Looking back on each of my pregnancies, I can vividly recall my excitement and nerves. My main concern was that each of my baby’s be delivered happily and healthily. Isn’t that what every expectant parent wants in the end? A happy and healthy baby. During the process of preparing for the baby’s arrival many preparations are put in place… decorating the nursery, deciding whether or not to cloth diaper, hospital tours and in some cases securing a trusted pediatrician and arranging for your baby’s cord blood to be cyrogenically stored. One thing is for sure though…. preparing for a baby can be get expensive for the average family, as can the procedures  and precautions.

Personally I can tell you that I have never participated in cord blood banking. While my midwives educated me on the benefits of cord blood banking, it was a personally decision to forego it. For those who are unaware… Cord blood banking is referred to as the excess blood that remains in some of the blood vessels of the placenta and a portion of the umbilical cord after birth. Cord blood contains normal elements of blood — red and white blood cells, platelets and plasma. Cord blood is also rich in blood-forming stem cells, similar to those found in bone marrow. Cord blood is increasingly being used for experimentation purposes to see if it is a good fit for use as an alternative to bone marrow. To date there have been over 21,000 cord blood transplants using samples from cord blood storage programs.

In order to ensure effective storage and development, cord blood should be banked using a cord blood storage program. The process that comes along with cord blood collection is painless. It’s a process that does not interfere or pose risk to the health of you and/or your baby.

Insception is hoping to make costs a little more easy for parents looking to store cord blood. They are offering a $100 coupon for it’s cord blood storage services. To redeem the coupon you simply have to register with Insception Lifebank. All that you will need at the time of registration to obtain your coupon is your name and baby’s due date. Your due date is needed so the facility has time to ensure your spot is reserved for the cord blood sample. The coupon you will then reserved is personalized to your due date and will expire 10 days after the expected birth.

To learn more about cord blood, and the storage service check out the following video:

Are you an expectant parent, who is cord blood ready? Check out Insception and consider obtaining your coupon.

Disclosure – I was compensated for this sponsored post made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. Coupons for this promotion are available to Canadian residents only. American registrations are welcome but unfortunately do not qualify for the coupons. 

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