One major issue that must be decided upon prior to the birth of the child is whether or not to preserve the baby’s cord blood. Ever since a child was successfully treated with cord blood stem cells to cure his Fanconi anemia in 1988, the popularity of cord blood banking has increased. Here are the pros & cons of cord blood preservation.
When should you pack your hospital bag for pregnancy? By the third trimester, in case of emergency, and keep it stored in the trunk of your car. We’ve rounded up 3 of the best hospital bag checklists on the Internet, along with a link to what NOT to pack in your hospital bag for the birth of your baby.
After some contractions and cramping at 19 weeks, my ultrasound showed placenta previa, a serious pregnancy complication in which the placenta covers the cervix. Here are some online resources that explain what placenta previa means to expectant moms and placenta previa questions to ask your doctor.