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Cord Blood FAQ: Does storing cord blood take cells away from my baby?

Umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that can be used to treat many life-threatening diseases. Cord blood is now widely recognised as being an important medical resource that should be preserved for future use. Many expecting parents are interested in storing cord blood but are concerned regarding the safety of collecting cord blood after birth.

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Newborn Baby Growth and Development Milestones: From 7 - 9 months

We’ve heard from our baby what milestones they’ve been experiencing during their first three months and second three months of growth and development and now as your baby becomes more independent things are noticeably starting to develop at a rapid pace...

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Using Umbilical Cord Tissue in the Treatment of Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration remains the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the developed world. The number of people suffering from this condition is increasing rapidly and medical experts suggest the number of cases will surpass 196 million by 2020.

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Your Baby's Development during the First Trimester of Pregnancy

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Your body is going to go through some phenomenal changes over the next 9 months as it allows your baby to grow and develop. Understanding what’s happening to both you and your baby will go a long way to help you feel at ease. This article is going to take a closer look at the foetal development during the all-important first trimester of pregnancy.

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Cord Blood FAQ: What are My Family’s Chances of Using Cord Blood?

Your newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood contains stem cells that have the potential to save lives and cure devastating illnesses. The stem cells found in cord blood can be used to treat more than 80 different diseases and they have been used to save thousands of lives.

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Newborn Baby Growth and Development Milestones: 0-3 Months

Having a baby, whether it’s for the first time or not, is bound to create a million and one questions in your mind about how your baby will grow and develop, particularly in their first year. No milestone will occur at precisely the same age for any two babies but it is helpful to have an idea when to expect these milestones.

Here’s the first chapter in our story of baby growth and development for the first year, from our baby’s point of view as they start to explore the world with sight, sound and touch between zero and three months.

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The First USA Trial Using Umbilical Cord Tissue to Treat Autism

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a very common developmental disorder that affects about 1% of the world’s population. It is a very serious condition that is usually diagnosed during childhood.

The symptoms of autism include impaired social interaction, repetitive behaviour, obsessive interests, and impaired communication skills. Sufferers of autism are more also likely to having learning disabilities and anxiety.

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Screening for Breast Cancer during Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your breasts go through an enormous amount of change. They become bigger and firmer with the excess fluid that they now carry. This and the development of milk duds means that your breasts are likely to double in size. However, screening for breast cancer is just as important during this stage as it as at any other time in your life.

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Most Frequently Asked Questions about CellsPlus Cord Blood Storage

Early this year 2017, we have introduced our latest cord blood storage service called CellsPlus. And here are five of the most frequently asked questions by expecting parents about this new service.

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Guide to Newborn Care: 18 Tips for Stressed-Out New Parents

While the first few months of your baby’s life are a wonderful time, it can also cause some anxiety and stress for you as new parents. There is so much to learn about and you are kept very busy with the frequent feed and sleep routine that your newborn will have.

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