So much to learn, so many decisions to make. Here’s how to plan for the birth of your child so you can focus on the miracle of life in the delivery room.
Once you’ve announced that there’s a baby on the way, it can feel like a lot of people get involved. Your doctor has advice, the grandparents-to-be have strong opinions, and random acquaintances will show you their stretch marks. Shut out all the noise when you need to, and check in periodically with your own thoughts and feelings. These are some… Read More »Important Things To Consider When You’re Pregnant
It makes sense to use the word “bank” when we’re talking about storing umbilical cord blood. It’s an investment in your child’s future health, and it’s tough to think of anything more valuable than that. But are we talking about Harry Potter’s Gringott’s, some sort of drive-thru branch, or space-age cyber storage? None of the above—but understanding how cord blood… Read More »Understanding How Cord Blood Banking Works
A birth plan can help make your labor and delivery proceed according to your preferences. These are mistakes to avoid when creating your birth plan.
Understanding how the umbilical cord is developed can help put in perspective why it’s such a suitable source for valuable young stem cells.
No doubt, blood testing is a crucial practice, especially when it comes to understanding mothers’ and babies’ health. A DAT, for example, is an essential laboratory procedure; also known as a Coombs test, DATs identify if the body’s red blood cells (RBCs) possess destructive antibodies. The trouble is that some women—or their newborns—are DAT-positive, but they may not necessarily understand… Read More »What a Positive DAT on Cord Blood Means
What to Expect if You Are Pregnant During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency Around the world, hospitals are scrambling to prepare for the large increase in patients with COVID-19 coronavirus. If you’re currently expecting, you likely have many questions regarding how the coronavirus emergency could affect your pregnancy. You may be wondering what impact the emergency may have on your birth… Read More »Pregnancy and Coronavirus
NECBB COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency Statement As we adjust our lives to reduce the transmission of coronavirus, it is natural to worry about the safety and security of everything you hold precious, including your newborn’s stem cells. As a laboratory business deemed ‘essential’ by the state of Massachusetts, New England Cord Blood Bank will remain open and fully operational. As we… Read More »COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency
World Cord Blood Day Follow-up Questions We hope you had an opportunity to participate in World Cord Blood Day 2019 in one capacity or another. If so, you’ll remember that there was no shortage of questions at the end of the presentations. If you were not able to join in, you’ll be happy to hear that the folks over at… Read More »WCBD19 Follow-up Q&A