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What to Expect At Your First Prenatal Check Up


As soon as you know you’re pregnant, it’s vital that you book in your first prenatal check-up around 8 weeks after your last menstrual cycle. Whilst both a scary and exciting experience, it can be daunting if you don’t know what to expect. Here’s our guide to your first prenatal check-up:

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Cord Blood FAQ: Is It Worthwhile to Store the Stem Cells of My Child?

You might have heard about the incredible medical breakthroughs involving the use of cord blood stem cells. These stem cells are already used to treat almost 80 different illnesses and there is a lot of exciting new research into the regenerative power of stem cells (Moise, 2005).

However, many expecting parents have a lot of unanswered questions about the cord blood banking practice and whether it is worthwhile to store the cord blood stem cells of their baby. So to help you understand the benefits of saving the cord blood, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions by parents who are new to the idea of cord blood banking:

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12 Tips to Make This the Best Summer Ever with Your Kids

Summer is a great time of year to catch up with the family and strengthen the bonds between family members. A well planned summer will be memorable, exciting and full of activities. Here are 12 tips for having the best summer ever with your kids!

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When it Comes to Disease, Stem Cells are a Game-Changer, Scientists Say

Researchers from around the globe has attended a conference in Los Angeles to learn more about new treatment approaches for curing disease. Many of the attendees believe that stem cells may play a critical role in curing disease in the future.

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Late Pregnancy Challenges During Summer and What To Do About It

Summertime is the season that most pregnant women prefer to avoid during their later days of pregnancy. Summer might be beautiful and a time for going out to the beach and enjoying the sun but if you’re expecting, and you’re on your late-term pregnancy, it can be excruciating. Here are some of the most common late pregnancy challenges during summer that you might encounter and what you can do about it.

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5 Promising Cord Blood Clinical Trials and their Future Benefits

Researchers continue to discover new applications for the stem cells found in umbilical cord blood.  Some of these discoveries have the potential to completely change how many common illnesses are treated.  This article will highlight 5 very promising cord blood trials and their future benefits.

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Tips to Make Your Newborn Comfortable in the Summer Heat


Keeping your newborn comfortable is important, especially if you want them to sleep well. So far, you've probably read all the guides on how to do this and have a good idea on the basics, but how do you make your newborn comfortable in the summer heat?

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Researchers Develop First Blood-Brain Barrier Chip Using Stem Cells

A team of researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles have just published details of an important breakthrough which could change the face of personalised medicine.

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5 Great Indoor Summer Activities for Pregnant Women


Whilst the summer season is usually one of the most favoured, the heat and humidity that comes with it can create big problems for those who are pregnant. Heatstroke and dehydration , mixed with the difficulties with moving during the third trimester can make the summer season a burden rather than a blessing. So what fun activities can you do that keep you out of the heat but don't leave you feeling bored?

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Umbilical Cord Blood: A History of Clinical Use

Stem cell research has progressed at a rapid pace in the past few decades. Scientists have discovered that umbilical cord blood is a particularly rich source of stem cells and that cord blood can be used to treat many conditions. To give you an understanding of the capabilities of cord blood stem cells, this article will take a look at the history of cord blood and how it might be used in the future.

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