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What to Expect During the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

Your third trimester will begin at the 28 week mark (7 months) and is the final stage of your pregnancy. During this time, you’re going to experience a lot of change and your body is going to start getting ready for the birth. This article is going to take a look at what to expect during your third trimester of pregnancy.

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5 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Cord Blood Banking

Many pregnant women are now interested in the idea of preserving their baby’s cord blood which can potentially be used to cure more than 80 medical conditions. Learning about cord blood banking can be overwhelming, especially for expecting parents who will be having their first baby.

In this article, we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about saving your baby’s cord blood that will help you learn the basics:

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7 Best Brain-Boosting Foods for Toddlers


Ensuring your child's brain develops naturally and healthily is critically important for parents. Providing your child with the best foods to help achieve this is a great way to help them to advance, learn and develop as people. Brain development is important in all parts of their lives; playtime, learning, reading, talking and imagining are all impacted by the rate of brain development. This article will look at 7 of the best brain-boosting foods for toddlers.

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New Stem Cell Behaviour Insight Highlights Therapeutic Target for Cancer Treatment

Researchers at the University of Plymouth and Technische Universität Dresden have discovered a new therapeutic technique for tissue regeneration and cancer treatment.  The therapeutic target relates to a protein called Prominin-1, which affects stem cell behaviour.

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Checklist of Things to Do When Your Labour Has Started

As the due date gets closer and closer, you’re going to be preparing yourself for the birth. There are a number of things that you can do to help prepare for going into labour, but when your contractions are building up and your waters have broken, what do you when your labour has started?

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Cord Blood Bank

If you have made the decision to save your child’s umbilical cord blood, the next step is to find a reliable and reputable cord blood bank. Choosing the right cord blood bank is very important because they are handling a biological asset that may someday save your child’s life. This article will discuss the importance of choosing the right cord blood bank and provide some advice for how to do so.

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7 Ways to Avoid a Public Meltdown


When it comes to public temper tantrums, it can be hard to remain in control and to keep your cool. But being able to maintain a level head will benefit both you and your toddler. This list contains 7 ways to avoid a public meltdown and to get a grip on those embarrassing situations.

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New Spinal Discs Grown from Stem Cells

A group of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have published details of new research that shows how new spinal discs can be grown from a patient’s own stem cells.  The findings may allow doctor to replace degenerated spinal discs in patients with spinal injuries and degenerative diseases.

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Guide to Sleeping Well During Pregnancy

Sleepless nights are most commonly associated with newborn babies, not pregnancy, but in reality if you aren’t careful, you could end up losing out on valuable sleep while pregnant, which in turn could harm your health and well-being as well as your unborn child’s.

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4 Cord Blood Banking Myths and Misconceptions for Expectant Parents

The decision of whether or not to save your newborn baby’s cord blood stem cells can sometimes be overwhelming for first time expecting parents. But choosing to save your baby’s stem cells at the time of birth can be a life-changing one.

We have put together some of the most common cord blood banking myths and misconceptions, which we hope will provide you with much needed information while you make your decision.

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8 Tips to Help Your Newborn Baby to Sleep Through the Night


Becoming a new parent is incredibly exciting, but it can also be very stressful. What are you doing right? What are you doing wrong? What could you be doing better? Mix the endless with questions with very little sleep and it’s easy to feel like it’s all too much. So here is a collection of top tips to help your newborn baby to sleep through the night.

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Study Aims to Cure Blood Cancers Using Cord Blood that Could Block HIV, too

Researchers in the United States are about to give 10 HIV positive patients with cancer a stem cell treatment that contains a rare resistance gene.  This treatment may not only save them from cancer, but could also cure their HIV infection.

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Tips to Prevent Birth Defects During Pregnancy

Birth defects do happen when babies are born. However, women can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by taking some precaution and following certain guidelines.

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Simple Steps to Cord Blood Banking for Expectant Parents

Cord blood banking is a simple, safe and painless process of collecting the blood from your newborn baby’s umbilical cord after it has been cut away and preserving it for 20 years or more. Your doctor or midwife will perform the collection while we handle the shipping, processing and storage.

Saving your baby's cord blood with Cells4Life is pretty simple. Here is an infographic that explains the simple steps to cord blood banking for expectant parents:

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5 Easy Ways to Take Care of Your Newborn Baby

Having a baby is a life-changing experience and a feeling that you will always remember. Because we love our children, we want the absolute best for them – take care of them and provide for all their needs. If you just had a new baby and you’re looking for a few tips to help make your life a little easier, here are 5 easy ways to take care of your newborn baby:

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New Stem Cell Treatment Uses Umbilical Cord Blood for Bone Marrow Patients

A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has shown that a new umbilical cord blood stem cell treatment could be safe to use on patients who previously required a bone marrow transplant. The researchers found that 94% of adult cancer patients who received the treatment had successful stem cells grafts in the weeks that followed.

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12 Superfoods to Eat During Pregnancy


Now that you're pregnant, there's more pressure than ever for your body to feel refreshed and ready to grow your baby. Here's a list of superfoods to eat during pregnancy.

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