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What Is Cord Blood Used For?

What Is Cord Blood Used For? | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
Umbilical cord blood a medically and ethically acceptable source of stem cells and the future potential of these valuable cells provide hope for many.
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The Women Who Have A Pathological Fear Of Childbirth - Huffington Post

The Women Who Have A Pathological Fear Of Childbirth - Huffington Post | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
The Women Who Have A Pathological Fear Of Childbirth Huffington Post Estimates suggest that 13 percent of women postpone pregnancy, or avoid it altogether, a condition known as "tokophobia" -- a pathological fear of pregnancy and giving birth,...
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Why is Umbilical Cord Blood Important? Should You Bank It?

Why is Umbilical Cord Blood Important? Should You Bank It? | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
Cord blood banking is the process of collecting and storing your baby’s potentially life-saving umbilical cord stem cells for future use.
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Cord blood is rich in stem cells  - unique cells that have the ability to transform into just about any type of human cell - this makes them extremely valuable as potential life-saving cells for nearly 80 diseases and disorders, many of which were previously considered incurable.

In the future, this number is very likely to increase given the number of clinical trials and research currently being performed.

Unlike stem cells derived from in vitro fertilization, there is no political or religious or ethical issues using cord blood as it would normally be thrown away anyway. 

 

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Pregnancy Side-Effects and What to Do About Them

Pregnancy Side-Effects and What to Do About Them | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
How to cope with pregnancy problems such as backache, constipation, leg and foot cramps, cystitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, thrush and heartburn.
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Are You Pregnant? Wear the 'Due in a Few' Pin! - Extra

Are You Pregnant? Wear the 'Due in a Few' Pin! - Extra | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
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With celeb mom-to-bes like Courtney Lopez and Hilaria Baldwin, there is an inventive, new way for expectant mothers to share the joy of their pregnancy, especially in the early stages.
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Explaining What A Miscarriage Is (And Isn’t)

Explaining What A Miscarriage Is (And Isn’t) | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
Information on why a miscarriage occurs, what to expect, signs and symptoms, how it is treated and what effect it has on fertility.
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Things to Do Before Baby Arrives!

Things to Do Before Baby Arrives! | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
How to prepare for your baby’s arrival. A checklist for first time parents for getting ready for your newborn baby.
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How To Plan For A Baby Shower

How To Plan For A Baby Shower | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about planning and having a baby shower. From great ideas to hosting a baby shower without stress.
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I Am Pregnant, Now What Happens To My Body?

I Am Pregnant, Now What Happens To My Body? | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
Pregnancy timeline. Explaining what to expect when pregnant, the symptoms and signs and the fetal development throughout pregnancy.
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From The Sperm And Egg To A Fetus – What Happens In-Between?

From The Sperm And Egg To A Fetus – What Happens In-Between? | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
When does conception occur? Explaining the processes of ovulation, conception, fertilization and implantation.
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The 5 Stages Of Normal Pregnancy Grief - Mommyish

The 5 Stages Of Normal Pregnancy Grief - Mommyish | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
And thus begins the pregnancy half-truths, sometimes lies, usually delusional things you totally convince yourself of throughout the five stages of gestation in our minds. 1. Shock and Amazement: Surreal.
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Disorders of Fetal Brain Development

Disorders of Fetal Brain Development | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
During pregnancy, each of the fetal organ systems undergoes complex developmental changes. These systems are functional at birth and able to manage and support the newborn's body, although they ...
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Amazing to think that such complex development takes place in just 9 months!

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A Special Labor Of Love – Delivering Your Baby!

A Special Labor Of Love – Delivering Your Baby! | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
As a first-time mom-to-be, knowing about the early signs of labor and the different stages of labor may help you to feel less anxious about childbirth.
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AWESOME SELECTION OF PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS

AWESOME SELECTION OF PREGNANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IDEAS | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
Funny, romantic, creative and unique ideas for how to tell your partner, family and friends about your pregnancy.
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FETAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK BY WEEK

FETAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK BY WEEK | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it

Follow the amazing growth and development of your baby during your pregnancy week by week. From a fertilized egg to a newborn baby, you can chart the progress and the milestones of your baby's development.  

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Stages of Pregnancy - Scary Mommy

The Stages of Pregnancy, Stage 1: You just found out you're pregnant. You're excited (or horrified) and you can't believe you're going to be a mother. You may be scared to give birth and wonder how you're going to do it.
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Non-invasive first trimester blood test reliably detects Down's syndrome | Science Codex

Non-invasive first trimester blood test reliably detects Down's syndrome | Science Codex | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
New research has found that routine screening using a non-invasive test that analyzes fetal DNA in a pregnant woman's blood can accurately detect Down's syndrome and other genetic fetal abnormalities in the first trimester.
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Old Wives Tales On Pregnancy

Old Wives Tales On Pregnancy | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
There are so many myths about gender, what to do and not to do during pregnancy, things that can cause labor and more. What to believe and what not to.
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First Ultrasound In Pregnancy

First Ultrasound In Pregnancy | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
About having an ultrasound or sonogram during pregnancy, how it is done and what information it gives you. Difference between 2D, 3D and 4D ultrasounds.
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Am I Pregnant? Test

Am I Pregnant? Test | First Time Pregnancy | Scoop.it
Answers to questions on pregnancy testing. Learn how a pregnancy test works, when to take a pregnancy test and how to interpret the results.
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