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The Greatest Gifts to Give Your Growing Family

As expecting parents, I'm sharing the greatest gifts that you can give to your growing family this holiday season.

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Published December 13, 2016

by Nina Spears

The Baby Chick®: Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Expert

We are rushing to complete our shopping lists with the holidays approaching. We’re trying to think of and purchase the perfect gifts for our loved ones. This is always a difficult task… at least it is for me. But when you really think about it, what are the most important gifts in life? I would have to say they are health, time, and love, especially if you have a little bun in the oven. All you are hoping and praying for this holiday season is for your baby to be healthy, have a long and happy life, and for your little one to know they are loved forever.

As healthy people, the majority of us take our health for granted. You aren’t as concerned about tomorrow when you are blessed with good health and a healthy pregnancy. You aren’t thinking about the time you have left with your child on this earth. And we immediately assume that our loved ones and baby know how much they are loved. But honestly, nothing in life is guaranteed. I’m partnering with Americord today to present you with the greatest gifts you can give your growing family: health, time, and love. With Americord, you can give these precious gifts to your soon-to-be little one, which will also be gifts to the whole family. Here’s how…


Americord is a leader in the advancement of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta tissue banking. As a private bank, they collect, process, and store stem cells for future medical or therapeutic use by the family who saves them. The reason why more and more families are banking stem cells is that:

  1. Cord blood stem cells can become any of the blood cells and components in our bodies — red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and more. Amazing!
  2. Cord tissue cells can also transform into organs, muscles, skin, and bone.
  3. Stem cells from cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta tissue can be used to treat over 80 serious diseases. This includes conditions such as leukemia, lymphoma, osteoporosis, and more.

As an expecting mama, the ultimate prayer is to have a healthy child. Of course, we at Baby Chick want the best for you and your growing child, but should things not go as we all hope and pray, it’s comforting to know that options like these exist. Banking these stem cells can provide your family with a healthy future. Fortunately, the list of these things stem cells can help with and cure keeps growing. Banking with Americord can help guarantee the gift of health for the family.


We all want more time with our loved ones. This is a given. And we know that a healthy future ensures us more time with our family. However, when we think of baby’s cord blood and cord tissue stem cells, we understand that they are a 100% genetic match for your baby. But did you know your placenta tissue is a 100% genetic match for you (mom)? This is incredible because when you bank your placenta tissue, you are gifting yourself the gifts of health and time. Your placenta tissue can then be used to grow into organ cells, muscle tissue, skin, and bone if you need it in the future. This gives you more time with the ones you love so dear.


Love is a beautiful thing. When you go out of your way to think of and invest in the health and happiness of your family, that is true love. By banking your baby’s cord blood stem cells, you are not only investing in your child but also gifting your relatives the gifts of health and time. The reason is those stem cells could potentially be used to help your family members if needed in the future. Cord blood is a 50% genetic match for siblings and a 25% match for parents. There are even cases of cord tissue being a genetic match for grandparents! To have something that can save a life is a real gift of love.

If you’re an expecting mama, banking your baby’s cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta tissue gives you all these greatest gifts. So give yourself peace of mind and check out Americord. The ability to cover your baby, your family, and yourself is the perfect thing to get or give this holiday season.

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Nina is The Baby Chick® & Editor-in-Chief of Baby Chick®. She received her baby planning certification in early 2011 and began attending births that same year. Since then, Nina has… Read more

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