FamilyMotherhoodpregnancyThoughts

Cord Blood Banking: We’re In!

ry=480-2

There are so many measures we take as parents to protect our little ones.  From the best car seats, to broad spectrum sunscreen, to what we let them eat like raw foods and organic just about everything.  We work eagerly as parents in our day-to-day protecting our children.  But what about their future?

As a family, we don’t think twice about making an investment in our health. Did you know saving your baby’s cord blood stem cells now can give your family the tools for a fighting chance against serious diseases and damaging conditions? Cord blood stem cells are helping medical advancements take place, and for me, not investing in our family’s future is simply not an option.

I first found out about cord blood banking with Cord Blood Registry (CBR), eight years ago when I was pregnant with my first-born, Jackson.  My best friend in NYC called me and told me I needed to check out this company and the benefits that went along with saving your baby’s cord blood stem cells.  I immediately got on the phone and spoke to a very knowledgeable representative and by the end of the call I knew I was banking my baby’s cord blood.  When I considered how much money is being spent on toys and clothes that the babies outgrow, spending money on cord blood banking just seemed like a no brainer.

ry=480

Here I am now eight years later having my unexpected 4th baby and shockingly the same representative is proudly still working at CBR and helped me with the process once again.  Of course this time around technology has advanced (like it always does) and it’s not just cord blood banking they offer, but now CBR offers the opportunity to also save your baby’s umbilical cord tissue, which contains different types of cells than what is found in the cord blood. The cord tissue is being researched for the ability to help repair and heal the body in different ways than cord blood stem cells. There are many areas being researched with the various cell types found in cord tissue from conditions that affect the skeletal system to wounds, burns and ulcers.

Thanks to the parents who save or donate their newborns’ cord blood, the Ob/Gyns who collect, and the physicians and researchers who use it, there have been 30,000+ transplants using cord blood stem cells performed worldwide.  But the science doesn’t stop there.

IMG_1818

Schaffer002

As a mom, you don’t like to see your child with a cold or a scraped knee, never mind a life threatening illness.  Saving our child’s cord blood and cord tissue is such an immeasurable investment.  After talking to our pediatrician and learning how he saw cord blood banking save a child’s life that simply was enough for me.  I also learned that families who decide not to save cord blood for themselves may donate their child’s cord blood to a public bank, where it is available for any patient in need, and they can still be part of the bigger scientific process by enabling someone else to potentially use these cells.

Choosing to preserve our children’s cord blood stem cells with CBR is definitely one of the best investments we have made in our family’s future.  I don’t question our decision to invest in this at all and watching how the research evolves year after year has been quite reassuring.

IMG_6705

If you’re interested in finding out more, you can request information on my personal referral page ~ CityGirlGoneMom Referral Page.

Each week CBR gives away a chance to win FREE cord blood banking with them.  Click here to enter to save your baby’s stem cells for FREE.

Giveaway:  CBR sponsored 40 Weeks The Movie and we have three copies to giveaway!  It’s a beautiful film that follows the lives of women through pregnancy.  All you have to do is follow both CBR and citygirlgonemom on Instagram, then post a photo of your baby bump and (tag us both) & use the hashtag #mybabyisworthit

Three lucky winners will get a copy of the film.  This contest will run for 7 days.  Winner announced next week!

This Post is Sponsored!  Thank You for Sponsoring CityGirlGoneMom.  

Disclaimer: I received a discount from CBR for sharing my story. 


JI6A6971
JI6A8171


 

 

5 comments

  1. […] Danielle created a lifestyle blog about her journey as a mom who started in New York City and was whisked away by her Naval Officer husband to North Carolina, then sunny San Diego.   Learn more about Danielle and her family at citygirlgonemom.com. […]

  2. I did this with our Son, Ryan. I feel a sense of relief knowing that I have it in case we should ever need it. Of course, we hope that we won’t!! I am happy to hear that they are now able to save the Umbilical Cord as well for even more possible benefits. As technology continues to advance, who knows what our Children’s Cord Blood will be able to help them with in the future. The possibilities could be endless!

    1. Danielle Lucia Schaffer

      That is wonderful to hear…. It always amazes me where science can go….

  3. […] Danielle created a lifestyle blog about her journey as a mom who started in New York City and was whisked away by her Naval Officer husband to North Carolina, then sunny San Diego.   Learn more about Danielle and her family at citygirlgonemom.com. […]

  4. […] you haven’t had the chance to read my blog post about why we bank with CBR, click here.  I truly can’t say enough amazing things about CBR and the entire […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Send this to a friend