How Can Storing Cord Blood Affect Your Baby's Future?

This post has been originally published in January 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

By banking your baby's umbilical cord blood at birth, you are storing the potential treatment to more than 85 illnesses and disorders that could result over your child's lifetime.

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15 Inspirational Quotes for Pregnant Women

When you are feeling overwhelmed or emotionally strung out as a pregnant woman, let these inspirational quotes comfort your mind.

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Human Mini-Brains Made from Stem Cells Make Brain Waves like Preemies

A recent study performed by researchers at the University of California San Diego suggests that miniature human brain models grown from stem cells make brain waves like premature babies. The findings may shed some light on the behaviour of the developing brain and may someday help doctors treat various brain diseases. It is the first time that researchers have seen this kind of neural activity in mini-brains, which are also called ‘organoids’.

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12 Inspirational Quotes for Parents

When it comes to parenting it is never easy and sometimes you just need to stop and think to regain your focus. Here are some inspirational parenting quotes to help you do just that.

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Why Expectant Parents Save the Umbilical Cord Blood

This post has been originally published in June 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

The lifesaving power of a newborn baby’s umbilical cord blood and the regenerative healing potential of the umbilical cord tissue are now widely recognised. As stem cell research and treatments advance, more and more parents are motivated to save the umbilical cord blood of their newborn babies.

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5 Online Communities for First-Time Mums-To-Be

When it comes to having your first child it can be a daunting time. You can think that you are all alone and that you are going to struggle. Fortunately with social media and the internet then others in the same position as yourself can easily be found. We look at some of the best online communities for mums-to-be in the UAE.

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2 Lives Joined Together By DNA

Transplant donors are generous individuals who give a part of their body to another human being. In many cases, their donation saves the life of the recipient or helps the recipient enjoy a much higher standard of living.

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8 Real-Life Lessons About Parenthood from Celebrities

When it comes to tips on parenthood there are always those that are willing to share. As any new mum will tell you then advice is always welcome to help them get through things. When it comes to celebrity mums you might ask how they manage to do it. Well here are 8 lessons that they have learnt to deal with parenthood.

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The Remarkable Qualities of Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells

This post has been originally published in May 2017 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

Umbilical cord blood is the blood found in a newborn baby’s umbilical cord. Expecting parents have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to collect and preserve the umbilical cord blood for many years. This collection and preservation method is called cord blood banking – where after the birth of the baby, when the umbilical cord is clamped and cut – the remaining cord blood is collected and sent to a private cord blood bank laboratory for testing, processing and storage in liquid nitrogen tanks for years, until needed for transplant.

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11 Best Online Apps to Help Manage Stress During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a stressful time, particularly if you are a first-time mum. Fortunately, in today's modern times, we can use apps on our devices to help us deal with stress. These can help us keep track of what is going on and soothe away our anxieties. We take a look at 11 of the best apps for pregnant women.

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World First: Doctors Use Reprogrammed Stem Cells to Repair Cornea

In a world first, a team of Japanese scientists has managed to repair a damaged cornea using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The process may be used to restore vision to millions of people who have damaged corneal tissue.

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