Umbilical Cord Blood: Keep It or Ditch it?


It is estimated that about one child in every 1,000 to 200,000 (yes, this is a large range, but the studies differ) may have a future illness that could benefit from having his or her own cord blood saved. Families choosing to bank cord blood may find this procedure to provide some peace of mind, much like having an insurance plan where you pay for a service that may or may not ever be needed. Read more... Continue Reading

Mom’s Exercise Helps Baby’s Heart


Even though some expectant mothers may be leery about it, medical experts say a thoughtful exercise program is good for both mother and child. The baby also benefits. One study found that when an expectant mother works out, her fetus reaps cardiac benefits in the form of lower fetal heart rates. Continue Reading