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Simple Ways to Establish Healthy Eating Habits for Your Baby

It’s important to establish healthy eating habits early on in your baby’s life. By doing so, you’re enabling them to be more likely to maintain healthy eating habits as they grow up. This article is going to look at how to establish healthy eating habits for your baby.

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Public and Private Cord Blood Banking: A Comparison

If you are an expecting parent looking for more information about cord blood banking, you might have heard or read about public and private cord blood banking. It would be a bit confusing if this is the first time you are researching about this topic. This article will help explain the differences between public and private cord blood banking.

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8 Ways to Take Care of Yourself During Pregnancy


Becoming a parent, whether it’s for the first time or not, is incredibly exciting. And to ensure everything goes smoothly and that your baby developes correctly, you’re going to want to do everything possible to take care of yourself during your pregnancy.

A healthy pregnancy isn’t impossible to achieve. Here are some simple steps to taking care of yourself while pregnant:

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How Cord Blood Transplant Save Howie's Life

The National Marrow Donor Program often shares the stories of people who have survived cancer after receiving a stem cell transplant. They recently shared a short video featuring a cancer survivor named Howie. This is his story.

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7 Self-Care Tips for New Moms


Becoming a new mom can be daunting, terrifying, exciting and thrilling all at the same time. But it’s important that new moms know how to take care of themselves so that neither mother nor baby ends up feeling neglected. Being able to support yourself physically, emotionally and spiritually will go a long way to ensuring you’re able to enjoy motherhood. Today, we’re going to take a look at 7 self-care tips for new moms.

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What is the likelihood that my child will need his own cord blood?


The stem cells from cord blood can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, so what’s the likelihood your child will need their own cord blood?

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How to Get a Better Night's Sleep During Pregnancy


Your body needs sleep, more so when you’re pregnant, but unfortunately it’s not always that simple. With your belly ballooning at an alarming rate, a comfortable night’s sleep can seem like a thing of the past. Here are some simple tips on getting a good night sleep during your pregnancy.

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Stem Cell Treatment for Formula One Champion, Michael Schumacher

The world was shocked when Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher suffered a catastrophic accident while skiing in 2013. He fell and hit his head on a rock, which caused a traumatic brain injury.

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Essential Nutrients Your Baby Needs for Growth and Development

Vitamins and other nutrients are vital to the growth and development for your baby. Ensuring they have what they need in their diet will also help them to be a happier and healthier child. This article is going to look at the most important nutrients your baby needs for growth and development.

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4 Best Practices for Signing Up to Cord Blood Banking

Thinking about signing up to cord blood banking but don't know how or where to start? Here are some of the best practices that will guide you in enrolling with a private cord blood bank:

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Top Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

You have so looked forward to getting pregnant but there’s one thing you never anticipated – the several do’s and don’ts of meal consumption during pregnancy. For this reason, before you stock up that fridge or drive down to that nearest fast food shop, you should know what not to eat. This is especially for the health of your unborn child because what you eat is what the baby takes in too.

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Stem Cell Research Leads to Insights on How Huntington's Disease Develops

Huntington's disease (HD) is a rare inherited disease that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. This degeneration triggers a variety of symptoms affecting cognition, movements, and speech.

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7 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Arrival of Your Newborn

Bringing your newborn home for the first time is perhaps one of the most exciting things about giving birth. It’s the first time you can begin to feel like a real family. It’s normal for you to feel anxious about how to prepare your home for the arrival of your newborn and so here are some top tips to help.

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Cord Blood Banking 101: A Basic Guide for Expectant Parents


The world’s first umbilical cord blood transplant took place in France in 1988 – a fairly recent occurrence – where a young boy was cured of the life-threatening condition Fanconi anaemia, a hereditary disease that affects the bone marrow. Since then, more than 40,000 cord blood transplants have taken place worldwide which has saved thousands of lives.

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Cells4Life Cord Blood Bank Receives AABB Accreditation

Cells4Life is one of the industry’s leading private cord blood banks. We currently store more than 150,000 cord blood samples for parents from the UK and over 50 other countries.

Cells4Life cord blood bank was recently recognised by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). This is a globally renowned association that assesses the practices, standards, and quality control mechanisms of companies that collect, process and store cord blood.

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5 Benefits of Joining Antenatal Classes

Some expecting parents take antenatal classes a.k.a. childbirth classes, but others wonder what the benefits of joining antenatal classes are that they can't get from just reading pregnancy books. We will show you how soon-to-be parents can gain from joining antenatal classes.

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