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Being pregnant is a miracle, truly. For nine months, moms-to-be enjoy the feeling of something beautiful growing inside them. That, and the odd wave of nausea, seriously sensitive bladders, the occasional backache and hormones that have you laughing one minute, and crying the next. One of the hardest things to handle when pregnant (and one… Read more »

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Chances are, you’ve never truly experienced cabin fever until you’ve spent a winter indoors with a newborn. But now that fewer layers are in order, it’s easier to get outside on a regular basis. Getting outdoors benefits both babies and moms; fresh air and exercise can do wonders for post-partum mental and physical health, as… Read more »

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Cells for Life cord blood bank

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Seven boys and two girls have been cured of sickle cell anemia thanks to an improved treatment pioneered by the Alberta Children’s Hospital! Historically, sickle cell anemia has required a high-risk treatment plan leading up to a stem cell transplant. For many patients, the medication used throughout treatment was either unsuccessful or fatal – that… Read more »

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