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Why parents should save their baby’s cord blood — and give it away
- By: Claire McCarthy, MD,
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Cord blood banking seem to be gaining more awareness and more mom’s are taking safety precautions for their babies by storing it.However, the OB’gyans will need to advise the moms to take care of the baby’s health right from its birth . The 10 month pregnancy time is more precious where moms have to eat healthy and follow a healthy lifestyle.
Avoiding harsh diseases are much much better than curing them. There are many medical improvements these days.However, doctors will need to improve on more preventive ways than curing them.
Some resources that can help guide through the process for a healthy pregnancy.
The couples mind is much more important as their baby is just a reflection of their minds .
It’s indeed great info. I was looking for more information on umbilical cord stem cells. I got this article. You explained quite well. very impressive. Stem cell therapy will help the baby when in need. The only worry for this is storage. as you said storing in public bank is good but not all cities have this privilege. So people end up spending a lot of money with private banks. Do you have another post with the list of available public storage banks?
Hi sandy , I thing answer to your query woukd be community Banking model which we are following . It’s a great blend of public and private banking !
How about in some village cultures in third world instead of clumping and tieing they let the cord open from the baby side because they believe the blood containing in the cord is dirty blood. Imagine how many newborn babies die in those villages indeed, many of them die and only very few survive by luck or chance. Cionversely, another village they adopted burning the cord after separating from the mom which seems more aseptic and without doubt this village had more alive babies than the former one. I have personally experienced and withnessed those two villages in Yemen and after advising them to stop losing their newborn babies by tieing up the umbilcal cord I revisited them after a year and imagine no more newborns died. That was a real a culture change from bad habits to good one and they were very happy.
Could you please comment on whether it is possible to find a healthy compromise between delayed cord clamping and cord blood donation?
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