Role of a Father in pregnancy

We all know that father’s make a very special place in our lives even before we are born. Let’s say that our wonderful fathers done that double shift or sacrificed that weekly off to become more financially stable. Let’s not forget those all nighters to ensure you and mommy slept peacefully. This is just the tip of the ice berg. In fact, it takes almost the same amount of toll on the dad as much as on the mother while preparing for the baby.

Hence whenever we arrange ANCs we make it a point to keep a separate session for the expecting fathers where we talk and discuss about their perspective and apprehensions while they are entering this new role as a father.

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While discussing the role of a father here we will consider 3 aspects:

  • During pregnancy
  • During labour
  • Post pregnancy

During Pregnancy

They say it’s not just the mother but also the father who experiences pregnancy, although not physically but mentally and emotionally;

Take a few minutes every day to discuss your doubts and queries

Since the breasts become tender especially during the early weeks of pregnancy be careful when you get intimate. Avoid sexual intercourse in case of bleeding and pain. You can still keep the romance alive with some foreplay (let her know that despite of the weight gain and hormonal imbalance she still is as appealing as before).

Discuss your finances and investments with your wife to assure her that you do have a plan. This will ascertain her financial stress is reduced.

Help her with good sleep since the stress and anxiety will do a lot of talking.

Try to accompany her with every prenatal check-up.

Try to be around her when she is going through the “Morning Sickness” phase since this will be accompanied with a lot of mood swings (understand it’s the hormones talking).

Although there is a lot of literature on preparing to be a father, along with enlightening yourself by reading this you may also join a Lamaze class (which teaches you a father’s role during pregnancy and labour).

Pregnancy includes a lot of healthy eating and avoiding junk, try to be a part of this healthy eating carnival with you wife to support her and show her that even you a part of this change. Once in a while you may want to exhibit hands on your culinary skills “as an experimental chef” just to surprise her (then even if it means blending a milkshake and presenting it in an exotic way).

Encourage her to exercise under an expert with the doctor’s consent preferably through  an antenatal class.


During Labour

As the due date starts nearing a mixed feeling of excitement and anxiety will encroach upon you and your expecting wife

Calm yourself first and then try to calm your panicking wife (your meditation and breathing exercise lesson will be your savior here).

Since you would be already on a paternal leave you must read a bit on 3 stages of labour.

Anxiety can lead to pregnancy induced hyper tension in expecting mothers hence you need to divert her from the same. Lighten the environment by playing her favorite movies, music, call over some close friends for an evening chat over some tea or coffee

As the days pass by they may seem long so instead of waiting and anticipating enjoy each moment with her

Make sure that the mom-to-be has packed her bag if you are planning to have the delivery outside your home (hospital or birthing centre).

Stock the house with essentials so this saves you from running around post-delivery.

Update yourself with the knowledge regarding the Brackston Hicks contractions (false contractions) from your concerned gynecologists. Learn to time the contractions.

Make sure you are well hydrated and stuffed with some healthy food to remain energetic

Once the contractions begin these may last up to 14 to 16 hours or even more.

While she is being taken to the labour room run her through the breathing exercises that you learnt in your Lamaze class.

During the second stage of labour as the baby is being pushed out comfort the mother with some light massage on her forehead and hands. This is “sparsh chikitsa” (touch therapy by the ones who love you!)

If the mother is unable to maintain the much-required skin-to-skin contact you can do it to help your baby know its father (some men even get topless to get a better feel)


When things don’t go as per the plan, it becomes a bit disheartening for the mother as well as for you. This could be in case of an induced labour which an emergency call taken by the doctor in case the contractions don’t begin even once the due date arrives

In any situation, you as a father must remain as strong as possible as this will help the expecting mother to gain more confidence

In case of pregnancy induced hypertension help the expecting mother calm down with the breathing exercises.



Post- Pregnancy:

Now that you have successfully welcomed your little angel, this little one has come with a lot of added responsibilities.

Say goodbye to your sleep since for initial few days you may have to go on night shifts while the newbie mommy recovers from the labour exhaustion and gets some good sleep.

Try to have a domestic help as laundry and cooking are your two new friends!

While you make sure that the new mom is eating well you must do it too.

Help her begin her exercise routine as soon as the doctor gives a green signal.

Learn things like changing the diapers, sponging your baby, massaging the baby occasionally, putting the baby to bed. This will not only make your wife feel better but also improve your bonding as a father with your baby.

Post-partum depression is a serious case and needs to be handled very delicately. In case you feel your wife is suffering from one do not hesitate to take her to a counselor asap. Together you can overcome this phase as well!

Be responsible to accompany your child and your wife for regular check –ups post pregnancy

For the first six months while the mother will be busy feeding the child exclusively the breast milk, help her ease down the back with some soothing massages. Attend the lactation classes with her to help her get a better ”breast feeding” experience.

In case of working and ambitious mothers let them know that you respect their work and encourage them to go ahead and follow their dreams. Remember it’s important to let her know that although she has acquired a new role as a mother with new responsibilities, she still has a life of her own and can choose to do whatever she aspires to do.



Blog by – Dr. Kranti Nimkar Kumta


International Women’s Day – a tribute to the S-heroes

International Women’s Day (a.k.a. IWD) was celebrated by us all and many of us have already liked social media posts or videos across the web. We all know that this day is dedicated to the species from Venus, but how many of us know what exactly IWD is? Why is it celebrated?

International Women’s Day is a day when we celebrate the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women. This day also marks for accelerated ‘gender parity’. It all started back in the year 1908, when a group of 15,000 women marched on New York streets and openly demanded for their rights, better pay and shorter working hours. Since then, every year on 8th March, the entire world joins hands together to support, raise, inspire and motivate women across all fields of work. Every year, there are new challenges to female success, which make it difficult to achieve gender equality in all aspects of their lives. So, people across the globe come together to inspire and celebrate women’s achievements. The entire world rejoices in the extraordinary acts of women by standing together, as a united force to advance gender equality around the world.


Past years have focused on various themes such as ‘Woman and Human Rights’ and ‘World Free of Violence Against Women’. Last year, the IWD theme was ‘Pledge for Parity’. It was around asking people all over the world to pledge to help women achieve equality with men. This was to encourage women and girls to achieve their ambitions, face challenges and sustain against all odds and create inclusive flexible cultures.

This year, the theme for International Women’s Day was #BeBoldForChange. This theme was around women empowerment where the objective was to take bold steps to change today’s scenario where women are still striving hard to prove and stand up for themselves and fight against the stereotype belief of the society. The best part of such stand is that the society is changing; Changing in a better way! According to the recent National Family Health Survey 4:

  • The gender ratio at birth has increased to 919 per 1000 men compared to 914 per 1000 men NFHS 3.
  • The number of hospital births has increased to 78.9% from 38.7%
  • The number of mothers receiving full antenatal care has rose to 21% which was 11.6% in the last decade.


The color of the theme is Purple that symbolizes dignity and justice which are the two important goals of IWD aim to achieve for all women in all parts of the world.

Babycell understands that, the current conventional thoughts of the society towards women need to be changed and hence came up with #KillTheStereotype campaign in a humorous way. Here, we encouraged couples to talk about women killing the orthodox patriarchy, existing social beliefs and doing something extraordinary in various aspects of their lives. We also asked the husbands to share, in what way are they supporting their wives to kill these social-conventional opinions. Being in 21st century, it is high time that the women stop bearing all the social barriers and stand tall against all odds. For this, we all should take a step forward to #KillTheStereotype. This campaign is a tribute to all women across the globe for their great courage for proving that they are equal or better than the men.


The importance of consuming Folic Acid during pregnancy

What is Folic Acid?

Folate and folic acid are forms of a water-soluble B vitamin. Folate occurs naturally in food, and folic acid is the synthetic form of this vitamin.

Where is it found?

Foods that are naturally high in folate include leafy vegetables (such as spinach, broccoli, and lettuce), okra, asparagus, fruits (such as bananas, melons, and lemons) beans, yeast, mushrooms, meat (such as beef liver and kidney), orange juice, and tomato juice.

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 Benefits of Folic Acid

Folic acid is used for preventing and treating low blood levels of folate (folate deficiency), as well as its complications, including “tired blood” (anemia) and the inability of the bowel to absorb nutrients properly. Folic acid is also used for other conditions commonly associated with folate deficiency, including ulcerative colitis, liver disease, alcoholism, and kidney dialysis.

Folic acid is used for memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, age-related hearing loss, preventing the eye disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD), reducing signs of aging, weak bones (osteoporosis), jumpy legs (restless leg syndrome), sleep problems, depression, nerve pain, muscle pain, AIDS, a skin disease called vitiligo, and an inherited disease called Fragile-X syndrome. It is also used for reducing harmful side effects of treatment with the medications lometrexol and methotrexate. Some doctors recommend to apply folic aciddirectly to the gum for treating gum infections.

Importance of Folic Acid before and during pregnancy

If you’re pregnant or might become pregnant, it’s critically important to get enough folic acid, the synthetic form of vitamin B9, also known as folate. Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant must take folic acid to prevent miscarriage and “neural tube defects,” birth defects such as spina bifida that occur when the fetus’s spine and back do not close during development.

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 How much folic acid you need?

To reduce your baby’s risk of developing a neural tube defect, experts recommend that you take 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid a day, beginning at least a month before you start trying to get pregnant. Don’t take more than 1,000 mcg per day of folic acid unless your healthcare provider advises you to. This is particularly important if you are a vegetarian. Vegans are at risk of being deficient in vitamin B12 and taking too much folic acid would make it hard to diagnose that deficiency.

Is the supplement recommended?

Yes. Many authorities, including FOGSI, ACOG and the March of Dimes, recommend that all women of childbearing age take a multivitamin with folic acid or a folic acid supplement every single day

Signs of a folic acid deficiency

The signs of folic acid deficiency can be subtle. You may have diarrhea, anemia, loss of appetite, and weight loss, as well as weakness, a sore tongue, headaches, heart palpitations, and irritability.

If you’re only mildly deficient, you may not notice any symptoms at all, but you won’t be getting the optimal amount for your baby’s early embryonic development.


Movies to watch this holiday season

You’re probably eating, sleeping and reading everything related to pregnancy all day long.

So why not do something different for a bit? What better way than spending time watching movies? So here are 6 beautiful movies that will not only prepare you for motherhood but also give you that much needed me-time. They are fun and relaxing to watch and we can’t think of a better way for you to welcome this New Year at home!

What to Expect When You Are Expecting.

The most obvious pick for pregnant women, this holiday season. It follows the lives of six women who are having a baby, including Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz. This movie covers all the pregnancy problems that are possibly out there. It also fun to watch and you can relate to it.



She’s Having a Baby.

This might be an old movie from 1988 but this rom-com is a ‘must watch’. After all, you have Kevin Bacon playing the lead. It follows the life of a happy couple who is a bit unprepared for the reality of parenthood. Enjoy this one with a tub of ice-cream!


Raising Arizona

If you just want to sit back and laugh, you should definitely pick this one! This movie is about a couple that can’t get pregnant. When they see the chance, they steal one of a rich man’s quintuplets. Who needs five babies anyway? Right? And as you can predict, drama and hilarity ensue, making their life more complicated than they thought it could get.


Finding Nemo

A Disney movie has to be on your list and this universally acclaimed one should be THE one! ‘Finding Nemo’ shows the beautiful relationship between a father and son, as the former swims through the ocean looking for his lost son.  Enjoy the emotional roller-coaster with these two as they fight all odds to be reunited!


Salaam Namaste

One of the top pregnancy movie in Bollywood is ‘Salaam Namaste’ starring Preity Zinta and Saif Ali Khan as the lead pair. The movie deals with two Indians in a live in relationship in Australia which ends up in an unplanned pregnancy. The movie is fun, dramatic and also has some incredibly catchy songs!


Knocked up

Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen’s PG- 13 movie- ‘Knocked Up’ would be the slightly raunchier movie on our list. This hilarious movie follows the story of a very incompatible and unlikely pair that have a one night stand and end up with an unplanned pregnancy. Watch how they maneuver through the hilariously unexpected situation and come out stronger in the end!6


So sit back and enjoy these movies with your spouse or by yourself and have an educational, yet enjoyable holiday! Don’t forget to keep a tub of popcorn ready!

Everything you need to know about your Third Trimester

After passing through the first and second trimester stages, you would now like to know what to expect in the third trimester. You might feel that your belly can’t get any bigger but it will get bigger all through your third trimester. So, here is all that you need to know about your third trimester.

The third trimester of your pregnancy is from week 28 to week 40, which is usually 7-9 months. The feelings during this trimester tends to vary from nervousness to excitement about the baby coming.

Here is a week by week guide to your third trimester pregnancy.

Week Twenty Eight

By this week, your baby weighs nearly over 1 kilogram. At about this time, your baby can open his/ her eyes and turn his head. His fat layers are forming and his new shiny fingernails appear. At this stage, you will be nervous and excited about the baby. Start selecting possible baby names and begin planning the baby’s arrival!

Week Twenty Nine

Your baby’s head is getting bigger, and brain growth is very rapid at this time. Nearly all babies react to sound by the 30th week. During this time, your baby needs the maximum amount of nutrients and so you need to eat a large amount of protein, Vitamin C and calcium. In this week, the baby’s skeleton hardens even more and the brain, muscles, and lungs continue to mature.

Week Thirty

While your baby may soon slow up growing, but only in length. He/she will continue to gain weight until he or she is born. In this week, your baby continues to open and shut his eyes. As you and the baby continue to grow, don’t be worried if you feel breathless. This is because, as the baby is growing your uterus is pressing against your diaphragm.

Week Thirty One

You may notice lesser moments of your baby in your tummy. The baby is growing and does not have enough space to move. You’ve probably gained about 2 kilograms this month. Gaining weight is normal during this time.


Week Thirty Two

Your little one’s lungs won’t be fully developed until just before birth. The baby when awake will be practising all necessary skills like breathing, kicking and sucking. Some babies have a crown of hair already, others have only a few wisps. In this week, your body begins to start prepping for delivery by flexing its muscles. If you feel your uterus bunching or hardening periodically, those are Braxton Hicks contractions. These are like a pre-labor rehearsal before the real moment.

Week Thirty Three

Your baby should already be getting ready for delivery by turning upside-down i.e. his head should be pointing down for a normal delivery.  Your doctor will be paying careful attention to your baby’s position in the coming weeks. Keep visiting your doctor regularly.

Week Thirty Four

Your baby is getting rounder as she/he will need the fat layers later to regulate the body temperature. If you don’t already talk to your baby, this is a good time to start. If you’ve been nervous about going into premature labour, you’ll be happy to know that most babies born at week 34- 35 and can survive outside the womb.

Week Thirty Five

By this week the wall of your uterus and your abdomen stretch thinner and let in more light for your baby.  Also, your baby will begin to develop daily activity cycles. This week, your little one is now sporting fingernails and has a fully developed pair of kidneys.

Week Thirty Six

You may begin to feel an increased pressure in your lower abdomen and notice that your baby is gradually dropping. This is called lightening or engagement, and your lungs and stomach will finally get a chance to stretch out a little.

Week Thirty Seven

By this week, many babies now have a full head of hair, with locks around one inch long. But don’t be surprised if his or her hair isn’t the same colour as yours.

Week Thirty Eight

Babies at week 38 weigh about 3 Kgs and continue to build the fat stores that will help regulate body temperature after birth. Your little one’s organ systems are fully developed and in place, but the lungs will be last to reach maturity.

Week Thirty Nine

Your baby has reached full term this week and is waiting to greet the world! If your water breaks, call your healthcare provider immediately.



Here are a few common experiences that you go through during your third trimester:

  1. Craving or eating too often

With your trimester going on, you would be gaining weight. Sometimes while eating you may even feel full as your uterus is pressing your stomach. Here are some of the interesting cravings pregnant women have during their pregnancy.


2. Keep moving

As long as you’re not at risk for delivering a preterm baby, exercise is safe in the third trimester. But if you’re used to doing exercise, discuss with your doctor whether you should continue your routine.


3. Rest up

Feeling uncomfortable and going to the bathroom a lot at night can leave you tired. Use a body pillow when sleeping and limit your liquid and food intake after 6 p.m. To combat fatigue during the day, take a five-minute break every hour. Sit back, relax, do deep-breathing exercises or take a walk to rejuvenate yourself.


4. Anxiety

All pregnant women are nervous about how they are going to handle motherhood especially if they are expecting their first child. Babycell has an initiative “Mummy Ki Paathshaala” where they teach women about the journey towards motherhood

5. Planning the future

All to-be-parents, plan their baby’s future well in advance. They plan their child’s school, clothes, food, etc. Some parents also bank their baby’s stem cells with private banks. Babycell is one of leading stem cell banks in India –

Hope this helps you through the final leg of your pregnancy!


The best way to record your baby’s first year!

The first year of a baby’s life is full of surprises and excitement. You have a new-born who is completely dependent on you who eventually grows up into a kid, runs around the house and keeps you on your toes! As parents, it is important to make memories of baby’s first steps, first words, and first moments!

So here are a few ideas that will help you record your baby’s ‘firsts’ in the best possible way!

  1. Capture each moment

Yes, most parents would be doing this already! It does not have to be a professional shoot, but just capturing all the moments are very important. Most parents have filled up their Instagram and Facebook with loads of cute and candid pictures!

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2. Document your baby’s growth and milestones

A scrap book is a perfect option to record your baby’s firsts. You can write a little about feelings of baby’s daddy, granny, grandpa and other family members. The book need not be fancy but should have all the moments and milestones recorded.  Here are some #DIY scrapbook ideas –

bbb3. Shoot the second

Besides having a photo album, you can capture the first laugh or the first word in the form of a video. There is nothing better than seeing the actual footage of the baby’s adorable actions and compile into a video.


4. A trunk of memory

Sometimes physical things have more value than pictures or a video. You can collect all the first things of your baby, like his/her first toy, or the first pair of clothing etc. You can make a box of all these things and save it. Also, the younger sibling could use the same toys or clothes to inculcate the value of sharing and bringing them emotionally closer.



5. A personalized calendar

Sometimes it is good to record the time and date of the events. As many people like to remember first things through dates, you should record the baby’s too. Like the first day he/she crawled could be recorded through the date. With this, you could even record the baby’s progress and you will know exactly how the baby is developing and growing.  Here are some cute ideas –

6. 365 days of the baby!

There was a trend on Instagram with 100 days of the baby. Similarly, there could be 365 days of the baby recording each and every move of the baby day on day. This will help you understand the progress of the baby. It is interesting in the first few days as the baby’s look and habits keep changing daily.


7. Month on month recording

If you don’t have the time to record each day, you can make an infographic or a summary about the progress of the baby month on month. You could have few things which you can record regularly every month. Like the weight of the baby at the end of the month or their every new first in the month.


Here are a few ideas that we have shared. But if you have done something innovative, do share and the most unique answer will win an exciting prize!!

Celebrate your baby’s firsts, they don’t come back!


What To Expect When You Are Expecting – Heidi Murkoff

What To Expect When You Are Expecting – Heidi Murkoff

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Regardless of everything we had heard about this book, it turned out to be the ‘Bible’ on the bookshelf for most pregnant ladies. We have sourced real book reviews from to-be-moms and let’s see what they have to say about this:-

1. Rathi Jain:- With its easy to understand, month-by-month account of what to expect for those nine months. Also it has an easy to understand question and answer format which tackles questions most pregnant women have. Though I found the tone of the book too ‘sickly sweet’ and their references to the size of the foetus almost nauseating to a point, by and large the book was useful. Once you are through with this book and you are holding your baby, buy the next one in the series – What to Expect In The First Year. To read more:- 2. Deepika: This book has benefitted me in ways more than I thought. The way it deals with the never-exhausting details of pregnancy is unbelievable. It contains the right amount of information, described in the simplest of words yet significantly backed by medical facts. When anxiety, apprehension and curiosity are such big parts of pregnancy, reading through a book like this keeps you informed, aware, confident and prepared. Recommending this to every woman who’s contemplating the idea of

2. Deepika: This book has benefitted me in ways more than I thought. The way it deals with the never-exhausting details of pregnancy is unbelievable. It contains the right amount of information, described in the simplest of words yet significantly backed by medical facts. When anxiety, apprehension and curiosity are such big parts of pregnancy, reading through a book like this keeps you informed, aware, confident and prepared. Recommending this to every woman who’s contemplating the idea of child-birth, who’s already pregnant and postpartum moms. 3. Nirmala: Detailed description

3. Nirmala: Detailed description about the changes which happens month to month. It also covers the problems and difficulties faced during pregnancy and also ways to overcome it in few cases. Overall I recommend it strongly. 4. Raffi Darrow: I was a devotee of What to Expect, and also What to Expect the First Year. I learned a lot about what I was going through in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and learned what to look for in the coming months from its successor. To read more: Credits and References:

4. Raffi Darrow: I was a devotee of What to Expect, and also What to Expect the First Year. I learned a lot about what I was going through in What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and learned what to look for in the coming months from its successor.

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Role of cord blood in curing juvenile diabetes

What is Juvenile Diabetes?

Juvenile Diabetes/Type 1 diabetes develops when a child’s pancreas stops producing enough insulin. Insulin lets blood sugar-also called glucose-enter the body’s cells, where it is used for energy. Without insulin, the amount of sugar in the blood rises above a safe level. As a result, children experience high and low blood sugar levels from time to time. High blood sugar can damage blood vessels and nerves throughout the body and increases your child’s risk of eye, kidney, heart, blood vessel, and nerve diseases.

Experts do not know what causes type 1 diabetes. But the cause may involve family history and maybe environmental factors like diet or infections.

Juvenile Diabetes is the 2nd most common chronic childhood disease in the world. It is estimated that India is housing about 97,700 children with Juvenile Diabetes. Surprisingly India has more diabetes patients than the United States.

Current treatment: Insulin is the only injection-based medicine that can keep blood sugar levels in a healthy range. It cannot reverse the disease.

Role of Cord Blood in Curing Diabetes: Infusing cord blood stem cells into the body, scientists  have proven that it can slow down the immune system’s attack on pancreatic cells producing insulin and perhaps replace them with healthy cells.

Results: So far 11 diabetic children aged 2 to 10 have been treated with their own cord blood. The follow up lasted between 3 and 31 months. The study concluded that stem cell transplant is a permanent cure and the treatment is feasible and safe.

Benefit: 1 in 3 Indians could be benefited with this novel cord blood stem cell therapy to treat diabetes.




Interesting facts that you may not know about stem cells and stem cell research

Why is everyone opting for stem cell banking in India and why should you be interested in cord blood stem cells?
Cord blood is the blood that’s found in umbilical cord, the cord that connects mother and baby. Cord blood stem cells have an enormous potential to repair, heal and regenerate. These cells are the basics of our cellular system. These multipurpose cells can be differentiated to become specific or specialised cells, and they can help treat more than 80 diseases.

The field of stem cells and umbilical cord blood stem cell banking is very interesting to study because people could actually get an idea about the real process through which a bunch of stem cells can transform into a huge array of trillions of healthy functional cells that are crucial for living.
Interesting facts about stem cells:-
All new – Thanks to umbilical cord blood stem cells they have a potential to give you whole new skin approximately every four weeks, a new gut lining every few days and a staggering 2 million new red blood cells every second.
All fresh – Researchers discovered umbilical cord blood is the richest and fresh source of stem cells since cord blood stem cells are unexposed to the external environment.

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Skin on demand – Doctors have discovered that cord blood stem cells can regenerate into epithelial cells and grow entire sheets of epidermis in the lab, only with no hair or sweat glands. This new skin can be used as grafts for patients with severe burns or other skin disorders.
One for the family – Your newborn baby’s cord blood stem cells are a 100% match for the baby and a suitable match for the sibling and other family members too! Now you know why you should opt for cord blood stem cell banking

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Lifesavers – In the last 25 years, more than 35,000 patients have received umbilical cord blood transplants –mostly for treatment of leukemia, lymphoma, metabolic disorders, immune deficiencies and other blood disorders.
There are 2 types of stem cell treatments (treatment using own stem cells or donated stem cells): Autologous and allogeneic ways are the two main types of stem cells transplants. When a patient receives stem cells from his own cord blood, he is said to undergo autologous cord blood stem cells transplant, whereas in case of allogeneic transplant, cord blood stem cells donated by another individual’s umbilical cord blood are used for the treatment.

As a result, a prerequisite for allogeneic transplant is to find a donor match. Specific proteins known as the human leukocyte antigen found on the surface of each stem cell making each person’s tissue unique, are assessed to obtain an identical donor. However, in case of autologous transplants, HLA matching is not required.
Cord blood Stem Cells for Type 1 Diabetes: Stem cell research works to treat a variety of degenerative diseases, but an interesting fact is that they are also used in diabetes research. A study has proven injecting cord blood stem cells into the pancreas could cause them to develop into insulin-producing beta cells, replacing the damaged cells.
Should YOU support stem cell research and stem cell banking?
Stem cells have miraculous powers. It is thus important to understand the basics of stem cells and support their research because they have proven to be extremely useful in treating a wide range of diseases for which no effective treatment is present. Thus, these cord blood stem cells have the potential to unlock the key to successful treatment for the most deadly diseases, such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, pediatric stroke, blood cancers, HIV, which have been troubling mankind since ages, and if in any unfortunate scenario can affect you or your loved ones, doctors and scientists recommend a newborn baby’s stem cells are preserved upcoming baby’s stem cells and expecting parents must opt for the best stem cell banking facility in India.