The Baby Gift That Keeps on Giving – Umbilical Cord Donation!

Here is an article that made both my Mummy head and Scientist head happy this week, so in a change from my normal format, I’m making cord blood donation my reason to be cheerful. When a baby is born, the placenta and left over blood in the umbilical chord are just chucked in the clinical… Continue reading The Baby Gift That Keeps on Giving – Umbilical Cord Donation!

Reasons to be Cheerful – New beginings

If you saw my last post on the blog, you’ll know we spent the weekend out in our garden, welcoming the first spring flowers and preparing for warmer, longer days to come. I think there is some ancient part of us northern Europeans that is always relieved by those first, bright little promises, that winter is coming… Continue reading Reasons to be Cheerful – New beginings