Cord Blood Banking
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baby4us - April 3

Are any of you ladies considering.. or have considered Cord Blood Banking??

I have been reseaching the different companies... but I had to stop to ask myself.. is this completely necessary? Are they playing on our fears to have a healthy baby?? Of course I would do anything in my power to have a healthy baby and healthy child... but is the added expense (and annual fees)of cord blood banking worth it?

Your thoughts and comments are most appreciated!

 

justme - April 3

Well, I am not sure what to tell you about that. We didn't do it for my DD and we are opting not to this time again. My DH and I discussed it and decided that it is such a small risk that something would happen that it could help. Plus the money factor.

I think you may be right that they are playing on our fears as a parent, but then again, if my child had something that the cord blood could help, I would wish I had it. It is a hard decision.

 

baby4us - April 4

I feel the exact same way Justme! Thanks for letting me know.. I am looking into donating the cord blood now... but again.. I don't feel like I have enough info either way.. some of these companies have gone all out with their marketing and sales.. an dI don't want to get swayed by a convincing sales pitch!!!

 

fiso - April 4

Hi Baby4us. I talked to my doc about that and since my brother had leukemia when he was 10 and we had to do a bone marrow transplant (there is only the 2 of us and I was a match), my doc recommended that would be a good thing for us to store the cord blood.
I'm leaning towards that option but at the same time,. it's not that cheap. Not sure yet what we are going to do.

 

baby4us - April 5

Good to know.. I am still doing my research.. so haven't made up my mind yet.. we shall see!

 

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