Don't Cut the Cord on the Baby Too Soon, Study Warns

Study shows doctors may be clamping umbilical cord too soon. Credit: Getty Images
Some doctors may clamp off the umbilical cord a few minutes after a baby is born. Fresh research suggests that may not be such a good idea. Clamping off the...

30 Weeks Pregnant: What to Expect During Pregnancy

Your body is producing hormones that can cause your joints to loosen, which could make your feet grow. Credit: GE Healthcare If you're planning on donating or storing your baby's cord blood, you should get the paperwork in order before...

Spanish baby engineered to save brother

(Click the photo to read more Amazing Rescue Stories) It had to be devastating -- to learn that their son had a deadly genetic disease destined to cut his life short after just a decade. But then science reared its helpful head and offered a soluti...

Should you keep your kid's umbilical cord blood?

Should you bank your baby's umbilical cord blood in case of future illness? It's apparently all the rage amongst high-class clientele -- who can expect to pay upwards of $2,000 to get started. In short, the answer is "probably not." According to pedi...

Leukemia patient given own cord blood

A 3-year-old girl got a second chance at life after receiving a stem cell transplant of her own banked stem cells for Leukemia. When the girl, who is now six, was born in 1999, her parents saved some of the cells from her umbilical cord in case she n...


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