Hi all... FTM here, 28 weeks with my first... I have the pregnancy web MD app and this week it came up with "have you considered cord blood banking?".. Now, I've heard all about stem cells when they came out all over the news and even looked a bit more into it myself but I had never heard of this..
After giving birth they take a small amount of the umbilical cord blood and tissue and store it for future use.. They say on the baby, if any diseases develop later on and possibly on other family members if the cells are a match, which is decided by a six factor system (not blood type)... So far they have cured such things as diabetes, kidney diseases, asthma etc..
I have had a look online and requested some info packs from a couple of companies who store the samples.. But I'd like some other opinions.. Any thoughts?