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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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Many expectant mommas-to-be nickname their fetus, with “Peanut” being a popular choice—likely a reference to the size babies are when most women discover they’re pregnant. However, babies don’t stay peanut-sized for long. While comparing your fetus to a piece of produce or a sporting equipment might seem kind of absurd, it will help on your… Read more »

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April showers bring May… savings! This Mother’s Day, as we celebrate the inspirational love shared between mother and child, we also acknowledge the sacrifice, commitment and patience required to bring forth and raise a tiny human being. After all, motherhood is beautiful — it’s also very tiring. We know you have a million things to… Read more »

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Nathan Mumford, whose story was recently shared via the Save the Cord Foundation, is a 3-time cancer survivor and umbilical cord blood transplant recipient. Diagnosed at age 8 with Hodgkin’s disease, Nathan was given a 40% chance of survival if he underwent rigorous chemotherapy treatment. By Grade 6, doctors were able to inform Nathan’s family… Read more »

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