What is cord blood banking and should you do it?

What is cord blood banking and should you do it?

The banking of umbilical cords and blood is a hot topic at the moment, yet when I was pregnant just a year ago I had no idea what it was about. I vaguely remember someone, possibly a midwife, asking if I would be doing it, but I received no guidance so I assumed it was along the same lines as taking home your placenta to eat. No thanks! If like me you haven’t heard of cord and blood banking before then this infographic created by Smart Cells will explain the basics of what it is and how it’s done. What […]

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My Birth Story

Grumpy Mum's Birth Story

The day I found out I was pregnant was one of the best of my life. We hadn’t been trying long but as I was the ripe old age of 34 I had worried that we might struggle. I must have used 30 tests in the weeks after finding out, just to make sure… Then the morning sickness started and I no longer needed a little strip of paper to convince me I was pregnant. Apart from severe morning sickness, my first trimester passes without distinction and soon it was time for my 12 week scan. I was both nervous […]

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Bump to Birthday Pregnancy Journal – Review

Bump to Birthday Book Review www.grumpymum.co.uk

What is it? The bump to birthday journal is part of the journals of a lifetime collection. The journal is a way for expectant mothers to record their thoughts, feelings and experiences during their pregnancy and first month of being a new mum. About the product The Bump to Birthday journal is a hard back book with a nice weight to each page. The journal comprises of a page for each week of pregnancy, additional pages such as 12 and 20 week scan, a page for each week of the first month of your babies life and pages for major […]

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