LOS ANGELES, March 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Best Ever Baby, the only non-governmental organization (NGO) that bridges the gap between conventional and alternative medical practices, announces a new guide for expectant mothers looking for evidence-based information about cord blood banking. The eBook raises questions such as ethical and financial considerations to practical information about how the cells are stored, the process involved and potential future health benefits.
Written by Kim Walls, who was named one of the "9 Wonder Women of the Natural Industry," the eBook includes input by experts and aims to explain cord blood preservation so parents can make an informed decision about banking umbilical cells. The book, which will serve as a companion to the Best Ever Baby Birth Plan + Hospital Bag Checklist, will be available for download at www.besteverbaby.com.
Cord blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord and placenta immediately after baby is born. What makes cord blood special is that it contains unique stem cells (blood- forming and progenitor cells) that can reproduce themselves and diversify to potentially replace a person's entire immune system. The process of collecting, preserving and storing the stem cells from umbilical cord blood is referred to as banking.
"Pregnant women face a barrage of choices and our goal at Best Ever Baby has always been focused on helping her make the most informed decisions for her and her new baby. Cord blood banking is a well-debated topic that many families remain conflicted about. Our goal is to demystify any fears, serve up the facts and provide easy to digest, honest information so that parents can make the right decision about cord blood banking for their family."
The guide will also be available through a partnership with Stemcyte, the most trusted cord blood bank with unsurpassed transplant expertise. Stemcyte is a global leading cord blood therapeutic company that offers public and private cord blood banking.
About Best Ever Baby
Best Ever Baby is a collective of natural industry experts, advisors and brands that support the goal of raising healthy babies from day one. Our tools and resources support new parents as they navigate through pregnancy and the first year of a baby's life so that they can make wholesome choices for their family. For more information visit BestEverBaby.com or find us on Facebook at BestEverBaby or on Twitter @besteverbaby1.
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