The best way to record your baby’s first year!

The first year of a baby’s life is full of surprises and excitement. You have a new-born who is completely dependent on you who eventually grows up into a kid, runs around the house and keeps you on your toes! As parents, it is important to make memories of baby’s first steps, first words, and first moments!

So here are a few ideas that will help you record your baby’s ‘firsts’ in the best possible way!

  1. Capture each moment

Yes, most parents would be doing this already! It does not have to be a professional shoot, but just capturing all the moments are very important. Most parents have filled up their Instagram and Facebook with loads of cute and candid pictures!

Have a look – http://www.parents.com/baby/care/american-baby-how-tos/baby-photo-book/

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2. Document your baby’s growth and milestones

A scrap book is a perfect option to record your baby’s firsts. You can write a little about feelings of baby’s daddy, granny, grandpa and other family members. The book need not be fancy but should have all the moments and milestones recorded.  Here are some #DIY scrapbook ideas – http://www.marthastewart.com/274963/scrapbook-ideas-and-albums#235120

http://www.paperwishes.com/scrapbooking101/articles/how-to-create-a-baby-album.html

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Besides having a photo album, you can capture the first laugh or the first word in the form of a video. There is nothing better than seeing the actual footage of the baby’s adorable actions and compile into a video.

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4. A trunk of memory

Sometimes physical things have more value than pictures or a video. You can collect all the first things of your baby, like his/her first toy, or the first pair of clothing etc. You can make a box of all these things and save it. Also, the younger sibling could use the same toys or clothes to inculcate the value of sharing and bringing them emotionally closer.

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5. A personalized calendar

Sometimes it is good to record the time and date of the events. As many people like to remember first things through dates, you should record the baby’s too. Like the first day he/she crawled could be recorded through the date. With this, you could even record the baby’s progress and you will know exactly how the baby is developing and growing.  Here are some cute ideas – http://www.cardstore.com/blog/babys-first-year/

6. 365 days of the baby!

There was a trend on Instagram with 100 days of the baby. Similarly, there could be 365 days of the baby recording each and every move of the baby day on day. This will help you understand the progress of the baby. It is interesting in the first few days as the baby’s look and habits keep changing daily.

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7. Month on month recording

If you don’t have the time to record each day, you can make an infographic or a summary about the progress of the baby month on month. You could have few things which you can record regularly every month. Like the weight of the baby at the end of the month or their every new first in the month.

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Here are a few ideas that we have shared. But if you have done something innovative, do share and the most unique answer will win an exciting prize!!

Celebrate your baby’s firsts, they don’t come back!

 

HIV AIDS Awareness Month

1st December is marked as World HIV – AIDS Awareness Day. This year Babycell is spearheading an awareness drive throughout December month with hashtag #AIDwithStemCells for supporting patients suffering from HIV and preventing advancement of the disease. so here is an interesting article to help you understand the disease and role of cord blood in curing it

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What is HIV?

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This virus leads to Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome or AIDS. HIV completely breaks down the immune system and makes a person vulnerable to deadly diseases and infections.

Unlike other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV with routine medication.

 

Alarming numbers of HIV in India

 

  • 2.1 million Indians living with HIV
  • 86,000 new HIV infections each year in India
  • 1,30,000 annual deaths in India due to HIV

 

Transmission of HIV

HIV is spread from an infected person to another person’s body through

  • Blood transfusion
  • Non Sterilized injections
  • Sharing needles
  • Semen
  • Vaginal fluids
  • Through sexual contact
  • From mother to baby during birth.

Current treatment: Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) is the therapy being used widely but it is not a permanent cure. ART is the combination of several antiretroviral medicines used to slow the rate at which HIV makes copies of itself (multiplies) in the body. A combination of three or more antiretroviral medicines such as nucleosides, protease inhibitors and more is used manage HIV. It controls the virus and reduces the risk of further transmission.

 

Role of Cord Blood in Curing HIV: Timothy Ray Brown was diagnosed with HIV in 1995, and later also contracted leukemia, which is common in HIV cases due to the almost non-functional immune system. In 2007 he underwent a cord blood stem cell transplant for treatment of leukemia. Surprisingly, not only was he cured of leukemia but also of HIV. This led the scientists and hematologists to delve deeper into the stem cells used for his transplant. What they found was revolutionary since we now have a hope for such a large global population suffering from this disease. The cord blood stem cells used were from an unknown donor with a delta 32 mutation on the CCR5 receptor. Because of the ability of these stem cells to regenerate blood cells and immune cells, he got treated for both Leukemia and HIV.

 

Results: To support their findings, another organized clinical trial has been initiated, currently 4 HIV patients have been treated using cord blood stem cells and more patients are being recruited in a 3 year long trial in Spain.

 

Benefit: With the success of stem cell transplant 1 billion lives can be saved in next 10 years

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So go ahead and educate everyone that you know! Share the science and knowledge !!

 

 

What To Expect When You Are Expecting – Heidi Murkoff

What To Expect When You Are Expecting – Heidi Murkoff

Shop for: Rs 395.00

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Shop at: http://www.amazon.in/What-Expect-When-youre-Expecting/dp/1847393896

Regardless of everything we had heard about this book, it turned out to be the ‘Bible’ on the bookshelf for most pregnant ladies. We have sourced real book reviews from to-be-moms and let’s see what they have to say about this:-

1. Rathi Jain:- With its easy to understand, month-by-month account of what to expect for those nine months. Also it has an easy to understand question and answer format which tackles questions most pregnant women have. Though I found the tone of the book too ‘sickly sweet’ and their references to the size of the foetus almost nauseating to a point, by and large the book was useful. Once you are through with this book and you are holding your baby, buy the next one in the series – What to Expect In The First Year. To read more:- http://www.kidsstoppress.com/2016/06/mom-recommends-the-top-5-pregnancy-books-you-must-read-while-you-wait-for-baby-to-arrive/ 2. Deepika: This book has benefitted me in ways more than I thought. The way it deals with the never-exhausting details of pregnancy is unbelievable. It contains the right amount of information, described in the simplest of words yet significantly backed by medical facts. When anxiety, apprehension and curiosity are such big parts of pregnancy, reading through a book like this keeps you informed, aware, confident and prepared. Recommending this to every woman who’s contemplating the idea of

2. Deepika: This book has benefitted me in ways more than I thought. The way it deals with the never-exhausting details of pregnancy is unbelievable. It contains the right amount of information, described in the simplest of words yet significantly backed by medical facts. When anxiety, apprehension and curiosity are such big parts of pregnancy, reading through a book like this keeps you informed, aware, confident and prepared. Recommending this to every woman who’s contemplating the idea of child-birth, who’s already pregnant and postpartum moms. 3. Nirmala: Detailed description

3. Nirmala: Detailed description about the changes which happens month to month. It also covers the problems and difficulties faced during pregnancy and also ways to overcome it in few cases. Overall I recommend it strongly. 4. Raffi Darrow: I was a devotee of What to Expect, and also What to Expect the First Year. I learned a lot about what I was going through in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and learned what to look for in the coming months from its successor. To read more: http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/808372/top-pregnancy-books Credits and References: http://www.marasworld.com/top-35-best-selling-pregnancy-books/ http://www.amazon.in/What-Expect-When-youre-Expecting/dp/1847393896

4. Raffi Darrow: I was a devotee of What to Expect, and also What to Expect the First Year. I learned a lot about what I was going through in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and learned what to look for in the coming months from its successor.

To read more:

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/808372/top-pregnancy-books

Credits and References:

http://www.marasworld.com/top-35-best-selling-pregnancy-books/

http://www.amazon.in/What-Expect-When-youre-Expecting/dp/1847393896

Role of cord blood in curing juvenile diabetes

What is Juvenile Diabetes?

Juvenile Diabetes/Type 1 diabetes develops when a child’s pancreas stops producing enough insulin. Insulin lets blood sugar-also called glucose-enter the body’s cells, where it is used for energy. Without insulin, the amount of sugar in the blood rises above a safe level. As a result, children experience high and low blood sugar levels from time to time. High blood sugar can damage blood vessels and nerves throughout the body and increases your child’s risk of eye, kidney, heart, blood vessel, and nerve diseases.

Experts do not know what causes type 1 diabetes. But the cause may involve family history and maybe environmental factors like diet or infections.

Juvenile Diabetes is the 2nd most common chronic childhood disease in the world. It is estimated that India is housing about 97,700 children with Juvenile Diabetes. Surprisingly India has more diabetes patients than the United States.

Current treatment: Insulin is the only injection-based medicine that can keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range. It cannot reverse the disease.

Role of Cord Blood in Curing Diabetes: Infusing cord blood stem cells into the body, scientists  have proven that it can slow down the immune system’s attack on pancreatic cells producing insulin and perhaps replace them with healthy cells.

Results: So far 11 diabetic children aged 2 to 10 have been treated with their own cord blood. The follow up lasted between 3 and 31 months. The study concluded that stem cell transplant is a permanent cure and the treatment is feasible and safe.

Benefit: 1 in 3 Indians could be benefited with this novel cord blood stem cell therapy to treat diabetes.

 

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Everything you need to know about your second Trimester

When you are in your second trimester, it will be around your 13-14th week of your pregnancy. All the troubling symptoms like fatigue and morning sickness come to a halt and your mood also lightens up. You will feel healthier, energetic and all the small kicks start around this time. It is the most awaited trimester for all to-be-moms with lush hair and the facial glow!
The Second Trimester:-
The second trimester of your pregnancy is from week 13 to week 28, roughly the fourth, fifth and sixth month of your pregnancy. This is the fun and smooth period of your pregnancy and you will be more relaxed. As you go through the second trimester, you’ll gradually see your ‘bump’ grow and also feel your baby moving.

Week fourteen
You will feel an upswing in your mood and feel fully energized. Working out is important during this time. Your baby is about 4 inches long. All the tiny organs, nerves, and muscles start functioning. The intestines, kidney, and pancreas function fully.

Week fifteen
You’re probably still feeling pretty great, but keep an eye out for changes in your appearance. The baby’s nose, lips and taste buds are formed. The head is covered by a fine, soft hair.

Week sixteen
Around this time you will feel the baby’s movements! You may also feel the child pulling and grabbing the umbilical cord. The circulatory system and urinary tract are fully working, and he’s inhaling and exhaling amniotic fluid through his lungs.

Week seventeen
If you keep a stethoscope on your tummy you will be able to hear the heartbeat of your baby. This also helps many pregnant women feel comforting and relax. Your growing uterus has shifted. It is advisable to wear low heeled shoe around this time.

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Week eighteen

Your baby is fully active and using your tummy as a personal gym. He/She is able to grip on to things by this time. If you are expecting a girl, she will already be developing eggs in her ovaries.

Week nineteen

You are halfway through your pregnancy! The fetus measures around 6 inches by this time. The 5 sense organs also develop – taste, smell, hearing, sight and touch. The child’s skin is now losing its translucent look and beginning to develop pigment which will determine their skin tone.

Week twenty 

The baby is swallowing more this week, which is a good thing as it helps in digestion. You may want to find some good childbirth education classes. Babycell has an incentive – Mummy Ki Paathshaala – http://www.babycell.in/mummy-ki-paathshaala.php

Week twenty – one

The fetus now weighs about 360 grams. The eyebrows and eyelids are fully developed and the fingernails cover the fingertips. By this time the baby can hear everything. This is a good time to read or sing to your baby. Here are some smoothing tips for your baby  -http://blog.babycell.in/?p=784

Week twenty – two

The baby now is about 27 centimeters long from crown to heel. You may feel that the baby is gaining weight every now and then but the child still appears wrinkled. You have gained weight too. Your food intake also increases.

Week twenty – three

Your child is able to hear properly.  He/ she is able to identify your voice. The child can now hear your heartbeat and your stomach rumbling too. You may be moody and clumsy during this time. You may even have bleeding gums while you brush, but there is nothing to worry about.

Week twenty – four

By this time the child’s brain is growing rapidly. You may be noticing faint, red or brown streaks known as stretch marks on your abdomen and hips. Also, at this point, you may feel your eyes are dry. Use some mild eye drops.

Week twenty – five

This week the baby is more responsive to touch. It is important to get all your tests done as gestational diabetes is detected around this time. Cramps are common during this time.

Week twenty – seven

You baby begins to open up now and response to every sound. Since your baby is growing fast now, the brain development is also intense at this point. You should start eating healthy and consume food with more nutrients. Have a well-balanced diet. http://blog.babycell.in/?p=245

 

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Here are a few common experiences that you go through during your second trimester:

  1. An end to all the troubling symptoms

The 2nd trimester is said to be the most comfortable trimester. Most of the pregnant women love this period. Since it is a big relief from all the aches and morning sickness. It is recommend time for to-be-parents to plan their Babymoon.

  1. Increase in appetite

In the first trimester, you are busy dealing with nausea and food aversions, but in the second trimester all the cravings kick in. As the baby’s growth is rapid during this time, you need to start eating for two and not one. The right amount of nutrients have to be taken and you should have a balanced diet.

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  1. Your baby can listen to what you say

There are a lot of development in your second trimester, one of which the biggest is your baby is able to listen to all your conversations! The baby can hear your heartbeat, your stomach rumbling and even what you say! By the end of the 2nd trimester, the baby will be able to identify your voice

13454.    The baby starts kicking

This is one of the most exciting feeling for any to-be-mother! You baby’s first kick!

You may feel like the baby is playing karate inside your stomach. The baby is also able to grip onto things as the muscles become strong. Sometimes the baby will even grips on to the umbilical cord.

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  1. Changes in your skin tone

As your baby bump begins to grow, there are also changes in your skin tone.  Stretch marks are formed during this time. There are some home remedies that help you slow tone down your stretch marks! That strange dark line that runs all through your belly is called the linea nigra (but don’t worry, it will disappear post-delivery).

It’s advisable to know everything about your body, your baby and the big changes ahead in your life in your journey to becoming a mommy.

Tips of instating healthy habits in your child

Nutrition is important for your child. It depends on what your child eats and drinks.  It is important as parents to encourage children to eat a nourishing, balanced diet right from early years of their life. Your child needs to consume the right balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats and vitamins. Educating them on healthy eating early in life will help maintaining good health and immunity for the long run.

The food Pyramid

They key to healthy eating is to enjoy all variety in the right numbers. Here is a display of food divided into 5 categories to help explain what should be eaten when.  The five food groups are:

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Here is a bifurcation of the pyramid:

The bottom of the pyramid is the biggest part of the pyramid. It contains the foods you should eat in bulk:

  • Grain foods: always choose wholegrain and/or high fiber varieties of bread, cereals, rice, pasta, noodles.
  • Fruits and vegetables: They should make up a large part of your daily food intake. Ensure to encourage their consumption during every meal.

The middle of the pyramid contains foods you should eat some, but not too much:

  • Dairy: the foods in this group are excellent sources of calcium, which is important for strong, healthy bones.

The top of the pyramid is the smallest part of the pyramid. It contains foods you can eat once in a while:

  • Pulses: Helps to build proteins, maintain, and repair the tissues in our body.
  • Sugar Contains: Should be taken the least as they contain a large amount of fats.

Now that we have bifurcated the food into different groups, to encourage your children to eat this you should always have incentives:

The food chart

All children love to be encouraged, so when they follow your diet chart you can always appreciate them with a star and grade them. This way they will want to be good kids and will want to follow eating healthy!

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Tips for healthy eating:

  1. Make school lunch interesting for the children:

Most of the time children spend is in school. Packing the perfect lunch box for your child could be a challenge. It is easy to run out of ideas and more importantly to give them something new which is tasty and healthy. Here are a few healthy Lunch Box Recipes:

  • Oats Idlis
  • Upma
  • Bread Poha
  • Paneer and Salsa Tortillas
  • Multigrain Pizza
  • Moong Dal Chila

Click on the link to get the recipes here – http://food.ndtv.com/lists/10-best-kids-lunch-box-recipes-1434784

  1. Breakfast is the most important meal:

Breakfast is the best way to refuel your body. It keeps your kids healthy and active during the day. Skipping breakfast makes your child tired and restless. Breakfast also can help keep kids’ weight in check. Breakfast kick-starts the body’s metabolism too.  Here is a video which will help you understand the importance of it. – https://vimeo.com/122534561

  1. Involve your kids while cooking food:

If you involve your children into cooking or even let them help in preparing the meal with you then it will make them happier and also they will love to eat to eat the food they prepare. They will land up eat vegetables they refused to taste in the first place – https://vimeo.com/122534563

 

Mommies, we hope this helps you maintain a balanced but yet healthy diet for your children. Eat healthy, stay healthy!

Everything you need to know about your first Trimester

Having a baby is one of the most joyous phase of a woman’s life. But no matter how well you plan for your baby’s arrival, you may not be fully prepared for all of the changes in your body. With some healthy advice, nothing would come to you as a surprise.

Here are a few things that you need to know about your first trimester that will ensure a smooth and sound journey.

The First Trimester:-

The first trimester of pregnancy is a roller coaster of physical, emotional, and hormonal changes that may make you feel like you have little or no control over your body. The first trimester starts from the 1st week of your pregnancy to the 12th or the 13th week. It is important to figure out your current week and calculate your due date accordingly.

Week one & two:

We count the first two weeks as the gestational period. Week one begins with the first day of your menstrual period. So at this point you are not carrying the baby yet.

Week three:

At this point, the miracle of life begins. Although many sperms may enter the outer layer, only one will reach the ovum and fertilise. Around this time the baby’s gender is also determined.

Week four:

This is when your test results will appear positive: You’re pregnant! You may feel bloated and moody. All your early symptoms start kicking in. Morning sickness will also start around the same time.

Week five:

By this time your baby’s heart is formed and divided into four chambers. Soon this heart will start pumping blood. Your baby is about a centimetre long and the development of major organs like liver and kidney begins during this time. You may start feeling fatigue during this time and you will also have the urge to pee frequently.

Week six:

By this time, your baby’s face is taking shape. Now the baby starts to grow a nose, eyes, ears, cheeks and chin. Sometimes the baby is even growing tiny hands and legs. Mood swings and tiredness take a toll over your body. Morning sickness becomes worse.

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Week seven:

The baby has started producing about one hundred new brain cells by this week. With the development of brain cells, the heart has become more complex. All the joints in the arms and legs of the baby are forming.  Along with morning sickness and fatigue, food aversions will also start affecting you. All these symptoms will last till your first trimester comes to an end. @thebump.com

Week eight:

By the eighth week the baby’s toes and fingers have slightly webbed. The baby starts moving his hands and legs too (But you can’t feel it). Your baby’s taste buds are now forming too. Besides other symptoms, early pregnancy cramps also start. Your tummy starts expanding, you may experience heart burn and bloating.

Week nine:

By this time the baby becomes a fetus from an embryo. The heartbeat of the baby becomes stronger and there are distinct facial features. You will be really moody during this phase and have gained a kg or two as well. http://blog.babycell.in/?p=784

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Week ten:

In the tenth week, the baby has working arms and joints and his bones also start forming. All the vital organs start to function. Hair and nails start to grow by this time. The baby starts swallowing and kicking in there. The baby starts putting pressure on your organs, veins, muscles. You may feel really tired as the body is using all the energy to help the baby grow.

Week eleven:

You may not be able to feel it but the baby is moving comfortably.  It develops some skin and starts looking more like a baby. Tooth buds and hair follicles start growing.  You should try doing some exercise and relax your body during this phase.

Week twelve: 

In your 12th week, most of baby’s features are fully formed. The baby enters the growth phase. All organs and tissue start developing rapidly.

Here are few common experiences that you go through during your first trimester:

  1. Weight Gain and loss

During the first few weeks, your baby is very small. This means you will gain around 1-2 kgs. Sometimes, you could lose some weight due to morning sickness and a loss of appetite. In order to maintain a healthy weight, you should focus on maintaining a balanced diet and eat frequent meals.

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2. Fatigue

Feeling weak and tired is common symptom of your first trimester. Your metabolic rate during this time is way above normal. You could experience tremendous mood swings and hormonal changes during this period. Eating proper meals, consulting your doctor and taking multivitamins will help you overcome this feeling.

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3. Doctor Visits :

It’s always better to visit a gynaecologist before you plan your baby to ensure a healthy pregnancy and avoid complications. But once it’s confirmed that you are pregnant, it’s a must to see your doctor every week. This enables you to keep a check on you and your baby. There are also a few tests that need to be done in your first trimester. It is significant to ask your doctor about them and get them done in time.

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4. Food Aversions or Cravings

Food aversions are something that’s natural during your first trimester. During this time your digestion system slows down, resulting in a sense of repulsion toward food items that you once loved.

Cravings are the flip side of aversions. Although the cause is unknown, they may simply be your body’s way of telling you to eat what you can stand. It is advisable to check how healthy the food item that you are craving is, for before consuming it.

5. Morning Sickness

Nausea is typically an early warning sign of pregnancy. It may occur all through your first trimester, however the first few weeks are the most difficult. In this case consulting your doctor and asking them to prescribe you vitamins will provide some relief.

 

 

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  1. Heartburn

You might experience severe heartburn, especially during your first trimester. Heartburn, basically is a burning sensation in the oesophagus caused by stomach reflux. To avoid it, you can try eating frequent, smaller meals throughout the day. Avoid lying down immediately after eating something. Avoid eating food items that are spicy or greasy. http://blog.babycell.in/?p=667

When it comes to pregnancy, it’s better to be wise. For more information, visit our blog today! http://blog.babycell.in/

Interesting facts that you may not know about stem cells and stem cell research

Why is everyone opting for stem cell banking in India and why should you be interested in cord blood stem cells?
Cord blood is the blood that’s found in umbilical cord, the cord that connects mother and baby. Cord blood stem cells have an enormous potential to repair, heal and regenerate. These cells are the basics of our cellular system. These multipurpose cells can be differentiated to become specific or specialised cells, and they can help treat more than 80 diseases.

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The field of stem cells and umbilical cord blood stem cell banking is very interesting to study because people could actually get an idea about the real process through which a bunch of stem cells can transform into a huge array of trillions of healthy functional cells that are crucial for living.
Interesting facts about stem cells:-
All new – Thanks to umbilical cord blood stem cells they have a potential to give you whole new skin approximately every four weeks, a new gut lining every few days and a staggering 2 million new red blood cells every second.
All fresh – Researchers discovered umbilical cord blood is the richest and fresh source of stem cells since cord blood stem cells are unexposed to the external environment.

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Skin on demand – Doctors have discovered that cord blood stem cells can regenerate into epithelial cells and grow entire sheets of epidermis in the lab, only with no hair or sweat glands. This new skin can be used as grafts for patients with severe burns or other skin disorders.
One for the family – Your newborn baby’s cord blood stem cells are a 100% match for the baby and a suitable match for the sibling and other family members too! Now you know why you should opt for cord blood stem cell banking

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Lifesavers – In the last 25 years, more than 35,000 patients have received umbilical cord blood transplants –mostly for treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, metabolic disorders, immune deficiencies and other blood disorders.
There are 2 types of stem cell treatments (treatment using own stem cells or donated stem cells): Autologous and allogeneic ways are the two main types of stem cells transplants. When a patient receives stem cells from his own cord blood, he is said to undergo autologous cord blood stem cells transplant, whereas in case of allogeneic transplant, cord blood stem cells donated by another individual’s umbilical cord blood are used for the treatment.

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As a result, a prerequisite for allogeneic transplant is to find a donor match. Specific proteins known as the human leukocyte antigen found on the surface of each stem cell making each person’s tissue unique, are assessed to obtain an identical donor. However, in case of autologous transplants, HLA matching is not required.
Cord blood Stem Cells for Type 1 Diabetes: Stem cell research works to treat a variety of degenerative diseases, but an interesting fact is that they are also used in diabetes research. A study has proven injecting cord blood stem cells into the pancreas could cause them to develop into insulin-producing beta cells, replacing the damaged cells.
Should YOU support stem cell research and stem cell banking?
Stem cells have miraculous powers. It is thus important to understand the basics of stem cells and support their research because they have proven to be extremely useful in treating a wide range of diseases for which no effective treatment is present. Thus, these cord blood stem cells have the potential to unlock the key to successful treatment for the most deadly diseases, such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, pediatric stroke, blood cancers, HIV, which have been troubling mankind since ages, and if in any unfortunate scenario can affect you or your loved ones, doctors and scientists recommend a newborn baby’s stem cells are preserved upcoming baby’s stem cells and expecting parents must opt for the best stem cell banking facility in India.

Reasons why you should store cord blood

In today’s generation, one has access to a pool of information and news about the advancements of preventive medicine and healthcare. Stem cell banking facility is a big advancement in the preventive health segment, parents are confused about opting stem cell banking because they are unaware about stem cell preservation benefits. The article below lists down reasons why one must opt for stem cell banking for their upcoming baby.

Introduction:
There are a number of things that need to be kept in mind when it comes to securing the future of your baby. A new-born in your family brings in a lot of happiness, however, there is onus of securing your baby’s future as well. As modern responsible parents, it is recommended that every parent must give stem cell preservation a thought.
Take a look properties and advantages of stem cells that will help you understand the benefit of preserving your baby’s stem cells.

Stem cells have unique ability to regenerate into healthy cells and replace diseases cells:
Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into a number of ‘specialized cells ’such as blood cells, nerve cells, immune cells and more. If stem cells are preserved they can be used to cure various life-threatening diseases such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, total hearing loss, Hodgkin’s’ disease, sickle cell anemia, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Thalassemia, Hurler’s Syndrome, Myelodysplastic Syndromes and many others.

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Stem cells are a lifesaver for the entire family:
Stem cell preservation benefits are many; they can not only protect your new-born but also protect you and your family. Your baby’s stem cells are a 100% match, for himself and a potential match for a sibling or a member of the family. Make sure you choose the best stem cells bank to preserve your baby’s stem cells so that you can easily access them in times of difficulty. Besides, doing so will also ensure that you are not required to spend days or months looking for the right match.

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Stem cells can cure more than 80 diseases disorders:
By preserving stem cells, you have a better chance to fight over 80 diseases such as leukemia, sickle cell anemia, cerebral palsy, autism, multiple sclerosis, diabetes type 1. Umbilical cord blood stem cells have the ability to replace damaged cells and differentiate into healthy functional cells. Their power to regenerate into healthy cells gives them the ability to fight against a whole lot of diseases which were earlier incurable.

Bright future:
With the current ability of stem cells to cure so many diseases and disorders, scientists and researchers across the globe are looking to explore the complete benefits of stem cells in each and every field. While it can be used to cure certain problems, there has been a lot of research and clinical studies that is being conducted to explore further potential of stem cells.

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Currently, the scientist are researching ways to cure disorders such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease and more. We can expect a resolution to more than 100 diseases by 2018.
If you are looking forward to bank your baby’s stem cells, opt for the best stem cell bank which is ISO, GMP, GCP and GLP certified and make use of Double Sedimentation Spin technology for processing and cryopreservation of cord blood stem cells. A cord blood bank collects the cord blood, processes it, extracts stem and cryopreserves stem cells at -196 degree Celsius.
It is advised that you spend some time researching well-known stem cell banks in India. In the case of any doubts, get in touch with the experts to take a presentation and get all your doubts cleared.

With the above reasons, preserved stem cells can be considered as a lifesaver!