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Cord Blood Banking: What You Should Know

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Mother with newborn baby in the hospital.
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What is cord blood banking?


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What is public cord blood banking?


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What is private cord blood banking?


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How is cord blood banking done?


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What is delayed cord clamping, and how does it impact cord blood banking?


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Can you do cord blood banking with a cesarean delivery?


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Can you do cord blood banking with a home birth?


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How much does cord blood banking cost?


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How do you pick a bank for cord blood storage?


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Does cord blood banking hurt?


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Who should consider cord blood banking?


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Why isn’t autologous cord blood banking recommended?


Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

@RobinPregnancy

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and the award-winning pregnancy and parenting author of “The Complete Illustrated Guide to Pregnancy” and more than 10 other books. Between her nine children, teaching childbirth classes, and attending births for more than two decades, she has built up an impressive and practical knowledge base. You can follow Robin on Twitter @RobinPregnancy, Instagram, and Facebook.