• 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...
  • 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...