Anja Health Blog

All things pregnancy, cord blood banking, women's health, and more.

Planning Your Baby's Birth

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April 24, 2022

When pregnant women plan on giving birth to their babies, they generally come up with a birthing plan. The birth plan can help you to take control of your birthing experience and in many cases, it can help to calm your anxiety. A birthing plan is a set of instructions for the mother's prefere...

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How is a pregnancy calculated?

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April 23, 2022

A lot of women find out they are pregnant at different stages, but typically always during the first trimester. Whether it be an at home test or a visit to the doctor, at some point in your pregnancy you will be given a due date, and be told how far along you are, measured in weeks. There are var...

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If I saved my cord blood, could I bank it myself?

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April 22, 2022

Cord blood stem cells can specifically only survive if they are cryopreserved at extreme temperatures (generally around -190 degrees Celsius). It also needs to be processed properly in order to separate stem cells from the umbilical cord, the blood inside of it, and the placenta. As a result, i...

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How are Cord Blood Registry (CBR), ViaCord, HealthBanks, Cryo-Cell, StemCyte, and Anja Health different?

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April 21, 2022

Anja Health is the first POC, womxn-owned cord blood bank. Our founder, Kathryn Cross, founded Anja Health because of her younger brother, Andrew, who she named the company after. A...

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How much does cord blood banking cost?

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April 20, 2022

Cord blood banking at Anja Health is 35% cheaper than the industry standard and currently the cheapest option in the industry. For 20 years of storage, Anja Health parents can choose from 3 different options that we have:Cord blood: $35/mo.Cord blood & cord tissue: $65/m...

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Many of Anja's blog posts are reviewed by qualified healthcare professionals. Anja's blog content is for informational or educational purposes only, and does not substitute professional medical advice or consultations with healthcare professionals.