How Your Baby Grows in the First Trimester

Finding out you’re pregnant is a magical moment, and incredible things will happen right from the start of your first trimester. Your baby, which simply starts as a group of cells, will transform and grow into the amazing… Read More

4 Essential Pregnancy Nutrients

Good nutrition and a balanced diet go hand in hand in giving our bodies what they need to function. Now that you have a little one on the way, it’s even more important to get the right nutrients… Read More

COVID-19, Pregnancy & Cord Blood Banking

The current coronavirus pandemic is certainly concerning to everyone, but especially to mothers and expecting mothers. Currently, it’s unknown if pregnant women have a greater chance of getting sick from the COVID-19, but because of changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy, they may be at a higher risk of viral respiratory infections.1 Because the COVID-19 outbreak is so recent there are limited publications available analyzing its impact. However, in a small case study of babies born to mothers who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) none of the infants tested positive and the virus was not detected in any samples of amniotic fluid.2