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Expectant Parents Prepare For Life After Birth

They learn about cord blood stem cells and sleep patterns

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Greenwich, CT | Added on August 22, 2014 At 01:20 PM

Pregnancy can be a fun, yet confusing time. 

"There's a lot of books. There's way too much information the web. You get not here, and three hours later, you're completely confused about what's normal for a newborn," said Alison Bevan, a Pediatric Sleep Specialist. 

Cryo-Cell International joins with the Center for Advanced Pediatrics  to hold a Happy, Healthy Baby Fair at Giggle in Greenwich. They are helping expectant mothers learn about what to expect after birth, beginning with cord blood stem cells. 

"This forum here allows us to introduce the options that parents have for preserving the master stem cells in the baby's umbilical cord and cord tissue," said Marion Welch, a Corporate Educator at Cryo-Cell International. 

It is mandated in the State of Connecticut for parents to be educated on their options with cord blood stem cells. 

"These stem cells now are being used in a new field called regenerative medicine for neurological treatment for cardiovascular and hearing disorders. So, we want to make sure parents really know about this, and make a very informed decision before their baby is born," said Welch. 

A sleep coach also answers questions about sleep patterns of newborns. 

"I have a list of 12 tips for healthy sleep. They are just tips they aren't rules. They are gentle ways that parents can start to encourage healthy sleep habits from the moment that they bring their baby home," said Bevan. 

And it's not only the baby's sleep she talks about. 

"Everybody in the early months is going to be up a lot, they aren't going to have a lot of sleep. If parents can trade off tending to the baby throughout the night, it's great," said Bevan. 

For more information on the events and core blood stem cells, email 

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