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I just wrote this blog for empoweredmommies.com and I wanted to share it with you.

You just found out that you are pregnant, and your wondering: what to do now. You are overwhelmed with excitement and fear all at the same time, you want to make sure and give your child everything it needs and more. These emotions start well  before your baby is even born. You might start by picking out paint colors for the nursery, and picking out names, but there is one important decision you might completely overlook. This decision is weather or not to bank your babies cord blood. Many expecting parents tend to forget about this option all together, or they just don’t understand how to go about making it happen.

 To avoid confusion at an already hectic time I’m going give you THREE easy steps you can take to get the process started.

1.)  Begin by choosing a bank. IMPORTANT: Make sure and do your research, all banks are different.

2.) Once you choose a bank, register with the bank, fill out the paperwork, and get your cord blood kit.

3.) Make your health care facility and or doctor aware of your decision to save the cord, so they will be properly equip for the collection.

Once you start the process you will see how easy it really is. And you will feel much more at ease knowing that you are banking your new bundle of joys cord blood. Cord blood banking is a process that takes very little time and could make the difference between life and death for your family in the future.

TIP: Decide early on in your pregnancy to save the cord so you will not feel rushed at the last minute and you and your doctor will be ready for delivery day!

Any questions about Cord blood feel free to ask!!

Together We CAN Help Save Lives,

Natalie Curry