your area, but also in the places where you travel. Zika Virus, spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito, can also be transmitted through sex. The problem with Zika is that it …

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Signs of Early Labor

A woman will experience many signs before going into labor: nausea, cramping, lower back pain and a thick, bloody discharge. While some of these may be concerning, in many cases it’s just the body’s way of telling you that actual labor has not quite started yet but is close!   During pregnancy, the uterus grows …

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Public VS Private Banking

Besides having to deliver at a specific hospital, with public banking you choose to relinquish ownership of your baby’s cord blood sample for public use. And unless you meet strict qualifications, your baby’s cord blood could be discarded. Though there is no cost for this generous donation, if your baby needed a stem cell transplant, …

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Pros and Cons of Delayed Cord Clamping

Delayed cord clamping allows extra time, usually one to three minutes, between the clamping and separation of the umbilical cord from the baby, until pulsations in the umbilical cord have ceased or the placenta is delivered. This allows the remaining stem cell-rich blood from the placenta to be transferred to the baby after birth (up …

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Asia’s Mild-Spastic Tetra-Paresis and Cord Blood Stem Cells

Asia’s parents noticed that besides not being verbal, Asia struggled with standing, taking steps and holding objects in her hands. Their concern naturally grew as even with time and therapies, Asia was not showing any signs of improvement. Asia’s orthopedist diagnosed her with mild spastic tetra-paresis and recommended investigating the use of her stored stem …

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Shai’s Story

Shai’s Story is about a mother who fought with her daughter, Shai, through Shai’s battle with rhabdomyosarcoma, a tumorous cancer which developed in her pelvis while she was still in utero. It was diagnosed almost a year after her birth leaving Shai with little option for treatment. Shai’s mother, Frances, spent many months at a …

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TissueQES Processing Method Verifies Stem Cell Growth

At Maze Cord Blood, your baby’s cord tissue is processed using our TissueQESTM. This process provides a Quantitative Evaluation of stem cell Survival.  This means the quality and quantity of your baby’s stem cells will be verified prior to long-term storage. We will provide you with a PhotoID to confirm your baby’s stem cell’s growth …

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Traveling During Pregnancy

There are a variety of factors to consider before making the decision to travel during pregnancy. Some of these factors include your pregnancy status, the destinations you plan to travel to, increased health risks due to being pregnant, and much more.   Most physicians suggest its fine to travel through the 2nd trimester of your …

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Should You Get the Flu Shot When You’re Pregnant?

Many changes occur to your immune system during pregnancy. Unfortunately, some of these changes can cause you to become more susceptible to the flu. It is important to avoid getting the flu while pregnant as it can be more severe compared to other times in your life. Not only is this dangerous to your health, …

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