When I was pregnant, I carefully choose my midwife clinic, my nursery equipment and the name of my child, all while envisioning the healthy baby I couldn't wait to hold in my arms. One thing, I didn't think about was how I was going keep that baby healthy after he or she is born. One way it protect your child is to arrange for you baby's cord blood to be cryogenically stored.
What is the benefit of storing cord blood?Researchers are working hard to find a solution to prevent and treat many disease that cause poor qualities of life. One of the solutions they have found is the benefits provided by collecting ones cord blood. Cord blood is a rich source of viable stem cell, including hematopoietic cells, which can be used to improve over 75 hematopoietic and genetic disorders. Some of the conditions that have be improved with cord blood included Type 1 Diabetes, cerebral palsy, autism, and spinal cord injuries, to name a few. Currently researchers estimate that 1 in 3 Americans could benefit from regenerative medicine, with a zero percent risk of immune system rejection, with the use of one's own cord blood.
How do you harvest cord blood? Does it hurt the baby?
After the traumatic experience of a typical birth, the last thing I wanted as a new mom was to have my newborn experience more pain or trauma. Luckily, you can achieve the benefits of cord retrieval without interfering in the birthing process or harming the baby. The process involves inserting a syringe into the umbilical cord after its been clamped, to retrieve cord blood from the placenta. After being retrieved, the cord blood must be properly stored and developed in a cord blood program such as Insception Lifebank.
How do I arrange this process?When I was pregnant, I remember hearing about cord blood storage, but didn't realize the extent to which it would protect and possibly treat illness for my children in the future. After researching this process, I realize that although it can be expensive, the cost does not out weigh the benefits.
To help make the cost a little easier for you, Insception is offering $100 coupons to be used towards its cord blood storage services. The process is very simple! Visit Insception Lifebank's website and complete the registration process by providing your name and your baby's due date. A personalized coupon saving you $100 will be created, which is set to expire 10 days after the scheduled birth. The coupons are eligible for all Canadian blogs and families interested in making a life changing
decision – are you cord blood ready?
Visit Insception Lifebank Website for more information about cord blood, and the storage process.
The best gift you can give your child, is the hope for a healthy future!
I wish I had known more when I was pregnant!
I was compensated for this sponsored post made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. Coupons for this promotion are available to Canadian residents only. American registrations are welcome but unfortunately do not qualify for the coupons.