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Tips on Coping with Mood Swings During Pregnancy

Unfortunately, mood swings are an unavoidable part of pregnancy. With all those hormones flying around, there’s no wonder that it’s going to cause a few mood swings. But at the end of the day, it’s no fun, not for you or your partner. So how do you cope with them?

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Simple Guide to Cord Tissue Banking for Expectant Parents

Umbilical cord tissue banking is a service we offer at Cells4Life in addition to cord blood banking. This involves collecting a piece of the umbilical cord at the time of birth, after the cord has been cut away and the cord blood is collected. Here’s a short article to help expectant parents learn more about cord tissue banking.

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Food Cravings During Pregnancy & What They Mean


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 stronger 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.

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5 Facts about Cells4Life Cord Blood Bank You Should Know

It is important to thoroughly research the private cord blood banks that you are interested in before choosing one. After all — your child’s umbilical cord blood is an important medical resource that could someday save their life. To help you learn more about Cells4Life, here are 5 important facts about us!

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Early Signs of Labour for First-Time Mums-to-Be

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. In this post, we will talk about the common early signs of labour, and what do you need to know about them:

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Cord Blood Banking Checklist for New Parents

Becoming a parent for the first time is an extraordinary experience! You will be filled with joy, excitement, and hope as your baby develops and the birth date draws nearer. However, you may also have a lot of questions about how to prepare for the birth of your child.

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Effective Ways to Prevent Heartburn During Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, your body is undergoing incredible changes every single day – and it’s natural to experience some side-effects as a result. One of the most common sensations that you might experience during pregnancy is heartburn – in fact, it’s estimated that 8 out of 10 women will have heartburn while carrying a child.

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8 Myths Uncovered about Cord Blood Stem Cell Storage

As parents learn more about umbilical cord stem cells and their potential uses, they can become overloaded with information. Unfortunately, some of the information they receive may not be accurate. In this article, we'll uncover the most common myths and misconceptions about cord blood stem cell storage that you should know if you are considering saving your baby's cord blood at birth.

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17 Interesting Facts about Pregnancy You Should Know

Having a child growing inside you is one of life’s many wonders. Apart from the nausea and dizzy spells, the incessant use of the bathroom and steady weight gain, there are lots of other interesting facts about pregnancy you should know especially if you are a first-time mum-to-be:

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How Cord Blood Stem Cells are Used to Treat Blood Cancers

Welcome to the final part of our four-part article series for Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This article will take a closer look at how cord blood stem cells are used to treat blood cancers.

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What Treatment Options are Available for Blood Cancers?

Welcome to part three in our series for Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This article will take a closer look at the treatments that are available for blood cancer.

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Blood Cancer Types: Signs & Symptoms

Welcome to the second part in our series of articles for Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September.

There are several types of blood cancer, the most common of which are leukaemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. All blood cancers affect the blood cells in the human body, usually causing the over-production of malformed cells. These malformed cells cannot function correctly within the body and will interfere with the production of other types of cells.

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Awareness Month: 7 Facts about Blood Cancer You Should Know

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month! To commemorate this important event, we are going to publish a four-part series of articles on the topic of blood cancer. These articles will give you some background information on blood cancer and explain the role that cord blood stem cells play in treating blood cancer.

On this first article, we'll start with some facts you need to know about blood cancer.

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