This post is sponsored by CBR®
I recently figured out that July is Cord Blood Awareness Month! We didn’t do any cord blood banking with our two kids and you can read more about my first time mom birth story here. However, I have to admit that I didn’t really do any research on it! Motherhood is a learning journey, and I’m constantly learning new things — things that may or may not have influenced me to do things differently. If only motherhood came with a rule book or something!
Now I still don’t know everything, but I did a lot of research. Since July is cord blood awareness month, I thought I would share a little and I would also love to get feedback from you!
What I’ve Learned About Cord Blood Banking
If you choose to do cord blood banking, the blood in the umbilical cord goes into a collection bag after the cord has been clamped and cut. There can be many advantages to doing cord blood banking.
According to CBR, “the stem cells found in cord blood have been used in the treatment of a range of conditions.” These conditions can include Aplastic Anemia, Sickle Cell Disease, and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
When you find out you are pregnant, there are so many different things you need to think about. I had several younger siblings and I babysat so I thought I knew a lot until I became a mother! Then I realized I knew nothing about being a mom and making the hard decisions.
With my first two pregnancies, I don’t even think I did much research on cord blood banking, if any. So I didn’t pursue it any further. I honestly thought it might have been a new thing, but it has actually been around for 20 years! Now that I know a little more about it, I feel like it could have some great benefits. With any choice you make, it’s important to do your own research and determine whether or not it’s a good fit for your family.
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