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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Repairing Cleft Palate With Cord Blood Stem Cells

Doctors in Columbia recently performed a procedure using Cord Blood stem cells to treat cleft lip and palate in a 5-month old baby. Although still in the experimental stage, these stem cells have the potential to lead to a therapy that can treat this genetic condition without traditional surgery which can lead to complications later …

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Having a Urinary Tract Infection During Pregnancy

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is quite common in women. If you are pregnant, your risk for developing a UTI is increased starting at week 6 through week 24.  A UTI, also called a bladder infection, is bacterial inflammation in the urinary tract; which is due to the changes in the urinary tract during pregnancy. …

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Treating Autism With Cord Blood Therapy

Apratim Dey Singah of Kolkata, India was 18 months of age when his parents noticed his communication skills were not progressing compared to the other children his age. Apratim’s birth was a month premature and he was diagnosed having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Autism can be characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech …

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Baby Shower (Before, During & After) Survival Tips

Your baby shower is an exciting time. Whether you are organizing it or someone is planning it for you, there are many things to prepare for. From knowing what to put on your baby registry, to sorting through your presents after the event, these tips will help make a huge difference! BEFORE YOUR BABY SHOWER: …

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Cord Blood and Your Family’s Future

Storing your child’s cord blood is an incredible way to invest in their future health and well-being. What you might not know: The same cord blood can be used to cure devastating diseases in your other children, or even in you.  Click here to read the story of Hamad, a young Emirati boy who was …

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Who Owns Your Baby’s Cord Blood?

Banking your baby’s cord blood and tissue is a great way to secure your baby’s future against potential life threatening diseases. When parents are considering banking, we often hear the question, who owns my baby’s cord blood and tissue? Since Maze is a private cord blood bank, your baby’s cord blood and tissue will not …

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Pregnancy Brain: Is it real and what can I do about it?

According to the Journal of Neuroscience it’s a real condition! The hormonal fluctuations that occur during pregnancy create structural patterns in a woman’s brain. For first-time moms, many of these alterations will remain in place for at least 2 years after giving birth.  A lot of these changes are linked to a mother’s ability to …

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Maze Cord Blood’s Superior Processing Technology

At Maze Cord Blood, your baby’s stem cells are processed using our Advanced Suspension MethodTM. This superior processing technology yields more healthy stem cells and reduces red blood cell contamination, resulting in less toxic side effects, and a decrease in the likelihood of certain complications in future use.  Advanced Suspension MethodTM is a manual processing technique, which results …

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Does My Baby Have an Ear Infection?

Being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs there is, especially if you’re a new one. Understanding your baby’s non-verbal ques and knowing what he or she needs can be a challenge. Although babies often cry or whimper, parents may be unsure whether their baby is hungry, tired or experiencing pain. Almost 23 …

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