When it comes to giving birth for the first time, it can be hard to know when labour will begin, what you need to do and important things you need to remember. Researching and understanding what will happen to your body in the run up to labour is a great way to prepare. So, what are the early signs of labour, and what do you need to know?
A new study has found that umbilical cord-derived stem cells may be used to repair certain types of pre-natal brain injuries. The findings mean that conditions like cerebral palsy may be treated before the baby is born. The research was published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology.
The idea of caring for a newborn child can be daunting for new parents, let alone thinking about two babies at the same time. Unfortunately, twins not only means you’ll need double the support, but it’s likely to require much more than you and your partner can offer. Being prepared in advance will help you to manage the burden and lessen the weight on your shoulders. This article will take a look at 6 essential tips for taking care of your newborn twins.
Researchers from Stanford University have completed a study that uses stem cells to make personalised cancer vaccines. While the research is in its early stages, initial animal testing indicates that the vaccines may be able to treat patients who already have cancer and prevent certain forms of cancer from occurring.
Are you planning to register for an antenatal or childbirth class but don’t know where to start?
It can all be confusing and a little overwhelming, especially if you are residing far away from home where you don’t have your family near you to give advice and support. I would suggest that you start on these two important steps towards your journey to parenthood:
When Pat Wilkinson was fitted with a pacemaker, he was told he had a 50% chance of being alive in five year’s time. The 80 years old retiree had suffered from heart failure and required a pacemaker to keep his heartbeat regular. Fast forward 15-years and Pat is still alive, thanks to an amazing stem cell transplant procedure that she received last year.
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?
A new cord-blood technology developed by Canadian researchers has just passed a key milestone and will now move onto Phase I/II clinical trials. The technology multiplies the number of cord blood stem cells that can be obtained from a cord blood sample, allowing doctors to give patients larger transfusions of cord blood cells.
Suffering from food cravings during pregnancy is entirely normal and something most women will go through. Resisting the cravings is something else entirely different considering they’re a million times strong than your average craving. You might find yourself waking up at 2 o’clock in the morning desperate for something absurd, and no matter what happens, you have to have it now.
Scientists in the United States are about to commence a five year, Phase II clinical trial using stem cells to treat lupus. It is a ground breaking trial supported by the Lupus Foundation of America and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The researcher team will be using mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to treat patients who have moderate-to-severe lupus.
Developing a loving and caring relationship with your baby not only makes you and your baby happier but can help you as a mother to feel more fulfilled. For all new parents, the first few weeks of a newborn’s life are crucial to getting to know your baby and your own parenting style, discovering what does and doesn’t work. Creating that all important bond with your baby is vital during this time and for a healthy future relationship to develop and grow as well.
New details of a stem cell clinical trial for severe blood cancers have just been announced by biotechnology company ExCellThera. ExCellThera is a large company that specialises in bioengineering solutions to expand blood stem cells before transplantation.
Being healthy is important at every stage in life but even more so during a pregnancy. By eating well during pregnancy, your baby will be able to grow and develop.
An American research team has developed an exciting new technology that uses stem cells to engineer large bone segments. The team, from the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF), calls the method Segmental Additive Tissue Engineering (SATE).
Despite co-sleeping being advised against by most doctors, a surprising number of parents do in fact co-sleep with their baby on numerous occasions. The impact this has is that parents aren’t informed on how to safely co-sleep with their baby and as a result are at risk of putting their baby in danger. In this article, we're going to look at some top tips for safe co-sleeping with your baby.
Researchers from the University of Iowa are using stem cells to discover new treatments for psychiatric disorders. It is an innovative approach that identifies how the psychiatric problems impact the brain and how they might be treated.
Carrying a child and giving birth is one of the most wondrous and miraculous things in the entire world, and is something that should be cherished for the rest of your days. When it comes to the whole 9-month pregnancy journey however, things generally don’t tend to run smoothly sometimes. When you carry an unborn child, you are responsible for the life growing inside of you.