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Guide to Healthy Pregnancy for First-Time Mums-to-Be

When it comes to the miracle that is childbirth, you won’t need anybody to tell you just how vital it is that we do all we can to ensure that our children are delivered safely and healthily into this world, which means a healthy pregnancy is absolutely vital for expecting mothers-to-be.

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What Are Your Cord Blood Banking Options with Cells4Life?

Cells4Life offers a wide range of umbilical cord blood banking services that use the most modern processing and storage processes available. This informative guide is designed to help expecting parents understand the cord blood banking services we provide and the technologies involved.

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Simple Guide on How to Manage Sibling Rivalry

Every family has experienced sibling rivalry in some form or another. Many grew up with it, while some may be experiencing it now with their own children. It can be caused by a multitude of reasons, however, most of it stems from flared tempers that all children are prone to unleash.

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Modified Blood Stem Cells to Reverse Genetic Mutation that Causes IPEX

A team of researchers from UCLA have developed a new technique for modifying blood stem cells to reverse a genetic mutation that causes IPEX — a life threatening autoimmune syndrome.

The new technique is a gene therapy that is similar to a technique that has cured patients with a similar condition called severe combined immune deficiency (also known as bubble baby disease). This new study was published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

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Simple Exercises During Pregnancy

If you thought that being pregnant meant that you simply had to lay around in bed or on the sofa all day feeling sorry for yourself, gaining weight and waiting to give birth before you could even think about attempting to work on your weight, health, or fitness, then you would have been very much mistaken.

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Cord Blood Banking 101: What Expectant Parents Should Know - Part 3

In this third and final part of Cord Blood Banking 101, we’ll cover everything from the practicalities of cord blood collection through to the advanced medical research going on around the globe related to stem cells.

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9 Best Online Resources for New Parents

If you are about to be or already are a first time parent, you may be on information overload right now. The internet has thousands upon thousands of websites on parenting and most of them say something completely different than the last. This is due in part to the many different parenting styles and beliefs. No matter your parenting style, these 9 online resources for new parents will help guide you and with accurate information at that.

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Stem Cell Study Optimises Bone Marrow Transplants

A team of American researchers have made a discovery that could improve how bone marrow transplants are performed in the future. The discovery could lead to both safer and more effective transplants.

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Manage Your Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Being pregnant is one of the greatest feelings in the entire world and it is a feeling that only mothers will truly understand. From the outside and from anybody who has never experienced it firsthand, pregnancy sounds more like a nightmare than a dream come true.

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Cord Blood Banking 101: What Expectant Parents Should Know - Part 2

In this second part of cord blood banking 101, we will talk about the importance of saving umbilical cord tissue, how cord blood banking works and the reasons why parents choose to save their baby’s umbilical cord blood in a private cord blood bank.

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5 Tips to Help New Parents Get Some Sleep

The joy of having your first baby is certainly special and worth celebrating for. With this new addition in the family, you and your partner’s life will never be the same again, including your sleep routines.

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Stem Cells Used to Trace Autism Back to the Formation of Neurones

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been the subject of many research projects in recent years. Several of these projects have found that the more severe cases of ASD involve differences in the way the brain’s nerve cells are organised. People with severe ASD often have an excessive number of connections between neurones. The obvious question this finding leads to is — why does it happen?

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Prenatal Infection Prevention Awareness

If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby in the future, it is important to learn about prenatal infection prevention. Prenatal infections are maternal infections which can be passed to the foetus through the placenta during pregnancy.

Some of these infections can be very serious and may cause premature delivery, miscarriage or stillbirth. This article will examine the causes of the most common prenatal infections, look at some warning signs and explain the most important recommendations for prenatal infection prevention. 

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Cord Blood Banking 101: What Expectant Parents Should Know - Part 1

There is a vast amount of information about banking the umbilical cord blood (also known as cord blood stem cells storage) available online ─ so much that it can be confusing for expectant parents who are looking to store the umbilical cord blood of their newborn baby.

In this first part of Cord Blood banking 101, we are going to provide you with a list of useful articles that discuss about the most essential information that expecting parents should know when it comes to storing the umbilical cord blood after birth.

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6 Tips for Dressing Your Newborn Baby for Winter


Now that we’re in the middle of winter, there is simply no way around it. Keeping your baby warm is a constant worry for new mothers and overdressing is a common issue. Making sure your baby is dressed just right takes a little time in getting to know when they’re too hot or too cold. Here are 6 top tips for dressing your newborn baby for the cold weather.

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Researchers Discover the Signal that Drives Stem Cells to Form New Bones

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have made an important new discovery in the field of stem cell research. After performing a series of experiments using both rodents and human cells, the scientists have discovered the cellular protein signal that causes stem cells to create bone cells.

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