Aplastic anemia, a rare form of anemia, comes from a loss of red blood cells in bone marrow. It stops production of blood cells and causes fatigue, and can lead to infections and excessive bleeding. This condition can happen at any age, and often occurs suddenly. Cord blood, which holds the most adaptable stem cells …Continue Reading
Clinical Study: Cord Blood Stem Cell Treatment For Children With Autism
Autism spectrum disorder is a complex developmental disorder affecting social, language, and behavioral skills. To date, autism has no cure and an increasing number of known cases. In the United States alone, 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with autism. Duke researchers are investigating the ability of cord blood to treat a number of diseases. Dr. …Continue Reading
Is it safe to drink alcohol during pregnancy?
If you’ve abstained from alcohol during a pregnancy, you know there’s a lot of conflicting information out there. We checked with Dr. Iffath Hoskins, MD, a high-risk OB-GYN at NYU Langone Medical Center, about whether its necessary to abstain from alcohol completely during pregnancy. “How much is okay and what is the tipping point of what’s …Continue Reading
Green pregnancy: Protect your baby from outside toxins
Having a “green pregnancy” isn’t about morning sickness. During the nine months of pregnancy, more women are paying attention to what’s going on outside of the womb, in an effort to protect the health of their baby inside the womb. Every day there seem to be more and more ways to protect yourself and your …Continue Reading
Pregnancy Diet and Nutrition | What to Eat, What Not to Eat
There’s a reason they say you’re “eating for two” when you’re pregnant. In addition to the nutrients that your body usually needs, you now have a baby growing inside of you who is relying on you to provide what it needs to thrive and develop. The best way to ensure this is with a healthy …Continue Reading
Stem cell hope for multiple sclerosis
Read our updated blog: Hopeful Cord Blood Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis Stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis is now a reality, not just a dream, says a leading neuro-immunologist. Gianvito Martino, director of neuroscience at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy, said although the therapy was still experimental, it was yielding some exciting results. Professor Martino …Continue Reading
What is Cord Blood?
If you are pregnant, you have probably heard of cord blood banking and been asked if you are banking your baby’s cord blood. For many parents, this leads to the questions: What is cord blood? , Why would I want to save it? Cord blood is the blood that flows through the umbilical cord, providing …Continue Reading
When should I go to the Hospital?
When should I go to the hospital? It’s one of the most difficult things to discern, especially for first-time moms. “We definitely get a lot of calls from moms asking if they should come in,” says Jessie Tinglan, Nurse Manager of McLaren Lapeer’s Birth Center. “It can be hard to tell …Continue Reading
Cord Blood Banking Pros and Cons
Choosing where and how to bank your baby’s umbilical cord blood often brings many questions to light. For instance, if a transplant is needed, and you’ve stored your baby’s cord blood in a public facility, finding a match can be difficult. Private banks may charge a yearly fee after an initial payment. You might want to find one that …Continue Reading
You Can Now Notify Your Facebook Friends When You’re Expecting
Facebook is making easier to tell your friends you’re expecting. The social network rolled out a new “Life Event” for Timeline Thursday, enabling you and other future parents to announce that you are “Expecting a Baby.” You can list the gender, due date, second parent, location (probably best to leave that one blank) …Continue Reading