Professional footballer Ashley Cain was devastated when he discovered that his daughter Azaylia was diagnosed with leukaemia at only two months of age. Any child would struggle to beat leukaemia, let alone a tiny infant.
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month is an international event designed to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis and to share the stories of people who are battling this dangerous condition. In this article, we'll share 10 facts about cystic fibrosis to help you learn more about this condition.
If you have made the decision to save your newborn child’s umbilical cord blood at birth, the next step is to find a reliable and reputable cord blood bank. Choosing the right cord blood bank is particularly 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 storage company and provide some advice for how to do so.
It can be a shock to the system when you see the number on the scales increase faster than you thought possible during pregnancy. And for some mothers-to-be, weight gain could be something you desperately want to control.
In this article, we’ll talk about the simple ways on how to keep your weight gain on track when you’re pregnant.
The decision of whether to save your newborn baby’s cord blood stem cells can sometimes be overwhelming for first time expecting parents. But choosing to collect your baby’s umbilical cord blood at birth and store it privately with a cord blood bank can be a life-changing one. It is also a once-in-a-lifetime chance, a unique option that is only available at the time of birth.
Since the first cord blood transplant done in 1988, more than 40,000 cord blood transplants have been performed worldwide treating over 85 medical conditions including fanconi anaemia, sickle cell anaemia, leukaemia, multiple myeloma, krabbe disease, thalassemia, and more.
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.
Umbilical cord blood has been featured prominently in the media in the past couple of decades. It is often described as a “miraculous” substance that can treat many life-threatening diseases. This article will take a closer look at what cord blood is and how it can help secure your baby and your family’s health in the future.
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.
Stem cells from the cord blood are currently being used to treat many medical conditions. And thousands of cord blood transplant have been performed worldwide since the first transplant in 1988 to treat a young boy with Fanconi Anaemia using his newborn sibling’s umbilical cord blood.
As your second trimester comes to an end and your third trimester begins, remaining comfortable can be increasingly difficult. Coupled with the summer heat, it can become nigh-on impossible to enjoy this time. But no matter which trimester you’re currently in, there are some key tips to surviving your summer pregnancy.