Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stages of Pregnancy

Stages of a Pregnancy Leading to Labor and Delivery
There are many medical decisions to make during every stage of pregnancy leading up to labor and delivery. Regular OB/GYN checkups, proper nutrition, and a commitment to health in each stage of pregnancy are key to helping ensure a healthy labor and delivery when the time comes. Choosing to bank your baby’s cord blood is one decision that can help ensure a healthy future for your family long after delivery.

July is Cord Blood Awareness Month

Each day, more than 6,000 Americans with life-threatening diseases scour stem cell registries, looking for a match. Whereas, 20 years ago, this meant finding a willing bone marrow donor, cord blood stem cells have been playing an increasing role in filling this important medical need. Today, cord blood is being used to treat many blood and immune diseases and is being studied in clinical trials as a therapy for conditions like traumatic brain injury and hearing loss.

This July, in honor of Cord Blood Awareness Month, CBR is encouraging expecting parents to make an educated decision about saving their babies’ newborn stem cells.

Every mother deserves the chance to become educated.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Congratulations to Mommy Tales: Belly Edition

The winner of our Pregnancy Blog contest is Mommy Tales: Belly Edition!! Mommy Tales: Belly Edition has won a $500 American Express gift card courtesty of our sponsor, Cord Blood Registry.

Thank you for all your submissions and votes - we really enjoyed hosting this contest for our readers, and seeing all of your lovely recommendations!!