Friday, June 03, 2016

THAT ONE THING I REGRET AFTER HAVING A BABY


It has been 10years since I had my daughter Tammy. Yes, time flies so fast that I barely noticed that it has been a decade since I became a mother. At the time of my pregnancy, I would remember I read a lot of books and attended seminars about pregnancy, child care and even parenting. You can't blame me for doing all these since I want to be fully informed about everything because I'm a first time mom!




My Tammy!
My second pregnancy was year 2012. That pregnancy proved that one will never ever have an identical pregnancy experience. My experience when I had Tammy was so different with my second since I really struggled with that second. This was also the time when I've heard from my OB Gyne that I could protect my baby and my family to future illness and diseases through Cord Blood Banking and Cordlife. Unfortunately, I miscarried my second baby, so all our plans got shattered. 

Losing a child that I never had was the most painful experience in my whole life. You know that feeling when you are so overjoyed because finally your only child will be an "ate" already -but then all of a sudden it got lost! I can't really explain the pain. It was so painful that it came to a point where I blamed myself for losing my baby. At first, it was hard for me to accept it but then I kept on reassuring myself that maybe it happened because God has a much wonderful plan or  maybe it's really not yet time and so I moved forward without any regrets.
But did you know that there's one thing I regret after giving birth to Tammy~  and that is by not being able to bank her cord blood. If only I could turn back time...
If only Cordlife was already available here in the Philippines at the time when I had Tammy then I would definitely be doing it so. But should God bless us another baby, we will definitely enroll him/ her for cord blood banking. 

If you are pregnant or if you have any plans on having a baby anytime soon, I  hope you won't miss the opportunity to save your baby's cord blood the same way I missed to save mine.  I do really encourage you about this so I'm giving you this simple and brief CORD BANK BANKING BACKGROUND AND GUIDE since this would really protect your baby and your family from  future illnesses and diseases. 

WHAT IS CORD BLOOD
Cord blood, also called “placental blood”, is blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta following the birth of a baby and after the umbilical cord is cut. During pregnancy, the umbilical cord functions as a lifeline between mother and child. 

WHY SAVE YOUR BABY'S CORD BLOOD
Cord blood is a rich source of haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), These stem cells may be used to treat some of the most common cancers, such as leukaemia and lymphoma, solid tumors, metabolic disorders, immunodeficiency disorders and many others through stem cell transplant. (Click the this link for a more detailed list). Research showed that patients have a lower chance of complications in transplants when they receive stem cells from a relative.

WHAT ARE STEM CELLS
They  are primarily responsible for replenishing blood and regenerating the immune system. They also have the unique ability to differentiate into various cell types found in blood which are:

Red Blood Cells - which carries oxygen to all cells in the body
White Blood Cells - fights infection
Platelets - which assist blood clotting should there be an injury

WHO CAN BENEFIT FOR YOUR BABY'S CORD BLOOD
The cord blood present in the umbilical cord could offer hope for the child or members of the family.

WHAT HOW IS THE PROCESS OF CORD BLOOD COLLECTION
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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO STORE A CORD BLOOD Cordlife offers flexible payment modes that would surely fit your budget which includes 0% monthly instalment on the one-time upfront fee and PhP 8,000 per year or PhP 667 per month for the annual fee to maintain the storage of the baby's stem cells thereafter.

WHEN SHOULD YOU ENROLL
It is important to make your decision about banking prior to your delivery date so that you and your Caregivers can be properly prepared for the collection procedure. You only have one chance to collect your child’s cord blood at birth and therefore is an important decision to make.

The list of stem cell treatable diseases continues to grow at a rapid pace.Thus saving your baby’s cord blood now can ensure your child's access to his/her own stem cells for such cellular therapy in the future.

For more information you may visit Cordlife's website at www.cordlife.ph -

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Xoxo,

Jaimie 

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1 comment:

  1. I am sharing this to my boyfriends's sister coz she's having her first baby now in Jeddah.

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