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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The day I found out I have high blood pressure

High Blood Pressure

Yesterday was not a good day for me. It started normally enough but by mid-morning I was convinced there was something wrong with me. You see, since last Saturday I have been doing the LighterLife which is a very low calorie meal replacement diet. As a result I had been feeling very tired, light headed and achy, but had thought nothing of it. This is unfortunate as it masked the symptoms of my blood pressure inching higher and higher. Towards the end of my pregnancy I began to have symptoms of pre-eclampsia (read about my difficult pregnancy) and as a […]

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