• Pregnancy
    Apgar Score
    What Is the Apgar Score?
    At 1, 5, and 10 minutes, your baby's breathing, pulse, movements, skin color, and responses are assessed. In South Asian and black babies, the color of the mouth, palms of the hands, and soles of the feet are checked. Each is given a score betwee...
  • Cord Blood Banking
    Cord Blood Banking
    Stem Cell Collection
    The collection of stem cells, which are found in the umbilical cord, is a relatively new private service. Stem cells develop into many different types of cell in the body and can be used to treat diseases such as leukemia by replacing diseased ce...
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    Week 40 of Pregnancy
    You are 40 Weeks Exactly Pregnant
    Your baby todayIt's been wonderful to see your baby's progress and facial features as each day of the pregnancy has passed by. 2D and 3D ultrasound images, as well as MRI, have all played a part in giving us a glimpse into the fascinating and com...
  • ultrasound of human fetus 30 weeks and 2 days
    Week 31 of Pregnancy
    You are 30 Weeks and 2 Days Pregnant
    Your baby todayYou will be aware of times when your baby is especially active and times when he is more quiet. There is still a lot of space for your baby to move within the uterus but it is likely that there will be a favorite spot that receives...
  • Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
    Cord Blood Banking
    Umbilical Cord Blood Banking
    Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Baby Talk Umbilical cord blood banking is the process of saving and storing cord blood at the time of birth for its therapeutic stem cells. Umbilical cord blood banking is something you might want to talk to your doc...
  • Caring for Your Body After Giving Birth
    After Delivery
    After Baby Is Born: Post-Delivery Details
    After Baby Is Born: Post-Delivery Details During your hospital stay you probably are not going to feel like going dancing. You've just gone through some pretty heavy work (there's a reason they call it labor) and there is a strong possibility ...
  • Newborn baby been examined immediately after childbirth
    After Delivery
    What Happens to the Baby After Delivery?
    Houston, We Have a Baby! Shortly after the baby's birth, whether it's a vaginal birth or a c-section, the baby will be evaluated for its ability to adapt and transition normally to life outside the uterus. To aid in this process, the baby is tra...