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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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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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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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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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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10 Zika Free Destinations

If you are pregnant or are thinking of becoming pregnant it is very important to know the risk associated with zika virus and where it is safe to travel. Zika Virus is becoming more known and is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. It can be transmitted through sex and …

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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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