We did not do it with our DD and a friend of our did not do it with number 1 or 2. Their first born was diagnosed with leukemia at two years of age. The stems cells collected from their 3rd baby was used to treat it. We are definitely going to do it with our second.
jules- my husband watched a show on it, where the mother was diagnosed with lukemia before she got pregnant, when she did get pregnant she was about to undergo chemo. the doctors told her if she didnt terminate her pregnancy she would die from not getting treatment. She refused and delivered a healthy baby boy, they collected the cord blood. She then underwent chemo which did not help her lukemia at all, she suggested giving her her sons cord blood! She is 100% healthy today and has no lukemia. She gave her son life so he could save hers.... What an amazing story. That is why my hubby wants to get it done they know it can cure certain diseases.
Here in Canada its about $2000 for 18 years of freezing, it seems like alot but they have payment plans and really if it saves your childs live its worth it.
I've been thinking about banking my baby's cord blood too. It just seems like such a great idea just INCASE something happens. I'd hate to think I could've done it if I didn't, then needed it. I'm in the same boat as y'all though with not knowing which company to go through.
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