Umbilical Cord

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Registered: 09-18-2007
Umbilical Cord
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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 7:14pm

Do you guys have plans for the umbilical cord? we considered saving it with the first pregnancy but it was too expensive we just couldn't do it. I read that some people donate it. Has anybody done that? How do you find the people who need cord blood? I don't trust donating it to the hospital because they will make the patient pay for it. I would rather find somebody who needs it but I will make plans with the doctor to just donate it to the hospital eventually if there is no way I can find a person who needs it.

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Registered: 03-09-2004
Tue, 10-18-2011 - 8:35pm
We delay cutting the cord until it stops pulsating, therefore baby gets all of the blood!

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Registered: 09-18-2007
Wed, 10-19-2011 - 2:00pm

hmmmm, didn't even know you can do that. That adds to the options we have.

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