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Third Stage of Labour: Natural or Managed?

The third stage of labour is finally a topic of conversation. While we’ve been able to have democratic discussions with our midwives and doctors about most of our birthing preferences for many years, the third stage of labour has long been veiled in approximately six parts indifference and four parts...

umbilical cord stump care

How to care for baby’s umbilical cord stump

Taking care of your newborn baby’s umbilical cord stump is one of the first challenges of parenthood and can be a nerve-wracking experience. Here are 5 simple steps to help you keep your little one’s budding belly-button healthy and happy. Shortly after your baby’s birth, her umbilical cord will...

Delayed Cord Clamping

Can I have Delayed Cord Clamping and Umbilical Cord Blood Banking?

Delayed cord clamping has been linked to health benefits for both mother and baby. But what does this mean for umbilical cord blood collection and transplantation? Is it possible to enjoy the best of both worlds? Stem Cell Scientists from Biovault and University College London, as well as the Parents’ Guide to Cord Blood...

Our Top 10 FAQs

1. How does the process work? We will send you an information pack that will contain everything you need to read, complete and return to us in order to join Biovault Family. Once you are entirely happy and we have received everything we will then take the first payment...

New Article by Dr. Robert G. Schwartz of Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Looks at Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for Knees

D Robert G. Schwartz, the principal of Greenville, SC-based Piedmont Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, P.A., has published a new article that looks at the benefits of stem cell therapy for knees, and highlights it as a viable and in many cases preferred alternative to arthroscopy or knee joint replacement....

Mother of twins explains cord blood decision

Naomi Keep, who recently gave birth to twins, talks about her awareness of the potential of cord blood and why she trusted us process and store for her family… 1. When did you first hear about cord blood banking? I became aware of it after a scan that indicated...

Girl With High-Risk Leukemia Saved With Stem Cells From Umbilical Cord Donation

Washington girl is celebrating being cancer-free after she was diagnosed with high-risk leukemia at just 9 years old. When doctors failed to find a traditional bone marrow or stem cell donor for transplant, they turned to stem cells taken from donated umbilical cords to try and save her life....

Umbilical cord blood used to treat Sickle Cell Disease in the UK

A boy who received an umbilical cord blood stem cell transplant to treat his Sickle Cell disease is now cured. Kosi Okoli received in late 2010, cord blood stem cells in the hope of curing his disease for which he was receiving several blood transfusions a month for. For...

Generation of Liver Bud from pluripotent stem cells

Human livers grown from stem cells and material from umbilical cord

Tiny functioning human livers have been grown using stem cells and umbilical cord material in a laboratory by scientists at a Japanese University. The team at the Yokohama City University were reproducing the earliest stages of liver development by using  three types of cells – two types of stem cells...