Do you still remember the day you held your newborn child for the first time? Many would suggest the feeling to be of pure joy, and many would say, "I\u2019d do anything for this little bub of mine!". If you're currently pregnant with your first child, don\u2019t worry, that incomprehensible emotion will come to you soon enough. Photo Credit: Jonathan Borba from Pexels However, this promise translates to hard work just days (even hours) after that delightful exchange. Some mothers wonder what they have gotten themselves into. Others may be worried that they won\u2019t be a good mother. There are those who feel helpless, too! But we are not made to be perfect mothers \u2013 just present and providing mothers. For Emily, a mother of\u00a0 two, it was a conscious effort for her to be present with her children, but she knew that providing for them needed the expertise of others. That\u2019s why she decided to store the umbilical cord-derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells (CordMSCs\u00ae) of her two children. Don\u2019t be taken aback by this sciencey term. CordMSCs\u00ae are powerful super-cells found in the umbilical cord (we\u2019ll be more specific in a bit). It's the youngest and most primitive source of MSCs that can be obtained from the human body. It can transform into cells specific for almost any part of the body and essential for repairing organs. When Emily heard about it, she was sceptical. How can the cells from the umbilical cord of her child be useful to help possible future diseases? She was in a limbo between being hopeful and afraid of being conned. She consulted a few of her friends. Some of the mothers she spoke to expressed regret that they did not save the CordMSCs\u00ae when they gave birth; others who did heave a sigh of relief, knowing that they've made the right decision. One mother highly recommended CordMSCs\u00ae. Photo Credit: Bongkarn Thanyakij from Pexels She then did an intensive research on CordMSCs\u00ae and found it to be pretty impressive. When Motherhood asked about what attracted her to jump on the CordMSCs\u00ae bandwagon, she revealed a few sciencey points (yes, she did her research!). Check out what she had to say about CordMSCs\u00ae! Learn About CordMSCs\u00ae From A Mum Who Did Her Research Photo Credit: CryoCord Malaysia Emily: First and foremost, I think it's important to know what CordMSCs\u00ae are. They are Mesenchymal Stem Cells found in the umbilical cord \u2013 the part named Wharton\u2019s Jelly. It's like a wrap that protects the blood vessels inside the cord. These MSCs are the most primitive; different from the ones you can find in other parts of our body \u2013 like the bone marrow. Because it's so primitive, it can differentiate into cells for a specific part of the body to repair the damage. Motherhood: From the top of your head, can you tell us a unique property of CordMSCs\u00ae? Emily: You know how superheroes get a tip on which area is in danger, and they'll hurry over to save the day? CordMSCs\u00ae are the superheroes that answer to this call \u2013 rushing over to the damaged area and quickly replacing the damaged cells through differentiating themselves to fit the role. Something like a shape-shifter! Photo Credit: CryoCord Malaysia Motherhood: You mentioned something about CordMSCs\u00ae as opposed to the ones in the bone marrow. Can you elaborate a little bit on what you know? Emily: Like I said earlier, CordMSCs\u00ae are the most primitive, therefore it contains minimal damage from pollution or aging. It's easy and non-invasive to collect as compared to the bone marrow. It's painless and causes no harm to the baby and mother. Plus, CryoCord (the stem cell bank I use) takes the CordMSCs\u00ae and expands their numbers in their lab before storing them, so there will always be enough cells available and ready to be used. When there's an emergency when I need MSCs, I don\u2019t want to be on a hunt for someone who has a suitable match and can donate their MSCs. The process is extensive and expensive! I don\u2019t want to go through that hassle and emotional roller coaster during a health emergency. Motherhood: Do you know what types of diseases that can be treated by CordMSCs\u00ae? Emily: You probably can get a list of it online, but I think the ones that made an impression were heart diseases and diabetes. Photo Credit: CryoCord Malaysia Motherhood: Is there a reason why you chose CryoCord instead of other stem cell bank providers? Emily: I believe that they are transparent with what they do. I'm not in the dark about their operations with the collected MSCs. I feel assured to know that the facilities in which my children\u2019s MSCs are stored in a world-class facility with comprehensive coverage. I also know that whenever my children need those stem cells, there are enough and ready to be used. Well, there you have it, mums! To provide and protect your children from possible diseases, get in touch with CryoCord about banking your baby\u2019s umbilical cord stem cells today. You can also check out CryoCord\u2019s plans and pricing on their website. Alternatively, you could always speak to a CryoCord representative here.